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Don’t Stop Yourself With Limited Thinking

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“You know, when one person asks a question, it can mean many others had the same, similar or other questions but didn’t ask. Others may have have thought the very same thing. People may have made similar comments too if they were so inclined.

With that in mind I decided to re-post an answer I made to someone who commented, because the same principle applies to comments. In this case, a person, commented they would prefer their heart surgeon had knowledge over imagination.

He further stated he was tired of people using Einstein and his words, quotes, as if he were the barometer of infallibility. My reply follows.

Imagination Creates Reality –  Live Out Your Imagination

‘LOL! I do! I want my heart surgeon to have knowledge, be skilled and creative or imaginative to think outside the box to trouble shoot or problem solve on his or her feet. I want the person top of their game. I don’t want a mere mechanic; technical skill only.

I want the best of the best and that includes more than just knowledge. A point to consider. This is a blog post. Not a book or far longer discussion. Hence, there isn’t room for all the examples and counter-examples possible.

I focus on the point or the couple points I am making. There is always room for alternatives, other options and disagreement. Hey, Einstein was proven wrong, about many things, long ago. That doesn’t make his contributions any less poignant.

What Is Now Proved Was Once Only Imagined

He is not a final authority in anything but a decent contributor to the human race. His efforts and benefits way outshine mine, to say the least. I have no problem using a quote, Einstein or otherwise, if it makes a good point.

Who said it may, sometimes, be far less important than what is posited. Other times, the opposite may be the case. The point of the post is don’t stop yourself with limited thinking. Don’t stop at the known but go beyond and into new territory.

Adventure, explore and discover. Adventure, explore and discover.

There is always enough to stop us, but the courageous, the curious, the creative, the fun seekers may go further then others who quit at the obvious, or at the first sign of hardship, physical or mental. Quitting or stopping thinking doesn’t bring much about.

Stop Letting Your Thoughts Control You – You Control Them

An idea to pursue, a purpose, a passion can change the world. People who easily quit do exactly that. They quit. I don’t want my heart surgeon to give up because the problem exceeds his/her expertise. I want the person to seek other possible legitimate solutions.

I don’t want ordinary thinkers. I want open minds. BTW I love that you engage and comment. Thanks for sharing!’ Well, there you have it. My reply. You may or may not agree with me. That’s fine. I am not seeking agreement. I am hoping to provoke thought.

I am hoping we take charge of our thoughts, our minds, our emotions and behaviors and begin getting the results we want to get. There are always enough excuses and distractions to stop us. Let’s find the reasons to see it all the way through to the end and beyond.

Nothing Really Stops You – Only You Can Stop You – Stop That

Make your dreams come true. Have fun, enjoy life. Become financially free. Live with passion. Connect deeply and meaningfully with others. Find blessings in all moments. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Delight in this day!

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How To Stay Young, Free And Independent In Mind, Body And Spirit

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Today’ blog is an audio blog. I was interviewed by Lori Dean for airplay on a radio station fall of 2015.  I received the raw mp3 of that discussion a day or two ago. The discussion we had is on how we use our mind’s to be happier and successful.

Lori Dean Interviews Rex Sikes

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If You Don’t Start Moving You Will Always Be Right There Where You Are!

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“Some people never begin. The wish and want and hope for change but they do nothing at all to bring it about. Is this you? You can make positive changes easily. Would you like to learn how? If you do these simple things you can get a tremendous amount of transformation.

Obviously, in order to begin you must choose to begin. it Starts with your decision, your commitment to make your life more wonderful and grand. If you truly want this then beginning is easier. You just start doing some things you haven’t been doing.

If you want your life to change you must change things in your life. You can’t continue along the same old pathway expecting to get somewhere new. You have to start the new path. So you begin right from where you are. Right now, right here, is where it starts.

Want Your Life To Change? Change Things In Your Life

‘As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.’ Henry David Thoreau

The reason we want to gain control of our thinking is so those negative thoughts that prevent us no longer take hold. Begin small, find a positive thought, one you agree with and want more of, and make it a mantra. Someone posted, they use, ‘this is easy’.

I like, ‘I can learn to do anything’. or ‘I am far more powerful than I presently realize’. And repeat those day and night whenever you can. Repetition is how the brain learns. Repetition with powerful emotions. So enjoy chanting this out loud.

Drop By Drop The Tub Fills

Shout them, feel great when you say them. DO one every morning and night and inbetween for at least thirty day. Find some supportive inspiring reading material or listening material and partake daily. Drop by drop the tub gets filled.

You can be surprised but how incredible a difference even a little bit of positive control makes. It is all about learning to create new positive habits to replace the old ones we no longer want. Does it take some effort.

Yup, and it is worth it. Affirm, declare, chant your mantra with wild enthusiasm. Make yourself feel good. Jump up and down, skip, sing, yell out loud. Learn that you control how you feel too. Relax, repeat them first thing in morning and last thing at night.

