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You Can Have Everything You Want PT 2

never give up

Make it a point to go after your goal. Make it a point to keep the goal and positive thoughts in your mind as much as possible during your day. ‘What you think about most during the day you become.’

A great practice to engage in everyday is to look for things  (your own successful and happy talents and abilities, family, people, events, situations, possessions you have in your life, )  to feel good about and be thankful for each day. In other words, count your blessings each day and find reasons to feel more grateful. Look around and delight in the beauty and majesty of nature, the abundance of beauty and enjoy it more each day.

Practice  putting your attention on how you are presently blessed, how things are positively working for you now. It is good for helping you to think and feel and act your very best.

Do these things while you continue to think about getting what you want. You want to maintain good feelings throughout the day as much as possible. You want to feel your best.

Keep in mind this is a training or conditioning process so these practices are important.  You are conditioning yourself to control your thoughts.  Your are learning to focus and to select the finest ones that serve you and make you stronger and help you feel better. You choose your thoughts to become aware that you DO have the power to choose and to determine what you think at anytime.

It is a process of making strong positive thinking a habit. You do this by finding the best, by finding what feels the best and holding on to it. Concentrating on it. Repeating it frequently during your day and making corrections as you need to in order to maintain it.

When you focus on what it is you want in your life many times during the day you are improving your powers of visualization and concentration.  As you repeatedly continue to think the best thoughts,  choose things to feel thankful for, and looking for the best feelings inside your body that you can enjoy you are  developing these abilities and making them into habits. It takes repetition and time but you are doing doing it.

So feel good, enjoy it! Believe it, enjoy it. Have fun with this, enjoy it! Relax and enjoy it!

Keep the focus on what you want to have even if the world around you were crumbling. It is not the present that should be your concern it is where you are headed and what you want to accomplish that you stay focused on. It is what you want to create and where you want to be. Keep your mind on these.

While you may need to attend to things in the present but the key is to not let the present tarnish the future accomplishment.

In spite of what is going on know in your heart you will make your dream come true. This is faith and persistence. This is not letting what is going on get you down, or giving in to doubt or falingl into negativity. This is being a champion for yourself no matter what you encounter. Sometimes tenacity is its own reward.

If you don’t have money now, that is not the point. Oh, I am sure some will say ‘yes, it is’, but you don’t get riches by focusing on lack. You don’t become positive by focusing on negativity. So focus on the money you want to have not the bills you have now. It is a matter of where you put your focus that is important.

Some people may tell you you won’t ever do it, that you can’t succeed, or that you are foolish to try. Perhaps, you  have your own doubts.

You will never get what you want if you doubt that you will.

You don’t get positive thinking by thinking negatively, so monitor your thoughts and if you catch yourself, doubting, thinking negative or feeling bad STOP IT!

The very moment you become aware of the doubt or negativity DECIDE THEN,  in that moment, to steer your thoughts and feelings to better healthier, more positive ones.

You may only have to do that once or you may have to do it multiple times each instant before you shift your thinking but keep adjusting, keep at it. Persistence will pay off. Just don’t quit.  I repeat be a champion for you and your goal.

Keep on trying.

Edison didn’t give up until he invented the light bulb. The Wright Brothers didn’t let ‘failed’ attempts stop them from succeeding. Hilary made it to the top of Everest because he kept at it. There are countless examples of people just like you and me who decided what they wanted and continued to work toward it in spite of seemingly unsurmountable odds and opposition. If they can do it , we can! If anyone human finds a way to do it, you can!

You must not stop. You adjust what you do that isn’t working but you continue the pursuit. There may be times you feel like quitting, there may be times you feel confused. Frankly, those times will be there, they occur for all of us.

Just keep the faith and know that when you have faith and keep going you will get the gold. You will make it happen. You won’t if you quit but you can if you continue. Just keep at it. I repeat become your own champion for you and your goal!!!

One thing that helps and is important; whenever you notice you are off course, you find yourself thinking and feeling negative STOP the moment you become aware, take a deep breath, and begin to  thank yourself for recognizing it. Appreciate yourself  for becoming aware, for noticing what was going on and then changing it. Feel grateful for your insight and value yourself in these moments. Delight in your awareness.

It could happen in an argument with someone, or on your own. Whenever you become aware that you are thinking or acting different than you want to be acting STOP, take a deep breath and begin to celebrate (quietly inside if necessary) your insight and awareness. When you celebrate your discoveries you GET TO have more of them, you grease the wheel for positive learning to occur.

