A No-Limit Person

            
After seeing Jim Carrey’s movie (which I mentioned in my New Year’s Eve entry, 2008 A Year in Retrospect ) I started thinking about some flash cards I’ve kept on my person for quite a few years. They came from a motivational course which was titled How to be a No-Limit Person. Any time my life tends to get stalled in some small or large way I pull them out and start reading them again because it’s the fastest way I know to get myself  in gear. These six flash cards always seem to do the trick and I may add that with these I don’t have to do the New Year’s Resolutions bit. Resolutions only work if someone is solely motivated by the pressure of beginnings. How about finishing what you started? Here we go:
 
    1. Be a No-Limit Person starting now.
 
        Don’t just read this, teach yourself: "Everything that makes me feel inadequate results from my perception of what’s out there."
        The difference between being a No-Limit Person and feeling frustrated, resentful, unhappy and neurotic is not because you have problems. We all have to deal with sickness, getting older, our children disappointing us, etc. So just keep reminding yourself:
I cannot always control what goes on outside,
but I can always control what goes on inside.
    2. Start making good choices.
 
        Don’t ever forget that you are the sum total of the choices you make and stop making excuses for bad choices. Are you shy? Nervous ? Scared to get up in front of a group ? Afraid to speak out ? Do you get angry too much ? Just remember:
Anything inside that immobilizes me, gets in my way, keeps me from my goals, is all MINE.
I can throw it away if I choose.
 
     3. Take some risks and stop worrying.
        
        Start listening to those inner signals that help you make the right choices- no matter what anyone thinks. The next time you get nervous about others’ opinions, look them mentally in the eye and say,
"What you think of me is none of my business."
        This happens to be a book title but is also great advice, so start using it.
 
    4. Expect to stay healthy.
 
        It’s amazing how expectations affect not only your life but your health. You get a sniffle and say, "Oh boy, here it comes. Tomorrow it’ll be in my chest and the next day a fever, and I’ll have to miss work." Or you can say: "I don’t want this. I’ll get some extra rest, keep active, not focus on this, just not let it get in my way."
You can set yourself up to be sick or you can choose to stay well.
 
    5. Take charge of your feelings and regain control of your life.
 
        People who panic or get depressed usually do so because they have lost control- they give up responsibility for how badly they feel. As a result they let others take charge of their life- thinking it’s easier- and turn around and blame others for their troubles.
You created these feelings yourself.
 
    6. Live this day as if it were your last.
 
        Remember the bumper sticker that said, "This is the first day of the rest of your life?" Revise that to: "This is the last day of my life and I am going to live it as if I didn’t have any more."
        The truth is, I don’t and you don’t. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. We all know someone- our own age- who was killed in an accident. ( For me that is absolutely true. A fellow Job’s Daughter initiate of mine was hit by a car on her orientation day at college. She was killed instantly and I’ll never forget how beautiful she was- she had also just become engaged with her High School sweetheart. I believe we were both seventeen years old at the time.) Death can happen at any time. So, if you get nothing else out of this, keep this one idea in your mind and…
stop acting as if life is a rehearsal.  
 
   Grande besos y abrazos, The Castle Lady !
 
 
 
 
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11 Responses to A No-Limit Person

  1. 依依 says:

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  2. Evelyn says:

    Thanks for the nice visit. What a great signature! You\’re welcome anytime ! The Castle Lady ; )

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  3. Gaël says:

    hello evelynmerci de ton message en privémon nom de plume est paul andrewssinon mon prénom est gaela plus tardbises et bonne année a toi

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  4. Vic says:

    I dont blame others for my feelings, I dont blame others for what happens in my life…I admit that Ive created those feelings myself, but what now? how can I get rid of that panic? (about the fifth on the list)… 🙂

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  5. Evelyn says:

    Hi Vicente ! These cards were not written to focus on one area of change- such as the panic you describe about having feelings or controlling them. We all experience this to varying degrees and that\’s why it\’s a part of the package of getting those self imposed limits off of our backs. I posted this as a way to get off the "resolutions" kick and onto something a little more challenging and more effective. We all tend to blame others for our feelings whether we are justified or not but if it\’s happening all the time it\’s time to talk to a professional about a personality disorder. ; ) The Castle Lady

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  6. Evelyn says:

    Oh and thanks for the visits and nice comments everybody. Take a look around. There\’s a lot here to read. Hugs and kisses ! The Castle Lady

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  7. Leona says:

    These are great, Evelyn, and right on time. They fit perfectly with the goals and direction I\’ve set for 2009. With your permission, I\’m going to print this and make myself a set of those flash cards to carry with me. Each one is meaningful but, I do plan to focus on number 6. I think if I do more of that I will see some amazing changes in the way I do things.

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  8. C. says:

    Hello my dear friend Evelyn, thank you for your visit, a fraternal embrace of his friend in Brazil, God bless.

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  9. Evelyn says:

    Yes, isn\’t number 6 great Leona? It really sets the whole tone of the no-limit mentality. We spend so much time trying to change and revise ourselves- often impossible to do- and forget that what we need to change is all around us and also just to get to the action! Hello Melk ! God Bless You as well. Best wishes all around for the New Year ! The Castle Lady

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  10. dawn says:

    \’love all your six flashcards. they make a sense to me. many times in life its the mentality of the person thats of utmost importance!i\’ll add a seven: _It is your birth-right to be happy in life :)d

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  11. Keith says:

    As I have time, I need to look over more of your site. You have a lot of great material here and I love the way that you have organized things on this site. Have a great day!

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