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Patience Day 11 -Times To Be Patient vs. Times To Act

August 30, 2018 Leave a comment
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Times To Be Patient vs. Times To Act

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We’ve already talked a bit about when patience can be a bad thing. I’d like to expand on that a bit today by addressing how to know when it’s time to be patient and when it’s better to take action. There’s often a fine line in these matters, so let’s take a look at some signs to know a leap of faith may be in order. Telling the difference between times to be patient versus times to act is delicate, but knowing just a few tips can help you move from indecision to positive action.

When You Truly Want Something

Have you had a dream for so long that you can’t remember a time when it wasn’t something you wanted? If so, why haven’t you acted on it? Wanting something desperately is a clear sign you need to take some kind of action. Being patient simply isn’t cutting it anymore. Reflect on the goals you’ve always wanted or those that have been at the back of your mind for a long time. Decide which are of most importance to you and then start to make a plan for how to reach them. Even if you’re just starting with baby steps, you’re at least taking some action. And that’s better than doing nothing. “Faith without works is dead.”

When in Doubt

If you’re starting to have a nagging suspicion a promise someone has made you is never going to come to fruition, it’s probably time to stop being patient. Waiting around for others can be frustrating and, frankly, a little demeaning. It can take away your awareness of action. Instead, hop into action and let them know you’re no longer depending on them to come through for you. Go ahead and do the thing you’d been waiting for on your own or find someone reliable who will help you. It can be difficult to realize that not everyone has your best interests at heart, but also quite liberating. Hear my testimony about waiting patiently for someone to help me who never did and a testimony about one of my family members who was waiting patiently for someone to change in a relationship on the teaching audio. Here is again is the link https://stme.in/RCOzXUbF03

When Perfection Is Holding You Back

Sometimes perfectionism is disguised as patience. You may think you’re being patient by not going for what you want or trying something new. What may actually be at play is your intense need for perfection or some other negative emotion such as fear or insecurity. Dig deep to discover what it is that’s keeping you from making that move. Once you’ve identified it, kick that bad boy to the curb. You don’t need to let fear, insecurity or perfectionism keep you stuck. Take action to push past them and live the life you deserve.

These are merely a few examples of the times you should act rather than being patient. I’m sure you can think of more. It’s my hope that today’s teaching will help you to recognize when you may be relying on patience as a means of not taking the action you desire. Once you start noting the difference, you’ll start to feel much stronger and in control of your life.

 

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Patience Day 10 – Reflect On When You’ve Been Too Impatient

August 29, 2018 Leave a comment

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It’s a fact of life. Sometimes we’re going to be impatient, and we’re also going to feel bad about it. Perhaps we’ve hurt someone’s feelings due to our lack of patience or maybe we’ve made a fool of ourselves because we let our frustration get the best of us. It happens. We’re only human. It’s what you do about these lapses that really matters. Let’s take a look at how to reflect on what you’ve been too impatient and how to handle such situations.

Recognize Impatience Has Occurred

First, it’s important to recognize your impatient transgression. Sometimes it can be tempting to just push such things under the rug, but doing so rarely helps us to do better in the future. It’s when we acknowledge our weaknesses or mistakes that we can correct them. So take time to admit what has happened so that you can deal with it. You definitely need to admit the issue to yourself. It can also be helpful to admit your mistake to others if you’ve hurt someone or caused hard feelings.

Reflect on the Incident

Once you’ve recognized what you’ve done, the next step is to reflect upon it. Think about the underlying reasons you might have acted so impatiently. Consider how you were feeling at the time, whether there were specific things that triggered you and if this might be a pattern you encounter often. The more questions you can answer for yourself, the better you will be at resolving the problem and getting better at avoiding such un-pleasantries in the future.

Make Amends

If you have hurt someone’s feelings, you really should take time to apologize. You’ll feel better, and so will they. In addition, you’ll be letting go of any negative feelings that may hold in a pattern of continuing to exhibit such behaviors in the future. It’s easier to make change when you’ve freed yourself from the burden of regrets. Starting with a clean slate will let you move on in a positive manner.

