You will find little fulfillment in life if your goal is to survive. You will find greater fulfillment when you find something to live for. Fulfillment comes when you seek and discover life-changing experiences that help you grow as a person and stretch your boundaries mentally, socially, physically, and spiritually. Fulfillment is not merely something to be achieved but to be experienced by doing good. You increase your chances for fulfillment when you exercise discipline in your life to ensure that your priorities reflect your values. Perhaps the greatest secret to living a happy fulfilled life is to have a … Continue reading HOW TO HAVE A MORE FULFILLED LIFE: POINTS TO PONDER
Fear exists to keep you safe. It’s a tool you can use to make better decisions. It isn’t designed to make you inactive but to help you get the results you want. So embrace fear as something your brain is telling you there is something significant for you to overcome. It helps to name your fear, to clearly identify it. Know exactly what it is you fear. Talking with others about what it is you fear helps you put into words why you are afraid. The more you can verbalize your fear the more you can face it. Ignoring fear … Continue reading 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEAR – HOW TO OVERCOME IT
Being a winner has more to do with ATTITUDEthan talent or IQ. With a positive attitude anddetermination, you will be able to achieve thefollowing points and BE A WINNER1. It all starts with VISION. You have to have aclear picture of what it is you want to accomplish and a strong desire to achieve it.2. BELIEVE in yourself. Be confident that youcan do it, that you have what it takes.Rid yourself of doubts and distractions3. Set GOALS of how you’re going to achieveyour vision, and then attack your goals, one at a time. Visualize the process as well asthe goal, … Continue reading LIFE NEEDS MORE WINNERS – WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BE ONE
(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
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
There are two broad categories of guilt:TRUE GUILT AND FALSE GUILT.TRUE GUILT(1) This is the guilt you feel when you are responsible for a wrong that you committed.(2) In a sense this is a “healthy guilt”because it makes you realize that what you did was wrong.(3) The first goal is to correct the wrongif possible. If you offended or hurtsomeone, seek forgiveness.(4) The second goal is to let go of theguilt. Don’t carry the guilt and allow it to become a heavy burden.Remind yourself that you are humanand make mistakes. You aren’t perfect. You are still loved.You can’t change the … Continue reading TRUE GUILT vs. FALSE GUILT— WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Everyone wants a happy, fulfilled life.But how do you achieve it?How do you make it happen?I have one answer to this question. It’s one answer based on my experience in working with people for many yearsas a former college professor and alicensed mental health counselor.It’s not the only answer, of course,but it’s the one answer I found that makes a positive difference in people’s lives.It not only works, it’s based on solid research.THE 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE(Please note that Creative Expressionis the heart of each Key.)(1) PERSONAL GROWTHANYTHING you can do to keep LEARNINGand GROWING as a … Continue reading 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE
Here’s a thought for the day:The change you create changes you.It’s two-fold. Two for one.It’s buy one, get one.It’s a good deal.Vijay Gupta had a dream.He wanted to create change.His dream was to provideworld-class musical performancesto the homeless and the incarceratedin Los Angeles, California.He was one of the founders ofSTREET SYMPHONY.He dreamed. He believed.He and his team made it happen.He and his 70 world-class musiciansnow present monthly programsat the Midnight Missionat Skid Row shelters and county jails.They have presented over 400 free,world-class musical engagements.Does it make a difference?Does it create change?Ask Brian, a homeless manstruggling with addictions.He went to Midnight … Continue reading THE CHANGE YOU CREATE CHANGES YOU
Exist and Useful were twin sisters who grew up in the beautiful town of Life. They had a typical childhood, enjoying the world around them. They attended Opportunity High School where they both received a good education. The twins had a lot in common, yet they were different. When asked what their goals were, they had very different answers. Exist’s goals were more inward, more focused on self. She said she simply wanted to enjoy everything she possibly could in life, experience lots of adventure, be free-spirited, not be tied to schedules and deadlines. Serving her own interests were her … Continue reading PARABLE: HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXIST AND USEFUL.
Almost everyone reaches a point in their lifewhen they feel stuck, stagnated, in a slump, out of sorts.They don’t have the energyor the interestto turn the pagein their book of Lifeand discover what’s ahead.Yet, there’s so much leftin their book,so many exciting chapters.There’s still time to turn the page.Colonel Sanders was 62 when he turned the page.Ray Croc was 52 whenhe discovered that McDonald’s was on the next page.Radha Daga was 73whe she started Triguni Foods.Susan Boyle tuned the page andbecame a successful singer at age 48.Grandma Moses was 78when she turned the page and started painting.There are many other similar stories.If you’re stuck have the … Continue reading DON’T GET STUCK ON ONE PAGE IN LIFE