Parable #4: Change is GOOD

Despite what many people think, change is actually a good thing.

Our world has changed over centuries, has continued to do it to this day, and will continue to do it until the end of time. In essence, shouldn’t that mean that if change is constant then shouldn’t we adapt to changing with it?

If you aren’t growing then you’re dying inside. And if you aren’t growing then you simply aren’t open to changing. In an amazing book I finished today I adopted a quote that will forever stick in my brain that reads: “If you do not change, you can become extinct.” Therefore, without change one cannot continue to grow.

If you let the fear of change or refusal to acknowledge it continuously interrupt the natural process of change in your life, then you will always stay in the same place. You will always get the same results by always applying the same actions. Kind of a scary thought isn’t it? To grow old and be regretful of the many things you let fear stop you from doing could be devastating.

Typically, the fear of change is always much larger than it should be due the irrational appearance your mind creates of it when you repeatedly revisit the concept of it. No matter how scary something is, the actual truth is that things are never scarier than we imagine them to be and fear is created from just that-your imagination. The thought of what would happen if we don’t take on these fears is much scarier than the process of overcoming the actual fear itself.

Because if all of this, I think it’s safe to say that change is good. It is all just a natural part of life that we must accept in order to live a happy and fulfilled life. If you live a life that focuses on the past like I once did then you will feel an overall sense of relief to notice when a change is necessary and break through your fears to embrace it. This is something that has taken me roughly 4 years to overcome and I have the wonderful book I mentioned earlier thank for it. The book is call “Who Moved My Cheese” and if you are in a desperate need for change in your life then I would highly recommend that you read it. It’s a short little gem that takes less than an hour to read but should be read over and over again as the life lessons you will take from it are priceless.

I hope if you haven’t already that you will welcome change into your life and allow it to bring a natural and necessary change into your life.

Parable #3: Time is the Most Priceless Possession of Your Life

Too many people spend their time trying to keep up with the Jones’ (well, in this day and age, the Kardashians ;) and worrying about owning a mountain of materialistic things.

Gigantic flat screen TVs, high tech cars, and just about every Apple product have taken the world by storm, making people more selfish and careless than ever. Other factors definitely come into play here, but you get where I’m going. People are too busy worrying about what they don’t have instead of how they could be utilizing one of the most important resource we as humans have, which is time.

Life may seem long with possibilities of living 80 years and upwards but the reality is, any of us can be gone at any point in time. We aren’t owed anything. We don’t all get the privilege of living for close to a century and many will go in more horrendous ways than others. The point is, you don’t want to be someone that does grow old and have just as many years of regrets about not living the way you really wanted to.

This was all put into a great deal of perspective for me when my dad passed away on April 30, 2014 at the age of 54 from a highly unexpected massive heart attack. BOOM, dead and gone within seconds without even a hint of suffering. My dad was full of life and lived each day like it were his last which was one the single most important things I could have ever learned from him. He was a strong believer in God and exuberated a great deal of faith yet he still passed at an early age. Now almost a year later I have fully grasped the idea that nobody is exempt from escaping death and because of this it’s excruciatingly important to utilize your time to the fullest.

It’s easy to say each day that you will do something but then put it off until tomorrow. Suddenly it’s weeks, months, or even years later and you have still failed to make any progress. Well I’m here to tell you from experience that tomorrow may never come. Do you really want to be someone laying on their death bed full of sorrow and regret?

The best suggestion I can give is to think about that the next time you put off doing something. Better yet, visualize yourself in that position to get a deeper idea of the feelings you would potentially experience. I’ve used this time and time again when putting my goals off and it’s propelled me back into reality each time.

This all may seem a little sad and or weird but I drastically want to emphasize the value of time. When you’re young it feels like you have forever to live but in reality, it’s not all that long. Time will pass you by before you know it, so treat it wisely and with more respect.