Nothing Great Was Ever Achieved Without Enthusiasm

Create a gratitude journal and list between 10 and 25 things you are grateful for right now, each day. Add a success journal and list those things you do each day that you consider a success. Those things you accomplish that move you forward and make you feel good.

If you do these things and do them regularly, in time the new pathway will become a well worn reliable path. You will have automatic positive new habits that serve you. You will find more delight and enjoyment in you and your life. So begin today!

Appreciate that you are deciding in your favor. That is a reason to celebrate, feel grateful and count as a success. Chose to be a winner and a victor. Chose to be a ‘CAN Do’ person, commit to it and persist in doing your daily diligence. Above all Celebrate everything! Rex Sikes

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Sometimes It Is Better To Inch Your Way Along

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“Everyone needs to rest. It can’t be all work and no play. You want to make sure you have fun too while you pursue your goals. You want to enjoy what you are doing or you won’t do it for very long. You need rest too. You need to replenish. Chill and relax. Nurture yourself! Take good care of yourself.

Sometime, people effort too much. You see it every new year. People make all sorts of resolutions. They rush to the gyms. They buy equipment. Then they over do until they eventually quit. Better to do less and continue than try to do too much and quit early.

Have Fun – Get Rest- Nourish Yourself – Enjoy Everything

Still, every year lots of people will abandon their goals because making changes takes too much time or effort. These people often don’t figure out the easy way to make new changes fit into their already busy lives. Don’t fall into this trap.

Ease your way along. Instead of going for the overhaul go for the upgrade. To inch your way to you destination is better than to go fast right away and run out of gas. You eat an elephant bite by bite. Drop by drop fills the tub. Be consistent and persistent and you will get there. Allow yourself to enjoy it all as you journey along.

Small Steps Consistently Taken Will Get You There

The same principle applies whenever you discover yourself feeling down and out or thinking less than glorious thoughts. Learn to switch from the less than glorious to the glorious whenever you notice you aren’t feeling so good. This is when you become aware that something is off.

Realize and remember the less than glorious feelings ARE the signal that something is off. The way you correct it IS to switch from thinking negative to thinking more positive thoughts. The less than glorious feelings are the alert signal to get YOUR OWN attention.

Use Your Body’s Alert Signal System To Make Positive Changes

When your thinking isn’t productive your body responds with less than good feelings. Once you notice this  it is THE time to begin the change. It is up to you to do whatever positive things you need to to feel better.

Work your way up the ladder of good feelings and thinking. Inch yourself into feeling better bit by bit. You may not be able to leap from feeling down to feeling bliss. So do little things that make you feel better bit by bit. Walk, read, rest, get a massage, talk with a friend. These will help you change your thoughts and feelings!

Better To Do A Little Something Than A Lot Of Nothing

Spend time with family, kids, help someone else, enjoy a pet. Smile more. Affirm. Ask yourself positive questions. Pay attention to what is good, what feels good, what is new that you haven’t noticed before. Look for things to be grateful about. Meditate and let go.

Eventually, you will begin feel better. Steer your thinking to more positive thoughts and you will feel more positive. Continue these practices until you are once again able to hold your positive dreams in your mind and  feel wonderful.

Take Control – Captain Your Ship – Steer Yourself There

Inch your way up. Step by step until you feel wonderful. If you do this every time you feel down or negative you will create a new habit for feeling better. You will be create new neural pathways or mental routes. It is incredibly valuable for you you take charge and initiate the change when you notice something is off!

Ultimately, you learn that you are able to direct your thoughts and feelings productively. You discover that you are in charge more of the time. As you become aware of this, more and more life improves all along the way. You will have created some really useful positive habits and changes. So celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

There is plenty to enjoy today! Can you find it?

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How You Can Take Hold Of Your Destiny

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“How do you remain faithful to your dream when there is absolutely no evidence, yet, you can accomplish it? Not giving up  when nothing appears to be happening is probably the most difficult concept for people to embrace. Most people want immediate results, they feel they need to know what they are doing is working. If it isn’t they want to change direction and quickly.

Edwin C. Barnes, according to Napoleon Hill, in Think And Grow Rich, waited patiently for FIVE years. He never gave up or doubted. He worked a menial job with no outer evidence he would ever get what he wanted. During those five years Barnes remained true to his dream. He steadfastly focused on his goal.

Instead of seeking something else to do, instead of quitting, he intensified his desire! I repeat, he intensified his desire to have what he came for. He kept his dream alive within and felt it even more strongly. How do you remain faithful to your dream when there is no evidence you can accomplish it?

Perception Is Everything

You do what Barnes did. You intensify the desire. You keep the faith, keep doing and wait patiently. Patience is considered a virtue? How we wait determines our entire experience. How we wait truly matters! We can complain the entire time, blame, whine, weep, be fearful, angry and stressed out. This is often the experience of people stuck in traffic. Consider the following.

Traffic is stopped. You cannot get to your destination as you thought you would. What is there to do? Surrounded by stopped vehicles there is nothing you can do to move your vehicle. You are stuck. You just have to wait it out. How you wait is critical. It is critical to your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health and well being. Many freak out.

