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Unapologetically Be You! #FridayFocus

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”-Oscar Wilde

There is something you are to do, that only you can do, its your purpose. It’s your destiny. Don’t be dismayed by the way other people want you to live YOUR life. Learn to do your own thinking, because if you don’t, others will do your thinking for you. You are one of God’s ideas, and you have the right to be all that you have been designed to be. Stop asking permission to half-heartedly be yourself, live YOUR life; and not the life that others have concocted for you. What is it that you’ve been wanting to do to advance your journey? Whatever it is, don’t debate with others about whether it’s ok, just go after it with all you’ve got.

“You are one of one for a reason. It’s a gift to be different, a blessing to be unique, and there’s an advantage to being an original. You can’t get what’s yours while striving to be somebody else. Embrace your individuality, so you can appreciate everyone else’s.”-Dwaun Cox

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Executive Decisions! #WednesdayWisdom

No matter what your job title at work is, you are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your life. You are 100% responsible for your life; its happiness; its wealth and health. You choose the Executive Officers, also known as the people who will support and help you the best way they can throughout your life. You decide your goals and how they will be pursued. You decide your relationships and the identity of your stakeholders (those who have invested into you).

The power to pick and choose how you live your life belongs to you. You have a God given right to design the blueprint of your success. You are also responsible if your plans are aborted. You must pursue success in order to achieve it. There is no script for failure, just stop pursuing success and you will fail unopposed. Good personal leadership will ultimately reflect in the choices we make, the relationships we cut off or keep and the direction of investment of our heart, finances and intellect.

 

You are the CEO of your life, rule yourself well. You are responsible for where you are and where you end up. Stand on wisdom to respond, adjust, adapt and thrive. Stand on maturity to manage, direct and supervise every sphere of your life until profits manifest.

Do not wish challenges away; face them, conquer them! Do not sweep them under the carpet; have the audacious courage to drop the bombshell and let the pieces fall where they may. Now go, win and stay motivated!

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You Define Yourself! #MondayMotivation

“Your words reveal your beliefs. Your behavior tells us your values. What you do today tells the world how you feel about yourself.” – Robin Sharma

The hand you’re dealt is just the starting point for development. The growth mindset has to be administered in order for you to maximize your potential. The growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.

People may differ in every way, but everyone can change and grow through application and experience. A persons true potential is unknown and unknowable. It’s impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with years of passion, toil and training. The belief that cherished qualities can be developed creates a passion for learning.

Why waste time proving over and over how great you are when you could be getting better, why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them. Why look for friends or partners who will just sure up your self esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow. And why seek out the tried and true instead of experiences that will stretch you.

The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it even more especially when it’s not going well is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This mindset allows people to thrive during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Exceptional individuals strive to identify their strengths and weaknesses and they work diligently, daily to always become a better version of themselves.- Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

Today and everyday be the best version of YOU! – Stay Motivated!

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You’re Not Enough…You’re Much More Than That! #FocusFriday

“A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” ― Nelson Mandela

“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” ― Howard Zinn

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Upgrade Your Relationship With Yourself! #WednesdayWisdom

“You Are A Magnificent, Motivated, Miracle Who Was Placed On This Earth To Achieve Marvelous Things!” – Dwaun S. Cox

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

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The Undefeated Mind! #MondayMotivation

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

Optimism, isn’t just defined as the tendency to expect things to turn out better than probability predicts, nor is pessimism defined only as the tendency to expect things to turn out more poorly. Both terms are also used to describe the way we think about the causes of adversity, pessimism in particular being defined as the tendency to think about them in a way that makes us feel powerless. A pessimistic self-explanatory style, then, describes the tendency to attribute the causes of adversity to forces that are internal (“This is all my fault”), universal (“This affects absolutely everything”), and immutable (“This isn’t changeable”).- Dr. Lickerman

If you have lost your faith, belief or optimism it can be relearnt. You can begin by paying particular attention to your thoughts, speech and your attitude. Be purposely positive. Abolish and eradicate any thoughts, words, or deeds that don’t bless yourself or the lives of others. Your spirit is built for the supernatural. Faith smiles at the impossible. Our perspective is so much better for us and everyone we are connected to when we change our attitudes towards our lives and become incurable optimists.

