Decisions. Very tricky “things” those are, yet there is no escaping them. Every single day we have to make decisions that affect our lives in one way or another. If for instance you decided to stay home today without permission from your employer instead of going to work, then be prepared to face the repercussions of that decision tomorrow. If you decided to invest in the stock market today instead of buying a piece of land, again, be prepared to live with the results of that decision. Decisions activate either a negative or a positive reaction. When you don’t decide what to do about something, nothing happens. I like what Mhairi McFarlane said; “Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they're made for you, but you can't avoid them.” And that friends is the reality of life. You might be facing some situations that call for some very tough decisions, but unless you become bold enough and make decisions about those situations, you will not... [Continue reading]
Has it ever occurred to you that most people see you as they see themselves, that the things they say about you are the things they themselves are? That’s why some smart people came up with the theory that if you want to catch a thief, send another thief to catch him. Think about that for a minute. What people think about should be none of your business. Even if you find out what their opinion of you is, it cannot change who you are or how you live your life, unless you let it control you by making other people’s thoughts your thoughts. You really cannot control what other people think about you (whether negative or positive), but you can control how you think about YOU. Be comfortable in your own skin. Believe in yourself and not in how others see you. Like someone said, “Be proud of who you are and not ashamed of how someone else sees you”.
People who know who they are don’t waste their time complaining. They have tuned their minds to be positive no matter what. They always look for something to be grateful for. To them, the glass is never half empty; it is always half full. An attitude of gratitude will always create room for more things to be grateful for. This is a proven fact. But what surprises me most is not the fact that gratitude attracts more to be grateful for, but it is the fact that gratitude stirs an inner sense of fulfillment that is inexplicable. It is for this same reason that people who are always complaining seem unhappy and angry at everything they come across including the neighbor’s donkey. Here's the secret: The more you complain, the more you get more reasons to complain. Complaining gives birth to bitterness, resentment, anger, etc. Stop complaining and start appreciating.
Whereas it is good to know your limits, it is equally important to say NO to those limits. The greatest breeder of limits is FEAR. Because of fear many people have settled for less than they should. Because of fear, many people have opted to camp on the roadside instead of climbing to the top of the mountain where their cabins are found. Fear cripples. Fear limits you. The only way to say NO to your limits is by overcoming your fear. Face your fears and your limits will melt away.
Think about that for a minute….Done? Good. Similarly it would be very awkward to find a car “sailing” on water, unless of course it is one of those modified ones that are accustomed to being on both water and land - the ones we see on movies and sci-fi channels. Same case applies to a ship on the road. I mean, how would that even work? It wouldn’t even move an inch on the road without grazing some important parts, but place it in the sea and it preens like a peacock. Here’s the real kicker; there are so many people living the life of a car while in reality they are ships! They play it safe by not going into “sea”, yet unknowingly, they are damaging themselves by playing it safe. Yes. When you are in the wrong place, pursuing the wrong dreams, you are hurting yourself more than you are protecting yourself. There’s this famous nautical saying by Grace Hopper that, "A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for”. Similarly, you playing it safe and being afraid of... [Continue reading]
When I first saw this image, it gave me the creeps. I thought the dog had a peculiar skin disease only to realize that it was actually not a disease but just an illusion caused by the effects of sunlight streaming through a patterned lace curtain, whose pattern flatteringly landed on the dog, causing this eerie looking image. Fear has the same exact effect on humans too. It is an illusion. An illusion that cripples whatever faith anyone might have had, and robs the brain off any potential it might have had. Like someone correctly put it, FEAR is an acronym which stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. In other words, people fear things they don’t quite understand, things that half the time are not even there. This fear is what causes most people to live in a world of "What If”; What if the project doesn’t take off? What if this marriage won’t work? What if this business idea fails? What if my kids don’t turn out as I wish them to? What if. What if. What if. This causes so many... [Continue reading]
Why do we celebrate Easter? ~ Today we are ALIVE because He died and Rose Again. ~ Today our loneliness is gone because He clothed us with His undeserved LOVE for He IS LOVE. ~ Today we are celebrating not His death, but His VICTORIOUS RESURRECTION. ~ Today we can stand strong on His shoulders because on His shoulders we stand tall and ELEVATED. ~ Today we are BLESSED because he took all our curses and replaced them with His immeasurable blessings. ~ Today we are FREE because He took our captivity and gave us His Freedom. ~ Today we are FORGIVEN and SANCTIFIED because He took all our sins and gave us His purity. ~ Today we are healed and completely restored from all our iniquities and diseases because He gave us His Wholeness and took our brokenness. All these gifts are ours, but the only thing we have to do is accept what He fought so hard to give us, what He has willingly gone out and bought for us; and that is Salvation from everything threatening our lives. Will you accept that... [Continue reading]
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why ~ Eddie Cantor
Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest. ~Author Unknown Unfortunately not many people want to take time to think. They want other people to do the thinking for them. No wonder Thomas A. Edison said, “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” There is no challenge in this world that cannot be solved; it only requires for people to think. When you think, it is like having a conversation with yourself. You ask you questions and you answer them. You think through your challenges and you formulate a plan to overcome them. Nobody living in this world knows you better than you know you; you know when you are lying to others (and to yourself), when you are being sensitive or insensitive, when you are being productive or non-productive, when you are being reactive instead of proactive, and when you are being absolutely lazy! I guess I now understand why Apple uses the... [Continue reading]
Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” But let’s face the fact; sometimes life sucks. When you wake up in the morning and realize only one of your hormones left the bed while all the rest are still sleeping; life sucks Worse still, you wake up feeling all sore and tired but you still have to go to a job you hate; life sucks. Then you have to sit in traffic in a public vehicle, full of people some who seriously need a shower and breath mints; life sucks. When you have a boss who can’t seem to understand or appreciate all the hard work you put in and always seems to find fault in the slightest thing you do, even in the way you walk or sneeze; life sucks. When you have a husband or a wife who takes you for granted, who seems to think you are part of the furniture at home or the paint on the walls; life sucks. When you go to the bank to get a few shillings from your already depleted account, yet the cashier at the counter seems... [Continue reading]
I don’t know about you but I really hate it when people are all over my business, seeming to know what is best for my life, especially when they have no contribution towards it. So today I’ll just let the wise men and women of our time speak on my behalf through these ten quotes...… "A hard thing about business is minding your own.” ~ Unknown "A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.” ~ Eric Hoffer "Don't spend so much time analyzing me and my life. Worry about your own, that is obviously where the real issues lie.” ~ Brittany Marcum "When you mind your own business you will never get caught up in all the nonsense.” ~ Gee Linder "If you stop focusing on other people's life you'll have more time to fix your own life.”~ Sonya Parker "You would be very surprise with how much positive changes you could make in your life, if could make it your top priority to... [Continue reading]
You must have heard the saying, “you are what you eat”. That’s true not just for your body but also for your mind. If you constantly feed your body with junk, sooner or later you will see the results. The reverse is also true; if you feed your body with healthy food, exercise daily and maintain a healthy lifestyle all round, then the results will also be evident. The same case applies to your mind. Do you know you become what you feed your mind? If you feed your mind with negativity constantly, you will end up becoming a negativity churning machine. If you feed your mind with positivity, you become a source of constant positive vibes. People will want to come to you just to get infected by your positivity. Here’s something else; whatever you constantly feed your mind, you develop an appetite for that thing. That is why people with some kind of addiction find it hard to break away from it. Why? Because they have developed an appetite for that addiction, and unless they feed it, they... [Continue reading]