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Beer Film Editing Parents And Breakfast

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“Who can say when anything actually begins. I could point back to a week ago or many years ago. I’ll start with editing a feature film. I just love synchronicity and life’s little blessings. You never know when or how but you can always expect to be pleasantly surprised.

Over a week ago I contacted my film editor to meet with me. We chose today. An early coffee shop meeting to discuss his vision for the film he is editing. He has been cataloging footage and reading and re-reading the script. I love his ideas. It was a wonderful.

Let me back track. I had been out of town for the past four days. A very good friend of mind was celebrating her birthday with her parents and friends on Sunday. I haven’t seen her parents in 20 years and some of the friends in about 5. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to go.

You Can Always Find Something Good Without Looking For It

She had the celebration for Sunday from 3 to 7. The conference I was at was to let out at 5pm on Sunday. Then I had a two hour drive back. If it was still going I might be able to stop by at the end. I did want to meet back up with her parents.

Fortunately, the conference ended early. I got back about 6 called and was told where they were. A wonderful Beirgarten I had never been to. I met up with her parents, our old friends, some new ones I did not know and spent a couple wonderful hours with them.

This morning I went to meet the editor. I texted my friend told her I enjoyed seeing her parents. Wished I could say good bye and tell them to have a safe trip home. Meeting the editor he said the coffee shop he picked wouldn’t open for another hour. There was another.

Synchronicity: The Universe Telling You – You Are Getting Warmer

Just up the street. We had to go around the block because we were south of the restaurant on a one way street. We went around, found another coffee shop and stopped to pull in there. However, it was metered parking, change only, and I didn’t want the hassle.

We pulled around and headed back to his first suggestion. They had a parking lot. We got the last empty spot. Went in and had some wonderful food and good conversation about the feature film. Over coffee our conversation turned to positive expectations.

We discussed how sometimes we miss good things because we are focused on the not so good. Suddenly as I was talking I realized I was looking right at my friend and her parents. They were in the same shop. She faced me but hadn’t seen me, yet, either. WOW! Cool!

Everything You Need Comes At A Perfect Time – It Always Does

I went over and said hi and they were as surprised as I was. We had ten or so minutes of very pleasant conversation and marveled at how fortunate we were to meet up again, since we had wished to. My friend mentioned she had looked for my car upon arriving.

It was from habit. Often we meet at a lake of for food and she seeks to find where I am parked. She stated she realized she was looking for my car when she should have been looking for her parent’s car. Anyway, we got to see each other again and send off well wishes.

It was a wonderful surprise. I returned to the table and told my editor friend about the Biergarten and this fortuitous meeting today. Oddly, he had been to the Biergarten a day earlier for the very first time. We both discovered a great new place to hang. Hmmmm….

Live – Learn – Love – Laugh – Celebrate Everything – You Are Blessed

The universe provides. I don’t care to believe or not believe in anything. Everyone chooses their own beliefs and rationale.I just enjoy it. I simply know good things come to those who expect good things to come to them. We get what we focus on.

Life is filled with blessings. There were countless decisions made by the 3 parties, my friend, my editor and me. Yet, we all ended up at the same place, at the same time, out of hundreds of possibilities. Coincidence, luck, serendipity, fate, whatever, it is good. I enjoyed.

I think the more we are grateful and they more we feel blessed in the little things the more room we make for more of them. This is a simple story about part of my day. I felt like sharing. I’m not sure why, but, perhaps, it will resonate with some readers. I hope you enjoy.

Expect A Miracle – Allow It To Happen – Then Celebrate Again

Meanwhile, find your blessings and the magical moments. Enjoy and savor them. Have fun, delight and expect more each day. In fact, expect a miracle. After all, why not? Keep the faith. Who knows when it might happen. May be a while, or not. Enjoy and in the meantime, celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Have a blessed day today!

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Do You Know The 3 Power Questions For Clarity And Goal Getting?

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“Questions divide the world and help you to focus. You can direct your mind to what you want it to search for and find by using a question. Hopefully, you did the exercise from yesterday. If not, stop now, and read or re-read the previous post. Then continue on.

First question, did you answer what you wanted or didn’t want? Did you say ‘I want to be rich’ or ‘I don’t want to be broke’? It matters. Which words do you focus on in each question? Either rich or broke, right? If you are focused on broke you ‘ain’t gonna git rich!’ Git it?

Knowing what you don’t want is important to help you clarify what you do want. You focus must be on what you do want. If you said, ‘I don’t want to be broke’. Then the next step is Okay, what do you want? If you can’t answer that is a problem.

Learn To Ask Yourself Better Questions 

If you come back with another, ‘I don’t want so many bills’ then you are still focused on what you don’t want. OKAY then write out all the ‘I DON’T WANTS and get them out of your system. Then with each shift your attention to your wants.

I don’t want to be broke – may become – I want to be rich. I don’t want bills – may become – I want all my bills paid for easily. I don’t want to be fat – may become – I want to be my ideal weight. I don’t want a smoker – may become – I want someone health conscious.

Get it? What you focus on is what you get. If you have been primarily focused on what you don’t want that is what you will keep getting, creating or attracting. We become what we think about most often. What do you put your time, energy and attention into most often?

Questions Direct The Mind

The second question is why do you want it? Answering this will clarify what is important to you. It will shed light on the needs behind your goals and dreams. You may discover there are other productive ways to get what you want more easily and readily.

Sometimes these needs and wants are called our values. We want to feel important or significant. We want freedom or fun. We want to be relaxed or at ease or feel peace. We want to feel accomplished or creative. These are drivers behind the goal we are trying to fulfill.

We may fulfill these through what we want or in discovering other positive ways. YOU may find your wants changing during this process of self discovery. That is absolutely okay. Get clear about what you want, what is important to you and what stops you.

Stop Asking Why You Are Stupid Or Unlucky Or Broke

The third is WHY DON”T YOU HAVE IT? Your answer is the story, the reason, the excuse, the blames for why you aren’t making what you want happen. It is okay, we all have them. Just consider it. Why don’t you have what you want right now?

This answer, this story, this reason, this excuse is the WHY you don’t have it that you tell yourself over again and again. Your time, energy and attention is going into why it doesn’t happen or what is preventing and stopping you. Do you understand this? It is all focus!

You put more credence on the reasons why you don’t have it than you put energy into making it happen. Consider that. STOP! For goodness sake. STOP and actually consider this, Energy flows where your focus goes.

Learn To Ask Yourself Better Questions 

If you think, ‘I am broke because … You ain’t gonna get rich thinking broke and why you are. You aren’t going to create, attract and make happen what you want if your concentrated attention is on why you don’t have it. You are reinforcing not having and not getting it.

If you want to get it you will have to change your story. You must do things differently! You have to come up with all the reasons WHY you CAN HAVE IT – right NOW! You should write out a new story that reflects what you want to have. Be detailed and take your time.

What you say is what you get. What you say is based on your mental images and feelings. When you think to yourself or tell others the same story you perpetuate it. You keep it active. If you aren’t getting what you want, yet, then you must withdraw your energy.

You Get What You Focus On – You Become What You Think About

You must change what you talk about.Construct the story you want to live out. You are the author of your life, write the pages and chapters to be what you want. Remember, what you say is what you get. Choose and use your words wisely. Focus on what you want.

Focus on the good things in your life. Put your energy into what is good and what is right. Focus on solutions and on being  champion and victor. Focus on using your resourcefulness to make changes within yourself that result in changes in your outer world.

If you did these exercises honestly and thoroughly you will have gotten some valuable information for yourself to put into practice. If you blame others and make them responsible you have missed the point. If you blame others that is your excuse and gets you nowhere.

Ask Questions That Direct Your Mind In Useful Positive Ways

Each of us has to take responsibility for making our life the good life we want. Blaming others and circumstances is not the solution to getting what you want. Taking responsibility taking positive, inspired action steps that benefit you and everyone else will help you.

Blaming excuses you from getting your dreams by putting the responsibility on others or circumstances but doesn’t get you closer. Determining what you must think, feel and do will. Developing the habits that get you where you want to go will. Results begin within.

