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Now... to Focus on Your Dopeness!
Dopeness adj. A word that describes something that is extremely cool, such as music, clothes, people, etc.- Urban Dictionary
I learned so much this past year in 2011. Whew! I honestly am glad to see it go, but I had to go through so much to get to the place I am now! 2011 was one of the most awakening, most enlightening, most progressive years of my 27 years of existence. My experiences helped shape my growth in just about every area of my life, especially my spiritual connection with God. And because of this relationship, I have lost a few friends, but gained so much more in return! For the first time I felt God’s perfect peace, and have been striving to maintain its elusiveness ever since. No doubt there will be tests and trails in 2012, but I have a wealth and breadth of knowledge and wisdom gained through my trails in 2011 to master it all. I’m focusing on my dopeness!
Here are the many lessons I learned (and am still learning) this year and some lessons from before 2011 that I hope will help you as we move forward in 2012. Some themes are repeated, but that’s perfectly fine because repetition is the mother of learning. Most of these lessons are from random thoughts, radio shows, tv shows, some are direct quotes from books, tweets from others, and some are just from my own life experiences. Print this out and review it as much as possible. Please use this list to focus on your dopeness in 2012!
Enjoy, Peace and Blessings to you all!
1.If you do nothing else, PRAY.
2.PRAY UNCEASINGLY! Prayer changes situations!
3.Need nothing, attract everything.
4.Everything is energy.
5.Release to renew.
6.We average 60,000 thoughts per day and most of them are habitual. Challenge that! Change your thoughts!
7.Satan is the ego:”the deceiver”. EGO = edge God out. Strive to lose your ego as much as possible.
8.If you live your life fully, you will only die once, but if you are scared, fear will kill you day after day.
9.Start from the destination, and then figure out how to get there.
10.A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul.
11.Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
12.The road to wealth is to observe what people want and give it to them. We are here to serve. Insight + Action + Serving = Wealth!
13.Ignorance of mental and spiritual laws is the cause of all unhappiness.
14.Faith is a seed that grows after its kind. Plant the idea/seed in your mind, water and fertilize it with expectancy, and it will manifest.
15.IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, YOU CAN HAVE IT.
16.Wealth eludes most people because they are preoccupied with events while disregarding process. Without process, there is no event.
17.You have to get to the root of a problem in order uproot it. Experiences come to show you what you really believe.
18.There are only two emotions: fear and love. Anger is just a manifestation of fear. Right below the anger is a well of hurt. Then below the hurt is a layer of love. When you’re angry, look for the core… the fear behind what you’re angry about.
19.Program your subconscious mind through repetition.
20.You think you have many problems, but you really only have one… your separation from your source.
21.Never start a business just to make money. Stop chasing money and start chasing needs. Stop thinking about business in terms of your selfish desires, whether it’s money, dreams or “do what you love.” Instead, chase needs, problems, pain points, service deficiencies, and emotions.
22.The amount of money in your life is merely a reflection to the amount of value you have given to others.
23.Just let go. Let it flow. Just let it go!
24.If you are struggling with anything in life or there’s a goal you haven’t reached yet, look for the lesson in every moment of that journey.
25.Everything for a reason, there are things you had to learn from it/them… it/they were practice.
26.Create what you want instead of being stuck in what you didn’t have.
27.Rock bottom is good solid ground and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.
28.You add value to self when giving your love to someone who has earned it and values you.
29.Don’t just go through it, GROW through it.
30.Relieving the suffering of others is the best way to gain freedom from suffering.
31.If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
32.You have a right to your thoughts and feelings. Your feelings are always valid.
33.Stay on your hustle. You have everything you need.
34.When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
35.We must be our own before we can be another’s.
36.What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
37.To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
38.Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
39.Listen to your gut.
40.Meditate, meditate, meditate… for the mind that is still — the whole world surrenders.
41.We are all here for a purpose.
42.We are not our egos.
43.Live in the now and be present.
44.Think thoughts that make you feel good, make choices that make you feel good, and take actions that make you feel good.
45.Action is the bridge between your dreams/goals and making them your reality.
46.Your ISSUE becomes your CAUSE. We are all given “issues” and the challenge is to overcome them and share how you did it with other people.
47.If you’re comfortable, you’re not growing.
48.Pay attention to your life!
49.Talk is still cheap.
50.Believe all that a person does and little of what they say.
51.Love is a behavior.
52.If you want something, you really have to feel like you have it already. Get in that space of feeling it as much as you possibly can.
53.To go far, you must go near first.
54.Dreams are the seedlings of reality.
55.The closest people to you are the most contagious.
56.The most valuable skill you can have is the ability to direct your thoughts.
57.If you do not express your own ideas and listen to your own being, then you are betraying yourself.
