Posts Tagged ‘Change

19
Feb
15

10 Habits You Must Quit to Be Happy

Original here.

1.  Quit procrastinating on your goals.

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.  Action and change are often resisted when they’re needed most.  Get a hold of yourself and have discipline.  Putting something off instantly makes it harder and scarier.  What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow.  And there’s nothing more stressful than the perpetual lingering of an unfinished task.

The secret to getting ahead is simply getting started.  Starting, all by itself, is usually sufficient to build enough momentum to keep the ball rolling.  So forget about the finish line and just concentrate on taking your first step.  Say to yourself, “I choose to start this task with a small, imperfect step.”  All those small steps will add up and you’ll actually get to see changes fairly quickly.  Read Getting Things Done.

2.  Quit blaming others and making excuses.

Stop blaming others for what you have or don’t have, or for what you feel or don’t feel.  When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility and perpetuate the problem.  Stop giving your power away andstart taking responsibility for your life.  Blaming is just another sorry excuse, and making excuses is the first step towards failure; you and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions.

3.  Quit trying to avoid change.

If nothing ever changed there would be no sunrise the next morning.  Most of us are comfortable where we are even though the whole universe is constantly changing around us.  Learning to accept this is vital to our happiness and general success.  Because only when we change, do we grow, and begin to see a world we never knew was possible.

And don’t forget, however good or bad a situation is now, it will change.  That’s the one thing you can count on.  So embrace it, and realize that change happens for a reason.  It won’t always be easy or obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it.

4.  Quit trying to control the uncontrollable.

If you try to control everything, and then worry about the things you can’t control, you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of frustration and misery.

Some forces are out of your control, but you can control how you react to things.  Everyone’s life has positive and negative aspects – whether you’re happy or not depends greatly on which aspects you focus on.  The best thing you can do is to let go of what you can’t control, and invest your energy in the things you can – like your attitude.

5.  Quit talking down to yourself.

Nothing will bring you down quicker than berating yourself.  The mind is a superb instrument if used right, but when used incorrectly, it becomes very destructive.  Be aware of your mental self-talk.  We all talk silently to ourselves in our heads, but we aren’t always conscious of what we’re saying or how it’s affecting us.

As Henry Ford once stated, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  One of the major causes of why we fail is due to self-doubt and negative self-talk.  The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful.  Listen to your self-talk and replace negative thoughts with positive ones, over time you will change the trajectory of your life.  Read The How of Happiness.

6.  Quit criticizing others.

The negativity you bleed out toward others will gradually cripple your own happiness.  When you truly feel comfortable with your own imperfections, you won’t feel threatened or offended by the imperfections you see in other people.

So stop worrying about the flaws you see in everyone else, and focus on yourself.  Let the constant growth and improvement in your own life keep you so busy that you have no time left to criticize others.

7.  Quit running from your problems and fears.

Trust me, if everyone threw their problems in a pile for you to see, you would grab yours back.  Tackle your problems and fears swiftly, don’t run away from them.  The best solution is to face them head on no matter how powerful they may seem.

Fears, in particularly, stop you from taking chances and making decisions.  They keep you confined to just the small space where you feel completely comfortable.  But your life’s story is simply the culmination of many small, unique experiences, many of which require you to stretch your comfort zone.  Letting your fears and worries control you is not ‘living,’ it’s merely existing.

Bottom line:  Either you own your problems and fears, or they will ultimately own you.

8.  Quit living in another time and place.

Some people spend their entire lives trying to live in another time and place.  They lament about what has been, what they could have done, or what might become.  However, the past is gone, and the future doesn’t exist.  No matter how much time we spend thinking and lamenting about either, it doesn’t change anything.

One of life’s sharpest paradoxes is that our brightest future hinges on our ability to pay attention to what we’re doing right now, today.

We need to live more in the moment.  Living in the moment requires active, open, intentional awareness on the present.  Don’t fantasize about being on vacation while at work, and don’t worry about the work piling up on your desk when you’re on vacation.  Live for now.  Notice the beauty unfolding around you.