The results you get are directly tied to your thinking. So change your thinking. Change your story. Keep this in mind. You get what you focus on. You become what you think about. Once you know what you want and why you don’t have it put your attention elsewhere.

Get Clear About What You Want And Why You Want It

Put your attention on why you do have it! Imagine yourself to be the kind of positive person who does have it. What are you like? What do you think and feel and do? What does it feel like to be living the dream? Imagine all the good things.

During this process you may have discovered many beneficial things. Some may sting, some may be freeing. I encourage you to visit this again and again in coming weeks and months. Some people do it all their lives. It can be a valuable process to do on your wants.

Meanwhile, find ways to be thankful and appreciative for your new awarenesses. Be grateful for whatever you have come to understand. Learn from it. If you got better insight into these areas be happy. Learn from it. Extract the lessons. Apply the information.

To Know And Not To Do – Is To Not Know – Take Action

Apply the information to make your life and those lives around you a little easier and better. Enjoy this adventure and all of your journey. When you do you are truly blessed because you recognize each step and each obstacle IS a blessing. WOW! Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Have a blessed day!

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Do You Deserve Success? What If You Don’t? Do This!

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“You deserve success. You deserve to feel successful BUT what if you feel like you don’t? Probably, no amount of trying to think you do, will convince you. You’d just end up struggling to feel worthy, which you are, but you still don’t feel like it. Right?

So, you imagine having what you want; a new relationship, more money in the bank, a wonderful career;  a brand new car or home, or a piano, or weight loss or weight gain; but when you do imagine it you don’t feel glorious.  You feel stuck. Right?

You have less than glorious feelings. Something is off. Something is not right. You doubt you will get it or you feel ‘not so good’ while thinking about it. This is a signal that you aren’t in alignment with what you want. You won’t get what you want feeling that.

Never Judge Yourself By Your Ability To Please Another

You will only get more of THAT. So what to do? You want it, but… Here is what you do. Have you ever given a gift to someone? When you did what did you do? You bought or made it and then you gave it to the person. When they received it what did they do? Said thanks.

Whether or not they deserved it you still gave it, right? They took it. Right? Have you ever been given a gift? What did you do? You took it. Didn’t you? Whether or not you deserved it, you still received it. So you both gave and received gifts and deserving wasn’t an issue.

DROP the notion of being worthy or deserving. You don’t have to be to get a gift. You don’t have to be deserving to find a dollar on the sidewalk. You don’t have to be deserving to notice something that makes you smile. You don’t have to be deserving to be delighted.

You Don’t Have To Please Others To Be Worthy – Love Yourself

You just accept it. You just notice it. You just say thanks. When it comes to your goals and your dreams, no matter what you have been told in the past, no matter what you believe, you don’t have to deserve it. You only have to allow it. You only have to receive it.

Say thanks and go on. Let the universe, yourself and others gift you without qualifications. Allow yourself to be open and receptive. Delight in freeing yourself of the unnecessary burden of worthiness. Those are artificial conditions we learned to have from birth on.

All that is comes from other peoples rules and conclusions we drew from experiences. It isn’t reality. Worthiness is an arbitrary concept. You had to be good to get a cookie. You had to get an A to please your parents. You were made to jump through hoops.

You Are Worthy Just By Being Who You Are – Universe Loves You

Not bad in itself but the messages we got might be that, unless we were good enough, worked hard enough, did the correct things, pleased the right people, developed ourselves, were smart enough, rich enough, good looking enough etc. only then could we get what we wanted.

I am here to tell you that is a load of crap. You and I may have bought into that but it is time to drop it and let it go. It is time to receive and not be concerned with anything else. It is time to shine and feel glorious for being who you are. It is time to accept abundance.

Drop unnecessary baggage. When you arrive at your destination you put your luggage down. You do not keep carrying it with you. Give yourself a rest! Accept who you are and drop all else. Receive what there is to receive. Enjoy and delight in all.

Close Your Eyes – Clear Your Heart – Let Go – Accept Yourself

So there isn’t any misunderstanding. This doesn’t mean you don’t do your work or take part in being responsible. It means you drop the beliefs and reasons for not being, doing or having. You let them go. You live accepting and including instead of excluding and dismissing.

Allow yourself to simply want what you want. It is OKAY to have wants. Be grateful for all there is. Enjoy life unfettered. Stop trying to make yourself feel worth it. Say thanks for the gifts. Appreciate and keep moving forward. Celebrate. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Smile today and enjoy!

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Experts Say These Things Screw You Up And Prevent You From Having What You Want

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“If you are not being, doing and having what you want in your career, your relationships, your finances or your life what is it you are getting? What is happening or not happening? Why aren’t you creating or attracting what you want?

Some of the well-intentioned gurus say you have limiting beliefs, paradigms, behaviors and habits that hold you back. These, they say, limit you and do not allow you to maximize your potential. These screw you up and are why the Law of Attraction won’t work for you.

Here’s the rub with that thinking. The Law of Attraction is always working! It is always attracting something. It’s either attracting what you want or what you don’t want it. It is ALWAYS working. You don’t turn it on or turn it off. It is ongoing. It IS process.

Whatever Your Mind Feeds Upon Your Mind Attracts To You

EVEN if you do not believe in the Law Of Attraction it is a useful concept. It does’t require you to believe in it to utilize the principle to make you life better. It is a useful way of organizing your thoughts feelings and behaviors to get what you want. You can use anything!

According to the Law of Attraction you attract what you are. What you vibrate at. You attract what you pay attention to most of the time and what you are feeling. Feel good attract more good. Feel bad attract more bad. You get whatever you are already doing the most.

To get what you want means you begin to focus on what you want and keep it there. You focus on who you are and what you want to become. Imagine what you want as if you already have it. If you feel good while imagining it you will attract that. Key point here!

Our Only Limitations Are Those We Set Up In Our Own Minds

If you feel bad or less than good while imagining it you are not going to get what you are imagining but will create or attract more of the not so good feelings. It must feel good, it must feel right. It must to get more of it. You get whatever you think and feel, Understand?

If you are focused on problems and feel bad you get more of the same. If bills are overwhelming you and you are worried you get more of the same. If you are negative you create and attract more of the negativity. It is always working. Key point here!

IF you’re focused on having limiting beliefs, paradigms, behaviors and habits that hold you back then WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE ATTRACTING? According to the Law Of Attraction WHAT will you attract? You get what you focus on. Remember?

One Comes To Believe Whatever One Repeats To Oneself

You become what you think about most often! You will end up attracting MORE OF THE SAME! This kind of thinking IS counter to manifesting positively the good things you want. DO you understand this. You can’t buy into the premise that YOU are broken somehow.

The idea that you somehow sabotage yourself or hold yourself back or somehow keep yourself or prevent yourself from getting what you want unconsciously IS FOCUSING ON WHAT YOU DON”T WANT? Can you see that? It doesn’t help you get what you want.

So what to do?

You can consider it this way. The farmer must prepare the soil prior to planting the seeds. The earth must be cleared of weeds and rocks and other elements to make certain the soil conditions are right for the seeds to grow. That is part of the planting process.

Success Comes To Those Who Become Success Conscious

If you want to dedicate yourself to clearing out some limiting beliefs, or some bad behaviors and habits take a limited amount of time.  Take 30 days. Mentally limit yourself to the notion that you are simply preparing the soil. That is a fine practice. BUT know this:

There is NOTHING wrong with you! You’re not sabotaging yourself. You’re not limiting yourself. You work perfectly well! You manifest whatever you focus on. Be sure you’re focusing on what you want and not what you don’t want.

Don’t be distracted or focus on limitation. Be focused on creating the goodness that you are worthy of and deserve! Do you get it? If you take your eyes off the prize because somehow you’re not good enough to get it then you’re not going to have to get it.

A Negative Mind Never Attracts Happiness Or Material Success

You won’t get it  BECAUSE you continue to perpetuate the myth that something is wrong with you. That’s what you continue to perpetuate. You are always attracting. You are a master at attracting. You cannot NOT attract or create. That’s the law!

If things aren’t going the way you want IT IS BECAUSE YOU ARE ATTRACTING THAT CURRENTLY! You must stop what you are currently doing and do something else! You can’t do the same things over and over and expect anything to be different. It won’t be.

