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9 Things Every Inspired Person (Thatís YOU) Should Know

Friday, October 05, 2012

Another great post by Marc and Angel Hack Life - Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Hereís a list of nine principles Iíve learned the hard way that every inspired person, regardless of their specific aspirations, should know and follow on a daily basis.

1. Lifeís biggest limitations are the ones you make in your mind. Lifeís biggest causes of unhappiness are the false beliefs you refuse to let go of. You are capable of far more than you are presently thinking, imagining, doing or being. But you will ultimately become what you habitually contemplate; so clear your mind and let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.

2. You must deal with the world the way it is, not the way you wish it was. Think positive. Life is good. Too many people miss the silver lining because theyíre expecting pure gold. Positive thinking isnít about expecting the best to always happen, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for the moment. So keep smiling and keep following your heart. Someday, life will get tired of upsetting you. Read Happiness Is a Serious Problem.

3. What others do is out of your control. Realize that you canít always count on others to respect your feelings, even if you respect theirs. Being a good person doesnít guarantee that others will be good people too. You only have control over yourself Ė over how you choose to be as an individual. And as for others, you can only accept them, or walk away.

4. You were not meant to sit at the edge of your comfort zone. Not trying for fear of falling. Not loving for fear of losing love. Not speaking your truth for fear of what others will think. Not looking at yourself in the mirror for fear of what you might see. Try, and then try again with all your might. Your courage will unfold as your resolve takes hold. And with each effort you make you will earn a little more confidence which you can use to acquire what no one else can give you: Your self-respect, and the life you were meant to live.

5. You are not like anyone else. Donít you ever let anyone tell you that you canít be exactly who you are. In a world of comparison and conformity, take a stand. Make your own statement. Honor your own truth. Risk speaking your own thoughts and sharing your own ideas. Express your fears, tears, doubts, and insecurities Ė let others experience the real you. Have the courage to be yourself and realize that youíre perfect just the way you are. Read The Art of Non-Conformity.

6. True love is one-way traffic. Itís a pure flow of giving and expecting nothing in return. Anything else is a contract. Notice how whenever you allow love to flow you are always clear, calm and strong. It is only when the thought arises, ďWhat have they given me in return?Ē that there is confusion and resentment. Ego transacts, love transforms. Life is too short for all these meticulous contracts and transactions. Remain clear, remain bright, and remain strong. Love without expectation.

7. You cannot live your life at the mercy of chance. You cannot stumble along with a map marked only with the places you fear, or the places you know you donít want to revisit. You cannot remain trapped, endlessly, in a state where you are unable to ask for directions, even though youíre terribly lost, because you donít know your destination. You have to stand up, look at yourself in the mirror, and say, ďIt isnít good enough for me to know only what I DONíT want in life. I need to decide what I DO want.Ē

8. Being genuine is more important than being right. You may say or do all the right things, but if it doesnít come from the heart, it means nothing. You may not always know the right things to say or do, but if your intent is genuine, then it means the world. When you work from a foundation of truth, you are free to make as many choices, free to make as many mistakes, free to take as much time as necessary to get it right. Read As a Man Thinketh.

9. Your future depends on what you do right now. Challenge yourself to be who you know you are capable of being. Challenge yourself to follow through Ė to live what you preach, to walk your talk. Donít worry about how slowly you feel youíre heading toward your goals, or how many roadblocks you find, or how many detours youíre forced to take. As long as you keep doing your thing, youíre still cruising far ahead of everyone whoís too scared to even try.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MLH148 10/6/2012 1:32PM

    I may have been inspired before but thanks for the inspiration! I appreciate your sharing.

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BMCOLLEY 10/5/2012 8:31PM

    Very well put!

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ANNESYLVIA 10/5/2012 8:16PM

    Food for thought. Lovely, thank you

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KIPPER15 10/5/2012 7:39PM

    Absolute truth. Love this. emoticon emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 10/5/2012 5:48PM

    emoticon blog. That whole "comfort zone" one really hit home with me. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 10/5/2012 3:21PM

    Great post! And well said.

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FIRECOM 10/5/2012 12:55PM

    Really good blog. I especially like the LOVE IS A ONE WAY STREET.

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BOGUSANNIE 10/5/2012 11:11AM


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NEW-CAZ 10/5/2012 10:08AM

    emoticon blog Helene, well said emoticon

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TATINE 10/5/2012 8:46AM

    Good points! Have a great thanksgiving weekend too!!!
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DOOBIE893 10/5/2012 8:29AM

    emoticon I always find your post inspiring.

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CHOCOHIPPO 10/5/2012 8:18AM

    Wow, these are wonderful steps. I've come to realize a few of these over the past several months as I went through a "darker" time. I've now come out of it and realize that by letting go of unrealistic expectations, having real intentions rather than good intentions, stopping trying to control what I cannot and learning to control what I can, etc., I've moved into a really good place, finally found employment and things are looking up. I intend to continue to follow these ideas as I move forward because they are positive and promote self-responsibility. Thank you, as always, for sharing such important deep thoughts.

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08ESCAPE 10/5/2012 7:37AM

    Love this! Thank you for sharing! Being positive, and being happy is a choice.
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DMEYER4 10/5/2012 7:32AM

  well said this is emoticon emoticon

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