List of Life

List of Future Plans 26/365, originally uploaded by Jearvi.

Sometimes you can go into a relationship wanting one thing, but getting something else.

I went into a new relationship wanting to be looked after – to have someone to “do it all for me” (yes, very naive I know!) and here, 6 months later, I feel inspired to further establish my own career.

In theory, I’d expect myself to feel disgruntled and short-changed in some way, but on the contrary. What I feel is a growing sense of accomplishment and achievement, that I’m building and creating something.

This person is a very creative individual and often we, as human beings, rub our qualities off on each other.

Interestingly enough, the thing that attracted me to him in the first place, was a tag signature line at the bottom of his initial correspondence, “… create a great day”

I had a list in my mind, at the time, of what I wanted in a partner. Creativity wasn’t there at all. Or so I thought! But unconsciously, that’s something I desired.

My whole level of creativity is something that’s expanded. I used to draw, write poetry years ago as an expression of this, as a way to channel my feelings. I stopped doing that a couple of years back.

Now, I write. I put pen to paper and just let it flow. And I find that I really enjoy it. I really enjoy creating!

So, I guess, as always, what I’m saying is that sometimes, (maybe even more than sometimes) we think we want one thing, yet really want another, or alternatively, we leave off the “list of life” the one quality, person or experience, that will make our life even more incredible.

(c) Prosperity X

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Published in: on May 12, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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Let me “Upgrade” me!

Reading in the round, originally uploaded by Let Ideas Compete.

I think “Self Help” books are a great thing, as long as I remember that they’re only books and aren’t going to change me or my life for me.

I’ve been reading various “Self Help” books for over a decade, from ones that tell me how to have better and more harmonious relationships, or ones that direct me to get in touch with my “inner self”, to books that  teach me how to create  financial wealth. I’ve read a whole array of them and am still constantly amazed at just how many new ones there are still out there!

There is some controversy around them though, that some people believe that the whole “Self Help” Movement has made people “Helpless” and has done more harm than good.

I look at it this way, I read the books which catch my eye and apply the ideas and techniques which I think may benefit me. If they work for me, I put them in my “Life Skills Toolbox” to use them with the next thing that Life throws at me (as long as I remeber I’ve got them!).  What I don’t find of benefit, I simply discard.

For me, reading “Self Help” books, as well as attending trainings and courses throughout the years has helped not only give me ideas and tools to use when life throws me a curve ball, but helped me develop some of my own strategies I use at different times.

So now many things that happen which used to, “Floor me”, don’t. I utilize the skills I’ve learnt and either work around what’s happened or recover more quickly.

I’m still me, but an “upgraded” version! And aside from this, on the whole, I enjoy my life even more now, which in itself makes all the reading and sometimes feeling silly when trying out new things, worthwhile.

(c) Prosperity X

Published in: on May 1, 2010 at 8:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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