Faith is the belief in things not seen. Some call that crazy. Atheists, and skeptics say it is not rational. You are wasting your time. The same kind of  thinkers said, ‘we don’t need a horseless carriage my horse is good enough’. ‘We don’t need an electric light bulb we’ve oil lamps’, and ‘We will never fly that is only for birds’.

All Things Work Together For Good

I am not talking about faith in an unseen god but about belief in yourself. Belief in your ability to make your future how you want it to be when nothing appears likely. I am talking about being true to your dreams when all physical reality runs counter. You have mountains of bills and debt but your dominant dream is wealth and financial freedom.

There are countless stories of people broke and down and out, who don’t have two nickels to rub together. They failed multiple times, again and again, but still climbed out of the cesspool of troubles into freedom and a life they now enjoy. There are more of these examples than you or I can ever imagine.

There are billions of dollars in flow, circulating the globe every second, if you don’t have a share it is only because you chose not to. There are 7 billion people on the planet. If you are lonely, it is only because, somehow, you chose to be alone. How can it be otherwise? With all that is possibly available if you don’t have, why not? The answer has to be YOU. That is okay, don’t fret.

If It Is To Be It Is Up To Me And No One Else

Determine what you want. Then claim what you want. Imagine yourself, already in possession of all the good you want for yourself. See yourself financially free with enough money to do the things you want to do. Imagine it happening right now not in the future some time. See yourself already in the perfect relationship, loving the partner right for you. Feel all the wonderful feelings.

Stay fast and true.  Remain fast and true even while times run counter to what you want. Remain convinced, keep you eye on the prize. Keep the faith.  Take even baby steps to make daily progress toward your dreams. When you do this eventually get them. SO HOW you wait is critical. What you do when nothing appears to be happening is extremely important!

Do you believe or doubt? Whichever it is you will get more the same. You get back whatever you put out there. YOU create more of the same! Either you will become more convinced or more doubtful. Which do you think works better for getting what you want in life? Some will say, ‘but… but… but’ because there is always some who will.

You Are Where Your Thoughts Take You

Some will say ‘but you have to be realistic’. Who says so? What does being realistic actually mean? Doe being realistic mean caving and giving up because it doesn’t yet look like you might be successful? Is that what you think realistic is? Do you think it is realistic to doubt yourself and your abilities more than believing in yourself?

Are there other ways to be realistic besides the way you think there are? Maybe you are only thinking along old chronic, habitual lines of thought that never served you very well. Perhaps, the reason you feel this is because you never thought differently or challenged yourself to go beyond these worn out thoughts.

Does realistic really mean doubting yourself is better than believing in yourself? Well, does it? Some will say, ‘but you might create false hope’. THAT is a stupid, silly notion. There is only hope or no hope. False hope means hoping against hope. That you may be disappointed by hoping. Disappointment is always a possibility.

Skill Comes From Doing

Would you rather try for something and get a little better and be disappointed or do nothing, remain the same and be disappointed? Which works better for your lifelong enjoyment?  Disappointment could be the very catalyst you need to catapult yourself into success and happiness.

Disappointment could be the ‘hitting rock bottom’ when you finally say, ‘never again’ or ‘I refuse to live like this’. Disappointment is when you ultimately clarify what you want and decide to never settle for what you do not want. Perhaps, it is far better to get disappointed than to be comfortable in laziness and to do nothing.

How you wait in the face of trying circumstances or when nothing seems to happen IS the measure of your character. How you wait defines you. How you waits tells others precisely who you are. How you wait reveals your true self to you, as well as, others. Everyone can see, although you may still be blinded by your own thoughts.

Habits Are Built By Repetition

Seeds germinate and the plants grow underground, in darkness, for a significant amount of time. There is lots going on but it is invisible to us. We can’t see it.  We wait for the plant to appear.. When you believe in yourself, when you live with the conviction that you will succeed, much is happening, inside that cannot be seen right now.

You just have to wait for it. So what do you do in the meantime? How do you spend your time. What if you knew that in five or ten years you would have everything you want what you would do in the meantime? How would you wait it out?

How would you live? What would you think? What would you do in the meantime. Would you bemoan the fact it hadn’t happened yet? Some would.   Would you be excited and eager for that coming day? Would you do anything different? Would you live every day fully during the troubled times or would you put off today for what tomorrow would bring?

The More We Do The More We Are Able To Do

Patience is a virtue for many reasons. Be patient and be persistent. Do what you can do to move forward. Continue to trust that you will succeed no matter what life seems to offer right now. Enjoy now, no matter how hard it is. This positive mindset, this  deliberate act of intentional thinking, will pay off for you big time. Enjoy now even when circumstances are tough. Have faith in better days.

When you can look at everything as a blessing, no matter what, you are free! You are powerful. You are capable of fulfilling your destiny. If you can find the seed of opportunity in adversity, if you can uncover the learning and keep going, then you are truly already blessed. You are blessed because you are one who can achieve anything.

