My actions hold the power to change my life!!!

Friday, September 05, 2008


Whether something is possible or impossible for me depends more on what I do about it than on any other factor. My persistent, focused action is what brings possibilities to life!!!

Certainly there are obstacles that stand in my way. And I can choose to use those obstacles as EXCUSES for not taking action.

Or, I can choose to get up, get MOTIVATED and GET BUSY working my way toward the results I seek. Once I begin to take action, the obstacles lose their power to stop me and instead become steps along the pathway to achievement.

The actions necessary for success can often seem to be difficult, complicated, inconvenient, embarrassing, uncomfortable, tiresome or demeaning. I must realize that those undesirable qualities are, for the most part, mere inventions of my mind-- and MY CHOICE to TAKE ACTION will override them every time!!!

When I realize what I must do, then I must go ahead and make it happen. I must STOP focusing on the excuses and start moving toward real, valuable achievement.

My actions hold the power to change my life...
... and to change my world. Make full use of them and I fulfill my greatest dreams.

I painted Psalm 37:3-4 around the top of my office wall.... a year before I began painting.
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    YES! WOOHOO!!! :D The power is in us to choose to act.
    4660 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    Camille, you are so absolutely correct. And, to reinforce your analysis, I'll add a couple of quotes I love from Michael Jordan:

    "I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result."

    and this one:

    "If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

    That, in a nutshell, is what every winner does. And YOU are a winner! I have absolute faith in you. You CAN do this. Accept that. Remember that you can do this if you have a big enough WHY that's motivating you. Think of the whys - your health, your family, your legacy to the world as an artist, the beauty of what you paint - it's all affected by how you feel. And the happier you are, the more everything around you will GLOW and grow and throb with that power that will fill your own heart and motivate you even more and then everything around will glow even more ... and so on!

    Big hugs,

    4660 days ago
    That is the difference between knowing and doing. And I've been told that there is where real wisdom lies, not in knowledge but in applying that knowledge. You can know everything there is to know and be absolutely useless to the world, or you can know a thing or two and act on those things and help countless people. That's what I'm learning now, a lesson they don't teach you in school, and possibly the most important of my life.
    4662 days ago
    OK, you made me look it up:

    3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

    4 Delight yourself in the LORD
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

    Psalm 37:3-4 (NIV)
    4662 days ago
    it's true. you can give people all of the tools for success, but their success really lies in their own hands, in their everyday choices.

    best wishes on your continued success!
    4662 days ago
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