I love those who yearn for the impossible. Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be purposely positive, become an Incurable optimist and Stay Motivated! – Dwaun S. Cox

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Life’s Risk Averse: Tip-Toeing Through Life, Hoping To Make It Safely To Death #FocusFriday

“In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.” ― Carlos Castaneda

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

The average person tip-toes through life hoping to make it safely to death!

What is it that you have a burning desire to do, but are afraid to try? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Prosperity, fortune and change has always favored the bold. Don’t allow your insecurities to be the reason you “wait to live your life”. You should attempt something daily that you have been timid about or afraid to do; it will build your self-confidence and ultimately add to your success.

Don’t fret failure, defeat or disappointment. Stop discounting yourself, you possess all you’ve ever needed to become the greatest you possible. Boldly facing your fears with faith will assist you in your triumphs! Express yourself at your highest level by using your faith, believing in yourself and boldly doing anything that you would dare to do at all!

“You’ve got to be bold in life. If you go through life being casual, you’ll end up a casualty!”
-Les Brown

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Neither Success Or Failure Is Ever Final, Make Your Next Move Your Best Move! #WednesdayWisdom

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“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”

– Rudy Kipling

 

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Solitude: An Unsung Hero For Success #WednesdayWisdom

Many people don’t act on their desires because the people in their lives don’t support them. Don’t expect everybody to be excited about your dream. They may not see your vision, and you shouldn’t expect them to. Your vision is your vision for a reason. There is something that you are to do that no one else can do as well as you, and you can’t expect other people to champion you to your destiny. Your journey may be a lonely one that you have to encourage yourself to endeavor. Believe in who you are and don’t allow the doubt from others to cause you to doubt yourself.

“Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.” – Paul Brunton

It comes a time in everyone’s life when they are confronted with the choice of either going along with the status quo, making a decision that most people would make, or stepping out on faith, believing in themselves and following their dreams. Always make sure that you choose the latter.

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

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You’re One Day Closer! #MondayMotivation

“No matter who you are, you’re one day closer to leaving this earth, so you might as well live life to its fullest, by becoming who you were created to be.”

The richest land in the world is not the gold mines, diamond mines, or the oil fields. The wealthiest land in the world is the cemetery, because so many great people have given the grave yard a great gift. So many Doctors, Lawyers, Singers, Actors, Writers, Inventors, Athletes, Business Owners, and the list goes on and on with those who have died without ever becoming who they were supposed to be. Decide what you want and decide what you’re willing to trade to get it. Vow to achieve all that you were put here to accomplish, and die empty. Enjoy your life as if there’s no tomorrow, because there’s no guarantee that there is.

“We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.” – Maxwell Maltz

“Today I will conquer or die” – The Gathering Storm

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“The Only Reason We Fail Is Because Of Broken Focus.” #FocusFriday

“If we are paying attention to our lives, we’ll recognise those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are so deep into daily distractions and ‘being busy, busy’ that we miss out on those moments and opportunities that – if jumped on – would get our careers and personal lives to a whole new level of WOW.” – Robin S. Sharma

So many of us are kept off track, busy being busy, but not being productive. Anytime the winds of life blow against our emotional sails we find ourselves thrown off course by unnecessary distractions. The law of concentration says that whatever we dwell upon grows and increases in our lives. we must be persistent enough to trust our instincts, shut out doubt and fear, and with steely focus refuse to give up on what we have decided we want from life. We don’t have to love the hard work, we just need to crave the end result.

As we all know, “Quality is better than Quantity” and how much we do pales in comparison to us staying consistent and making quality gains. Doing a smaller amount on a regular basis, with total focus will help us to surpass our expectations. Don’t despise the day of small beginnings. Small steps towards your goals are just cause for recognition. Nothing is too small to notice.

