To wish you were someone else is to waste the current essence of your being.
You were born to be you – to fulfill the total essence of your creation, there’s a reason you were born you and not someone else, and there’s none like you anywhere else.
So find your purpose, find your meaning, find what success means to you and fulfill it and let your existence make a difference to your World.
What is success to me? Someone made a statement that describes me, “I love inspiring people, and if I can make a difference in one person’s life, then that’s success for me!.”
There are many reasons why we should pray.
You and I should pray to offer a quiet prayer of thanks for the sunlight we see each time we awake. God himself can ask no more of us, that to take daily the weapon of prayer filled with thanksgiving.
Pray. It’s the strongest power a human can express. Heaven’s mind concerning you opens up to your spirit in the place of prayer. Prayer is not just about the words, it’s about the heart.
Pray. “The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” F.B. Meyer. I pray men would pray more, for this world would indeed become a better place.
Pray. Civilizations have traced turning points to the power of prayer. Wheels of change have been set in motion because someone prayed, for “every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” D. L. Moody.
Remembering Richard C. Trench words, “Prayer is not getting man’s will done in heaven, but getting God’s will done on earth. It is not overcoming God’s reluctance but laying hold of God’s willingness.”
Albeit, in everything give thanks, for the greatest prayer that can be uttered, can be spoken in two words, ‘Thank You!’
Pray today and set your prayer wheel in motion! Will you pray?
Today First Lady Michelle Obama visited a prestigious girls school to give a rare glimpse into her life in the White House. In prepared remarks followed by a Q&A at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, she talked about what made her attracted to Obama and how she raises her daughters.
Amongst other things, she opined that, if parents focused on basic reading skills and just reading to their kids every night before bed instead of watching an extra hour of TV, we’d be setting them up to perform better in school.
In her words, “Read, write, read, read. If the president were here–one of his greatest strengths is reading. That’s one of the reasons why he’s a good communicator, why he’s such a good writer. He’s a voracious reader. So we’re trying to get our girls, no matter what, to just be–to love reading and to challenge themselves with what they read, and not just read the gossip books but to push themselves beyond and do things that maybe they wouldn’t do.
“So I would encourage you all to read, read, read. Just keep reading. And writing is another skill. It’s practice. It’s practice. The more you write, the better you get. Drafts–our kids are learning the first draft means nothing. You’re going to do seven, 10 drafts. That’s writing, it’s not failure, it’s not the teacher not liking you because it’s all marked up in red. When you get to be a good writer, you mark your own stuff in red, and you rewrite, and you rewrite, and you rewrite. That’s what writing is.”
“Well meaning but misguided people sometimes questioned whether someone with my background could succeed. I had all kinds of worries and fears and doubts before I entered. I worried that I wouldn’t be as well prepared as students who had come from more privileged families. I worried that I wouldn’t fit in somewhere so different from where I’d grown up.
“But after a few months in college, away from home on my own, I realized that I was just as capable and I had just as much to offer any of my classmates. I realized that if I worked hard enough, I could do just as well as anyone else.”
Someone once said that, “Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.”
Most parents would realize, your mind is constantly in the play mode when you have young children, and all the children songs you have played over again for your child, keeps ringing in your head again and again, not just a pointer to the child in each of us, but re-emphasizes the fact that as we assist our children live their childhood, we re-live ours.
“A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you’re wrong? What if you’re making a mistake you can’t undo? The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we hadn’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying.”
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Choosing the right career or job is crucial to wealth generation and according to written statistics, “self-employed people make up less than 20% of the workers in a given country, but account for two-thirds of the millionaires.”
The prevailing opinion is that, ‘the idea of the “right” career can encompass a myriad of factors. Nevertheless, in an ideal situation, this would normally be a career you enjoy, otherwise you likely won’t be putting in the dedication required to be successful’. Can I repeat this statement, if you don’t enjoy your career, you likely won’t be putting in the dedication required to be successful.
As a given, putting in the required dedication is crucial.
Nevertheless, ‘the right career would also coincide with overall working trends, or at least not work directly against them. For example, starting a career in typewriter manufacturing may be something you are passionate about, but it would likely suffer due to the current technological trends’, except you are unusually lucky and your product buyers decide to own a typewriter as art in their own museums.
You must stay relevant in your chosen field. Ingeniously, you must seek to carve your career path and in order to do that, you must creatively pursue what you love; true to the words of Carl G. Jung ‘The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves’.
(Ideas from Erin Joyce’s 5 Easy Steps to Becoming a Millionaire)