You cannot think in terms of limitation and decrease and expect to increase and prosper. To increase and prosper attention must be on increasing and prospering. It must be on ‘I’m feeling worthy and I deserve all the goodness that is coming to me now’.

A Negative Mind Spawns Only Negative Ideas

Create what you want. Focus on what you. Focus on what you can become. Focus on the good. Focus on making it happen and accepting that you are good enough and that you are worthy. Focus on right now knowing you have everything you need. You do!

You have everything you need to be the powerful creator you already are. Stop creating a mess and start creating bliss and prosperity Get it? Take responsibility for everything and choose to create and attract a better life.

You are in charge.  You are already creating everything. YOU ARE ALWAYS creating and attracting. Since, you can’t not it is time for you to specify and create what you want to create instead of anything else. Don’t be misled by yourself or by others!

Progress In Life Begins In The Mind And Ends In The Same Place

It’s OK to take some time to prepare the soil. That is absolutely a positive move. BUT realize you are worthy even while preparing. You don’t need anything else! You’re already doing everything.  The real question is what are you aiming at? What are you thinking?

You’re getting exactly what you create day in and day out. That’s how this all works. It doesn’t stop. It doesn’t choose. It just does. It just is! It is ongoing, day in and day out. You determine what you get by what you focus on most frequently. So choose wisely!

All you do is decide whether you’re sending your thoughts and your feelings at the positive or at the ‘not’ positive. If it is not positive that’s what you’re creating. If it is positive that is what you are creating. You aim the car and that is where it goes. Get it?

Your Own Mental Attitude Is Your Real Boss

Make up your mind because you absolutely can get everything you want. STOP thinking you are broken, sabotaging yourself or needing more. You simply have to shift what you focus on. Shift away from the negative thoughts and feelings.

Maintain focus on positive thoughts and feeling. Yes, it is not always easy. It is simple but not always easy. It takes dedication and perseverance but so what? It can be done AND YOU can do it. Don’t be misled into thinking you need to be fixed first.

Yes, you must apply it moment to moment. That IS how you gain control. Yes, you fill your mind with positive thoughts by reading positive materials, listening to inspiring audios and by hanging around with other positive people.

Change Your Attitude And The World Around You Will Change

You attend events and keep you attention on what you positively want. You maintain a positive attitude or outlook and you feel positive and feel good. Feeling good is a big indicator. The better you feel the more ‘better’ things you attract.

Live your life well and have fun and you will get back more of the same, plus! That is what it means! You don’t attract what you are NOT you attract what you ALREADY ARE! You get back more of what you are! If you are positive and wonderful you get that back.

If you are down and out you get that back. You transform yourself by your thoughts, your feelings and your willpower and the rest begins to change because YOU do. Because YOU have the rest will fall into place eventually. ‘If it is to be it is up to me’, is how the saying goes.

You Become What You Think About

There is more to cover and we will. There is more to learn. I encourage you to study my posts here. Read and re-read and apply what you read to your life. Application of the material is where the power comes from. You must put it to practice to make a difference.

Take charge and you can do it. The only limitations you or I have are the ones we accept we have. (NO, it doesn’t mean you can fly without a plane.) The only limitations are in our thinking. You can and you will do anything and everything when you allow yourself to.

Recognize you are already a creator and attractor. Realize you have everything you need NOW. Apply it. Focus on what makes you feel the best and think the best thoughts. Live your life that way. Enjoy the little things. Feel grateful for everything. Live well.

Keep Your Mind Fixed On What You Want Not On What You Don’t

As you do things that make you feel better; take a walk, enjoy music, enjoy a bath, play with children and pets, read and listen to positive material, have hobbies, the more you live and enjoy, the more you think and feel good the more it comes back to you. It really does!

As it does you continue to create goodness all around you. You learn how to focus on being, doing, getting and having more of what you want to ALSO include. You create more goodness and love and prosperity because you are already living from that mindset.

Clear the soil that is fine. Plant the seeds and nurture them with positivity. Set your mind and your heart, your thoughts and your feelings on enjoying everything. Delight in it all. Learn from challenges and tough times. Everything IS a blessing.

Live – Love – Laugh – Celebrate Everything

The tough times are as important as the easy, blissful times. Extract the learning and shift your attention to the silver linings. All is good once you understand this. Enjoy it all. Embrace it all. You can enjoy so much if you allow yourself to. Keep it in mind! Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Make today fun!

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Problems? You Need To Do This When Your Computer Fails

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“Some people have a lot of difficulty in their daily lives. It seems they just can’t get over some of the speed bumps. Obviously, for some it is worse than others. What to do? Is there anything that can be done to help improve the results they get? Why does this happen?

I have had my share of tough times in life. Perhaps, you too. Depending on your attitude it can really suck. I know that as well. I grew up with people telling me I had a dark cloud following me. It is easy to be sour on life. However, there is the problem. That IS it.

When one sours, gets down, and feels bad they tend to perpetuate the very things they want to avoid and eliminate. Why is this? Because they feel bad, they think they are stuck, they focus on their problems and issues. They hope for change and may even work hard.

We Are What We Repeatedly Do – Excellence Is A Habit

They work hard to change circumstances BUT maintain a poor attitude. It is in the attitude that the problem and the solution exists. A bad attitude is like a weight around one’s neck while swimming in turbulent waters. A good attitude is the life vest that holds one up.

With or without the weight turbulent waters are difficult to navigate. With added weight they may be nearly impossible. Help is needed. BUT help doesn’t come from the outside it comes from within. Sure, someone may assist, but genuine help is within oneself.

No one can do it for you. They can encourage or make demands but it isn’t until ‘the student is  ready that the teacher appears’. That teacher, that guide, that master, that change agent is you. We can only take care of ourselves and make our own changes.

Control Your Thoughts And You Can Control Your Behavior

Certainly, we can help the needy. I believe we should. We can help in many ways. BUT again, genuine change is made by the person who needs to make the change and there is no substitute for that. This is why we must take responsibility. Consider this.

You can give a man a fish. You can show a man how to fish and teach the man. Until that man learns to fish and then goes and fishes he doesn’t truly know how to fish. Only in doing it does the man get the experience and learns to fish for himself.

He may then provide for himself and others. Men, women it is the same. People can show you the way to change but unless you do it nothing changes. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make the horse drink. Hopefully, the horse gets thirsty enough to do it.

It Is Easier To Change Bad Habits Today Than Tomorrow

Yes, you can perhaps help make the horse thirsty. Still, the horse has to drink, you can’t drink for the horse.  Today, I had to have the hard drive replaced on my laptop. All sort of strange things had been going on. For some time. Crashes, fonts went missing, many issues.

I couldn’t import photos from phone. I was losing documents. Things began to take long times, starting, stopping, processing. I got spinning beach balls and color wheels all the time. It just was not working well at all. I could tell my computer was very troubled.

It would go to sleep and then I’d have a battle waking it up. It shut down on its own frequently. I took it in. They ran diagnostics and a big red FAIL notice popped up within seconds of initiating the diagnostic. The hard drive was bad and needed to be replaced.

Bad Habits Will Ruin You – Good Habits Will Save You

It was replaced because as it were I was not able to work properly or successfully. I could not get the intended results from my efforts. Once replaced I can again work with ease. The results are now good again. It is a true story today and of course, it is a metaphor.

The brain and life and the results one get’s is the same. If you’re not getting the results you want in life there is a problem or issue with the hardware and/or the software. In my metaphor, the hardware they replaced is NOT synonymous with the brain but with mind.

Rarely, is it a physical brain problem. Instead it is a routing problem. We make neural networks or pathways in our brain. These are reliable well traveled high speed highways. Where these go and what they do is the issue. These neural nets are our thought habits.

First We Make Our Habits – Then Our Habits Make Us

We think, feel and behave the same because of habits. These habits are laid out in the brain. Triggers from within or from the environment initiate these patterns and off they go running. They run perfectly well and get results consistently. Good or bad?