Celebration, positive thoughts and feelings open the floodgates for more! What you put out you get back. What you sow you will reap. From one seed countless thousands of plants are possible. From your deliberate faith in the invisible, behind the scenes, positive action, great things can arise.

SO have faith! Be patient! Trust in yourself! There is more potential in having faith than not having faith.  When you stay true, and stay convinced in your abilities, though times seem to run counter, you will make you dreams come true.  Life is whatever you make it. How you make it what you want it to be starts within you. It begins with your thoughts. Control your thoughts and you will control your destiny.” Rex Sikes

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Use The Science Of Your Mind To Get What You Want

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“Do you want your life to be easier and more hassle free?  Would you like to enjoy more of the good things life has to offer? Wouldn’t it be nice to have fewer speed bumps, but if you must have some, to be able to navigate around them smoothly? Do you want to learn how to be able to be, do and have anything you want in life?

Do you want to attract good things to you? Then you must learn how to deliberately create. You must begin to practice Intentional Thinking. It is by your intentions, your design, your deliberate, predominate thoughts that you can make positive things happen.

‘If we can conceive it’, meaning, if we can intentionally create it in our minds; if we can fully visualize and realize it inside our mental movie theater and affirm it to ourself in our self-talk and discussions daily, so that we come to ‘believe it’, and expect it to happen without doubting, ‘we can achieve it’.

In upcoming  posts I’ll share more and we will explore how to do this. Together we will put the science of your mind power to work for you. You will learn more and understand more so you can do more. Keep in mind learning about it by reading and actually doing it are two very different things.

All You Have To Do Is Convince Yourself Of It In Your Mind

IF you want enduring success then you must put into practice what you are learning. You must use it. You can read about building a house without ever having built one. That is what too many people do. We are going to build one, so to speak.

If you will commit to using these principles without fail you will transform your life in miraculous ways!

If you want a body builder’s body you must exercise, eat right and get the proper amount of rest. You wont change anything unless you first change something. Everything will stay the same, as it is, if you don’t implement these practices. You must do the work to get the benefits. Remember that! More next time” Rex Sikes

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Why You Always Find It In The Last Place You Look

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“There is an old joke I am going to make a blonde joke. It’s fair I was born a blonde. A blonde is rummaging in the house muttering ‘I can’t find my keys.’  Her husband asks, “Where did you last have them?’ ‘Outside’, she replies, ‘but the light is better in here.’

This is a perfect example of what most of us do. We look everywhere but where we need to. ‘What you lost is always in the last place you look’. While designed to be a humorous (and obvious) statement it is also true. Often, we don’t find things until the last place we look, because we hadn’t considered looking there until then.

We don’t consider looking where it actually may be until late in the search. The reason it is so difficult for you and me is we are brought up told to look in all the wrong places. We look outside ourself, we look at parents, teachers, peers. We are taught to look outside ourselves.

You Are Where Your Thoughts Have Brought You

We learn from example as well. We adopt behaviors we see others engage in and make them our own. Then we look to other people, circumstances, the weather, the economy, the government; we look to religion and god. We look to events and results. We are never much encouraged to look within ourself and find.

We are not encouraged to take responsibility for ourselves. We learn to blame, whine and criticize. We exclaim, ‘somebody ought to do something! There ought to be a law!’  Is it any wonder then that many of our politicians, of the past number of decades, lie, cheat, and blame everything except themselves for their foibles.

When it comes down to it we expect them to fess up, own up and state, ‘I alone acted this way. I am responsible and I am accountable’. The buck never actually seems to stop where it belongs to stop. Even then, we ‘know’ they are just saying that to get out if it.

The buck actually needs to stop with each us. Each of us needs to take 100% responsibility for what we think, feel and do. Since, we are taught to look everywhere and assign responsibility to everything except where it belongs, it makes it difficult for us to be deliberate creators.

You Will Be Where Your Thoughts Take You

We doubt and have fear and worry things might not happen as we hope they will because we don’t think we have any control. It seems difficult to be a deliberate creator because we have never been responsible for anything. We need to overcome our own conditioning. We have to get past our habits of blaming others.

We are distracted and unfocused.  Since we learned to assign responsibility to anything and everything outside of us we are not in control but subject to the whims of whomever or whatever. We are like little boats without sails being bounced around by the sea.

Drifting, with little power of our own. Is it any wonder the Law Of Attraction doesn’t seem to work. Instead of creating what we want we are filled with mostly less than glorious, habitual, routine patterns of negative thought.

We blame the universe instead of deliberately creating something that we do want. We tolerate or hate our circumstances instead of creating something different. We were never told, and it was never reinforced, that we create out reality. We are responsible for our results and circumstances but we didn’t know that.

You Cannot Escape The Consequences Of Your Thoughts

Come what may we are in charge. It is up to each of us whether we sink or swim. If we want to swim we can. We can learn how and we are able. Those are not the messages most of us get. So most of us put responsibility for our success and happiness on others and other things outside ourself.

