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Potential

All of us have unique gifts. Whether or not we use them is up to us. This also applies to how we use them.

If you are a good communicator, are you spreading light and encouragement, or fear and dread? The message will be taken seriously because you have the gift of communication.

Use your God-given potential the way He wants you to. After all, God is the one who gave you your unique gifts…

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Imposter

Everyone is an imposter. We say we are living authentically, but are we? There are places where people don’t hide anything, in AA and Al Anon meetings.

I started attending Al Anon in November of 2010. When I went to my first meeting, I was at the lowest point of my life, a mere shell of a man. I found an hour of peace I had never experienced before. People were openly sharing details of their lives and no one was judging them. They listened, but didn’t offer advice. I loved the peaceful spirit in the room so much I went every night for 15 months. I learned great life lessons in Al Anon which I will write more about in coming weeks.

There is no shame in sharing ugly, intimate details of your life with a trusted friend. By doing so, you will be living life more fully and authentically, no longer an imposter…

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Limitless

Our minds have unlimited power. How do we tap into that power and use it for good?

The first step is we must believe in the limitless creative possibilities our brains possess. If we don’t believe, we will not get anywhere.

The next step is to stop overthinking things. Quieten your mind and let it do the work. It will, we just need to stay out of the way.

Finally, whatever we have a burning desire for, our minds will become focused like a laser beam to make it happen.

Get quiet, and allow your mind to work for you. It takes daily practice, but then it becomes part of your identity…

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Envy

Answer this question honestly, are you envious of someone? If the answer is no, congratulations. You have overcome one of the things that robs us of peace and contentment. But if you said yes, let’s examine this.

The root of envy is dissatisfaction. We aren’t fulfilled in some area of life. The best news? You can change that. You have the ability to take action and do something about the area of life you are dissatisfied in. It’s up to each of us. It always has been in our power.

Turn your envy into fuel to propel yourself forward. Start now…

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Talk To Me

We have conversations with ourselves every waking moment. What is the quality of our conversations?

It’s important to be truthful with ourselves, but remember to be kind. Hold yourself accountable, but don’t berate yourself. Make an attempt to better yourself, and it’s okay if you fall short. Try again. And again. And again. Keep trying…

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Escape

There used to be a television commercial for a brand of bubble bath. The slogan was, “Calgon, take me away.” The idea was that the bubble bath would take the bather away from life’s problems, if even for a short while. Ah, if only life was so simple.

People use other methods to escape: alcohol, drugs, pornography and other deviances to numb their pain. When the time away ends, the pain remains. Even plastic surgery is used to try to fix something internal, and oftentimes nothing is broken on the outside. The patient just believes there is.

Face life head on. Work on yourself to heal what hurts. No matter your method of escape, you cannot run away from who you are…

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Scarcity or Generosity

What are your thoughts on the title of today’s entry? Whatever your answer is will reveal an insight to your mindset.

If you have a scarcity mindset, you will be inclined to hold onto your possessions tightly. The fear of not having enough or even being enough will cloud your thoughts.

A mindset of generosity knows that sharing what you have will always leave you feeling fulfilled. You give without worry.

Remember this universal law: when we give, we get…

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Image

How would people describe you, based upon your social profile? Oftentimes we have two personalities, public and private.

Being authentic requires us to show the world who we are, not who we want others to believe us to be. We were created by God as individual masterpieces, always original and never copied. Be proud of who you are, flaws and all.

Aligning your public image with your private persona requires you to be brave. But remember, you are only trying to impress an audience of one, our Creator…

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