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Knowing Who You Are


We are each ourselves; sounds very simple and like a, “well duh” thing to say but sometimes we need to remind ourselves of that. We are here to be us, not anyone else. Each of us is unique, no one can argue with that and we all understand that on some level. Even twins are unique in a multitude of ways from birth marks to personality, professions to beliefs; there are noticeable and measurable differences between all of us. We are all very similar as well, more alike than we are different; but within the differences we find our uniqueness and that is what is ours to shape. We have to remind ourselves of this very important fact often. I believe we must exercise our ability to shape this portion of ourselves consistently and constantly; to ensure we hone this craft of self-formation. We must explore ourselves and expand to our own individual vision. If we all do this we all will be exactly what we want to be, exactly what we’re meant to be.

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Then and Now: The Journey to Mental Impressions


I tend to lean towards a more scholarly style of article writing for Mental Impressions, I feel that it gives more to the reader and allows the writing to function primarily as an informative piece. I realize this technically is a blog of sorts and part of the fun of a blog is getting to be a little more personal, which allows you, as the reader, to get a better sense of who I am and what I represent. I’d like to start writing a post every so often that is a little more laid back and informal; something that allows us to have a little more fun.

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Igniting the Fires of Passion


What is passion and how do we express it? How do we harness its power to create something amazing in our life? Can we make passion or is it something forged on the inside in total mystery? Where does passion come from and where does it go? I have had passion for so many things in my life, some instantly and some built strong over time. Passion that crept in out of nowhere until it would no longer go unnoticed and burst forth in action. I have observed my passion as it flew away, unaware and unable to stop it; stunned as I felt the feeling leave, longing for its return. I have attempted to be passionate and failed. I have decided to be passionate about something and I was successful. I have had people inspire passion within me, events, a moment; I’ve looked up and been hit with passion but how and why? What is passion and what can it do to help us succeed?

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The Mother of All Success


Repetition, as with learning, is a wonderful tool when it comes to success. If you know nothing else other than your desire and you repeat that desire consistently and constantly and then take action with persistence and belief, being sure to always refocus on your desire along the way, you will achieve that desire! Repeating a desire allows your mind to tune in to it, it tells your mind, “This is what we are focusing on and we will have it.” It shows your mind what you believe is important for it to spend its energy accomplishing. And in return your mind will begin to utilize all its faculties to help see it through to completion. Your mind is a very powerful tool and repetition is a very basic way to start getting that mental power working for you in a focused and directed way.

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Deciding to Master Yourself


When you are first beginning to realize that you have the ability to control and direct your mind you notice all your thoughts and feelings rushing by; all the connections begin to light up and origins of thoughts and patterns of habit begin to appear clearly. When you find yourself looking at all those thoughts, all those feelings, and all the other variables that come before and after; what do you do?

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Root it in LOVE!


When most people sit down to start a project they typically begin with: planning, further defining the idea to create clarity of purpose, or maybe even visualizing the process of achieving the desire and/or the completed desire itself. I like to do something different when I start anything, whether it is a new project or a new day, I Root it in Love. I have multiple ways of doing this and enjoy using this concept in every area of my life and with anything that I see as crucial to the completion of a goal or to achieving and maintaining joy or success.

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Success – Where to Start?


We often ask ourselves this question when we first start out on the road to success.  Knowing this I decided to write something to point you in the right direction and get you started properly.  Following this article are some instructions that I suggest you attempt to follow. Give continued conscious effort to following these instructions until you fully understand the deeper levels.

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