As human beings have sometimes have a tendency to always look at the bigger picture, especially when that picture is the composition of thoughts that we have for our future. We may set goals or create countdowns for things that we truly desire out of life. More times than not this often creates the mindset of “I can’t wait to get this day over with so I’m closer to this goal”. That mindset will often generate frustration and sometimes even have someone eventually quit on pursuing that goal. The reason being that we are not in the moment of the present.
Don’t count the days. Make the days count. Muhammed Ali
The mindset of just trying to get the day finished must be replaced with a new mindset. A mindset of “What can I do today to the best of my ability to get myself one step closer to my goal“. The only day we have is today. Yesterday is gone. It is etched into history never to return again. Dale Carnegie said in his book How to stop worrying and start living “Let the past bury its dead. Don’t saw sawdust”. The past is only a valuable learning experience that we may apply for our present lives. Learn and move on. That old thinking of trying to get by in the day may be put to rest as well. Let’s make the most of each day. The 24 hours that we have at hand to make today the best it can possibly be.
Now we have the other end of the spectrum. The future. The great unknown of future events that have yet to unfold into our lives. Peering into the only the future causes frustration and anxiety. Because we don’t have a time machine to peek into what our lives will be like in 5, 10 or 20 years in the future. All that we can do for the future is have faith, most importantly faith in ourselves that we can make our future what we dream of it to be. We go about this by having goals that give a level of accountability for the realization of those dreams. Those goals with the end result is the only thing about the future we should spend any energy thinking about. Then we must center ourselves back to the reality of today. Again the 24 hours of what we can accomplish today to guarantee that the future is better. It is the sense of being at peace with the present moment and being concentrated on the task at hand right now.
Let’s get to the present moment of today. What can you do today to get the most out of your day? Even if it is just a couple of hours you can take a moment to reflect upon the day. Look at those things that you want out of life or begin the process of writing them down. You then have a vision of the end result. From there you can write down a few small goals to set for yourself. They don’t have to be anything major but they can be the first few baby steps towards the end result. Next plan out our day and prioritize the most important aspects. You should do this now because if you wait till tomorrow you’ll lose the initiative of the habit of living in the moment of now. Take each day as they come and only focus upon today. Do everything you possibly can to make today productive towards your goals. With living in the present moment you can begin to gain progress from each day. Those today’s day after day will eventually compound and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish for your life by living for today.
The things that you take for granted someone else is praying for
In the hustle bustle of 21st century living we sometimes neglect certain things and take them for granted. We have super computers in the palm of our hands, endless streams of information at our fingertips and luxuries of our day to day that one hundred years ago wouldn’t even be imaginable. The speed at which we move today in business and life is incredible. We have become accustomed to this fever pace and sometimes we forget how much we have to be grateful for.
Just take a look at the house or apartment in which you are living. There are countless things throughout that you are so accustomed to that you barely even take a moment to appreciate. At the flick of a switch you are given light to the darkest of rooms. A kitchen full of appliances that make cooking a breeze. With the turn of a handle you have water at your disposal for several purposes of day to day living. A push of a button and you have seemingly endless streams of entertainment and information on what is going on throughout the world. Countless machines that make living on a daily basis much easier with each serving a specific purpose. A car that allows you to go to any destination with ease, giving you the freedom to travel miles in a relatively short period of time. These are just a small portion of things in our daily lives that makes life that much easier to live. All of us are truly blessed to have these things.
Since so many things have been ingrained into society in such a perceivably effortless fashion we often have an expectation that they will always be in our lives. In a way we take these little luxuries for granted. Others would be incredibly grateful to have these “luxuries” in their lives. We should all take a moment to be grateful for the little things in our day to day lives because others would do anything to have these little things. There is always things to be grateful for, no matter how minuscule they may seem in the grand picture of our lives. Do me a small favor find 10 things to be grateful for that you may be taking for granted.
Now for those who may not have what you want in life, whether it be a home of your own, the job of your dreams or anything else you feel is lacking in your life. Be grateful for the things that you currently have. Gratitude is a mindset of abundance, because even if we perceive that we don’t have much, in reality we still have something to be thankful for. No matter how small it is. You have your mind and that alone is something to be incredibly grateful for. You are alive and that is a blessing to this earth. Small gratitude’s in our lives allow us to see how truly beautiful life really is.
If I’m still breathing and my heart’s still beating the dream is alive and I will achieve it!Bill Purdy
I would like to share with you a quote that I had written a few years ago when I was starting my first business. This was long before that dream had become a reality. The business was in its infancy and all I had was a dream. I didn’t have the knowledge or the resources in the beginning. But that didn’t matter. I had a dream and I believed in that dream with every fiber of my being. I knew that if I was alive that it was possible for me to achieve that dream.
Every single human on this earth is a miracle because they were given the gift of life. Now how we choose to live that life from the time we are born to the time we perish is completely up to us. Our time spent on this earth is limited. So why not chase those dreams that we have for our lives?
We all have dreams that we hold in our minds of what could be our lives. Our best version of our lives. Whether these dreams are big or small in their vision that doesn’t matter. What matters is do you believe that you can achieve those dreams that you want for your life? Our beliefs hold immense power in our daily lives. Belief is what gives our thoughts power. You are the only person that has control over your beliefs. The only limitation that your beliefs have is the limits you have set up within your own mind.