58.It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.
59.Every nail that you hammer in your brother’s hand keeps you on the cross.
60.Spend some time each day meditating on about and with God.
61.Don’t debate, BRAINSTORM!
62.Faith and fear make poor bedfellows. They cannot coexist. Do what you want to do and have unyielding faith that it will work!
63.I think you know you’re with the right person when you’re growing… if you’re not growing and feel you can’t… time to move on.
64.Conflict is growth trying to happen.
65.You are who you hang with… get away from people who have your same problems and get around people with your solution!
66.Love is God. God is Love. Love feels like growth, safety, peace and acceptance.
67.There is a such thing as spiritual abuse and spiritual violence.
68.Your spending is a reflection of what you value.
69.Notice yourself! Don’t analyze or judge… just NOTICE!
70.It is the energy of our intentions, not actions that come back to us. You cannot cheat your way to good things.
71.If you have selfish people in your life, then you have been selfish in your life.
72.If u have anything negative in your life, think of what energy you were putting out to attract it and CHANGE IT POST HASTE!
73.Don’t be a victim, be a CREATOR!
74.Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
75.If you can’t find a job and want one… CREATE ONE!
76.Pay attention to your thoughts. You can change them and by doing that change your life NOW!
77.You can earn a handsome living doing something you love.
78.Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
79.The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
80.It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
81.Your gut is the voice of your ‘higher self’; it’s your personal GPS.
82.The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
83.When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
84.Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
85.Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is [not] his twin brother.
86.Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
87.When you stop playing it safe, your spirit is free to grow, expand and create.
88.Thoughts are spiritual seeds.
89.Forgive and release so that you can be free.
90.Love is free.
91.We chose our children.
92.We chose our life circumstances to learn lessons.
93.Exercise, exercise, exercise! Our lives love movement on every level. Move!
94.Affirmations are powerful. Our words are like magic wands.
95.Love more. Forgive more. Hate less.
96.Be conscious of your patterns and habits. They are likely the same patterns/habits demonstrated in your childhood. Overcome the ones that do not serve you.
97.You must be a good giver to be a good receiver.
98.If there is an area of your life where you are lacking, it’s a sign of where you need to give and grow more.
99.Love is the solution for everything.
101.Be conscious of what energy you are projecting onto others.
102.Be the love that you desire.
103.Make space in your life for what you want: physically, literally, spiritually, emotionally and mentally.
104.Get rid of relics that no longer serve you are that don’t make you feel good.
105.Feeling good = feeling God.
106.Purge and release beliefs, things, people and jobs that no longer serve you.
108.Act in faith.
109.Fear and doubt are the enemy, use them to pivot towards your destiny/dreams/goals.
110.Write down your dreams and goals to make them happen.
111.Prayer should be about giving thanks and love.
112.No one has control of your emotions.
113.What other people think of you has nothing to do with you.
114.Respect money if you want to have a lot of it.
116.Don’t react, TRANSCEND!
117.Send love out into the world and you will always get it back.
118.Nothing brings out the worst in another faster than you focusing upon it.
119.Nothing brings out the best in another faster than you focusing upon it.
120.Forgive your parents for the mistakes they made.
121.Count it all as joy.
122.One of the duties of the leader is to lift up those who are not able to advance themselves.
123.There are few things that cannot be achieved by sheer determination and effort.
124.Smile more… as often as you remember. Notice the changes.
125.When you greet someone, say their name. People love hearing their own names.
126.Reinvent as much as possible. Use your life and influences to create something unique.
127.Life is a class and everything is a lesson.
128.Talk to people, not at them.
129.There is no good or bad, only the meaning you give to it.
130.You are here for a reason. Have you asked God what your purpose is on Earth?
131.If you have a definite major purpose, you will have the courage to act on your ideas.
132.Invest in increasing your knowledge of your own industry. You can’t afford not to.
133.Act like you know. (Marinate on that, it’s deeply metaphysical).
134.If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
135.We are here to serve: create, inspire, motivate and teach.
136.Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
137.Be you, authentically.
138.Every choice you make changes your immediate future.
139.There is a big difference between wanting something and being ready to have it.
140.You attract what YOU ARE, not what YOU WANT.
141.If you want to change the fruit, change the root.
142.Stop talking/thinking about what you don’t want and focus on what you do want.
143.Stay away from negative words at all costs.
144.You are the average of the five closest people to you. Choose wisely.
145.Everything starts with just an idea.
146.Nobody but you is responsible for your life.
147.Everything isn’t for everybody.
148.Focus on the GOAL not the obstacle!
149.Give and it will be given to you! We all get what we deliver!
150.Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.
151.Inaction is the greatest risk of all.
152.Take responsibility for the energy you are sending out.
