Hello everyone. Are you all doing well? I hope so. Last Saturday I had an amazing experience. And it has to do with giving.
Originally I was only going to go play a simple prerelease for a game called Magic: The Gathering. I had came a bit early so I figured I would go kill some time at the nearby Wal-Mart. As I was walking toward the store I saw a rather filthy man ask someone for money. This man came up to me asking me for $8 dollars. He had a rather pungent smell of him similar to that of a druggy. For whatever reason I ended up giving this filthy man the $8. Upon reaching the doorway I saw a few people trying to raise awareness for breast cancer. Now, you may not know this, but there was an interview done by some news group about these kinds of organizations and though their intent is good the money is typically not used very much for the intended purpose. However, yet again I felt compelled to give them a few dollars. And it was after that moment that things started happening.
The first thing that happened was I came upon a really cool Magic: The Gathering shirt. At that moment I knew I wanted it. So I got it. I then proceeded to the card shop to play the event. My card pool was at or maybe a little more than break even for the amount I had paid for it. Then to top things off I was given a bye for the first round giving me an instant win. From that point during that break I came upon some cards from another game I had been interested in for some time, but never had the opportunity to really try out. I had asked the clerk how much a single deck was, but another individual, he may have been a manager or owner of the shop, told me he’d sell me the everything they had of that product for a mere $20. Now the typical price of these things being sold at a shop for like that would be about $10 to $17 per deck. The other thing that was added to this was the booster packs. These packs average about $3.50 to $4.5 a pack. I had gotten 5 decks and 26 boosters. That is on average a $141 worth of product for just $20. Then during the raffle in the middle of the tournament I received a $7 limited Magic: The Gathering deck box. And lastly I made it into the top 8 with a 3 booster prize pool for my 8th place finish.
The thing I wanted to show through this personal experience was that through my unconditional giving I had received more than I gave. This is something I know I need to work on more, but I do believe the universe was working to give back to me for what I gave without thought of return. So if you really want something in life remember give unconditionally and you shall receive more than you give in due time.
Hello everyone. How are you all doing? I do hope you are all doing well. Today I wanted to share with you all something that I read. And the topic I had read was about abundance.
Have you ever felt that there was something lacking in your life? I know I’ve felt scarcity in my life. I’m sure that most of you have felt scarcity in your life as well, but why do we feel this scarcity?
I don’t know if any of you have ever heard or read this magazine, but the magazine is called “Law of Attraction”. They also have a website with the url of: lawofattractionmag.com. It’s a pretty good magazine and something I would suggest to anyone to check out.
While reading the latest issue I could find I came upon this article about abundance. The article was a short story about a man who was feeling very stressed about life and the things he lacked as a provider. This man had prayed for help and eventually came upon an answer. That answer was to give away money. At first the man was confused, but he took it to heart and started giving away money. Slowly, but surely, his life started to turn around and he was receiving much more than he was giving away.
This sounds good and all, but most of would probably say or think that we can’t give away money like that. We make excuses thinking we can’t afford to do things, but what is really happening is that we are setting ourselves up with the mental attitude of scarcity. And with this scarce mindset we attract to us scarcity into our lives. This is not to say there won’t be tough times, but by focusing our energies on the negative we can only see the negative and miss out on the potential opportunities that lie right in front of us. This man that had changed his life is a good example of this. His mind was focused on negativity and scarcity, but by changing his thoughts not only was he able to find more opportunities, but also be able to give back to society.
So if you want to get out of a poor life, then think of a rich one. However, in order to receive you first must be willing to give. This is the path of wealth. Until next time take care and try to live life abundantly.
Ever since I have started this blog I have written a small batch of posts that talk about successful thinking, self improvement, and etc. Sometimes though I wonder if anything that I write on here is of help for others. I do wish to inspire and help, but most of all I just want to see people go toward their dreams and achieve them. I do hope these posts are helping you guys out. Anyways, onto the real part of this post.
How many of you have told yourself that after you retire or make enough money that you’re going to do something, but never do? I would predict that 99% are on that boat; even I am on that boat. However, we don’t need to think we are doomed to follow this path. We can change all of this, but like with all things it will take much effort on our part to do so.
Many of us are told from a young age that in order to do the things we want we first have to work long and hard for many years to save up. There is nothing wrong with working long and hard. Nor is there anything wrong with saving up, but we do need to make our dreams concrete and attainable to make all that hard work amount to something. So for this post I am going to use myself as an example.
Now I’m not going to brag about anything because obviously I know I’m far from reaching any of my goals, but I have taken the first step to making it concrete. So let me tell you one of my goals I hope to make come true.
The goal I wish to make come true is to open up my own card shop so I can sell collectible game cards like magic, pokemon, and yugioh while holding gaming events and competing in them myself to eventually become a pro magic player myself. The first time I started doing this online I failed miserably. I had jumped in without doing enough research and failed when the market conditions didn’t become favorable. I then fell back into working just a regular job and telling myself I can do this later again. A few years had gone by and I realized that at the rate I was going this goal would never come to realization. This is when I had recalled that life isn’t really about doing it yourself, but making it into a team sport to achieve your goals while helping others achieve theirs. So I have setup a timeline for when I will hopefully be starting and saving up my portion to make this dream come true. Whether or not I will make it is another question, but now my path is clear and I have something concrete to follow.
Dreams and goals need to be realistic. Even if they seem unreal you need to make them as realistic as possible. And lastly, you need to tell yourself to start now, because you can dream and think you can do it later, but if you keep following that pattern you’ll most likely never reach your dreams.
Recently I had things stolen from me by an individual whom I thought had enough respect for me and our relationship to not do something like that. However, I was proven wrong.
It has been a while since I have felt close to the amount of rage I had as a youth, but as I cooled down I had realized that things I had read about reputation and trust were so true. There are few things more important than the integrity of one’s own reputation.
With reputation comes trust. A trust that takes years to build up, but seconds to ruin. And sadly now my image of that person is a cheating liar who cannot be trusted.
So before you act upon a thought ask yourself this, “Am I tarnishing my reputation by taking this course of action?”. And if you can answer yes to this question, then don’t do it, because even if you mend the broken bonds things will never quite be the same between you and those who’ve been hurt by your actions.
I saw this picture today while browsing the internet and thought that though the image is simple the message on it is a powerful one that the world in general should heed to.
A lot of people it seems feel rather inadequate about themselves. Of course, there are those whom believe themselves to just be the most incredible thing in existence; which isn’t bad, but I do feel that this makes those individuals more limited than the ones that feel inadequate.
No one individual is better than another as an individual. We are each born with talents that others can’t hope to possess regardless of how much training they do. This doesn’t mean we can be lazy though, because even a talented person can be surpassed by a hard working person if they don’t work to improve on their natural talents.
So remember just be comfortable with yourself. Don’t worry if you think you’re normal, because we are all born with untapped potential that is just waiting to come out into the light.
“The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.”