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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!

Pressing On Day 8 – The Biggest Secret in Time Management

Pressing On Day 8 The Biggest Secret In Time Management

You can’t manage time. It’s that simple. There is no such thing as managing time. Time is a limited resource. What you can do is find out where you are allowing time suckers and wasters to use up this limited resource in an unproductive manner. This is more self-management than time-management. I bet right now you can write down at least five activities that you do each day that are unproductive and can be classed as Time Wasters. Let’s try:

  • Unfocused Internet Surfing
  • Personal Phone Calls
  • Personal Online Chatting
  • Playing Online Games
  • Dealing with Spam emails

I bet you can name more things that you do each day that are just simply complete wastes of time. I’m not saying you can’t do all these things during your day, but these are not tasks that you should do in the name of your business or ministry. They should be tasks you do on your personal time. With issues like spam emails, there are tricks and tips that you can do such as using a separate Gmail account when you sign up for newsletters, Google alerts, etc.  and outsource tasks associated with that so that you only need to read the most important emails. Additionally, keep your business/ministry and personal emails separate.

Start tracking your daily activities so that you can see where your time wasters are. You can use a spreadsheet, a time clock of some kind, or a piece of paper, but it’s important to track every moment of your time during the day for about a week. Once you’ve finished tracking your time for the week, go through and highlight the time wasters.

Next, identify items that can be outsourced. Now, identify items that you need to do yourself. Separate the items you will do yourself between business and personal time. Divide further into money producing activities and non money producing activities.

Once you have your list, set goals to help you manage the use of your time in a manner that is most productive. By changing your own behavior, you will feel as if you have more time in every day. You will feel more accomplished if you make a list of daily goals, marking off each task as they are completed. Goals should be very specific and include exactly what needs to be done, who will do it, and how it will be accomplished and by what time. By being very specific about goals, you’ll be more likely to achieve them.

For some people, it helps to attack one issue at a time, working toward a full time management system within a month by eliminating one or more time suckers and wasters each week. Changing your behavior slowly with an end goal in mind regarding managing your time well will result in a new attitude about the time you spend doing various tasks. Increasing your productivity will feel terrific and while you can’t actually gain extra time in your day, you will feel as if you have accomplished this impossible task by freeing up time you used to waste in which to be more productive.


Refreshing Myself Part 2 – I Deserve To Be Happy

October 18, 2014 2 comments

Refreshing Fruit

Today is Saturday and I have decided to not focus on my car, because it is repaired and I have it back now. This weekend is my refreshing myself weekend. Before I close out the year strong I am going back into my own teachings to see what I need to refresh my life with.

I found a lesson affirmation from one of my “Got To Get Myself Together Challenges” called “I Deserve To Be Happy.” Here is an excerpt from it.

I Deserve To Be Happy

Everyone deserves to be happy and successful, including me. I know that happiness and success are things that I create in my life. So I purposely take certain actions that facilitate my happiness and success.

I also focus on the good things that life has to offer rather than spending my energy bemoaning my challenges.

I am a good person. I do many fine things. I am kind, generous, and I work hard. All these things contribute to the joy and fulfillment in my life.

I deserve to experience great happiness on a daily basis. I am certainly worthy of it. I remind myself of all my blessings on a regular basis and find it easy to experience happiness.

Even if happiness and success try to elude me, I know that I can catch them. I have all the ability I need. I have all the talent I require.

Success and happiness are mine!

I see success over and over in my life. I use my past successes to provide confidence now. Success and excellence are a part of who I am.

Today, I take positive steps to ensure my happiness and success. I spend time doing things I love to do. I surround myself with loving people. I renew my commitment to my goals. And I deserve to be happy and successful.

My encouragement: I have the talent I require.

Four Reasons Why You Should Make Wise Decisions

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment
Special Teaching of Minister Ginger Lodnon

Special Teaching of Minister Ginger Lodnon

A decision is a quality choice to act in a deliberate manner to accomplish a predetermined objective. Success is the product of accurate decision making.

There are four reasons why you should make wise decisions:

1. With every choice you make, there are consequences attached. They can be good ones or bad ones.

2. You have a right to choose, but not a right to decide the consequences.

3. With every righteous [godly] choice there will be an adversary challenge spiritually.

4. You will live with the decisions you make.

When you learn to make wise decisions it demonstrates to God that you can be trusted to manage Kingdom resources.

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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