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Dare to Live without Limits

What are the odds? It doesn’t really matter

        Have you ever decided against pursuing a goal because the odds were against you? Do your chances of success determine which path you will take? Is your assessment of your chances of succeeding based on the opinions of others?

        In reality, the odds don’t matter. Most great accomplishments occurred in spite of the odds. Sometimes they succeeded even when others thought there was no chance of success. Furthermore, every new invention and revolutionary discovery has occurred even though nothing like it had ever been done before.

When it comes to happiness the choice is yours

        You choose what food to buy when you go to the grocery store. You choose what meal to order when you eat out. You choose where to go on vacation. You choose your friends. You make choices in virtually every area of your life.

        The one exception for too many people is their emotional state. The belief is that you can’t choose how you feel. The common misconception is that how you feel is a reaction to the circumstances you are dealing with. Therefore, if things are going well, you’ll be happy, otherwise you will feel stressed.

Use your tranquil place to your advantage

        Taking a vacation is a great escape from the daily grind. A vacation provides an opportunity to relax and unwind. As beneficial as vacations are, most people take only one or two vacations a year. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could take a vacation any time you wanted to, regardless of your location?

        You can do this by escaping to a tranquil place you create in your mind. Your perception is your reality. You control your perception. Therefore, you control your reality. You have the ability to direct your mind to create a tranquil place, which you can visit at any time regardless of whatever else is happening in your life.




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