Give Yourself Credit For What You Do Well

Posted on 29th December 2014 in Uncategorized

In a contemplative mood after some frantic activity recently, I happened to become absorbed in reading, first, all the articles I had posted on http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Jan_Lambert and then from there I followed my link to this page http://www.JanLambert.com I read my most recent post, then the Archives.

It’s been months since I wrote some of this, years for some other parts of it. And you know what? I still like what I wrote. Oh, if given a chance, I’d go back and fix a little goof here and there, maybe change an article or conjunction, but overall they say what I wanted to say.

Then I asked myself: Why was I writing all this in the first place?

Answer: To find myself in you.

Before I began learning about the Laws of Thought (Law of Attraction), I felt powerless over my world. Things happened to me. Good things; bad things. I felt buffeted by the winds of change, never sure whether the next puff was going to be a blessing or a blow strong enough to knock me flat. I felt like the lost kitten in the dog pound: afraid to leave my prison because then the really big dogs would just tear me apart.

The day came when a sister forwarded to me Leslie Householder’s newsletter. I subscribed so I would get it myself and not have to wait for it to be forwarded to me – or not. I read with fascination everything Leslie wrote. She gave me hope. Then she mentioned her bestselling and award-winning book, THE JACKRABBIT FACTOR: WHY YOU CAN (download from Leslie’s site, a gift from her, http://jackrabbitfactor.com/). I loved those last three words, WHY YOU CAN. All my life people have been telling me that I can’t do this or that, from parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, teachers, employers, coworkers… I had built myself a prison of what I thought was safety from these assaults and promised myself that I would never let them see how hurtful what they said and did was to me. Yet, here was a total stranger telling me, “Why You Can!”

I began reading. I got her Jackrabbit Factor Tidbits series. Then the next series, which was also at no charge – Leslie is extremely generous about helping people without having to see your credit card first! When she told me about her Advanced Course, which is available through her School Of Life Mastery for a small monthly fee or as a hard copy with it all on CD’s for a lump sum, I took the monthly option. I began learning things I had never known existed.

Have you ever wondered how other people know how to handle situations in which you stand by feeling powerless because you don’t know what to do? Have you ever thought that there was a big book somewhere, perhaps entitled, HOW TO HANDLE EVERYTHING, and everybody else has found it and been able to read it but for some reason they have kept the knowledge of its very existence from you? Well, I have. Until I read THE JACKRABBIT FACTOR: WHY YOU CAN.

It hit me, then. I did not know about this because either nobody in my family knew about it, or those that did know kept the knowledge from me. Could it have been out of fear of losing power over the rest of us? You may be familiar with these – the ones who earn more money or who have a more powerful position in the family or in business/community/politics, and who seem to enjoy their “Status” that is higher than yours. And you get the distinct feeling that without those of you who are “Lower” than s/he, his/her satisfaction or self-esteem would not be so great. They must feel elevated above you in order to feel good about themselves. You get the picture.

My vision cleared. I not only saw them, I began to see myself more clearly. I began see my own value.

Then I heard a message inside me. It was as clear as something written on the wall: I’ve GOT to TEACH this!

It took me months to figure out just why I feel compelled to teach this. It is because of the “me” in others. The ones who have been made to feel “less-than” by the ones who are compelled to make them feel that way in order for themselves to feel good about themselves. “…Because no matter how low I feel, they’re lower,” Earl Sinclair, speaking of his family, in the television series, ©DINOSAUERS (still available on www.NETFLIX.com).

However, where I come from, “…the worth of souls is great in the sight of God;” (Doctrine and Covenants 18:10 (v. 9-11), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). I want you to feel your worth. I want you to know your value. I want you to look at the things you do well, give yourself credit for them. Get comfortable with this and soon you will  move your mind to: 1. Decide What You Want; 3. Know that there is no obstacle so great that there is not also a way prepared for (you) to succeed; 4. Trust that (you) have all (you) need to get started, and that’s all that matters; then 5. Write It Down. The complete set of steps is better explained in Leslie’s book The 19 Rules of Prosperity Guide (also a complementary download from Leslie at http://www.19rulesofprosperity.com/).