That depends on the ‘programming’. For example, a trigger can cause a negative thought which produces electro chemicals resulting in a feeling, which then in turn results in more similar thoughts resulting in more of the same less than glorious feelings. It is cyclic. It loops.

If you think a bad thought you feel bad and then more than likely begin to feel worse as thoughts run on and on. The worse you feel the worse you think. You either then feel like doing nothing or you behave bad too. You actions aren’t inspired by good things.

Believe You Can And You Are Halfway There

You do things that aren’t wise. You may overeat, or drink. You may be frustrated and stressed or get angry a lot. You may work extra hard but produce nothing. You might not be able to sleep. You get desperate and try many things which don’t work. It sucks.

Whatever the behavior might be. Poor thoughts and feelings produce poor behaviors. These in turn become habit. Our habits are either success habits or failure habits. Our habits determine our results which all stems from how we are thinking to being with.

If your not getting the results you want you need to change the programming. You need to update the software or replace it. You replace the negative with the positive to get the better results you want. It is frustrating if the real life programming is out of whack.

Focus – You Can Do This – Believe In Yourself – You Can Do This

This is why I am Implore you to take control of your mind and your feelings.  Learn to control your thoughts, take charge, take responsibility and get your operating system running right. Begin to get the results you want. Only you can do it for yourself.

When the operating system is faulty and doesn’t work properly the results you get are haphazard at best and not so good or terrible at worse.  The thoughts that you think either spiral up into positive feels and results or they spiral down into negatively. It is habitual.

When thoughts are negative and your feeling less than glorious you produce less than glorious results. The crumby results and frustration further make you think and feel worse and get more poor results. It is cyclic and the reason why it seems tough to change.

Train Your Mind To See The Good – Positivity Is A Choice

You have to break the cycle. Drugs and alcohol don’t work. Taking the wrong bad actions don’t improve a bad situation. You have to change your failure habits into success habits and that begins by changing your thinking. Start at the top with your thoughts.

Work on improving your attitude and everything begins to change. Your neural pathways work like dominos. Once triggered all the rest follow. Start with positive thinking so that everything that follows continues from a positive start. Success thoughts to success results.

There is no guarantee that just because you think positive all your efforts will be successful. There is the guarantee that negative thinking will not produce successful results. The benefit to positive thinking is you are more likely to succeed as you stick with it.

If You Want To Change The Fruit – You Have To Change The Roots

If things don’t work out as hoped you adjust your plans and carry on without letting it upset you or get you down. You are better equipped to succeed and more likely to succeed with a positive attitude. Overall, you life can become truly wonderful.

It isn’t a magic pill or wand. It is a real, reliable skill that gives you the power to begin producing the results you want. It is an incredible benefit to think and feel positive most of the time. Your health, mental and physical can improve, just as your work and life can.

Instead of living with faulty programming and getting crappy results you can change all of that. You can create new neural pathways, new habits of thought and feeling that lead to inspired action that become success habits to get you to good results.

To Change The Visible – You First Must Change The Invisible

Just like my computer hard drive you want your brain and mind working properly to help insure that you get the results that you intend to get. Follow the suggestions I have provided in these blog posts and you can begin to really begin to experience the benefits.

You can make your life the life you want. You can become, do and have anything you want in life when you learn how to go after it and make it happen. You can begin to feel good almost instantly by what you pay attention to. What you focus on you get. It expands.

Focus on the good things. Think powerfully and positively. Take charge of your thoughts and learn to control how and what you think. It is amazing when you do! Learn to delight in and enjoy and celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

These moments are just for you. How will you spend them today?

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Are Your Problems Stepping Stones Or Stumbling Blocks?

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“Problems and struggles, negative circumstances can be the best things that happen to us. Few believe that, but if you embrace that thinking and embrace your difficulties you find a new power. You discover how blessed you truly are. Problems are opportunities.

You can believe and act as if the universe has intelligence and is providing you with lessons to learn from hardship and circumstances. It’s to your advantage to look at each situation you are going through to try to find the seeds of benefit and opportunity.

You can think it’s random dumb luck, mere chance, and unfortunate. You can believe there is no intelligent guiding hand in any of it but still you learn from a hardship in circumstances by extracting  what ever lesson you get from the situation. Seek and you will find.

Believe In Yourself And All That You Are

Believer or atheist doesn’t matter. YOU can always learn and evolve from anything life offers you if you’re intelligent enough to do so.  Problems can be stumbling blocks or stepping stones depending how you view them. Perception is everything. You decide.

You decide what meaning you assign to events. You have always been doing this. You call it misfortune or bad luck. You call it a terrible occurrence or you call it a lesson and opportunity to learn from. You blame and accuse, excuse and whine or you learn.

Perhaps, you have done some of both. Perhaps you blame first. Then after suffering for a duration you learned a lesson while looking back on what the problem was. People do look back after a enough time has passed and realize the benefits derived from the situations.

Know There Is Something Inside You Greater Than Any Obstacle

Only in looking back can you connect the dots. This is why the statement is ‘hindsight is 20/20’. However, consider how much faster you would benefit if you would only do this sooner. You can. You can learn to do it in the midst of your troubles. Here is how.

Embrace each trouble, everything that happens, as a blessing. Given by god, the universe, yourself, the divine or simply happenstance it doesn’t matter. Choose whatever works for you. Adopt the mindset that all of life is a blessing and whatever happens is for your benefit.

Then stay open and look. Be grateful for all. Appreciate and learn from EVERYTHING! Redefine your troubles. Re-frame tough times and catastrophes as situations. You may say you are working on some things other’s might define as difficult or as obstacles.

The Struggle Of Life Is One Of Our Greatest Blessings 

BUT you are finding your way through them. If you don’t go to overwhelm with your difficulties, if you don’t exaggerate them in your mind, if you don’t emphasize them and make them important, you can much better handle and resolve them. Make them tiny.

If you consider yourself blessed, if you believe ultimately you can see your way through these, learn and benefit from them, AND find opportunity hidden within, you will go through them faster and more productively. You will feel better by being more resourceful.

David of the Bible, rushed the giant Goliath and killed him after declaring that god would be victorious that day. Goliath, big as he was was no issue for god or for David. Both were bigger than the presenting problem. You become victorious when you are bigger.

Character Cannot Be Developed In Ease And Quiet …

Be bigger than your problems. Make the mountains molehills. It is always your perspective on things. It is always a matter of what you believe and how you view everything in life. It is all your definition. Change how you believe, define and view things and your life will.

Will it be easy to adopt this mindset. It will be easier for some than others. It depends on where you are in your own evolution. It will provide everyone with positive and powerful, personal growth. You will learn to control your mind and your feelings and that is needed.

When you take charge of your thinking and feeling you are on the road to making great things happen. Assume responsibility and direct your thought processes into what you want, the good and the positive. This is the beginning of great awareness and power.

… Only Through Experience Trial And Suffering Can The Soul …

Instead of it running on its own into distractions and negativity out of control, you control your own mind and thinking process. Then YOU can ASSIGN the meaning you want to ANY situation. Everything in life changes. It is process and we are living processes.

When we manage ourselves we have greater ability to navigate the changes in life. When those changes are ‘less than glorious’ we can utilize them, understand them, resolve them without loosing hope, or going under. To do this we must be able to re-frame them.

We must be able to look on them differently. We must be able to appreciate them. Call them blessings instead of problems. A tree that grows alone faces hardships from the elements but is stronger than trees surrounded by forest. Hardship brings strength.

… Be Strengthened Ambition Inspired And Success Achieved

Your difficulties can be stepping stones along the way to success once you consider them such. As long as you consider them stumbling blocks to be avoided, your journey will take much longer and be more painful. Attitude is everything. It is always, all up to you.

How you go through any situation determines the length of time you suffer. Whether you look to blame or to find opportunity determines how you feel going through it. If you resist it will persist. If you let go, embrace, and accept it, even if it lasts a while it won’t seem like it.

You are in charge ALWAYS, even when you think you aren’t. Whether YOU are in CONTROL while in charge is another matter entirely. You always call the shots. You always decide whether it will be pleasure or painful. You make you own way each step of the way.

