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  • Category Archives: Successful Assertion

    What We Hope to Avoid Can Undermine Our Intentions

    Tweet A short time ago, I wrote an article about the difference between goals and intentions. Goals add a value to our lives and motivate us to improve our overall situations. Intentions, on the other hand, enable us to take vital action toward what we hope to accomplish. Too frequently, goals are set in place

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    Change Is Excellent and Keeps Our Mind Attentive

    The brain adapts to change, and although it resists, our mind finally gets the message. One reason that we fight change is because it takes some time for our mind to accept the idea. We do things automatic once our mind is in-tune with what we want. With some conscious effort on our part, we can carry out many things without much thought. This is what I call behavioral acting – when we are in the habit of performing certain tasks. While learning a new task or bringing about a change, we must pay close attention to our reasoning. Doing something that is unfamiliar to us requires acting behavior.

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    Opportunities Enter Our Lives Daily, and We Miss Them

    Opportunities are something that enters our lives daily, and we may fail to recognize most of them. The way that the Law of Attraction works is mystical and often overlooked. It primarily works with our heart’s desire (our needs aligned with what we want). Some opportunities come from a hunch (intuition), and some come to us as ideas. The majority of opportunities have work involved in them, and we may not always feel like applying ourselves. Most of them require decisions and the fear of making a mistake can stop us in our progress. Taking action toward what the world brings into our lives is something that many of us fail to do (at least consistently). When we focus on what we want, we begin a cycle of events, and each decision leads to another. Most opportunities are small, and we may need to take action toward a string of them, to see the grand outcome. One missed opportunity or denied action can compromise or delay the outcome. In addition, the things we dislike causing us to hesitate often leave us feeling that the risk is too large.

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    How Can You Build Personal Authority?

    We all grow up with control in our lives and the problems that we face with regard to authority vary. Many of us grow up learning to respect authority in a way that causes passive conduct. Society taught us to respect our elders and that talking back is wrong. Misconception can develop, leading us to believe that our teachers, elders and even older siblings have rights that we do not. Many have felt as if being quiet and keeping thoughts to ourselves was the norm. We think that speaking up is indeed wrong or even punishable. Is it any wonder that we resent being controlled and build a strong loathing toward authority figures? Later in life, we deal ineffectively with authority because of fear and spite. Unless we build a personal power, life is apt to throw us from bad to worse and the anger mounts, causing pain that is hard to overcome.

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    Can We Succeed Without Positive Thinking?

    Why is it so consequential that we think about what we desire? Is it possible to think about what we don’t want and still achieve a conclusive outcome? It is important to distinguish what we want to prevent because it helps us determine what we prefer. However, if we remain concentrated on what we want to avoid, we cause an innermost conflict. Our intellect functions in such a direction that when we think about what we want, we then conceive of or receive ideas. In other words, we perceive or think we should do things; take certain actions. If we begin with what we want, we have a willingness to listen to ourselves and even mind ourselves. It is easy to do what you think you should do, when you know what you want.

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    An Inspiration in Our Community

    While I was the manager of one of our local stores, I met an amazing person, named Roy Turner. Roy is in his seventies and has a spirit of aliveness that is just incredible! He was working for the company through a senior citizen program, for disabled seniors. As Roy and I became friends and co-workers, he told me things about his life that astonished me. He had a real way of drawing pictures and making you laugh at the stories he told. They were not funny stories but Roy has found a way to laugh as he tells about his experiences.

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    Discovering Your Purpose – What Does it Mean?

    I am reading a lot on the internet today about discovering your purpose. The idea seems connected to, finding our authentic self, and it could be just another way of expressing it. In my mind, they are interrelated issues. Finding our place in the Universe is one way I have heard it put. Many are referring to success when it comes to the issue of our purpose. I think that finding a purpose is far too oversimplified. We may need to step back and look at the smaller details of our lives, and realize that we have always lived “on” purpose.

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    Prescriptions for Happiness Conclusion

    Copyright Statement from the Author

    Anyone on the planet may reproduce this book in whole or in part without permission. Acknowledgment in the following form will be appreciated:

    Reprinted from Prescriptions for Happiness
    by Ken Keyes, Jr.
    Love Line Books
    Coos Bay, OR 97420

     

    Conclusion from the Author

    So now you’ve got all three Prescriptions for Happiness:

    • Ask for what you want – but don’t demand it.
    • Accept whatever happens – for now.
    • Turn up your love – even if you don’t get what you want.

     

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    Prescriptions for Happiness Continued

    Copyright Statement from the Author

    Anyone on the planet may reproduce this book in whole or in part without permission. Acknowledgment in the following form will be appreciated:

    Reprinted from Prescriptions for Happiness
    by Ken Keyes, Jr.
    Love Line Books
    Coos Bay, OR 97420

     

    Prescription #1

    Ask for what you want – but don’t demand it.

    You stand a better chance of getting what you want when you ask for it than when you don’t. That’s obvious. Why do you often fail to ask for what you want? Sometimes you’re afraid that people will be mad if you do. Sometimes you hesitate to assert yourself. Perhaps you expect people to read your mind. Maybe you are practicing up to become a martyr.

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    Prescriptions for Happiness – By Ken Keyes, Jr.

    Copyright Statement from the Author

    Anyone on the planet may reproduce this book in whole or in part without permission. Acknowledgment in the following form will be appreciated:

    Reprinted from Prescriptions for Happiness
    by Ken Keyes, Jr.
    Love Line Books
    Coos Bay, OR 97420

     

    Author Dedication

    To all my students whose support and dedication to their growth help me learn about and pass on the Science of Happiness – and to all those whose open and inquiring minds will someday bring these effective principles into their lives.

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