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.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Isn’t Easy

Getting out of your comfort zone isn’t easy, especially if you are reserved or introverted by nature. But it takes courage and faith to believe that you’re walking toward your God-given purpose. If you believe your goal is tied to what God would have you to do, then know that He often sends people into uncomfortable situations. He told Abraham to leave his country and his family and go to a land He was going to show him—later  (Genesis 12:1). He sent an insecure Moses to Egypt to rescue the Israelites from slavery—and He told him it wasn’t going to be easy because Pharaoh wouldn’t let them go easily (Exodus 3). When Jesus was approached by a rich young man who wanted to know what he had to do to gain eternal life, Jesus told the man to sell his belongings and give to the poor, and that he would have treasure in heaven. But the man didn’t want to give up his earthly possessions and chose to walk away (Mark 10:17-22). The man didn’t have the faith to let go of temporary riches to inherit eternal riches.
The writer of Hebrews defines faith as “ the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”[1] Not only could Abraham not see the land God was going to give him, but also he had no idea where God was leading him. Yet he had faith that God would fulfill that promise. So he went. Moses was pretty nervous about what God was sending him to do. He even questioned God’s choice of him when he declared he couldn’t speak that well to face Pharaoh with such demands. But he went, and you know the rest of the story.



[1] Hebrews 11



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Friday, October 27, 2017

What Love’s Got To Do With Taking Risks And Living Your Best Life?


You may be wondering what love’s got to do with taking risks and living your best life. It has everything to do with it.
No matter what kind of goal you set in life or what resources you use to reach it, if you don’t do it from a place a love for others, it won’t really amount to much in the end. Love is the most important gift God has invested in us (1 Corinthians 13:2)._There is a quote I really like. In essence, it says we must love with great care and courage, because loving others requires us to be our most vulnerable selves. And I think that’s what pursuing your goals and pressing through uncomfortable situations to reach them is all about–being vulnerable. But know that vulnerability does not equal weakness. As a matter of fact, Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability in a TED Talk.[1] But I want to get back to the notion of love being a part of the equation of success.
To be successful requires being rich in respect and love and free from envy and hate. Yes, you need to feel good about the success of others and show great generosity of heart. And you may think this sounds crazy, but it’s always better to love than to be loved.



[1] https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability/up-next

To be successful requires being rich in respect and love and free from envy and hate. Yes, you need to feel good about the success of others and show great generosity of heart. And you may think this sounds crazy, but it’s always better to love than to be loved.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Winners Go the Extra Mile

Winners know that if they want to really succeed in their career, school, or life, they have to go above and beyond. They give the people around them – whether it’s co-workers, clients, family or friends -- more than is expected and, in return, they’re generously rewarded with loyalty, prospects, promotions, opportunity, and money.
They don’t concentrate on “What’s In It for Me” like some people do. They don’t consider whether or not something is fair or whether they’ll be remunerated or acknowledged for more effort. Instead, they focus on surpassing expectation, paying extra attention to detail, and providing quality work above all else.


Keeping these winning habits in mind and soon you will think like a winner and have the successful life you dream of. 

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 ...