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs

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“Believing Is Seeing!” #WednesdayWisdom

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” -Buddha

That what you think, you create. What you feel, you attract, and what you imagine, you become!

What you think about, you bring about! Anything that you can see, hear, or touch, has come from creative thought. Creative visualization is the source of everything on the planet. The thoughts you believe will determine what happens in your life. Belief is the power that heals, cures and makes whole what is broken. Belief is the miraculous power that causes people to achieve, and it is faith in it’s simplest form. There is magic in thinking and believing.

Desires and Fears alike both come from your thoughts. Negative thoughts attract just as powerfully and consistent as positive thoughts. Your thoughts and beliefs need to be concentrated on what you want, not what you don’t want. Only entertain thoughts that empower you, and eliminate thoughts that devour you.

Believing is seeing, and a person’s thoughts will make or break them. Create a mental picture of your new life and take the action in order to bring it to pass. You must take action, because faith without works is dead. Do what it takes to bring into your life what you’ve always wanted. Change your thought life and you change your destiny!

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“I AM” : The Two Most Significant Words To Your Destiny! #MondayMotivation

“How you see yourself holds the greatest impact on your life. It is the predictor of all future achievements and the catalyst to how you treat yourself and others. It is the hand that shapes the clay of your reality. If you don’t see yourself as WONDERFUL, POWERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED, LOVING, WISE, and BLESSED – then you are sadly mistaken about the MIRACLE of who you are.”-Dwaun S. Cox

“Here is a simple formula for successful fishing. First decide what it is you want to express or possess. This is essential. You must definitely know what you want of life before you can fish for it. After your decision is made, turn from the world of sense, remove your attention from the problem and place it on just being by repeating quietly but with feeling, “I AM.” As your attention is removed from the world round about you and placed upon the I AM so that you are lost in the feeling of simply being, you will find yourself slipping the anchor that tied you to the shallows of your problem; and effortlessly you will find yourself moving out into the deep.”- Neville Goddard, Your Faith Is Your Fortune.

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Self Esteem: How do you see you?

I read where where a doctor said that he doesn’t ask people “what’s wrong with them?” He asks “Who’s wrong with them?” Most of the emotional problems that people have stem from other people; from giving them too much power over how you feel about you. Self -Esteem is just that. It’s how you feel about yourself. Don’t allow what others dislike or disagree with about you to become your problem, it’s theirs and theirs alone. Take back the power to feel great about you, It’s your responsibility to motivate yourself from within. You have to believe in who you are even when no one else does. Encourage and compliment yourself. You might as well become your own best friend, you’re the only one who’s stuck with you for the rest of your life! Be mindful to treat yourself well today!

“They may have robbed You of Your trust but Your faith cannot be stolen.
They may have shot down Your dreams but Your vision hasn’t died.
They may misappraised Your worth but You are valuable beyond measure; and They may have caused You to be delayed but You will not be denied. You possess a God given right to be do and have all that You desire from this life. Don’t relinquish that power. Appreciate Yourself enough to exercise it.” – Dwaun S. Cox

“I’m not interested in trying to work on other people’s perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don’t take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem.”-Jim Brown

 

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“Get Uncomfortable With Your Comfort-Zone!” #MondayMotivation

In life nothing remains the same. The world is constantly moving forward, and If your life is not moving with it in one direction, it must in all certainty be moving in the opposite. Don’t get caught sleepwalking on the conveyor belt of life, fumbling about but getting nowhere fast in the viscious cycle of a comfort-zone.
Refuse to be content with the way things are, and instead be inspired by how much greater they could be.  Although it may seem warm and fuzzy; the end result of a comfort-zone is the death of unlimited potential and marvellous dreams.

“CANEI – Constant And Never Ending Improvement” – Tony Robbins

Choose to grow every waking moment, because without growth you are now all you’re ever going to be. Discomfort will challenge you to rise against the status quo and make improvements in you life. Where you are now may be good for today, but in order to equip yourself for what lies ahead, you need to incur growth. You must be willing to reach, stretch, seek and risk. It’s better to take the initiative to prepare yourself and sprint toward your future, than to be painfully dragged from your past.

