Monthly Archives: September 2015

Time To Step Things Up!

Time for Change - Red Word on White Desktop Calendar Isolated on Gray Background.

Think about this.

A race-car driver on a race, he is leading the race by a wide margin and feeling great about it. Can you imagine him stopping briefly to enjoy the scenery around him? What will happen if he did?

Whatever you do to attain a level of success is what you must continue to do to maintain that success.

Have you ever been at a place in life where you feel content and satisfied.

Have you enjoyed an appreciable level of success lately and wondered what next?

Well,  I cannot tell you exactly what is next. I know it’s not time to lean back and rest on your oars.

Its is time to step this up. Change your game, move things up a notch. Never get to a place where you stop growing.

Now if you are wondering what it entails to step things up. I will not mince words about it.

Put in more effort. Have you been investing in yourself and experienced a measure of growth or development? Don’t stop, keep making progress.

The key to success in any area of life is to continually look for ways to improve

Even if you have been working hard at a goal and not enjoyed the level of success you desire. Return to the drawing board and assess the situation, see what you can do differently. Whatever you do don’t give up.

Success in any area of life is intentional. Purpose to succeed and take steps in that direction. Celebrate the little victories and press forward.

As we move into the final quarter of the year, I want to encourage you to step things up. Choose to finish 2015 strong.  You have all it takes to succeed, so don’t hold back! Go for it.

 

 

It Is Not Too Late…

 

 

It is never too late to begin - motivational reminder on a napkin with a cup of coffee

Have you ever been told it is too late for you to do something really dear to your heart?

Maybe no one ever told you that but YOU have told yourself the same over and over again?

Is it really too late? Seriously?

I remember having a discussion with a friend several years ago who had always wanted a college degree. She  told me she would have loved to go back to college but she is too old to go back.

My friend was 27 years old at the time.

In four years she will be 31 years old.  I asked her if she will prefer to be a 31-year-old college graduate or 31-year-old woman wishing for a college education.

She made her call, today she is not only a college graduate, she has completed all her desired professional certifications and living her dreams.

You may not be thinking about college, or career.

For you it may be business…

You have always had the desire to start a business but never took the first step.

You have always had this nudging feeling that it is too late..

You ran your idea by a few friends and family and guess what…

They all think it is too late for you too….

Well, I will like to encourage you that it is not too late. Cornell Sander, the founder of  Global fast food chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken ( KFC ) is an example to consider.

Cornell Sanders started KFC at the age of 62.

There is no limit to what you can accomplish so far you do not place a limit on yourself.

Whatever that desire is, don’t be limited by the thought of the time gone by. Instead make the most of  the time you have. Map out a workable strategy to make your dream a reality. Make every moment count.directions

The Value of Time II

 

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Do not walk through time without leaving worthy evidence of your passage. –Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)

 

Every moment comes to you pregnant with a divine purpose; time being so precious that God deals it out only second by second. Once it leaves your hands and your power to do with it as you please, it plunges into eternity, to remain forever what you made it.   —Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979)

 

It’s up to me to use it.

   I must suffer if I lose it.

   Give account if I abuse it.

   Just a tiny little minute,

   But eternity is in it.

   Learn from yesterday;

   Live for today;

   Hope for tomorrow.

Lost time is never found again.

   Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Make every minute count!

 

 

 

-Edythe Draper, Draper’s Book of Quotations for the Christian World

(Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1992). Entries 11303-11305.

*James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988), p. 477.

 

Starting The Day Right – Personal Reflection

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Have you ever wondered how best to start your day?

Different people start their day in different ways.

The most common activities people list as must do in the mornings are : meditation, exercise, reading.

The main point is sticking with what works. Since there is no one size fit  all to this, you will have to find out what works for you and stick to it.

Several years ago I developed an habit of making time to pray in the morning.  I find this activity very energizing. Just the way a good work out energizes your body to take on the daily chores, spending time in prayer energizes your spirit.

Have you ever had a glass of cold water after a long walk on a very hot day? Refreshing right? Praying refreshes and energizes, and it is worth devoting some time to.

As you start your day today, spend a few minutes in prayer. It will be best time investment of your day. Make it a great day!