Be Grateful For You Problems You Grow Because Of Difficulties

This is and has always been the case for each of us. When we recognize, accept this and take full responsibility we can begin to determine how it will go. We can’t control the world changes but we can control our response to it and how we travel through it.

You are only in control when you assume control. You don’t drive the car from the back seat even if you think you do. You must take the wheel and steer. You must steer your own mind and not be a passenger taken for a ride. You choose to think positive. You decide.

You take control of your thinking. If it is less than glorious you shift it, you change it from negative to positive, if by no other means than by will power. You make thinking positive, productive and powerfully a habit. Your thoughts and feelings become new successful habits.

Master Your Thoughts And You Master Your Life

Seek to control your thinking. Seek to develop the best positive attitude. Seek blessing over problems. Seek gratitude over complaining and you will transform your life in immeasurable ways. You will find everything more delightful and joyous. Do it!

Throughout these blog pages I give you tips, suggestions and strategies for developing control and a powerful positive mindset. You can change your beliefs and change your life. Study and apply what you learn. If you don’t apply it you don’t change. Nothing will.

When you take charge things change. Change your thinking and your life changes. Make each moment a stepping stone in the right direction. Live with purpose and positive meaning. Triumph over terrible times by managing your mind. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

It is your day. How will you choose to spend it?

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Distraction Can Be Worse Than Negativity

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“The idea is to live in advance of the world. You think and feel, you embody the thoughts and feelings of that future you, right now in your present. For example, you want to be a multi-millionaire. You’re not one yet. How does a multimillionaire think, feel and behave?

You might ask yourself; how does a multi-millionaire get dressed in the morning; what does a multi-millionaire think about while driving to the office or the golf course; how does a multi-millionaire feel driving a car; what would a multi-millionaire do in this situation?

Of course, the idea is, you are that multi-millionaire. How are you thinking, feeling, behaving and having what you want in life? What is your daily life like, your work and your leisure? What does it feel like to pay bills, purchase things, go places you want to go? What’s it like?

Focus On Your Goal Don’t Look In Any Other Direction But Ahead

What’s it like being rich? Get a feel for that. Be rich in mind and body and spirit first and you create and attract wealth to you. From within to without. You ARE it first and THEN you get it. You live it and it becomes reality. That is how it works. Focus on being it first.

What do we do that prevents us? Some people doubt, fear and worry it will never happen. That stops the energy flow. Some live thinking mostly negative thoughts. That keeps one from getting ahead. What you say and see is what you get. Negativity sucks!

What you express on a daily basis, moment to moment, to yourself and others, and imagine in your mind, is what you create. If you are rehashing troubles, difficult times, and the a-hole from the freeway you end up getting back more of the same. We get more of the same.

Don’t Get Sidetracked – Stay On Course – Keep It In Mind

All of this should be obvious. If you read positive, inspirational material, like Hill, Hicks, Wattles, Emmerson, and others then you know energy flows where attention goes. You must vibrate in alignment with your desires. Vibration is important,

You get who you are over and above what you want. Do you understand this. Here is an example. A poor person may want riches but focuses on lack and struggles so that person creates and get more of the same. It is why the rich get richer and poor get poorer.

One reason, at least. Become it and you can have it is the rule. Negativity, doubt, fear, and worry won’t make it happen for you. You get more of the back. There is something else even more of us do that prevents it. Distraction. We are distracted. Pettiness rules.

Stay Focused On What You Want – Don’t Doubt Yourself – Believe

We focus on petty things, issues, gossip, the news, the freeway, the weather, what the neighbors are or aren’t doing. We live our lives with petty concerns. We aren’t living our lives as a multi-millionaire would we are doing what we have always done. So we get that back.

We keep getting what we have been doing all along. In order to get something new and better we have to change things and become new and better. We can’t continue the way we are and expect things to miraculously change. We re-create what is already going on!

We’re not be severely negative. We just aren’t positive most of the time. We aren’t living the future ‘as if’, as if it were right now. We are living now with petty frustrations and ho-hum moments. So we get more ho-hum. We need to fill life with love, laughter and celebration.

Life Is Like A Camera – It Captures Perfectly What You Focus It On

We need to be rich in mind, spirit, heart and wallet. It begins in the mind with who and what we are. If we major in minor things we are only going to get minor things back. We need to ‘BE IT’ to do it and have it. Then THAT becomes our habit and our results improve.

Do you understand this? It may be there is nothing terribly wrong. No major massive negativity. It is just the subtle undercurrent of ‘oh well, same stuff different day’ that keeps us creating the same stuff each day. We need to create differently to create differences.

Gratitude, celebration, delight, enjoyment, fun, a wealthy, healthy mindset, incredible feelings lead to positive inspired actions. Done consistently over time these become habits or lifestyle. Living this way increases the possibilities and opportunities for you.

The Secret To Change – Stop Fighting The Old – Build The New

Your life changes AFTER you change. Make the change and then everything can change. So what would a happy, healthy, multi-millionaire think, feel and do to make life more wonderful? Bring that attitude to everything you do. Bring it to your work, your travel.

Bring it to you problem solving and issues. How would a successful multi-millionaire deal with this? Would it be a big deal or not? Get it? Create the mindset. If everything in your life was glorious and you were absolutely the person you want to be how would you handle it?

What you you think and feel and do as you go through each moment of your day? You’d have a different energy and vitality, that is for certain. You’d have different awarenesses and understandings? This is what you want to embody and embrace. This, IS becoming!

Focus Is Defined As – F allow One Course Until Successful 

You become what you think about most often! Create the ideal you. Live it right this moment. Then, experience how life transforms. Stop the negativity. Put an end to the distractions. Live powerfully and positively. Feel the best you can. Enjoy each moment. Savor it all.  Delight. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Choose to enjoy each moment today!

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Gold Is Hidden In The Dirt But You Won’t Find It If You Never Look

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“When you are troubled and things aren’t going your way do you think and feel you are at your optimum? Most people say no. Sadly, that is accurate. Most people get preoccupied with the issues troubling them. Their attention, focus and energy get drained.

This is why a negative mind state isn’t useful. It is detrimental. You can’t operate at your peak if you aren’t thinking and feeling your best. Most people try to solve the issue by figuring out what to do and by working harder at it and that rarely works well.

It is better to get your mind thinking clearly and your feelings supporting your resourcefulness so you can move forward instead of remaining stuck in one spot trying to work things out. Attitude and energy is far more important in these instances than much else.

Nothing  Can Stop The Person With The Right Mental Attitude

Some people resort to whining, excusing and blaming. They blame themselves, others or outer circumstances, god, the weather, the banks and more. Finding the culprit doesn’t do much.  It may be satisfying for an instant but in the long run solves little or nothing.

Taking responsibility, even when one might not feel it is theirs, gives one incredible power to  begin to make positive changes. One assumes control over self and circumstances. This helps each of us to marshall our resources and apply them thoughtfully as needed.

Otherwise, we waste much time looking in the wrong places for the wrong things. When we look within ourselves we can find a vast treasure house of experiences of all kinds that can help us in any difficult situation. The beginning of positive change is awareness.

Nothing Can Help The Person With The Wrong Mental Attitude

When we take control of our mind and feelings by guarding our thoughts to keep them uplifting and useful we are learning to exercise a powerful gift. The ability to choose how we think and feel in any situation. It isn’t easy to do at first, but then, few things are.

Napoleon Hill wrote, ‘A positive mental attitude is the habit of looking upon all unpleasant circumstances with which one meets as merely opportunities for one to test one’s capacity to rise above them by searching for that ‘seed of  an equivalent benefit’ and putting it to work.’

If we can examine each situation we are in and find the good, find the gold, find the benefit we are accomplishing some important things. One is we are making a habit of finding the good. We are training are mind to work in a particular direction to benefit us. This is great!

A Positive Attitude Is The Seeking What Can Be Accomplished

Second, we are finding the benefit and potentially the learning we can extract from the difficulty. Not only have we trained our mind in a positive beneficial way but we are learning and discovering benefits to apply. We are growing and evolving. We use the benefits.

