10 Strategies to Help You Live a Winning Life

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties rising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to and end requires courage.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. Start with a vision. God’s desire is that you have a vision that comes from Him and belongs to you personally and not a vision dictated by contemporary society, traditional religion or someone else’s image. When you have a specific vision it will raise a hunger and passion in you like never before. Never underestimate the power of a vision. It will change your life.

2. Seek your purpose from God. Many people do not have a clear definition of who they are and they live life in a maze of confusion never living to their full potential. Knowing your purpose provides the direction for your daily living. Your response to God’s purpose for your life is the single most transforming event and all else flows from it. [Read more…]

12 Simple Steps to Help You Achieve Your Goals

“There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.”   George Washington Carver

Are your daily actions bringing you closer to your goals? If not, do not expect the things in your life you need and want changed, to change.

It feels comforting to hear motivational speakers tell us how to achieve goals to make our lives prosperous. It’s very inspiring to read books and articles on how to overcome the challenges in life to achieve your desired goals.

All of these are great for encouraging and empowering you to set and pursue your goals. But, the key to achieving any goal is to action. [Read more…]

Stop Waiting for Someone to Pick You

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Are you waiting for someone to tell you it is okay to write your book, leave a dead end job, begin a family or start that business you have been dreaming about?

I’m writing to let you know, it is okay to move forward with your dreams. You only have one life to live and you might as well live it. Don’t forfeit valuable time waiting for someone to pick you to do what God designed you to do.

When you wait for someone to pick you, you put your destiny in their hands. You cannot afford to allow anyone to dictate where you are supposed to be and what you are supposed to do. God’s plan for your life is not tied-up in waiting for someone to pick you. He already picked you. So begin to live your best life. [Read more…]

Seven Steps to Help You Form New Habits that Stick

7 Steps to form New Habits

How do you expect to live your life’s vision with the same tired habits you have failed with year after year? Nothing will change unless you make daily changes. You will continually fail to live your life’s vision if your daily habits do not change.

The truth about habits

For years I have heard and read that it takes twenty-one days to create a new habit. If you can just fight through the frustration and fatigue of forming a new habit for three or four weeks then you have it made. If you have ever struggled to form a new habit that lasts more than a couple of weeks then you know there’s more to the story. [Read more…]

How to Grow Your Potential for Success

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill


Living successfully is a life long journey, full of trials and triumphs, ups and downs, the good and the bad, but most of all; it is one big learning experience. When you realize that you are not the only person who goes through tough circumstances or bad situations, things become clearer. At some point in life, everyone experiences negative situations and that should help you to know that you are not alone in this world.

It is your responsibility to grow your potential for success so that you stand out to the world and shine the way that you were designed to shine. Success is not just going to show up at your front door in a nicely wrapped package for you to receive it. It is not going to be handed to you on a silver platter with all the trimmings. [Read more…]

4 Steps to Stop Overthinking

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“You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” Author Unknown

Are you thinking your dreams to death? One of the most critical things that hold many people back from living their dreams is overthinking. They overthink every little problem until it becomes larger and scarier than it actually is. They fall in line with the old saying, ‘making a mountain out of a mole hill’.

I am guilty of this. I get excited about implementing a plan and nothing or no one can stop me. Then when the initial excitement wears off, I start the process of overthinking. 

I have my plan ready to implement, but I delay because I have to think about it some more trying to make my plan fail proof. I spend so much time overthinking that I fail to implement my plan. Now, don’t get me wrong it is great to think things through, but overthinking leads to inaction. [Read more…]