63 – Out with the old, in with the new


Have you ever noticed that history repeats itself? 

For those of us that studied history (I did a long time ago in High School), it is incredible how many times we human beings repeat the past. Let’s look at the share market, there is always a period of growth (the bull market) followed by a period of losses (the bear market). Or how we do relationships with others – always a period of good relations followed by a period of some awkwardness (or issues). Or even our health – good periods and not so good periods. One of the keys to all issues is they eventually pass, “this too shall pass”.

I have been reflecting on a wisdom from the old testament as follows, “Do not remember the former things, nor reason about the things of old. Behold I will do new things, which shall now spring forth, and you shall know them: and I will make a road in the desert and rivers in the waterless places”, which effectively could be translated into, “Out with the old and in with the new- let’s now look for the positives that will occur”. What this wisdom is saying to us is that we need to stop focussing on the problem all the time or the mistakes of the past. What’s done is done, we need to let it go. What we now need to focus on is the future, we need to generate hope and joy and go into the future seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

So it is whether it is a personal challenge, or a community challenge, or a world challenge, the laws of life do not change. 

We all need to stop focussing on the past and stop getting caught up in the problem and begin instilling hope into ourselves and others around us for a bright and exciting future. If we take into account the present coronavirus situation, continually looking at the numbers rising or listening to the media (the media is always trying to alarm us), it is not healthy for our thought life. We need to begin affirming what we want and bring hope filled words into our vocabulary.

Perhaps we could think and declare the following:

  1. It is great to see the world coming together, humanity will win, I am sure a solution is on its way
  2. How amazing that we have all slowed down to spend more time with our loved ones, it’s so nice to slow down and connect deeper with ourselves and our loved ones
  3. There are hundreds of scientists working around the clock for a medication or vaccine or both, there are exciting times ahead. With every race is a winner
  4. What incredible leaders we have to help steer us all to safety – thank you Prime Ministers and Presidents for being great stewards

When we program our mind to think this way and we speak this way, we begin to feel so much more empowered and hopeful. And when a nation of people has hope, inevitably a solution is found. You see, to become creative (to create a solution), we need to feel good, we need to feel inspired and we need to be “can do” people, a “can do nation”, and a “can do” world. Let’s all get excited and take our mind into the sphere of creativity and hope as that is where the solutions to all of mankind’s issues are. This is where the “roads in the desert and rivers in the waterless places” exists. 

Mankind has always risen above challenges because it understands the workings of the mind given as a gift from the Creator to each and everyone of us. We were designed to experience life and its issues and to rise above all challenges and from this, become better human beings than before – the elevation of our consciousness.

Hope, inspiration and creativity with a  can do attitude will bring results in any area of your life.

Live with passion, stay on your purpose and always be at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.   Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

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.