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LAUGH TO KEEP FROM CRYING!

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LAUGH TO KEEP FROM CRYING!

Comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.  Brian H. McGill

It’s a good thing most have Comedy in their lives, even in dire circumstances we have to laugh as well as cry.

With all the drama, greed, lust, power, vanity, including the things I cannot name, it seems as if we are in a constant state of War while believing The sun will come out tomorrow.  So, in my opinion, it’s a good thing most have a sense of humor.

Peoples just don’t understand the importance of the Art of Comedy, but there is good news, all that want to laugh can, whether we understand it or not compared to The Art of War, where there is no laughter and only the dead have seen peace.

With that being said, laughter is the one thing we all share, no matter what we are going through laughter has the power to heal all wounds, coupled with its contagious.

Did you know life, love, and happiness usually ends up as beautiful smiles and joyful laughter when we apply it to our everyday lives, not to mention smiles make a lot of friends?

Many authors have said; Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.  It seems to me as if the best way to make life a dream is to Kill the opposition with success then bury them with a smile. 

While you’re laughing know this, a different approach is needed when it comes to the games played by fools to wipe that smile off of our face.  I don’t let the Haters wipe anything off my face by smiling even brighter, hoping it will send a message to the haters that I am the one who’s in control of my happiness. 

I think a heads-up is needed right now; did you know it’s not in our best interest to think only a smile is needed when it comes to haters because it has also been said The greatest fools are often more clever than the men who laugh at them.  George R.R. Martin.

I agree with George’s opinion, I would just like to add my own; The greatest fools I know are the young, and am constantly laughing at the fact that they think old people are fools–only to find out the old people know the real fools are the young who think their not.  This will be proven if the young live long enough to find themselves in the very same position the elderly are in now.

I wonder how will they feel knowing they are not as valued as they should be, because of the knowledge they hold?   I’ll answer that, they won’t feel a thing.  I suspect they will be laughing the same way the elderly are now, coupled with a big old headache trying to get the young to understand anything, and that ain’t funny. 

I started with a Number Two Pencil; I can share from there and someone should take advantage of it simply because it’s not a Laughing Matter.

FYI; In support of the elderly, the youth may know the rules, but the elderly know the exceptions, plus old people know the things that can screw up the best of lives.  Hint; living life the way you think it’s supposed to be by sticking with a failed plan, and all the while wondering where is your joy.  That type of thinking is laughable to me, as well as sad.

Do something about that deadpan face because a simple smile or a small chuckle open doors to a joyful heart and awaken our mind to compassion, coupled with laughter; the Universal language for kindness?  I believe that and am loving the fact that the best part of expressing our joy through our faces is, The smile is the vainest thing you can do without it costing you anything?

From experience, I have learned The one who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger, and like George R. Martin once wrote, The living should smile, for the dead cannot.  Even Minnie Mouse chimed in and said, Smile, and let the world wonder why.  In others words, Life is beautiful, most of the time, but when it’s not we still have to smile through the BS.

So just put a smile on your face and get over it.  Laughter will always be the best medicine, silence will always be the best revenge, and love will always be all you need.

It’s Something To Think About.

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Posted by on November 29, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

THE MOUTH TRAP?

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THE MOUTH TRAP?

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about themselves, and small people talk about others.   Tom C. Maxwell

It’s not about what you say, it’s about how you say it.  I have heard that quote many, many times and didn’t know there is the second sentence until recently.  It’s not about what comes out of your mouth, it’s about the reason behind your words

Oftentimes, I found part of the reason we get beside ourselves, bringing out the worst in our personalities is an attempt to protect ourselves from outside embarrassments which we created, or the personal business we are unwilling to share that exposed us anyway.  Go figure, the truth has a way of surfacing and its something we all do.  We talk too much.

It seems as if what we call small talk is larger than we think; Talking behind a friend’s back and thinking the person we are talking to is loyal to our messiness while thinking no one notices or even care we’re backstabbers.  Big Mistake, some just go along with your program to keep you in check, and out of their business.

Bad business is not a secret business, it’s the work of the Devil and his agendas includes ruining by exposure.  You got caught!

The truth is whoever you are or whom you choose to be It’s What’s in your heart that will spill out of your mouth and expose you; The Good, The Bad, or The Ugly. 

