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How to Overcome A Stagnate Life

July 11, 2015 4 comments

Live on Purpose

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut now that you are seven months into another year? Are you having the same struggles in your love life, career, friendships, or passion?

It’s time to take action to fix the problem. You’ll first want to identify the areas of your life that feel “off.”

Take some time to reflect on what’s bothering you and why. Once you know what’s going on, it’s easier to find a solution.

Having a Goal

It’s important to have goals in all aspects of your life because it focuses your energy onto the big picture. When you have a purpose for your actions, you’ll begin to see those little steps being important building blocks for your end goal. Your life won’t seem so stale when you have your end goal in mind at all times.

Here are some tips for setting goals:

  • Make your goals attainable. If you have lofty goals, break them up into smaller pieces.
  • Write your goals down on paper and keep them handy.
  • Always state your goals in a positive fashion (i.e. “I will be free of unhealthy relationships or bad business/ministry deals…” instead of: “I will stop hanging with the wrong people or I will stop making bad decisions…”)
  • Be as detailed as you can when planning out your goals step by step.
  • Fight the urge to procrastinate.

Take Action

Once you’ve discovered the areas of your life that need changing, and you have goals in mind, it’s time to take action. When things have hit a point of stagnation there is no other choice you have but to take swift action.

Remember that you can think, plan, or worry all day long but it’ll do nothing positive for your life if you don’t act.

Here are some strategies to keep in mind as you put your goals into action:

  1. Don’t Hold Yourself Back. If you already know what’s holding you back, it’s time to fix the problem so you can take action. Is fear holding you back? If so, it’d be in your best interest to master your fears. A life full of stagnation because of fear will do more harm than good.
  2. Be Consistent. Many people will crack down on changing their life and then drift back into a world of stagnation. Once you’ve started to take action, make sure it’s consistent action. This is the only way you’ll reach your life goals.
  3. Right Now. You already have your plan in place and it’s broken up into small pieces. Ask yourself what you can accomplish right now to put yourself a positive step closer toward your goal. It doesn’t matter if you only have 15 minutes, there is sure to be something you can accomplish in that time period.
  4. Take Time to Unwind. It’s easy to get excited and eager about your new goals and dreams, but ensure you schedule some “me time” as well. You need to be able to get a good night’s sleep and rejuvenate your body and mind. Otherwise, you risk physical and mental exhaustion, which will only bring you back to stagnation!
  5. Take Notes. Be sure to take notes of your observations and tweak your actions along the way. Doing so will help you figure out what’s working for you and what’s not.

Picture Yourself

At the end of the day you should picture yourself having broken the chain of stagnation. Even if you’re not quite there yet, it’s important to remember that it’s possible and likely when you’re willing to change!

What Have You Learned So Far? Your Life Lessons

Special Teaching of Minister Ginger Lodnon

Special Teaching of Minister Ginger London

Life is a fascinating journey that provides many twists, turns, and surprises. You can’t always predict which way your life will go. Sometimes, you might want to sit back and survey what’s important to you and what you’ve learned so far.

Reflecting on what you know to be true about life can actually help you live a rewarding existence and keep enjoying the best parts of life.

What are the life lessons you’ve learned so far? Listed below are some commonly identified life lessons. If you haven’t learned these lessons yet, maybe reading about them will cultivate your thoughts about what you have learned. Plus, you’ll expose your mind to these ideas and if you choose, you can incorporate these important concepts into your own life lesson repertoire.

