Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Oh Damn… ~ I really stepped in It this time!


"When we find our lives in the Oh Damn mode,
the Ticking Clock is a pressure cooker
of added stress and burdensome anxiety!" 
 ~Phillip A. Lopez



More than once in my lifetime, have I come to recognize the sour scent of the Oh Damn mode. At such moments our only job is to learn HOW to control the flame and reduce the heat… while humbly initiating the restart sequence.

Initiate the Restart Sequence...

But, HOW?!?

The enemy we all face in the Oh Damn mode is emotion.
These emotions can range from;

  • Shame; for stepping into the sh!t of life,
  • Embarrassment; others can see the goo on your shoe,
  • Loss of Confidence; how could I be this ...

The added stress of choosing a directed starting point, soon becomes compounded by the anxiety of making the correct choice, multiplied by urgency and then complicated by the sudden unavailability of time. This undesirable paradox can easily become overwhelming to the point of choice paralysis; and may rapidly advance even to the point of psychological depression. 
Please do not fear... there is a direction out and this direction assures that there must be a Restart starting point.

The most significant point for you to remember is this...
~  Everyone Restarts!!!  ~

History is filled with all sorts of wonderful restarts by even the most adored public successes. So are you ready?

The Restart Starting Point...

Years ago I read an interview of Wally "Famous" Amos. What many have always found interesting about Wally is that he virtually started with nothing! Of course we all know that he Restarted and at one point he built a global enterprise around 'chocolate-chip cookies'.

In the interview Wally was asked, "HOW did you know where to get started?" At the time, Wally's reply caught me off guard. I figured he would weave a response filled with the requirements of great entrepreneurial skills, or the necessity to plan every detail, or the requirement to entice venture capital. But he didn't. In summary, his reply was, 'I started with me! I came, one day, to the realization that I was responsible for the outcome of my life. That my achievements in life would not come from the things that I Did Have; But rather, my achievements in life would have to come from the things that I Did Not Have. That if I really wanted to do something with my life, I was going to have to be responsible to make sure that I obtained these things.'

I am convinced that the point Wally was attempting to make was this; Restarting is 'an inside job'. That the starting point of all achievement begins with the person that stares back at you in the mirror! You know, the bloke you brush your teeth with every morning... Yeah, that guy!

Confident Enough...

Before we get along too far...
     let me ask you a very important question  -- 

Are you confident enough to stare into the eyes of your friend in the mirror? You will need to be! After all, the person in the mirror cannot survive without you. And you cannot survive without the person in the mirror.

So take a minute, go to the mirror... introduce yourself to that person (shoe goo and all). Take a good look at this person. Come on, take a good look! You are staring at the person who holds the keys to your share of the claim of achievement. Do you feel comfortable with what you see? What if you discover that, this is the person who keeps imposing false self-limitations? Are you determined enough to Restart this person?

You need to understand, from day one, that there are no elevators to success. That's right - You, like those who have Restarted before you, are gonna have to take the stairs. So, go ahead - Ask that person - If they are willing to travel down the pathway of Obtainment with you. Come on, you're traveling partners... ask if that person is tough enough to carry you through the ups and downs, through the sleepless nights, to stand with you through the early snow of Fall, through the bitter cold of Winter, through the blistering heat of Summer. Ask that person...

"So, how GOOD can you stand it?"

-- This is the starting point of recovery!

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Mindful Moments (Thoughts for you to Take Away)

Imagine - No Limitations… Regardless, of your restart circumstance, you will deliver it through AMBITION - Not Anxiety, Not Panic, Not Sympathy, Not Self Pity!  Imagine for one minute that you have No Limitations on what you can Be, Do, or Have... only AMBITION will take you there!! YES, There is something extraordinary about the feeling received as I RESTART in the direction of fulfilling my purpose; while maintaining an Ambitious thought as simple as - I Can, I Will!

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Authored by: Phillip A. Lopez