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Are You Ready? It’s Time


“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” Socrates

Can you even believe it’s 2014? I feel like so much happened last year. Do you agree? Maybe something significant changed in your life? Or, maybe you had a year filled with some ups, some downs and plenty of challenges.

Whatever the case may be, the one thing we can count on is that every experience we had (even the challenging ones) helped us continually move in the right direction. Granted, we may have had times that were really tough, but every experience left us with more clarity and more understanding of how strong we really are. It’s like one of my favorite quotes explains…

“We should have no regrets. The past is finished. Whatever it gave us in the experiences, it brought us something we had to know.” Rebecca Beard

And, as we enter a new year and are looking for more and more things to fall into place, one thing is very clear …

It’s Time

It’s time to benefit from all that we experienced and take advantage of everything we’ve come to understand.

When we have experiences that allow us to realize important things about ourselves and what we should do, we are supposed to take everything we’ve realized and apply it to our lives going forward. We are meant to follow through. 

If you know deep down that you should let go, or forgive, or go after that one thing you’ve always wanted … It’s time.

If certain experiences have changed you and you realize there is something different you need to do  …. It’s time.

If you haven’t believed enough in what you’re truly capable of and know you’ve got to stop working against yourself …  It’s time.

Once we know there is a better way … we’ve got to choose that better way. It’s like another one of my favorite quotes reminds us …

“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.” — Swami Vivekananda 

There are so many amazing possibilities that will lead you to everything you have hoped for. Even if you feel like you don’t see them yet, they are there. But, you’ve got to choose Today to take a step toward them and truly take advantage of them.

 The Possibility of Today:

1. Take Some Time to Reflect on What You’ve Learned This Year. You don’t want to dwell in the past, but you do want to make sure you’ve taken notice of the lessons that have come your way. Reflect on your experiences and the new understandings you’ve had. How will you move forward with your improved understanding? What things will you make sure to do differently? Write it all down so you can make sure you’re applying what you’ve learned.

2. Listen to Your Extraordinary Side. Your Extraordinary Side is that part of you deep down that knows what you’re really capable of. You may have heard people refer to it as your Higher Self. It’s important to not allow any doubts, fears or lack of motivation work against you. Listen to your Extraordinary Side and allow it to shape and influence all your decisions and what you do.

3. Realize You May Have to Push Yourself A Little. If necessary, give yourself a little push to get serious and start taking action today. You don’t have to do it all at once, but you do want to make sure you’re doing something every single day to take another step forward.

Live Today Better than Yesterday.

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  1. 1

    Thank you for all these wonderful messages of reinforcement for inner strength, confidence, courage and ongoing learning that we do. Today’s message resonates with me so deeply as there is something that I have wanted to do for many years and yes, it is time for me to move forward with my idea with courage and not listen to fear regret or guilt.

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    Bernadine Anderson says:

    Staying focus this was very Inspiring and motivating, I needed this reading; it is time, thank you Chavis!
    I’ve earned my Associate’s Degree in Science, Medical. It’s time to get all of my hard work to rolling ‘

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    Being ready is the key. I had a challenging experience this year that taught me that God’s timing is different from mine so I MUST be ready.
    I was fighting the old which is trying to understand everything. All the while God was trying to build the new; inside me. Thanks for another great post!

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    Thank You so much for this, it came just about the right time. Yes, this year has been for good, no regrets, many ups and downs but with positive results in my family and friends. Life is a great adventure and sometimes we need help from others, like You, to stop and listen to get back on track. Hugs and keep the light, you are a star in heaven that shows the way for good. Francisca.

  5. 5

    My gash
    This 2013 was as long as the last six years!
    So Many things happened, and still have more weeks left.
    What have I learned? Hmmm….
    I guess Not to worry too much about stuff like your Job, I learned I am capable to let people be and do whatever they choose, without disturbing them or me, to Do my best & release expectations away, I cant believe there are evil hearts, I am a little naive and keep trusting people, my heart have no Room for revenge, envy, hate, or regrets, I just keep on walking my path and put my self in the hands of the Lord, he knows best everytime, I trust that.

    This year I learned that there is a divine spark in everyone of us, Easy to recognize that is not from this world, is more than just moving, talking or even thinking, something that give us our special been.

    In that place there is silence, there is no concept “I” and I like to dwell there feeling spaceless, timeless, bodyless connected to the mothership of pure, perfect and unlimited love of God.

  6. 6

    Very inspirational

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    Reflecting on the year I’ve thought about what got done and what didn’t. The question is did I want to do some things more (doing a long distance work, cycling to work) or did I not create the right environment for other iems (writing the next book)?

    And thanks for your inspiration through the year.

  8. 8

    This is Great advice. Just what I need to begin the process of changing my life for the better! I am happy and grateful for everything I have in my life now and I am ready to change those things that are not in alignment with the good things! Thank you!

  9. 9

    I just found out about your site and I’m very excited!