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Practical Wisdom For Life

8 Qualities For A Successful Life  

Having a successful life is a worthy goal for all of us.  Research has found that possessing 8 qualities can lead to a productive and enjoyable life. 

1.  Radiate self-confidence.  When self-confident we are enthusiastic, positive, ambitious, supportive of others, happy, and content with life. 

2.  Ask for wisdom.  When pursuing a goal we need to ask, ask, ask, for wisdom from those who have already achieved our dream. 

3.  Determine in advance what we will do and what we will not do.  We have a game plan with specific details in order to not deviate from achieving our goal.

4.  Be willing to take risks and dream big. We must risk wisely and at the same time have significant goals that stretch us.

5.  Realize setbacks are part of life.  We can learn from our “goal delays” and then not repeat mistakes that we made in the past. 

6.  Celebrate successes.  After achieving a goal, it is important to commemorate our triumph by going out for a special meal, having a getaway weekend, going on a special vacation, etc.

7.  Be satisfied with what we have and spend less than we make. We need to understand that “things” don’t bring happiness but it is our journey of serving God and others that makes our life enjoyable. 

8.  Give back to God and charitable organizations.  We are never fully successful unless we are “givers” in many ways including financial gifts to God and charities. 

Today:  Begin incorporating these attributes in order to improve and grow in your personal life.

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MONDAY MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

Similar to the wisdom of Proverbs, every Monday I will share a practical wisdom quote.  I pray this quote will make a difference in your personal life and relationships.  

Monday, May 13, 2019

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.”  Abraham Lincoln

Five Qualities For Dealing With Life Problems

Life is not fair and filled with continual challenges.  Developing mental toughness is an important goal in order to handle various life issues.  Shown below are 5 qualities that can make a difference when a life trial arises. 

1.  Embrace change.  Be flexible and willing to adapt when change occurs because changes are part of daily life.  Recognizing that some type of change is always just around the corner builds mental toughness. 

2. Be confident.  Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t—you are right.”  Overcome any doubt by making things happen and believing in your abilities and talents.

3.  Be positive. With God by your side, have the internal strength and character to find solutions for life difficulties.  When a life crisis occurs have the belief that “I can and I will cope with this problem by searching for answers.” 

4.  Avoid toxic individuals.  Negative, difficult people are emotionally frustrating and can easily drain you and pull you down rather than make your stronger.  Toxic people only hurt your positive attitude.

5.  Let go of setbacks.  Focus your attention on what you did right, not what you did wrong.  Forgetting the past and living in the present moment will empower you toward success.   

Today:  Begin using these 5 qualities and develop more personal assets through daily reading of positive materials. 

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7 Motivational Quotes To Help Us Take Action

We all want to be successful in our endeavors and relationships.  Saying encouraging statements out loud can help us take action.  Use these quotes to motivate you in a positive direction. 

1.         “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  Nelson Mandela

2.         “You may delay, but time will not.”  Benjamin Franklin

3.         “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it.  You have to go down the chute.”  Tina Fey

4.         ‘Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.”  Peter Drucker

5.         “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”  Pablo Picasso

6.         “So what do we do?  Anything.  Something.  So long as we just don’t sit there.  If we screw it up, start over.  Try something else.  If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.”  Lee Iacocca

7.         “Productivity is never an accident.  It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”  Paul J. Meyer

Today:  Say out loud these 7 quotes to motivate yourself toward achievement. 

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MONDAY MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

Similar to the wisdom of Proverbs, every Monday I will share a practical wisdom quote.  I pray this quote will make a difference in your personal life and relationships.  

Monday, February 25, 2019

“It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy.  Losing your cool makes you tired.  Getting angry a lot messes with your health.”  Joyce Meyer

12 Success Thoughts From 100-Year-Olds  

Certainly, 100-year-old individuals have made some mistakes along the way but they also have tremendous wisdom from their long life experiences.  Shown below are tremendous thoughts from centenarians that can benefit each of us. 

1.  You cannot go too far without passion.  Find a job you are passionate about and pursue it. 

2.  There is nothing that can be gained in worrying.

3. Believe in yourself.  Such belief can propel you to unbelievable heights.

4.  Forgive yourself and everyone around you.

5.  Your relationships are vital to who you will become.  Learn to develop the right relationships.

6.  Laugh.  There is no point in taking life too seriously.

7.  Life is fun. It’s all up to the person.  Be satisfied.  You don’t have to be happy all the time, you need to be satisfied. 

8.  Don’t look at the calendar, just keep celebrating every day.

9.  The only thing constant is change, so you have to learn to embrace it. 

10.   Don’t compare.  You’ll never be happy with your life.  The grass is always greener. 

11.  Concern yourself only with what really matters in the long run.

12.  Happiness comes from a positive attitude, optimism, and living in the now.

Today:  Read the 12 thoughts out loud to absorb the wisdom of 100-year-olds. 

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Monday Motivational Quotes

Similar to the wisdom of Proverbs, every Monday I will share a practical wisdom quote(s).  For President’s Day, I pray these seven presidential quotes will make a difference in your life.  

“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.”  Thomas Jefferson

 “Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who make excuses.” George Washington

 “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln

  “Whatever you are, be a good one.”  Abraham Lincoln

 “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  Abraham Lincoln

 “Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.” Ronald Reagan

 “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy