Over the last few weeks I have been watching videos by Bob Proctor on paradigm shifts. I always wondered why I made some of my choices over the past years. After watching the first video, it started making a lot of since to me. The human mind is so amazing, yet so very vulnerable to outside stimuli. We are all so different, but all so much the same. No matter what race, creed, or sex. We all basically think the same. There are 7 free videos and I have made it a point to watch one a day, and will continue until I am satisfied that my multitude of habits have changed. I will know when my actions have changed. So far I have noticed some changes and it has only been about 3 weeks. I am amazed at how quickly things are happening.
I address my wife much differently then before. I even see a beauty in her that I have not seen in quite some time. I interact with my children differently, and my perspective on life’s situations has been great. All of these years I just existed, and did not realize it. All of these years I thought my life was moving forward, but I was just stuck in on pause. You know the get up and go to work, pay the bills routine. Then you stop and say what have I got to show for my life after all this time?
Well I now know how I got here and why I am here! It is like someone turned the light on and I can now see. Wow!
For three and a half months I have had to crawl to get around my home. Where am I? I can now walk! I am starting from scratch and I have begun a process of rebuilding my financial future from but an idea. Many times the thought of no hope, guidance or direction is our fate. Well I have learned over the last couple of days that is not the case. Mankind often look for answers in the wrong place, and that is what I have done all of my life. The answers have always been within me all of my life. I like so many others have looked for answers to life’s questions outside of me, and that had led to many trails, but I am grateful for those trails. It is because of my gratitude for those trails that I now know where I am going!
To a life totally filled with happiness, joy, and whatever I desire out of life. What do I desire out of life? To go and admire towns, cities and distant lands, with my family. To help others as I have had others help me. To create memories that will last a lifetime. To find and enjoy the elusive security that I have longed to have. Will I get it without a doubt.
Yesterday I stood for the first time after 3 1/2 months of crawling do to my broken ankles. The severe discomfort was so overwhelming that my daughter had to shove the wheel chair under me before I collapsed. I had looked so forward to yesterday all month long. My expectations were that I would suffer unbalance like a baby trying to walk for the first time. It was not unbalance that I felt. After my initial shook, I had to mentally regroup and try another approach. I got home grab the crutches and tried it again. It worked, I walked slowly, tenderly, carefully, and any other adjective that you can think of.
To see my 5-year-old son beaming as I took those steps were all the motivation that I needed. I was in so much discomfort and it was written all over my face, but I had to show my family progress. I did not want to look at my wife as I took those steps. I could see the concern on her face from the corner of my eye. My wife and children have been so supportive through out my ordeal, and I know that I have a wonderful family. My goal is to walk a short distance without crutches on Saturday.
Today is a new day with new challenges and opportunities, and I am going to tackle them one at a time.
Now that I know why my life is where it is, change starts now. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I am the only one who can change it’s direction. I accept 100% responsibility for the direction in which my life has gone and will go! I truly understand that it has been my doing all alone and no one else. I have wanted to change many aspects of my life but I didn’t know how. I do now! I thought that I knew who Ivy Butler was, but I did not. I thought that I knew what I wanted, but I did not. I thought that I knew where I was going, but I did not! Today is the day that I discover everything about myself. I will determine my purpose, my goals, and lay a solid foundation for my future!
This is my declaration to myself.
- Not Stuck Anymore! Awareness
- The Attitude Shift…Mine Explained
- Humbling Parent Moment
- The Darkness is Leaving!
- The Path to Change
- Tangible and Intangible Happiness
- It’s time For Your Awareness!
- The Multitude of Habits Cycle
- My Daughters Destructive Attitude!
- Living With a Purpose!