Sunday, November 9, 2008

INNER RESEARCH

When was the last time you sat down and assessed your life?

You know where you've been, how the changes you've made in the past are affecting you today but do you know where you want to be in the future and what aspects of your personal style are standing in your way of moving forward towards the life you really want to live?

Don't wait until some event causes you to do this. Make a conscious choice to do it now.

What are the benefits of deciding to look inside?

Suddenly you are allowing yourself to do something precious - you are giving yourself time to explore YOU. Every one of us is overbooked in our lives with little time to do anything for ourselves. We have jobs, families and friends who all demand our attention. How can we bring more to our daily relationships if we don't take the time to know and understand ourselves first?I won't kid you and say it is all rosy when you do your inner research. Sometimes you have to deal with issues you swept under the rug - knowing one day you would have to look at them again. But guess what? Today is all any of us gets, and even this is not a guarantee. So look inside - deal with what you want to avoid now. Get it out of the way so you can move forward.Don't wait until you are at your lowest; in your deepest, darkest black hole. Do your inner research first while you are strong and confident. Once you identify what needs to be done, look at this as your breakthrough time; a time of awakening, new beginnings, ridding the past and coming into the present and the future.You can now begin to rebuild, restore, and repair. Only now can you build a new foundation, your dream foundation.One thing I do recommend is to also thank yourself for all the courage you have shown in the past, for everyone has had rocky roads at sometime in his or her life. Celebrate the challenges you have overcome. Examine the times you have not triumphed and the lessons you were supposed to learn as a result. Be truthful.If you make a commitment to improve at least one aspect of your personality and develop a game plan with a start date, before you know it, you will be on your way to the life you really want.Seize this time to be the New you. This is where it all begins.

~ Marlene Blaszczyk

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