Posts tagged Belief

Motivational Monday

BrotherWord - Attitude

The right attitude will determine EVERYTHING!  Attitude is more than perception.  It is a belief in the impossible, it is a sense of calm in the storm, it is a confidence when all seems lost.  Your attitude will decide your elevation or your demise.

Attitude is also a learned trait that is built over time and through experiences.  Someone with a beautiful, positive, strong attitude is someone who has suffered through and survived some of life’s most destructive and devastating ordeals.  The power in one’s attitude stems from the lessons learned and the application of those lessons.  It’s one thing to have a good attitude in good times, but how you react when the world is crumbling around you is the truest measure.  That is what separates the successful from the mundane that find themselves stuck, always in a rut, never able to overcome or get out of their own way.

What makes attitude so precious, so vital, is that the sooner you master your attitude, the sooner life will open up and dreams will begin to formulate before your eyes.  Master the circumstances and stop allowing them to master you.  What happens to you and around you may be out of your control, but your reaction, that is completely up to you and under your control.  That is the very definition of attitude – an organismic state of readiness, mental and emotional preparedness or state of mind, to respond in a characteristic way to a stimulus, whether it be a person or thing, tendency or orientation.  Nothing is guaranteed, but one thing is for sure; you are the master of your soul and the captain of your ship and the one thing that determines the course of your life is your attitude!

Think it is propaganda and hype?  Listen to the young man in the video.  A high school student athlete who is well on his way to greatness and has already captivated the attention and spirit of people twice his age.  Whatever this young man has experienced in life, it has matured him beyond his years and given him a blueprint to success.

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~ Thomas Jefferson 
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~ Winston Churchill 
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Where Lies Your Faith?

BrotherWord - Real Christian

Faith and belief is a personal journey, a one-on-one relationship, regardless of what higher power you believe in.  Sometimes that belief is diminished when the object of faith lies in the messenger and not the message.  There are many outstanding oracles that serve as vessels of the gospel, but too often the vessel either anoints themselves as the all-mighty or the people place them on pedestals.  Remember where the power truly lies and that the person standing at the podium is as fallible as the people sitting in the pews.  It’s good to be led, but make sure you know where you’re going!  And just in case you have trouble discerning between the two, take a moment to listen to one artist’s take on being on determining the truth.  Enjoy and let BrotherWord know your thoughts on faith and religion.

Motivational Monday

BrotherWord - Motivational Monday

The time is here and now!  There is no better time than the present and you already have everything you need. God has blessed you with a plan and a purpose.  What are you waiting for?  “Perfection paralyzes potential,” as I heard a wise man state and if you’re waiting for the perfect timing, perfect situation, perfect person, then you’re only prohibiting the possibilities and prolonging a self-imposed purgatory.

That job you’re seeking, go for it!  The relationship you desire, pursue it!  The changes you want in your life, start making them happen.  The only thing holding you back is YOU.  All the excuses and doubts are no longer.  The only thing that matters is reaching your goals and the actions needed to bring those goals to fruition.  You are powerful beyond measure and your life’s experiences have prepared you for this moment.  You are ready, so please get out of your own way.

The only moment we will ever have is the present moment.  Don’t waste or forsake it and don’t wait for another moment that may never come.  There are three things in life that once they are gone, you can never get back – words, opportunity, and time.  Don’t waste any of them.  Let your words be the blueprint that answers opportunity’s knock right on time.  There are also three things in life that never fail – belief, determination, and love.  Believe in yourself and be determined enough to pursue the love burning inside you NOW!


Thankful Thursday!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursday - Life Lessons

Today I am most THANKFUL for life’s lessons.  Life has a way of bringing out the best, and sometimes the worst, in all of us, but either way, it will challenge your every fiber and force you to grow and expand mentally and emotionally.  Every storm is followed by sunshine, and sometimes a beautiful rainbow.  Although it may be hard to find the silver lining during hardships, know that it exists.  Even when you can’t see it or have doubts, hold onto that belief, fight through, and remember this too shall pass.  No different from school, we are tested to see if we have learned and retained the lesson, and such is life.

We have to go through the fire to be purified and polished.  Gold is dull and lackluster until it is put through extreme heat and a diamond is no more than a lump of coal before it is put through extreme pressure.  From both you are rewarded with a rare and valuable jewel, just like life’s lessons.  The things we go through shape us into the people we are and strive to become.  Be THANKFUL for your life lessons as they are a road map to your future and breadcrumbs from where you’ve come.

Life is the greatest teacher and the lessons it offers will carry you through the best and worst days.  So, take it for all it’s worth and enjoy the ride.  THANK you LIFE for blessing me with opportunity after opportunity to share my lessons with all I can reach and learn  from all that I meet.

What are you most THANKFUL for today?  Share your life lessons and moments of THANKS with #BrotherWord.

Thankful Thursday!

 BrotherWord - Thankful Thursdays!

Today I’m thankful for the doubters and the naysayers,
For the skeptics and the haters,
For those that said I would never amount to anything or make it.
For those that tried to break me down, but never broke my spirit,
Those who criticized, but couldn’t see I was gifted.
You ridiculed and tried to demoralize,
Never knowing you were helping me grow, contributing to my rise.
Took some lumps and let you think you had won,
But I always knew just like the morning dew, I’d rise like the sun.
So thank you for not believing, thank you for thinking I was defeated,
You fed the fire within and made me reach deeper.
No animosity, no hard feelings, I wish you all the best,
You are my inspiration and why I plan to reach and teach the rest.
You too can overcome, you too can catch your dream,
All you need is faith, perseverance, and belief in one’s self; the perfect team.
Take that first step, keep moving, put one foot in front the other,
The haters will hate, but as long as you keep moving that hate diminishes further.
Be Thankful for it all, the ups and downs, the good and the bad,
The best is yet to come and right now is your launchpad!  ©


One Man’s Belief

Many may not know the story of Capt. Emil Kapaun, also known as Father Kapaun, a Roman Catholic chaplain in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea who served in World War II.  Awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest award of valor in the U.S. military, on April 11, 2013, 60 years after his death, President Barack Obama states, “Father Kaupan has been called a shepherd in combat boots and his fellow soldiers who felt his grace and his mercy called him a saint, a blessing from God.”


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