You must first believe that it is possible that you can have more out of life. This is not an easy task but those dreams that you have for your life are worth the price of believing in a bigger picture. Now I’m not saying that this can happen overnight and suddenly you’ll have your beliefs changed. Just take a small step and just imagine yourself living those dreams. Truly living those dreams. During this visualizing believe that you can live those dreams. Your limiting beliefs may try to intervene and tell you that it’s not possible. Don’t listen. Only allow positive thoughts and emotions during this. If you are having trouble with this then pretend that you can do it. I know that it sounds foolish but if you pretend to have the belief that its possible, your mind will eventually begin to believe in it.
I have one small favor to ask of you. Close your eyes. Breathe in. Breathe out. You’re alive aren’t you? That is a wonderful thing. You are full of life. You are a miracle on this earth. You have power inside of you that can’t be measured. Those dreams that you have aren’t just dreams within your mind. They are a gift to you of what is possible for your life. You must believe that those dreams are possible for your life. Belief is the first crucial step in their achievement. It is the precursor to taking action towards making the dream become a reality. You’re alive. You can still live the life of your dreams. First you just need to believe. I don’t know you but I believe that it’s possible for you to live your dreams. As long as you’re still breathing and your heart’s still beating you can live your best life. Just believe.
“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”Samuel Johnson
We as humans are creatures of habit. From the moment we are old enough for cognitive comprehension on the simplest level we begin the process of forming habits. At an early age the formation fo these habits are influenced by mostly our parents. A simple thing like brushing one’s teeth at first was something that we might not have done willingly or something that we thought was important. Over the course of time with a constant application day after day it became a daily habit over time. A task that we often do in an almost mechnanical nature. We put little thought into it because the habit became too heavy to break. Now it is part of our daily routines.
As we grow older we are given more choice in the habits that we practice on a daily basis. Whether they be constructive or destructive in their nature. Since we as humans have the gift of choice in our lives, it is our decision alone what habits we practice in our day to day lives. Some may decide to create constructive habits in their life such as eating healthy, exercising or meditating. For others they decide on the destructive habits such as smoking, drinking excessively or having a negative outlook on life. It all comes down to one thing, a DECISION to begin these habits.
Now at the beginning these habits were too light to be felt. The thing that we practiced conveyed with it a thought and/or a decision to begin. Backed with an emotion (whether positive or negative) this thing practiced daily for a period of time slowly develops into a habit. Eventually becoming too heavy to break. Even negative habits have this effect. It takes a massive amount of will power to break them. It is possible though because we have to CHOICE of shifting our habits if we desire to do so.
I want to tell you something. It’s possible to make a change in your habits. If you feel that you want more out of your life then you need to change your habits and the first place that you must begin is in your mind. Begin to make the habit of thinking of only positive thoughts. It’s not an easy task but I promise in the end it’s well worth the effort. Start small. Find 5 things per day that you’re grateful for or read something that you absolutely love. There are several ways of doing this. The only key is that make sure you are happy in the process because that will back that habit with emotion and will make it easier for you to implement into your daily routine. Life is beautiful and meant to be lived to the fullest of your potential. Develop the necessary habits that makes your heart sing and creates positive energy in your life. You don’t have to change your life overnight, just take the first small step and keep taking one step. Over time that will transform your life into something magical. One day at a time. I believe that you can do do it. You will develop those habits needed to live your best life possible. One thought is all it takes. Go take that small step and begin living the life you deserve.
Hi! Welcome to the Imagination Salvation blog! My name is Bill and I decided to start writing this blog because my passion in life is to help others find the greatness they possess inside of them. I wholeheartedly believe that every person deserves to live their best life possible. My hope is that this blog helps you in the journey of life. Potentially sparking something inside of you to make any changes necessary to your life to live it to the best.
For the first post I would like to share with you my motto about life. I wrote this about six years ago after probably the toughest time of my life. Tough times happen to everyone. It is an inevitable reality of life. These times don’t last unless we allow them to. It is all about the perspective we have on this thing called life. The easier thing to do is to become cynical about life and look at life from a negative viewpoint. The other thing we may do is to continue to believe that life is beautiful and look at life through positive eyes. I chose the positive way and wrote about everything that I truly believe about life. Here is the result.
Life is Beautiful
Live everyday as if it were your last
Dream as if life was a never ending adventure
Give wholeheartedly to benefit the lives of others
Love with a heart of gold
Work is a blessing
Risk as if you have nothing to lose
Hope as if nothing ever dies
Believe with all of your soul
Have steadfast faith in the end result
Persist for as long as you exist
Stay hungry and never stop
You are always making improvements
There is opportunity in every disaster
Your character determines your success
Inspire others to believe that anything is possible
You are a person of destiny
Your imagination is your only limit
So live life Bill Purdy
I am not going to explain what this motto means for myself. That’s not important. What’s important is what this motto may do for you. You may be going through some tough times yourself or my feel that you want more out of your life. Maybe you’re just looking for a bit of inspiration for your day. Whatever that reason may be I want to tell you something even though I don’t know you. You are beautiful. You are capable. You have what it takes inside of you to live your life to its fullest potential. You deserve it. You have the courage to begin to live a better life. All it takes is a single step. You can change your thoughts to a positive nature. Life is beautiful. I believe in you.