Sunday, January 3, 2016

Day 2 of the New Year

Have you heard it yet, the shattering of New Year's Resolutions breaking....yea that is why I tend to look at making goals instead.  I also learned that I have any number of bright ideas that when I put them into action, not so bright any more.  This year I am working on an aspect that my first counselor tried to get me to understand.  He asked me who I was and I gave him a bunch of information on what I do.  Here's the deal.  When I set a SMART goal it is tracked by what I do.  For example, I want to become kinder, I do more kind things.  I want to be more patient, I let another driver in front of me on the freeway.  When I want to become some trait, I do those things that represent that trait. But I do not integrate the trait right away it is part of the doing.  When I was small I watched the movie the "King and I."  The song whistle a happy tune was a big part of my growing up years.
 Make believe what you want to become then you actually become what you believe.  At first I thought lying to myself was just one more delusion to overcome.  However, as I study articles about doing to becoming I am changing my mind about this.  If you are aware that you are scared and choose to act bravely, a person becomes brave.  This is not a lie.  This is not about self deception.  It is choosing a path, an attribute, or attitude then acting on what I want to be. 

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

 Buddha quotes (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

The lump of glass will become a beautiful glass vase. 

1 comment:

Jenafer Bauerle said...

the power of positivity, of hope, creates and engenders within us a core belief that we are more, life is better, and we are moving forward. You become the change you desire. It is a beautiful thing with first the belief then the manifestation.