Monthly Archives: March 2014
March 31, 2014
The question is; who is able to bring their mental talents to the table on a consistent basis and has can respond appropriately to pressure.
If you are able to respond in a positive, problem solving manner consistently; you are in a small group. We are all mentally tough as long as everything is going our way. However, what happens when someone says something about you, about a friend, spouse, or child. Are you able to remain mentally tough? Are you able to respond in a way that address the solution to the problem and not just the problem? Most people keep rehearsing the problem, talking the problem, trying to get even and so on. These people are never satisfied because nothing is ever accomplished. When you look at the people that are solution minded, remain mentally tough and respond appropriately; you see results. It seems like some people were put here to ‘keep the pot stirred up.’ It takes a mindset change, a different perspective to make be solution minded. I encourage you today to be solution minded and not problem minded. Are you being solution minded or problem minded today?
March 30, 2014
Staying in control of yourself and recognizing what you can and can’t control will allow you to mentally stay in calm, centered, and grounded.
When you try to control things that you have no control over your life is going to be out of sync. When we admit to ourselves that there are some things we can control and something that we cannot, then we will have a smoother life. There really are very few things that we actually do have control over. So rather than expending all that energy and getting nothing done, now we can use that energy and get more accomplished. There is something peaceful about being able to remain calm during stressful situations. When you realize that you are responsible for your actions and attitude and not those around you, peace is coming your way. Are you controlling what you can control today?
March 29, 2014
Before you can control your performance, you must be in control of yourself.
Are you struggling with trying to make a dream become a reality? Are you frustrated in a relationship, trying to make someone else change or live right? You may mean well, you may have good goals, but if you are trying to orchestrate things to happen your way, on your timetable, you are only going to frustrate yourself. At some point, you have to turn those circumstances over to God and trust that He has your best interest at heart. How do you turn things over to God? Start by making the choice and declaring your resolve. Simply say, “God, I choose to let You be God of this situation. I take my hands off. I trust You.” Today, take the pressure off yourself and turn things over to God. Give Him control and let Him take your setbacks and turn them into comebacks. Remember, the God who holds the universe holds you in the palm of His hand. Trust Him and let God be God in every area of your life! Who’s in control of your life today?
March 28, 2014
Your life is not over because you had a setback.
There is an “after this” in your future. There is another victory planned for you. Your destiny will take you further than you ever dreamed possible! When you go through tough times, don’t be surprised if the enemy whispers in your ear, “You’ll never be as happy as you used to be. You’ve seen your best days. This setback is the end of you.” No, let that go in one ear and out the other. God is saying to you, “After the bad break, after the disappointment, after the pain, there is still a full life.” Know today that you have not danced your best dance. You have not laughed your best laugh. You have not dreamed your best dream. If you will stay in faith and not get bitter, God has an “after this” in your future. He’s not only going to bring you out, He is going to bring you out better than you were before! You ready for a victory celebration?
March 27, 2014
If a negative event occurs and you keep a positive present moment focus perspective, then you will determine the outcome.
When something negative happens in your life, how do you act? I had a negative event occur in my life not too long ago, and rather than act like I normally would have; I chose to stay in the present moment and to stay positive. Rather than letting the negative event cause you to act negatively, stay in the right perspective. Use what has happened as a learning moment. We all are going to have negative things happen, wouldn’t it be better to learn and grow from them. When you stay positive and have the right perspective you will determine how things end. Even if it appears that it has not ended well for you, with the right perspective a negative ending can actually be positive. How you perceive the ending is how it will be. You have the power to take the negative and turn it around to the positive. Stay grounded and centered in the present. Keep your perspective positive and see your life go to a whole new level. What is your perspective today?
March 26, 2014
You have the ability to respond to an event in the manner you deem appropriate. Your response is totally your choice.
