What you believe you achieve

What you believe is what you get.

Keeping a positive outlook on life can be a real challenge nowadays. We are inundated with information telling us that politicians are corrupt, our friends lead happier lives and we need to buy the new car or bigger house to be happy. Our annual holiday doesn’t match up to the standard that seems set by some invisible minimum criteria. Life is a maelstrom of decisions which affect the way we experience ourselves.

As Tania says: “The results are incorruptible”. So once again I got thinking about this today. What results are manifesting in my life and do I like the results.

This afternoon I have been pondering my results and I am overall very happy with where I am. There is definitely room for improvement and I am aware of where I feel I can improve.

So what does that tell me about myself? Firstly I am satisfied with who I am and who I am becoming and the driver of this is undoubtedly my attitude I have to life and all it has to throw at me. Underneath it all I keep an extremely positive attitude, even when the chips are down, I always look for the good in a situation and I truly believe that there is always something positive one can take out of any situation. The past few years have been a real challenge for me, and yet when I consider where I am in my life I feel happier than I have ever being. Everything seems in place for me. I see the joy in the little things, I value the people I associate with, I love deeply, live freely and I do not take life too seriously. I have learnt to set boundaries for myself and hold the boundaries to guard myself against people that do not respect me. I have learnt to say No when asked to do something that would inconvenience me, or that doesn’t align with who I am.

The trick that gets me through each day is simply holding a positive outlook and directing my focus on the things I want to manifest in my life. I guard my mind against negative thoughts and I work hard on being conscious to how I respond to people and situations. I know I still have a lot of work in this area as some people seem to be able to override this in me and I find myself drifting into negative thought processes. The fortunate thing is that my tolerance levels seem to be increasing and I am less affected by people with negative emotions. I have also stopped reading the news and I do not watch TV. My next challenge is to once again limit my social media exposure. I have in the past simply cut social media out my life completely and not missed it, but I do find that there are certain aspects of social media that are beneficial and my challenge is to focus on the benefits without getting sucked into the trolling around and whittling away time which could be used more productively, like engaging in meaningful conversation. I find that a positive outlook keeps me motivated and keeps me healthy. We often under estimate the power of our minds and discount the impact positive thinking has. Society seems to be geared to feed us with negative thought processes. The news is always on about the terrible things taking place, marketers know that the fear of missing out sells, people tend to want to show off how happy they are and post a million pictures of their perfectly wonderful lives then mindlessly head back to a dead end job, which will provide them with a paycheck at the end of the month that is just enough to let the hold onto the illusion of happiness but not enough to ever let them escape the trap. On the other hand one could simple choose to be happy. Choose to be grateful for the little things that take place. The phone call from a parent or friend; the client who compliments you on your service, the great cup of coffee you wake up to in the morning or the wonderful bottle of wine you share with your lover during our power outages. The choice is yours and your experience will be the impersonator of your choice.

Two years ago I was faced with a choice and I had a blank book to rewrite my story. My main themes that I decided to choose to experience were Love, Abundance, Healthy Relationships, Joy, Peace and Adventure. Well I am pleased to say that I have enjoyed all of those experiences over the past two years. Whilst they may not always manifest in my life all the time they are definitely my dominate experiences. I put this down to the fact that I have made a conscious choice to choose my experience. I find this so exciting and I am very passionate about living consciously, we get to create our experience and choose the outcome of our story. And things do not always go according to our plan, and be that as it may, it is still a far better option to go forward with joy in your heart than to constantly battle with the negative emotions.

Who knows where we will be in two years’ time?  I don’t but I can assure you that the plans I have for me and my people are plans of prosperity and love, and as long as that is my focus I am quite certain that that is exactly where we will be.

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About Dylan Murray

just an ordinary chap on a mission to enjoy life, and live to my full potential. I am a father of three and a friend to many. I live and work in a little piece of paradise we like to call The Kowie. I have a keen sense of adventure and I enjoy the outdoors. I share my life and adventures with Tania, who is my Soul Mate, Lover, Companion and fellow Adventurer. Together we are creating our legacy and loving this journey called life.
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