What Do YOU Aspire To Do? I Aspire To Inspire!

"I Aspire To Inspire" - Author, Kate Woods  - What do you aspire to do?
“I Aspire To Inspire” – Author, Kate Woods – What do you Aspire to be or to do with your life?

What do you Aspire to be or to do with your life? Do you want to climb a mountain, be the captain of your own ship, or the captain of your own destiny? Perhaps you want to create a cozy home for yourself, or yourself and your family. Do you want to create and run your own business? Or do you want to work for a charity that helps others get through their days. Perhaps it’s your destiny to find a cure for all forms of cancer or other deadly diseases. Or maybe you want to be a Politician who really hopes to see world peace in your lifetime.

If you have no goals or aspirations to do anything in particular, then I have a question for you. Do you really think the world would keep on evolving, and families would thrive, books would be written, songs would be sung, movies would be made, and things would be built, etc., etc. if people didn’t have aspirations? Aspirations are what lead to all results. Because someone aspired to teach reading is why you can read what I’ve written. Because someone aspired to make an easy really good sandwich is why PB & J sandwiches exist. Because someone aspires to keep improving technology we can press a button or click a mouse or touch and swipe a screen and millions of people can see what we’ve written and posted almost instantaneously. Because someone aspired to make the world a better place there are political activists who try to rise above the sludge of the political games to help those who need help.

Someone’s Aspirations are the Motivation for so many of life’s wonderful things, amazing activities, creative endeavors, medical miracles, solutions to the troubles of the world, and so forth and so on. We may not always succeed but recognizing what your aspiration is and attempting to succeed is the goal so in reality we all succeed.

“I Aspire To Inspire YOU…!”

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Motivation, Inspiration, And Karma – A Good Combo

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Life is what it is… Some days, life is great, sometimes it’s depressing and sometimes it’s just so…so… But “On Any Given Day…” you might just wake up and on that day, life just might be amazing. Could today be that day for you? …Or tomorrow or the next day? Think Motivation, Inspiration and Karma!

Life isn’t always good and it also isn’t always bad. It’s not always happy and it’s not always sad. Many days it’s just sort of OK. You get through work, and you get through your work out that you don’t feel like doing, and you eat and you sleep and then it’s a new day. The hum-drum-ness of it all can sometimes just get so monotonous that it’s easy to begin to ask, “is that all there is?”

Sometimes by happenstance, just by chance, you just wake up and circumstances unfold to create an amazing day. But you can’t always just play a game of chance if you’d like to have more not less of those amazing days. So how can you stack the deck?

Well, if you allow yourself to slip into the “is that all there is” train of thought then that just might be the case but if you force yourself each day to think about what motivates you and what or who inspires you to get up and face another day, at some point you just might start to notice that you’re having more and more of those amazing days. On any given day the combo of Motivation and Inspiration and Karma can change your life and how you are living it.

So you might be thinking that all that Motivation and Inspiration takes a great deal of energy and you’re not sure how to go about keeping it all going. Well, let’s compare two possible outcomes. If you sit around in a hum-drum mode waiting for good things to come, your life will probably be pretty dull; but if you use motivation and inspiration every day to do at least one thing to add some interest and success into your life, you just might have a more interesting day a little more often. It’s a choice that’s yours to make between probable hum-drum-ness and potential amazing.

There is, of course, one comforting thought no matter what your choice is – on any given day, Good Karma you’ve earned might deliver an amazing day to you when you least expect it -because life is what life is… and Karma is alive and well and doing it’s job all day everyday! Create more Good Karma for yourself by the way you live your life, if you want to experience more Good Karma everyday!

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Valentine’s Day Cometh…

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“I Aspire To Inspire”

Well, here it comes again – Valentine’s Day! Unlike some other holidays, it is filled with extreme emotions – very high and very low.  It is also overloaded with expectations about love, romance, hate and betrayal.

While some people expect to have and do have a traditional Valentine’s Day, many others have what I refer to as “the Other Valentine’s Day.”  Unfortunately, liars and cheaters, relationship frauds, and social predators use this day to manipulate and play with the emotions of their victims. Because of the heightened expectations of love and romance, the disappointments delivered by these social misfits are much more exaggerated and painful to those waiting for their dinner partner to arrive, or flowers to be delivered,  or candy and gifts to be presented. Plans were made, love was implied, but only disappointment  is delivered.