Plan for the Future

Finally, you need to learn from your mistakes and plan for ways to avoid making the same ones in the future.

Assignment Day 10

Write down the specific things you have done wrong that caused some impatience in your life.

Beside each one, make a note of what you could have done better. This is a fantastic exercise for gaining perspective and for making real, lasting change. Seeing your proposed actions steps on paper is a powerful tool for pushing you forward along your journey to do better.

Follow these steps when you feel you’ve been impatient. Doing so will feel so much better than wallowing in your regret or simply trying to forget about the incident. The hard work of self-reflection is all a part of your journey to becoming a more patient person

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5 Powerful Morning Habits to Help You Become More Successful

November 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Are you a morning person? Many people enjoy getting up at the sunrise and having a cup of coffee while they browse the web and others prefer to sleep in as long as possible but the most successful people in the world embrace the mornings and in fact there are certain habits that the successful people all seem to share. Here are five powerful habits that will help you become more successful.

1. Get up Early: have you heard the adage early to bed, early to rise? The rest of it is that it makes a man (or woman) healthy, wealthy and wise but in this case it really does make you more successful. If you read about the most successful entrepreneurs out there, you will notice that they get up very early and start their day – and they usually get quite a bit accomplished in the morning as well.
2. Start with Exercise: studies have shown that people who exercise in the morning are5-morning-habits much better equipped to handle the day. You’ll be able to use your brain better, you’ll have more energy and you will simply be better at all of the tasks that you attempt after a half hour or so of exercise. This doesn’t have to be extremely strenuous; it could just be a jog through the park or a bike ride. The important thing is that you exercise.
3. Eat a Good Breakfast: breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you probably know that because experts have been saying it for decades. If you aren’t a breakfast person, you’re not alone. There are lots of people out there who prefer not to eat breakfast and just wait until lunch rolls around. But eating breakfast could help you be more productive and if you try it once you might find that you really enjoy the results.
4. Do the Hardest Thing First: when you get started in the morning don’t go with the easy tasks first. Tackle the hardest project that you have; the one that you’re dreading above all of the others. Once you get that one out of the way, you’ll find that the other projects are easy to accomplish and your day will go much smoother.
5. Prepare the Previous Day: the night before, try to prepare as much as you can so that you’re ready to sit down and get to work as soon as morning comes.

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Forgiveness – Why Is It So Difficult? Part 1

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When someone we love and trusted has treated us with disdain the last thing on our minds at first is forgiveness. Our dreams have been shattered and we usually become angry and want revenge. Forgiveness isn’t on the horizon.

If you’re infused with anger and resentment toward another person, your thoughts are likely full of negativity. You may also have guilt for how you contributed to the situation or think that forgiving is only for the weak – and you never want to forget the transgression so it will never happen again.

Being judgmental is also a reason why it’s so hard to forgive another. If you perceive the other person as not appreciating you or all you’ve done for them or the love and trust you’ve put in the relationship, it becomes even more difficult. You’re so disappointed by the other person’s behavior that you refuse to put it in the past.

It’s important to remember that forgiveness doesn’t automatically let the person off the hook for what they’ve done. Even if they apologize or make amends for the transgression, you may think they need to continue paying by being non-forgiving and casting them out of your life for good.

You can make the choice to forgive and still not reconcile or accept what they’ve done. But, when your harshness of judging begins to permeate your own life and make you bitter and resentful, forgiveness can be a gift that you give yourself so you can pick up the pieces and go on in a healthy manner.

