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Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

You’ve probably heard numerous people, myself included, declare that your thoughts create your reality. So why haven’t you received that raise, the promotion, or attained the weight goal on which you’ve been so focused? Because having just an image of what you want is simply not enough. Instead, you must not only create a mental picture of exactly what you want, but you must simultaneously produce the feelings associated with that desire. If you can then open yourself to take the action(s) to propel you closer, your vision will manifest into reality.

Just this week, when the U.S. soccer team played Ghana during the World Cup, American substitute, John Brooks, scored the winning goal 86 minutes into the match.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Direct Your Life, manifest, Self improvement, Self-actualization, your thoughts create your reality.

Characteristics of Self-Actualized People

Over the last few weeks, we have discussed some of the concepts around self -actualization. Below is a list of 16 characteristics of self-actualized people that Psychologist Abraham Maslow used to describe the most psychologically advanced humans among us:

1. They are realistically oriented.
2. They accept themselves, other people, and the natural world for what they are.
3. They have a great deal of spontaneity.
4. They are problem-centered rather than self-centered.
5. They have an air of detachment and a need for privacy.
6. They are autonomous and independent.
7. Their appreciation of people and things is fresh rather than stereotyped.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Direct Your Life, Self improvement, Self-actualization, Uncategorized.

Gratitude | Joel Brookman

Last week we discussed the concept of Self Actualization. We defined it as the state of being that represents full acceptance of what is, and the ability to navigate from this mindset. One critical point in achieving self-actualization is gratitude.

The question is, do you appreciate what you have? If you do, how often do you take the time to acknowledge it? Think about the things in your life that you cherish: your family, your health, your home. Do you have a job that you enjoy? Do you live in a place that is safe from turmoil where you have enough food to eat and clean water to drink?…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Gratitude, Self improvement, Self-actualization.