Do you often believe what people think about you? How much of what people say, think or expect of you have you come to say, think or expect of yourself. It’s easy to fall into the belief that you are what people say you are, but I think deep down inside, you know better. You’ve seen and heard yourself do things that entirely contradict any negative thought about you and the key is in consistently pursuing the course of action that led you to that contradictory path.
I used to work with an organization where I felt the leadership was not doing enough to guide and mentor the younger members of the organization, especially when it came to overcoming roadblocks. My co-worker and I would present a project proposal and we would often be told about why the project would not work, but I always believed that we should not doubt or completely throw away an idea because it appears to be impossible. I believed we should have been encouraged to find ways around the obstacles to
What is one thing in the world you would like to see improved? What can you do, to help make this improvement happen? Lao-Tzu has a quote that says: “The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step” and I would add that it also starts with at least one person. Whatever the challenge, it starts with you, it starts with your first step and it can start today.
There is so much more to us as individuals than meets the eye. Below our social or professional exterior, we have a mental and emotional capacity to create the lives we desire, overcome obstacles, endure struggles, transform negative situations into positive, love one another (even our enemies) and to rise above our suffering to be greater than it and conquer it.
How prepared are you for the opportunities that you are waiting for? If you find yourself waiting and waiting, then maybe it’s time to start doing. Sometimes, you think you’re ready, but there are still one or two things you need to do to be fully prepared for the blessings that are coming your way. The last thing you want is to meet your opportunity and not be fully equipped for it. When an opportunity falls through the cracks, is not the time to decide you want to be better
Ask anybody who has achieved their goals in life and they’ll tell you that it wasn’t an easy road. I think too many of us face struggles and challenges on the way to achieving our dreams and we let it deter us and force us to walk away from the lives we desire and that’s because we walk into our dream with an expectation that everything will fall into our lap tomorrow, when the reality is that you have to work your butt off before you even begin to see
It’s not too late to start the world again. I believe it’s a very simple formula of practicing love, forgiveness, kindness, courtesy and giving to others. If we look outside of ourselves and develop true and genuine concern for our neighbors, not only will we find a way to help improve one life, but we also find a way to improve our own lives. You know that feeling you get when you help somebody or give back in some way? That’s the feeling you want to aim to have on
I have recently begun to learn what it is to cast all my fears, worries and doubts on the Lord. Not only can he bare my burdens better than me, but He is more than willing and able to do it. In fact, it is His pleasure and a great joy to Him when you finally do turn to Him for support and guidance. Turn to Him now for whatever you need. He is waiting for you.
I always preach that the overnight success is few and far between and this quote aligns with that so perfectly. Don’t try to escape the work you know you must do, in order to achieve the things you want to achieve. Put in that time and effort without fear or worry about anything else. Let everything take care of itself and you just focus.
Once you decide that you want to touch people’s lives and change the world with your positive influence, you can either be the creator of that influence or the promoter of others influence. Just as long as it all aligns with your mission to make a difference.