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Never Stop Believing in Yourself

“Never give up on your dream … because you never know what the Lord can bless you with.”
~ Kelly Rowland

“Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.”
~ Phillip Sweet

 

Today is the last day of June. It is also the only time we will see Friday June 30, 2017 but even though the second half of the year will start from tomorrow, let’s not be disappointed or depressed if we are not as far along as originally planned for this time. Remember, you are enough! And by extension it is never, and I repeat never, ever too late to work on yourself … because even Oprah thinks this is a good idea 🙂

 


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Life May Be Better Than You Think

the journey is the destination

“He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.” Proverbs 2:7

“And David had success in all his undertakings, for the Lord was with him.” 1 Samuel 18:14

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill

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The journey really is the destination, if that makes sense. How else would we be able to experience different life lessons, learn from them and move on? In today’s chaotic world of deadlines, commitments, errands and keeping it all together, you may tend to think you are a failure. You might even be disappointed for not being further along on your life path BUT let us pause for a moment and do some self searching because you might just be a little more successful than you think.

First however, a disclaimer: being successful does not automatically equate to the amount of cash in your bank account, the size of your house or your car, or how high you may be sitting on the corporate totem pole …  With that out of the way and to reinforce a better concept of success, here are 20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are written by Carol Morgan on www.lifehack.org and after reading leave me a comment or two letting me know just how successful you really are right about now. Someone in your family or a friend who needs to be reminded how successful they are? Share this post so they will know for sure!

Excerpt

“We all feel like failures from time to time. While this is a normal feeling, you have to find a way to see yourself and your life from a different perspective. Sometimes we ignore the “little things.” Just because you are not a millionaire, don’t live in a mansion, and you don’t drive a fancy car, that doesn’t mean you’re a failure. In fact, it’s quite the contrary.

Here are 20 signs that you are succeeding in life:

1. Your relationships are less dramatic than they used to be.
Drama is not maturity. As we age, we should develop maturity. So maybe your relationships were drama-filled in your past, but if you have moved beyond that, then you are successful.

2. You are not afraid to ask for help and support any more.
Asking for help does not equal weakness. In fact, it is a strength. No person has ever succeeded in isolation. It takes teamwork to accomplish goals. Asking or help is a sign that you have grown as a person.

3. You have raised your standards.
You don’t tolerate bad behavior any more – from other people, or even yourself. You hold people accountable for their actions. You don’t spend time with the “energy vampires” in your life anymore.”  Read more ….

 


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5 Things to Remember every Monday

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E

Who loves Monday? Very few of us who have to get up early, fight our way through traffic and make it into work. Whether we are spending fun times with family/friends or doing chores/running errands our weekends tend to go by in a blur of activity.  The questions as people arrive at their cubicles seem to be: “Where is the downtime between Friday and Monday exactly? Does it even exist?”  Well of course it does … we just have to look for it and then maximise it!

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