Sunday, May 26, 2013

Oprah's Lifeclass: Changing Your Outlook

Oprah together with one of the most charismatic American Spiritual leaders, Joel Osteen discussed the power of "I Am" or the positive self-talk that we do which could lead to success or failure. Words that we utter whether verbally or just a thought gives power to who we become and it has a significant impact on how we live in the future. 

In our lives, how many times do we tend to focus on our flaws or imperfections? How does it affect the perception of ourselves and how people around us would feel the vibrations that we are sending out to them? These limiting and destructive thoughts can be blocked by changing our outlook of who we are and how we can attain the life that we deserve.

Here are some of the questions I've answered about the topic.

1. At this very moment, how would you finish the following sentence? I am_______.

At this moment, 'I am courageous and I have the will to do things as planned. 'I am happy and contented about the things that are happening in my life and I have to strive harder for more positive and meaningful things to come. 'I am feeling grateful for the blessings that have come and looking forward to more prosperity and abundance. I am strong and I will continue to persevere through life challenges to become a better person. 

2. Whatever follows 'I am' is going to come looking for you. What has been following you for years? How does this make you look at your 'I am' statement in a different way?

In a universal law of attraction, I always believe that 'thoughts eventually become a reality if we focus on the words I am telling myself. I don't chase success, instead, I do my best in a particular task and success follows. For instance, I tell myself 'I am' courageous and determined for my goal, then positive forces are acting upon those words I've uttered and it turns into a reality. I definitely believe that thoughts are living forces and vibrations that attract success and fulfillment if accompanied by willpower. 

3. What are you putting out to the world? What 5 'I ams' do you say on most days?

Not all days are good, however, I have the power to change that kind of feeling by diverting my attention into more purposeful ways. Things can be achieved faster if I exert my full capacity and not minding negativity around. If I put much effort, then I believe that there's substantial energy I've released and it will have a positive effect in return. 

On most days, I often tell myself that 'I am' blessed. 'I am' strong. 'I am' courageous. 'I am' joyful and 'I am' becoming better.

4. Are you going through a difficult time, where you think things are happening to you? What if you start to realize that things are happening for you. How does that change your perspective?

There are times when not-so-favorable circumstances happen, like dealing with difficult people; but it is not the reason to give up because they will soon become out of your way. Just paying attention to a specific goal and good things will come. Just have the faith and belief in self more than anybody would put seeds of negativity to what can be accomplished. 

5. What if you took it further and recognized that you are equipped to handle the challenges thrown your way? How does that make you feel?

 Life throws a lot of challenges and some of them can be handled well. It would take courage and endurance to beat the odds. Working on the challenges and conquering them is very rewarding. Getting more confident and stronger in taking the battles of life; to fight and not surrender. 

6. How do you define success?

I define success as the 'achievement of a particular goal' whether short or long-term goal. Success is not the end target and stopping from there. When I feel successful in a particular goal it adds to self-worth and its cumulative effect gives a sense of fulfillment.

7. What 'I am' statement are you integrating into your life?

'I am' grateful for the gift of life and for having the strength to serve and improve myself.

© 2013 Del Cusay