Before water generates steam, it must register 212 degrees of heat. 211 degrees will not do it. It has to be 212 degrees. Too many people are trying to heat up their lives with only lukewarm water. They never do what is necessary to turn up the heat to the boiling point to take their lives to another dimension. [Read more…]
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin
1. Avoid negative conversations. Do not allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life. If you do, you will find yourself living in the negative. It does not take long for negative conversations from discouraged people to deplete your life’s progress. You do not have control over what others say; but you do have control over whether or not you allow them to speak in your life. You have the power to walk away and reject their poisonous words from infiltrating your heart and mind. [Read more…]
You were born with the potential to live an extraordinary life. Your journey to extraordinary living is about realizing who you are and why you are here. When you discover the answers to these questions your life will forever change. You will become more energized and excited to live each day. [Read more…]
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” Unknown
Have you ever made a commitment to yourself or someone and did not follow through? How did it make you feel?
When does commitment happen?
Commitment only happens when there is a binding agreement between your heart, mind and emotions that moves you on a daily course of action towards your purpose. When this occurs, you will not allow the distractions of the world’s false promises of success detour you.
On the road to achieving excellence, many people will quit along the journey. They quit because they either didn’t want it bad enough or they were not committed. Some people are interested in reaching their dreams and others are committed to reaching their dreams. [Read more…]
“The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb saying, you have stayed long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey…” Deuteronomy 1:6-7
Several years ago my wife and I traveled on I-285 in Atlanta going to a shopping center. I-285 is the by-pass loop that goes around the perimeter of Atlanta. What should have been a forty-five minute trip took us an hour and a half. [Read more…]
Life is not easy. If you expect it to be you will be greatly disappointed. You will encounter turbulences that will throw you off course. You will experience trials that will make you want to walk away from everything.
Life will throw you a curve ball that will leave you swinging at the air. When you think things are coming together one minute, the next minute things are fallen apart. Life is a challenge.
Life’s challenges will strengthen you to push towards excellence or cause you to surrender to mediocrity. They will empower you to see pass where you are or encourage you to live life stuck where you are. The choice is yours. [Read more…]