Your life is a work in progress.

When you accept that your life is constantly evolving and that every morning you have the opportunity to recreate yourself, to determine how you want to behave and what you want to achieve in terms of personal growth and development, then you will truly understand the magic of life.

In order to truly capitalise on this “work in progress” philosophy there are three basic principles that we must keep in mind at all times.

1. Wisdom
You must have the wisdom to determine who you wish to be as a person, what character do you want to develop? What reputation do you want?

You must have the wisdom to understand that you can have just about anything you want if only you are prepared to do what it takes to get it.

You must have the wisdom to accept that you will not always get what you want.

You must have the wisdom to accept that you will not always want what you get.

You must have the wisdom to understand that you must use what you've got in order to get what you want.

You must have the wisdom to realise that if what you are doing is not working then you must stop doing it and try something else.

You must have the wisdom to clearly determine your intent.

2. Intent
Take the time to discover what the intent behind your actions is. What ever we do we do for a reason, but often the reason we verbalise is not the real reason at all. It is the seemingly logical reason that we use to try to justify our actions or it is the reason that we hope other people will accept.

What you want to discover is the "emotional" reason. How will you feel after you have acted? What is the feeling that you really want? When you have discovered the emotional reason you will be able to determine if what you are doing will actually result in what you want.

Once you are clear on what you want then the next step is to realise that "If it is to be it is up to me"

3. Participation
Life is a “Do it to yourself” process, it is a participator sport not a spectator sport. In order to become who you want to be and to achieve the goals that you have for your life you must take action. The first rule of success is "Be There" You have no chance of winning the race if you are not in the race.

Your life is a "Work in process" what do you want it to be like when it is finished. Realise that the future is given to us as an endless set of possibilities, it is our responsibility to choose the future that we want and then to go to work to turn our dreams into reality.

Don't wait for others to make your life great. Don't wait for things to happen, make them happen. Don't for things to be perfect, work at making them perfect. Just realise that "Somewhere, somehow, sometime, someone is going to make a start. Why not here, with what you have? Why not Now? Why not YOU?"

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Affirmation

This is my life and I gladly accept full responsibility for it. I understand that "If it is to be it is up to me."

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Author's Bio: 

A professional speaker and trainer, Johan delivers exciting and empowering presentations, seminars and workshops.

Johan has the ability to make the most complicated subject easy to understand and the most sensitive subject easy to deal with.

He is the author of:
"Thoughts to live by" Vol 1 and 2 compilations of 99 specially selected inspirational and motivational messages; and
"A Practical Guide to Employee Management" a complete "do it yourself Human Resources guide.

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