Finding the lessons in challenging situations and adversity feed self-determination; the process by which a person controls their own life. Self-determined people are creators, not merely consumers or passengers on this wonderful journey called life.

Think Like The Universe

The universe is infinitely energetic and creative. Look around you and smell the roses. The magnificence is astounding.

If we choose to seek out the positive, that’s what we will see; that is what we will get. We might be passengers when it comes to how governments make decisions about the management of a challenging situation and are expected to go with the flow.

Some of those decisions may sit well in our thinking, others may not. It’s up to us to create conditions that serve us not hinder our progress to whatever we wish to achieve.

A Higher Perspective

If we allow it, it’s so easy to be sucked into the ebb and flow of situations and drift into stormy waters. Yet we have the power to see things from a higher perspective and that leads to the positive path.

  • What would you see if you were a bird flying above the world?
  • Opportunities or challenges?

If we choose to soar above the challenges and look for opportunities with positive eyes, new perspectives become available. When we have a new perspective, innovative solutions are born.

Energy Magnets

In this energetic universe, we energize everything to us. The Good, Bad and The Ugly. We get what we want, our thoughts are supercharged bolts of energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; positive or negative, it simply changes form based on what we think. Everything emerges from thought.

Think about an amazing invention. At some point it started with a thought, and more thoughts grew into something incredible. We all have this creative power and unlimited supplies of ideas, it’s not reserved for Einstein et al. Everything we need is held in our consciousness, it’s up to us to energize it into being.

A Wind Gone Down

Letting go of the difficulties of the past, debilitating cultural codes or social beliefs enables the creation of a desired life. You are the only one who can create the life you desire and deserve.

“I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.

I tell you yesterday is a wind gone down,

a sun dropped in the west.

I tell you there is nothing in the world

only an ocean of tomorrows,

a sky of tomorrows”. Carl Sandberg

Manifesting Your Desires

See what you want as fact. You have it already. See it, smell it, touch it. It’s just waiting in the wings for you to bring it onto your stage into absolute fact. Of course, there will be work involved, success is not a free ticket, but a healthy positive attitude will attract what you want. Your superpower is in your thoughts. Remember to remember to choose the positive.

It’s up to you to reach for the stars and find one with your name on it.

Spread your wings and fly!

If we recognize and praise everything positive in our world, negativity and discord dissolve. Time becomes an ally and there is time for everything.

Harmony, balance and discord are an inside job. Cooperating with them proactively feeds the seeds of success.

Tools That Help

Relating to these there are plenty of tools that can help with your Personal Growth and Development. If you would like a free 20-minute coaching session on some of these, please leave your contact details in the comments and you will receive a prompt response.


There are many ways to effectively explore and advance your Personal Development in any area of life that matters to you. A box of tools to challenge the boundaries and move forward toward realizing success is extremely beneficial.

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I bow to the place in you that is love, light, and joy

Peace & Light

Steve Costello is a British Community & Youth Studies and Psychology honors graduate with over 30-years theoretical and practical experience in the Personal Development public and private sectors. He founded ExGro in 2018 with business partner, friend and clinical psychologist, Leo Faerberg.

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