Posted by: Steve Aune | January 20, 2009


On this Historic Day where we swore in our new President, I see, hear, and read, about all of the people that believe that now that we have a new President, they will be happy, better off, inspired to do more.

What’s up with that?  I’ve never let anyone dictate my happiness, success, or inspiration.

I know what you are thinking, I must be a Republican.  Doesn’t matter.  In my opinion Government  is supposed to protect me so that I can live the life I choose to live.  Government provides ground rules for living and doing business.  Government should never be the answer to your inspiration.  If it is, take a really hard look at yourself and decide to hold yourself accountable for EVERYTHING!  I choose to have an abundance attitude toward life!

Sure Government can do a lot of good, especially ours.  However the private sector does WAY more good for those in need, those less fortunate, research, etc.  WAY more.

Inspiration is such a powerful word.  Definition: 

  1. Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.
  2. The condition of being so stimulated.

The Greek version defines it as: “God Breathed”.  When you get inspired, you get passionate about something, you actually might do something(action), thus God Breathed through you to inspire you to move forward.  That’s just my opinion, I believe that God inspires a lot of people who never take action.  Picture the heart attack victim who just got a second chance at life due in part to our medical technology.  Do you think that person might be inspired to change his/her lifestyle to prevent a premature departure?  I’ll bet most are, however some won’t.  Some just don’t get God’s message.

Jim Rohn is so good at communicating this stuff too, it’s like the seasons:  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.  Business, Politics, and Life, fall into a sequence very similar.  If you want to blame your current situation or attitude on business, politics, or the season, then know that the financial market will come around to change in the near future, so will the political parties, and my guess is that you will still be where you were prior to the change.   The change must come within you.  Everyone around you is experiencing the same thing you are, what they do about it that makes all of the difference. 

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”  I am working really hard on that one for this winter.  I chose to live where I live, now I need to learn to embrace the winter weather and enjoy it rather than bitch or complain about it.  Which happens to be what almost everyone else does.  Think about the attitude effect on people due to all of the negative comments about the weather, all day long, everyday, while the current conditions are perceived to be bad?  I guess it give us something to complain about where most will agree.  Sad.

In one of my past writings I talked about the book “The Ultimate Gift”. If you have not read it, read it.   I just read “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg & John David Mann.  It is a must read for 2009.  I will write more on that in the near future.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

If you come to this blog to get inspiration, I hope what you find is that you are in control, not me.  Find your passion, get inspired to do good things, LIVE a happy and prosperous life.

To your Abundance Attitude,

Steve Aune


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