153.Goals are dreams with deadlines.
154.Have the audacity to ask for what you want an you just might get it.
155.Make your good better and your better best.
156.You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.
157.Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
158.To make a difference tomorrow, you must do something different today.
159.Money shouldn’t be used to buy happiness, it should be used to buy freedom.
160.Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
161.Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
162.The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
163.You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
164.Don’t spend time beating on a DUCK, hoping to transform it into a door.
165.Effect millions, make millions.
166.No one has ever succeeded in pleasing everyone, and you won’t be the first. Don’t be against anything be FOR whatever is positive.
167.If you want a better life… increase your skills. Always be learning.
168.You are the choices that you’ve made. Now, decide what choices you need to make in order to be the person you want to be.
169.Always aim to be the producer instead of a consumer.
170.Don’t believe in NO.
171.Embrace mistakes as an opportunity to learn never been afraid to fail.
172.Ideas are worthless without any execution.
173.Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
174.Time is finite. Money is infinite.
175.If you are stuck in a rut, make BOLD LIFE ALTERING decisions to change your life now!
176.Stop focusing on your weaknesses and focus on building your strengths.
177.Decide what you want, review it constantly, and each day do something that moves you toward those goals.
178.When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
179.If you aren’t given a bridge… build your own.
180.You will learn more from failure than success.
181.Don’t be a trendsetter, literally manufacture the trends. Don’t just read books, write them.
182.Nothing new can come into your life until you’re grateful for what you have NOW! Start from where you are NOW!
183.Life is a menu. Order!
184.Change is not an event, it’s a process. Take the first steps.
185.True forgiveness means saying ‘thank you for giving me that experience’. Everything is a lesson and an opportunity to grow.
186.Stop using your past to hold yourself back. Lighten the load.
187.Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it and spend it rather than invest it.
188.Love is not crazy or stupid —egos are.
189.Cleaning is literally cleansing.
190.Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.
191.Pray with your feet moving.
192.If you surround yourself with positive people, positive things will happen.
193.Practice serving others without expectation.
194.Get clear on your big goals and align every action you take from now on with those goals.
195.Every moment is an opportunity to grow and move forward, stay and be safe or move backwards.
196.Our life is shaped by our mind. We become what we think.
197.Aim to be like water.
198.As water rises no higher than the level of its source, so a man can rise no higher than his personal estimate of his source.
199.There are no unrealistic goals, only unrealistic deadlines. If you fail to make the one you’ve set, don’t conclude that goal setting doesn’t work. Instead, seek to increase your knowledge of it. Clear goals provide the strength to keep going; without them it is easy to collapse at the first obstacle.
200.There’s plenty of room at the top.
201.Your job in life is to create value where there was none before. To gain money, enrich the world in some way.
202.You cannot walk forward by looking backward.
203.Words have POWER! Watch what you say.
204.By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it.
205.Sometimes you just have to SHUT UP… there’s a reason we have two ears and only one mouth.
206.Riches are not acquired… they are the simple things we already have but often fail to appreciate.
207.What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves.
208.Your passion chooses you.
209.Poor is the man whose future depends on the opinions and permission of others.
210.Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tap into.
211.No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.
212.If you want to learn to love, then you must start the process of finding out what it is, what qualities make up a loving person and see how these are developed. Each person has the potential for love. But potential is never realized without work. This does not mean pain.
213.When you have a wealth mentality, wealth follows naturally. Money gained without consciousness will quickly turn to the place it came from. Awareness is the steering wheel of your wealth and your life.
214.Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great? If you want to change your life, change your choices. To change your choices you must change your belief system.
215.A decision made to move toward something is always more productive & energizing than a decision made to move away from something.
216.Life is like a mirror: what you put out you get back. If you’re dissatisfied with any area of your life it’s a great sign.
217.When it comes to your goals, replace “if” with “when.
218.What you can do, or dream you can, do it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
219.We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
220.Small steps are good—they add up to big ones.
221.Rejections are not necessarily an indication of the lack of worth of your project. They may simply be indications of a mismatch of the applicant and rejecter. Or lack of good taste on the part of the person denying your request. Some of the greatest works of art and literature were overlooked by many people. In his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh sold but one painting, for a pittance. In recent years, one of his paintings sold for $135 million—the highest price ever paid for an oil painting.
222.You don’t have to work hard to make money, you just have to work smart.
223.Imagination is more important than knowledge.
224.There are three departments of the mind, the subconscious, conscious and superconscious. The subconscious, is simply power, without direction. The conscious mind has been called mortal or carnal mind. It is the human mind and sees life as it appears to be. It impresses the subconscious. The superconscious mind is the God Mind within each man, and is the realm of perfect ideas.
225.Use your strengths often. Do so in service to something bigger than yourself and you’ll be blessed with abundant happiness and a life filled with meaning.