Plus, instead of berating yourself as you may have in the past, you are treating yourself with positive thoughts, love and behaviors. It is important to love and care and nurture yourself while you are conditioning yourself. In fact, it is important and desirable to do all the time anyway.

When the insight occurs It may be a signal to adjust something for you to find greater harmony, or to just pay attention and notice that what you are doing or thinking isn’t getting you the results you want. So appreciate that  somehow you sent yourself a signal to ‘wake up’ and do something about it. That is awesome!

Think of it this way. If you were traveling and you were headed off course, or perhaps you were off course by many, many miles, wouldn’t you be grateful is someone stopped you and said, ‘hey, here is how you get back on course’. I know, I know the tendency is to be aggravated because you went of course, well knock that silliness of.

Celebrate the messenger for getting you righted and be happy you can continue in the manner you desire. Celebrate, because that messenger is YOU! Treat you with kindness and love. Occasionally, another person is that messenger – treat them well too.

The point is simply. Whenever you go off course, GENTLY, steer yourself back on course. Don’t get mad or upset (and while you may at first, this can change to through dedicated practice) just navigate back to the positive good healthy thoughts and feelings. Relax about it.

This is evolution and it takes time and patience. The world has become a magic bullet, pill popping, fast food, gotta have it now society but this is evolution. Illumination can occur in an instant yet most things still take time. Take the time, all the time you need, and be kind to yourself.  YOU can do this!

Savor this time and this opportunity to do something nice for yourself. You are undergoing this rigorous conditioning as a gift to yourself and for others. You are making the effort to be in charge of you, how you are, think, feel and act. That is a wonderful decision.

It is a wonderful opportunity to discover the many incredible things about you so celebrate it. You are able to do this, delight in it, enjoy the process, relax, have fun and keep on going. It gets easier and better as you continue. Sure, challenges may present themselves but as you move forward you become better equipped to handle them successfully.

It is truly amazing and you will be amazed.

Decide in favor of yourself. Decide that you will do this. Decide now and stick with it. Begin the journey and you will be delighted what you discover along the way. So many good things are in store for you! What waits ahead for you to find are marvelous beyond belief. Your future waits for you to realize it can all be yours. It has been calling to you all along, don’t you think it is time to answer the call?

Begin to day to make your life the life you want it to be.” Rex Sikes

I’ll share more tomorrow on this. Meanwhile, have a wonderful day!




You Can Have Everything You Want PT 1

everydat is a new beginning

“Write your goal down. Be specific as possibly. Put down what you want to be like, what you want to do and have and by when. Have a date of completion. Be fairly realistic as to when you want this. Someone once said, ‘There are no unrealistic goals just unrealistic time frames for them to be accomplished.’ Since I am not proposing magic, or wishing or dreaming something into existence, make it real. You can wish for a million or more dollars but can you truly believe you will get it this week? For some, yes perhaps, for others no.

I firmly believe you can get anything you want when you believe it is both possible and plausible. When you believe you can do it, accomplish it and make it come true then you open the door for your creativity and resourcefulness to assist you in making that happen. If your goal is unrealistic to begin with and you can’t actually imagine yourself getting it, then pick something you are able to readily imagine having some day.

Find something you can easily entertain thinking about and getting. Choose another goal, something you really want that is important to you, but not necessarily your biggest goal to start with. Work on this other goal first. Write it down and notice if you feel eager and excited about it.  When you think ‘I can have this’ do you actually believe that is possible? IF the answer is emphatically yes, without any hesitation, use this goal as your starting goal.

Once you make this goal happen you can work your way up to the larger goal by picking up wins and successes along the way. As you build a successful track record everything becomes easier and even quicker. So start with something as suggested, once you get it move on up the ladder of larger and larger goals.

This may be an important first step realization for some people. When you think about what you want you should feel wonderful, eager and excited that you will have this some day. If you can’t feel like that as you consider your goal, then choose one you can feel this way about. Work with this second goal first. It should be something you believe you can have, you believe you can make happen and you believe you deserve. You want to really believe you can have it.

If not, there are other things you might want to focus on first.

Keep in mind that you can do it and you can have anything you want!

Some people just bite off more than they can chew at first, then get discouraged because they don’t feel good, don’t believe it or keep at it. Then they throw up their hands and claim, ‘it doesn’t work for me’ and quit.  That is throwing the baby out with the bath water. Stop right now, do not let this be you.

