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Life as it Can Be ...

Phil Evans
Life as it Can Be ...

Accept that you DO deserve the best!
(despite what life may have taught you)

Let go of people and things that do not serve you!
(it is time for self respect and deserving better) 

Let go of expectations!  
(no more disappointments)

Feel grateful for everything in your life!
(an attitude of gratitude evicts lack and wanting)  

and ...

Accept that whatever happens; you CAN handle it!
(let go of fear and doubt forever)

Gratitude: 'Being Aware' makes all the difference ...

Phil Evans

Every time I go for a walk; absolutely every time; I hear and see so many reasons to feel grateful for so many aspects of my life!

Apart from being aware of nature and its incredible effect on me because I am so aware of what's around me; my butt gets kicked every day by seeing people who are struggling to even walk, or breath, or see, or hear .... and here's me able to do all of those things!

This morning, a friend walked past me, but didn't know it was me 'cause she'd just had a massive tumour removed from her forehead and eye-socket; and can't see properly; and has to go back into another hospital this week to have her entire eye removed; as the cancer has spread right through her head and brain.

Other than caring for what I'd just been told, my first thought was, "How lucky am I" ?

I'm hoping that life is being good to you ...

Dare to Explore; Dream; Discover ...

Phil Evans

Exploring means taking risks!
Dreaming means to get outside all of the boundaries that you've been taught about 'being safe'; and daring to think outside the square!
Discovering is when you combine exploring with dreaming; and actually find that elusive destination that everyone else thought was out of reach!
So dare to take those necessary risks; and find the winds that will take you to where you want to be!
Throw away hesitation and procrastination; just do it; you'll be glad that you did!

Enthusiasm Leads to Great Results!

Phil Evans

Enthusiasm ... we can see it; feel it; and sometimes even taste it in the air; when someone else is has it!  But what about when we want it; miss it; desire to have it; ... desperately need it?  
What is it; where is it; how do we find it when we need it?
It is attitude ... pure energy; and it is an inner thing that some of us can tap into all the time; but others have to work hard to even slightly experience it!
Without it - life's challenges become almost impossible!
Without it - great things are simply out of reach - not achievable!
Without it - it is far too easy to continually think and feel - "what's the point"?
It is an inner feeling that is driven by the desire to achieve; and is usually one of those things that we've been taught to do from childhood; of course we can do it!
Those of us who struggle with it have also been taught from childhood to not get too excited about anything; 'cause it probably won't happen; so don't get your hopes up.  
Sound or feel familiar?
Then it's time to challenge that inner voice that tells you to not get excited; and summon your courage to lift your expectations and show the enthusiasm anyway!
Because ... nothing great was ever achieved without it! 

Courage Doesn't Always Roar!

Phil Evans

That is so right ... courage is not about obvious signs of visibly roaring out loud; courage is usually hidden and quite deep within ourselves!  Others are aware of it; they just know that we have it; we don't have to 'put it on display' ... it is a knowing that people have about us!
It is often the hardest bit of ourselves to be aware of, and acknowledge to ourselves!
Not unlike any personal change that we go through; we are often the last to see it, or even know that we've achieved it!
Everyone else knows; and sees it; but we are often unaware of our own achievements at personal development levels.
Best example: we get a new puppy; we are with the puppy every day; someone who we haven't seen for 3 months shows up and comments on the puppy .... "wow - hasn't Snoopy grown since we saw him last"!
We haven't really noticed the growth; not really ... it's just happening.
Courage, and our own personal growth, are often similar; we are often the last ones to see and feel it.

Be more aware; praise and acknowledge 'self'; reward yourself for your various levels of achievement.  And, stay aware of your own courage; which may not be roaring to the world as an obvious part of who you are; but it is an essential part of your character!

