Sunday, October 13, 2013

What Can Change Your Life?

I take responsibility for the life I have chosen.
I trust and respect myself for changing my thoughts, words and behavior for Good.
I live my life in integrity with my values.
I live what I teach and walk my talk consistently.

Reading this reminder cannot change your life.
But taking one good idea and using it daily can change everything.
Talking to a friend or therapist cannot change your life.
But releasing pain and negativity can change your behavior!

Taking a workshop cannot change anything, unless you use what you learn.
Saying you are going to do something does nothing, unless you do what you say.
Promising to treat your family better is just empty words, unless you actually treat them better.
Saying you are going to eat healthy and lose weight is a lie, unless you make the change.

When we make promises to ourselves or others, we must follow through.
When we fail to keep our agreements, we lose credibility and self esteem.
When we cannot trust ourselves to keep our agreement, we stop believing in ourselves.
When we fail to do what we promise, others lose respect for us.

Only you can change your life.
All the books and classes, coaches and counselors,  promises and affirmations futile without your change.
These words and affirmations are seed ideas and possibilities planted in you mind.
They work when you do the work to grow them into a life-changing harvest.

I invest in positive change.
I inspire and encourage myself and others to do what we know we need to do.
I pay attention to what works and I quickly let go of what doesn’t work.
I enjoy the fruits of my labor!

Yes, there is LABOR.
But out of the work, there is change.
Out of the work comes new creations.
Our of the work is a better harvest of Good for all.

No, I don’t always like the Labor PAINS.
When I am frustrated with what is not working, there is pain.
When I am confused by the anxiety or irritation, I know a change is needed.
When I am struggling with what to do or undo, to create or let go, I feel discomfort.

Comfort and complacency, justifying and excusing, get us stuck.
Being nice and covering the upset with booze or drugs or ignorance keeps us in pain.
When we get used to always hurting, we may make it OK….but it is a mistake.
Choosing to change our lives by changing our thoughts, words and behavior is the only answer.

We must change!
Sometimes we change houses or partners or jobs or cars.
Sometimes we change hairstyles or bodies or diets or exercises.
Sometimes we change thinking and feeling, reacting into responding.
Sometimes we simply change our minds and our attitudes.

What do you want to change?
What do you want to express and experience?
What do you want to be, do and have in your life?
Only you can decide what is yours to do.

Stop expecting anyone or anything to do it for you.
The change you want is yours to do.

Loving you, 
Betty Lue

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.  
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.  
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy it all overnight.  
Build anyway.  

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.  
Be happy anyway.  

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.  
Do good anyway.  

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.  

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.  
It was never between you and them anyway.