Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gratitude is the attitude to develop

Hi everybody, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2009

Let's get started with the principle of gratitude, there was a time in my life when I didn't think I would make it past 50, due to the circumstances and events happening at that time in my life, anyway to make the story short, I've been clean and sober for the last 18 1/2 years.
Now I'm not proud to write about my personal life, but then again who Am I going to share about? Get my drift, as they say, it is about my experience, strength and hope that I'd like to blog, and hope that someone gets something out of this.

We're going to embark in this wonderful trip where self-help, believe in one-self, and a change of attitude will be necessary, in any changes are to be obtained, I am not saying that it is easy but I never said it's impossible, "WHATEVER THE MIND OF MAN CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE,
IT CAN ACHIEVE", it is not just another cliche, but once I made the decision to make the necessary changes in my life, guess what, my personal, family and spiritual life has changed for the better.

Yes it takes work, personal work, I had to really look inside of me and realize that maybe, just maybe it's possible to fulfill my own dreams and aspirations, take responsibility for my actions, otherwise I will always be the victim, and yes develop a sense of gratitude that I am alive, breathing and standing on my own today, if only for today, for today is all I have.

to be continued..........

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There was a time in my life when I didn't think I would make it past 50...to be continued!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Overcoming Obstacles: Four Reasons We Fail

  1. Fear of failure:  "Know that you can afford to fail...and failure will happen. Count on it. But failures bring about successes. Risk is all about trying, getting in the game. You can't succeed if you are not in the game."
  2. Lack of confidence:  "Decide that you are confident, and have a more playful, less serious attitude about life. Most successful people have this attitude."
  3. Lack of passion:  "Without passion and the excitement, energy and motivation it creates, it's hard to be successful. Then it's just work. And that's not fun. There are hundreds of people who have turned their great ideas into millions. They all share one common theme. They have passion about what they are doing. In that sense they are doing what they love."
  4. Naive sense of entitlement:  "This attitude is one of the biggest obstacles to success, thinking you are deserving of something. Most successful people have humility and a genuine sense of appreciation for the opportunities they are given.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy holiday season to you all.


As we approach the holiday season, I've taken a moment to reflect about it, and I can only think how greatful I am to live in this great country of ours, despite everything we hear, see, and experience in our daily life affairs, we still have it good.

By that I mean, there's abundance of just about everything, but I have to take the time to observe, think, share what I have with others, and it does not have to be material things, sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement, a nice smile, a good morning, or something along those lines.

We all need to be respected, but more important I need to respect you, regardless of who you are, and that, I've learned is the greatest gift I can give anyone, wheather it is Christmas, or the 4th of July.

What I've learned from the application of this principle, is that first, I cannot transmit something I haven't got, that a blind cannot lead another blind, that when I give you respect, I expect the same, there couldn't be any other way.

So getting back with the holiday season, I ask The Good Lord for wisdom, so that I may maintain this attitude towards my fellow man. As we approch a New Year, I pray for peace, love, and happiness, I wish for you all the best.

Happy Holidays.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Are you ready for your Holiday Season?

As we approach the holiday season, I believe most everyone must be wondering, what gifts, if any can I afford this season, some might have made the decision not to give any, others might be looking for ideas as to how to get extra money, i.e. credit cards, personal loans, etc.

The point being, is a season of giving, but according to some( media) we're going through hard times, people are losing their jobs, recession, the economy, the stock market is down, interest rates are high, if available, and if you qualify, at his point it is anything and everything happening. Now why do I ask this question about being ready for your holidays?
Emerson suggested that if we look at wealth as an infinity supply, we would always enjoy an abundance of it.

Realize that wealth is like a tide forever flowing out and forever flowing back. Wealth is an idea in our mind, and a mental attitude.

I had the same problem before, not realizing that I am the only thinker in my universe, and that therefore it is up to me to make the necessary changes in my personal life, mind you this is not only about the holidays, but in our every day affairs, and so the question now is,

What I am doing to change my life? Am I willing to take the necessary steps to make those changes?

There's a saying that goes like this,

WHEN THE STUDENT IS READY, THE TEACHER APPEARS!

Are you ready?