Make it a point now to begin by choosing a small goal with a realistic time frame that you do feel good about as you consider it now. Pick one that you will be excited to get when it comes true and begin here. Do you understand? Really do you understand because this is important? I have purposely repeated myself to drive this home.

If you decide to go on a vacation with the mindset that you will never get there, or that it is too difficult and not worth the effort, what is the likelihood of arriving when and how you want? It is probably, not likely at all. So understand that the frame of mind you begin with IS important.

You need to know what seeds you are planting. If you plant corn expecting wheat you may not like what you get. Have you ever taking a drink of some beverage thinking it was something else, wasn’t that a shock? Expectations have a lot to do with how we experience our life.

If we expect things to be hard they will. If we expect them to be easy it will. While we may still encounter difficulty, we often come through it thinking ‘wow that was easier than I thought’, or ‘that wasn’t so bad’. Expectations shape what we pay attention to and determine what we get back.  Hopefully, as you read and digest these points  you are becoming aware pf why it is important to have faith and maintain the very best positive expectations.

Our thoughts are seeds. We plant them, they grow and eventually we harvest. Our minds will grow whatever we focus on good or bad it does not care. Your mind doesn’t care whether you think positive or negative it will grow it just as the soil doesn’t care whether you plant corn or wheat, or food or poison. Whatever you plant the soil of your mind returns. You reap what you sow. SO plant positive, powerful, ‘I can do’, healthy thoughts.

It is very simple to understand. You get back what you put out. For decades now there is the principle of GIGO first popularized in cybernetics. GIGO stands for ‘garbage in garbage out’ meaning if you fill yourself with garbage you will get garbage out. If you write bad computer programming you get bad results. You get back what you put in. The same applies to our thinking. What we focus on is what we get back. If we think good thoughts we get more good thoughts as a result. If we think negative or bad thoughts we get those back.

No one is making this stuff up. You don’t have to go anywhere to understand the accuracy of these concepts. This is why it is important to understand the principle that ‘We become what we think about’, ‘We get what we think about’, or ‘What we focus on expands’.

Feeling bad and negative does not result in feeling good and positive. For most people, due to whatever situations and experiences in life, it is much easier to think negative than positive. Family, friends, educators, media, real world experiences are all possible reasons for why this may be the case but so what. Just because someone learned to think in a negative way doesn’t mean that same person can’t begin to think positive, improve themselves and their lives and begin to live as they may have always wanted.

If you want to be a positive, ‘I can do it’ person and make your goals and dreams come true the fact of the matter is you have to change what you are thinking, feeling and doing. You have to become that kind of person. How do you do that? ‘You become what you think about most through out each day’. You want to get your goal. How? ‘You get what you think about most through out each day’. ‘What you focus on expands’.

One just has to start. Even a small consistent effort is better than none. Often, raging rivers began as a trickle. The consistent application of a positive force is enough to carve a path through any territory.You apply a consistent, constant positive force – your thoughts!

When you begin to think in positive ways you begin to become more flexible and adaptable and more likely to see new opportunities than when you are thinking negatively. When you feel better you get more done. You enjoy yourself, others and life much more.” Rex Sikes

I will share more tomorrow. Meanwhile have a blessed and marvelous day!

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Inspiring Pics & Quotes To Make Your Day 3

give yourself everything you wanted

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

“Definiteness of Purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” W. Clement Stone

being positive means

“Don’t be afraid of a little opposition. Remember that the “Kite” of Success generally rises AGAINST the wind of Adversity – not with it.” Napoleon Hill

“The test of a man is the fight he makes, the grit that he daily shows; the way he stands on his feet and takes Fate’s numerous bumps and blows.” Edgar A. Guest

inch toward your goals

“OK, don’t be a positive thinker! What’s the alternative?” Rex Sikes

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Have You Ever Failed At Anything? Failure is Feedback

arrow launch you

“There is no failure until you give up. Giving up makes it absolute. If you don’t give up it is only a setback, maybe a large one but it is only temporary as long as you don’t cave in.

Think of failure as useful feedback that something isn’t working and it is time for you to positively adjust your plan. There is nothing wrong with that. Feedback is what we need to move forward if we are off course. Failure is only temporary so hang in there.  

You don’t give up your goal, you adjust your plan positively to keep moving toward your goal. You may only need to take baby steps to course correct  when you get feedback.  So move yourself inch by inch back on course.

