Unleash the Possibilities

Recently, my five-year-old granddaughter reminded me of what a magical time childhood is. She is an energetic and beautiful little darling, filled with light and promise. She believes she is a princess and believes in fairy tales—what child doesn’t? At one time or another we have wished for a fairy godmother to wave her magic wand and grant our wishes upon request. To be a child again and believe in fairy tales is wishful thinking that may not be far from the truth.

We see lucky people: not just people who win reality game shows or the lottery, but those who seem to glide from one success in life to another. We know lucky people: not just the wealthy, but the blessed, healthy, happy, fortunate people who seem content in whatever they do. Nothing seems to go awry in their life. What’s their secret? What if we could have a fairy godmother wave a magic wand and our lives would be perfect like their lives?

Back to reality: our lives are filled with trials and tribulations. Although, we are surrounded by daily struggles, we all have a little of that fairy tale magic in us. Every one has the ability and power to grant there own wishes. The energy we use to grant our wishes is not magic or mysterious; it is a vital part of who we are. The Universal Law of Attraction is a way to realize our hidden potential by making things happen and creating magic. There are powerful forces within us that shape and form our life experiences in the world.

Finish this sentence: “To fulfill my potential I must _______.” Ultimately, to fulfill one’s potential is our life-long goal. You may have all the money and power in world, but at the end of the day, you  might feel like something is missing. Most of us started our careers with the “it’s just my job” mentality, but became passionate and enthusiastic along the way. It doesn’t matter if you are a coder, biller, consultant, physician, attorney, etc., it is the passion and possibilities you bring into your life that is important. Once you think something is possible, set your mind in believing it, and it can happen. We live in a world of evolving possibilities. We have the potential to change our life with every decision we make, good or bad. The bad decisions are not always as bad as we think. Sometimes a bad decision or mistake is good, as a painful lesson can help us gain strength and realize possibilities.

Altering the way you think could change your life. Ban negative thoughts from your mind and reach for positive thoughts. Positive thoughts attract positive experiences. Focus on the good things in life whether personal or professional. You may realize what you thought you wanted, is not really what you wanted at all.

When I was a child, I used the word “can’t” quite often; for example, I can’t tie my shoe, I can’t eat my broccoli, I can’t understand this math problem, etc. One day, my father had enough with the word “can’t.” My father scolded me and said, “Can’t never did anything, and that horrible word is banned from our home.” That day has stuck in my mind for many years. Each time I feel like things are impossible, I hear my father say “Can’t never did anything.” It strengthens me to say “I know I can.” Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared with what lies within us and when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.”

Miracles, magic, and wishes come from inside us. Unlock the magic in you and realize the wonderful possibilities.

Until next month …

Deborah Grider,

National Advisory Board President

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