Many people feel as if they have ‘one up’ someone when they feel they have been done wrong. Pride will make you do things in reaction that are not right. We cut people out of our lives because of pride. We feel like we have the right do so. Opportunity does not equal right. A champion does not react, instead a champion responds. The response of a champion is appropriate to the situation. Decide before you ever face the situation that you will take the high road. You will do what is right no matter what has been done to you. Have I always responded in the right way? Lord, no!! I have reacted and done the wrong thing more times than I like to admit. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t start right now and do what is right. Make a stand to make a difference today. When faced with a difficult situation, respond like a champion and do what is right and appropriate. How are you responding today?
March 25, 2014
It is not what happens to you, it is how you handle what happens. Your ability to respond is going to determine the outcome to adversity.
Some win, some lose. This is unfortunate. A better scenario is; some win, some learn. Rather than losing, how about learning? It’s not so much what happens to you, but how you respond to it. A person that loses is one that reacts by blaming others, finding fault, then quitting. Listen to me, you are going to have adversity okay. Probably every day if you are truly doing your best to be a champion and the best you that you can possibly be. Those that don’t want to work their process and be their best will not like you. They will do what they can to bring you down to their level of mediocrity. Do not give them your energy, your time, your attention. There are plenty of others, unfortunately, in the same boat as they are. So let them give each other all the attention they want and desire. As a champion you are in a small group, again unfortunately. Learn to let it go, what others say and do to you. It is not worth your time. Rise above the storm. Never again will you let what someone else says or does to you bring you down, or even slow you down. You have better things to do than deal with other’s insecurities about their lack of discipline and mental toughness. How are you dealing with adversity today?
March 24, 2014
Responsibility is being accountable for your perspective and controlling how you respond to adversity.
Every day you will face some type of adversity. For some it is just getting out of bed that is adversity to them. One major key to how you deal with adversity is your perspective. Many ask the question; “Why me?” when faced with adversity, however, the question should be; “Why not me?”. You have to know that your response to adversity is all about your perspective to it. When you play the role of a victim or have a pity party because you are facing a difficult situation you will never be a champion. Make a conscious decision today to change your perspective, your outlook on adversity. Decide today to have a champion mentality and perspective. Make adversity work for you. Be the person who thrives under that pressure. You have what it takes to be the best! What is your adversity perspective today?
March 23, 2014
A major part of being a champion is taking ownership of your past, commanding your present, and taking charge of your future.
If you are going to be a champion in whatever field you are in today, you will have to take responsibility for your life. Own your past, whether it is good or bad. Take ownership. Call a thing a thing and own it. If you past is not good, it doesn’t have to define you, but you do have to own up to it. Learn from your past no matter what it looks like. If you don’t learn from the mistakes then you will make them again. Learn from the good past and use the principles to move forward. Being a champion means commanding your present. Be in command of your choices and decisions. Use wise counsel when making decisions, no matter how small or large. You are the sum total of the decisions you have made up to this point in your life. Being in command of your present will move you forward and closer to your destiny each day. Take charge of your future. By using your past and present you will be in position to take charge of your future. If you aren’t in charge of your future someone else will be. Don’t let others determine the outcome of your life. Take responsibility today for where you are heading. To be a champion you will have to use your past, present, and future in a positive way. No more whining, blaming, fault finding, or being a victim. Today is your day to take the reins of your life. Are you taking responsibility for your life today?
March 22, 2014
I had a man tell me a few weeks ago that he was really hoping to get this big contract.
He worked in heavy equipment sales. He went to meet the owner of this very large company. He walked into the meeting very nervous, very uptight. The owner smiled and said, “My wife said to tell you hello. You both went to high school together. She said she always liked you. She told me before I left the house, ‘You make sure you’re good to him.’ ” And he was. He gave him that contract. You don’t have to worry about your future. You don’t have to try to make things happen in your own strength. You can go through the day in peace because God knows exactly what you need. In your future, He has already lined up the right people, the right breaks, the good words you’re going to need down to the second, down to the exact moment. Like that woman, God will cause you to come in on cue. And if for some reason it doesn’t work out, don’t get all discouraged. Don’t get depressed. That just means that God has something better in store. It means He has a bigger opportunity in your future. He orders your steps, so keep your faith and trust in Him. Are you letting God direct your destiny and purpose?