  1. Recognize and cope with your own feelings. Learning this lesson early in life will prevent you from making many mistakes in terms of your choices and relationships. Take time to label what you’re feeling and learn how to express and cope with your emotions positively. Learning this life lesson will enrich your existence.
  2. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Somebody said this phrase a long time ago and it really caught on. Learn to tell the difference between something that really matters to you and something that, in the scheme of things, will not affect your life in any dramatic or real way.
  3. Take care of your health and appearance. Whether you like it or not, the health decisions you make each day have a profound impact on the kind of life you’ll experience in the present and future. And those decisions directly affect your personal appearance.
  4. Respect others. You don’t have to like all the people you meet and you certainly don’t have to make friends with them. But if you respect everyone, your own life will likely be easier and more enjoyable. Although you might not feel respected by someone, you can’t go wrong in respecting them anyway.
  5. Learn to delay your own gratification. Whether it’s putting your opinions out there, imbibing in alcohol, wanting to buy yourself the latest expensive toy, or just insisting on getting your own way about something, don’t expect or demand that your needs be met immediately,
  6. Keep your mind open and your mouth closed. When you’re open to accepting new people, places, and things, your possibilities are endless. Rather than disagree or criticize something you don’t understand, try to expand your mind to the new concept and take it all in. Who knows, it might become your next favorite thing.
  7. When it’s all over, only love matters. A lesson that most of us don’t learn until very late in our lives is that the place you worked, the money you made, and the “toys” you collected don’t add up to much as you near life’s end. What does matter is that you’ve loved and been loved. Everything else falls away.

Your life lessons might look quite different from this list. The most important point is that you identify the deepest, most meaningful lessons you’ve learned about life. When you recognize what really matters to you, you’ll live each day consciously and full of purpose.

Pressing On 12 days Challenge – Next 3 Days

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Pressing On! 12 Days Challenge – Building and Managing the Rest of Your Year – Days 4 & 5 – Simple Strategies to Increase Your Productivity Right Now!

Day 4 – Productivity Killers and Myths

Are you one of the millions of people who simply want to find just a few more hours in their day to finish a task? What would you do with an extra hour sleep? Relax with friends? Or work more in your business? Whatever it is, learning simple strategies to become more productive is the aim of this challenge.

Productivity killers

What Kills Productivity? We all have the same 24 hours in a day, yet some seem to get way more done than others. In this section, let’s take a look at a few of the more common productivity killers. These can be killing your productivity in either your personal or business life.

Killer #1: Too much on your plate is one of the top productivity killers. We take on tasks even when we already have a full plate. Often times we do this because we are confident and overly optimistic. We believe we can get everything done or maybe we just haven’t learned to say no to those things we really don’t want to do.

Killer #2: Which leads to the next killer: You don’t know how to say no. By spreading yourself too thin, your quality of work, your health and your sanity often suffer. Taking on too much, filling your plate with every request made of you, can be overwhelming and cause you to not get done half of what you normally could.

Killer #3: Not getting enough sleep can kill your productivity. I’m not telling you to get 10 hours of sleep. Everyone’s body is different. But research says most people need 7 to 8 hours to be fully rested.

Killer #4: Not getting enough exercise can kill your productivity as well. Physical activity keeps your mind healthy as well as your body. Just a simple walk around the block can clear your mind so you are ready to start on a task when you return.

Productivity is key to getting things done. Learn more about productivity killers and myths, listen to the training audio here  http://stme.in/01WP2tfZz.

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Pressing On! 12 Days Challenge -Building and Managing the Rest of Your Year – Days 4 & 5 – Simple Strategies to Increase Your Productivity Right Now!

Day 5 – The Productivity Secret

The secret to getting more done, having less stress in your life, and being more profitable all boils down to one missing ingredient: a system.

Here is the link to the training video – http://stme.in/bcwHU2LQ6

Striving For Excellence In Ministry D13 – Being A Responsible Person In Life

October 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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The word responsible means being the person who has caused something to happen. Of course this could be a good or a bad thing depending upon the circumstances. Have you ever caused something to happen and not taken responsibility for it?

Many people have done exactly this and have not owned up. A person with a ministry or winner’s mindset will actually own up and take responsibility. In reality it is part of human nature to cause things to happen. Sometimes these are not intentional acts and you may feel bad over a certain outcome.

Being responsible means that you will own up regardless of the outcome, but this is not always an easy thing to do. Once the outcome has been revealed it can be difficult to say that you were the cause of it.

As well as being the cause of an issue or circumstance, being responsible also means that you have the power to make things better. When you look at things from this viewpoint you can see that confessing or owning up may be easier than you think.

