THE SEARCH FOR YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF: FINDING THE REAL YOU

People put so much effort into trying to bewho they think they should be,or who they believe they need to beto please others and be acceptedthat their authentic self gets buried under layers and layers of thefictional roles they feel they have to play. One of the greatest achievements you can make in life is to discover your authentic self and have the courage to be who you really are.1. You have only one authentic self.True happiness in life comes only when youallow your authentic self to emergeand you become who you really are.2. Like most people, you have most … Continue reading THE SEARCH FOR YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF: FINDING THE REAL YOU

5 IMPORTANT THINGS ON YOUR TO DO LIST

(1) Make the decision to close all doorsthat are leading you to nowhere.Open wide the doors that lead tohappiness, fulfillment and well-being.Choose a path and enjoy the journey.And as you travel, take the time tolisten to nature and admire the rainbows.(2) Write your life story.Much of your story is already written.You can’t change the beginning or part of the middle that is already finished.Work on writing a good ending.Make it your story, not what others think it should be.(3) Be willing to take risks.As you travel down your chosen path,you can’t always play it safe.If you want to reach your … Continue reading 5 IMPORTANT THINGS ON YOUR TO DO LIST

YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

To experience success in lifethere are several things to keep in mind.First of all, success can beas small as completing the day’s chores,or as big as composing a concerto.Regularly succeeding at small thingsprepares you for success at big things.Practice at succeeding develops goodhabits and creates a positive mindset.It makes you realize thatyou have what it takes to succeed.There are several things thatwill help you be successful.(1) BELIEF IN YOURSELFThere’s nothing more empoweringthan having confidence in yourself.You have to believe that you can do it.(2) VISIONThose that succeed are those who have aclear vision of what they want to accomplish.Always focus … Continue reading YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

HERE’S WHAT I WISH FOR YOU

Love that is fulfilling, lastingand unconditional.Faith that gives you hope and thestrength to overcome life’s struggles.Dreams that give you purposeand a vision for what can be.Courage to be your own personand stand up for what is right.Compassion to care aboutand serve those less fortunate.Friendships that give you support,good times and much laughter.Perseverance to not give up whenfaced with failures and disappointments.Forgiveness when others cause you hurt and pain.Comfort when you experience loss and need to grieve.Happiness that fills your heartwith contentment and much joy. Continue reading HERE’S WHAT I WISH FOR YOU

YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

You have received a gift basketas part of what life offers.Everyone receives the giftbut not everyone uses it.In the basket is everythingyou need to succeed.If you use the items in the basket,they will empower you to fulfill your dreams.As you proceed to use your gift basket,remember that real successis achieving a peace of mindin knowing that you havegiven your very best effortin all that you attempt to do.In the basket are the itemsthat will empower you.A clear vision of what it isyou want to do.Belief in your dream.The interest and desire to achieve it.The courage to try.Confidence in yourself.The abilities … Continue reading YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

Do you ever have one of those dayswhen you want to give up?You want to throw in the toweland say, “Enough is enough. I give up.I just want the world to stopand I want to get off.I just don’t feel like fighting any more.I’ve had it. I give up.”I was having one of those dayswhen I happened to see a story aboutthe Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.Jimmy Valvano, basketball coachat North Carolina State University, was ina battle with adenocarcinoma (cancer).In a speech at the 1993 ESPY Awardsceremony and before a nationwidetelevision audience, he brought a howlingteary-eyed Madison Square Gardenaudience to … Continue reading DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

WHAT IN LIFE DO YOU WANT TO FINISH?

In the 1968 OlympicsTanzanian runner, John Akhwari,fell during the marathon race andseverely injured his leg.Olympic officials wanted himto drop out but he refused.In great pain, he hobbled on,one step a a time.An hour after other runnershad finished the raceAkhwari managed to somehowcross the finish line.The few spectators still in thestadium rose to their feet indisbelief and gave Akhwaria thunderous ovation.When asked why he didn’t quit,Akhwari simply replied,”My country did not send me hereto start the race.They sent me here to finish.”Take a moment to reflectand ask yourself this question:”What is one really important thingin your life you want to finish?”It’s … Continue reading WHAT IN LIFE DO YOU WANT TO FINISH?