The only way to take control of your life, raise your standard of living and move beyond merely surviving is to create your own unique product or service that you offer to increasing numbers of people in exchange for the things of value that you desire. This simple formula applies to countries as well as people. A self-sufficient economy has its own products or services of value to export to the world. Similarly, a self-sufficient individual has something of value to exchange in the global marketplace. That thing of value is based on your natural talent, skill, or interest—in other words, your passion!
As you read today's life rhyme, think about how it applies to your relationships, your business affairs or dealings with coworkers on your job, or even your debates about life on Saipan. Use it to reinforce the use of intuition as a guide in your life, and to help you prepare for life’s seemingly unpredictable situations. Nothing happens by accident, or just out of the blue, you know.
Ever had something occur that you predicted would come true? Do you often notice the evidence and clues of something about to happen that others seem oblivious to? When that happens, it’s said you’ve seen "the handwriting on the wall."
Whether in our own lives, or in relation to how others will act, we all have this ability. The truth is, however, your ability to read this familiar handwriting may be more than your knack for PREDICTING the future. It could be, in fact, evidence of your success in CREATING it. Because
- The handwriting on the wall reveals nothing less than the sum of all your fears and nothing more than your faith in all your dreams;
- And people will ascend by faith to the equivalent height of their dreams and descend through fear to the depths of their despair;
- And those who seem to have the power of prophecy simply know this to be so.
In other words, the sequence of steps that precede the outcomes in your life, as well as those intuitive glimpses, gut reactions, and prophetic insights that you experience right before life’s seemingly predictable situations are not prophecy; they may, in fact, be plan. Things happen because of the attractive force of your fears, coupled with the creative power of your dreams. You’ve been attracting and creating these things all your life. You’ve also been noticing how other people attract and create in their own lives. So it’s only natural that you get better and better at "predicting" the future.
To get better at prophecy, it helps to know these and other truths about yourself and other people:
1. A person’s actions and feelings speak louder than words. So observe closely, and trust your instincts.
2. If it hatched from a duck egg, and was a duck yesterday and the day before, chances are it will be a duck today and tomorrow too. So accept that people will probably repeat tomorrow what they’ve been known to do today. (Yes, people CAN AND DO change. But in the absence of compelling reasons and the resulting effort on their part, you can predict what people will do)
3. The way we do anything is the way we do everything. One’s personality shows through in every facet of life.
And by the way, always remember that YOU decide whether fears or dreams will rule your day! So the power of prophecy is in your thoughts with the pace of change.
The Handwriting On The Wall
It’s not hard to tell the future
and in time you will agree
That everyone is well equipped
to see what prophets see
For all you need’s a memory
and a working pair of eyes
To see beyond what’s plain
and through most anyone’s disguise
For actions not announcements
show what’s really in one’s heart
And feelings become clues to read
the future they impart
The way we do the single thing
is how all else is done
And odds of change unless compelled
go fast from bad to none
And most will do the very thing
that manifests their fears
Despite accumulated wisdom,
woes or intervening years
Yes everyone’s a prophet
it’s not difficult at all
It’s easy once you’re fluent
in handwritings on the wall
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CORRECTION: A line in last week's article “The Paradox of Change, Part 2” should have read “These are MICRONESIAN (not Polynesian) islands with a unique lifestyle, legacy, history, culture and value system of their own mixing with these other influences.”
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Until next time, remember, success is a journey, not a destination!-Walt
Walt F.J. Goodridge is author of over two dozen books including Turn Your Passion Into Profit. Walt offers coaching and workshops to help people pursue and profit from their passions. Originally from the island of Jamaica, Walt has grown several businesses in the US, and now makes his home here on Saipan. To learn more about the Saipanpreneur Project and Walt’s philosophy and formula visit www.saipanpreneur.com and www.passionprofit.com)