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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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Making Mistakes

“Oops!” So familiar an expression of mine every time I make a mistake. Over the years I have made tons of them. Maybe you have too. So here is a lesson I have learned and will share this with you.

Of course we make mistakes. We all do. But some people live with it and others fix it. The thing to do is to own it and stop the blame game. Then reconfigure a way to deal with it. Make past mistakes work for you. We make mistakes. Yes. We all do. And when we do we must be

1. Big enough to admit those mistakes.
2. Strong enough to correct them.
3. Smart enough to profit from them.
4. Wise enough not to repeat them.

Mistakes become lessons and failures become tuition and all these help us do better and be better. Just KISS! Keep It Simple, Stupid!

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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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Relationships Matter

When it comes to friendship, favors are stronger currencies compared to money. Help without expecting anything in return for if you do, then it is no longer a favour and neither is it a help; it becomes a transaction.

When it comes to business we need to invest in relationships. This way, we’ll get a good return. A great percentage of our business should be a repeat business if we’ll prioritize relationship over much income. When it comes to employment do not burn bridges. This way you can still bank on future possibilities. Relationships matter.

On the other hand, some people claim they are your friends but they are reliable only when it is convenient. True friends are true when they are there during times of troubles. This is why you and I should make ourselves available when our friends are in their times of need. This is the true test of friendship.

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Never Fails

Here’s a nice quote that I would like to share with you: LIFE is BEAUTIFUL. Don’t spoil your day by looking at the negative things of life. Instead look at GOD’s creations around us. New day after a long night. Rainbow after the rain. Solution to a problem. Help in times of need. These things bring us new hope. GOD’s love never fails.

We have strength when we know our weaknesses. We are beautiful when we know our flaws. We have wisdom when we learn from our mistakes. You and I are works in progress.

And this is why there is something wrong with anyone who insists that he or she is right every time. Live life with humility knowing that God’s Grace is there for those who are willing to accept it. Life is never about success; it is always about progress.

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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.

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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.

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Advice and Suggestions

Have you ever given advice or a suggestion and someone responded with “You’re not my boss!” or “Who died and left you in charge?” Too often, we want to run our own lives according to our own plans, and we see help from others as interference. This is not good.

Some people are over confident even in their errors and refuse to accept the ideas of others. They defend their stand to the death. This is not a good thing. The ability to withhold judgment, consider differing views, assessing them and doing due diligence is the key towards arriving at truthful information that form the bases for one’s decision. This is a leadership skill that has to be trained and developed.

Successful people love to hear advice including things they do not want to hear but they need to hear. This is humility and they get to enjoy the benefits later on.