Sunday, March 18, 2012

A passionate thought is one thing, a passionate action is everything.

I love passion! Don't you love passion? It's just so powerful to feel it.

That's why we flock to those big seminars, where everyone gets fired up to take on the world! I love, love, LOVE those!!

O'course then we get back home... with our old habits just waiting by the door... and before we know it, the afterglow has faded like a dream.

Why do you think that is?


Hint: why do you THINK that is?


Thoughts don't last... They fleet. So when you emotionalize them, they go away.

But aren't we supposed to think positive, passionate thoughts?

Sure, but only as a START.

The real key is to emotionalize our ACTIONS instead. An action is the concrete form of a thought. It's the only thing that gets RESULTS in this world.

Passion is power, so adding it to an action will help it go farther.

But HOW?? you wonder...

The answer is simple...

DO what you love and LOVE what you do.

I know that might seem TOO simple, so let me put it another way...

Stop THINKING about it and get going!!

Ya feel me?

Keep the light on,

Friday, November 11, 2011

Focus on what you need, not on what you don't have.

Sometimes what we need and what we don't have sure seem like the same thing, don't they? After all, we look around and they're both nowhere to be found... but they are so completely different. In fact, one of them will NEVER be found.

You'll get what you look for... and if you look for nothing, that's exactly what you'll get.

The first thing to do is actually not focus on either one; not your need or your lack. Instead, the first thing to focus on is what you WANT. What's your desired outcome? How clearly do you see it? How badly do you want it?

And what are you willing to do to get it?

Then, and only then, will you be able to measure the distance between you and that vision.

When you do that, the needs will present themselves.

Not sure of the first step? Don't look for one. Look instead back at the vision, and see the need that's one step ahead of it... then in front of that one.

It's called "starting with the end in mind"

And just keep aiming back to you, now... step... by... step... need... by... need.

The first step will come to you... literally.

Then all you've got to do is take it.

Keep the light on,

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Fill yourself up with the Now now and you'll have plenty of Now left over for later.

You want to know something amazing? I'm writing this in my Now and you're reading it in yours. Now isn't that something?

'Now' really is a wonderful experience. It's so tied in with Life itself. Yet how often do we spend that precious time lost in some other time? We're busy thinking about something in the past or planning for something in the future that we completely miss the connection to all of it.

The thing that's really astonishing though is how easy it is to get back to Now.

Simply pay attention. Don't do anything about the past and future... For a moment, just pay attention to the moment.

And once you get into the groove, stay in the groove. Keep connecting with each moment that comes by.

That way you can have your Now now and more Now later.

Keep the light on,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's all make believe until you make what you believe.

Do you remember being a kid, imagining dragons in the clouds and believing that you could be anything you dreamed about?

Do you know why your life turned out differently? Not because you 'grew up' or 'got real' but because you started to believe in other things.

The magic still works, you just started playing different tricks.

Now you imagine th at the dragons are at your door and that who you are 'supposed' to be is much smaller than a child's imagination.

It's only 'too late' if you believe it is... It's only impossible if you say so...

Yet just imagine what life could be like if we let our imaginations lead the way.

Can you imagine?

Keep the light on,

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Don't regret so much that you'll regret it later.

I have a friend who's biggest regret is that he lost so much time regretting his past. He's probably regretting that he's doing that right now.

It's not that he was doing anything particularly wrong back then... except not enjoying it... not living in it. But why try to live in the past now, when you didn't do it when you were there?

(How can you have regrets if you didn't gret in the first place?)

There's no fix for that... but the thing to do about it is LIVE NOW.

Yeah, just live now.

It's not like you have to do anything special to get here, now... so just be here, now.

There's no time for regrets now, or later, if you fill this moment up with NOW.

...and if you're all filled up with Now now, you won't have room for regret later either.

So now, what's it gonna be?

Now now now,

Keep the light on!

Friday, September 09, 2011

A painting rises above the paint.

When you look at a work of art, you don't really see the paint, do you? You see the colors, the subject, the story, the artist's loving hand... all sorts of things... but not necessarily the paint itself.

A true masterpiece rises above all that it is made of.

You are a masterpiece.

So don't get so bogged down in the little bits of you. They are a part of... but apart from... all that is you.

And don't just rise above one little bit of you... rise above it all.

Keep the light on.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

If everything goes exactly as planned, it's time for bigger plans.

It sure is nice when everything goes according to plan, isn't it? So easy; fun, even. After all, failure's bad for us, right?

Or is it?

If EVERY SINGLE THING goes EXACTLY as planned, could it be possible that you just haven't been planning BIG enough?

Failure is actually good for us. It shows us what DOESN'T work. It gives us the opportunity to learn and adapt and grow, so that we can have bigger success next time. Failures mean that you're not playing it "safe"... it means you're out where the bigger rewards are.

It's important to plan for failure... Not plan TO fail, but plan FOR failure... build it in. Become flexible enough to handle whatever comes up along the way.

And be comfortable not knowing.

I have an upcoming event I'm planning for now and there are parts that I just don't know. Oh, I know what I WANT... I know how I'd like it to be... but if I think what I know now is all there is to know... then I'm in for a big surprise when the time comes.

That's what Plans B, C, D... and Z are for... and then "Plan Whatever" after that... and "Plan Wingit" after that.

So think about YOUR plans... are they small enough to succeed... or big enough to go beyond failure?

Keep the light on!