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The Secret To All Happiness And Success Is To Treat Life As A Buffet!

“What is it that most people do that screws things up? It could be otherwise for them. They could be happy, successful, pleased and satisfied, but instead they make things worse. It is actually something people do. Let me share an analogy. Okay?

I had a buffet this morning with friends. I picked out those things I liked and those things I’d like to sample. It was delicious. When seated, if I sampled something and I enjoyed it, I ‘d go back and take more. If I didn’t enjoy it, I didn’t take any more. I left it. Simple, right?

There were those things, I could see, as I went along the buffet table I absolutely wanted to have. I put those things on my plate. There were those items I could see I didn’t want. I didn’t take any of those.  When I sat to eat, I enjoyed the food on my plate. Again, simple.

Care Enough About Yourself To Focus On The Best Of Yourself

If I wanted more I went back and got more. The one thing I never did was complain about having stuff I didn’t like. Remember, I only chose and ate what I  liked. The food I didn’t like, I left alone. If I didn’t care for something I sampled, I didn’t eat any more of it. Very simple.

The same is true when it comes to people, events, circumstances and our desires in life. Focus on what you want and what you like. Ignore, let go or leave behind that which you don’t want or don’t like, just as you would at a buffet. It’s no more complex than that. It is simple.

Take what you want and leave what you don’t. Focus on what you want and desire. Stop giving attention or energy to what you don’t want. Stop concentrating on debt and lack; poor health and bad relationships. Stop focusing on irritations, problems and troubles.

Focus On The Things That Bring You Joy And Peace

Stop telling those stories, again and again, to yourself and others, how things aren’t working out or are going wrong. Stop repeating your failures and your mistakes. Just stop! Let go. Drop them and move along. There are many other good things to focus on and enjoy.

Focus on what you want! Enjoy what you want more of. Consider all the things you’d like to include in your life and speak of those things. Think on those things. Feel good about them. Enjoy them as you would a great buffet meal. Life has many wonderful choices. Focus!

It is this simple! You become what you think about! What you focus on does expand. Thoughts are things. What you hold in your head you can hold in your hand. Energy flows where your attention goes. Think about what it is you want and create more of that! Simple!

Love The Life You Have While You Create The Life You Want

It is whatever you choose to make it. If you like it, go back for seconds and thirds, even fourths. JUST stop whining. Stop blaming. Stop accusing. Stop being a victim. Be a victor. If you choose something from the buffet you didn’t like, you don’t pick it up again.

Or do you?  You don’t sit at your table and whine and complain and scream that food item has ruined your life. Or do you? You don’t talk about it endless to others and relive it over again in your head for days, or do you?  Remember, it is ALL about what you choose to do.

If you don’t do that at a buffet, don’t do it in every day life. Stop wallowing in poor choices you may have made. Stop! Choose what you want. Focus on that. Concentrate on enjoying it. Be grateful you have or can have what you like. Choices you make are all up to you.

The Joy We Experience In Life Comes From  What We Focus On

Enjoy life. Be grateful. Concentrate on making your dreams come and make them come true! Think and speak on these things. Speak only to bless, heal and prosper. Life is a buffet. Take what you want. Leave what you don’t. Enjoy what you take. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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The Key To Living The Good Life

“The key to living the good life is to make each moment magical and magnificent! This is what we need to learn how to do. Take charge of your life and live it fully, non-stop. Learn to transform every disappointment into opportunity. Learn to celebrate everything!

Celebrate the big and small, the good and bad. As you do, you transform everything. YOU do it! You create your life every moment from the conscious and non-conscious decisions you make. You either live large or you live small. You either thrive or you die.

You decide every second. You create the quality of life from the quality of your mindset, emotions and feelings. You create the results. It is all your doing. Once you become aware and decide to make it different, you are on your way. It begins with a decision!

The Moment You Take Responsibility For Everything  In Your Life …

You must make a decision and follow through on it. Then one’s life becomes qualitatively different. Then you can thrive and live blissfully. Are you willing to choose to live the best life you can? Are you willing to take responsibility for making it happen? Are you?