 

 

15 More Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

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  1. “Positive thinking” unaccompanied by action and effort is another term for “escapism”.
  2. “Don’t get upset with people or situations. Both are powerless without your reaction” – Unknown
  3. “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time” – Thomas Edison. (All great people have said this.)
  4. By all means use visualization to positively achieve goals – but be aware that fantasies can also “dull the will to succeed”.
  5. Those who truly know the meaning of positive thinking embrace failures as learning opportunities or challenges.
  6. Positive thinkers don’t criticize or look down on others. Nor do they waste time blaming others for their disappointments.
  7. Don’t just change your own way of thinking: Encourage others in your family to think positive thoughts and talk success too.
  8. Life doesn’t always allow us to be positive. But true positive thinkers return to that choice and practice as soon as they can.
  9. Insisting you practice positive thinking 100% of the time is to deny your feelings – and often deny the feelings of others.
  10. If you want to practice positive thinking, learn to embrace and think change.
  11. When you need to raise your energy to positive, meditate on a moment, image, song or person who fills you with joy.
  12. Keep a “Smile File” – photos of family, friends and even strangers whose smiles lift your spirits. Use it to stay positive.
  13. Pin positive affirmations, quotes and reminders in your work station – but do choose ones that really resonate with you.
  14. If you want to develop a positive attitude, stop complaining whenever you catch yourself doing so.
  15. If you truly want to embrace positive thinking, practice praising yourself for even small things you do right.

15 Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

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  1. Thoughts are not static. They gather momentum like a snowball on a hill. Positive thoughts blossom – negative thoughts flatten.
  2. Negative thoughts can quickly become catastrophic. Learn to “re-frame” them into more positive, realistic thoughts.
  3. Find ways to turn even negatives into positives.
  4. Use music to help shift thoughts from negative to positive. Make a playlist of tunes or songs you find energizing or inspiring.
  5. Don’t feed negativity by hanging with negative people or listening to negative music. Raise your energy by using positive stimuli.
  6. “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining” – Guy Finley
  7. The difference between being truly rich or poor is how you choose to feel – no matter what is going on around you.
  8. If you truly want to embrace positive thinking, stop paying attention to (and feeding) your negative thoughts and fears.
  9. If positive thinking is to work, you need to realistically decide where you need to change your thoughts.
  10. Pay attention to your words. They create your reality. Negative words create a negative reality; positive words create a positive reality.
  11. Humor can help stimulate a positive attitude, which helps positive thinking. So as they say, use it – don’t lose it.
  12. Do one thing daily you truly enjoy and let yourself look forward to it. That is the secret to shifting a negative outlook to positive.
  13. “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” – C.S Lewis
  14. Positive thinking doesn’t mean sitting back and waiting for the Universe to drop Twinkies on your lap: It’s never giving up.
  15. Try starting the day by thinking of 10 things you are grateful for. (If 10 is too much, pick a number that feels comfortable.)

How to Get Big Results by Believing Big

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How many of us can picture ourselves living in the house of our dreams or driving our dream car? How many of us allow ourselves to even consider getting out of our mundane, penny-pinching lives and living the life of our dreams?

Dreaming big is an important part of success for anyone. Allowing ourselves to dream big and believing wholeheartedly in those dreams is what separates the winners from the losers. Just look around you and see the proof in those that dream big and get better results as compared to people who dream small, or don’t allow themselves to dream at all. Think what a tragedy it is that some people don’t think it’s worth it to visualise a better life for themselves and as a result, never have the chance to live their dreams.

The other important part of achieving success is being willing to work to make those big dreams a reality. For people who dare to dream big and are willing to work hard, success can become a definite reality.

How much success we can achieve in life is limited only by how much we believe we can achieve success. Don’t be afraid to set your sights high – you can achieve anything that you want and more!

Just think of how much you can achieve simply by believing that you can. A life that offers you financial independence, the ability to make your own decisions and life goals, all that you want both materially and all the time and freedom to do what you want.

So many people feel trapped in their lives of tiny dreams, of getting by, of constantly craving more and yet thinking themselves undeserving of more. Is this how you want to live your life? Open your mind, your imagination, expand the size of your thinking and your drive for success and get to work. Think big and make those dreams happen!

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