Only rarely does one  have to yank the wheel of the car to navigate successfully.  Large, sudden adjustments may be necessary once in awhile but not as a rule.  As you drive you makes constant adjustments from right to left to stay in the middle of the lane moving forward. You are always adjusting back to center to keep moving straight forward.

Remember the saying, “Quitters never win and Winners never Quit”.

Don’t give up. Adjust and keep moving forward. You will make it just keep going! ” Rex Sikes

Inspiring Pics & Quotes To Make Your Day 2.

choose to be happy

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Jim Rohn

inch toward your goals

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey

love yourself

“We become what we think about.” Earl Nightingale

habit replaces habit

“Staying positive and happy may not be easy but neither is living the other way.” Rex Sikes

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Inspiring Pics & Quotes To Make Your Day 1.

happiness depends on what u think

“Dream Big and Dare To Fail” Norman Vaughn

correct your mind

“Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.” Napoleon Hill

big goals get beig results

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you are right.” Henry Ford

be happy set goals
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What are we capable of? It would astound you!

if we did all we are capable of edison

“I never know how things are going to work out but I have learned that things always work out for the best when you have the right attitude. When I think positive and feel positive I act positive. When I feel confident and hopeful and joyful I know whatever situation comes my way I am able to handle it. I know I am able to handle it better when I am feeling my best than otherwise. So I continue to do those things that allow me to move in the direction of being optimal.

When I have faith and believe in myself I know no matter what comes I am resourceful to be able to handle it. I know when I am thankful and filled with gratitude challenges, while there, are considered opportunities to learn, grow and change for the better. When I feel blessed nothing can stop me.

So each day I make time to put my head on straight and think the best thoughts, find the best feelings and take the best actions in my behalf. I aim at my long term and short term goals and determine to make my dreams come true. Throughout the day I make whatever adjustments I have to – to stay this way. Sometimes it is very easy, sometimes it is much more difficult but I keep going. I have learned no matter what to always persevere.

When I am feeling the finest I know incredible things are coming my way even if I am not yet able to see them. As a result of my attitude I find more opportunities and doors opening up. I make it a point to think of myself as a magnet attracting all good things. I mean, why the heck not?

I prefer how I am when I feel this way. Do I ever get down, sure. When that happens I notice it, accept it as a signal that something needs my attention to get back into harmony. I don’t fight it I am learning to not resist. Whatever we resist persists. I’d rather turn resistance into assistance and move forward. So I return back to what I want and focus on that.

It is no different than going to a buffet. There are things I like, really enjoy and savor. There are items on the buffet I am not crazy about or downright don’t like. When I encounter something I don’t like I do not get bent out of shape about it, instead I move on to something I like. I choose what I want, what I like. I don’t spend the rest of my dinner worried about or thinking about what I didn’t like or want I spend the time enjoying what I want to enjoy. My focus is on what I want not what I don’t want.

I am finding when I focus on what I desire and want I get more of it. I keep my eye on this no matter what the present moment is like. I choose where to place my awareness. In doing so I find I am creating all sorts of wonderful moments in life.

I am no expert believe me but I am so much better today than I was a while back. It has come at a cost. The cost is effort each day and never quitting regardless how what is going on or how I feel. Is it worth it? OH GOD ABSOLUTELY! The return on investment is staggering beyond anything I could have imagined. Well being has been so under-rated.

I am so blessed and finding more each moment. Life is good, life is great, life is grand!

One of my favorite passages is from the Bible. “This is the day the lord has made rejoice and be glad in it”

Whether one believes in a lord or not doesn’t matter to me. The potent message to pay attention to is the same. This is the day we have rejoice and be glad!!!

I find this is a far better choice of how to spend any day than sad, angry, confused or hopeless. Happiness, faith, good feelings are always a choice. SO I am rejoicing and being glad.

Believe me when I say this, if I can enjoy my life and make positive changes for myself, ANYONE can. We are all the same in spirit. I have no advantage in positive thinking at all.

As I stated happiness in life it comes at a price and that prices is to decide each moment to be happy instead of otherwise. To decide to look for the best instead of otherwise. To decide to maintain your focus no matter what appears otherwise or what challenges there may be. To decide if you ever get off track to return and get on track as quickly as you are able. To decide to go first and put it out there because no one else can do it for you. To decide to accept and let go of problems and look for solutions as cheerfully as possible. To decide be thankful for each moment and to live with gratitude. To decide to celebrate and rejoice frequently each day.