Are you willing to stop believing in magic? Are you willing to stop waiting for circumstances to change? Are you willing to stop hoping to be lucky? Are you willing to stop blaming yourself, others and circumstances? Are you willing to stop making excuses?

Stop whining! Stop coming up with reasons why you can’t and why you don’t have what you want. Start coming up with reasons why you can and will get what you want! Start making it happen. No one will do it for you. You must decide to do it. It is your decision. Yours!

… Is The Moment You Can Change Anything In Your Life

Decide to live differently. Decide to live as a champion. Be a victor, not a victim. Be an overcomer, not a survivor. Decide to stop living an ‘okay’ life and determine to live the best life. It is all up to you! If you want your life to change, you must change what you think and do.

Smile and laugh more. Let your troubles roll off you like water off a ducks back. Don’t get hooked by the drama of circumstances. Stay centered and calm, like the eye of the hurricane. Don’t sweat the small or the big stuff. Learn to let go. Love more. Enjoy more.

Have fun! Accept and help others. Allow others to help you. Unite with positive people. Accept all circumstances as they are. It IS what it is.  Believe, for no reason at all, that all things happen for your good, even when they don’t seem like it. Re-frame events.

Take Responsibility For All The Consequences Of Your Choices

Find the lessons and opportunity within each. Consider everything a blessing. Read positive and inspiring material. Fill your mind with positive thoughts. Express positive feelings. Visualize and affirm. Act as if you already are the change you desire. Sing, dance, skip, shake or move but do those things that make you feel wonderful. Delight in all of it.  Celebrate everything.” Rex Sikes

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What Do You See And What Are Your Missing?

“What are you missing out on because you don’t see it? You don’t realize it is there because you miss it? We see what we expect to see. We often find what we assume is there. Often, we miss that which is right there in front of us. We miss the obvious. Have you noticed?

I’ll provide a simple example. I proofread my blog. I proofread my blog numerous times. I read it out loud and I still I miss mistakes. Fortunately, I have a wonderful person,  Lindsey, who goes through it after I do. She, too, reads it. She catches mistakes that I’ve missed.

You should know this process takes place after the blog has been published and sent out. She emails me the corrections. I correct the already published blog. It doesn’t correct the one sent but corrects the blog at the website. I write in the early AM hours.

Don’t Miss Out On Something That Could Be Amazing

Because I do, I write, review, publish.  She gets it and emails me what I missed. The ideal process would be for her to review and edit first, but that doesn’t work with our schedules. I hope you understand.
I hope you are okay with typos and grammatical errors.

The  point of this example IS that I’m looking for the error but I’m not always seeing them. I miss them. Usually, words like ‘you’ and ‘your’ or ‘the’ and ‘they’ get missed. Sometimes it is an added ‘s’ or even a misspelling. There is a reason why I miss these simple errors.

I wrote it. I know what I wanted to say. My mind knows what the word should be. Even though I read it, out loud twice, I may not catch it. My eyes or my mind deceive me. I miss the typos. This is really cool in some ways because it illustrates what the mind can do.

We Don’t See Things As They Are – We See Things As We Are

Perception is everything. What we believe shapes our reality. What we expect to discover is what we discover. What we expect will happen, often does. This is true whether we look for blessings or for problems. We know what we think so we are likely to find that.

Or, miss that! If we can miss simple things like grammar and spelling errors, imagine what else we might be missing because our brain expects something else.  You might be missing  all sorts of good because you’re focused on the problem in front of you.

This is why mindset is important. This is why attention is important. Where your attention goes, energy flows. If your mind is focused on debt, you’re likely to find it. You’re likely to miss out on abundance. If you’re focused on what’s wrong, you might miss all that’s right.

What I Am Looking For Is Not Found Out There – It Is In Me

The mind can miss little things or big things. Just as when you put down your keys and then can’t find them. Even though they’re right in front of you! If you want to manifest better health, focus on health. Stop paying attention to illness. You get what you focus on.

Stop paying attention to debt. Stop paying attention to what’s wrong and start paying attention to what’s right. Put your focus on the positive and you’ll discover more positive. Put your attention on what you are grateful for and you will find more to enjoy. Stop worrying and start celebrating. In fact, celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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An Actor’s Thoughts: The Importance Of Focus

“Why do I write about distraction and the importance of being focused? As an actor, concentration is everything. Energy flows where your attention goes. You must pay attention! This is true for everyone. What you focus on expands. Your thoughts do matter.

