Sunday, 17 April 2016

It takes courage to act!

We know with absolute certainty what it is that we DON'T want. The problem we have is that we don't really know what it is that we want in life.

Before we can analyze what we want in life, there are three things we need to do first:

  1. We need to be grateful. 
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. If we do not accept and show gratitude for who we are and what we have, we will never be satisfied with anything else.

  1. "Know thyself" (Socrates).
When we are so busy working or enjoying life, serving and pleasing people, we will never have time to get to know ourselves. We will be blinded to who and what we are. We need to make time for ourselves and just be ourselves every day.

  1. "To find yourself, think for yourself" (Socrates).
When we spend a lot of time with other people, we allow their perspectives, opinions, and attitudes to rub off on us. We become them. Alternatively, we become very argumentative. Spending time on our own is good. It gives us time to reflect. 

If we want a better life, we have to act on what we want. We need to take full responsibility for our life. That's how life works!

The following video is very motivational. It's powerful!

You can't connect the dots looking forward.
You can only connect them looking backward.

So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something:
Your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever …
Because believing that the dots will connect down the road
It will give you the confidence to follow your heart,
Even when it leads you off the well-worn path –
And that will make all the difference.

Your time is limited,
So don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma,
Which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
You’ve got to find what you love
And that is as true for work as it is for your lovers.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life
And the only way to be truly satisfied
Is to do what you believe is great work;
And the only way to do great work
Is to love what you do!
If you haven’t found it yet,
Keep looking and don’t settle.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know
What you truly want to become. ~ Steve Jobs.

But you’re going to have some ups and you’re going to have some downs.

Most people gave up on themselves easily!
You know the human spirit is powerful.
There is nothing as powerful – it’s hard to kill the human spirit!

Anybody can feel good when they have their health, their bills are paid, they have happy relationships.
Anybody can be positive then.
Anybody can have a larger vision then.
Anybody can have a lot of faith under those kinds of circumstances.

The real challenge of growth, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually,
Comes when you get knocked down.
It takes courage to act!
Part of being hungry when you’ve been defeated.
It takes courage …
To start over again.

Fear kills dreams.
Fear kills hope.
Fear … puts people in the hospital.
Fear can age you.
Can hold you back from doing something that you know within yourself that you are capable of doing,
But it will paralyze you.

At the end of your feelings is nothing,
But at the end of every principle is a promise.
Behind your little feelings, it might not be absolutely nothing at the end of your little feelings,
But behind every principle is a promise.
And some of you in your life,
The reason why you are not at your goal right now, because you're just all about your feelings,
All on your feelings, you don’t feel like waking up, so who does?
Every day you say ‘no’ to your dreams,
You might be pushing your dreams back a whole six months, a whole year!
That one single day, that one day you didn’t get up could have pushed your stuff back I don’t know how long.

Don’t allow your emotions to control you!
We are emotional, but we want to begin to discipline our emotions.
If you don’t discipline and contain your emotion, they will use you.

You want it and you’re going to go all out to have it!
It’s not going to be easy when you want to change,
It’s not easy. If it were in fact easy, everybody would do it;
But if you’re serious, you’ll go all out!

I’m in control here!
I’m not going to let this get me down! I’m not going to let this destroy me!
I’m coming back!
And I’ll be stronger and better because of it!
You have got to make a declaration
That this is what you stand for:
You’re standing up for your dream;
You’re standing up for peace of mind;
You’re standing up for health!
Take full responsibility for your life!

Accept where you are and the responsibility that you’re going to take yourself where you want to go.

You can decide that I am going to live each day as if it were my last!
Live your life with passion …
With some drive!

Decide that you are going to push yourself!
The last chapter of your life has not been written yet,
And it doesn’t matter about what happened yesterday;

It doesn’t matter about what happened to you!
What matters is: What are you going to do about it?

This year I will make this goal become a reality
I won’t talk about it anymore!
I Can.
I Can!

To persevere I think it’s important for everybody:
Don’t give up! Don’t give in!
There’s always an answer to everything.

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