If you expect others to make you happen; if you expect events to fulfill you then you may be in deep trouble when it comes to romantic and familial relationships. The other person can complement you but don’t expect the other person to be your reason for being happy. We contribute to each other, only.

We should take 100% responsibility for our circumstances and lot in life. We should take 100% responsibility for all of our decisions. If we were poorly informed then we should take 100% responsibility for not bothering to get better information. Our life is NOT anyone else’s responsibility. We shouldn’t expect them to make us happy or successful.

To take full responsibility, for good or bad, no matter what the case, means we can do something about it. When we pass the buck we deny our own ability to take charge and in control. When we keep telling ourself again and again someone or something else is to blame our subconscious gets that we aren’t in charge.

Thoughts Are Things

DO you get that? If you give away all your power your subconscious will agree with you that you are powerless. Remember, it is a faithful servant who says yes and looks to prove you correct by finding proof in the outer world. Instead of being a victor you will remain a victim and convinced you are one.

If we decide we aren’t powerful and can’t change things then that means we have to accept whatever is, even if we don’t like it. It is out of our control.  Everything and everyone else affects us. We are helpless to make changes. Basically, we are hopeless too. WHO would ever want to live this way?

When we have the opportunity to decide to use the law of attraction and make things happen we are previously conditioned to not be a creator but to be a reactor to outside influences. We want to create but our brain says others do that. See how insidious this conditioning can be. It is habit. It is routine. It is familiar.

People will do what is familiar and comfortable far more than they will do anything that feels uncomfortable for them. That means, if suffering is what they are used to they will continue because it is more comfortable to continue that to change it. WOW, right?

What You Think About You Bring About

When we think ‘I want more money’ and prior conditioning chimes in with, ‘well that will never happen. The economy sucks’. Or, ‘I pay to much in taxes’. Or, ‘I don’t deserve to be rich’. Or,  ‘all rich people are greedy’ ‘The powerful have made it impossible for the rest of us to get ahead’. Any number of limiting beliefs rush to the surface.

If we see something we want and think, ‘I can’t afford it’ your subconscious says, ‘right you are! Yes, YOU cannot afford it’ IT is too expensive for you’. You subconscious, as mentioned, will agree with you and seek to find you additional prove as to why you can’t. It will scour through your past and present to present you example.

WHAT you THINK and WHAT you SAY is what you get! The reason you don’t have a million dollars is because you can’t SEE yourself with a million dollars. You don’t SAY to yourself , ‘I am rich and a millionaire’ and imagine what that is like. If you can’t fully imagine it being yours, now in the present, you won’t have it. In order to behave in a reality you must first conceive of that reality!

Instead, you see the bills. You entertain the circumstances  of not having enough. You focus on lack and not being able to afford things. You react automatically to not having enough. You think life is otugh and hard.  You fret, worry, and doubt you will be able to make your payments. Still, you struggle and hope that you do so the bank doesn’t foreclose or repossess.

You Get What You Focus On

What you have not done is to decide to be in complete charge of you and everything in your life. You haven’t yet decided to create that wealth no matter what.

As long as you think and act from lack you will always not get what you want. As long as you try to avoid what you don’t want you will only create more and attract more of what you don’t want. As long as you put the responsibility elsewhere you will keep missing out! You must recognize YOU have to be in charge and determine what you will create!

You need to determine what will fill your mind with and how you will feel most of the time. You need to choose what you will think, see, say and feel! You need to become the emperor you were always meant to be. Be strong and powerful. Be determined and focused. Otherwise, you live from victim mentality and lose out.

The last place people look is to their own power. The last place they look is to  their own subconscious mind and thoughts. People were not taught to rely on their own subconscious, not because it isn’t powerful, BUT because it is! You can’t be a sheeple if you are in charge of your own thoughts and identity.

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

NO nation needs a citizenry of individuals and leaders. Nations need sheeple who are the worker bees, who don’t make waves, who can be controlled. Hence, the great deception from long ago. There are the have’s and then there are the rest. We live in a feudal world.

There are the leaders and then the followers, there are owners and the workers.  I bet right now you may be thinking, ‘but of course that’s how things are’. Yes, they are AND they could be otherwise! The POWERS don’t want leaders.  Too many cooks spoil the broth. They want sheeple, worker bees.

Instead of being told you have an incredible brain, you can learn and do anything; you are completely resourceful; you can be completely self determining while working in collaboration with others, you are told you need to go to school, get a job and settle down.

Live as best you can, stay out of trouble, retire, and die. Work 40 hours a week for 40 years to get 40% pension. That  pension, which now, no longer really exists. They are taking that away. We have been deceived. You have been deceived.  Alright, enough about the great deception. You may or may not believe it anyway.

Do Not Be Deceived

The point is to become self determining! You should absolutely believe in is yourself. If you don’t believe what I write here investigate it and learn the science and history behind it. You really should be informed as to what is going on. Look through the lies and really search it out.

