You’re Making a Difference

We’re all making progress on our respective life journeys, and while we’re in the progress, it’s a good idea to take a moment to review where we’ve been and try to get a better idea about where we’re going.

Chances are you’re feeling a strong sense of congruency with how your life is going, you feel like you’re making a contribution, you are feeling good about your life and life as having a positive future, feeling like the world can be a better place, and you’re just one of the people striving to do your part to make it happen. And happiness? You’re so happy, you downplay it to your family and friends because you don’t want to make them feel bad, see how good their lives could be, or think you’re off your rocker… So, you keep a low profile and try to blend in a little.

Nonetheless, when the alarm goes off, you reach over, turn it off and smile, because today, today is going to be another exciting, great day. Woot woot!

That, in itself, is a pretty good indication that you’re making good progress and you’re headed in the right direction. And while most days start so wonderfully, sometimes, just like anyone else, we go through transitions and changes of mood, too. What then?

Sometimes, when we’re trying to push through a personal level, it can take more time than we’d like it to. Let’s say, you had a goal and gave yourself 90 days to achieve it, but when you get to the third month, you realize you’re not as far along as would have liked to have been. What then?

Journaling sounds like a pain in the butt, but everyone that is on a path similar to ours, swears that whenever they hit a bump in the road or are feeling blue, a wandering through the old journal, infuses them with an indestructible resolve and unbound energy to go the distance.

Nonetheless, you got this, because now, when you pass a mirror, you smile because you know you’re good people and you’re so good with that.

You know you’re living a better life when you can’t remember the last time you had a bad day and you’re making changes in your life naturally, without even thinking about it, and you look forward to challenges, rather than stressing over potential trouble.

You know you’re living your best life when you have no fear or reservations about making new friends and expanding your circle of influence, and the way you integrate with them takes on a whole new flavor.

For instance, if you make a mistake, you don’t start looking for someone or something to blame for it, you just accept that it is what it is, and maybe even find humor in it, while looking for the meaning or hidden treasure inside the experience.

What others think about you doesn’t really matter anymore. They can like you, or not, and you don’t feel like you have anything to prove to anyone, and find comfort in doing the things you enjoy and make you feel good, regardless of what others might think, and you’re exercising your right to establish boundaries and use the word, “no.”

And as you are having an impact on those around you and are taking an active part in making the world a better place, you feel really good about the good work that you are doing.

And just in case you didn’t notice, others are taking notice of your good works and are even starting to comment on your change, growth, and contribution.

As you’re in the process of contributing, you are more concerned about the outcome than the preciseness of the execution, for it is better to do, than not to do. If things don’t go exactly as planned, no problem. Either you or someone else will do it differently the next time.

Goal setting just comes naturally and achievement of those goals comes easier as you find yourself more and more in the flow, and you’re not too concerned with the details that may have prevented execution in the past. Procrastination isn’t even on your radar because you’re a mover and shaker.

And you know what? You are making a difference, and you’re an inspiration.

You can do it.

Keep up the good works.

Preparedness for Confronting Evil

Let’s face it, the world is a crazy place, and it can get to you, if you let it.

Turn on the television, expose your mind to any news feed via any form of media and chances are you will find yourself in a stream of negativity that would make any normal person wonder what the hell is going on? And ask, “Is this really what the world has come to?”

It seems like all you hear about is a growing criminal element, homelessness and starvation, human trafficking, sexual perversion and abuse, war and torture among a myriad of other potential news indicative of a declining outlook on life in the world as it is. It’s enough to make anyone shake in their boots.

And this may well be the intent of the powers that try to manipulate how you feel about the condition that the world is in.

How you feel about these issues determine where you are at in the grip of society. Society would prefer you to be in a perpetual state of fear and believe that law enforcement and the government will help to keep you safe and secure from all the ideations of injustices and threats we are bombarded with regularly.

If you are finding your own way, growing and maturing, you may be looking at these negative influences from a different perspective. You might not have faith in law enforcement and the government to take care of these issues and take issues into your own hands.

This is not necessarily a bad thing. I think if you are passionate about a particular injustice and feel like taking an active part in its resolution, this could be a very good thing, or it could have negative implications as you are potentially lost in the negative vibrational whirlpool of the very issue you’re trying to help or resolve. You need more than motivation for a successful outcome.

