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Is Media Trying To Addict You And Dumb You Down?

“Lots of news. Lots happening. Daily breaking news. Media messages bombard us on TV, newspapers, blogs, internet, social media. We are hit with thousands of messages every moment. We can’t escape it any more than we can escape microwaves and cell towers.

Some think the media manipulates us. It could be that is accurate. It can try, at least. It can wear us down so we are apathetic and don’t care anymore. A lie repeated often enough can be substituted as the truth. We get dumber, not smarter. Yes, it can have this affect.

It may be that it’s designed to make us feel helpless or hopeless. It may be done to control our thinking; tell us what to think and believe. We are products of our family, peer groups and society. Manipulation is not that big of a stretch, to think it not possible.

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However, it doesn’t control you, unless you let it. If you let it run your thoughts, then, yes, perhaps, it has that power to influence. It can’t control you, but it may influence you. If you don’t let it, it can’t. You are in charge. There is a question you might ask about media.

Do I feel more empowered and in charge by what I see and hear daily or do I feel more helpless and hopeless? Evaluate the affect you think it has on you. If you feel less than glorious, less in charge, more helpless and hopeless, then you can act to change it.

There is no reason to remain a victim. Pay attention. Everything is designed to make you an addict. Food additives, MSG, HFCS, and others in processed food. Nicotine in cigarettes. Alcohol. Media which includes movies, books and music. They want us consuming.

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People are addicted to news. People are addicted to BAD news. What we focus on is what we get. I don’t know if it is nefarious. Are there powers trying to dumb down the people for total domination? Perhaps. More likely, just trying to get you to part with your dollars.

Claim your life and your mind and your time and your health back. Take it all back and put yourself in charge of you. Decide what you want and whether or not it gets you closer, or further away, from your hopes, goals and dreams. You are either thriving or dying.

Put a premium on your time because that you NEVER get back. Instead of struggling decide and determine to make life fun. Make it an adventure. Enjoy it. Delight and thrill. Transform it through the renewing of your mind and heart. Practice gratitude. Limit the negativity. Promote the positivity. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Why You Keep Having The Same Problems Over Again And What To Do About It!

“Why do you keep having the same problem again and again? Believe it or not, it’s because the universe supports you. It keeps giving you the lesson over and over and over and over again until you learn the lesson. Universe or subconscious, it is the same thing.

Your story keeps you doing it over and over again because what you say is what you get. You keep repeating to yourself or others the same old chronic conditioning. You keep living out of your conditioned mind and habitual thoughts and beliefs. It’s the same!

It doesn’t change from day to day. Unless, you actually take responsibility to change it. You aren’t responsible for getting conditioned at an early age. It isn’t your fault. You are responsible for changing it as an adult. As you become aware of it, you can change it.

The First Step In Changing Is Becoming Aware

Some ancients would consider this play the wheel of karma. You repeat it until you get it right. You live out your drama trauma until you say, ‘enough already!’  Then you act to change it. That is what it takes. You have to begin by changing your thoughts and beliefs.

You have to change your story and what you think and say to yourself and others. You have to re-write your history and write a fulfilling future. You need to take charge as the author of your life story and write it as you want it to play out. YOU must do this.

But you say, you have done affirmations. Okay, but what is the preponderance of your thinking like? Is it mostly positive or mostly negative? You must shift the balance. You must tip the scale to mostly positive thoughts and energy. That begins the changes.

Become Aware Of What You Are Thinking And Feeling And …

You can affirm positively. You can affirm negatively. Either way you are still affirming. IS your focus MOSTLY on what you want and what you want to be, do and have? Because if it has been mostly on what you do not want you are affirming that and creating that result.

You need understand this. Then stop and take 100% responsibility for creating everything in your life. The good and the bad is all your doing. Some people balk at this thought. They don’t want to believe that they are accountable for everything. I understand that.

I didn’t want to believe it, either. Who does? Think of it as a mental template to organize your thoughts and beliefs, your feelings and actions, and nothing more than that. It doesn’t have to be true or not true to be effective. Think of it as a useful reframe to guide you.

… Recognize The Law Between Your Mood And Circumstances

Focus on what you want. Find or create a way to make it happen. In doing this you’ll be learning how to manifest those things that you desire and eliminate those you don’t. Let the things you don’t want go. Drop them. Stop affirming them. Stop speaking about them.

