I will be focusing on specific principles and how these relate to our personal and professional relationships with ourselves and others.  I will reference Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and other key motivational speakers and experts in the field.  

How often have we allowed outside circumstances to dictate the way we conduct our passive and disengaged life.  Have we decided on a course of study in college based upon the current economic situation, the advice of loved ones, or some guidance counselor waiting for her retirement.  Have we given up on that vision we’ve had as a child, teenager, or first year college student who dared to dream bigger and with a fire of passion to ignite the field of dreams around you? 

“Now fear is going to be a player in your life.  But you get to decide how much.  You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts. Worrying about the pathway to the future but all there will ever be is what happens in this place.”(Carrey, 2014).  That place might very well begin the moment you achieve that degree at commencement, you get married, or when you earn your first paycheck from a career you enjoy so much you wake up early and happy everyday for.  

But only when you decide to shift your thinking, re-evaluate your paradigm, and take pro-active steps to change your life; will you take control once again and not be submerged by the raging sea.  There will always be storms brewing around you ready to capsize your (inner and outer-self) off course and away from your port of call.  

If you allow your heart to be more open then fear will have no place to hide; you will be able to confront it, resolve the underlying issues feeding it, then move on past this to persevere.  You will force fear to flee if you fight with love rather than destructive thoughts and negative affirmations.  These tend to poison our body, mind, and soul-feeding on our insecurities, self-doubt, and missed opportunities from our past life and/or generational hangups. 

“So many choose our path (or our career choice) out of fear disguised as practicality, but what we really want seems ridiculously out of reach and impossible to expect.” (Carrey, 2014) We dare not ask deep within ourselves what do we really desire, what do we really want to accomplish in this dash between birth and the next step in our eternal journey into the next life.  

Carpe diem was the motto of our college; it was above the entrance to our university administration building.  Now is the time to seize the day and take the first proactive step towards that life we deserve, that relationship we always desired, and to plant that seed within our own ‘Field of Dreams.’ 

Mark Adam Publishing 2017 

Ignite your passion.  Change your life.” 

Quotes taken from Jim Carrey’s commencement address given to the graduating class of 2014 at the prestigious Maharishi University of Management. (http://www.mum.edu)

Direct link to video: https://youtu.be/V80-gPkpH6M

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As a proud graduate of California State University, Chico with an earned BA degree in International Relations, Master of Arts degree in Public Policy, and a past study abroad participant at the University of Tuebingen, education has always been up front and center in both our family and my professional career. My blogging project is an eclectic work in progress and intended to increase global awareness through selections and stories of my studies and travels. As future global citizens we can seek first to understand one another through word pictures and engage our collective creative intellects to change our community; one blog at a time.

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