The good news is that this can be a good reminder to people of all ages and hopefully a kick square in the pants. It’s never too late to start doing the things you love or to become the person that you really want to be. Whether you believe it or not, you truly can have whatever you want in life and be whatever you want to be. Don’t believe me? Check out how in Parable #2.

Now go out there and take control of your life before it continues to control you.

Motivation From Steve Jobs That Will Change Your Life

We can all learn a lesson about success from the late Steve Jobs. The things he did with Apple and Pixar revolutionized the world as we know it and without these wonderful creations, things would certainly not be the same. These were massive successes that required a lot of hard work and a hulk like mentality, and overcoming other adversities that almost no other person would be willing to face. This is the exact point I wanted to make here today in 36 Parables’ newest blog post.

The old saying may be cliche and like a fairy tale myth to most people-“Whatever you can believe you can achieve.” Steve Jobs is a shining example of this.

Most people are so comfortable with what they have and uninspired to reach unfound levels of success in their lives that even the thought of a little hard work hurts their head or ego. Then then go on to complain about the things they don’t have and never will because they’re too unlikely to strike it rich. This kind of mentality will kill your dreams and goals from the start, leaving you to fester in your own sea of negativity and limiting beliefs.

The commencement speech in the video below is information that every student should have a chance to hear. These are life-changing words that if more people heard then maybe our economy wouldn’t be as devastating as it is today. More people would be more inspired to recognize their dreams and turn them into a reality.

 

 

This post has turned into more of a rant but it infuriates the hell out of me how people are too lazy, unawakened, and even scared to change their situations and reach their full potential in life. What’s worse is that none of this is even their fault. It’s something whey have been entranced by over the years from a negative society and the idea of being comfortable.

My hope is that someone will watch this video and make the decision to sprint to towards a new and more elevated path in life.

Life is short and will pass by before you’re ready. What legacy are you leaving behind if any? What are you waiting for?

Go out there and accomplish your dreams before they are diminished by society!

Parable #2: You Really Can Have Anything You Want in Life

Many people will call me crazy for saying this, but you truly can have anything and everything that you desire in life. Why do I say this? Well, because it’s the damn truth.

What do you think the biggest thing that separates people that are successful from the ones who aren’t? The answer? Hard work. Successful people set goals and know what it takes to accomplish them. They have a relentless belief in themselves and their goals and have a passions that fuels the works required to reach them. And just where exactly do I get off saying all of this? Because I’ve been successful and I’ve been unsuccessful (many more times I might add) in my life and I know what it’s like to persist until my desired outcomes were reached.

Did you know that it’s just as easy to be unsuccessful as it is to succeed? When you develop a passion towards your goals the work no longer feels like work. People that aren’t successful typically haven’t found their passion in life so they don’t understand the difference. When you set huge goals that are geared towards your passion and take massive amounts of action, even if you come up short you still win. The key to making this happen is belief and without it you will get nowhere. So belief + huge goals + massive action=success and essentially whatever you want in life. As the old corny saying goes, if you can believe it, you can achieve it.

My biggest success has been with my career as I have recently been promoted to a corporate position at my company. It took tons of planning, persisting, and personal growth, but I’ve made it and couldn’t feel more alive. I put in years of hard work to earn that position and have realized that it was more than worth it since the rewards greatly outweigh the work. My company is constantly sending a car service for me to attend meetings, travel to the airport, and serve our clients with class, which has exuded my confidence. My salary matches the value I add to my company from my years of studying and persisting. I have a positive group of friends that value success and that I learn from every day. I’m not trying to brag, but show you how I decided what I wanted, worked like hell for it, and actually received it. All because I believed so much in it!

For so long I was locked down by limited beliefs that I let stop me from reaching my true potential and asking for the things I wanted in life. Through my studies I learned from Napoleon Hill that life is willing to give you whatever you want as long as you’re willing to ask. It took months to chisel this into my mindset but once I did, whoa was it profound. Since then I have asked specifically for the things I’ve wanted and gone out and got them for myself with tons and tons and tons of work.

