IMG_20140127_071115Are you feeling that no matter what you do, you are running into obstacles? You try one thing and another and they aren’t working? Are you struggling with a big decision you have to make? Or perhaps you are in a situation that doesn’t feel right? JUST GIVE IT TIME! 

In the past and even today, this has worked out for me. Keep fighting. You are not alone. Keeping pushing. P.U.S.H. Pray Until Something Happens! When we are in the midst of the storm, it is hard to see the beautiful rainbow and sunlight ahead.  JUST GIVE IT TIME! 

I found this wonderful video that says much more than I can about Give it time! Live a Diamond Life! Live a Life of Purpose! 

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What you sow in your mind today is what you will reap in your reality tomorrow. Plant wisely. Plant self-confidence, not self-doubt. Plant abundance, not lack. Plant creativity, not destruction. Plant positive, not negative. Plant success, not failure.

Then water those self-confidence, abundance, creative and positive thoughts with plans to fulfill them. Nurture them with actions that will make them grow strong. When external wind-gusts of the naysayers come against them, the positive, powerful thoughts will stand firm in your mind; confidently rooted.

Share those positive thoughts, plans and actions with others so they will bask in the Sunshine of Success. Your success.  As you sow, so shall you reap. Sow successful thoughts, to reap success.

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Make Your Circumstances

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

You have decided to pursue what you know to be your purpose in life, but the path to that purpose isn’t quite clear. You encounter obstacles or you have not come across favorable circumstances that will result in you achieving that purpose, that dream. As George Bernard Shaw stated in the previous quote, make them.  Make your circumstances!

This means you have to be courageous and have a strong belief in yourself and your dreams. You must think of the ways you can connect to the people, places and things that will create those favorable circumstances.  Ask yourself: 1) What actions do I have to take?  2) With whom do I have meet/talk? 3) Where do I have to go to be in the right place? Notice that “make” is a verb, an action word. Successful people often have to make the circumstances they need to fulfill their dreams.                                                         Make your circumstances! 

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Practice = Performance

Over the Holiday Season, I had the opportunity to assist the Sunday school teacher, Ms. Jeannie, at the church I attend with the children’s rehearsal for the Christmas play. She had me work with the kids that were assigned major roles in the play. I was very impressed by the children’s ability to memorize their lines in such a short timeframe. We practiced off to the side of the stage until they were called onstage to practice there.

It was interesting to see that onstage they became very shy and their voices and delivery were off-key. Ms. Jeannie stopped them in the middle of the first session and told them that what they were doing was not good enough. She proclaimed that how they practice would be the way they would perform the day of the event. She challenged them to give it their all. These words seem to hit the right note with the kids. They improved their performance in speaking their lines and using body language to match their words.

Ms. Jeannie’s proclamation struck a chord in me as well about how we approach some situations in our lives. How many times have we, you and I, simply approached a task half-heartedly when we are practicing them? On the day we have to present before our managers, customers, family, and/or audience, our performance is also half-hearted. We don’t give it our all; thus, we appear to be unprepared. We don’t shine like we ought to shine. Perhaps we may follow the advice of the old poem:

“If a task is once begun,
Never leave it till it’s done.
Be the labor great or small,
Do it well or not at all.” ~ Anonymous

I wasn’t present when the children performed the Christmas play, but I heard that it went well. The children received great accolades from their proud parents and those that attended the event. Ms. Jeannie set a high bar and the children raised theirs to meet it. We can do the same. The next time you approach a task that you really don’t enjoy, either decide not to do it and give it to someone that has the passion for it; or change your view and decide to do the best you can. You never know who might be watching you and will be impressed by your performance. You may shine bright like a           Diamond! 

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