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Aug 21, 2013

Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life?

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Jordan Belfort said “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bull**** story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” Wow, how’s that for an impact at the very start? Extended apologies to anyone who may have been offended by the quote, but I was simply quoting. This article is about taking responsibility and being aware of our behaviour and the implications of not taking responsibility. This is an action that holds us back from being the very best we could be. How often do we catch ourselves not taking responsibility? Instead of doing something, we come up with ways to explain our inaction. We all like to blame others, at times, for things that happen to us or those around us. We like to pass...
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Aug 14, 2013

Ancient Chinese Story – Birdsnest

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A beautiful story that holds some advice from ancient China, attributed to a fictional character named Birdsnest. Long ago in China, there lived a monk who perched in a certain tree everyday to meditate. No matter if the tree swayed in fierce winds and rain, the monk settled himself comfortably, high up in the branches. Because of this, he was nicknamed “Birdsnest” by the village folk nearby. Many of these villages passed beneath the monk while hunting or while gathering wood in the forest, and after a time, they grew used to him. Some began to stop and talk of their concerns with Birdsnest. They liked the things he had to say, and soon Birdsnest become known for his kind and thoughtful words. After some years, the monk’s wise reputation spread throughout...
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Aug 7, 2013

Key of Ownership

Key of ownership is called Living Above the Line. What is above the line? Above the line is when we take responsibility for what happens in our life. We understand that the decisions we make and the action we take dictates how we live our life. Picture a line, and above the line we have a positive view on life and how we see the world. Some words that apply include: Hopeful Positive beliefs Positive attitudes Energetic mood and emotions Optimistic You understand and believe that you and you alone have the power to control your life. Below that line we have a negative view of life and how we see the world. Words that apply are: Negative attitude Negative beliefs Hopelessness Depressive Pessimistic Feeling sad Feeling angry Wow, what a difference those words are! Incredible! Really take a moment to reflect and read them again. What...
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Jul 31, 2013

Viewing Problems Differently

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Are you below the line because you have problems, or do you have problems because you’re below the line? That’s an interesting question. Below the line is when we blame others for where we are at in life. We don’t take responsibility for our own life. Where we are today is because of other people and what they have said or done to us. We know that most of us have problems in our life, they just vary, but they are still problems. There are people who operate below the line because they have problems in their life and there are others who look at it differently. They are aware that part of the pain or misery related to their problems comes because they are visiting below the line. They know...
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Jul 24, 2013

Life Looks Different From Above Or Below The Line

If you are not aware of this concept of ‘Above and Below the Line’ thinking, it means that to you it looks and feels like it is the event that is the source of whatever you are feeling or experiencing. At those times you need to realize that although this may be the truth, there is something better than the truth and that’s the whole truth. What I mean is that the “event” is 10% of the source of your experience. The much bigger source of your experience (90%) is your inside reality. This comes from your interpretation of the event and your interpretation of the event is different whether you are operating “above or below the line.” This means that when an event occurs, you have thoughts about the event...
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