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What's Your American Dream?
We have become so conditioned in our world to define our success and happiness on how much money we have, what kind of cars are in the driveway, what kind of home we live in and in which area of town we reside. This has been our American Dream. Our American dream, though, feels more like a nightmare for so many right now.
Our current economic situation is calling on us to view the "dream" from a different perspective, that's all. We're being challenged to turn our attitudes around and get back to basics. We're going deeper and asking, "What's really important in life? We're being called to rethink our values. The good news is that we have complete control over how we think and what we believe; when we shift our attitudes everything outside of us will shift.
The message in all of this is very simple: It's time to let go of the way things used to be. It's time to let go of looking outside of ourselves for happiness. It's time to let go of the conditioning that has perpetuated this current economic climate. It's time to define a new standard of living.
Here's Ralph Marston's brilliant wisdom around this:
Standard of living
Your standard of living has very little to do with how much money you make or how many possessions you have. It depends primarily on the way you choose to live your life in each moment.
Your standard of living is not decided by where you came from. It is determined by where you choose to go.
You don't need anyone's permission or assistance to raise your standard of living. You simply must decide to make the very best of who you are and what you have.
Do you wish to live a magnificent life that's overflowing with joy and fulfillment? You can most certainly do that, right here and now, by choosing your attitude, your perceptions, your thoughts and your actions.
Raise your standard of living in every moment by doing something to make your world a more beautiful place. Achieve the very highest standard of living by faithfully following the purpose that lives at your core.
There is always something you can do to improve the quality of your life. Continually seize those opportunities for improvement, and enjoy a rich, rewarding standard of living all the time.
Yes, there are opportunities that abound even in this economic climate. Are you prepared to receive them? Are you ready to let go of old conditioning and redefine your "standard of living"?
Love To You,
posted on: 2/12/2009 12:00:00 PM by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side
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Maggie McCauley, ACC, LICSW, The Effortless Organizing Coach, is the president of "A New View". She takes a holistic approach to organizing coaching her clients to create new habits that promote overall well-being, a sense of freedom and peace of mind.
My Favorite Books
- The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
- It's Hard To Make A Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul
- Organize With Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen
- The Secret Of Letting Go by Guy Finley
- Life Is Short--Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta La Roche
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin
- Loving What Is by Byron Katie
- Making A Change For Good by Cheri Huber
- "Happiness Now!" by Robert Holden, PhD.