Sunday mornings I noticed are always very calm. I realized I live a chaotic life. At first I did not notice how chaotic my life was until someone on the outside looking in indicated in a conversation I was having with them how insane invents happen in my life. They said it’s like if there is a bad omen over my life. When I heard this, I took a step back and thought for several minutes and said “Wow! Your right!”
I was just living my life putting one fire out at a time and it never occurred to me how insane my life really is. I know in contrast, there is of course, someone living a more chaotic life than I am. Yes! I am. I am still living this chaotic life. Now that I know my life is chaotic, what to do about it?
Well, it is easier said than done to change. I can talk about it. I can think about it. I can envision a life more abundant and calm. But, unless I can come up with an action plan and execute those plans to change to a more control and leveled life. Nothing will change for the better..
I know if I want to go from point “A” to point “B” efficiently. I have to find the most cost effective and efficient way to arrive at my desired destination. Great! I established I need to plan. How do I plan? Where should I start first? I get if I am traveling, I know how to start to drive and follow the map, or map quest, or even google maps. However, when I want to change my life how do I know where to start?
The first thing I have to do is make a conscience decision what I want to change first. It does not matter where I start, as long as I make a decision to start at some point. So. Here I am at the kitchen table thinking to myself about what I need to change first verses what I want to change first. The decision to start NOW will effect what happens to me a month from now, a year from now and ultimately five and ten years now.
Being Brutally Honest
Taking stock in myself was one of the hardest things I had to ever do. Why? Because, there was no one to impress here. There was no one to try and mislead or fool but my self. So, therefore, I have to make an honest assessment of why I am the way I am now. What are my philosophical beliefs? I just did not arrive the way I am in one day. I am the total sum of all my experiences, beliefs, and actions of the past.
Here is one of my biggest down falls in my life. I go gun ho about starting something but if it requires a long time to reach the destination I fizzle out and never arrive because I never finish what I start. There it is, the truth in raw form. I don’t finish what I start. There are more misgivings I have, but for the sake of time I will only indicated this misgiving. Wait! Let me drive this home. Most of the people who read my blog know I am not consistent. That is the second misgiving I have. Let me stop here.
Recognizing The Truth
This is great, I am being honest with myself and realize I need to follow through with what I start and become persistent to arrive at my desired destination in life. Are you ready for more truth? I recognized this before… Yes! This is not the first time I have asked myself about me not following through. I have become numb to the bad habits and lived life for so long without finishing anything that now it has become second nature.
I Have to Change My Mindset
Changing my mindset is critical for me to make any lasting changes. I have written down what I think about myself and what I believe others think about me. Then I went a step further by asking people who knew me, to be brutally honest with me and tell me what they think about me.
I have to be perfectly candid, some of the information I heard about myself wasn’t easy to hear. I listened with an open mind and a constructive heart for change and modification. Why is the mindset so critical? It’s spiritual!!! It is deep and is at the core of what you believe. “As a man thinketh, so is he.”
As I think, so I become. I know this concept is at the core of everything I do. My beliefs will effect my actions in life. My beliefs will effect the fruits of my labors in life. My beliefs will effect the people I am around and over time I can become influence by what they think and do as well if my connection to them is strong enough.
My calm is predicated on what I believe and what I do NOW!
Create Positive Habit Forming Goals
My bad habit of not finishing anything led to me being the way I am now. That is crazy, RIGHT? Here is what I am going to do. I will start small to create new positively enforced habits that will help me in the areas I fall short in. This way, by start small and short I will reward myself as well when I cross a mile stone or completed a set goal.
That was all about me. I have a question for you. What is your down fall, weakness, or inability to do something? Are you going to continue being you? Or are you going to take this time that you have on earth and make the changes so you can become what you were born to be. Yes! We all have calling to do something, to be someone. Some more extraordinary than others. However, you are uniquely special and there is no one like you on this earth. Come full circle with your self and live abundantly and extraordinary.
Thank you for reading this post. I hope that I was able to share something with you that will invoke thought and action. God Bless you, your family and stay healthy and safe.