Milton Berle was an American comedian and actor.
He once famously said: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
The lesson from this quote is that instead of being passive – we should become proactive and create our own opportunities. We need to create our own luck and we need to take action to make things happen.
Often people say that they are waiting for the right opportunities and when nothing happens, they lose hope. Well instead of losing hope, one has to think out of the box and look at ways of creating new opportunities.
Use your skills and creativity. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you’re not a creative person. Everyone can be creative. You just have to tap into your creative side. Begin thinking of yourself as a creative person. Affirm that you are a magnificent creative being. As you think of yourself as being resourceful and creative you will be guided by instinct on the steps you need to take. And if you feel that you are lacking certain skills – than you can learn those skills. Assess which skills you are lacking. What skills do you need in order to progress? Sign up for classes or an online course and obtain those skills. Network with people in the particular field you are interested in. Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance or advice. Most successful people are willing to share their knowledge.
As you put your best self forward – opportunities will arise.
Remember you can’t wait for success to find you – you have to create your own success. Don’t be afraid to take the steps in creating your dream life.
Take full ownership of 2017 – if you have to build a new door – do it!
I would love to hear about your plans for 2017? What steps are you planning to take to make things happen? Instead of waiting for doors to open – are you planning to build your own door?
It’s the last day of 2016! Many of you are probably wondering what the new year will bring or perhaps you’ve already written out your new goal lists for 2017.
I want to share with you a wonderful way to manifest your New Year wishes. I’ve been using this manifestation method for several years and I’m always amazed by the results.
All you need to do is create a THANK YOU BOX.
I first came to know about a Thank You box whilst reading one of my favourite prosperity authors Catherine Ponder.
A Thank You box works on this principle – give thanks before you receive whatever it is you want.
Get a box (even a shoe-box will do) and decorate it. Your Thank You box should look attractive and appealing to your eye. Whenever a personal need arises or you have a specific item you wish to manifest in your life – write down a small thank you note – thanking the Universe for whatever it is you want. Write the note as though you’ve already received what it is you seek. Remember to always use the magical words: Thank You and then place your notes into your box. Once a week, go through your notes and check which wishes have manifested.
If something hasn’t manifested as yet, place it back into your box and just be patient. Sometimes it takes longer for some desires to be fulfilled. You just have to remain firm in your faith that what you’ve requested is on it’s way to you. You don’t have to worry about the details of how it will manifest – leave the specifics to the Universe. You just put in your order – give thanks that it’s already done and then wait for it to manifest on the physical plane.
Another important point to remember is that the Universe will always give us what is best for us. It will be for our highest good and we have to accept it. So create your Thank You box today. Remember the golden rule : Always first give thanks for whatever you want – before it even appears in your life.
I would love to know your thoughts on the Thank You box method of manifesting your wishes. Please leave a comment below!
I wish you a magical 2017 – filled with love, joy and prosperity.
We are in the midst of the festive season. This time of year, I hear people talk more often about gratitude and counting one’s blessings. As they spend quality time with their loved ones, they reflect on how grateful they are for all that they have and appreciate those special moments spent with family and friends. But once the festive season passes – some people tend to forget about being grounded in gratitude. They soon get caught up in the daily grind of life and forget to stop and appreciate the good things they have in their life. They lose the warm glowing feel of gratitude as they begin to only talk about the negatives and complain about people, events and circumstances. Gratitude shouldn’t be a seasonal practice – but an everyday one. Gratitude is a powerful force which can transform your life. It is one of the quickest ways to snap out of a depressed or negative state and positively reprogram your mind.
One of the easiest ways to activate the Law of Attraction – is to find more things to be grateful for. Appreciate the beauty around you and give thanks for the blessings you have. When you practice gratitude – it places you in a positive space. When you are feeling positive it becomes easier to attract more good things into your life. Practicing gratitude also aligns you with joy and positivity.
As we enter 2017 – set your intention to begin a daily practice of gratitude.Wake up feeling grateful each morning and go to bed at night also feeling grateful for the day you’ve had. Even if something negative happened – look for something positive to focus on. You can always find something to be grateful for. If you look hard enough – you will find it.
Keep a gratitude journal by daily writing down three to five things you can be grateful for. Remember you create your life with your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Make gratitude a daily part of your life – and you will be amazed by the wonderful things you attract and the miracles that come your way.
Have you experienced the power of Gratitude in your life? Perhaps you already have a gratitude journal. How has gratitude changed your life? After reading this blog post – are you feeling inspired to begin a gratitude journal in 2017? I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.