75 Questions: Day 44

While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.” ~Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek

There are 75 days before the glorious start of a new Gregorian calendar year. So, for the next 31 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask you one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, or it may tickle you.  It’s about the real in you. The intent of the 75 questions is to probe, to prompt a reaction, to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader, to break free, and then give a thoughtful answer to the question.

The overall intent of the 75 questions is to capture change. The questions are to be a catalyst for inner change that leaves you feeling more dynamic, safe, powerful, intrigued, and authentic. You are making history.

When these amazing emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

Question 44: What is your history?


Miracle Monday

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.

Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
~Harriet Tubman

You have within you the strength, patience and passion to change the world today.  Miracle Monday, or any day, is your opportunity to see a difference in not only your world, but to manifest a miracle that, by extension, changes the world.  You have that much power within your mind and soul.

Let’s put into practice manifesting a miracle.

1. Wake up (regardless of the time of the day) and meditate. Wake up and feel alive. Take 10 minutes. Really get down deep into your internal awareness and meditate on what you want. Recommendation: CDBeyond the Wall – Mark Romero (www.markromeromusic.com)
2. Come clean. Clean up any lingering mess, forgo anger or any other distress. Ask for forgiveness, forgive yourself and disallow negativity.  Then take the time to refresh your inner happiness; tap into your passion and enjoy the moments where you were funny, joyful, spiritually uplifted, attuned, in your natural zone of expression.
3. Quiet down. Take a few minutes on Mondays to quiet external noise and allow yourself to experience quiet peace.
4. Clear Your Focus. Clearly, vividly, expressly focus on ONE thing and only ONE thing every Monday. The next Monday you may choose to shift your focus to another thing or remain focused on what miracle you want to manifest.
5. See the end. See your finish point. Be in the scenery and experience all of the expressions that accompany embracing your Monday Miracle.

This process may require some practice for those who are beginning to Manifest on Mondays, but in a short time, with direct commitment, you will accelerate through these steps with ease and purpose.

Begin today…right now.
Manifest your Monday right now and let us know the result….Be well, be clear, and expect miracles.


Perseverance: Your Mantra for Growth

I have chosen different inspirational quotes over the years to motivate me when fear creeps into my mind. I have used sayings such as “I am a child of a rich Father; I deserve the best for it is my right.” (quoted in the forward of my book, Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits) or “Life is too short to wear tight shoes” (the title of a book written by Barbara Faison), “Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed” or “When a man turns his face to God he finds sunshine everywhere.”

These few quotations have been the mainstay of my success. But, I still collect quotes and use them for inner inspiration for me and others I interact with. Words give me life. That is why I want to share just one word with you today:

/ˌpɜrsəˈvɪərəns/ [pur-suh-veer-uhns]
1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

This definition, taken from dictionary.com, directly serves the appropriate purpose for my intent.

Today, I have three requests for you:
1. I want you to read and re-read the definition.
2. I want you to write perseverance down and include the definition on a note card or other piece of paper.
3. I want you to internalize this one word, perseverance, into your inner mind and use it as a mega motivator.

Perseverance. Perseverance. Perseverance. Perseverance. Perseverance. Perseverance. Perseverance.

Inculcate the word. Live it, see it, think it, say it, understand it, actualize it, write it, dream it, believe it, be it.  Become perseverance.

Barack Obama became perseverance. How else could he surmount unfathomable odds, succeed as an underdog, without perseverance in his mind every day on the campaign trail before becoming the 44th President of the United States of America?

I posit that Mr. Obama defied naysayers and persevered with formidable belief each time he stepped off the airplane or bus. I believe that President-elect Obama understood perseverance each time he left his wife and children at home in the pursuit of the White House. My soul tells me that Barack Obama inculcated perseverance each time that he stepped onto the platform to debate or give a speech.

How else could have Lance Armstrong or Serena Williams or wounded men and women in the military come back home to the United States and learn how to walk, talk or survive again without perseverance? This personal will to improve and change precipitated the growth that each winner enjoys.

You too can escalate your “Yes, I Can” beliefs by adding just one word to your intent: perseverance.

When you feel tired, persevere.
When you feel oppressed, persevere.
When you feel unwelcome, persevere.
When you feel unsure, persevere.
When you feel powerless, persevere.

Do not pause or stop until you can get there (wherever your end point is). Don’t relinquish your dreams. Don’t dampen your spirit or the zeal of anyone else. Instead persevere and meet your just, planned end.

Can you do that?
Yes, you can. Of course, you can.

Share your stories of success with us.

Send a note telling us about your end point-I will send you a FREE copy of For the BEST of You

Make your mark!