“If I always do as I’ve always done, I’ll always get what I always got?”

 

I have pondered over that saying for years.  It gives me great encouragement when on the rocky road to somewhere.  Challenges we are faced with make us stronger.  This we all know.  As anticipation builds, the adrenaline in our bloodstream gets our minds flowing.

As with many coined phrases “If I always do as I’ve always done …” we see the common sense of it all, and still we don’t always follow the right path.  Perhaps we complain about our situation or lay dormant while life passes us by.  Whether it is a relationship, a career change, or those other choices we make in life, we all land somewhere.

If the idea of making a choice list sounds familiar, it’s because it works!  Having the ability to see, on paper, what makes us tick (happily) is to do what they do in business.  Make a business plan!

If we took the time to make a goal list it does two things.  Just as in business, it creates a goal…a place to go.  How many businesses do you believe still do this today?  It must work …that is, of course, if it’s a good business plan.

Then, as the juices start flowing in your brain, your thoughts begin to pour out into the universe.  Now you have the universe working in your favor and everything is as it’s meant to be.  Both of which, having a list and having conscious thoughts, are crucial for obtaining success in life.

You can create one list or break it down by a variety of different topics.  Until you can make copies of the SEG (Standards, Expectations, and Goals), you can start now with a simple piece of paper writing things down as they come; items you want to include in your new list.  If you’re already making plans to get somewhere, that’s good. Add a few more to your plan.

Years ago, someone told me to make a list of what I wanted out of a relationship.  Just the simple things like personality, loyalty, trust, appearance, and peace.  Notice I said peace.  Not something I would think to write down, but would sigh it under my breath during times where patience was needed.  It’s so important in the grand scheme of things.

A few years ago I found my list that was 15 years old and was surprised how many things I had gotten out of that little list.  It was just a tiny thing.  A list you could carry around in your wallet.  Since I found said note, I now have misplaced it…again!  Ugh!  How is it that someone who is trying to tell you that a list is so important, but then says she misplaced her own???  That’s true, but imagine how much more I may have accomplished if I kept up on my homework.

One thing for sure is that my goal is to inspire people to reach out and enrich their own lives, and build up their self-confidence, so they take the best of themselves out into the world.  My hope is that people begin to build their own self-esteem; taking steps to enhance their lives this very instant!  I want to see palpable changes in the way people treat each other…and themselves.

As time goes on, I will share other things; topics like relationship, finance, children, and family. When you share with me or others, or ask a question of yourself, we become a great source of knowledge to change the way of the world …one person at a time.

If you would like to read more of my writing, please go to Amazon.com and check out Loving with Purpose.

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