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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 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.)

Momentum and Your Mindset

July 7, 2016 2 comments

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Momentum and Your Mindset

It’s important to have a thinking big mindset if you’re working toward a goal in business or any area of your life. You have the ability to change your life and create the personal momentum needed for future success – by renewing your mindset and becoming an innovative thinker.

You can create momentum in your life by changing your mindset from thoughts such as, “I’ll do it next week – next month – at the beginning of the New Year.” Instead, make up your mind to accomplish something toward a goal, even if it’s a small step.

It’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day chores and things that won’t get you any further in life, but you think need to be done. It’s frustrating to get to the end of a day or a week and realize that you haven’t done one thing that you planned toward your ultimate success.

Face it – there’s never going to be a good time to begin. No matter what the task, it looks monumental to you at the very beginning. But, when you bring momentum into your mindset, you’ll move forward with seemingly any effort.

Most of us find it easy to put off exercising or to skip it for any amount of reasons (sore muscles, too much to do, not enough time, etc.). But, when you just do it and begin to build up a routine that includes exercise, it becomes an automatic addition to your day. You’ll begin to miss it, just as you would miss lunch if you didn’t take time for it.

Procrastination, excuses and negative self-talk are all waiting to diminish the momentum you create and bring you down in mid-flight. Begin to change bad habits into good ones and surround yourself with positive people and positive motions to create the type of momentum you’re hoping for.

You’ll be amazed at how much momentum you gather when you begin to change your mindset and do away with all of the clutter keeping you down. It’s just as difficult for a jet plane to get off a runway littered with obstacles as it is for you to reach success in any area of your life with a negative mindset.

Thinking Big + Momentum = Big Results

 

How To Regain Personal Momentum

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Have you lost the enthusiasm and sense of purpose in your personal life? Some signs might be that you’re tired all the time, out of shape, bored, lack self-confidence and feel stuck in a rut. You’ve lost your momentum.

When you lose your personal momentum you lose the desire to pull yourself up and get going again. It’s like you’re stuck in quicksand and it keeps pulling you down. Unlike quicksand, you have to start moving again to gain the momentum you lost and get back into the life you want. Here are some tips to get back in the momentum game:

  • Socialize – Gain energy from positive people in your life. Take advantage of friends and family members you feel great being around.
  • Set ONE priority – It’s easy to become overwhelmed by things you must do. If you set one priority for an activity, you’ll be more apt to finish it.
  • Make time – Set a time in concrete to begin the activity. Do it no matter how you feel at the moment.
  • Make space for the activity – Set yourself up for success by making room for the work you’re about to do. That may mean clearing off your desk or setting your alarm clock for an earlier wake-up time.
  • Complete the project – Don’t stop or look back or forward until you completely finish the project at hand.
  • Use a timer – Until that timer goes off, be committed to work on the activity or project you set as a priority. No checking emails or answering the phone until it’s completed or the timer rings.
  • Set small increments of time – Especially at first – you don’t want to overwhelm yourself, so set small amounts of time to devote to your project that will be easy to do.
  • Don’t let anything stand in your way – Take some type of action toward your goal even if you don’t feel like it or something monumental happens to ruin your day. Do something.
  • Don’t skip your work times –Whether it’s exercising or getting busy on a novel, meet the times you set for work like it’s a life or death appointment.

“Stuff” is bound to happen to push you off track. You or a family member could catch the flu and be inundated with doctors’ appointments and bed rest. Your car might break down or your job might require that you work evenings.

The main thing about regaining personal momentum is not to give up. You’ve got to drag yourself back up and begin or restart again and never look back. It’s a skill that all those who have accomplished great things has learned –and it’s a skill you must practice to reach your goals and fulfill your dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Days of Power- Day 4 The Power of Forgiveness”

April 12, 2016 Leave a comment

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25 Days of Power – Day 4 “Use The Power of Forgiveness” (Part 1)

The biblical principles that God tells us to abide by in the Bible are all there for our own good. They are there to protect us physically, mentally and spiritually. In the Lord’s Prayer it says, “Forgive us our trespassers as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Why is forgiveness so important? Why is it essential to our own well-being and our spiritual walk?

There are two reasons. First, unforgiveness hinders our relationship with God. We are disobeying him if we don’t forgive others, which impede our relationship with him. It also leads to harbored resentment toward the person who has sinned against us. We cannot love God and hate our fellow man, as written (Mat 22:39) “….Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”.  Harboring unforgiveness  will keep us in a state of mind that will dull our spiritual walk.

Second, unforgiveness can lead to internal emotional turmoil. It means that we are permanently tied to the act of sin against us. We cannot get over it or get release from it, and move on with our lives until we forgive the person and put the consequences of their actions into God’s hands to deal with. Bad things that have been done to us in the past cannot be changed. Holding  grudges does not help us and does not hurt the persons who we hold the grudge against. They have sinned against us and moved on with their lives, but we cannot detach ourselves and move on until we give it over to God and forgive them.

Forgiveness releases us from the bondage of resentment and bitterness and gives us freedom and peace.

Today’s Power Challenge:

Use the power of your faith to forgive those who have wronged you in the past and commit to move forward in your life by the leading of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

25 Days of Power- Day 2 Use The Power of Your Thoughts

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25 Days of Power – Day 2 “Use The Power of Your Thoughts”
 
The greatest power we have in the natural is the power of our thoughts. There is an Intelligence inside us that can elevate our life at the highest level. Everyone should learn to work in partnership with this Intelligence which is formed to react on our intentions and to create with us a life of abundance and happiness.
 
Freedom, happiness, richness, love, friendship, health and wealth are our birth right.
We have been created to live our life in freedom, health and wealth. If our life doesn’t look like that, it means we block ourselves by our thoughts. Our thoughts are very powerful instruments we use to either create happiness and wealth, or sickness and poverty.
 
If your life doesn’t look like what you’re dreaming of, it means you have thoughts which go against you. Your thoughts create your life. If you want to change your life, change first your thoughts.
You can choose your thoughts. Nobody in the world can put a thought in your head without your permission. Your mind belongs to you! It’s your job to control your thoughts! You are the master of your mind (you know it better than anyone), you are the caretaker of your thoughts. You can change them. Choose those thoughts which will bring you the results you want.
 
Today’s Challenge:
 
Take some time today to Examine Your Thoughts.
Can you connect any unsatisfying events, situations and outcomes in your life to any negative thoughts you have?
What can you do to Empower Your Though Life with Power?
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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