Start the New Year on the right track. Make a decision to be the master of your thoughts. What you think has enormous power over what you say to yourself and others, and what will eventually manifest: good, bad, or ugly! The real trick is to harmonize your thoughts, words, and actions. This harmony will put you in the driver’s seat of your life.
As Emerson once said, “the ancestor to every action is a thought”. You first have an idea; then you have a thought; then you have action. It’s important to see the distinctions among them, for if you try to put them together you will lose clarity. At first it may appear that they are all happening at the same time, but this is not the case. If your awareness is high, you will see where one starts and the other takes over.
Where is your energy going? Every day, many people find themselves without adequate energy to carry on with their objectives. Some resort to drugs, alcohol, vitamins, etc. in the hope to reenergize themselves and achieve at peak levels.
Clearly, good natural supplements are helpful, but they won’t create miracles. The truth is that we can only succeed in life when we are creating. Creativity is our inherent state. It has been bestowed upon us by the Prime Creator, Life Force, Nature, God, whatever you prefer to call it.
"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
I believe the renowned painter of the Renaissance who had a long and highly successful life was speaking to this idea of having very high hopes and aims in this famous quotation. The danger is not in false hope, rather it is in no hope or low hopes. Therefore our aims and objectives are diminished by our beliefs before they can be worked on and materialized. You will see what you believe, not the other way around.
“If you look at those particular skills you have developed over the years, the talents that you have exhibited, you will find they are the gifts you opened and enjoyed”.
So, open your gifts! You have many gifts that you’ve never opened. These are the gifts of talent, ability and “reach” that are yours for the taking.