Plus, we are finding opportunity where few would think to look. Often, the gold is so hidden in the dirt it sin’t obvious unless you look  hard, and sometimes long. In addition, we are getting out of our own way, out of the muck and mire and releasing our energy and feelings.

We can think clearer, and act better when our thinking and feeling is right. We move in inspired ways to take action instead of from worry, fear or doubt. There are many additional benefits to gain from making the effort to adopt a positive mindset.

A Positive Mental Attitude Helps You Do Everything Better

Hill further states, ‘A PMA is the habit of keeping the mind busily engaged in connection with the circumstances  and things one  desires in life, and OFF the things one does not desire’. Focus and concentration is maintained on what we want to be, do and have.

We focus on who we are and want to be not what is lacking or wrong. This gives us the ability to achieve rather than consuming us with the problem. Our energy is focused in what we can and will do as opposed to what we can’t and won’t do. Mindset is everything!

What we ‘don’t want’ IS useful to help us clarify what we do want. Once we totally know what we don’t want we SHIFT and aim our attention on what we want to be, do and have. We focus on what we want to create and not on what holds us back or keeps us down.

All Skill To Think And Do Is Acquired By Repetition And Repetition 

My hope for all my readers, especially those who haven’t yet made use of the opportunity life gives them,  is to learn to take control of their minds. Your mind is a powerful tool that can be focused like a laser to help you get what you want most in life.

It can also be used to screw you up and hold you back until you take control. It is a wonderful servant and a terrible master. Take control. One of the easiest ways is to begin with  the simple awareness of what is already good in your life and focus on that. Appreciate it all.

Sometimes it can be difficult to find, but it is the habit of finding the benefit within the hardship that is important to develop. Find people, and things about them, your world and yourself to be grateful about and emphasize them. Think and feel the gratitude.

We Are What We Repeatedly Do – Success Is A Habit

Make a list. Do it daily. Often! In finding what is already good you open your mind to finding more good now and to creating it later. You build an important habit. You get your mind and feelings supporting you. It can take some time or be nearly instant.

Most things take awhile so keep at it until you break through. Usefully, pretty soon you will notice a shift occurring. It gets better and easier. Then guess what. You will be tested. Something will happen that will provide you the opportunity to test your mettle.

Life just happens that way. Then you either rise or fall. Whichever occurs use it to learn and benefit from. If you fall get up again, as many times as you need to, in order to move ahead. This is how habits and control are formed. You need to use them in tough times.

The Habit Of Persisting Is The Habit Of Victory

If it were never tough you wouldn’t need the abilities. Yet, this is where most people drop out. They exclaim, ‘I was doing everything I should and then things went bad and suck. This stuff doesn’t work.’ IT WORKS you have to learn to apply it where it counts!! Get it?

You need to learn control and use it when times are tough. Don’t buckle. But if you do, get back on top again. Pat yourself on the back for doing whatever you did, be grateful to become aware and have the opportunity to use what you are learning. Then do it! Apply it.

Stay grateful. Keep looking for benefit. Affirm the positive. Focus on who you are that is wonderful already and who you want to become. Stick with it. Enjoy, delight, be strong when necessary. Guard your thoughts and self-talk. Be the author of your own life story. Be the master of your thoughts and feelings. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Decide now to have a most wonderful day!

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I Am Doing Everything Right But It Isn’t Happening Yet, What Gives?


“Hi, Rex, nice to meet through here. I have been reading your very inspirational blog articles and I have also subscribed to them and I have a big, big question to ask.

So, how do I or what can I use to help me keep the energy (for everything is made of Energy) up, up all the time in believing, acting as if… for me to get work as an actor, independently of where I am.

(Vietnam at the moment) for as we know the universe will create the right opportunities/situations/people in place as I also contribute in creating them by taking action. I do my daily affirmations.

Plant A Seed Of Happiness Hope Success And Love …

I journal, I am a Zen meditation practitioner for over 6 years now and I teach as I am also a Hatha Yoga Teacher. I am into all the positive mindset and tools.

I know about NLP, some positive psychology and yet, not getting what I want. As the big question goes (for me here) : If you so clear with what you want, why don’t you already have it?!!!

Ok, looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time. Have a great day! Best regards, Maurice 😉

… It Will Come Back To You In Abundance 

I answered Maurice and then tailored it for others who have similar questions. These suggestions readers can consider and apply while pursuing  making dreams true. Application is necessary.

Each idea can be pursued in much more depth. There is more, lot’s more, yet it is all very simple. The practice of applying any of these is the most important. It is simple to apply but takes time to master.

Hi, Thanks for reaching out. Thanks for reading and subscribing. Great question. It is a bit tricky answering because, while you inform me, I don’t actually know what is going on.

Every Seed Planted Requires Incubation Time – Be Patient

Still, I’ll try to provide some useful ideas or suggestions to consider. It could be any number of things or none, still you might discover an answer by navigating through some of these SUGGESTIONS.

First congratulations on your awarenesses and practices. This is awesome. You are in the process of making things happen and taking charge of your life. Wonderful! Congratulations, again!

Okay, first. Is what you want congruent with your overall purpose in life? Were you born to do this? What is in your heart? What must you do in life? Some people want to do things others must do them.

From A Small Tree A Mighty Tree Can Grow

Some feel destined to do it. They are certain they will without any doubt.  Others are not so sure. If not, you might want to find ways to adjust it so it is a part or an aspect of your larger purpose.

Perhaps, it is something else you and ‘this’ is something that seems great but isn’t what you have to do in life. You will have to sort this out for yourself because I can’t answer for you. Right?

It could be it is exactly what you are supposed to do. Or it could be that it is stepping stones to a larger goal. Could this be the case? It an important area to get clear about. We all need to know our purpose.

The Potential Of A Mighty Oak Is Contained Within A Tiny Seed

Some people mistakenly think things magically come to them versus they can make it happen. You are responsible and in charge not the universe or any one else. Each of us needs to take full responsibility.

Okay the universe is in charge but we have to accept and understand what our part is. We make it happen in cooperation with the universe. When we take responsibility we can change things.

Responsibility is freedom. Once we accept we are responsible for ALL of it, having good things and not so good things we can aim ourselves at what we want more completely. It is power we have.

Whatever You Feed Will Grow – Fear Or Faith – Doubt Or Belief

Do you believe you can have or deserve what you want? If there is any doubt? You can easily address this. Absolutely. You can eliminate the blockage and free yourself up to focus on what you want.

Examine your beliefs and re-condition your mind. Awareness is the key. Are you focused on increase or decrease? Are you convinced this is for you? Do you believe or have doubts?

Will you make it happen? Are you are in charge of your own success? Mindset first, actions follow. Are you feeling good most of the time? Are you positive most of the time? I hope you can answer yes to all.

It Is Always Your Choice What Will Grow 

It is one or the other, positive or negative. Count neutral as negative because if it isn’t contributing it is distracting or acting as negative. You get what you are thinking about most often. Thought is energy.

There are countless ways we are distracted. News, gossip, social media, traffic, thoughts about nothing in particular, television and more. If it isn’t positive it isn’t positive. It is either UP or Down.

It is harder to notice all of our thoughts. It is easier to determine whether we are feeling good or not. Joyous or not. If you feel less than glorious when you think about your goal that is information.

Plant Seeds Of Change Today For Continued Success Tomorrow

It is important to feel good while thinking about what you want. If you don’t something’s out of alignment. You need to be congruent. Change your thoughts to focus on the positive on what you want.

When we feel less than glorious it is usually because we are thinking about what we don’t want, or want to exclude; we doubt, fear and worry and aren’t thinking on what we really want. We need to stop.

We can use what we don’t want to help get absolutely clear and clarify what we do want. Once we know what we don’t want we shift and focus exclusively on what we do want. Put energy into wants.

Life Is An Adventure To Enjoy –  Live – Love – Laugh – Celebrate

Negative feelings HELP us to clarify what we want and focus on that. To create and attract we put our energy ON the positive, the increase and what we want.  Actually, we attract who and we are.

We don’t really attract what we want. We attract more of what is already the case for us. If we are loving we attract back more love if we are worried or doubtful we attract back more worry and doubt.

