When looking in the mirror are you just looking at the reflection or are you really seeing yourself ? I never realized when I looked in the mirror I wasn’t really seeing me. It was strange the first time I looked myself in the eyes. Like as if I was staring into a strangers eyes. Instead of being in shock that I have never taken the time to do this before . I actually enjoyed what I saw. I was pleased with what I look like . I can see the happiness in my spirit. I can see the energy that people tell me I am giving off.
Look in your Eyes
That is one of the greatest gifts I have ever learned. Really look at yourself and ask yourself ,Do you love you ? Are you happy ? Do you like who you are ? Then listen to your answers and if you don’t like what the answers are then take action in your life. Step out of your box and make changes that are going to give you better results when you ask those questions.
I watched True Life I am a addict . As I watched I realized that they are miss informing people that are addicted to drugs. I couldn’t believe it. I myself come from a home that has been exposed to rehab and addiction. I realize that they had given us the wrong information about addiction.
Is addiction a disease?
Photographer : Paul Lim
When you call something a disease it means a disorder of structure in a human. Like cancer , Aids and bacterial meningitius are good examples of disease. Drug addiction was a poor choice that spiraled out of control. I will not deny that long term abuse does have capabilities of permanent damage. But it still is a choice.
In recovery you are told how hard it is going to be . That it is going to be a struggle the rest of your life. You will always be a addict. How is that possible? How can anybody recover with negitave reinforcement? They are never informed that life is a choice everyday. That it doesn’t have to be hard. Once they are passed the detox stage they just have to create new habits. They should be told how easy it is to make a choice. It is just like waking up a deciding what clothes you are going to wear.
Once you are sober you are no longer a addict nor are you a person in recovery. That is an excuse to set yourself up for failure. They are telling you it is harder to stay sober than be a junkie. The fact of the matter is it isn’t hard at all. I know plenty of “addicts” that woke up one day and decided that they were done with that part of there lives. They are clean to this day , years later. They never look back , nor consider themselves a recovered addict. You put a label on it and you will have to live up to that label for the rest of your life.
Why would you want to start everyday with the energy that life is going to be hard and a struggle? I know that I start my day with gratitude. I have thoughts that life is good and I can create anything I want for myself. I would love to change the way they do recovery .Remind people of what life is all about. Struggle is NOT the answer!
Society likes to be able to label everything , most of them are labeled instead of cured. Stop being conditioned by society and Step out of your box! Life is there just grab it!
Are you ready to live your life on purpose? Most people think they are. They don’t realize that they are just going through the motions. There is more to life then waking up everyday and going to work . Life wasn’t meant to live on your 2 week vacation a year.
Live on Purpose
I double dog dare you to take action in your life. Live your life with purpose. Don’t wake up everyday and live a routine. That is not what we are hear for. We sure aren’t hear to work hard so others benefit and you don’t. There is plenty of resources out there for all of us to live life in abundance. The ones that are already living that way are living there live on purpose. They aren’t waiting for the winning lotto ticket. They aren’t using there past to hinder their future.
Why are you?
I wake up everyday and make sure I live my life on purpose. I think it is very important to make everyday count. I no longer waste a day complaining about anything if I am not going to do anything about changing it. I have to accept every moment as it happens. Take control of the actions that come behind my choices.
Living life on purpose means you need to do more than just wake up in the morning and follow the same routine over and over again. Just living to die basically. You need to make life great. So when someone asks you how are you doing , you answer more than ” Okay I guess”. You want to come back with a “ I am Fantastic”. And mean it.
I do . It truly is the best feeling in the world to have the freedom to live life on purpose. The fact of the matter is anybody can. There is nothing, even money stopping you from living your life on purpose. .
Live your life!
Be something before you do something and do something to have something. Do you understand what that means? In order to have something, you need to start at the beginning. You have to be something . Who are you ? What do you want to be. The first step is to figure that out. Once you have pin pointed that start being it. Don’t be afraid of it either. Embrace what you want.
Then you can bring yourself to the do part. You start doing , Taking action. See what it is going to take to get you the results you want. Are you stepping out of your box in order to make your do happen. Sometimes we have to make ourselves uncomfortable in order to grow.
Finally you will have achieved your goal of having. Before your very eyes you will have achieved things you had never thought possible. All because you made a decision, Took action and have a result.
Be. Do. Have.
People spend their whole lives struggling so hard to be good at something. You are told when you are little you need to decide to pick what you want to be when yo grow up. Most kids pick out what they feel in there heart they could really be. That is when they can truly feel their calling. Some where along the way they let go of that dream. They compromise their dreams because they are told that the material things in life are more important.
Why Struggle at Being Something You Aren’t Supposed to Be
Dare to be your DREAM
When in our lives do we start to compromise our dreams? Why do we give up on our childhood goals. Where does it state you have to grow up , get married and have a 9 to 5 job that you hate. Why do we have to struggle to become a person that we naturally not meant to be.
Find your calling in life. Ask yourself a few questions:
- What am I good at?
- What do I enjoy doing?
- What gives me pleasure in life?
- Am I a leader in my life?
- Do I control my own life?
- After asking those questions , figure out how you can do those things that make you happy. How can those things make you money. How those things can bring you all of your life desires. Find something in life that doesn’t feel like it is work. That is because you enjoy doing what you do so much it isn’t work, It Is LIFE!
I have always been really good at giving advice. Wasn’t always the best at taking it. I always used to say if I just would take my own advise I’d be okay. Well now I am at a crossroads in my life. I want to continue to be able to give advise . I know I have to get better at taking it.
Sometimes it is Better to Listen to Advise Then Give it
My memory skills have helped me a great deal in life. I retain so much information ,it is mind boggling at times. What i have to focus on is my listening skills. If i could concentrate and focus more on what i am listening to, I can remember more useful information. That is very important in the field i desire to be a big part of.
I am Listening!!!
It is very important for my to clear my mind before I listen. My brain has to many thoughts going on at one time. That is where my listening defaults. I already know this. That is where discipline needs to step in to my life. I am very self disciplined so i see myself becoming a very successful listener.
I am feeling the pressure of succeeding. School is about to start soon and i am still here in this crappy apartment. How am I going to change my situation? I am pondering with myself over and over.
I decided that i need to be more aggressive with myself.
I am stronger than I look
I am Taking Charge of My Life !
Nobody is going to do this for me. I need to own my life. Take what I showed up for. That is health, wealth, happiness and an abundance of money. I do own 3 out of 4 at the moment. The money is the challenge. Really it is only a challenge because I was making it one. It can be easy if I just take my ideas and believe with all my soul that I am successful.
I have an amazing support system. My husband is the most amazing man in the world. He supports me and encourages me to follow my dreams. He is willing to take all the steps it takes for us as a family to be successful. I couldn’t have wanted more in a partner. I have to show him that he made no mistake in taking a chance on my dreams.
Be. Do. Have.
I am Taking Charge of My Life