BLOG 194—You Are You (Or, are You?)

With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.

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This is from my book series, “Beyond Your Potential”

Who Do You Love?
There is no other human being in the world like you. Billions of people have a mouth, a nose, and two eyes, but no one looks exactly like you. And none of them have any of your thoughts, traits, methods, and ways. You are special, you are unique, and you are one-of-a-kind. There is not another individual in the world who is more important than any other person, no matter what kind of work they do, how many balls they can juggle, what kind of position they have in life, or how they look. Each of us is as valuable and worthwhile as any other person (except for you, you’re the special one).

Alone Time
It’s so essential to be with yourself, by yourself, and treat yourself well by being able to spend quality time just with yourself. This can be harder than it seems, especially when you don’t take the time to do just that. Life has its stress and keeps you busy, but you have to make the time. How do you take time for yourself when you have so many things – work, family, juggling practice, activities, and friends competing for the time you do have? Wake earlier, eat less at meals, and don’t watch TV – just a few ways to get more time. Also, when you do have some free time, keeping things just to yourself can feel a little self-centered. You may be the only one who knows. This is your time; use it right.

The Mirror
Do you ever actually see yourself in the mirror or just in your image? One thing that can help your self-image is to go to the mirror every morning, look at yourself, and say, “Hi __________! Good to see you. Today will have a superb day and get much accomplished.” Don’t forget that you are you. Yes, doing this might seem strange at first, but over time you will develop your outlook on yourself in a good way.

Your Label
The most important labels in the world are the ones that we put on ourselves. Label yourself as useless, and you will be useless. Label yourself as highly intelligent, and you will play that part. At times, it’s like we are actors, playing the part – play the good and smart character – play yourself. You are not lying to yourself; you are training your brain to think in good ways. Do this and make your life a masterpiece. Remember, it’s not what you are that holds you back. It’s what you think you are not.

Replacing Your Self-Talk
The wording is important. There were certain changes in my self-talk I had to make to keep me moving forward. As you know, I wanted to get back quickly after my accident. Changing what you tell yourself can help the most with change. The mind can hold you back and add to procrastination so much when you are pursuing something. Start saying the following to yourself:

  • Instead of I have to start now, use I get to start now.
  • Instead of This project is so big and significant, use I can take small steps.
  • Instead of I don’t have time, use I will make the best use of the time I have.
  • Instead of This must be done perfectly, use, This will be acceptable within my personal limits.
  • Instead of I wish I’d done that, use, What small step can I take now to get back on target?
  • Instead of This is going to take so long, use I’m enjoying the small steps of finishing this.
  • Instead of I must finish, use When can I start again?

So, change your self-talk, get going, and find accomplishment.

The only person you actually have control of is you. The challenge of life requires the ability to effectively influence others, but you do not have control of anyone else – only yourself. You have to have self-trust. Know that you are running your life in a better way all the time.

Start New, Now?
Every day is a chance to begin all over again. The past is behind you, a memory. The future has yet to occur. The only thing that truly exists is this moment – now. And at this moment, you can begin fresh, start anew, and do it again and again. 

  • So, what do you want to produce at this moment?
  • Who are you in this instant?
  • What old life-stories are you ready to let go of?

What new stories are you ready to write? 
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 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 important—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

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.



  • “Nothing is impossible.

  • When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go!”

  • “There is nothing impossible to they who will try.”

  • “The bad news is time flies.

  • “Life has got all those twists and turns.

  • “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”



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, you will see your time differently.

A few things that happened this week >>

Saturday, Oct 29—More bunnies, this time fresh out of the rabbit. So tiny and red, they could not move much at first. Six in all, hard to believe the rabbit could carry them. Beth says they will have to be with their mom for eight weeks before they will be sold.

10/30 – 31—New window time! We had 16 windows replaced with new. The ones that were in there were at least 50 years old. These new ones bring in the sun much better and are more sealed than the old ones; therefore we will be warmer, too.

If you can find a way to afford it, do something like get all new windows. I believe it will advance our life in a good way. We are making monthly payments that are comfortable for us.

Along with the windows, we are investing in a new roof, with solar on top of it. So, we are building a new home, in a way. There is also an entrance to under the house. Later I will be
digging this out so we can spend time in there. This area is much cooler on the hot days.

Do you make improvements as you can, to the place where you live? This adds to and brings new life to your world.

11/1—For part of today, we took a walk down the dirt road that goes through the woods behind the house. Living here it is so easy to be out in the wilderness, as you know, something I cherish. Jemma loved the walk, as well.

11/2—Painting in the house continues. I’ve moved on to the front entrance room, a room we are using for the office. As I’ve written before, I want to make each room different in color and settings, more exciting for a home, I believe.

11/3—Costco was calling, so I accepted the call. Also, it is good that Beth and I are away from each other now and then. Normally, we are together 24 hours a day. We are great together, but a break now and then is good. (this is Beth commenting; oh yeah!)

11/4—Getting the house back together is a chore after we had moved everything for the new windows. I love living with less “stuff”; it is a good thing.

We sold a two-person bar for drinking that Beth had kept around for a long time. She used it as a big shelf to keep stuff on. The people who bought it will use it well in their catering business.

And Beth had a very heavy and long (8’) church pew just being used as a shelf on the porch. She will have fond memories, but these things had to go. The guy who purchased the pew could not fit it into his truck, so he used my circular saw to cut it in two.

As I do each week, put together a daily journal of your life.

Be detailed and write much. You will be surprised at how your memory slips and such. As I do, try and make achievements so that you can include them for your week.

Let me know about your week by send me your journal.

Do something new, daily, then keep doing it for the rest of your life.


Hmm, will there be a blog next week?
Stay tuned to find out!




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