Have you ever felt determined to the point where nothing will stop you from getting what you absolutely have made up your mind to get? As in the picture above, all martial artists start with a white belt and work their way up into mastery depending on how determined you are to go. Where does determination come from? Why are some things much more important for us to accomplish than other things. This can also have a negative twist in that some people are more determined to continue doing things that are harmful to themselves and to others. But why?
The answer lies in what we choose to or maybe not even know we have the power to choose to focus on. The way we focus on something is the way we think about things. Sounds simple because it is. We tend to function each and every day out of the things we value and care about. If you have been taught to care about your life, then it will show in how you choose to make choices that get you a lifestyle that looks like you care, but if you were taught that life isn't worth it and that it's out to get you, well it's going to show up in mighty negative ways! The key word is taught! The very good news is that we can choose how we are going to define the things that we have been through and the way we look at the things that are making us do or not do the things we truly choose to do. Now that is power! Yes- this blog only has power if we choose to accept the message it is trying to convey to you. Accepting something is a choice and the only one that can choose is you!
Re-changing the way you look at things takes effort and determination! It takes roughly about 30 or so days to form a new habit, but it can only take a second to change and choose a different thought. That is the power of the mind! Your mind and everyone who chooses to recognize this power is blessed with the capacity to feel like creators of their own life and not be a victim that feels limited and hopeless. We must tap into this wonderful and great power given to us for free as a result of being a spiritual being of this universe. The great thing about today's technological advances is that we have many ways of discovering and learning about our capabilities like no other time before. Again, it is all going to depend on how determined you are and how you will choose to accept responsibility for your own universal power! Stay determined- it's super worth it!!!
The most beautiful things about life are usually the ones that are free and the only cost is the investment that you make in yourself. It's been an honor and delightful pleasure to see my gorgeous wife Enrich her mind with incredible confidence and self worth to the point of wanting to experience and enjoy a simple walk and encouraging others to do the same. She feels incredibly blessed that she has taken control of her choice of how to be the captain of her own mind and soul!You too too can enjoy the vitality, love and rich experiences that you can choose to create by doing a few simple things.
You see, my wife started walking and wanting to improve her life just to combat feeling claustrophobic in our apartment as we transitioned from Texas back to California. It was a tough time, wondering if I would be employed before we fell into deeper financial hardships, wanting to be here for family, and thinking about retirement as well! As soon as we started walking, something incredible happened- she started feeling the fresh air and focusing on the things she was grateful for instead of the tough challenges that lay ahead.
I insisted that things were going to be okay and that we must continue to trust our creative force and have faith. Believe in what you want, be open to receive it and then wait with open arms and gratitude. Not too long after, things started falling into place and we started feeling healthier and much more grateful for the opportunity to live in such a way that we felt we created our own reality.