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Your life is your choice.

How often have we felt helpless in the face of everything that seems to hold us back? The past, the present, money, relationships, weight, appearance, self-esteem, education, connections – we can come up with so many reasons for why we aren’t successful.

The power to transcend all of that and become who you were meant to be lies within you and the choices you make. Ultimately, you assign meaning to your circumstances; they don’t assign meaning to you. No matter where you’ve been or what you’ve been through, you can start today and make your life an expression of possibility, fulfillment, success, and love.

Preparation is a demonstration of faith because true faith is revealed through action. We’ve heard about the countless visualization techniques out there, but the most revealing demonstration of faith is whether you’re prepared to receive what you say you want.

What do you believe to be true about your life? Is there tangible evidence of that belief? Let’s say you ordered a sofa today and it was scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. How would you prepare? You’d move the old sofa out, right? You’d clear out the tables and lamps so that the movers could bring the sofa straight through the door and into the space you had set aside for it. You’d want to be sure you were home so the movers could get in to make the delivery. You would be ready. Are you ready for what you want to receive in your life?

Your blessings are on the way, but are you ready? Are you in the right place to receive your blessings? Your destiny is racing towards you just as quickly as you’re racing towards it! Have you done the preparation for your blessings to come flowing easily and quickly into your life? Remember that we don’t get what we want; we get what we prepare for.

Keep your inspiration close. What really inspires you? What makes you feel completely alive? What makes your spirit sing? Even the most successful people will tell you that they’ve had tough days or even tough years. We’ve all been through seasons that tested the very essence of our spirit and left us wondering whether we were on the right path. But you’re here, and you’re still moving forward. Discover what inspires and awakens you and keep it close. When you feel sad, drained, angry, or frustrated, turn to those things, people, places, and ideas to keep you focused and positive.

Take consistent action. Now is the time. Think about it: Everything that happened yesterday is in the past. It’s over and done with and can’t be reclaimed. And the future isn’t here yet – it hasn’t happened so your only power over it is limited to a present intention. That means that all you truly have is NOW. And what are you doing with your now?

Memories are better than regrets – memories are nothing more than a series of really great “now”s – invest your mental and emotional energy into the now and begin to see now as the greatest gift to be, do, and have the abundance life has to offer. When you catch yourself worrying, ask yourself, “What am I avoiding now by using up this moment with worry?” Then take specific action.

Your life is your choice; choose wisely.

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Lisa Nicole Bell is an award winning content creator, on camera personality, and entrepreneur. Lisa is currently the CEO of Inspired Life Media Group, a company that creates and produces original premium multi-platform content. Working alongside a passionate team, she is an innovative leader who creates, develops, and produces multi-platform content ecosystems and engineers transmedia projects.

Lisa’s thought leadership extends to the stage as a national and international speaker at universities, conferences, and events including TEDx, UCLA, Google, STRAW Bahamas and South by Southwest. She’s also written, edited, and contributed to books on social change, personal development, and business. Prior to starting her current company, Lisa was the founder and CEO of Live and Learn, a standard test preparation company and Inspired Girls International, an educational program development firm.

Lisa holds a degree in Business Law from California State University and completed additional coursework at UCLA. She has been featured in dozens of press outlets including Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, Women 2.0.

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