Most of us know Loose Lips Sinks Ships, the thing is, most of the lost cargo (information), good or bad, was not what someone else dumped, it’s was your mouth and actions that caused the ship to list ( lean to the side).  Fake News, a bad judgment, ETC… is the types of action that’s Sink Ships.  Especially on a clear day when out of the blue your Heart says things it shouldn’t.  

Yep, the heart will Rat you out.  

The Ex-Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson warns us with good reason to guard our mind and mouths, especially when talking about what’s next.  Everyone has a plan “till they get punched in the mouth.  I believe that to be true, but, what’s important is not to fight physically or with words.

Well we know that’s not going to happen, so if we have too, be sure to fight with the right enemy.

Having said that, I believe fighting will never solve our problems, just like I understand fighting may be our last option if peace isn’t established, so oftentimes it can’t be ruled out.  Just so you know no one ever wins when in combat, because the dead will never know the outcome leaving no winners in my opinion on both sides.

Anyway, cowards are afraid to be on the frontline when it comes to speaking out about the truth, especially when strong people are involved, so they pick on those who cannot defend themselves by telling lie after lie while spreading the blame on others.  Hey, it doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to figure this one out, DUD.  Cowards are too weak to face The Real Enemy, which in most cases is themselves.

I know its hard not to lie, but, it’s harder to admit that most of what we say is more than likely, untrue, whether it’s an assumption or a point of view.  Matthew 12:36 warns us, But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account the day of judgment. 

Did you know, Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinions?  Henry David Thoreau, in other words, our private thoughts are the worse and our spoken words have the power to condemn.  Watch that Big Mouth!    1

From what I understand, the World is governed by opinion, potty mouth and all, and in my opinion, the Mouth Trap (Having the inability to Shut Up) proves that sometimes the things that come from the mouth are mortifying.  Natasha Lyonne

Natasha just gave us one good reason for why we need that shutoff valve we talked about.  And since we already know actions speak louder than words, it is the action we need to prove our worth and to prove our words can be trusted.  Let’s not forget the importance and trustworthiness we are seeking are the front-runners to be proven.

For the ones that don’t have a shut up/cut off valve, talk doesn’t determine your success, life and death lie in the power of the tongue, and if you ever get tired of all the crap that can come out of your mouth, take into account talking is overrated; what we need is fewer mouths and more insightful minds! 

Don’t be a fool because you’re stuck in your ways!  Open your mind, not your mouth, and remember If talking is cheap, then being silent must be expensive, unfortunately, it seems as if most can’t afford to buy it.

FYI: It’s been said and proven that talk can take down the mightiest of giants, and it has been proven we are very capable of talking ourselves into a good thing just to talk our way right out.  In others words, It’s who you know that will get your feet in the door. It’s what you know that will keep your feet in the door.  Juvenal

The moral of the post is; Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.  

It’s Something To Think About!

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CURIOSITY, A CURE FOR DUMMIES?

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CURIOSITY, A CURE FOR DUMMIES?

My favorite words are possibilities, opportunities, and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.  Mario Testino

I was in a dispute with a certain someone when they mentally checked out and suggested, I may be The Dumbest Of Them All.  The thing is, all I can remember thinking is, the dumbest of them all is standing right in front of me, casting off nothing but negativity.

I’m not interested in anything negative, I have even been known to give myself pep talks in order to create mental stimulation, on top of being an optimist…but, back to being called out as dumb.  The mouth that uttered those words had better have some receipts to prove it.  Don’t they know I have some God-given gifts?  For starts, I am a naturally curious person.

No one is dumb if they are curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.  What I want to know is how can we not be curious?

I ask questions all the time and then I look around for all I can master with the knowledge I obtained.  By using that practice I found, The art of asking questions is the source of all knowledge?  Thomas Berger.  I also discovered if we are curious enough about ourselves to take a genuine interest in the details of our daily lives, by asking questions, the rise in our level of intelligence may just surprise some of us who thought themselves to be slow.

Did you know, curious people are creative because curiosity bleeds knowledge and puts intelligence to work.  And did you know, An investment in knowledge pays the best interest?  Benjamin Franklin  The fact is, curiosity demands the information intelligent people seek.

Dummies are not curious in the least, this brain-dead culture is what causes most to miss the opportunities knowledge unfolds.  They dismiss information for a variety of reasons; One is to not look stupid when not knowing the answer, which never works, so just ask a question so you will know the next time.  And stop using common excuses like; Oh I know, when you don’t.  Most know the problem is our pride and possibly a fear of learning.

