The Power of Gratitude

by Michael Berry on August 21, 2014

 We can never bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we have. In fact, if somebody was completely and utterly grateful for everything, they would never have to ask for anything, because it would be given to them before they even asked.
That is the power of Gratitude.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.




Climb Out of the Rut!

by Michael Berry on August 20, 2014

If you find that you are feeling stuck in an environment of sameness in your life, it could be that you haven’t made any new, original or bold decisions in a while. It is an absolute certainty that your situation won’t change without making decisions that apply a new “force” onto your life, and thus changing its direction.

In my previous posts you determine what your North Star is, I just did the compass heading for your life and began consulting with your Future Self about all of the possibilities that lie ahead. These are progressive actions that are extremely valuable.

In a very real way, they create a picture for you of a life you deeply desire. But they won’t, in and of themselves, create that life for you. You have to do your self–starting with the decisions you make.

Of course, you’re not alone in this world. So the wonderful thing is; as you make decisions in the direction of your desires, you also create opportunities for others as well. In helping yourself, you help others. In fact, in some cases a lack of  decision can have far reaching implications.

Think of what might have happened throughout history had not a few focused individuals made decisions that have impacted medians of lives. A farmers simple decision to rotate crops the decreased starvation worldwide. aid physician’s  determined decision to create a polio vaccine relieved untold suffering. And industrialist’s efficient decision to create the assembly line increase productivity on a massive scale. A goldsmith’s creative decision to create the printing press expanded written communication exponentially.

Decisions create opportunities for one self and many others to create financial abundance and improve quality of life. The automotive industry is a great example. There are entire industries that have sprung up surrounding the automotive industry that provide many jobs: tires, auto parts, auto glass, auto maintenance and repair, road construction and maintenance, traffic police, car sales professionals, the oil industry–the list is endless. Literally thousands of different types of jobs and businesses have been created because one person decided to invent a better alternative to the horse!

In a very real sense, history would have been robbed of these benefits had these individuals not had the initiative to make these decisions.

We can all be grateful they followed through on the choices they made. If they, and untold others, failed to make or follow through on the decisions they chose, the world would be a much different place. Progress would be at a standstill.

Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.



Our Subconscious Mind is Always Working

August 19, 2014

Tweet Life is a process that includes many different facets, or forces, that influence us as we progress throughout our day. But these forces aren’t confined to our waking hours: they silently continue throughout the night, in our subconscious, in much the same way that our mind controls our involuntary bodily functions (heartbeat, breathing, digestion, [...]

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Maybe You Have Been Missing the Signs

August 18, 2014

Tweet What things that you now consider failures are really only temporary setbacks?What things that you now consider failures have really created positive strides in your life? What things that you consider failures are things you really didn’t want to have happen anyway, or were only half-heartedly invested in?   Can you see that there are [...]

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Why Decisions Fail

August 17, 2014

Tweet One of the primary reasons why decisions fail is unclear priorities. There is an interesting and self deceptive cycle that develops when your priorities are clear that actually inhibits your ability to create what you want. Let’s take a look at how this manifests itself. The work it takes to create the life you [...]

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How Your Desire Will Come About

August 16, 2014

Tweet  Do you know that as you try and work out “how” your desire will come about, you are actually pushing your desire away from you? As you try and work out “how” you can make your desire happen, you are sending a huge message to the Universe that you do not have your desire. [...]

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Temporary Setbacks or Delays

August 15, 2014

Tweet It is helpful to view what might formerly be seen as failure as temporary setbacks or delays. Both leave open the possibility of a positive outcome.   There are plenty of opinions out there that will say you can’t achieve what it is you set out to accomplish. If we listen to this advice, [...]

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Planned Persistence

August 14, 2014

Tweet I’ve touched upon how important it is to never give up in numerous posts that I’ve made. American light bulb inventor Thomas Edison said, ” genius is one percent inspiration and 99% perspiration.” And while this most certainly in details sustained hard work over a long period of time, there is skill to creating [...]

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Deciding Versus Wishing For

August 13, 2014

Tweet Making a decision without taking the appropriate action is called wishing. Through unseen forces throughout the universe,wishing may indeed create opportunity. But wishing by itself doesn’t produce results. Decisions with action produce results. Every time, without fail. There is a current life philosophy enjoying great popularity, illustrated by a person finding a small brass [...]

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Thinking Beyond Your Current Circumstances

August 12, 2014

Tweet If you’re like a great many people on this planet, your current circumstances are not what you would choose for your life. If this is the case for you, give yourself some space to acknowledge that fact. It’s time to choose how you experience your new life!   Just as all of the factors [...]

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