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Frey Freyday – Create

Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

cre·ate-[krēˈāt]-
cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions:

If you were to be given some wicked power tools, plus a hammer, chisel, and axe, to craft, carve, and shape
the life of your wildest dreams, 
Jim, (if this were actually how you could get your
groove on), I’d bet you all the money in the world that you’d be really, really careful with each of your bangs, buzzes, and chops, huh? I mean, we both know how much you’d have riding on the line, right?

Well, that same extraordinary care and precision should be exercised when using your imagination, choosing your words, and dancing life’s dance.  Huh?
     The Universe (www.tut.com)

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes action and people to make the dream a reality. Walt Disney

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. George
Bernard Shaw

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. Jack Welch

The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present. Eckhart Tolle

No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance
in our minds, we will find it in our lives. Louise L. Hay

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. Bruce Lee

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

cre·ate-simply put, we create our world,
our opportunities.

 

I believe that creation, in our own lives, starts in our minds – in the ‘big picture’ vision we can create for ourselves,
and moreso, we create our world in the everyday thoughts that we have.

 

If we allow thoughts of worry and fear to constantly stream through our minds, we become frenetic, worried, nervous people.
Worry limits our vision to see good things, it limits us seeing the opportunities in life.

 

If we criticize others, if we’re judgmental of others, we create unhappiness, we create hostility, and we can even create
hate in our world. If we judge and criticize, we typically only see what is lacking or what falls short in others and ourselves. Those that judge and criticize others are often unhappy with others but often are also unhappy with themselves.

 

 

We can create. We can create almost anything, good or bad. We can create what we want but we must control our thoughts.
We must control the questions and the things that we say to ourselves each day – our self talk. Some say we have up to 60,000 thoughts a day. We can choose what those thoughts are – thoughts of worry or thoughts of love, thoughts of what we lack or thoughts
of abundance/expansion, thoughts of loneliness and resistance or friendship, laughter, or contribution…. our thoughts create actions.

 

It is easy to see when others asking negative questions, when they focus on the bad and what they lack, and when they judge
or criticize, and we can observe how worry creates an unpleasant world for someone. We can see from the outside how others create their realities by their thoughts but it takes just a moment more if we honestly look at ourselves, we can see that we’re also
guilty of many of these things.

 

Asking ourselves questions creates thought, thoughts create habits and beliefs, and actions come out of all of those things.
If we can catch ourselves when we ask a negative question or a question that is disempowering – we can interrupt the pattern. Make a conscious effort to ask yourself an empowering question. Turn an affirmation into a question.

 

Each thought we have is a brick in today’s reality. These bricks build up over time and if they’re thoughts of love, abundance,
possibility, support, hope, gratitude then we’ll have a significantly different experience than we would with anger, judgement, scarcity, worry, loneliness, criticism, and complaining.

 

If we create a vision, and revisit that vision often in our minds, we create that reality.

If we don’t consciously create a vision and let any random or negative thought into our minds, we also will create that
reality, for better or worse.


Creation can start with one thought, one decision to make a change.

 

Some of us start out with better or different circumstances in life but it has been proven time and time again by many women
and men that we can create a different and better reality. We can create opportunity and we can create the world around us – people, feelings, the physical things, happiness, etc.

 

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something
I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful
child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes
accidentally.

           So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created,
with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with
you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from…

 

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Overcoming Ego

A RE-BLOG FROM:Hay House – Dr. Wayne Dyer <dyerwisdom@email-hayhouse.com>

visit www.drwaynedyer.com

No one has ever seen the face of ego. It is like a ghost that we accept as a controlling influence in our lives. I look upon the ego as nothing more than an idea that each of us has about ourselves. The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.

You’ve probably noticed the word AMBULANCE written backward on the front of a vehicle so that a person seeing it in their rear-view mirror can read it. When you look into a mirror, what you see is backward, too. Your right hand is your left and your eyes are reversed. You understand that this is a backward view that you are seeing and you make the appropriate adjustments. You do not confuse reality with the image in the mirror.

The ego-idea of yourself is very much like the mirror example, without the adjustments. Your ego wants you to look for the inside on the outside. The outer illusion is the major preoccupation of the ego.

The ego-idea has been with us ever since we began to think. It sends us false messages about our true nature. It leads us to make assumptions about what will make us happy and we end up frustrated. It pushes us to promote our self-importance while we yearn for a deeper and richer life experience. It causes us to fall into the void of self-absorption, again and again, not knowing that we need only shed the false idea of who we are.

