I recorded an interview last week about an attitude shift that I made over 19 years ago. I added a post on my Facebook page about another attitude shift, and I was asked what was the shift about.
I became completely aware of the principle that our present world is a direct reflection, or a complete manifestation of what we think about everyday. The mind, not the brain is the most sophisticated and misunderstood area of our being. Think of a mirror, and not a trick mirror. The reflection that you see is what is! My mentor Earl Nightingale stated that, “we are the sum total of all of our thoughts from the last five years, and we will become the sum total of all of our present thoughts over the next five years”. I heard a friend say over 11 years ago and, I did not pay attention to his words. Junk in. Junk out! If life sucks, then it is because of what is going in the mind. I like to call it the filing cabinet in the mind. All thoughts will stay there until they are replaced!
Another aspect to my shift was the fact that I had not been planning out my life, because I was not thinking. Some will say we do think, but when you truly understand the real concept of thinking. We don’t think. It has been said that 2% think 3% think that they think, and 95% would rather die than think. All these years I have been in the 3%, and after reading and fully understanding this concept, an attitude shift was immediately needed!
Now comes the task of learning how to fully implement, and to create the new life, and the new brighter path in life that I desire to walk down. One filled with new thoughts, which creates new ideas, which creates the new results.
It is amazing what happens when you become aware!
I enjoy being ME! I want to be the best ME that I can be each and everyday for the rest of MY life!
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.
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!