Y’all know, I am in favor of getting out of your zip code; at least long enough to be curious of how the other people live, or if only to discover what they know that you don’t.  I can almost swear by You’re Only As Good As Your Teacher; whether it be your family or others all the way to strangers lying in the gutter.  You can only be taught as much as they know, and everybody knows something you don’t.

Curiosity is one of the world’s greatest resources and its FREE.

When we expand our interest further than our County Line we broaden our horizons.  By exploring, we can fully realize what a vast world this is with all its opportunities and wonders most never knew existed… Let curiosity move us from being a dummy to a scholar?

We are all blessed in different ways so some may remain dumb or disinterested, but all is not lost.   If you have at some point tried to make things better, and I mean anything, you may be on the road to improvement; one curious moment, with the right perspective, may be the very thing that changes your life.

It doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to figure out we can change our way of life through knowledge, and there is no need to stress out because there will always be someone smarter.  All I am trying to say is, move on to that someone who’s smarter than you, and allow them to teach you a thing or two.  Learn all they have to give then share that information to help ignite the curiosity in others.

It’s a ladder people, one that requires growth through checking out new things in order to obtain more knowledge, the type we’ll need to pull ourselves up, especially if we want to get ourselves out of the dreaded crab barrel, but that’s almost impossible to do if we continue to surround ourselves with the crab-like people and the things we have outgrown.

Aren’t you curious enough to want to know what’s it like to not have hangers-on sucking the life out of you?
Educate yourself, unless you like where you are, wherever that is.

You do you!  I am going to do me by allowing curiosity, instead of laziness coupled with fear to lead me anywhere that I can find usable knowledge, and I’m following my advice in order to stay out of the void.   I don’t know about you but my mind continues to run like a word processor because just because, I’m Curious.

Did you know it takes a lot of work to ignore what you’re interested in?  And, it takes courage, and change, to be successful?

There are a lot of ways to upgrade!  For instance: We all know birds of a feather flock together so If you are a failing student, try hanging out with students smarter than you; choose some decent C (average) students, after all, they are doing better.  C students should hang with the A students, in hopes of at least becoming a B student.  To some that may sound like I need to find better ways, but we have to get life right anyway we can, so something is better than nothing; what’s your suggestion?   In any event, it is what it is; and you are still only as good as your teacher.

All I am saying is we can’t learn from those who don’t know, and curiosity has been proven to be the driving force to overcome that.  But be advised, nothing is 100.  Nothing is set in concrete, even for those who seem to be hopeless; just know that change is always available from, too and for people.

I employ all of us to let our imaginations to run wild with curiosity, to go where no man has ever gone before, especially when its necessary to maximize and understand all sides of the spectrum.   Curiosity, Stupidity, Brains, Brawn’s, and Intelligence have been known to balance each other out, so we need the correct mixture of all five of them starting with Curiosity to have it all.

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Posted by on October 30, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

I LIVE IN THE NOW, YOU?

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I LIVE IN THE NOW, YOU?

I am done with most things that happened yesterday, am living my best life NOW; the way I see things, the future is the only place that has room for me.

Although the Future is a scary place, we can’t keep running back to the Past because its familiar.  The thing is, if you don’t leave your past in the past, it will interfere or destroy your future.  Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken from you.

To those of you with little faith; just because the past didn’t work out the way you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be more than you ever dreamed of.

It is necessary to keep our past in the past; Not today, not in the future, but in the past.  When we keep the natural order of nature (past, present, and future) it gives us an opportunity to create a new future, starting now.  All am saying is, Yesterday will never happen again, so make the most of today.

Now don’t get me wrong, I care about yesterday, that is, if those yesterday experiences were meant to help me today.

I am a firm believer that most mistakes made in the past, were meant to give us insight into the future, and that insight is also meant to point us in the right direction in case we need A Do Over.  But that calls for change.  For instance, there will come a time when we will have to let go of some people we were once attached to.  Why?  Because they just don’t belong in our future?

It is what it is coupled with everything has its season; Move on to the next; Spread your wings as long as you know, some people are meant to stay in your life, recognize and protect them so that they can protect you.

We should give ourselves the opportunity to meet new people, create new and innovating projects, find greater means and wholesome thoughts to rid ourselves of the old, outdated, and plain old dead weight.  But most times we harm ourselves, starting with the number one reason the past stay in our future; wait for it, We keep thinking about it? 

