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Self and Selfie

I bet you have mastered the selfie; the question now is have we mastered the self?

There is a difference between an image and the true person. The image should not be a cover up or a pretension of the person but the real person should make the image connect with reality and this is what makes it beautiful.

When an honest and competent person gives us a negative comment we should be grateful and take that as a feedback designed to improve the self. But when a dishonest, unethical and incompetent person accuses us of being hard and stubborn, then take that as a compliment. They are operating on different standards.

There is power in the ability to evaluate the self. The key however is objectivity and we may be blindsided. This is why feedback from people we trust is important and we should be willing to accept correction. Successful people are always evaluating and improving themselves. The ones who do not are are usually evaluating and judging others.

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Good Storms

One of the most valuable lessons I have learned in life is that bad situations may seem bad at that moment but in hindsight they were crucial for positive changes imposed on me that I would not have accepted had the times been good and comfortable.

It is always meaningful and fulfilling when you go through obstacles and experience a hard-won accomplishment. Gives you a feeling of joy able to do a difficult thing extremely well.

Always work for something that is beyond our present gratification. And as we grow in wisdom, we’ll realize that our main goal in life are not happiness but Godliness. Not reputation, but character. Not wealth, but virtue. Not fame, but faith.

For all the things shall fade away but the Love of the Lord stands forever! Not all storms come to disrupt your life, many of them come to clear you path.

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Start Walking

Have you ever had a friend correct you? Did he or she approach you gently or get in your face and raise their voice? Were they gentle or rough? Makes all the difference. It’s not always what you say that is wrong, but it’s the way you say it. The next time you need to confront someone about a problem, make sure you choose your words and your tone of voice wisely and skilfully.

Sensitive, serious relationships require serious, faithful commitment and responsibility. And if after a long while you are still confused and cannot figure out where you stand with someone, it might be time to stop standing and to start walking. That may just be your true independence day!

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Good Things, Bad Things

Good things usually require pains. Bad things bring more pains. No one can escape pains; they are part and parcel of our daily living.

There are however two kinds of pains we can choose to have.

– The pain of discipline.
– The pain of regrets.

Trust me. The first one may bring momentary discomfort but will yield good results in the future. The second one will always be more painful in the future if one chooses to escape the first one.

Consequently, there’s the truth and the lie. Truth is like a surgey. It hurts but cures. Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.

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Love God More

The right idea for life and living is not to love things less but to love God more. Self deprivation is not a virtue but self gratification is. And the more our love for God increases the more it loosens our love and hold for money and things. The year is almost over, it’s a good time for us to assess what or who we love more.

The older I get the more I realise how true this is: That I can never boast about my love for God because I fail Him on a regular basis. But I can brag about His love for me because He Never Fails! This realization is also one of the most liberating experience one can ever have in HIM; that we do not and cannot “earn” His Love. But that He loves us because He is love. And that we respond by knowing Him and doing what He says.

Measuring life by what others do to us may disappoint us. But measuring life by what we do to others will add more meaning to our life. The key here is to cultivate gratitude and make it a life mission to help others. This is what brings joy to life and living.

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The Right Company

Hang out with people who force you to level up. We normally do not like them but we need them. And then there are people we need to disappoint. These are the people who want to see us fail. Instead of expending time and energy in anger and bitterness, channel the same into being excellent to prove them wrong. As we succeed… just be quiet. Thank God for His mercy. And let success announce the results for us.

People who are wise are not necessarily silent people. But they have determined when the right time it is to be. The not so wise do not have this skill. They just open their mouths and a lot of useless things begin to flow out of it. We need to develop skilful communication and to be careful with every word we say.

Know this for a fact. Only a few people in our life really care. The others are just curious. So if we have to live our life concerned with what other people say or do, then we would not be happy. Just do what is right and stick to it.

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Love Matters

Love matters. Love conquers all. It has been said that people who love deeply may die of old age. Better to lose your pride for the one you love than to lose your love because of the pride you have.

To fail means you’ve TRIED. To hurt means you’ve LOVED. To survive means you’ve LEARNED. And no matter what the situation is, GOD IS WITH US. NO REASON to QUIT. And no reason to doubt God’s love.

Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any selfish expectation. This is key to happiness and fulfillment.

And make time for people who make you feel extra special.

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Guard The Heart

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

A happy heart makes a person’s face beautiful. A joyful heart makes a person’s life delightful. A peaceful heart makes a person’s life restful. A spirit-filled heart makes a person’s life meaningful and wonderful. Guard your heart for it is the well-spring of your life. Have a restful weekend!