Always See Your Life As Being “INCREDIBLE”

If you were to get everything you wanted, now… all at once: What would there be to look forward to? What would there be to hope for? What would your future look like? What would you wait in expectation for tomorrow?

~ P. Williamson

 

I’ve notice that in the past, like many people, I was always wishing I was doing something different, thinking about what I would do in the future, making plans for my life to come, reading (with jealousy) about cool things other people were doing. Continue reading Always See Your Life As Being “INCREDIBLE”

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When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way… Don’t Settle For Less

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela

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In reality, life should not be a journey to the grave. It should be lived on purpose with the intent for it to be an exciting adventure.

Each day, it is important to remember that, life has put you in the driver’s seat … and you can travel in any direction you choose. But, being better… having better… and living better, will require strategic moves – in the right direction.

There’s an ever-present underlying feeling that most of us have that we could be doing things better. That we’re not sure how to live life. That we’re doing things wrong. That everyone else is better.

Don’t allow those types of thoughts to cause you to over-compensate, and do too much… by forcing things to happen for you too quickly. Be good at what you do… and give better things time to happen.

Try to improve your life… but don’t feel bad when things don’t change as rapidly as you expect them to. Also, never seek comfort in anything that will cause you to be distracted from what you know your true purpose to be.

Take a moment, sometimes, and pause where you are. Soak in the current state of the room where you are. Stay in tune with your own state of mind. Just notice what it feels like to be alive… and to have life.

Now see how this moment is enough. Just as it is. Without any need for improvement. It is a wonder, and there’s no need for more. Yet when there is a need for more, if you are doing all of the little things well that are right in front of you every day… then more will happen.

Remember this simple fact: When you have done all you can to do all you can, pray about it. Prayer changes things. Put the things in GOD’s hand that seem out of reach for you. Allow GOD to change those things in His own time for you, and you will come to realize that your life will turn out to be absolutely wonderful.

 

Don’t Do Everything, “Just Because” Everyone Else Is…

Choose your path. Having a happy life is about making your own choices. The way everyone else does things won’t work for you all the time. That’s a simple, but true fact. A life filled with possessions does not equal happiness. And, just because everyone else thinks something should be done a certain way, it doesn’t mean it’s the best way, or the only way.

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When it comes to others, be helpful, compassionate, be kind and be grateful. However, you should never try to live up to their expectations. To live your life freely, you have to free yourself from the shackles of meaningless customs that other people set up for their lives, so you can live a life of spontaneity and freedom. Continue reading Don’t Do Everything, “Just Because” Everyone Else Is…

Lessons about Life and Success: What You Should Know

When you fail, life is not over! No matter how many times you have failed in the past… it’s time to get up and try again. Take a deep breath. Exhale. “Let the journey begin!” Today is your new beginning… You have access to unlimited possibilities. So put your hands on the wheel… and Drive! Your future success awaits you.

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The road to reach your DREAMS is not a red-carpet event. So don’t expect life to celebrate you. The road is mostly a rough one that leads to a lot of ‘One way’ streets. But don’t let it scare you… and don’t turn around – keep going.

When you gain momentum… and reach the freeway of success, if all seems like smooth sailing, don’t get too comfortable. There are quite a few toll booths. You’ll have to pay the price. Still, don’t spend time arguing at the toll booth that the price is too high, because everyone has to pay the price to travel on the highway to success. Pay what you owe… and keep driving.

This is your life – don’t lose precious time! You have none to waste! You have an urgent appointment with your destiny… and you shouldn’t be late.

There will be some issues with traffic jams… but keep your cool – if you’re a smart driver, you know how to maneuver, and which lanes to choose to stay with the flow of traffic.

Once you reach your destination… ACT like you belong there. The access you’re given is not a mistake… it comes from GOD. So use it wisely… and remember where He’s brought you from.

The closer you get to success, don’t expect life to hug you, or congratulate you. LIFE does not give out hugs! It will reward you… but it will continue to give you tough love. That’s good medicine, so take it in stride, and it will help you grow into a strong self-sufficient person.

Life won’t try to lead you one way or the other… it lets you decide where you want to go and what you want to do. Therefore, you have to choose your own path. However, if you choose wisely, GOD has it set up so that LIFE will point you in the direction He destined you to go, from the moment you were created.

So…, put all of your hopes, your dreams, your expectations… and everything else about your LIFE, in GOD’s hands. Pray diligently, and allow GOD to direct your paths. If you do that, you will enjoy all the success that GOD and LIFE have to offer.

 

How To Stay With GOD’s Plan For Your Life

GOD has a vested interest in everything about you. In fact, the total plan for your life – your future and your happiness – is in GOD’s hands. He said, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11. You should never worry. What can harm you or come against you – if GOD is for you? Nothing? So what’s happening in your life right now… is all a part of GOD’s plan.

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GOD’s plans are always good! His plans are STAMPED with His seal of approval… and they are designed to bring you hope. That’s something you can depend on. You can believe in it… get happy, and smile about it. Why worry, when it will serve no purpose at all in your life? Stick with the plan. Don’t get bent out of shape about: Continue reading How To Stay With GOD’s Plan For Your Life

Life Can’t Be Simply Lived…It Has To Be Lived Well

Life goes on… Whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown. Or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could’ve been.” ~ Unknown

Life is a great gift. GOD gives it to each person in its rawest form. And, it’s up to each individual to custom design it… in order to get the most out of it. Therefore, life can’t be simply lived…, but it has to be lived well. There are people, though, who live without any design at all, and only pass through the world – day by day – like straws on a river. They have no get up and go… instead; they wish to be carried through life, as if life owes them a free ride.

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Each day, life must be measured by thought, faith and action…, and not by time. That’s how you find purpose. Purpose brings happiness. So you have to know that you can be happiest when you work well with others… because life is all about give and take. But you have to learn to give, more than you receive. Continue reading Life Can’t Be Simply Lived…It Has To Be Lived Well

Cope With Loss: But Keep Living

Losing a loved one is never easy. No matter who you are… it affects you. It makes you grieve and question GOD. You might ask, “GOD WHY. What did I do to deserve this pain?” In reality, though, it has nothing to do with you at all. Death is a part of Life.

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Like many of you, I have lost a sibling, close friends, cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Somehow, though, losing my father put life into perspective. For sure… more than any other loss I have dealt with, his passing brought Death closer to my door steps – and made it more REAL than any other time in my life. It let me know that each day that passes… brings us all ONE DAY and ONE STEP closer to eternity. Therefore, it certainly makes me place my focus on GOD… and appreciate life just a little bit more. Continue reading Cope With Loss: But Keep Living