But no matter how hard the past was, or how long we think about it, never forget, Today always leave us the option to start again.   

You know as well as I do that we are not supposed to look back; we are supposed to keep our Eyes focused on the prize and to keep our lives moving in the forward direction.  The worst thing we can do to dampen any day is to step back and bring the troubled past into our bright future.  At all cost don’t stumble over what you should have Left Behind, especially in the Heat of the moment.

FYI: There are some things that refuse to be Left Behind, like not forgiving others or ourselves for past transgressions.  The act of self-selfishness is a festering hate that will eat some of us alive, interfering with our forward motion.   At least forgive yourself then maybe your heart will soften and you can forgive others.

The I refuse to forgive crowd, beware!  That type of attitude will truly leave you Left Behind, but all is not lost; There is always a way to move forward, just remove all the pettiness, jealousies, and Bull***T  oops, in your life, its simple, All we have to do when it rain is to look for rainbows, and when its dark, look for the stars

One of my favorite quotes comes from the movie Poltergeist; Go To The Light Carolann.  Trust me on this one: There is nothing in the dark to see.

Keeping an open mind concerning new things opens new doors and that causes us to be curious, which is meant for us to explore new paths.  Just by having a Cheerful Spirit, most find things usually will work themselves out.  Especially if you know Jesus Christ, and He knows you.  So, starting today, let’s forget about what was and start appreciating what we have and know now.  And let’s look forward to what’s coming.

We are smart people, but did you know, Living in the present is the only place things happen?  Erwin Schrödinger wrote The present is the only place things have no end.  So we had better make the most of this moment because This moment is all we will ever have. 

Whereas ye know not what tomorrow will bring; what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little while, then vanishes.  James 4:14 KJV

I am giving Life, at this moment, the best that I have.

Death is no one’s friend plus it always comes calling, unannounced.  We can wish for things in the future to be different, but at this moment we have to accept things as they are until we can change them and while we are doing that, be thankful for the past for all its lessons; the bitter and the sweet.

If you don’t have clue about what we are talking about, let me help you; To live in this moment is a miracle, the science is, in order To taste the sweetness of life, you must have the power to forget the past?  Nishan Pan-war

I Live In The Now, You?

It’s Something To Think About!

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Posted by on October 13, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.

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STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.

We are all born stupid, but one must work hard to remain stupid.  Benjamin Franklin

There are a few things about dealing with stupid people that can really take some of us to a dark place, especially me, but I have a little more patience when it comes to the ignorant and even more when it comes to the retarded. 

The problem is some of us are prone to label a stupid person as being ignorant and or retarded.  The truth is, the ignorant are lacking in education and the retarded have some type of mental disability, so that cancels out stupidity.  In other words, they can’t help it.

Stupid people are lacking in knowledge by choice, often refusing to change their outlandish thoughts in the face of the truth.  In most cases, this can easily be corrected if the choice is made to do so.  Instead, the stupid most time makes the decision to be or pretend to be uninformed and or unaware, including those who don’t give a damn.  The sad part is most times its to fight a cause that has no basis except for personal gain and or putting others down.

For those who want to fight us on everything, Webster’s Dictionary explains stupid as dull, foolish, senseless, and lacking meaning or sense: insane or pointless.  It goes on to explain ignorant as lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned, misinformed or just plain old unaware.  And the retarded as having a delay in mental development or progress.  At times I believe it better to be retarded or ignorant than to be stupid.

Bertrand Russell tells us, The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt; and may I add the fact that stupid people are brief and artless, with intelligence that hides inside of them.  In my opinion, that’s stupid, but I will continue to try to help the stupid with what I know, although I feel as though the ignorant need me more because the stupid really don’t care what I think or say.

To say the least, I have issues with stupidity including, Stupid is putting our most important decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. 

Some of us may try to act as if we don’t know these people, but denying what we do know to be true is really stupid; What can I say other than that’s what stupid people do.  Sooooooooooooo!  To be fair, let’s just acknowledge the fact that most people do stupid things, but if we don’t regret or show some type of remorse for the worse of the stupid things we do, then we are really stupid and on course to remain that way.