Within YOU is amazing power to be, do and have whatever you want! You don’t know that or you don’t know how to use that because you didn’t grow up knowing how to. You just weren’t informed, so it is the last place you look. It is okay because you can change all that.

Just because you didn’t get exposed to it early on doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it now. While, it may have been ideal to have been brought up that way, face it, most likely you weren’t. Can’t cry about water over the damn. That train left the station. Get with the current program and learn to do it now! Now is all you have!

Look to yourself. Learn to utilize your own power. Make your life what you want it to be. Live as you have dreamed. Don’t be stingy with yourself or loved ones. Don’t be a victim or a blamer or wimp. Take responsibility and take charge of your life. You may only have one go around so make it count.

Every Limitation Is An Illusion – Every Excuse A Lie

Don’t live beneath who you are or your means. Live as an emperor. Live as a victor and a champion. Never say or speak about what you do not want. Only think and talk about WHAT YOU DO WANT AND CAN DO.  DON’T waste time in gossip or complaints. Stop, no longer focus on less than glorious circumstances.

Imagine fully and feel all the wonderful feelings, wanting what you do want. Only think about what you want to bring about Focus your attention and your energy. Get you brain working for you the way you want it to. Accept nothing less.

Do not be haphazard. Don’t let the old habitual ways you learned to work from others dictate who you are or what you do. Napoleon Hill stated, ‘if you can conceive it and believe it you can achieve it.’ Think it into being. Believe it is possible and you can and you will do whatever it takes to bring it about. Be strong and persist.

If You Really Want To Do Something You Will Find The Reasons

Do you want that old programming to dictate the rest of your life?

If You Don’t Want To Do Something You Will Find The Excuses

Would you like to have a say in how your future will turn out? You decide now because the decision is yours and yours alone. If you don’t make it for yourself others already have made it for you. They don’t really care about you all that much. SO what is your decision going be?” Rex Sikes

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How To Overcome Your Problems And Start Living As You Would Like

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“Would you like to overcome problems and improve your life? Most of us do. People turn toward positive thinking or the Law Of Attraction (LOA) for help. It does work. Yet, maybe you tried but it didn’t seem to work for you. Let’s attempt to help you with that.

Do you know what one of largest problems or issues with the power of positive thinking or the LOA is? It is huge and makes it nearly impossible to understand it.

Are you ready for this? Because even knowing what the issue is won’t necessarily help resolve the issue. Something else may, however.

The single biggest problem is language. Our words. We have to use words to try to convey principles that are much larger than their descriptors. Communication is the difficulty.

We See Through A Glass Dimly

Not between you and me, or you and another, or me and someone else, but in our very own understanding.  Our words cloud the issue. It is how we understand it as much as it is how it is described to us. Perhaps, even more, since we have to make sense of it.

Often times we speak of the LOA or positive thinking as becoming something different in the future. We can be, do and have anything we want. We must clarify it, set a deadline date and then by positive thinking and creating we make it happen.

That is accurate in some ways and not in others. It is a description as one side of a coin is one side of a coin. There is another side. While there are two sides to a coin their are multiple angles to view from.

The Thing Described Is Not The Thing

Often times we speak of allowing. We describe it as receiving, accepting and letting it happen. Sometimes we seem to say make it happen, while at other times we say, let it happen.

Confused, yet? Because some people ARE confused by this. It is as if one is saying chase it but don’t chase it. I most likely, will not add any great clarity either.

Still, another way of thinking about it is as a revelation. Your true nature and all the goodness and abundance within are already present in you. You just need to reveal it and accept it.

To Behave In A New Reality You Must First Conceive It Is Possible

Acknowledge you are everything and you have everything already. Physical reality seems to indicate otherwise. You must believe in the invisible, what you can’t yet see.

The sculpting of the statue of David example is appropriate. When asked how he carved Michelangelo allegedly replied, ‘Every block of stone has a statue in it and it is the task of the sculpture to discover it.’ Another quote has him saying ‘ I simply removed all that wasn’t David.’

You are already that which you seek. Well, how can this all be? How can you be it already and make it happen while letting go? AND there is the answer right there in the last sentence.

Ask And You Shall Receive

Of course, because we use words, it is tricky but you are already everything you want and need. You already have everything you want and need. You are complete already!

ONLY you don’t think you are so you chase things as if they were necessary to complete you. In doing so you keep from realizing your true nature. You merely miss it. Some keep missing it.

You don’t need anything. The thought, ‘yes, I do’, IS the thought that keeps it in the distance. That is why thought leaders keep making the point, you need to pay attention to the invisible not what you see.

You Are Already That

You need to keep you mind on within and not on the outer circumstances. What you are thinking about you are always bringing about. So in order to be who you are in reality and do and have what you want you need to focus on that.

THEN what you think about IS the you AND what you want to bring about. Most people are looking at their circumstances and bringing about more of the same. They bring about precisely what they don’t want.

