Take the Next Step

February 27, 2009

Many people spend a large portion of their life saying that they want to grow – and I believe them. One of the factors is that many do not know what to do. They stress and strain to gain clarity to find the perfect way or the perfect thing to do. They toil over their approach or their decisions. Simply, they wonder what is the next step?

The next step can look like a number of things. It can range from reading books, reading an article, taking seminars, going back to school, watching a video on You Tube, or simply just meditating or praying while waiting for inspiration to hit. The options are bountiful and they are all around us.

Too many get worried about what they need to be doing. The truth is whatever you feel and believe that you ought to be doing is exactly just that – what you should be doing. It is important to trust God, trust your Unconscious Mind, and trust circumstances. Simply put, trust and use the Law of Attraction to bring the things to you that you need to have or be doing. In fact, if the results are not what you need, you probably need to change your focus and your procedures – it will be obvious.

In the meantime, if you have a preference on a particular topic, follow it. If you feel that you learn better via a particular medium, pursue it. There is no right and wrong set of means by which to do something when it comes to learning and growing, rather the way in which you ideally learn or simply prefer to learn and grow is always the best way. Remember, life is a series of steps that get you to where you want to go.

In many cases, you or someone may really not know what to do. The simple answer is – do something, do anything. It is not as important which step to take, but rather, take the step that you know that you need to make.  Even if you screw up, you can always go back and make a good decision again.  You have a pretty good idea of what you like and what you would like to happen; make it happen.

My only piece of advice comes from Dr. Stephen Covey who simply states to “start with the end in mind” and get after it. This means figure out what you would like to have happen and constantly pursue it – work towards it. Just like any trip, it is always best to have a rough estimate of where you want to go, yet keep in mind that you can always make adjustments as you need to.

Most importantly, right now, just get started, and do what is in front of you in the order of what is most important to you. Eventually, you will learn to quit stalling. Again, for now, strike decisively; get going – take the next step.



The phrase “wake up from the nightmare” has been used by or is known by nearly everyone. This overused phrase has been used for many of life’s circumstances. People might refer to a nightmare as a state of their life, the economy, their job, their relationships, about their finances, or about a myriad of things.

First of all, let’s consider a nightmare. A nightmare is a series of delusions of the mind that are constructed and interpreted to be real. These factors are obviously delusions of the individual’s mind, moreover, one creates the manifestations of a nightmare by initially creating an emotional attachment due to the mind’s original interpretation. Remember, even though these delusions appear to be real, everyone knows that nightmares, or dreams in general, are simply a creation of the mind.

Next, remember when one wakes up, they enter back into the “real world”. Here in the “real world,” the truth is, again, a matter of perceptions of what is occurring. If someone cuts you off in traffic and you get upset, you are the one who is upset. If you lose a job, you are the one who decides how to react and feel about that situation. Truthfully, you create your world based upon your interpretations; therefore, you must carefully choose your meanings.

In order to change your life, you must begin to change your perception of what is happening to you. To create the change you want, wake up from your current reality to understand how things really are, change your perceptions of the factors in your life, then rewire and get past the patterns that hold you back. Remember, you are in control of your life and your life will begin to take on a different meaning when you take the first step, and wake up!


Two Wolves

February 9, 2009

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”