9.  Quit trying to be someone you’re not.

One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else.  Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you.  Don’t change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love you, and you’ll love yourself more too.  The Road Less Traveled.

10.  Quit being ungrateful.

Not all the puzzle pieces of life will seem to fit together at first, but in time you’ll realize they do, perfectly.  So thank the things that didn’t work out, because they just made room for the things that will.  And thank the ones who walked away from you, because they just made room for the ones who won’t.

No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life.  Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.  Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.

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10
May
09

US Census Is Marking Doors with GPS Coordinates?

This is a repost. It may seem a bit far fetched but here you have it. I happen to believe it but you can judge for yourself of what to think about it.

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From: Deer Sniper

HEADS-UP – WARNING – from person in eastern Washington

Dear Friends:

I got the visit today. That is to say, the Census Bureau came a callin’ but they didn’t come in.

As I sat working in my office, I heard the motion detectors on my driveway go off. I got up to see who was coming. It was a big White Yukon that I didn’t recognize. So, I got my trusty side-arm and went to greet my trespassing visitor. They had come past four NO Trespass signs and up to a locked gate and then she got out and came around the locked gate. I met her as she was less than half way up the driveway and asked who she was.

She said loudly and officiously, “I am with the United States Census Bureau.” I asked what she had in her hand and she said, “A Computer.” I asked, “Is it a GPS?” She said, “YES” then I said, “Take it and GO!”

This all took only a minute or so and she was running back to her truck. As she got in I asked, “Are you with the Civilian Corps?” She said, “YES and we are working for the Census Bureau.”

Well..there you have it folks, the Brown Shirts are out getting GPS coordinates on certain houses. Why did I say “certain houses”? Because she didn’t stop at the neighbors house at the bottom of the hill nor did she go to the two houses at the top of the hill… JUST MY HOUSE!

They are targeting anti-Obama persons and others I suppose, who are on some sort of list. She had a very small pad in her hand so I surmise it was a list.

Be warned, the Obamatrons are coming for us. Virtually everyone in America fits the MIAC and FBI and CIA definitions of terrorists if they wish to make it so.

You do not have to submit to these Obama minions. They do not have aegis to invade your privacy or ask anything more than how many people live in the home. They will say they do. Then they will show you the threatening note at the bottom of the survey. But look below that at the line with the asterisk beside it. It quotes a code. If you look it up you will find that you have the right to refuse questioning. But the form says it is against the law not to answer the census taker. This is what is called “color of law” and intimidation as well as fraud.

She admitted she was with the Civilian Corps and she wasn’t here to take a census because she didn’t have one in her hand. She was here to mark the coordinates of my home, I presume for some sort of aerial or military action of some description at some other time. The census is NEXT year not this year. They are premarking our homes. The Brown Shirts are here so beware. Also know the Civilian Corps are NOT under the command of the military but rather are under our Commander and lying Chief, OBAMA!

This is all very unnerving. She also stopped in front of the driveway monitors and made notes. There are some you can see and other you cannot see. I also had cameras rolling and film taping. They must have had training because no one else has ever noticed the monitors before but she did. She was even actually wearing a brown shirt though I feel this was a coincidence but a nervous thing never the less.

Welcome to CHANGE folks but my question is: Do We Have Hope?

//jmd//

17
Mar
08

A Man of Nothingness: Obama

Obama ChangeIt seems that a lot of people are supporting Obama these days. Their reasoning? He makes them feel good or they think he has the desire to change. I do not understand this hogwash. You are voting on someone that is going to be leader of this country, if not the world. And you are going to vote on him because he makes you feel warm and fuzzy?

What is he going to change?

How is he going to change it?

