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It Takes a Step

Recently I wrote about the power of your thoughts and the abundance that is still available to all.  After receiving some comments about my blog, I thought it would be good to elaborate a bit more.

When you begin to understand the inherent power in the choices we make, you can begin to change your life. 

Each choice you make is either a step in a direction that you want to go in your life, or each choice is a step in a direction that will lead you away from where you want to go. If you can adopt one new piece of information and really work to embrace it- it’s this:  you do have the power to choose to control your thoughts and input.

The second thing to understand is that after you have made a choice you have to take action.  A choice without action is just a thought.  It’s a wish. It’s a moment of time that has passed by. There is inherent power in knowing you can take control of your thoughts.  The kinetic power though, comes from action!  You have to take a first step to follow up that choice.

This is an understanding that each one of us, if we really want to be in control of how our lives turn out, needs to come to study.

I say study because we cannot make a permanent change in all our habits overnight.  You can make the choice to change a habit as easy as you turn on a light switch.  There can be permanence in that thought- and if you back it up with a commitment, a personal conviction to uphold that choice- then you have made a change in that habit.   Knowing this, I bring back the statement of studying ourselves.

Each day we have thousands of ideas, thoughts, emotions and feelings that run through us.  Some we are consciously aware of. Others we are not. As I mentioned in the blog, The Art of Making Money , our thoughts are a collective results of everything we’ve ever been exposed to.

Like I stated before, if you are running on fear right now- then your focus is on what you don’t have.  Shift that focus onto what you do haveand change your input. Get rid of the fear, and

Take the First Step

Take the First Stepfocus- and you may even have to get rid of people in your life that are toxic to your thinking.  That’s not always easy.

When people want to improve their lives, often those around them can be the worst offenders of toxic support. (Many people secretly and silently want you to fail. It’s easier for them to see you fail and say “I told you so” then for those same people have to face their own reality of what they’ve created in their lives.)  If you have reached a point where you want to change- congratulations!  You’ve made a choice… a great choice.  You didn’t get to where you are overnight, and it may take some time to get to where you want to be.  Remember this though:  for as many people who want you to secretly fail, there are many others out there who will be your best supporter!!  All you have to do is look for them.

 There’s a saying, “When the student is ready to learn, the teacher will appear”.  Who is a teacher in your life? Take a look at those who are living the way you want to.  They could possibly be your teachers/mentors.  (Sometimes your mentors can actually come in the form of a book!!)

I have also spoken of needing to see things as you want them to be.  When our lives are filled with stress, frustration, disappointment and fear, we may have temporarily lost the ability to have vision for ourselves. If you have, it’s ok. It’s like a dimmer on a light switch. Humans think and process in pictures. You still have the ability to dream and create a vision-however, in times when you’re simply ‘surviving’ your vision light switch is simply on ‘dim’. 

If you are walking without a vision, but you’ve got the desire to start making choices and bring into your life the abundance of resources that will bless you- here’s a way to get your vision coming back.

1) Take a look again at those people who have what you want.  Can they be a teacher, a mentor, or someone to look at so you can begin to see yourself owning, obtaining what they have? (By the way- this is NOT the ‘Keeping up with the Jones’ syndrome!  It’s simply using their physical things to impress into your thinking what you could have. It’s like having the opportunity to physically ‘see a picture’ of something in your own mind.)

 2) Simply find a photo/picture of what you want and put it somewhere that you can reference it everyday. 

When envisioning change in your life, you do need to create the mind pictures, and you do need to include yourself with them.  It is a new habit. It does take practice.  You may stumble now and again. That’s OK. When that happens, pick yourself back up and start again.  You’ve made the choice to make a change.  Today, walk forward with ONE STEP to support that change.  When you achieve it, you’ve just created a “Win” in your life!  That’s the way to start to create the abundance you deserve.

If you are ready to take a step and want to have a handful of mentors who can help you find the inner strength to lead your self for getting better results in your life, check out: http://www.power-of-leadership-books.com/

Have a blessed day,





By | 2018-09-01T19:07:29-07:00 August 23rd, 2009|Abundance, leadership, Personal Growth, self development, Success|5 Comments

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  1. Veit August 25, 2009 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Debbra, this is spot-on. The key is the daily ritual, constantly taking baby steps in the right direction. Our society is so used to instant gratification that it is incredibly hard for most of us to take those small (consistent) steps towards our goals.
    Then again, it’s not a new thing, the whole ‘not-taking-action’, apparently already Wolfgang Goethe said: Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.


  2. debbrasweet August 25, 2009 at 10:13 am - Reply


    I agree. This is not new- but it is key to getting results. People tend to overlook this element and the lack of action causes stagnation. Any time you have stagnation, it eventually can deteriorate and self destruct.

    The willingness to walk forth does take courage and the rewards of one new step a day are amazing!

    Have a prosperous day!

  3. jim jackson August 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    It is all about choices. There is only two places we can be in life were are either getting the results we want or we have reasons why not. All driven by our choices. Very nice article.

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