Having a Child-like Spirit

Phil Evans

Even though there may be days when you feel that facing the day with the spirit of a child is impossible; it is one of those challenges that when faced head-on - will reap you rewards beyond your wildest dreams!
Yes ... displaying that spirit of eagerness and adventure and certainty - will allow you to conquer the day; and allow you to create absolute miracles in what you achieve!
Allow yourself to play; to take risks; to abandon any fears and doubts; and your greatest thrill will be when you learn that you can develop a 'habit' of rising in the morning and facing each day with a child-like spirit!
It just takes time, practise, and lots of courage and determination, to get to that point!
Have faith in your ability to achieve this worthwhile goal; and remember to feel grateful for the rewards that will come your way.

Become The Change ...

Phil Evans

Yes, this can be one of our biggest personal challenges folks!  
Most of us wish to see positive and peaceful change in our lives; and in the world in general; and like everything else in life .... it all begins within!
I remember being told about 15 years ago that the world is a reflection of my inner self; how I feel, and what I see around me every day, is simply a mirror image of me.
Hmmmmm .... at the time I completely resisted that possibility!
No way could I feel that bad about myself; or within myself; because what I saw ever day was horrid!  Absolutely horrible!
This couldn't be a reflection of my inner self .... I thought.  It took me about another 18 months to actually 'get it' - and begin to accept that I could begin to work on those aspects that were reflecting life back at me so brutally.
The best example of this principle of life is this: If you're in a bad mood while driving; what sort of experience do you have?  If you're in a bad mood while looking for a parking space (anywhere) what happens?  Yes - you'll experience every mongrel who ever drove a motor vehicle in a bad way .... all round you!  You'll get every red light!  And yes - you'll keep just missing car parking spaces until it drives you to park illegally - and then you'll get a parking ticket!  This NOT a maybe; it is guaranteed!  Every time!
So - take note and be that magic change you wish to see in others - and in the world itself.
It all begins within ....

A Journey of a Thousand Miles ....

Phil Evans

Even though it sounds like hype; and just another one of those 'sayings'; this amazing Chinese wisdom is so true!  If we take a look at most of our challenges - they will seem extremely daunting; unless we break them down to bite-sized chunks!  Little pieces of life; that we need to address just one step at a time; one bite at a time!
How do you eat an elephant?  One small bite at a time!
If we get confronted by a major challenge in life, and it simply looks or feels too darn big or overwhelming, then we will usually complete resist it - or totally avoid it!
However, if we can see it in small achievable chunks, then we will usually have a go at trying to do what we need to do, to get a positive outcome!  Yes, we will at least have an attempt, regardless of how big the 
challenge (and the time-frame) actually are!
In short, you CAN do it; so have a go; the worst thing that can happen is that you will learn another lesson in life!  And let's face it - life is about people ... and lessons; so go for it!

The Decision to Try

Phil Evans

Every single journey begins with that first step!

Even the huge ones begin with just one step; pretty much a decision to try!

Every single accomplishment does begin with a choice; and that decision to try!

That decision to ‘try’ must be followed by a choice to actually ‘do’ something; a choice of taking action!

Trying .... and taking action; are two very different things! Remember that.

Example: Firstly, try to stand up; and now, actually stand up.

I rest my case ....

Aim High

Phil Evans

It is just too easy to set our sights on achievements that are easily do-able; as that way we are more likely to succeed.

All too often the fear of failure controls our ability to aim high.

Remember that if we do aim for the moon and miss, we still end up amongst the stars!

I have always loved that quote; it just makes sense!

Challenging but realistic! For me it takes away all the pressure of having to reach the moon first go.

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Blog Updates

  1. Life as it Can Be ... Phil Evans 16-Jul-2012
  2. Gratitude: 'Being Aware' makes all the difference ... Phil Evans 16-Feb-2012
  3. Dare to Explore; Dream; Discover ... Phil Evans 10-Feb-2012
  4. Enthusiasm Leads to Great Results! Phil Evans 09-Feb-2012
  5. Courage Doesn't Always Roar! Phil Evans 27-Jan-2012

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