Family, Gratitude, Happiness, Humility, ISA for All, Life Lessons, Love, Most Valuable Things, Relationships, Things Money Can't Buy, Think Positive

Give and Gift

GIVE and GIFT are in the word forgiveness. When I decide to forgive someone who has wronged me, that is a GIFT that I GIVE to that person. And when I have decided to move on without the person with no bitterness at all – though I may remember the offence and the betrayal of trust as a lesson learned; and now with no need to have anything to do with him or her, then that is a gift I am giving to myself.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. I am sure you are grateful to a lot of people who have helped you. So now go and unwrap the gift and let them know. It’s a perfect time to do that this Christmas season.

And here’s how to bring our actions to the next level according to William Arthur Ward… Do more than care: HELP. Do more than believe: PRACTICE. Do more than belong: PARTICIPATE. Do more than be fair: BE KIND. Do more than forgive: FORGET. Do more than dream: WORK.

Personality Development, Purpose

Give It Your Best Shot

To be the best is not possible for everyone. Imagine a world full of 7+ billion best people? Doesn’t even make sense. Life does not demand from us to be the best. But it is good for us to give it our best shot.

Always shoot to deliver more and better than what is required. This concept is called “excellence.” Make this your daily theme.

Life is not a dress rehearsal. The curtain is up and we are on, so let’s go out there and give it our best shot.

For those of you who are working on calendar year, it’s two months before the year ends. If you are exceeding targets, do not cruise; give it all you’ve got to know how far you can really go. It’s called stretching.

And if you are behind target do not despair; don’t give up; not now. Put more intensity into what you do and give it your best shot. Numbers are mere indication but efforts matter. There is always dignity and fulfillment in best efforts. Go for it.

Fight or Flight, Humility, Life Lessons, Personality Development, Purpose, Relationships

Quiet People

Quiet people are not necessarily lonely, they may actually be enjoying the silence. People who are loud may not exactly be happy, sometimes they are just good in disguising their sadness. Appearance never tell the entire story.

There’s now what is called “disconnection anxiety”. This is when there’s no Wi-Fi or low-batt or no book or no television. And people become so anxious they don’t know how to handle the situation anymore.

Technology does not have a soul. You and I have. Learn to quiet the soul and be attuned to its Maker.

In the workplace, there are people who do not work much but are good in grabbing credit. There are those who quietly do the work and enjoy their accomplished work. One day the deficiencies of the fakers will be revealed. Meanwhile the quiet performers continue to upgrade their capabilities reaping their rewards. There’s no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.

Achieving Dream, Fight or Flight, ISA for All, Life Lessons, Love, Most Valuable Things, The Right Choice, Think Positive

To Be A Winner

If we want to be a winner, then we have to stop thinking like we are the victim. If we want to achieve great things then we have to stop thinking small. Let’s take charge and be responsible for the choices we make.

It’s one thing when someone accomplishes something, but isn’t it better when a team achieves something together and everyone can celebrate? Talent may win games, but teamwork and team play win championships. A person may be a superstar but when the team does not win, the personal victory is not meaningful.

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skille to accomplish his goals.” ~Larry Bird

Fight or Flight, Gratitude, Humility, ISA for All, Life Lessons, Things Money Can't Buy, Think Positive

Had a Bad Day?

So you have had a bad day. I have. All of us do from time to time. Someone said this and has served as a good reminder for me. Perhaps this can help you too: Having a bad day doesn’t mean you have had a bad life.

So let’s get over it and move on. Tomorrow will be better.

Put your hand on your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. Don’t give up!

We cannot get everyone to agree with us. That is a fact. Some would not even like us. There will be haters. There will be criticism. There will be those who love to bad mouth. And there will be those who will doubt you.

Just stick to the truth and focus on doing what is right. Truth will one day prove them wrong. Don’t play their game.

Here is the key: If you can’t beat them NEVER join them. Not worth it at all.

Sometimes we have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of our life.

Achieving Dream, Gratitude, Humility, ISA for All, Life Lessons, Most Valuable Things, Team Building, Think Positive

Energy Vampires

People are always unavailable for people who are constantly complaining and angry all the time. It’s not that they are insensitive, it is simply because their energy are zapped and their beauty is uglified by all that negativity. Put on a smile on your face and be an encourager instead. The world opens up to you in terms of friendship and opportunities.

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers. But most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you.

Some people equate the worth of a person with the work he or she produces. That is all so wrong. You are worth so much not because of what you do but because of what Christ has done for you on the cross. This is why only Christ gives intrinsic worth. No need to feel sorry for yourself. You are worth so much in the eyes of The One who have His life for you.

Fight or Flight, Humility, ISA for All, Life Lessons, Most Valuable Things, The Right Choice

Saying Sorry

Saying sorry is important and it works. But saying sorry works only when a mistake is done but not when trust is broken.

So in life as in business, we can afford to make mistakes, say sorry and repair the mistakes. But we can never afford to break trust. Forgiving is easy but forgetting and trusting again takes a long time and is sometimes impossible.

We make mistakes. We apologise and say, I am sorry. But make sure we do not mess up an apology with an excuse. “I am sorry… BUT… the reason why I did what I did…” This is not an apology because the word BUT nullifies the effort. Genuine apology also means the correction of the wrong that has been done. Repair for the damage has to be initiated. This is the responsibility of the one who did the wrong. If this part is missing the process is incomplete.

We all have made mistakes and there are many who want reform and recovery. When the intention is honest and sincere, there is no longer any need to bring up the past of a person when the same person is trying to improve his or her future.

ISA for All, Life Lessons, Think Positive

The Thought Life Conversations

How are you dealing with the thoughts you are having? Are they healthy? If you are having negative thoughts, you need to dismiss them. Replace them with positive thoughts that are channeled towards seeking opportunities for good things and growth. Thoughts are crucial conversations that takes place in our mind.

Here is a good thing to consider: Everything in this world can be an inspiration – discover it. Every moment that passes is precious & irreplaceable – cherish it. Every person we meet is a gift – value the relationship. Everything that happens in life has a purpose – thank God for it. Life is beautiful beyond measure – treasure it.

No matter how good things are in our life, there is always a challenge that needs to be addressed. On the other hand, no matter how difficult things are in our life at the moment, there is always something good that we can thank God for. A grateful heart pulls us through every time all the time.