Monthly Archives: September 2012
September 30, 2012
Motivational speaker and author Scott Wimberly explains how the Butterfly Effect can apply to our lives, our actions, and how they influence others.
September 30, 2012
Reconcile doesn’t mean you condone or agree with; it means in spite of. Reconcile broken relationships right now.
There are people in your life that you need to reconcile your relationship with today. When you reconcile that doesn’t mean that you have like or even agree with what they have done or are doing. What it does mean is that you love them, accept them, and welcome them despite what has happened. God is calling us today to be people of reconciliation. He is asking us to restore the broken relationships in our lives. I know you have been hurt by someone that are thinking about right now. You don’t have to agree with their life or their lifestyle. God is calling you to love them and appreciate them anyways. He isn’t asking you to accept their addiction or habits but to accept them for who they are not what they do. Take time today and make the effort to reconcile broken relationships. Is there someone who you need to reconcile with right now?
September 29, 2012
If you have given up and lost all hope; give it one more chance. Stay with it one more day.
You may be saying that you have nothing left to give. You may be on your last nerve. You may be thinking this is your last day. I am asking you to give it one more chance. Give it one more day. Don’t give up, don’t ever give up. You may be at a crossroads in your life today. Before you make any final decisions, make sure it is the right decision. Don’t give up on that child today. Don’t give up on your marriage today. Don’t give in to that addiction. Hold on to hope. Hope may be all you have, but hope can hold you together when nothing else can. I have been in situations that looked hopeless to everyone else. People were telling me that I had tried my best, but… I never gave up and I did beat that addiction. My marriage is still going strong and getting stronger. All I had was hope, but hope was more than enough. Most folk in your situation would have lost their mind long time ago, but you are still here. Keep standing or if all you can do right is lay down, then lay down for a minute and then get back up. Don’t ever give up! Never, never give up!
September 28, 2012
It’s not enough to just go through the process, but you have to believe in your process. Do you believe in your process today?
You may be just going through the motions today in your life. Going through the motions is to enough when it comes to the process of your destiny. I am guilty of being present physically but being present emotionally or mentally. This is a major character flaw that I have to change. It is not enough that I am with my family and friends in body, I need to be there in my mind and with my emotions too. If you are only physically going through the process in your life, then today you need to step up your game. Get your mind and emotions in the process too. You have to totally involved for the process of your life to take effect in the way you desire it to. You are one person, but you have three attributes, your spirit, soul and body. Get all three in sync and all three in the process today. See your life go to a whole new level when you get all attributes working together. Are you only partially involved today?
September 27, 2012
We look at what others do; then; judge them from our perspective. Stop! Look at why they do what they do from their perspective!
Everybody does not think the same way you do. I am glad that everyone doesn’t think the same way I do. So why is it we judge people and their actions from our own perspective and mindset? By judge I don’t necessarily mean in a bad way, but we evaluate what they are doing by our paradigms. This really seems to evident when someone does something we don’t understand. “How could they do that?” “What were they thinking?” Those are some of the questions that I hear people ask about others. The reason we don’t know, often criticize and judge others is because we are looking at what they did from our perspective. When you look at it from their perspective everything changes. It may not make what they did right, but it changes the why. Once we learn why people are doing what they are doing, we get a whole new understanding. With that understanding should come patience. No longer will be angry at others or judge others so quickly. Take the time today to look at the what from the why perspective. Is there someone in your life that you need to look at what they are doing from their perspective?
September 26, 2012
Fear of failure will keep under constant pressure. Learn to use your failures to overcome pressure. Just a little change of perspective.
Are you scared of failing? At what others will think and say about you if you fail? If so, all you got to do is change your point of view, change your perspective. When you fear failure you are going to be under major pressure; which is going to ensure failure. Change the way you look at failure and you will notice to absence of pressure. When you look at failure as a teaching moment, something to learn from; then that pressure that aided in your failure will be gone. The pressure is coming in because of your perspective of failure. Really, it doesn’t matter what others say or think anyways. We all fail from time to time. Those that are talking about you have failed. As long as they can keep you down they don’t feel bad about their own failures. There is no reason, however, to be down because you failed at something. Get back up, lesson learned, and move forward again. You will not hear from those people for very long. They will separate themselves from you as you too will move away from them. You are moving in your destiny operating in your purpose using your gift. Those talkers, if moving at all, are just going in circles. Make up your mind today that the pressure that comes with the fear of failure will never affect you again. Have you had situations that pressure controlled you because of your fear of failure?
September 25, 2012
Accountability is key to staying on schedule. When you’re accountable for how you spend your time you will see improvement.
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I have come to the understanding that there is no such thing as time management. You can’t manage time. Time just keeps on slippin, slippin into the future! We all have the same amount time every day. It is what we do with that time that makes a difference. I have also come to the understanding that if I am not accountable with my time, I will not get much done. If you have trouble getting stuff done during the day, maybe you need to find someone to be keep you accountable. You can have a person or maybe some form of To Do List reminder. I do better when I have someone to ask me the tough questions, “Have you written today?” “Did you file today?” “Did you read today?” “Did you pray today?” Those are the questions that help me stay on track. They help me to get the things I need to get done during the day accomplished. Also, if I am working on a book project; I have my publisher checking in to be sure I am where I need to be on the project. If you are getting behind in your work, find someone to help you be accountable. As we have said before; I will do what is inspected more than what is expected. Do you need some accountability in your day-to-day schedule?
September 24, 2012
It’s not about the trophies, rings or banners. It’s about the relationships formed.
Many people think that all there is in life is being recognized and what you can get from it. The most important thing in life is not all the glitz and glamour. The bottom line, most important thing is life is the relationships you develop. You can win all the games, get all the prizes and all the headlines you want. However, if you don’t form good lasting relationships, all that other will be for nothing. You can get so caught up in achieving and winning that you forget to make friends. There is no win that is greater than having close relationships. I am guilty of putting too much emphasis on getting more and winning it all, instead of taking time to love those in my life. There is a balance, but I have learned to put more of my time into my relationships. Winning with friends is lots better than winning without friends. When you win without friends, you really haven’t won. Take time today to make lasting relationships, nothing else is more important. Do you need to put more time in relationships today?
September 23, 2012
When we meet someone new it’s like; “My name is Scott, here is all the junk and stuff from my past.”
Are you carrying around all you negative past mistakes with you? Do you have a backpack or wheel barrow full of all the stuff you have ever done wrong? When you meet people do you bring all your mess with you? If so, today is your day to make a change. Empty out your pack and dump your wheel barrow. Everyone has stuff in their past that they are not proud of. You are no different than me and me than you in that area. However, it is time to make a change. Like a breath of fresh air, you can be free of all that load. Get your mind clear and your conscious clean. Forgive yourself and be free from carrying the load of your past. We all need a fresh start in life. Give yourself a do over and move forward. Get up and get going today. Do you need to dump of load of past mistakes?
September 22, 2012
Relationships will determine where you go in life and who you become.
You are where you are right now. No matter what you did ten years ago or yesterday; here you are. The reason you are where you are is because of the relationships you formed. Some have had a more direct effect than others, but nevertheless, relationships determine where you go in life and who you become. This is to say, be careful who you allow into your inter circle. You may have many acquaintances but very few close relationships. I am of the sort that I have few acquaintances and ever fewer relationships. If that is you too, you have to be extremely careful who you allow in close. I am very thankful and humbled that I have an awesome wife that is my closest and best friend. Without her I would not have accomplished what I have. God, without a doubt, placed her in my life. Take a good close look at the people you have in your inner circle. You are where you are because of their influence in your life. Where are your relationships taking you today?