We can help ourselves if only we would stop being stupid, stupid and Forgive, but a word to the wise is to never forget.  But more importantly, Stop following stupid people, they are not built for leadership

Now that we know there are all types of stupid, the one that really irks me is when others want to shut the stupid down.  I want to know who they are so I can have a heads up on what they are saying, or enough sense to run like hell if needed… But the worst kind of stupid, in my opinion, is trying to be what society wants you to be instead of being yourself; that is if you’re not a menace to society.  If you’re clean, then I say go for your personal best.

I hate to admit this, but oftentimes I don’t answer questions because some people’s level of ignorance leaves me speechless.  To prove my point, add stubbornness.  Stupidity and stubbornness are obstacles that are almost impossible to overcome as if life isn’t tough enough, but it gets tougher if you’re stubborn and you know it.  That attitude only makes life more complicated for those with intentional stupidity.

Take for instance you know God is Real and Reading is Fundamental, but for you, Books are as useful as a mirror is to a blind person, and God is to be used only as an accessory, with a cosmetic makeup undertone.  Something is wrong and maybe you should take off that clown mask and start believing in something that’s not as stupid as your attitude, and stop changing the wording from something that’s true, just to make it fit some unintelligent outlook without regards to the facts…

To be honest, I have a feeling most stupid people believe in God to a point, (the problem) so once they sign off on something they will stand their ground regardless of a wrong or right position.  It seems as if in their mind, change is just too much, and loyalty is used as an excuse to remain stubborn while defending false information and Pride is at the helm, making it almost impossible to back down.  Grit up your loin and do it anyway.

I don’t know about you but I have always been a leader.  So I say let the stupid be stupid, then maybe I can lead them around using a nose ring.  At lease I would lead them straight to the truth.  ; )

Look, being stupid is one thing but staying stupid sounds like a lot of missed opportunities to me.  If I am as stupid as I know some tend to be, I may have to rethink all the stupid thoughts I know are stupid in order to obtain a better life, but that’s just me, you do you.

It’s Something To Think About.

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Posted by on September 28, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

FORETHOUGHT AND FOOLS?

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FORETHOUGHT AND FOOLS?

All action results from thoughts, so it is thought that matter.  

We are so easily fooled by our own reasoning we often trick ourselves for no reason other than habit, and we have the innate ability to stifle our own thoughts in order let others do the thinking for us, often letting this go on to the point that our own thoughts become obsolete (useless).

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot (reason), are fools, and those who dare not (reason), are slaves.  Lord Byron

The truth of the matter is, fools are not interested in any of that, including what you say or think.  Some say they are only interested in what you may be trying to hide, but all that can be changed if we use a little-advanced thinking (forethought).

If you didn’t know, you know now that The first essential character (of civilization), I should say, is forethought. This, indeed, is what mainly distinguishes men from brutes and adults from children.  Bertrand Russell

The essentials; are to put in the concern, coupled with educational forethought, wisdom, and prudence to help shape and build the destinies of others as well as ourselves.  Those important traits are essential for a long, healthy, and a complete life, coupled with a necessary system that involves planning with a sense of need and intelligence.

For the record; forethought and prudence are also the qualities of a great leader, but a great leader without Joy may become a huge disappointment, but in any event, there are a few simple things that could make life more rewarding if we were to think ahead.  One of them is Forethought spares afterthought and after sorrow.

I am pretty sure some of you know that there have been some dire consequences forced on some because of a lack of forethought.  For instance: running blindly ahead without consideration; this only invites failure and misunderstandings.

 Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.  Thucydides

At some point we have to stop just long enough to think before we react, one small moment of rational thinking may be what avoids turning a small difference of opinion into an unnecessary battle?  And, did you know, giving the benefit of the doubt can save the day?

Perhaps its just me, but it seems as if the people who are motivated by impulse instead of using the thought process are the World’s unhappiest, and the people who have too much forethought, over think everything, coupled with always planning but never getting anything done, oftentimes finding themselves among the wretched; downcast, dejected and sad.  But to have too little forethought is foolish.

FYI: Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire and a lack of calm and prudent forethought.

Somebody needs to tell somebody else to look and see which way the wind blows before committing themselves to any concern, and remember It’s not how we make mistakes its how we correct them, in hopes that others will understand how important a healthy thought process is, and how it’s used to promote healthy lifestyles through reasoning.

Did you know one of the keys to survival is related to due process? 