Step out of your comfort-zone and step into the happiness, prosperity, and purpose that you were created to enjoy!

“Even perfection has room for improvement!”- Ty Warner

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The Cost Of Any Dream Is “Your Life”, So You Might As Well Dream Big!

When you finally expire, whatever you’ve done during your lifetime is what you’ve traded your life for. And the cost of a big dream, a small dream and no dream are the same; YOUR LIFE! You’re going to spend it anyhow, so you might as well dream big! You’ve been through turmoil, disappointment, and heartache and you’re still here. Do you ever wonder why? It’s because you’ve been built for higher things! You’re an empire builder, a conduit for miracles, and a giant slayer. Quit pushing your dreams back. Reset your priorities, look for signals and ignore the cost. Overcoming incredible odds requires using your faith, no one else can use it for you. Faith turns weaknesses into strength, dreams into reality, and inspires and demands action. Faith honors yourself and your creator by accepting the plan, power and purpose for your life. It turns spiritual midgets into giants, sees all problems as opportunities and is the key to the door of the supernatural. Faith is your currency! Put your faith to use, be empowered, look for signals and ignore the cost. You’ve been built for higher things!

“Too many of us are not living our dreams, because we are too busy living our fears.” – Les Brown

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Fail Fast+Learn Fast+Fix Fast = Success #MotivationMonday

“It’s ok to fall down or get knocked down, but it’s not ok for you to stay down. And the quicker you get up, the better off you’ll be. Fall down 7 times, but quickly stand up 8.”

Mistakes in life are inevitable. Mistakes are a part of growth, development and the evolution of human existence. Mistakes are inevitable, they will be made; but lingering in misery because of mistakes is optional, and never a good idea.

In all areas of life we err, miscalculate or are just flat out wrong. We choose the wrong people for relationships, the wrong jobs, the wrong investments, the wrong diet, and then we adopt the wrong attitude toward our erroneous choices. We all slip and fall in the mud at times, the key is not lay there and wallow in it.

Failure is an opportunity to learn, not an invitation to quit. It’s an educational blessing in disguise that offers you a chance start anew, realizing what didn’t work and moving towards what does. Failure isn’t failure until you give up. As long as you have breath in your body you have an opportunity to become great. Be tenacious in attaining your goals, make things happen, and know that it’s not over until you WIN!

“Dreams are not aspirational they are foundational. The key is to fail fast, learn fast, and fix fast. relentless execution is the killer app. Shift from getting things done to making things Happen.”-Kevin Roberts CEO Saatchi & Saatchi

 

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How Far Are You Willing To Go?

“I think back on my life at all the times I thought I went too far, and I realize now that I didn’t go far enough.” – Unknown

When is the last time you’ve put all that you had into achieving success? When is the last time you’ve been blamed for taking on too much, doing more than you ought to, or spreading yourself too thin? If you haven’t heard these words in a while, it’s time to “step your game up”!  You need to become a “Radical” for your dreams, and a Radical, by definition, is a far-reaching, extreme, progressive, diehard. Your goals and desires need to become your MAGNIFICIENT OBSESSION that you refuse to live without!

241e7b5d46b6483d6e5d3937dcf03ef8It’s been said that life is to be lived to its fullest or not at all. Take every opportunity to exceed your expectations that you’ve set for yourself. Don’t allow anything or anyone to disrupt your destiny. People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage yours. Protect your energy, your focus and your purpose with your life!

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

 

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Exude your Strength – #MondayMotivation

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”- Thomas Carlyle

“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.”- Vernon Howard

“Today is a day of new beginnings. A time to harness the power that you’ve always possessed. Commanding all fears and doubts to fall by the wayside, while continually encouraging yourself every step of the way. Today is a day of overcoming, knowing that the obstacles that impede your progress will only provide an opportunity for you to exude your strength. Believe in yourself even when others don’t, know that you will succeed with or without their support. The moment you refuse to quit on who you are, is the moment you create your very own miracle!”- Dwaun S. Cox

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Refuse To Accept The Mediocrity Of An Unlived Life!

“Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.” – Paul Brunton

It comes a time in everyone’s life when they are confronted with the choice of either going along with the status quo and making a decision that most people would make, or stepping out on faith, believing in themselves and following their dreams. If you’re not living life on your terms then I must inform you that no matter who you are, you’re one day closer to leaving this earth.

Many people don’t act on their desires because the people in their life don’t support them. Don’t expect everybody to be excited about your dream. They may not see your vision, and you shouldn’t expect them to. Your vision is your vision for a reason. There is something that you are to do that no one else can do as well as you, and you can’t expect other people to champion you to your destiny. Your journey may be one that you have to encourage yourself to endeavor. Believe in who you are. Don’t let the doubt from others cause you to doubt yourself.

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

Most people will tell you how difficult life is, just so they can fail with dignity. Because they were afraid to go after what they wanted in life they hope that you also decide to forego your dreams. Misery loves company.

The richest land in the world is not the gold mines, diamond mines, or the oil fields. The wealthiest land in the world is the cemetery, because so many great people have given the grave yard a great gift. So many Doctors, Lawyers, Singers, Actors, Writers, Inventors, Athletes, Business Owners, and the list goes on and on with those who have died without ever becoming who they were supposed to be. Decide what you want and decide what you’re willing to trade to get it. Vow to achieve all that you were put here to accomplish, and die empty. Enjoy your life as if there’s no tomorrow, because there’s no guarantee that there is.

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne

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Sands Of Time: What’s your time worth (cont.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5As2lwyORME

Staying Motivated to Make This Year, “Your Best Year Ever.”

Part 7b

Sands Of Time:

The subject of time is so vitally important to our success that this post will be dividied into two parts. This is part 2.  Also, feel free to listen to the audio on youtube by clicking the link above.

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”                        – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

There is definitely is a difference between living a long life, and living a strong life. Quality has trumped quantity since the beginning of time, and there’s no exception when it comes to spending time. Alexander The Great, Amelia Earhard, Joan Of Arc, Bruce Lee, Bob Marley, Martin Luther king, and Jesus all lived very short lives. In fact, all of them died before the age of 40; but what they did with their time on earth left such a profound impact on the world that their legacies are still alive today.

You may delay, become stagnant or idle but time will not, it keeps ticking. With or without your participation the show must go on. So don’t waste time, pass time or kill time. It’s been said that the time you kill, is killing you. All great achievements don’t take a lot of time, but they do require faith, initiative, sustained effort and commitment. Whatever you do invest the time to do it right so you don’t have to waste the time to do it over.

“Time goes too slow for those who are bored, to quick for those who procrastinate. Too long for those without goals and too short for those without focus. But for the man or woman who lives a life pursuing purpose, timing is perfect, and their time is always now.” ― Dwaun S. Cox

I’ve found that people are no longer afraid to die, they’re afraid to live; don’t follow suit. Since you woke up this morning you might as well enjoy yourself. And taking steps to become who you can become is the best way to be fulfilled. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come, but today is the best day of your life. Why, you might ask; because it’s the only day you’ve got. Decide this very second to maximize your moments by partnering with God moving towards your destiny and accomplishing your goals. All the while remaining resolute, resilient and relentless until the victory that you’re seeking is yours!

“Life is just a minute-only 60 seconds in it. Forced upon you-can’t refuse it. Didn’t seek it-didn’t choose it, But it’s up to you to use it. You must suffer if you lose it. Give an account if you abuse it. Just a tiny little minute, But eternity is in it.”– Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays

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Sands Of Time: What’s Yours Worth?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5As2lwyORME

Staying Motivated to Make This Year, “Your Best Year Ever.”