How about this for change. Obama says of war, “No timetable, no funding. It is time to bring this to an end” and “We are going to bring an end to this war and I will fight hard in the United States Senate to make sure we don’t pass any funding bill that does not have a deadline.” Then on 14 December he is absent from a crucial vote on this matter. His “no vote” can be seen here. How in the hell are you going to change something when you can’t even make it a priority to go do your job and vote against it, especially when you made a stink about not “giving in”? Bad policy. Bad politics. Bad negotiating skills. And IMHO, bad President.

I decided to look up Obama’s bills that he has sponsored. After all, if he wants change, then he would be writing bills that promote change, right? Let’s see what I find. (He had 120 between 1/31/2007 and 3/13/2008). Just for sampling purposes, I will take numbers 6, 31, 33, 48, and 64.
6. S.RES.268: A resolution designating July 12, 2007, as “National Summer Learning Day”.
31. S.1222: A bill to stop mortgage transactions which operate to promote fraud, risk, abuse, and under-development, and for other purposes.
33. S.1306: A bill to direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to classify certain children’s products containing lead to be banned hazardous substances.
48. S.1989: A bill to provide a mechanism for the determination on the merits of the claims of claimants who met the class criteria in a civil action relating to racial discrimination by the Department of Agriculture but who were denied that determination.
64. S.AMDT.41 to S.1 To require lobbyists to disclose the candidates, leadership PACs, or political parties for whom they collect or arrange contributions, and the aggregate amount of the contributions collected or arranged.

And let’s compare his bills to someone that I like – Ron Paul – using the same numbers.
6. H.R.191: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the inclusion in gross income of Social Security benefits.
31. H.R.2117: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act concerning foods and dietary supplements, to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act concerning the burden of proof in false advertising cases, and for other purposes.
33. H.R.2415: To reduce the price of gasoline by allowing for offshore drilling, eliminating Federal obstacles to constructing refineries and providing incentives for investment in refineries, suspending Federal fuel taxes when gasoline prices reach a benchmark amount, and promoting free trade.
48. H.R.3343: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make health care coverage more accessible and affordable.
64. H.R.5191: To prohibit the use of Federal funds to carry out the highway project known as the “Trans-Texas Corridor”.

I assure you that I picked those numbers completely at random. If I had picked them, I would have quoted numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, (etc.) where he motions for people to be honored by Congress (do we really need to waste floor time with such frivolous bills?). In his defense, he does have some beefier bills throughout the list, but a lot of them seem to be really vague…. I just think that you can clearly see that Paul wants to take down the things that impede on you and your freedoms, whereas Obama is more interested in “leveling the field” by taking those who have and giving to those who have-not. Point-in-case, his Global Poverty Act of 2007 (S.2433) which requires you, an American taxpayer to pay people in other countries…. just because… (which BTW, helping people is good. Forcing people to pay for other people is not good. Furthermore, not all of your “donated” money is going to go to those that need it. A quarter (or whatever) of it is going to be consumed by the government that collects it.)

In any case, I am just getting really tired of hearing people support him, but have no idea, whatsoever, what he is going to change. I find such logic to be disparaging…

So what is it about Obama that makes you think that he is the man that will change it all?

14
Mar
08

Eat This Change, Obama

Very true Ron….

“I think the American people want change and the politicians know that so everybody gets up and says I’m for change. But the whole thing is, is what kind of change. You know right now… whether you like Republicans or Democrats… does foreign policy change? No. Does monetary policy change? They don’t even talk about it… no. Does fiscal policy change? No, we elected the conservative republicans and they make the deficit worst than the rest. Yea the American people are tired of that and they want real change and to me that means the only real significant change we ought to have is get enough people in Washington that read the Constitution, obey the Constitution and do only the things that we’re allowed to do.” – While on Leno

I too want change Obama and Obama supporters… But at least Ron Paul knows what to change whereas Obama seemingly wants to change, but has no idea what to change or how to change… he just hopes that you want to change with him…




Quotes:

"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth... For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it." - Patrick Henry

"Politicians and diapers both need to be changed, and for the same reason." - Anonymous

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." - William Penn

"Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country" - Hermann Goering

"I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do this I keep on doing." - Romans 7:18-19

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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