“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”–Winston Churchill
Everyone chases success most of their adult life. Certainly, I have. This is a double edge sword. On the one hand, of course, we want to achieve success. On the other, we can sacrifice a life to achieve success. Balance do you have it?
Learn to be present in the moment in every aspect of your life!
When chasing dreams, be sure that you balance work life and home life. Especially when children are involved. I can tell you firsthand that kids want your attention and deserve it. Don’t sacrifice! Balance can be done, you just have to commit yourself.
You can have a successful career with life balance. Learning time management, no lollygagging during the day. Use a calendar to assign times to complete tasks. Read books on project management. Learn to prioritize.
“I believe that an open attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.”–Joyce Meyer
Patience is not something that comes quickly to me. However, the more I learn to have patience, the more blessings that move through my life. Everyone I believe wants what they want, and they want it now!
Life, however, does not happen on our timeline but the timeline of the Universe, God. If we learn to do the work necessary to have a faith-filled life. Letting our destiny unfold as it should with no force from our own will. Then peace-of-mind lays upon us like a warm blanket.
Learn to do the work needed to move your life forward, have a calm faith-filled knowledge that all will come to you in good time. Fantastic pieces of your destiny will begin to flow to you like a river.
When adversity comes, and it will learn what lessons you can from it, gain strength so that you may move past. Patience will be tested but hold on!
Patience, faith, good work, and life will open up to you!
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You can say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”–Eleanor Roosevelt
Facing fear comes in many forms. It also is indoctrinated into our psyche over years and years. We play into it when difficulties overtake our life. When the bombardment of “I can’t” “this is too hard” become so overwhelming in our minds.
Just as the quote states, we live through a horror.
The excellent news is the strength you need is within you. It’s not hard to tap into when you discipline yourself to overcome the challenge. Here are some daily rituals I do that help me get through:
Stop and just breathe. Take sixty seconds and breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. Breathing will relieve tension in your body. This makes a measurable change in your body.
Walk. Just get out and walk for a bit. Again relieving stress in your muscles will clear your mind. It’s incredible how this works. Walk up to a flight of stairs, walk down the street, just get out and walk.
Meditate. Learn to quiet your mind. Meditation can help you focus your mind on positive. There is a reason it’s called a meditation practice. Do this often, set designated times to practice your meditation.
Grateful. Be grateful for what you have and for what is coming. Thank God for the blessing he is moving into your life.
Pray. Don’t beg, pray. “Please God get me through this, please” NO! Give to God what you need, what he needs to guide you. Show him you’re grateful for it and let him do the rest.
You can overcome adversity, fear, you name it you can overcome. It takes work, it takes some pain, it takes real desire. You can do it! I have to push every day to overcome huge fears. Someday’s the journey seems too much. That’s the time take one more step, do one more thing forward. This makes all the difference.
“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in adverse events.”–Joel Osteen
In our previous blog post, we talked about God being our coach. As you can see in this quote to paraphrase, “nothing happens to you, it happens for you.” That’s my point entirely.
What happens for you is coaching. We need to learn from adversity. Look at this as though you trained really hard one day, and now you’re so sore with pain it hurts. God, as your coach, is going to work you out to make you stronger. Good coaches push athletes to their limits. Same principal.
Why does God do this? If you’re going to run a Marathon and you cannot even make a mile, how can you expect to move forward with the race? You have to condition yourself, a coach will push you so that you can make the distance. It’s not God saying no, it’s God pushing you so he can say yes!
When I grasped this, my life truly changed. All the stress went away, and I was anxious to go to practice as it were.