Is it worth it? Absolutely?

It is really quite simple, and easy enough to do. Especially, if you decide to think about it that way.

I started small. I began reading a chapter a day of inspirational material and made the commitment to do so for no less than 30 days. Sometimes, I read more. What I read, I put to work as best I was able. Tiny steps, little things. I wrote down my goals and desires. I jotted down my thoughts and insights whenever I could. I ask myself questions that directed my mind where I wanted to have it go and repeated these often through the day. I used some morning time and before bed time to remember and visualize what I want to be like and include in my life. I decided I would stay with it. There were plenty of challenging times too. Whenever I could throughout the day I would return my mind to these positive practices.

I kept quiet about this too. I informed no one. I went about my business and didn’t attempt to convince others to join me.

After the month I wanted to continue. I felt like I wanted to keep going so I did. I had learned and benefited so much during that time. So I keep on. I take it day by day and moment by moment. After all that is how life comes to us. As I progressed it became easier, more natural and more of a habit. I found myself much happier, healthier, positive and powerful.

I made it a point to consider this next thought as truth whether it is or is not. “I am where my thoughts brought me. I will be where my thoughts take me” I determined to have my thoughts, feelings and actions serve me by deciding where I want to go.

I think of it as no different than deciding to go on a vacation. I determine where I want to go and I go. I enjoy the traveling all along the way while eager to get to my destination. Since I know where I want to go I know I will get there as long as I continue to move towards it. I decide to do whatever I can to make it the most fun and exciting and wonderful trip possible.

Really, that is what I do. The cost – worth every bit of effort a million times over . If I can do this so can anyone else. So can you. It is easier than you think, and it is simple to do. Begin by reading only a page of inspirational material a day, make it manageable but commit to doing something very positive for yourself. Heck, if nothing else practice gratitude as often as you can. What we sow we reap!

Celebrate and delight!  AND always keep in mind: This is a day the lord has made – be glad and rejoice in it!!!” Rex Sikes

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“How To Make Affirmations Work For You – video

your future begins w your next thought

“Short Video Snippet from talk on “How To Make Affirmations Work For You” Use link below:

We can be the designer and architect of our lives faster, when we learn how and how simple it can be. Why struggle for a long time when you can learn to apply some small daily practices that make all the difference for your success?

Learn to steer your mind, take control in the driver’s seat and get to where you want to be in life. Now you can. How surprised and delighted would you be to discover your fine ability to make changes easily and more quickly? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fully enjoy more of all the incredible moments and blessings offer?

Even if you don’t yet think it is possible for you, you can as you learn how.  Here is some food for thought. Enjoy!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx3GBNAJLPQ

Further information, articles available at http://www.idea-seminars.com/

I hope you enjoyed  this short. It is just a snippet and more will be made available on the topic in this blog so stay tuned. Be sure to follow this blog site. Please share, if you would.” Rex Sikes


Some Pics & Quotes

be happy for this moment

“Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; what you can do or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it; only engage and then the mind grows heated; begin and then the work will be completed.” Goethe

a man sees in the world what he carries in his heart

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker

the one who falls and gets up

“If you think you can or you think you can’t you are right.” Henry Ford

all that we are arises with our thoughts

“Be here Now!” Ram Dass

patience and waiting

“Your circumstances my not be congenial but they will not long remain so if you perceive an ideal and strive to reach it.” James Allen

growth is

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” Buddha

Finding Feelings

action moments

“The key to making each day the best is to look for and find the very best feelings you can find within yourself. No matter how small or seemingly insignificant find the best feeling and focus on it, accentuate it, nurture it.

Begin to wonder how delighted you can be to discover it increasing and spreading thought out your being and your experience. Encourage your best feelings and help them grow and bask in them. In doing this you are truly learning something of great importance.

You are learning you can choose to, and that you can experience the very best. Yes, it may take some time, you must be patient and expect wonderful results and stay positive.

You are training yourself in a number of important areas, scanning and looking to find the best you have and feel, focus of attention and learning to increase the feelings of well being and spreading them through your body. You are learning you actually have a say in what your experience is like.

You have a choice as to what you feel and what you encourage. These are valuable learnings because you get to have you life back, you get to make it what you want it to be. Begin today, and keep at it until you make it a habit.

You will have plenty of opportunities through out each and every day to remember to do this process. Keep at it as much as you can for a couple of months and you will have vastly improved your life.” Rex Sikes