We all had dreams. No matter your age, there was a time 10, 20, or 30 years ago—or even longer! —when you had ideas about how you wanted your life to be.
Dreams about your
career, your lifestyle, your legacy. Your
ideas about who you were going to spend
that life with, what the place you called “home” was going to
As life unfolded,
you may have become discouraged, hurt, or just busy and so stopped
pursuing those dreams. You settled for something completely
different. You gave up your dreams.
Commitment is a personal decision to something: to lose weight, be a better parent, learn a language, take care of someone… whatever it is, you name it.
When you commit,
you’re deciding to invest your time, energy, and other resources to
reach a certain goal or to pursue a certain direction in life.
It is a powerful thing to realize that life
comes from the inside out and not from the outside in!
can change your world, literally, when you realize that your moods
create your world, not the other way around. Or that you are
projecting what’s inside of you, instead of receiving from the
Don’t be afraid to say what you want to say. Don’t be afraid to do what you want to do or express what you want to express. You have the same rights as every other person on the planet to do as you please.
every single dream you have. Go after them. There will be terrors in
your head that will try to stop you, but please be aware that they
are no more than shadows with no real power over you unless you give
that power to them.
I used to say “it depends” a lot. I used this response as a gray area where I could go to justify the exceptions to the rules I believed in. However, I’m realizing now that this means that I don’t truly believe what I think I believe.
I didn’t know what to write about today, so I
decided to just start writing.
I’ve started to believe that it’s always a thought what stops me
from doing what I want to do, which, in this case, was to write a
My son went to basketball practice today for the first time in his life. All week he had been very excited about it. He was counting the days. Asking me every morning how many days were left until the practice meet.
he didn’t like it. He didn’t enjoy what the coach prepared for
them. He doesn’t want to go to practice again.
Yesterday, I was listening to an interview with Dr. George Pransky in which he talked about relationships.
a moment in the interview when he mentions that we don’t know how
to get over bad feelings, that we have it all mixed up.
A few years ago, I learned about something called “The Three Principles.” Syd Banks, a ninth-grade-educated welder, first articulated these principles in the early 1970s and claims that they explain the entire range of human behavior and feeling states.
Yesterday, I read one of the most powerful questions I’ve come across in a while (apparently, Byron Katie used to ask this of people during her seminars):