I wish you all Health, Wealth (Prosperity), and Happiness. Not merely as a New Year’s Resolution. Please don’t wait that long. Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life. Get Crackin’!

© Jan Lambert, 2014

Back To Basics: The Laws Of Thought and How Thinking Moves Your Life

Posted on 9th October 2013 in Uncategorized

Picture your confident Mentor standing in front of you, knowing what powerful words she wants to impart to you, to help you understand yourself well enough so that today you get that “ping – AHA!” connection in your brain that allows you the understanding…that allows you to take one more step forward on your path toward the Self and the Life you truly want.

Well, my friends, today that Mentor is not me. I am here before you to tell you that I came from where you are. I have made progress. I have studied and made a decision to find you and teach you what I have learned so that IF YOU CHOOSE, you do not have to remain where you are…where I once was; and that today my “ping – AHA!” moment is to realize that I am not the Mentor I wanted to be at this time in my life. Today, IF YOU CHOOSE to continue learn from me, you have to accept that you are learning from a fully Human Being. One who is not attempting in any way to sell herself to you as a perfected Mentor who knows it all.

I have allowed my own personal struggles and failures, not least of which was my failure to maintain the software of this site until it was no longer working, to interfere with my own learning and growth – which learning and growth is imperative if I am going to be able to offer you anything that might help you. I even had to remove all the former lessons in order for the site to be repaired. My articles on http://www.ezinearticles.com are still available through the link at the left.

I have two (of many) favorite sayings. One is, “Today is the first day of the rest of my life,” and another is, “Do one thing now.” So today (now), I am writing this to you, my dear friends. To say how sorry I am that I have let you down when you may have needed some thought that might have been in my brain that I have failed to share – some thought that my failure to continue to study and learn might have brought to you that might have helped you move another step along your own path.

Today, I am beginning again. And back to basics. We will take the old songs to heart: “Let’s start at the very beginning/A very good place to start/When you read you begin with A-B-C/When you sing you begin with Do-Re-Mi…”{Do-Re-Mi, from the movie The Sound of Music (1959) which is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, THE STORY OF THE TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS}

Also, I shall keep up with my fellow mentors so I can share with you what I learn from them.

Now that we’re started and your Mentor has already given herself an assignment, it is time for your assignment:

The program that profoundly changed my life is based on Leslie Householder’s bestselling novel THE JACKRABBIT FACTOR. For you to understand much of what I teach and why, you need to read this book. The url for the site from where you can download this book at no charge is http://www.jackrabbitfactor.com This will also put you on Leslie’s mailing list for her newsletter, called “47 Tips.” I believe you will enjoy how she uses her own life experiences with her family of seven children and her husband to teach us her own continuing journey of learning and applying The Laws in her own life and in a family setting. When you read what Leslie shares about herself, you will learn that she and her husband Trevan are students of Bob Proctor. Bob is one of the most famous and successful Mentors in the field of Laws of Thought. I, also, have studied some of  Bob’s material and continue my studies, as he has much I wish to learn.

I warn you: this is not the ONLY place I come from. My own life background will tend to come out in what I teach. I use the word “God.” Not as the beginning of a swear word, but as a living Being and Power. For the God-challenged, you may feel free to substitute in your own mind whatever word that makes you comfortable with the situation: Spirit, Universe, Higher Power… I have often said that there are ways to disagree without being disagreeable and we will use those ways here. This is much like a 12-Step meeting; Take what you like and leave the rest.

I will occasionally recommend to you other books I have read that have been beneficial to my own Journey. Some can be downloaded for free. Others cost money. I have no power over this. The decision is up to you.

Today’s discussion concluded, I will have another discussion for you as soon as it is prepared. I can not commit myself to a schedule at this time. I have “monthly” on my events calendar (where I keep track of birthdays, appointments, seminars, travel commitments, etc.) and have all intent of keeping to that. I’m full of surprises, though. It could be more often, it might be six weeks or even two months, occasionally. I’m attempting to have a life myself while I learn, teach, and write.

Sincerely,

Jan :) Lambert

Copyright: Jan Lambert, 2010-2013