To most effectively do battle in this battlefield, you must do so from a position of impervious personal power and peace to have an effective impact in the area which has touched your heart or garnered your undivided attention, you desire to make a difference and are compelled to take action.

If you are wise, you are finding a solid foundation and inner peace to launch your campaign from. Being grounded in love and light is an enormous advantage when battling darkness. This is the advantage of walking an individual path and doing your own deep inner work.

Another result from finding your own way and doing this work is that you may benefit from a higher personal vibration or frequency, allowing you to see from a different (higher) perspective and feel much differently about the issue at hand.

In the event that you are still compelled to engage in the battle for this issue, this is a more advantageous perspective to offer assistance. Instead of being overwhelmed by the battle on the ground, you are able to offer air-support, a far more effective support for the conflict at hand.

When you are engaged in battle on the ground (metaphorical hand to hand combat) if you are operating from a position of anger (which is a mask for fear) you are not likely to achieve a positive outcome. If you really want to make a difference and have a positive impact, you must do so from a powerful stance of love and respect, which can only come from within. Your heart-connection will determine your effectiveness.

Left to your own skills, when the going gets tough, your inner shadows and demons will rear their ugly heads and thwart your attempts to have a positive impact, even though this is clearly your intense desire prior to launching your campaign.

If you have done the work (or more accurately, doing the work, because it is a continual process) you are more capable of operating in the love and respect space. In this space, you choose the weapons of your warfare and you are able to control the emotions and response to challenges as they arise.

Now, you have an increased ability to take on combatants who may appear to be many times more powerful or menacing than you, but there is no power on earth or in heaven greater than the power of love.

When you have a firm, peaceful foundation and love on your side, you are unshakably the mightiest of all defenders and warriors against any beast.

May you be blessed on your journey as a champion for good.

Be A Game Changer

I work with movers and shakers, people who have an intention to make a contribution to the world. They don’t just talk about it. They are willing to take massive action and do things that make a difference. If you’re one of these people you can be a game changer and make the world a better place.

People who engage and execute an intention to make a contribution leave a mark on the landscape of the world we live in, and some of them have names that ring a bell in our conscious mind. There is a familiarity when we hear their names and we feel good about them when we hear them, names like Marie Curie, Johannes Gutenberg, Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, Albert Schweitzer, Leonardo da Vinci, Oskar Schindler, Maria Montessori, Tenzin Gyatso – the 14th Dalai Lama and Henry Dunant.

These are the kinds of people who don’t just talk about making the world a better place, they take action to make the world a better place. Sure, they each thought about making a difference, maybe even talked about it, but at some point they found the reason to move to action (even if it was outside the constraints of their personality type or style).

Your reason – why you want to see something happen or change – can motivate you enough to take action, even if it is counter-intuitive to your base personality type. If your why is strong enough, you are more motivated to do something about it.

Think about the names of people who had such a powerful why, that they would let nothing stand in their way or prevent them from taking action, even if against the odds. Names that come to mind are Thomas Edison, Diana, Princess of Wales, Paul the Apostle, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Jefferson, Mahatma Gandhi, Nikola Tesla, Helen Keller, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander the Great.

Criminal Game Changing

Making a significant impact, being willing to make a stand and passionately do whatever it takes to see your results come to life, is criminal. Though it may not be a crime, you will need the basic components necessary to be found guilty of a committing a crime: means, motive, and opportunity.

Means: You have the ability to do it.

Motive: You have the desire to do it (why).

Opportunity: There is a chance (circumstances that allow you to take action) you could do it.

People who have had the means, motive, opportunity and actually take action are not necessarily successful, but they have take the chance. They seized the opportunity, regardless of what obstacles were in the way. Did they risk failure? Certainly; and many of them did fail on their first (and/or subsequent) attempts, but their why (motive) was strong enough to push them though the tough times.

There has never been more opportunity for you to take action on that thing that you want to see come to fruition. Every day, we see someone with a computer or cell phone impact the world by taking a chance when the opportunity presents itself. People take action every day, but only the chance taken at the right time ad place goes viral. Even so, it would have never happened had someone not taken the chance.

If you can take action when you have the means, motive, and opportunity, you could be among the people who have become the heroes who inspire us to also make a difference.

You can be a game changer, like Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Louis Pasteur, Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Oprah Winfrey, or (INSERT YOUR NAME HERE).

Isn’t now the time for you to take action?

You can do it. You want it.

You can do it. Do it.