Monday, January 8, 2018

Character Is Critical to Your Success

Your character comprises the mental and moral qualities distinctive to your unique personality. And winners are known by the mental and moral qualities they exhibit every day in any given situation.
            What is moral character, and do we need it to live a healthy and prosperous life? Moral character can be defined as a set of qualities that makes somebody distinctive, especially as it relates to her state of mind and how she expresses her feelings. What comes to mind are qualities such as integrity, courage, and a conscience of what’s right and wrong. It's innate qualities like these that attract others. So, when you set out to accomplish a goal, your moral compass is almost as critical in guiding you toward success as your outlook.  Your moral character also shapes your thinking and informs your attitude. It is your public reputation—shaped by how honest of a person others view you to be—that is on display for others to see, and they will judge you by it. The right attitude will draw the right people to you. So, let’s examine what it means to be poor in spirit.

            To be poor in spirit is to realize that nothing you have is more important than achieving your specific goal. Knowing this, you should be willing to part with anything that may hinder you from achieving your goal. That is why Jesus said, “No one of you can be my disciple who does not give up all his own possessions” (Luke 14:33). When you show that you are willing to give up whatever it takes to be successful, it will produce great results. It has been said that your attitude determines your altitude. How you think and feel about yourself and your ability to succeed at whatever you set your mind to will determine how far you’ll go or high you’ll climb the ladder of success.
Attitudes are the established ways of responding to people and situations. Your beliefs or values typically shape your attitude, which is manifested through your behavior. If you take your attitude and apply it toward achieving your goals, nothing will be able to prevent you from reaching your destination. Anything that stops your progress will be deemed a hindrance. Relationships, possessions, and even ideas can all be hindrances if they block your productivity. The most important thing is what you are willing to give up to accomplish your goal. So, you must decide if the thing that prevents you from obtaining what you’re seeking is worth giving up. Is it a relationship that’s stifling your growth? Is a dead-end job that you’ve long outgrown? Is it a bad case of self-doubt? Is it a non-supportive friend? If you find that you’re having trouble achieving a goal, what is standing in your way? When you identify the answer, you must make an important, life-changing decision of what is more important to you: your goals or the thing that hinders you.
            Attitudes will drive your behavior! Even your body language is a result of your mental attitude. Whatever you think and meditate on will eventually show up in your posture, your facial expression, your walk, and so on. When choosing your attitude, you emit that mood and send out a message that everyone around you pretty much understands, consciously or unconsciously. In other words, your attitude is your first line of exposure to a person.
You should live by a code of ethics and a standard of conduct, especially if you want to live a healthy and prosperous life. You must keep in mind that attitudes shaped by moral character contrast positive values with negative values. To achieve success, you must express a positive attitude overall and not in isolation.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Remove Negative People and Influences



It can be challenging to get rid of the destructive voices inside your head when you are surrounded by people who are cynical. Once you start to hear negative words all the time or feel negative attitudes, it's difficult not to agree with them. Oftentimes you won't even notice negativity and your positive outlook on things start to dissolve. While there are many way for you to deal with negative people, it simply may be best for you stop communicating and interacting with them. People who are verbally negative all the time are most likely having negative thoughts, too. Individuals like this can be toxic and you don't need that in your life when you are trying to improve your thinking and your life.

Thinking positively and also having positive influences will have a lasting effect on your 






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Friday, December 15, 2017

Seek Greatness

If loving yourself is something you struggle with, the first thing you must do is choose to love yourself—even if you don’t feel that way. More than a feeling, love is an action—it’s a choice. Here are some more tips for learning to love yourself:

•    Act as though you love yourself. Fake it until you’ll make it!
•    Renew your attitude regularly. Check your negativity at the door.
•    Always seek opportunities to grow and improve.
•    Nurture your appearance. If you’re not pleased with the way you dress or wear your hair, change it up to boost your confidence.
•    Be specific about what you need and want, and tell yourself you deserve it.
•    Seek greatness.

•    Welcome the disciplining and stretching that comes with striving to be great and see it as a validation that you’re worthy of greatness.  

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

How To Live Through Difficult Moments

Being able to live through difficult moments, no matter how hard, is highly dependent on your outlook on life. As I mentioned just a few sentences ago, I was extremely depressed after my wife passed away. My family and friends did their very best to keep a smile on my face; their love and care saw me through many nights of pain and loneliness. But I had something to live for: my three sons. Knowing that I had to care for them and be at my best emotionally, mentally, and physically gave me a sense of hope and a reason to smile even through my sadness. Because I got through that incredibly dark season, I can say with great confidence today that success in any situation is attainable for you and me
       Living your best life requires infinite smiling! Being able to smile at all times, or better said, being able to laugh through good and bad times, strengthens you. There’s even a proverb that backs this up: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”[1]  If you don’t learn how to smile even through life’s darkest moments, trust me—your grief and disappointment will swallow you whole. So, the key is finding that something, searching through the dust of disappointment to find that one shining stone of hope that reminds you there is life beyond the tears and that the tears you shed will only make you better and more prepared to handle what comes with being in the winner’s circle of life. My "something" happened to be my sons.
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[1] Proverbs 17:22, NIV

Monday, November 20, 2017

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

What Love Got To Do With It? "

Every Sunday, my pastor ends our worship service by reminding the congregation to “love somebody, love everybody.” That’s what winning is truly about. More than acquiring wealth, gaining prestige and fame, or being promoted, you win when you show compassion toward others and when you desire to see people live fruitful and satisfying lives. I believe what my pastor means by that is if you show love, love will return to you. Likewise, when you give, you will receive. When you share—resources, knowledge, time—others will share with you. When you help people, people will go out of their way to help you. Bottom line: if you want to be successful in life, help someone. Then watch what happens next.


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Making Your Dreams Come True Starts with Helping Others


Making Your Dreams Come True Starts with Helping Others 

Lailah Gifty Akita said, “Never believe those who say you can’t. You can make it in life. Believe in your dreams. You can make all your dreams come true.”
 
 Everyone has a dream or passion, and we are empowered by God’s grace to walk it out in this life. Most people hope to one day look over their lives and declare they are living well. One of the marks of success is living well, and it should be. However, to make your dreams a reality requires your giving as much as you receive. It involves encouraging and guiding others. As Jesus Himself teaches us, it’s always better to give than to receive.


Character Is Critical to Your Success

Character Is Critical to YourSuccess Your character comprises the mental and moral qualities distinctive to your unique personality. And ...