An actor must be of one mind. If the actor’s attention is split, part on the character the actor portrays, and part on remembering one’s lines, the performance will suffer. The actor’s full attention must be on the character created. This is why you rehearse and learn lines.

The actor rehearses to be free of distractions and free in the moment, as the character, to take advantage of opportunities that present, during the scene. The actor must listen and concentrate on the others in the scene. Attention is everything. Remember this!

Practice Creates Confidence – Confidence Gives You Power

This is true for all of us; everyone. We can learn from the actor’s commitment and dedication. The actor spends time memorizing and rehearsing so, when performing, it appears fresh, as if it is occurring for the very first time. BUT it is well rehearsed. It is practiced!

All of us can benefit from rehearsal and practice. Athletes and teams rehearse and practice. Musicians and all performing artists practice thousands and thousands of hours to be able to perform in real time. All skills require we wire them in; golf, swimming, piano, cooking.

Jugglers and tightrope walkers practice to get good and to make it look like they are doing some things for the very first time. They practice making it look dangerous and scary. Sometimes, it really is. They wouldn’t think to attempt something without wiring it in!

Every Practice Session Is A Learning Process – Learn Success

Why should we expect any less of ourselves when it come to making our lives great and our dreams come true? Manifesting what you want, making it happen, IS a skill. It requires practice. Managing your thoughts and feelings and actions require the same commitment.

Spend time each day affirming and visualizing what you want and you will get better at it. Take inspired actions toward your goal, get up off your butt and do something in that direction and you will get better at it. Read and fill your mind with positive thoughts.

Everyday do something. Even if it is only a little bit, it is better than nothing. Imagine. Act AS IF you already are and have what you want. The more time you put into creating it, the better you get, and the closer you get to actually having it. Practice, practice, practice!

Knowledge Is Useless Unless And Until You Put It Into Practice

When the going gets tough you get what you practice. You weather the storms better when you travel in advance of the world. You prepare for all events and circumstances by training and conditioning your responses. EMTs, firefighters all train to be ready.

Don’t expect any less of yourself. Commit to being the best. Don’t rely on magic, rely on you. YOU are much more likely to make it happen than wishing will make it happen. Practice success skills. Practice feeling happy and successful. Practice gratitude! Enjoy.

Be thankful. Practice positive thinking and attitude. Practice feeling joyful and enthused. Practice abundance. Feel abundance! Practice manifesting and creating. Make it happen. Practice getting along with others and support them. Practice listening and paying attention. Practice positivity. Practice focus. Practice speaking only to bless, heal and prosper. Practice celebrating! Practice feeling delighted! Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Don’t miss the marvelous while focused on the mundane!

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Are You Failing Because You Are Distracted? Yes!

“My recent blogs were devoted to two concepts; why you fail and is media, and more, distracting you from your goals and dreams? There are many factors that usurp your power. If you aren’t able to realize the power you have, you may never maximize your potential.

The distractions, those deliberately imposed, and those that simply arise in daily living, compete for your attention. They rob you of focus. They lead you astray when you succumb to them. Your thoughts become diluted so the results you get are weakened.

If you are distracted, you may never realize your true self and what you are capable of achieving. Because you are ‘caught up’ you miss out. Napoleon Hill called it ‘drifting’, as a cork bobs along in the current. There is no power in drifting. Power is in your focus.

Everything Is Energy – Your Thoughts Begin It …

Power is in your decisions and determination. Power is in managing your thoughts, feelings, and actions. If anything can distract you, it will lead you away from what is most important. If it can take you away from pursuing your goals and dreams, it will. You lose out.

That is why, social networking, popular books, movies, music, gossip, bad news, is dangerous. It takes you out of the game. Your focus isn’t on who  you can become, and what you can accomplish, it’s caught up in the bad news and banter on your feed. Focus is everything!

Energy flows where your attention goes. What you focus on expands. You become what you think about most frequently. I’m not saying there isn’t room for entertainment or frivolity that makes you feel good. There is plenty of room for it. It’s how much time is spent?

