Your Aspirations reflect and embody the person you want to be and become.
Your Inclinations are defined by your past experiences, education and environment.
An important key to happiness and spiritual success is defining in clear, careful detail exactly what sort of person you want to be and become.
Decide to be a happy, spiritually successful person. Clearly visualize exactly what that person is like. Strive to be and become that person.
Clearly state the values, beliefs, ideals, habits and boundaries that you want to embrace to guide and direct your decisions and your life.
If we don't consciously decide what sort of person we want to be and then strive to become that person, our environment and our experiences determine our both identity and our destiny for us. They may not always serve us well.
We all know people who are primarily products of their environment, who have gone with the flow without questioning deeply or deciding to do or be anything different. It's a comfortable but often mindless path.
We become like the people we associate with and we become like people we like. Choose the best you can. Choose your associates, friends, your ideals and your role models very carefully to build happiness and spiritual success.
It's the difference between a life that is an exciting, conscious creation versus a predetermined, go with the flow existence.
Practice Being The Person You Want To Be
Live According To Your Aspirations, Not Your Inclinations
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