Uploaded on Jun 27, 2011
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As humans we are very automatic and driven by habit. If we allow it or we become a little lazy, we wake with similar thoughts we had the day before and we take our first step into the day with the same step we did yesterday. It keeps us rolling forward, from one day into the next, without conscious and deliberate direction. The trajectory of our life will never change if this is maintained over months and years, unless we experience a cataclysmic event.
Just as habits can keep us stuck, even though we say that we want change, shifts in our habits can move us in a direction of our choosing. Our habits might well be really excellent ones, like going for a jog each morning and having a healthy breakfast or mediating for an hour each day. Yet it is still vital to challenge ourselves, even just a little each day, for opening up fresh perspectives or new experiences, if we want to grow, expand and develop beyond status quo.
I was searching for something easily accessible and would help counter all the negative stuff that bombards us every day in the news media, through advertising or in some of the conversations we find ourselves.
Once you "see" something, you cannot not see it, and I'd been through many personal shifts, been exposed to lots of powerful training, I wanted short bursts of powerful content which I could take into each day with me. A place to stand for the day and a new place to look for keeping myself open for change.
I decided to create my own source for this power. Time For My Life [http://www.timeformylife.com] gives me just what I wanted for starting each day and is great to share with others too, who might also be looking for such a tool. My own paperback version is well worn and gets read each day, it only takes a moment, powering up my thinking from a very positive place each morning. It also gives me specific actions for any days that I might feel a little directionless.
Each page in my book has a life power tip, which is a short, simple message with a focus point that gives me poignant food for thought or a deliberate piece of powerful life advice. There's a question, which is a conscience squirmer that encourages me to look at what is currently going on in my life, and these questions perhaps will be a catalyst for making some changes. Every page has an affirmation as a place to stand, something to take aboard. Enabling me to deal with all the circumstances that show up during the day within a specific, and uniquely designed context. Each page also has a quotation added as daily food for thought. These quotes carry teaching lessons, or call me into taking different action. I've included a daily challenge, an activity that I can choose to take on board, to take on as a practice or to take up as my personal challenge for the day. Then there is a daily action which help expand my experience of life, or get me in touch with others, to nurture myself or others, generally these have a "feel good" factor. Plus every page has a clearing task, this is a brief exercise related to my personal environment. Doing one of these each day help me to be a little more on top of being organized. As well as that, each week there are 6 website links, a total of 288 recommended books, feature length movie suggestions, online videos, personal development sites, links to humor and to inspiring music. Those are for the weekends.
A great by-product of the book is how it connects me with people far away. I know that family and friends, overseas or in Australia, might be reading the same page as me that day. We share it in common, a bit like looking at the same moon each night when we are far away from someone. I really love giving this book as a personal gift for that reason.
Whenever I'm looking for a quick answer too, I will pick up my book, flick the pages and read where it opens up. I immediately find something that triggers an idea for stepping forward with the issue. You can take a sneak peek inside the book.
Book purchasers also have the option of getting the pages of the book sent by email each day, I subscribe to that series myself! After one year, those daily pages are automatically sent only once each 7-days, as a little reminder.
Change happens when we do, and we change when we take action in the face of fear, along the journey you find opportunities to work on debunking beliefs firmly entrenched over time, those beliefs that might be keeping us pinned down. Every time doubt creeps in, take another step forward (even if small) and bust it loose!
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