Write a different story. Speak a different story. Live a different story. Act as if you are the person you want to be, living the life you want to live. Play that out in your mind. Enhance the positive. Accentuate it. Leave the less than glorious behind. Let that stuff go. Drop it! Drop!!

You don’t have to force the negative to leave. You don’t have to quit them. You don’t have to resist them. You just drop them. Withdraw your attention. Focus on what you want. Ignore what you don’t. Leave the old behind. Move forward with the new. AND be patient.

Everything Shows Up In Your Life To Teach You Something

Just as when you plant a seed it takes time to grow and produce fruit. In the meantime, until you get it, until you learn the lessons, you may keep getting the lessons, the  same circumstances, the same people, continue to show up in your life. It is all a blessing for you.

It is a mirror for you. It is the universe or your subconscious, or god or whatever attempting to get you to know who you are beyond your conditioning.  It will show you your conditioning repeatedly, so you become aware of it so you can drop it. Do you understand this?

It is to help you move into your higher self. To live from a new domain. One that is there PRIOR to your conditioning. Your conditioning, my conditioning, masks who we really are. So it is a pretty good deal when you think about it. It is for our GOOD!

Negative Breeds Negative Thoughts – Positive Breeds Positive

You have infinite intelligence, the entire universe, god or whatever you want to call it, working on your behalf. The goal is to recognize who you truly are! Recognize you are a magnificent creator and attractor. You are the one behind the thoughts. You are behind the thinking  and the feelings. You are the source! Accept it. Live it. Embrace it. Celebrated it. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Watch Your Words: You Get What you Say You Will

“You have been talking to yourself and saying things to yourself for years and years. You have been repeating many of the ‘same old things’, perhaps, for decades. You have been telling others, too. You have, haven’t you? You have been repeating a story you tell to all.

Your story is what you think you and life are all about. You tell yourself and others your limitations, problems, setbacks, dashed hopes, worries, anxieties and everything else! Don’t you? My guess is, while some things change, much of your story remains the same.

It is consistent. It is why you are stuck, broken, limited and unable in to move ahead. Yes, at times you may mention your personal resources. Regardless, you, I and everyone, have been repeating stories about ourselves since our childhood. We need to watch it.

What You Say Is What You Get – What You Focus On Expands

The stories may or may not be real. I say they aren’t. Some will argue that. These stories are our reasons, our ‘becauses’, our ‘whys’ for what is. They’re explanations we got from others when we were too young to know the difference. We’ve lived with these for years.

Now, is the time to change your story. If the one you tell doesn’t support you in being the person you want to be, doing the things you’d like to do and having what you want, then it is time to stop telling the old non-supportive story. Swap it for a supportive one.

Make up a new one. The old one was made up. It’s just a fairy tale you believed. Make up a better one; one that is positive, productive, supportive and which helps you live the life you want to live. Change your story for one that works for you, instead of against you.

If You Say What You Have – You Will Have What You Say

The time to do this is right now. There is no better time. Now, is the only time. Do it. Don’t wait. Waste time, no more. Get into it and create the story and the life you want to be living. If you won’t, no one will do it for you. Create your life and make it happen. Yes!

Then you will live the life you design. You will live life on your terms. Tell it the way you want it to be. Tell it as you want it to unfold. Speak it into existence. Re-write your history and fashion your future. Create what you want instead of accepting someone else’s version. Do it! Live, love, laugh. Learn to enjoy. Be grateful. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Transformation Is A Process! Do You Know What Kind?

“Do you get that it IS a training process? Transformation IS a process of conditioning. Just as one learns to swim, ride a bike, play basketball or the piano one learns to be happy, create success, live life on one’s own terms, manage money and become who you want.

It IS a training. Change IS possible through practice. You get better the more you correctly repeat things over time, for a long enough period of time. Mastery IS a life long process. Skill acquisition comes from applying your knowledge. It is real time learning acquisition.

You learn to manage your thoughts and feelings. You learn to motivate and inspire yourself, even when you don’t feel like it. You learn to commit, and to keep your word. You learn to persevere and pursue your goals. You learn to manifest what you want.

Successful People Are Those With Successful Habits

You practice AND you get better. Actors rehearse. Sports players train and condition. People practice skill-sets. The reason you feel down and worried, focused on lack and scarcity, depressed and annoyed, lonely and afraid is because you practiced it over and over.