It is said that love conquers all, and I wholeheartedly agree with that statement but only when it is truly reciprocal. So how do you handle the disappointment if you’re the victim of such heartlessness? You protect your heart and your soul and your happiness by seeing the disappointing day as insignificant and by visualizing the heartless person as invisible.  Then try to realize this difficult event was never about you and your significance in the world – but about the victimizer and their insignificance in the world and their need to try to elevate their importance any way they possibly can.  If you do not allow them to damage your heart and to hurt you – they fail.

It’s impossible to know what makes a heartless person heartless – but it is possible to protect your heart from them.

Try   adopting this amazing quote from Gandhi as one of your mantras :

  “No one can hurt me without my permission.”

And then go forth and continue to search for love.  Maybe you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places with all the wrong people. Protect your own heart, and soul, and happiness, and always remember that life is not a fictional novel.  Keep your expectations reasonable and realistic.

If you’re one of the spoilers of a traditional Valentine’s Day who thinks that it’s fun to be hurtful and heartless on that day or any day, don’t be that, and don’t do that.  Karma is alive and well in the universe and “what goes around comes around.”

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Unrealistic Expectations

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We all have the very logical expectation that that sun will rise every day. It’s a realistic viewpoint. So we know what it is to experience a Realistic Expectation. Yet it is a sad but true fact that many people suffer endlessly from their unrealistic expectations. They continuously exist with a gigantic albatross weighing them down. It’s like a huge cloud hanging over the heads of those who live with unrealistic expectations.

Unrealistic expectations differ from person to person.  Some people think they are entitled to have the perfect relationship; or to find a perfect job that is exactly what they want with an accompanying gigantic  income; or that they can find a way to eat all they want, or drink all they want and not exercise at all but still be healthy and look great and function at a high level in all their endeavors.

Everyone should have goals, and it follows that those goals will be accompanied with expectations but it’s important to dream of attaining them while also realizing that they will become more attainable if they are based in reality.

Realistic Expectations – are great motivators!
Unrealistic Expectations – are great albatrosses!

It’s never good to lie to yourself and unrealistic expectations are lies you tell yourself.   Realistic Expectations on the other hand are motivators that can sometimes help you attain amazing results that far exceed your Unrealistic Expectations.

“Keep Your Expectations Real!”

Kate Woods
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Are You A Priority Or An Afterthought?

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It’s a safe assumption that most people like to have a priority position in the lives of people they believe they are involved with in a significant way. That being said it raises a question in my mind. Why do some people allow others to treat them as if they were just afterthoughts?

Some signs that you are not being treated as a priority might include the following:

  • When someone never makes plans in advance with you, but expects you to be available at the last minute to do whatever their little heart desires;
  • When your significant other chooses the company of his or her friends much more often than your company;
  • When others underplay special occasions in your life while always making a big deal about everything in theirs, even little  insignificant things they have going on in their lives;
  • When you actually have to remind significant others, members of your close circle of friends, or your family members that it’s your anniversary, or your birthday, or the due date of your baby, and especially if you have to deliver said reminders by text message,   because no one ever seems to want to answer their phones.

What should you do about it? Maybe you need to take a good look at yourself and ask yourself these questions regarding your relationships:

  • Do I treat people with respect?
  • Do I show my appreciation to them?
  • Do I believe that treating others with mutual respect is important?

If you’re being treated as an afterthought, but you answer yes to all these questions, then maybe you prefer doing all the nice things for others in your relationships, and you don’t view that as a negative, or as being  treated as an afterthought, if others don’t reciprocate. Everyone is different and some people really do prefer consistently being the giver rather than the receiver most of the time.

People often view you as you view and project yourself!

  • How do you see yourself?
  • Do you want to be a priority?
  • Or are you more comfortable with less attention?

Hopefully, you always treat yourself as a priority; and you treat others as a priority too!  Obviously in a perfect world we all treat each other with mutual respect and  as priorities –  not as afterthoughts!

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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