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INTRO TO THIS WEEK
I’ve said in the past that you are rich if you have or make enough to live the life you want.
You may wish to many certain things; you will find a way to obtain them.
Since childhood, we started associating our happiness “with” achievement and things. Based on our desires, we set a mark. Then, we put off our joy until we achieve that mark. We cannot enjoy the result; we have to be happy with the development journey.
Our list of desires is always complete. We never seem to be satisfied with the things we have. We want more, always more. Once a wish is fulfilled, we have another, then another. Our aim should be to find satisfaction in the things we currently have.
Often, we are overwhelmed by our never-ending desires in life. We keep struggling with multiple things at once, usually. We lose our focus, and things can get out of control. We sometimes engage in achievements so much that we forget to enjoy life.
Our aim should be to limit our desires. Do not worry; less desire does not mean that there is no desire at all. It is all right to have passions in life. What matters most is the quality of selfishness, not the number of wishes. Keep your desires low if you need them.
When you have less desire, you will focus on what is most important to you. Focus on the things that give you inner rewards, not external ones. The quality of our desires will set the quality of our life.
Christmas celebration is in a few days. Even better than gifts, provide services to your family and friends as you can. This will bring a better day for you, your family, and your friends.
Your Homework >>
Make a list of the things you desire.
Why do you want to buy or get those items?
Which of these things do you want because your friend has it?
What can you trade for what you desire, or work for?
It is all right to buy the latest gadgets and stylish clothes. It can be good to own a Mercedes or iPhone. However, think for a while about how these things bring you happiness. Is it making you happy when you own/use it or show it to others?
For your wants, look to find the item sold as used. Of course, the cost will be much lower, and, after you have the “want,” you may decide you do not want it after all. Now, check your desire list.
How many of these items do you need?
Which ones of them do you just want to show-off?
Today you may have many things that you once desired.
Are you satisfied with them now?
Do your wants continue to grow?
Are you enjoying them?
Follow your desires, and do not forget to be grateful for what you already have. Stop running after things all the time. Enjoy your life journey.
Important – Pay off any current debts before you go after any wants and desires.
Myself, I have no debt whatsoever.
Credit cards are paid off each month.
If you want to become rich, minimizing your costs and being more intentional with your time and money is essential. Spending intentionally and minimizing your costs will require you to keep organized and keep a budget.
If you do this, you can track precisely how much and where you spend. Develop a prioritized checklist for spending what’s coming in. This includes allotting money to debt reduction, savings, fun, emergencies, etc.”
Your goal should be to minimize costs as much as possible so you can put that money toward building wealth. You must hungrily find ways to limit your lifestyle costs and save 25% or more of your income.
What new stories are you ready to write?
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.
I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others.
Inspirational quotes and ideas give us a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.
Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.
When you improve the quality of your thinking,
you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!
You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, and to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!
Self-talk is so essential—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.
EVEN IF YOU START LATE, ARE UNCERTAIN,
OR ARE DIFFERENT –
YOU CAN STILL FIND SUCCESS!
Don’t forget; you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.
REMEMBER, VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT LIFE.
I HOPE THE FOLLOWING WORDS INSPIRE YOU >>
“If your income exceeds your outflow, you are wealthy!” – Kit Summers
“This is the only life you will live!
Find a way to have unlimited happiness with what you have now.” – Kit Summers
“We want this, and we want that, but ultimately we want happiness.” – Deepak – Rajpal
“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill
“Happiness is there; you may have to look for it.” – Kit Summers
“Time is not a means to keep or prove your worth in the world, but to experience the richness of all that is.” – Elizabeth Grace Saunders
“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” – John Stuart Mill
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand
“Remember, the less you want, the more you’ll have.” – Kit Summers
STOP MAKING EXCUSES—YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE STOPPING YOU!
COMPOSE A NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
And, time seems to be going faster all the time.
Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Do this for a few weeks, and you will see your time differently.
12/18—Beth and I were invited to a Christmas party tonight. What a joyful event Don and Teresa Atwell put together. Our house is the only other house on this street that is somewhat in the wilderness. About a dozen cars with people showed up for the festive get-together.
12/19—Aww, my surgery. Things turned out well, I am healing. The bandaging was not done very well, and I had to go in today to have it redone. Better, but still not very good. I will see the surgeon again on Dec 27; I will let you know . . .
12/22—Why, just today, I heard from my Humana Health Insurance. They sent information that, along with providing my health insurance, there will be fifty bucks available each month for food, medicines, or paying a utility bill. What a great surprise!
12/23—Today, I was thinking about my past.
This shows me that there are so many ways to come upon currency.
Happily self-employed throughout my life >>
***Performing juggling for a living, ending up headlining at Ballys Casino in Atlantic City.
***Writing and selling the 15 books I wrote.
***Performing at thousands of schools, helping students advance.
***Traveling the world presenting my juggling/performing workshop to help jugglers advance.
***Developing and selling my tasty/fresh salsa – see summerssalsa.com
***Qualifying for SSDI income. A low amount of money each month is coming, but enough.
I hope this shows you that you can earn a living at just about anything. Don’t stay in a job or career that you do not like. Discover what you truly love and find a way to earn a living doing that.
One way to start loving your job or career is to become an expert in that field. Study and learn every detail of that job or technique. I guarantee you, not only will you turn out better work, but you will also love what you do.
How about you?
Is it time to “make” things happen and live a fuller life?
“Make” a great week for yourself this week.
YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK > >
Are you designing your life? Or just living day to day and letting things happen? Don’t just live life; make plans for your fantastic future. This week, list projects (goals) for your upcoming life. The most crucial aspect of your life will be bringing yourself and others as much joy as possible.
Do something new, daily, then keep doing it for the rest of your life.
MAKE YOUR LIFE
THAT YOU CAN