Whether you make it happen or let it happen ends up being the same thing. Letting it happen doesn’t mean sitting in your room wishing it means doing everything you do in service of your dreams and goals while not getting in your own way.

I AM That I AM

These are your dreams and goals. The REAL you IS desperately trying to get your own attention to inform you ‘HEY, it is all already here. You are already really cool. I have all these things for you!’

Imagine for a second someone dropped a big pile of gold into your backyard without you knowing it. You keep getting email that says, ‘hey, do you have the gold I gave you?’  You keep answering, ‘no.’

They keep saying, ‘well, I left it for you.’  It is right there! BUT because you never think to look out back you don’t realize you are sitting on a fortune. You go on missing what is right there and available.

Have You Ever Set Your Keys Down Somewhere

So you go about living your impoverished life thinking people who tell you that you have gold are nuts. You have looked on your porch and it doesn’t work. You don’t and, everyone else, can see that you don’t.

Clearly, all you need to do is look out back and you would find it. Well, in the same way, all you need to do is look within.

Imagine, using our analogy, that your windows were dirty and it was difficult to see out back. Even if you looked out the windows you might not see what was there. Or because of where it was placed you couldn’t even see it from the windows.

Then Couldn’t See Where You Put Your Keys

BUT because you had windows it never occurred to you to walk out back and take a look because you could see it wasn’t there. Your view of the gold is obscured. It is out of view and hazy so even while it is actually there there you can’t see it.

You might have to clean the windows first. You might have to have the thought enter your mind, ‘go check in the backyard. Perhaps, you aren’t able to see everything.’

That may be a necessary for you to discover your riches. If you never do either of those you may sit and die on a truckload of gold. That would be a shame; to have all that and never realize it. Imagine not knowing.

I Had Them A Minute Ago. They Were Right Here!

Imagine, years go by and one day you go out back and you discover the gold. WOW! Suddenly you are rich! You have everything! Life is changed.

How long did that take for your life to transform? While it took years for you to get your ass out back it only took a second for the transformation from poor to rich to happen. In the blink of an eye everything was different. Still, you were rich all along.

So these words are inadequate. These words somewhat point to what is sort of going on. You are already everything you need to be. You have everything but you must look to find it.

Seek And You Will Find

You may have to search and it is right where you are. Accept that you already have it and that you will find it. Allow yourself to look. Allow yourself to get out of your own way. Claim it, even though you don’t yet see it.

Have you ever lost something, in the yard, for example. You know it is there. You are just unable to find it. Even though hours, days or years go by, you lost it in the yard. It went no where else. It is still right there. Somewhere? You just can’t see it. That is YOU!

You are a powerful creator and you create positive and negative experiences. Perhaps, one more than the other but you are doing it all the same. Once you realize that you are in charge things can begin to change. Awareness is the key.

It Is As Plain As The Nose On Your Face

How long does that take? It takes as long as it takes. Whenever it does though, the realization, will change everything in an instant. From then you will live with the awareness you were previously blind to.

The inner you, DAVID, will be released. In the meantime, keep looking or doing. That is okay. That is what we all do. It is as if, we are playing a game of hide and seek with ourselves. Seek and ye shall find!” Rex Sikes

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What Excuses Do You Keep Using?

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“Are you busy? Do you sometimes get caught up? Do you have difficulty making ends meet? Is life not everything you hope it would be? If you are like most people then, yep, you struggle. You experience is not the worst but not the best either. Things are okay but could definitely be better.

Many people want to improve their lot. They don’t for many reasons. They don’t think they know how and they feel they must prior to making that move. They think it might be too difficult. Others feel they don’t have time. Some feel they would have to give up too much to get something better. I have never quite understood that one.

Whatever the reason, whatever your reason, I suggest you put off your putting off. That is right procrastinate your procrastination. Stop waiting and start doing. The time is now. The journey begins right where you are. You move in whatever direction your feet are pointing.

There is never a right time. The time is always now. There is never a moment when things will be together enough to start getting things together in your life. The moment is now amidst chaos and confusion. Nothing is going to end and then start anew moments later. It is always just do it now. Start from where you are.

The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step, the saying goes. Take the step and then another. That is all you have to do. Initiate the very first one and then continue one step at time. You may be surprised. You may walk a while or you may instantly transform. Change happens the moment you decide.

Once you make the decision everything can be different. It may not occur that way but it can. Your journey is up to you. What adventure you have is pretty much up to what you allow. What you see is what you are open to seeing. If you never start you will never ever know. You must take that first step towards. Decide where you want to go.

Don’t wait. Those that wait do only one thing. They wait. Get going. Decide what you want and make it a point to have it. Decide where you want to go and make it a point to get there. Take as much time as you need but don’t stop. Keep going and you will get there. Along the way enjoy it. Celebrate and be glad you are moving! Delight!” Rex Sikes

Today is just for you!

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This Is Why You Are Screwed And This Is What You Can Do About It!