Part 7a

Sands Of Time:

The subject of time is so vitally important to our success that this post will be dividied into two parts. Also,  feel free to listen to the audio on youtube by clicking the link above.

“Life is just a minute-only 60 seconds in it. Forced upon you-can’t refuse it. Didn’t seek it-didn’t choose it, But it’s up to you to use it. You must suffer if you lose it. Give an account if you abuse it. Just a tiny little minute, But eternity is in it.” – Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays

Have you ever heard the expression “Time is money”? Well it’s true. Time is the first currency that God gave man, it’s the life-blood of all human existence, and the most valuable asset that any of us possess. In economics the scarcity principle is based upon the future unavailability of a particular thing. What better example of scarcity than time on earth, which is regarded as priceless, since each of us is allotted a limited amount. Money and material items can be replaced, but time that has passed can never be retrieved. Because it’s a resource, time can be lost, stolen, wasted, or invested. What’s the rate of return on your time? How are you spending it? Are you proactively investing your precious moments? Or are you allowing yourself or others to cause them to be lost, stolen or wasted?

Respect for your time and for the time of others will be a predictor of your future achievemnets, or lack thereof. Everything you have in your life, you’ve been willing to trade your time for. Whatever you’re lacking in your life, you’ve been unwilling to trade your time for. God gives us 10,080 minutes a week to exchange for intellect, income, relationships and favor. How many of those minutes are being invested towards your life goals?

Time is what we need the most, but value the least. And until you value yourself and demand that others do the same, you won’t value your time and neither will they. Incorporating goal setting raises the value of your moments and causes you to use them efficiently and more effectively.

There is a time for everything, but time doesn’t solve everything. Contrary to popular belief, time doesn’t heal, reveal or teach. If it did we wouldn’t need a God. There are some old, broken, blinded fools. Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age, sometimes age just comes by itself.

Although it’s been referred to as “father-time”, time is a gift from God and he would never create anything that could take the place of his presence in our lives. He has always been and will forever be The Father and  our one and only true source.

Time also cannot be managed. The term time management itself is an oxymoron. Time cannot be controlled or manipulated in any way. So if you’re trying to find time, you might as well quit looking. On any given day 24 hours is the best it’s going to get. Stop trying to manage time and manage yourself. Manage your life in such a way that you’re not just busy, but that your busy being productive building your empire and creating your legacy.  (to be continued)

 

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The Power Of Focus!

Staying Motivated to Make This Year, “Your Best Year Ever.”

Part 6

The Power of Focus:

“If we are paying attention to our lives, we’ll recognise those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are so deep into daily distractions and ‘being busy, busy’ that we miss out on those moments and opportunities that – if jumped on – would get our careers and personal lives to a whole new level of WOW.” – Robin S. Sharma

So many of us are kept off track, busy being busy, but not being productive. Anytime the winds of life blow against our emotional sails we find ourselves distractracted by unnecessary distractions. The law of concentration says that whatever we dwell upon grows and increases in our lives. we must be persistent enough to trust our instincts, shut out doubt and fear and with steely focus refuse to give up on what we have decided we want from life. We don’t have to love the hard work, we just need to crave the end result.

As we all know, “Quality is better than Quantity” and how much we do pales in comparison to us staying consistent and making quality gains. Doing a smaller amount on a regular basis, with total focus will help us to surpass our expectations. Don’t despise the day of small beginnings. Small steps towards your goals are just cause for recognition. Nothing is too small to notice.

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs

Some of us feel like we don’t have enough time, but we need to know that we have all the time we’re going to get. Simplifying our lives is the beginning of making the best use of our time. The more parts there are to a machine, the more of a chance there is of a breakdown. So it is with life; dont over-complicate your life. Confusion always paralyzes progress. Simplify your life because its necessary to eliminate the unnecessary.

“Don’t get caught sleepwalking on the conveyor belt of life, fumbling about but getting no where fast in the viscous cycle of a comfort zone.” ― Dwaun S. Cox

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You May Not Be To Blame But You Are Responsible!

Staying Motivated to Make This Year, “Your Best Year Ever.”

