You are the author of your own life

Most people think of a “book” when they hear the word “author”.  But I have come to believe that we are all authors, we are all writing the stories of our own lives on a daily basis.  What we create, what we decide, what we choose to do with our time are all the elements that create the stories we live.  Just as writers focus on the structure of a paragraph, we as life authors need to focus on the structure of what we want to create for ourselves on a daily basis.   What is so incredibly wonderful, is that we can redesign, reshape, or recreate our experience at any moment we choose to.  We can change the words we use, we can change the actions we take, we can change the direction of our story… because we have the pen to do so. 

When we start to take responsibility for our lives, we begin to take control of how our life unfolds.  I have found that most people who are unhappy in their lives, blame someone else, their life circumstance, or simply that life has been unfair to them.   Yes, there are times and circumstances that are out of our control, but as we’ve heard so many times before, it’s not what happens to us that makes the difference, it’s what we do with it and how we deal with it. 

It’s never to late to write a new chapter in your life, no matter your age or your situation.  What are your dreams?  Take a piece of paper and write out the story you want for your life…. you just might be suprised at what changes begin to take place.  You just might find yourself on the BESTSELLER list of life!

“Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals.  Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.” – Ann Landers

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Taking Control Of Our Lives

woman rock climbing“Here are two ways to put ourselves in control of our lives imediately.  We can make a promise – and keep it.  Or we can set a goal – and work to achieve it.  As we make and keep commitments, even small commmitments, we begin to establish an inner integrity that gives us the awareness of self-control and the courage and strength to accept more of the responsibility for our own lives.  By making and keeping pormises to ourselves and others, little by little, our honor becomes greater than our moods.  – Stephen Covey

Although it might feel at times that our economy and society seem to be controlling the circumstances of our lives, only we have the ultimate control of our experience and outcome.  Take control of your life today by taking small steps  toward who you want to become, or a goal you want to achieve.   For a better tomorrow – take action today!