So enjoy life, have fun, be happy, enthused in general and you will create and attract more good things. Feelings run the show. Feelings are our frequency and vibration. Do that which enhances the good.

Be Positive – Be Patient – Be Persistent

Take care of yourself physically. Eat well and get enough exercise. Get enough rest and sleep. Do things you enjoy. Walk, play, get a massage, take a bath, shower or sauna. Live well and have fun.

Energy comes from our mind and body. Both need to work together. Both feed and nurture each other. They are one thing but we typically treat them as two. We tend to ignore one over the other.

Seek balance, pleasure, fun and feeling the best you can. Do things you enjoy. Gift yourself. Fill your mind with positive and motivational, inspirational material. Be healthy in mind and body.

When You Take Responsibility For Everything Everything Changes

Don’t spend all your time consumed with your passions. Relax, have fun, trust it will happen. Keep the faith. Spend some time each day devoted to it. Consider this: You place an order in a restaurant.

The waiter takes the order to the kitchen. You occupy your mind with other things. You don’t hope you get your order. You don’t doubt it will come. You don’t fret, worry, or fear that it won’t.

You know it will come in time. Maybe sooner or later you will get it. You may or may not enjoy what shows up but you will get it. You can’t micromanage everything in advance. You let go. It comes.

Everything You Do Is Based On Choices You Make

If it isn’t what you expected you can deal with it at that moment and make the adjustments. Thinking obsessively about it prior to or after the fact doesn’t assist in anything. Let go, enjoy the wait.

Place your order and expect to get it. Remain in good feelings and positive state while waiting. Enjoy life. Have fun and know it is coming. You can think about how you will enjoy it when it arrives.

You can think about or look forward to getting it. That is different than comparing, being impatient and worrying about whether it happens to come or not. Keep the feelings and vibrations high.

Live Life To The Fullest Because You Only Get To Live It Once

The higher and more positive the better. Feel good most of the time and transformation happens. Be happy no matter what helps makes everything else wonderful. It is wonderful to live this way.

Some people are happy with nothing, some aren’t happy with everything. What is your happiness quotient? This is important to know. It is also great to have desires that keep us evolving.

Perhaps, you are trying to much or too many things at once. Relax, let go, trust, enjoy and simplify. You can’t push a rope. Allow, settle, release. Trust yourself to create what you want to happen.

To Live To The Fullest Is Rare – Most People Only Exist – Live Fully

Know that if you put it out there and carry it positively in your heart and mind you will make it happen.  Don’t try too hard, take it easy, make it happen by allowing it to come to you too.

A boomerang returns unless it hits something. Maybe you need to ease up a bit for awhile. A branch falls into the stream, the stream leads to a river the river to the ocean. Go with the flow.

That is the natural course, the way of life.  Unless, it gets snagged along the way it will get to the ocean. If it does get snagged, release it. Obstacles or challenges provide lessons. How cool is that?

The Price Of Greatness Is Responsibility

If you have not yet accomplished your goal, perhaps, you are in the stage of overcoming obstacles. We get tested by fire, as if there is a higher intelligence. We grow through resistance.

Opportunities come along as do problems. When we encounter tough times, no matter how long it takes, we must think, ‘On To Success.’ Steel is fashioned, and tempered by intense fire.

Diamonds made from intense pressure. Sometimes we go through what seems like a lengthy drought or long periods of push back. Perhaps, that is precisely what we need to do some inner cleansing.

If You Believe In Yourself Anything Is Possible

We need to learn to persevere no matter what comes our way; to stay faithful to our purpose; to remain positive and know deep inside we will prevail. We can remove blocks & negative beliefs.

Eliminate blockages and negative beliefs by learning and affirming new ones. Affirm the new ones repeatedly. It takes some time, but all of life is a process. Patience, everything happens in its own time.

Everything is perfect as it is right now. You are right where you are meant to be. Do you realize this? Some people aren’t happy being where they are in the process. What is IS. Stop whining and begging.

Follow Your Dreams Believe In Yourself Don’t Give Up Keep Going

They think they should be further along than they are. Celebrate and be grateful for where you are in the process. Savor it, bless it, enjoy it and you make room for more to come. Open the doors and welcome.

Happy now, happy later. Unhappy now, unhappy later. That is how it works. Be it first! Sincerity is important. Some think they are okay with things when they really aren’t. Be honest with yourself.

Be truly appreciative and okay with something not happening, even while it is important and you want it to happen. Make it okay that you are where you are. Let go of clinging behaviors and thoughts.

You Are So Much Stronger Than You Think You Are – Embrace It

If you plant the seed you have to let it grow on its own under the cover of earth and darkness. You can’t keep checking. You can’t dig it up to make sure it is growing. You have to let go.

Let nature take its course. Have faith that all will be well. Faith is marvelous to have. Believe in yourself. Know inside you can do it. Stop comparing. Focus on the end result and trust the process.

Like the seed, just mentioned, you can’t compare where you are to where you want to be. If you compare you always see how far you have to go. You are focused more on lack than on what you want.

Believe In Yourself And You Will Be Unstoppable

You notice the absence and that keeps it away. This doesn’t help you get it but pushes it further off.  Your attention is divided between what you want and the circumstances of not having it.

Whichever has the highest signal value is the one that comes forth. You really don’t attract anything. You create and make it happen. We are creators and also attractors. We create and attract from within.

It is mindset or attitude, your beliefs, thoughts, feelings and right effort or action that brings about the results you desire; persistence, and learning from challenges until you accomplish it, is important.

Great Things Come Out Of Patience – Some Things Take Time 

With the right thoughts and feelings you can attract the right people, events and circumstances, or you more readily recognize them because your brain looks for these when positively attuned.

Attraction: to attract or not is a concept. The bottom line is we bring about what we want by our thoughts and feelings which lead to actions and habits which determine our results.

It is 90% mental and 10% action. When the mindset is right, you feel right which leads to inspired actions. Then it isn’t work. When action is inspired it is pleasurable, you enjoy working because it isn’ t work.

You Can’t Live A Positive Life With A Negative Mindset

90% of our energy should be spent developing the right attitude, beliefs, and mindset. Only 10% is required to do the work. Focus on why we want it over how to get it. The ‘how’ will come in time.

How is important but only after the right mental work is done. No one knows how to do anything until after they do it. Most people have it backwards. They want the how before the take action.

It doesn’t work this way. Edison didn’t know how to create a light bulb until he made one that worked. The Wright Bros. didn’t know how to fly until they flew successfully. Then they could repeat it.

Whether You Think You  Can Or You Think You Can’t You Are Right

They only knew they must fly. They had the right attitude and then experimented until they got it correct. This is how it works. Sometimes it comes as an ‘aha’. Take charge of your mind first!

Actions are important but thought precedes action. Get the right thinking and feelings follow. From these right feelings right actions arise. These become right habits and determine the results you get.

Begin right from where you are. Go as far as you can and when you get to that place, from there, you will be able to see further. Step by step. How becomes clearer as you travel not prior to traveling.

All Things Are Difficult Before They Become Easy – Have Patience

Perhaps, you are trying to do it all alone. How can you enlist others to assist you? Network? Add value to others first, go the extra mile and be a genuine team player. Together we rise, divided we fall.

Be friendly and someone others want to be around. Let them know what you are working on accomplishing. Assist them with no regard for them assisting you, just for the sake of being helpful.

Contribute without  being a nuisance, and they may find reasons to help you back and contribute to what you want. People tend to like and say yes to people they like and want to be around.

If You Want Quality Act As If You Already Had It

Celebrate everything, celebrate what you have right now. Be grateful, whether or not your dream comes true. Live in gratitude and you open up the door for more of the same.

Practice being grateful in advance of it happening in the world. Act as if you already have it and are pleased with it. Be thankful for having ‘the invisible’ already right now in your life. Act as if!

Gratitude, and acting ‘as if’ your dreams have come true works well! Being simply grateful for what you have right now is incredible. It is powerful and wonderful to live feeling blessed.

Act As If It Is Impossible To Fail – Believe In Yourself

If you are grateful for the happiness you have, lots or little, you make room for more. If you are grateful for the people, the money you have, the success, the health, the car, the things etc., you feel good.