So for Parable number two I suggest that you decide what you want in life and formulate a plan to reach it. Then take massive amounts of action until you get where you want to be. Then, rinse and repeat. I learned this later than I wished I had and wasted many years struggling for stupid reasons. I hope this parable reaches people of younger ages as well so they can start achieving earlier on in life.

Parable #1: Everything Happens for a Reason

Some of you may think this will sound like a bunch of hocus pocus or witchery but one of the most important things I have learned in my life is that everything happens for a reason.

Whether you believe in God, law of attraction, etc, have you considered that one or all of these could be responsible for the events that transpire in your life? Some people believe God has a plan for them while others believe that you attract what you put out into the Universe. I believe in both.

I used to be a very negative person with a pessimistic outlook on life.  I complained often and had taken on the role of a victim. I wondered why everything bad happened to me and what I had done to deserve bad things happening to me. I had no idea I was like this at the time and didn’t realize it until years later after I had severely worked on my personal growth and development. I read many books and listened to positive audios on a daily basis. I began to learn every day which resulted in my brain functioning at a higher frequency and mind thinking positively. I began to see the good in every situation which gave me peace of mind and allowed me to enter a new plane of spirituality.

After shedding my victim skin and growing a thicker layer in it’s place, my life started changing for the better and more and more good things started happening for me. I had learned that where I was that day was a direct reflection of the decisions I had made in the past. After that I made one of the most powerful and impacting decisions in my life when I chose to take responsibility for all of my actions and accept that life was happening for me, not to me. I realized my power to take charge to my life and that nobody but me was stopping me from going after the things I wanted in life.

Adopting this new mentality changed my life on every level and revived my soul and spirit and more importantly, peace of mind. All of this bundled together contributed to my mind functioning at higher levels and helped me see the opportunity in things. From there I started advancing in all areas of my life and got closer to finding my purpose. When I was super negative I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I recently realized that the opportunities I am pursuing now were available to me years in the past in different form, yet I failed to realize the potential in them .

I’m aware of my life purpose and am stepping further into that role every day. I’m so grateful to have taken over a new leave and truly believe that everything happens to teach us a lesson or present opportunity. This may be God at work, the Law of Attraction, or maybe probably even both. Either way, life is best when you put your trust and faith in it.

What is 36 Parables?

Now that you’re on this site you may be wondering what the heck it’s all about. I mean, what kind of name is 36 Parables? Well stay seated and let me tell you.

My name is Nelly and I’m 36 years old. I’ve been through a lot of crazy things in my life that I thought we’re terrible at the time but now I just see them as blessings. I’ve learned a lesson in everything I’ve been through and have developed a strong passion for sharing these lessons with others.

I’ve had many near death experiences, other ones that involved drinking and drugs, and had the pleasure of meeting many different types of people. I know that plenty of people share these same types of situations but I truly believe mine we’re meant to teach me a lesson and transform me into the person I am today.

We all have experiences in life that are designed to teach us and help is grow, yet many people see this as bad luck. No matter how good or bad your situation may be, you are there as a result of the things of your past. Each decision you make influences many of your other decisions in some way, shape, or form, so opening your mind to the possibilities to explain why certain events transpire can be truly enlightening.

The dictionary defines a parable as a story or principle that illustrates and teaches a lesson, so I thought would be appropriate as a title for this blog. I plan to share what I have been through in my 36 years of existence and what each experience has taught me along the way. Better said, the lessons that life has taught me. I hope that I can help others open their mind to learning from every experience and use it as a means to direct events in the future. That may sound like hocus pocus or whatever you want to call it, but I really do believe that each decision we make leads to future decisions. If we learn from our mistakes and use them to find our purpose in life, we can ultimately affect the end result.

Now that you know what 36 Parables is going to be about, I hope you return weekly as I blog about everything I discussed throughout this post.