You owe it to your congregation, audience, clients, patients, and/or family to act responsibly. By doing this you are teaching other people good habits and you are helping them to accept responsibility for their actions by making your life a living epistle for all men to read.

Making decisions and choices is also connected to responsibility. It is quite easy to put off making a particular decision because you are worried or fearful of the consequences. There may be other people who will be affected by this decision and by putting it off, you are not helping them.

Instead, you need to be responsible to yourself and to others by taking the bull by the horns and making a tough decision. You may not be able to please everyone but you need to make the right choice for you.

By actually taking action and doing something you are being responsible. Once you have made this decision you need to be strong enough to follow it through. On the way you may meet with obstacles and roadblocks. You need to hold strong with your conviction and stay with your original decision.

When you can do this you will be on your way to being a very responsible person.

Striving For Excellence D12 – Passion Affirmations

October 11, 2014 4 comments

Follow your Passion

 

Many people hear the term “passion affirmations” and wonder what affirmations could possibly be, and why they should use them. Passion affirmations are statements that will activate your brain to focus on and attain the goals you set for yourself.

These statements often are descriptive of the feelings or behaviors you would like to possess in any given situation. They may remind you about your self-worth or the importance of your passions.

How Can You Use Passion Affirmations?

Passion affirmations can be used in moments when you might be having some negative inner dialogue, or when you are second-guessing your desire to pursue your passions.

In those moments of doubt, you may want to use a passion affirmation like, “I have no need to do what others think I should. I am strengthened by doing the things I am purposed and love to do.” You’ll want to believe this even if it’s a challenge in the beginning.

* You are reaffirming the statement and making it your personal truth every time you say your passion affirmation out loud.

There are also passion affirmations that can help you overcome guilt that you may feel when you indulge in your passion. We all have a right to pursue our passions, as long as they are in balance with our responsibilities. There is nothing wrong with pursuing a passion. You deserve to spend time on you.

When you are having one of those days where you feel guilty for enjoying your favorite hobby or past time you can say, “I am actively involved in my hobbies. It gives me energy and strength after a hard day.”

* You are giving your mind permission to replace negative thoughts with positive ones when you use affirmations.

Passion affirmations not only help you discover your passions, but also enable you to live a more passionate life. This positive dialogue will become second nature in time as it pushes out negative feelings and self-doubt. Being passionate is a way of expressing love for yourself. You should indulge in your passions and remember that they are good for you and those around you.

Deciding To Choose Right: Trusting God

October 6, 2013 Leave a comment
Special Teaching by Minister Ginger London

Special Teaching by Minister Ginger London

In the New International Version Proverbs 3:5-7 reads, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord..” It is clearer in the New Living Translation, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. Do not be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord.”

The duration of your life will involve you in making important decisions. The outcomes will be determined by who you trusted in the decision making process. Did you trust a friend? Did you only trust yourself? or Did you whole-heartedly trust God? God knows what is best for you and who is best for you. His ways are not your ways and His thoughts are not your thoughts. His ways and thoughts are higher and better than yours. He knows what you don’t know and sees what you can’t see. You have to learn about people. God doesn’t, He is the creator of people. You must learn to trust God completely in every choice that you make.

What Should You Do?: Trust God – The word “trust” in the Hebrew language means, “to attach oneself,” “confide in,” “feel safe,” “be confident,” “secure,” and “rely on.” This word expresses the sense of well-being which result from knowing that the “rug won’t be pulled out from under you.” When making choices in life, you should attach yourself to God. Jesus said in John 15:5, “I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing (KJV).”

You must stay connected to your source. Your source is Jesus Christ. Being attached to the true vine gives you a sense of well-being from knowing that the “rug will not be pulled out from under you.”

•You can feel safe (the name of the Lord is a strong tower – Proverbs 18:10).
•You can be confident (Being confident of this, he that began a good work in you will perform it, Philippians 1:6).
•You can confide in God (talk to, Isaiah 1:18)
•You can rely on Him (Psalm 118:8)

Trusting in God keeps you from leaning or supporting yourself! Your heart must have complete confidence in God. You must trust God with every area of your life.

You Must Stay Connected To The True Vine – Jesus Christ.

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