Looking For The Ideal Life
OK, during your life; you have spent many years in the perfect relationship, your career has been rewarding, money is never an issue, your health couldn’t be better and you are living your dream life day in and day out… come on… get real here. Stuff happens to all of us – some stuff we have brought on ourselves while other things may have broadsided us out of nowhere, but in the end no one escapes pain, struggle, adversity, problems, disappointment and even failure sooner or later.How to Control My Elephant
This article is about self motivation. Awareness, consistency, and goal setting are keys to personal success and self motivation.
THE WILL AND THE WAY are two entirely different concepts, sometimes as far from each other as East is to West. We have desires to change well before we are likely to achieve the change we seek to make.Respect Your Efforts, Respect Yourself
Contrary to popular belief, self-discipline does not mean being hard on yourself, or having a restrictive lifestyle. It means self-control, which is a result of inner strength, and it is vital for success today’s world. Delayed gratification, focus, work ethic, perseverance, commitment and a standard of excellence are the staples of a successful person. We live in an information age, and there is no doubt that knowledge of how to succeed in various areas of our lives is very common. However, it’s not the truth that we know that sets us free, but the truth that we know and apply. Positive change is intentional, and self-discipline allows us to take our lives off auto-pilot and steer towards continuous improvement.Learning Versus Unlearning
Learned a lesson recently? How about some new information that changed some aspect of your life? Do you consider yourself a life-long learner or someone who only learns what is required for a new task, job or career? Whether we like it or not we are all learning every day, but the question remains – are you learning with an open mind or are you resisting new learning with every fiber of your being?Words – How Powerful Are They?
Death and Life, says the Holy Bible, are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. The way we make expressions or talk can either make or mar us. A positive remark made on an individual can change his/her life for good. In the same vein a negative statement made about a person can ruin the person’s life forever. Therefore we should mind the way we make utterances.Faithfulness – The Most Enduring Virtue
ENDURANCE seems to be the greatest test of life, when it is all said and done. We can all venture forward on a course of action for a day or a week or a month, but can we continue, faithfully, and make the course of action part of who we are?The Key to Motivation
Motivation has come to embody a pivotal role in people’s lives within the developed world. Those from non-English speaking countries often lament how lazy we are in English speaking countries. Work ethic remains consistently high within the Asian and European countries. This cultural ethos is passed down from generations and instilled in their young.Praise God When the Only Way Is Up
God is interested in us to a point beyond our comprehension. God can never not be interested in our lives. Therefore, when we have received that crushing blow, when we have been taken down far below where we’ve ever been, God is there, and it’s his role to retrieve us by his Shepherd’s hook.Commit Me!
Ever have one of those days where everything you’ve planned has fallen through? Where you’re frustrated and just want to give up for the day?How to Overcome Any Obstacle
“In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the King’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.Motivation and Chess
Chess can be a very motivating game – at least, I find, when you win! But it’s very painful when you find yourself being ground down and inevitably in a position where you are going to lose. You know it – you can see it from far off – you try to stop it – you try to reverse that bad position you are in, but your opponent relentlessly takes advantage of your weakened condition, exploits the gaps in your defence, and ultimately out-thinks you to defeat. So, you sit looking, sadly, at what might have been. Ah! It’s wonderful to see a grandmaster in action; they may take on 20 players a time, pausing for little more than one second as they go from player to player and making a move. This of course is, for relatively inexperienced players at that level, quite unsettling: one gets the same kind of experience playing a computer. You move, and you have taken some time to think about the move, the computer responds immediately, and this undermines your confidence, your faith, in your own move. If the response if so obvious, then how can what you have done be good?