Nothing worth doing is ever easy. Your dreams, goals, and desires will always be equally matched with opposition. You will typically be forced to operate with limits and disadvantages.
If this is true, why is it that some people still get what they want? Are they more fortunate than us? Did they get some type of “leg up on us?” In most cases, this is not so. It’s much more simple than that.
People who achieve simply make up in their mind to do what they can. Regardless of circumstance. No matter the opposition. They take action. Perhaps not the action they prefer. But definitely all they can. …
In times of great difficulty, it’s easy to feel disconnected from what is real, and unsure of what is true. We have a term for this feeling. It’s called lost.
Lost is defined as, “unable to find one’s way; not knowing one’s whereabouts. (of a person) very confused or insecure or in great difficulties. (of time or an opportunity) not used advantageously; wasted.”
Simply put, when we experience the condition of being lost, we feel the full weight of uncertainty. We feel insufficient to find answers to our problems. …
It’s a strange thing, to wake up on occasion, excited about the day. Yet other times, it’s an absolute chore to roll out of bed. What could possibly be the difference maker in these two scenarios?
In my opinion, I believe it’s the power of purpose. Purpose, being defined as, “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.”
What a powerful word! And yes, it is the power of this word that moves mankind into action. You see we are designed, or purposed, to fulfill the potential of our existence. Yet given the dignity of choice to choose how we will respond to our purpose. …
How many days have ended where you just felt cheated. The day didn’t go like you planned. Something unexpected came up and took control.
We all have these days. And if we think about it, these days happen much more often than we’d hope. So what can be done about these dissatisfying days that we feel cheated?
Well on the surface, nothing. Those days are lived out, but not necessarily to be repeated. Therefore the only thing we can do about yesterday and to learn from it. To figure out what we liked and what we didn’t like. …
It’s amazing how uncertainty is the new normal. Things are constantly changing. And there is no guarantee of what each day holds. But truthfully, this is how things have always been. No one ever has ever been given the promise of tomorrow. Let alone the end of the day. We are merely living out each moment.
This pandemic reminds us not to take for granted the time we’re giving and the opportunities we experience. It’s teaching us to be grateful for the small things and every moment we see. But what we can’t do is lose faith and abandon our future. …
In an age of attention seeking, and quite frankly confusion. It’s very important that we ask ourselves this question:
What do I want to be known for?
Think about how important that question is!
This is a “North Star” statement. Because this requires us to evaluate our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, etc. Not just for the moment. But in perpetuity.
We’re talking LEGACY!
Imagine if we applied this kind of thinking to our daily interactions with others. What if we took our reputations serious, and considered the affect of what we say and do? …