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“If you think you are you certainly are. It doesn’t matter if you don’t think you are because not believing doesn’t change anything. It is like gravity. Whether you accept it or not the result is the same.

If you fall from a tree branch you are going down. Gravity works whether you accept it or not.

This is why you are screwed.

Thoughts become things! Remember this! Keep it in mind. Anything that exists in human reality first existed as a thought. An idea in the imagination is what eventually translated into actual physical results.

Your Thoughts Become Your Reality

A spoon, an office building, the computer, the phone, the electronic device you are reading this on all began as thoughts. THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS!

The results we get are because of the thoughts we first think inside our head. From within to without.  Whether or not we believe it or even know about it. From the inside to the outside we are creating reality.

From the inside to the outside IS the natural order of creation in our human world. That is just the way it works. It is the way it has always worked. We get an idea and translate it into physical being. Our results are the result of our thoughts.

We become what we think about. What we focus on expands. What we think about we bring about. Thoughts become things. So here is why you are screwed.

What You Think About Mostly You Bring About Mostly

You want to manifest a better life. You determine you want wealth, for example, but you hate being poor. Each day bills arrive. Money is scarce. Where is your attention? What are you thinking about?

If you are thinking mostly about mounting debt, bills and scarcity and feeling poor guess what results you continue to get.

AND why not? If someone can think and translate an office building into being why is it difficult to imagine your thoughts are keeping you stuck right where you are at. They are! That is precisely what is occurring. Thoughts become things!

If you then think and feel ‘I am stuck’.  You are. You are going to be. If you think ‘nothing works’.  It doesn’t and it won’t. If you think ‘I have subconscious beliefs that sabotage me’ Then you do and you will continue to have. These thoughts ARE affirmations too!

When You Declare It You Command It – You Create It

Your results, your reality IS what you think it is. It IS what you affirm it to be. YOU are creating it moment to moment. What you see, say and feel most of the time is what you get. What you perpetually focus on expands. You declare it you command it. You create it!

That is why you must stop entertaining those thoughts and feelings! You must think about what you want instead. You must focus on the good you want in your life. You must put your energy into what you want and not be distracted by the rest.

You must not pay attention to circumstances. You must focus on the end goal. You manifest what you hold in your mind. If you go back and forth you get nowhere anytime fast. You remain stuck because you vacillate.

You are drifting and wishy washy. You are positive and sure one moment then the next moment negative and doubtful. You aren’t going anywhere when you do that. You create being stuck this way because you keep doing this same thing over and over.

Gravity Doesn’t Judge You – It Just Does What It Does

Here is the actual truth. The Law Of Attraction IS working. It is working perfectly well. It is doing just what it is supposed to. As sure as gravity does it’s job the Law Of Attraction is doing the job. It is applied equally to everyone, everything, all the time everywhere.

You are getting exactly the results you are creating and attracting. You are getting lackluster results. You are manifesting chaos and confusion. You are manifesting lack and sabotage. Sad but true. Face it. That may be the most difficult thing you have to do.

You get back the preponderance of your thinking and feeling. You get back whatever you put your energy into most. If you are mostly negative or focused on what you do not want that is what you predominantly get back in return.

You Reap What You Have Sown

If you don’t like the results you are getting YOU have to change what you are doing to get better results. You have to create and attract better results. You think the law of attraction isn’t working because life sucks but the truth is the Law works perfectly well.

You just suck at creating what you want. You keep creating what you don’t want. I KNOW I have done it too! I was incredible at creating what I didn’t want. It took me a long time to realize that, stop it and start creating what I did and do want. We are human.

It is okay. That is why the Law Of Attraction doesn’t work the way you think it should BECAUSE it isn’t a magic bullet or pill. It isn’t wishing and hoping for something better while concentrating on crap. It is based on returning to you what you predominantly focus on.

If It Is To Be It Is Up To Me – No One Else

It requires training and focus. YOU MUST train your brain to stay focused on what you want. You must condition your mind to give you what you want. It will deliver reliably when you train and condition it. That is the LAW!

Right now it is working whether you believe it or not and it delivering whatever you are mostly giving it. I repeat: It is already delivering reliably. Consider this: It is like you body in some ways. What you feed it determines what you get back.

If you give it excellent nutrition, rest and exercise you can have great health. If you give it junk food, no rest and no exercise you can have crappy health. Get it? Okay. More next post. For now, realize you have something you must do to make life better.

When You Declare It – You Command It – You Create It

You must change your focus and keep it on what you want. You must be positive and feel good most of the time. Once you condition yourself to be this way it is much easier because the habits of your conditioning take over. First, however, you must do the work.

That is where and why most people give up. They are not prepared to persist and keep going until they make it happen. They dabble, they dip their toe in the water. They ‘try’ and when the going gets tough they blame the Law Of Attraction.

If you commit and get tough when the going is rough you will win. You will succeed. You will reap great reward. You will do what few else do you will prevail! Stick with it and you will be amazed and delighted!” Rex Sikes

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