Plus, whether you have lots or little, you make room for more. Bless everything. Speak only to bless, heal and prosper. Imagine only the good happening. Talk not about distresses but focus positively.

Put a guard before your mind and lips. We create what we speak about. Is our conversation and our self talk about increase and what we are making happen or about decrease, struggle and woes?

Act As If You Already Are The Person You Want To Be

It matters. We get what we focus on. We become what we think about. Energy flows where attention goes. Where is our attention and what do we talk and think about most? We speak it into being.

Do you love and adore what you do? I used to have trouble with auditions because I hated auditions. I didn’t like going in. I felt rejected. I wanted to work but not audition.

I had very few auditions, perhaps as a result. What did I do? I took audition classes to get over my fear and resentment and develop my audition skills. It took a while. Then one day I had a breakthrough.

If You Want To Be Enthusiastic – Act Enthusiastic

I loved auditions. I had fun. I enjoyed the process. I embraced it as acting for a few moments. Things changed. More auditions came my way and I booked more. Attitude IS everything. Others respond to it.

Attitude is so important. Maurice, I have no idea whether any of these apply to you. Hopefully, however something I write in response will provide meaning or direction to you or others.

I encourage you to gently and positively, examine, without any self criticism.  Beating oneself up never helps. Check your self talk and what you say to others. Be gentle and kind to yourself.

What You See Is What You Get – What You Say Is What You Get

Speak only to bless, heal and prosper yourself and others. If you see someone with what you want celebrate and bless that person. If you see something you want bless it. Positive energy boomerangs!

Celebrate and acknowledge it is good. Affirmations work whether positively or negatively stated. We want to check to be certain what we are affirming IS what we want to be affirming. Positive only!

If you think, how long will this take or I hate paying bills you are affirming those things. Speak only to bless, heal and prosper. What we talk about to self and others is our story. Write a good one!

Happiness Is Discovered When You Stop Comparing

Rephrase things so they express, create and attract what you really do want. Focus and enjoy. Celebrate and enjoy! Have fun, pursue and relax. While you pursue it allow it too! Receive it into your life.

Maurice, it seems as everything you are doing is on target. Perhaps, it is simply the season of learning and self reflection for now. Day gives way to night, winter gives way to spring. Time is not up to us.

A farmer prepares the soil, plants, trusts, eliminates weeds and steps in if nature doesn’t provide nourishment.  When the time is right the farmer harvests, enjoys the bounty and distributes. Nature’s way.

Accept Yourself – Love Yourself – Be Yourself – Appreciate Yourself

Have faith you are right where you are supposed to be today. Enjoy and live in delight no matter what. Feel good and listen for that ‘still small voice within’. Your own intuitions about what is IS important.

Be sensitive to your own notions of encouragement and direction. You are the ultimate authority in making your dreams come true. Intuition speaks softly so we must learn to pay attention.

I hope this points you in some useful directions. I have used your question to include options for other readers to explore in their own process. These are suggestions anyone might incorporate.

I Can – I Will – End Of Story – That’s It – Period

Each of us can stay positive and seek to find the knowing within us. The certainty we have when we know our birthday is coming tomorrow and we will get gifts. We don’t doubt it is our birthday.

We know it is. We expect it. We eagerly await its arrival. We don’t doubt it will come or worry that it may not. We go about doing what we do knowing it is coming. It will arrive without question.

With our wants, the stepping stones, and our major purpose they don’t always come according to our timelines. We want it NOW but it will come when we are ready to receive it. You know the saying.

Failure Is Only Failure If You Quit Keep Going You Can Succeed

When the student is ready the teacher appears. It can be the same with our desires. When we are ready is when we line things up. We can’t force it to happen we allow it to happen. When ready it does!

The same way the farmer has to let the seeds grow in their own time. The farmer plants and then waits. It is what we do, how we are and who we are while waiting that determines much of everything!

I wish you the best of success. Stay in touch. Hopefully this provided some food for thought and, is of value to other readers. Everything is always good. We simply need to remember to look for it. Thanks so much! All the best wishes always.  Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Live well today and encourage others!

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Rich People Aren’t Always Wealthy But You Can Be

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“Yes, some people with money are not nice people. Money only amplifies who you already are. If you aren’t a good person without money you most likely won’t be a good person with money. Wealth is a mindset.

You can be monetarily rich but true wealth goes beyond money. Real wealth is an attitude. You can be wealthy physically with good health, with friends and loving relationships, emotionally and spiritually. You can be happy and have peace of mind.

Cash may not make you happy. You could have lots of cash and be lonely and miserable. You can have money and not health. Alone and sick what is money good for? You can hoard money and not do any good with it. Then having money may be very sad.

The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Not A Place But A State Of Mind

If you aren’t going to help people then you have a lot of cash but so what? True wealth is an attitude of abundance. The mindset is that there is plenty. There is plenty and it is good to both receive and to give.  Learn to do both well.

If you aren’t doing both you are out of balance. You may be rich  but you are not truly wealthy. You may not care one way or the other. Then it truly is sad. It seems the more we have the more opportunity there is to enjoy but that isn’t always the case.

Napoleon Hill stated, of the 520 wealthiest people in the world that he modeled, studied and built his philosophy on, only one was balanced. He said all the rest had problems. He said he got to know all of them. He had stayed with many and they all had issues.

The Smallest Deed Is Better Than The Greatest Intention

Their spouses and many of their kids had issues. To be so obsessed with gaining a fortune, and by not focusing on the more important aspects of life, had brought many of the 520 mental, emotional and physical illnesses. Life out of balance is not a good thing.

Hill wrote, ‘I’ve had the privilege of intimately knowing the most outstanding, the most successful, and the richest men that this country has ever produced. I’ve slept in their houses, ate with them, known their families, their wives and their children.’

‘And I have seen what happened to their children after they died and passed on. I know the importance of learning to live a balanced life … The men that collaborated with me in the building of this philosophy represented outstanding success in every field of their era.’

A Man Is Not A Failure Until He Blames Others And Stops Trying

‘Out of all those men, there was only one I could say even vaguely approached having peace of mind along with all his other successes: John Burroughs. Without a doubt, he was the one who came nearest it and the one who came next nearest to it was Mr. Edison.’

The problem many have is they put money above everything else. They are willing to crush or to ruin others in the quest to be top dog. They want more than anyone else and stop at nothing. Ultimately, however they are miserable, unhappy, lonely, sick people.

Much in life is binary with shades between. There is positive or negative. There is increase and decrease. You can be wealthy or not wealthy. When it comes down to it your life is a result of the thoughts you think, how you feel and the choices you make.

You CAN be wealthy with no money. You can be rich with love, family, friends, health, and good times. You can live and leave a legacy of delight without having much money. You can, but many don’t because their focus is on bills, making ends meet, or lack.

The Great Opportunity Is Where You Are At

Some work very hard but hardly move ahead. The key in life is to be grateful for what you have. Enjoy it. You can continue to work for more but be happy where you are at. Then whether you get more or not you are still happy. That is the art most important to learn.

Learn to have a good life. Not only a good one but a grand one. Enjoy and delight in the relationships you have. Savor and nourish and protect them. Do likewise with your health. Take care of you and others. Life becomes more delightful when you can enjoy it.

Money is only a tool. Don’t love the tool. Love people and use the tool. You can learn to make more money. You can learn to be happy with or without money. It has been said one is only happy when learning and growing. Keep growing in awareness and in love.

Never Get So Busy Making A Living You Forget To Make A Life

Grow in understanding and your ability to appreciate life. Evolve into a person who doesn’t let tough times or obstacles defeat or get the better of you. Be bigger than any problem and be filled with joy and wonder and positivity. Make good things happen.

You are a creator. It begins with your thought. From nothing you create your life around you. What are you making for yourself and loved ones? You will always be a work in progress. If it isn’t what you want it to be you can learn to make it that. Keep going.

Focus on what is important. Live a good life. Be positive and be happy. Help others. Simplify everything. Enjoy it all. Only when you are able to enjoy everything are you truly wealthy. Learn to relax, let go and delight. Learn to celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

What will you do today to make it even more marvelous?

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