BY STAN KONTOS
Everybody I know wants to have a good life or make their life better. I want to talk about the difference between being reactive vs being responsive. For many years (I’d say from birth to about just over 30 years old) I was reactive. When something went good, I’d be happy. When something went bad, I’d be negative (either upset or depressed, depending on the situation).
It wasn’t until I read over 200 books in a 2 year period that I discovered a life truth: The key to creating a better life is to transcend from being reactive to being responsive. That is, to understand and apply that first our world is created inside our heart and mind before it manifests into our material world. What a revelation that was!
Of course, I am sure many of us have heard the Biblical wisdom “The Kingdom of Heaven is Within You”, which essentially means the same thing. If you think good things (heavenly thoughts with their associated heavenly emotions of love, joy, gratitude and other positive emotions) you create more and more of a heavenly (good) life. Sounds simple right? Yes, it is simple but it is not easy as it requires a lot of self discipline (which by the way gets easier the more you practice every day).
Yes, it does take lots and lots of practice in meditation (being still), prayer, reflection, thought control and plenty of positive affirmations.
So what is it in life that is not working right now for you? Is it your finances? Is it your health? Is it a relationship gone off track? Whatever it is, I can confidently assure you that if you focus on what is wrong or what is lacking, you will stay in that state and situation longer. The secret is to take control of your heart and mind, and focus on what is good, what is helpful, what is positive. When you do this consistently everyday, you will begin to see life move in the direction of these positive thoughts and words.
Focus on what you want and you will move in that direction.
Coincidences will happen – people and events will come into your life to assist you toward your heavenly life.
Have an open mind – stay away from closed minded people and allow your mind to discover what is possible for you.
Be open to every process that assists in creating your better world – eating healthy (your body is a temple to house your spirit so look after it with healthy foods and drinks), meditation (the stillness of your mind – learn techniques) which brings silence so you can hear the inner voice of destiny more clearly, emotional state management (exercise every day for example raises your endorphins and enkephalins – these are important chemicals that make you feel really good, hence creating an empowering biochemistry) and an active prayer life (praying from the heart to God brings a transformation in your mind such that your automatic thoughts become more tuned into the positive).
Have a success attitude – an attitude that you will do whatever it takes and be open minded so that you can discover more of the truth. The wisdom goes “discover the truth and the truth shall set you free”.
Write yourself a simple list of personal development activities you will do everyday to move you in the direction of leading a positive and empowered life – a life where you feel good (the far majority of the time), are in good health, have great relationships and friendships and are financially abundant.
Come along to the Breakfast at the Next Level each month www.solresults.com/nextlevelbreakfasts where you will learn from state leaders of various industries how to become the best version of you and how to be happy in the process.
Live with passion, always stay on your life purpose, and stay at peace.
His areas of passion include:
- Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
- Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
- Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
- Leadership Development
- Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment
Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.
Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.
Best wishes to you as you live a life of passion, purpose and peace as an open minded progressive human being.
Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.