Part 5

Personal Responsibility:

“They may have robbed You of Your trust but Your faith cannot be stolen. They may have shot down Your dreams but Your vision hasn’t died. They may misappraised Your worth but You are valuable beyond measure; and They may have caused You to be delayed but You will not be denied. You possess a God given right to be do and have all that You desire from this life. Don’t relinquish that power. Appreciate Yourself enough to exercise it.”
― Dwaun S. Cox

Things happen in our lives that are at times out of our control, extremely painful and cause us to question the meaning of our existence. The problem with our problems is that they are not always our fault so we feel that we are powerless or not obligated to solve them. We put the blame on whatever caused them and sit there with our lip poked out and our arms crossed demanding a resolution.

We may not be the cause of our problems, and we may not know how to solve them, but we still possess the ability to respond (RESPONSE-ABILITY). We have an obligation to ourselves to not allow what we feel is an issue in our lives to consume us and destroy us from within. We can respond in faith knowing that we have a purpose, knowing that the only thing that is permanent is change, and knowing that its not over until we win. We can ill afford for our dilemma’s to infect our attitude, our self-image; and most of all our belief that something better awaits us.

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

The universal law of “As the within, so the without”, suggests that worry, doubt and fear from perceived problems cause unnecessary stress. Stress that causes cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease and a list of endless ill’s. The only people without problems are those in the cemetery. We will have problems all of our lives, but how we respond to them will determine not only outcome of the difficulty, but also the care and concern we have for our own mental, physical and spiritual health.

“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.” – William Ralph Inge

Next time you are facing an obstacle, make it a stepping stone by responding to it with unrelenting resilience, fearless faith, and perfect peace. You may not be able to control the problem but you can control how you respond to it, it’s your responsibility, take back your power by using it!

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Self Acceptance: “To love yourself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

Staying Motivated to Make This Year, “Your Best Year Ever.”

Part 4

Self-Acceptance:

Self-Reliance, Self-Esteem, Self-Respect, and Self-Confidence all begin with Self-Acceptance. Many of us stay disappointed in ourselves because we don’t believe that we are where we should be in life. We are constantly comparing ourselves with other people, to who we could’ve been, and most damaging; to who others believe we should be. We are allowing ourselves to waste valuable moments being frustrated while waiting hopelessly on a miracle. News Flash: You don’t have to wait on a miracle, you are a MIRACLE!

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” – Walt Kelly

When you don’t see the awesome beauty of who you are, and fail to lovingly accept yourself despite your short-comings and past mistakes; you in fact become your own greatest enemy. You diminish your own value, destroy your self-esteem, induce your own depression and block your own blessings. You’re not a failure and you are significant. You survived the divorce or break-up. You survived the unemployment. You survived the illness and every other so called disaster that has crossed your path; and you’re still here, or you wouldn’t be reading this. Don’t throw in the towel in the middle of the fight-You’re still undefeated, and this fight isn’t over until you win.

Stop waiting for other people to say that they accept or love you. Tell yourself how much you love, adore and cherish the person that you are. Celebrate yourself, become your own biggest fan; and refuse to be upset with others for not saying and doing what you refuse to say and do for yourself.

Self-interest isn’t selfishness and Self-Acceptance isn’t saying that you’re all you’re ever going to be or that you don’t want more. Self-Acceptance recognizes that you’ll be happy, loving and enjoying who you are while you’re moving forward, growing, developing and blessing the world with your magnificence.

You attract into your life what you believe you are worthy of. Decide to appreciate the person you are, just as you are. Apologize to yourself for not treating the person you are as well as you ought to. Make it a point to love and take care of yourself as well as you love and take care of others. Who you are is more than enough and you are more than worthy.

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“You are one of one for a reason. It’s a gift to be different, a blessing to be unique, and there’s an advantage to being an original. You can’t get what’s yours while striving to be somebody else. Embrace your individuality, so you can appreciate everyone else’s.”  Dwaun S. Cox

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