Our true self is eternal. It is the God force within us. The way of our higher self is to reflect our inner reality rather than the outer illusion. The description given by Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is a wonderful explanation of this discovery: “Two people have been living in you all of your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to.” He refers to this hidden spiritual being as our wise guide.

When we learn to transcend the illusions sponsored by the ego, we can access this wise guide. We can invite in the higher aspects of ourselves to function in their natural, loving, and integrated design.

from www.drwaynedyer.com

Frey Freyday – Simplify

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

simplify-[sim-pluh-fahy] – to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Jim Rohn
Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau

Word To Live By:

Simplify – don’t overthink it, look for the least resistance, many of the best things in life are simple….

Many times we over complicate things when they are actually simple – or we think that the “right” solution only comes in a complicated solution.

 
Often the best solution is a simple one, regardless if we accept it or not.
 
Life, projects, work and other things can be broken down into simpler chunks – if you have a large task that seems overwhelming, just break it down into simple steps and keep it simple sweetheart.
Enjoying Simple things in life can help us be more mindful, grateful and happy. If we eat a good treat or meal and savor each bite in a mindful way, we can enjoy the moment, really relish the taste (rather than gobble it down in minutes), and we can really appreciate the meal and the moment.
We spend our lives chasing all of these complex, complicated things and ‘toys’, often the best are the simplest.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes
intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from…

Warren Buffett Says Most People End up Being Average Because They Don’t Keep This List

Sitting down and setting your life goals can be exciting and motivating. It gives us purpose, sets clear intention, makes us feel productive and creates the feeling of moving forward.

But have you ever started out making a mental or physical list of your goals only to end up with quite a few? Then when you start acting on them, they either end up cast aside or only half achieved? Having goals has been drummed into us from an early age but are having all these goals actually hindering us?

Warren Buffett, one of the most successful businessmen in the world today, questions the need for having so many goals. Instead he puts his success down to eliminating, sometimes important goals, in order to focus on the few that will bring the success we desire.

Warren Buffett asked his pilot to list 25 priorities in his life

To illustrate Buffett’s idea, there’s a great story involving his personal airplane pilot of 10 years, Mike Flint, and how Buffett helped him to focus and prioritize his goals using a 2-list strategy.

Buffett asked Flint to carefully think about, and write down his 25 top career goals. Once Flint spent time doing this he came back and presented them to Buffett. He then asked Flint to pick out the top 5 most important goals.

So at this point Flint now had two separate lists – the list of 5 goals and the list of 20 remaining goals.

Like many of us, Flint concluded that he would focus primarily on his top 5 and work towards the other 20 as and when he could find the time.

However, Buffett stopped him and said that this is actually the path of becoming unsuccessful because really he should now throw away his list of 20 altogether – no matter how important many of them may be – and focus solely on the top 5.

Why? Because that list of 20 is essentially a distraction.

Average people don’t know they should AVOID seemingly important things in their lives

The reason we often never succeed with our goals is because we don’t prioritize, focus and therefore, complete, the important few.

It’s human to get demotivated and distracted – two feelings that can be the death of our goals. The bigger the list of goals we have, the more chance there is to give up and move on to the next one in the hope that this one will succeed.

If what Malcolm Gladwell claims is true, to become an expert in any field we must spend 10,000 hours of deliberate practice towards gaining knowledge in that area. That equates to 20 hours each week for almost a year, for a total of 10 years.

So imagine Flints original list of 25 goals – that would mean it would take him 250 years to fully master his complete list. You can see how having too many goals can lead you down the path to a less successful and fulfilling life.

Make sure you keep the “Avoid-at-all-cost list”

Minimizing has become a hot topic when it comes to living the best life we can and this also applies to our life goals. Like our physical stuff, it can be hard to make a decision to throw certain goals out of the window when they feel important to us. But the process itself allows us to work out our priorities and what’s truly important.

Try writing out 25 goals – whether it’s long term goals or even short term weekly or monthly goals – and start the process of prioritising in order to discover your top 5.

Now, instead of literally throwing the list of 20 away completely, label this your avoid-at-all-costs list to serve as a reminder of what not to focus on. This is the list that will decrease your time and focus and ultimately your success. In other words, if you start working on this list you are in danger of having 20 half-finished goals instead of 5 completed ones.

Whatever your top 5 goals are, whether you want to learn a new language or skill, or work towards a particular career goal, make a conscious effort to stick to these. Keep motivated to achieve these goals and don’t wander onto your second list. Remember, your time investment is key to success and this time will be compromised the more goals you take on.

Get the success you want: prioritize efficiently, focus intently and stick to it.

http://www.lifehack.org/608970/warren-buffett-says-most-people-end-up-being-average-because-they-dont-keep-this-list

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