What are you offering to your life and what are you allowing?

"In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief, there can be no successful outcome." - William James

Written over a hundred years ago, William James, who is considered by many academics to be the father of American philosophy, knew that it is what we think about and what we believe that orchestrates the ebb and flow of our lives. He was also quoted as saying “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” 

Over a hundred years ago James sounded new and revolutionary but to us today we have heard renditions of his thoughts over and over and they tend to lose their punch with the constant repetition. But the validity of what James was talking about is just as true today and it is just as life managing. 

Even though we all have heard the banter about being positive, keeping our chins up and believing in ourselves, these euphemisms have also lost some of their uniqueness and impetus for change because we have also heard them so much. But if we really take James and his ideas seriously then we stumble on the act of intentional creation. When we are deliberate about what we want and we set out with our attitude and our action to make it so in our life, then we are deeply invested into the act of conscious creation. We are consciously creating our lives.

We create more of what we offer to our lives. We create more of what we offer others and our world also. The act of offering is a feeling act, it is not really an act of giving money or action, although it could be that too. Offering from ourselves is a form of asking from the universe. When we love others we are simultaneously asking for more love to come to us too. When we project anger toward someone we are offering anger and simultaneously asking for more of that in our lives too. 

But those who intentionally create their lives do so by offering what they most want to feel in this world. We always end up getting what we give, showing us that we receive in our lives what we most offer. We get what we give. And we always give from within. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. 

About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.