226.Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
227.Accept–then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.
228.If you’ve ever felt inspired by a purpose or calling, you know the feeling of Spirit working through you. Inspired is our word for in-spirited.
229.All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.
230.More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.
231.There is a science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty.
232.You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now.
233.You cannot exercise much power without gratitude; for it is gratitude that keeps you connected with Power.
234.You cannot change other people. You love them or you don’t. You accept them the way they are or you don’t. To try to change them to fit what you want them to be is like trying to change a dog for a cat, or a cat for a horse.
235.The one who loves you, loves you just the way you are. Because if someone wants to change you, it means you are not what that person wants.
236.If you cannot love your partner the way she is, someone else can love her just as she is. Don’t waste your time, and don’t waste your partner’s time. This is respect.
237.Self love which is by far the most important love relationship you will ever have.
238.Let go of the things you don’t love about your childhood, and keep the things you love. Let go of the things you don’t love about your adolescent and adult years, and keep the good things. Just keep the things you love about your whole life.
239.Many people don’t know about the power of good feelings, and so their feelings are reactions or responses to what happens to them. They have put their feelings on automatic pilot, instead of deliberately taking charge of them.
240.Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel.
241.So how do you fall in love with life? The same way you fall in love with another person — you adore everything about them! You fall in love with another person by seeing only love, hearing only love, speaking only love, and by feeling love with all your heart! And that is exactly how you use the ultimate power of love in love with life.
242.You are the driver of your mind, so take charge and keep it busy with your instructions by telling it where you want it to go. Your mind only takes off on its own if you are not telling it what to do.
243.When anything good happens to you in your day, give thanks. It doesn’t matter how small it is, say thank you. When you get the perfect parking space, hear your favorite song on the radio, approach a light that turns green, or find an empty seat on the bus or train, say thank you. These are all good things that you are receiving from life.
244.Remember it only takes giving love and good feelings a minimum of 51 percent of the time to reach the tipping point and change everything.
245.Writing a full-fledged description of what you want is one way of saying you believe that it’s attainable and you are ready to receive it. The more precise you can be, the more ready you are. Write a visualization in loving detail—not only depicting your goal, but rehearsing what the particulars of your daily life will be like once this goal is realized.
246.You need not write volumes to express a goal; a short and simple list of items, as specific as possible, will clarify your intentions as surely as an elaborate description, and perhaps will be even more powerful.
247.The first step of commitment is to be willing to write down what you want. Then take some small action toward the realization of that dream.
248.You have to talk about what you love to bring what you love to you.
249.Love is the highest feeling you have, then in descending order from love comes: gratitude, joy, passion, excitement, enthusiasm, hope, satisfaction — these are the good feelings. Then comes bad feelings, in descending order, boredom, irritation, disappointment, worry, criticism, anger, hate, envy, guilt, despair, fear.
250.Count the things you love nonstop, one after the other, keep listing everything you love until you feel amazing.
251.Don’t struggle to change the circumstances of your life. Give love through your good feelings and what you want will appear. You have to give good feelings first. You have to be happy first and give happiness to receive happy things. Whatever you want to receive in life, you must give first.
252.Hard work results in acquiring knowledge about yourself that idleness never reveals.
253.Don’t be a cog in the machine, be a linchpin!
254.Whatever you decide to do, be honest, fair and do it to the best of your ability.
255.Being truly happy with yourself is the first step to attracting the friendships, intimate relationships and familial relationships that you want in your life.
256.While the universe is built by atoms, success is built by minutes; successful people are masters of the use of their time.
257.Expect to get the thing that you desire. Expectation is magnetic.
258.The greater the risk, the greater the potential success. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Be action oriented.The greater the risk, the greater the potential success. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Be action oriented.
259.Money is spiritual.
260.Success leaves clues. Study the people that have been successful in what you are pursuing.
261.Our perceptions of others are merely reflections of ourselves; therefore, to put another down or project negative words or energy towards another person, is to lash out at the other person because of our own insecurities.
262.What anybody thinks about you, or says about you is none of your business.
263.Go the extra mile.
264.Always do your best.
265.Be impeccable with your word.
266.Optimism is power.
267.Aim to be a master at whatever it is you choose to do and success will follow.
268.Luck happens to those who greatly increase the chances of its occurrence.
269.Your outer world of form and experience is a reflection of your inner world of thoughts and feelings. As above, so below. As within, so without.
270.The greater your awareness of the Presence of God/the Divine/Spirit within you, the more that Presence fills your consciousness and your world.
271.Upgrade from being competitive to being creative.
272.The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.
273.Have the ability to protect yourself and your family.
274.Focus on your dopeness!
Roxci Heart <3