In today’s world, due process is a fully functioning BRAIN.  Although some think their chain of thoughts are on point, and they may be, but if their hearts and their minds are not paired there is a lot of in-fighting going on in that head.

Being on the same page with yourself is a must because part of the process is to put all things in their proper place, for instance using your brain before your mouth speak, and as usual there are those who are unaware of not knowing; If you don’t know you have a problem how are you going to fix it?

OH! And if you’re wondering if you are a fool, take the test.

Question; Are you able to admit to anything being out of placed or to losing battles because they were not properly thought through? 

Answer: If you can not admit to your own shortcoming, there is not much room for growth, coupled with, it’s one thing to lie to me, but to yourself is confusing.

Without forethought, we are either brain-dead or our mind is so out of whack that it can conjure up self-induced unrealistic expectations that are normally based on ideas without structure, and an overwhelming unwillingness to learn from others.  I believe those with negative attitudes when it comes to thinking things through, are afraid to be seen as stupid when in fact they are just afraid they will fail, the very thing that can and will hold us back…

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory. Thank you, Lord.

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Posted by on September 13, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS?

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BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS?

Vincent J. Lombardi once said, The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.  Lombardi’s counterpart Bear Bryant added; There is a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success. 

I bet am not the only that can say Amen to that.

I believe there is a lot said in those motivational quotes, but what was not said was at times success is just the Luck of the Draw, or perhaps we missed our chance because of stupidity or otherworldly setbacks.  You know we are known for getting in our own way; in any event, the #1 Killer of Success is A Lack Of Faith.  But there is another way to win, and it’s simple, all you have to be is that person God and other people want to see succeed.

Nothing is easy, especially success, which also comes with a price and that price is not always rewarded, and oftentimes our best works are not appreciated.  It is what it is.

I believe B.C. Forbes when he said, A man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure.  It’s best to keep that in mind for most know, the world is not our friend.

So, if and when we find and dedicated ourselves to becoming a successful person, the work begins with Perseverance, which is needed to stay the course in spite of all the difficulties, and with that strength comes not only endurance, but a resolve that gives us the fighting spirit to withstand all levels of stress coupled with fatigue, pain, and hardships.

It takes a strong person to gain success in this dog eat dog world, so I pray for courage, fortitude and the blessings promised from God, coupled with I know I can’t do it alone.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abide in me, and I in him, the same bring forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  (John 15:5)  In other words, we need to call on The Name of the Lord for Success.

After years of trial and error, I found by putting God first is a sure way to move up the ladder, coupled with prayers.

To my knowledge, Praying is the best way to get God’s attention and that may bring about an array of blessings in which one of them could be the success we have been seeking…  But, there is always a price for that glory, and it is to do unto others, what you would want to be done unto you.

Everything in and out of this world belongs to God, and He has given us an array of earthy perks, but God is still God and he is going to judge us all, so if he chooses to or not to deliver success, may depend on how much we are willing to give in order to gain. 

FYI: God gives givers as much as they are willing to give, so if that’s you, you will never run out of things to give, and since you will never run out, you will always have.  It makes sense to me, so I am telling you, the greatest gift you can give is a piece of yourself.  That’s my story and am sticking to it because few things that are gained are not without sacrifices.

But just in case you didn’t know, failure coupled with sacrifices is what success is made of, and perfection is doing something over and over to gain consistency. 

We have to have control of ourselves while enduring the worse of the worse, often begging for anything motivational to be said or done to help our cause, while still trying to hold unto enthusiasm for dear life.  It’s a workload but not impossible; if it were impossible, I believe we would have never known success in the first place.

That one small break we are looking for may not be here yet, but we are closer than we were yesterday.  So, pat yourself on the back if you are making wholesome decisions about others, and doing as Jesus would by not stepping on the toes of others while climbing the ladder to success in order to achieve personal desires.

In my opinion, it is better to try and fail than wonder the rest of your life what you could, should, or would have been, so you had better get to work, the clock is ticking.  And instead of defeating ourselves with statements like if only I were a success, dream again, only this time put more effort into making it happen through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, and Savior.

As for me, and some others, am sure some of us has said, although in different forms, I don’t care what’s probable. Through blood, sweat, and tears, I am unstoppable.

It’s Something To Think About!

Thank You, Lord for all you do, and we know all is yours to give.  It is in Jesus name that we pray.   Amen

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Posted by on August 29, 2018 in Something To Think About

 
 
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