… Your Emotions Amplify It – Your Actions Increase Its Momentum

If most of your time is caught up in media distraction, daily distractions, traffic and nuisances in work and home life, then less time is spent focused on what you want. If you get what you focus on,  how will you get what you want, if you’re not focused on it?

You have to control what you pay attention to. That is why it is important to read and listen to material that inspires and motivates you to continue your pursuit, daily. It is why you need to hang out with positive like minded people who are making things happen.

It is the reason you attend seminars and events and invest in yourself. All of these help you to stay focused on your goals and dreams, and expand your imagination to include more good things. Spend more time on what is important, and less time on what isn’t.

Take Back Your Attention – Energy – Time And Emotions 

Affirm and visualize. Enjoy making your world what you want it to be. Contribute to others positively, and allow them to contribute to you. That is much better for you than the latest bad news or gossip. The goal, of the powers that be, is that you spend money trying.

If you become what you want to be, you live life on your terms. You have choice and power. You can opt in or opt out. If you are always struggling you are spending your time, energy and money to become. If you never become you keep struggling. Get it? It’s a cycle.

Put an end to the distractions. You get nowhere drifting and being wishy washy. Focus! Focus yourself. Become a laser beam and enjoy the process. Find the people, things, and circumstances you are grateful for and focus on these, instead. You’ll get more bang for this buck than discussing headlines. Get it? Practice gratitude. Live fully. Delight in life. Manage your thoughts and your feelings and actions and results will align. FOCUS! Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Discover delight each instant!

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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.

Simplify Your Life – Learn To Say No – Keep Your Power

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.

Want More Time Freedom Energy And Money – Start Saying No

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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Magic happens every moment!

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How To Be A Failure

For centuries, leaders have been trying to teach how to be a success. I decided to show you what leads to failure so that maybe, just maybe, you will stop doing that and change! Unsuccessful people, failures, do things differently than people who are successful.

They think crappy thoughts. Do you think negative; think like a loser? Don’t believe you can. Excuse, whine, accuse, blame others and the world around you for your situation. Crappy thoughts lead to crappy feelings. You feel bad then think more crappy thoughts.

It is a cycle. Crappy feelings don’t make you feel like doing anything. You are unmotivated so you take no constructive actions. No actions leads to no results or bad results. Bad results lead to more crappy thoughts and more crappy feelings and doing even less. It’s a cycle.

What Consumes Your Mind Controls Your Life

Bad thoughts lead to bad feelings, lead to bad actions, lead to bad results, lead to bad thoughts. The cycle perpetuates itself. IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT? If the answer is ‘no’ then you must start by changing your thinking. That IS the very FIRST step.

If you want your life to change you must change things in your life. You cannot continue doing the same things repeatedly and expect it to be different. That is crappy thinking. Your habits of thought, feeling and action define you. Your reality is created by you.

If you want to change, you change your thinking. Positive thoughts lead to positive feelings, which lead to positive actions, which lead to positive results. The cycle perpetuates itself. You have a choice. You have a decision to make each moment. Which cycle do you prefer?

You Become What You Think About Most Of The Time

Which one is your present reality? If it isn’t what you want decide to change it today. Begin reading and listening to positive, inspiring, motivational material. Recite affirmations. Visualize. Take an active approach to changing your thoughts. Take charge of your thinking.

Shift from the negative. Don’t repeat negative thoughts out loud. Stop telling stories to family and friends how things suck. Begin to think differently. Start thinking and saying, ‘I am not sure, yet, how it is going to work out but it will all work out for the best.’ It will!

DO things that make you feel good. Get a massage. Go for a walk, a swim, a movie. Enjoy a nice meal. HANG OUT with positive, inspiring, motivating, encouraging people. Take a seminar or workshop. Express your gratitude. All of this makes a difference.

What You Say Is What You Get – Change Your Self Talk And Story

If you keep doing what you always have you will continue to create what you already have. If it isn’t what you want that is a shame. There is no one who is doing it to you, but you. Right now you can change that. Start today. Be grateful! You can. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Make today marvelous!

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