You didn’t realize you were doing that but that IS what you were doing. To change your life you have to practice NEW and different, useful, productive, positive, supportive skills so that the new ones become new habits. Then the news skills are reliable and automatic.

You SWAP one old skill set for a brand new skill set. How? Through correct practice and enough repetition until your brain gets that you choose the new skills over the old. It takes as much time as it takes. So, practice patience while you are at it. Practice gratitude, too.

Habits Are Difficult To Break So Be Sure And Develop Good Ones

Gratitude seems to speed everything up. Practice being happy now for no reason at all. Act as if you are on top of the world. Practice being the successful you from the future, right now. Feel it, see it, hear it, taste that success right now. Practice it. Live it. Act as if.

Be thankful. Celebrate. Be joyous, peaceful, kind, loving, generous, patient and dedicated. The more you do, the more you can do. Live it. Feel it. Have fun with it. Take it lightly. Make it a game. Let go. Don’t try to win. Just have fun playing. Delight in all. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Live Now How You Want To Be Living Later

I wrote yesterday about celebrating my 1000th consecutive published blog post.Today, is 1001. I point this out because when I undertook writing it was not without some difficulty. I decided it I would write daily. I called this blog daily inspiration and gratitude.

I committed to it. I had no readers but I made a commitment to write daily to inspire and feel gratitude. That decision began everything. I mention this because what we decide to create, what we decide not to create governs us. Our decisions do shape our destiny.

Here is my point and this really isn’t about me, but I use it as an example. I had no idea what kind of commitment writing everyday meant. I only knew I intended to keep it. I knew that by doing so I would develop the habit. I would also WANT to maintain it.

You Provide The Desire And The Action The Universe Responds

I want to not break the chain. I want to keep it going. Hopefully, my writing has improved. I think it has because I have practiced it daily. I look forward to writing and sharing. I am conditioned to write and share. This is how we change. We make the decision first.

We decided what we want. We then begin. We  begin right from where we are at, in whatever condition we are in. We do something each day in service of that decision. The more we do the more we can do. The more we do the better we can get. We practice.

We keep our word and our commitments to ourself and others. We manage and maintain our attitude, thoughts and feelings. We create the actions that make it happen. In doing so we create our reality. We design and make happen what we want. Whatever it is.

Whatever You Can Dream You Can Do – Begin It – Take Action

Whether it is about writing a blog, getting out of debt and becoming financially free, developing more loving relationships, have more fun, freedom and living our dreams, whatever it is about, we can make it happen, when we decide to and take inspired action steps each day.

It is the steady progress toward fulfilling a goal that keeps us on track. The more we progress the better it feels and the more we progress. There will always be challenges and obstacles but how we get through those depends much on how we view those. It does.

Mindset is the first and foremost skill you want to develop. A steel will and backbone to persist comes from doing and overcoming challenges. The kite rises highest against the wind. Passion is important because without it, it is unlikely you will continue.

Whatever You Consistently Hold In Your Mind You Manifest

It must be worth it to you. It must be important and all consuming. It is important to have fun, too. It is good to have a sense of humor, take things lightly and enjoy all of the process. When you don’t know what to do, do anything positive. Leave your comfort zone. Have fun.

Explore, delight and discover. Adventure. Be playful. Make your dreams happen and have a great time doing so. Stop struggling. Stop worrying. Start living now, how you want to be living later. THAT is the art and the science of making everything you want happen.

Live NOW, how you want to be living later. Stop delaying. Stop putting off. Stop making excuses. Stop whining and complaining. Start feeling good right now for no reason. Start by expressing gratitude. Focus on what you like. Focus on what thrills you.

I Am A Manifestation Of My Own Fantasies – I Am What I Think

Focus on what and who you appreciate. Focus on what makes you happy. Big or small. Tiny and insignificant. Find it and focus on it. Focus on these to the exclusion of all troubles and woes. Feel the power of feeling good! Do it now. Don’t wait. Begin immediately.

This IS how you transform. Where you put your attention and energy is what expands and you get more of. Put it on good things, wonderful things, lovely things, fantastic thoughts, feelings, memories and moments, then and now. Imbibe and savor these!

Focus on delight and you will be. Focus on crap and you get more crap. So stop that. Make love, passion, excitement, enthusiasm, happiness, peace and joy a habit. Do it daily. Practice and rehearse and you get better at it. Begin to celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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“You want to change but have not been able to. You’d like to stop whatever holds you back and move forward powerfully. You want to get better at particular skills and improve what you do. Continue to read on and learn how you can increase these abilities right now.

In order to change we need to replace the non-supportive habits we have grown up with. We need to replace the limited thinking and mental conditioning we adopted and grew up being influenced by. We need to practice new positive thoughts and feelings.

We need to develop positive new supportive habits to take their place.  We do this by practice. We do this by rehearsing the new thoughts, feelings and behaviors as we do any skill. Practice a little bit each day makes a world of difference. Athletes know this.

Practice Is The Difference Between Ordinary And Extraordinary

To get good at anything you must schedule time for it.  Through correct practice and  repetition for a long enough duration we create the neural pathways that are necessary to make these new habits. It is better to do a little bit daily than a lot once or twice a week.

We create new supportive thought, feeling and behavioral habits that then become automatic and reliable and replace the old ones. This is how we change. This is why we must persist. I have shared this with you for many years prior to, and within, these blogs.

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Hope you enjoyed this video. I hope it helped you understand why we need to dedicate ourselves to our own personal transformation. Correct practice works.  Practice those things that count. Create positive thought habits, feeling habits and behaviors. Practice!

Practice Gratitude. Practice feeling blessed. Practice feeling the good you desire as already having occurred. Practice visualizing and affirmations. You get better and better as you do. You can develop incredibly powerful positive habits. Begin today! Celebrate everything! Rex Sikes

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When You Understand This You More Easily Make Changes

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I had been wrestling with a major respiratory ailment for a few weeks now. I say that only to put it in a historical perspective. It has been an incredible blessing and I have learned a lot going through it. I’ve learned so much about manifesting what we want more of.

In order to be healthy or wealthy or happy one needs to feel healthy or wealthy or happy first. From that feeling or state of being we more readily manifest what we desire. So during this time I emphasized how incredible I feel and how blessed I am. It works!

We Are What We Repeatedly Do Excellence Is A Habit Not An Act

What I want to share with you is something I have been pointing out for many, many years. How our habits dictate what we do, pay attention to, what we get and why we must replace these in order to make the changes we want to. Here’s an example from my life.

About a week ago the electrical socket in one of my bathrooms went bad. It throws the circuit breaker. No power in rooms. 3 of the bedrooms and a bathroom. Because of my condition I didn’t run out to replace it. There are no lights or electricity in any of the rooms.

Nearly, every time I go into one of the rooms, particularly the bathroom, I hit the light switch. I know it doesn’t work but I turn it on anyway. I have done this nearly every time I enter. Why do I do it when I know it doesn’t work? Habit! It is a habit. It is reliable.

Skill To Do Comes Of Doing 

My brain knows what to do because it has always done it. It will continue to until a new habit replaces it. If I never replace the socket eventually the light turning on behavior would extinguish. That would take as long and as many times as it takes. It is what it is.

Why is this example important? When it comes to making the changes you want, you have to hang in there long enough to override the old conditioning. You need to replace the old non-supportive habits with new supportive ones. Your brain doesn’t care.

Your brain doesn’t know the difference between a supportive habit and a non-supportive one any more than it knows the electricity is off in my bathroom. It does what it does. In order to change what it does we must change what we do. We must practice it and rehearse.

You Go Where Your Thoughts Take You 

We continue to perform new thoughts, feelings and behaviors until they become reliable new replacement habits. The good news is as we begin to change these habits the process of changing habits becomes easier. The more we do the more we can do.

As Emerson said, ‘do the thing and get the power’. I hope you learn and use this example from my life to transform yours. Manage your thoughts and feelings. Those who complain that The Secret doesn’t work are typically those who don’t try correctly for long enough.

It isn’t magic. It isn’t wishful thinking. It is dedication to replacing limiting thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors that no longer serve us, but have prevented us from living as we want to. We can change anything we want but we must be committed to changing.

Take Control Of Your Habits Take Control Of Your Life

Find blessings in everything. Look each day for what you can feel thrilled about and grateful for. Make it a habit. You will radically transform your life for the better, and discover the improvements you seek when you live in appreciation and celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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