Posts tagged Positivity
Our mind is our strongest tool and greatest asset and how we perceive life and the events that happen daily will shape the life we desire. Everything may not be in order or as we wish, but a positive outlook can literally transform the impossible into the possible.
As a man thinketh, so is he! Nothing can be more true and the endorphins released through positive thinking revitalizes and refreshes and like all energy, transfers and infects all around us. Being positive is a mindset that is intentional and on purpose and must be routinely practiced. A positive attitude awakens inner strength, energy, motivation and initiative. Every situation may not be positive, but we can find a positive in just about every situation.
As you practice your positivity today, here is a jumpstart from the great people @PowerOfPositivity. The video only lasts a minute, but the impact will last a lifetime.
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nothing rings more true than the legacy we leave behind through the lives we touch. It is one thing to amass financial riches, to become successful in your profession, but it matters none if your life was only lived for you. None of us were placed here solely for ourselves and anyone who thinks so is only fooling themselves. Self-gratification and glorification is a self-fulfilling prophecy of a wasted, lonely, and miserable life.
Dr. King’s purpose continues to transcend time and clearly demonstrates how powerful one man’s love for humanity and people’s rights can affect change. Despite any hardships and threats against his or his family’s lives, King went as far as any one person can in serving others. He chose his path and never looked back. He found his calling in life and step-by-step, he forged forward through every imaginable obstacle to make a difference for all. If there is anything to learn from his life, it is that how we live our lives not only makes a difference and is how we will be remembered, but it can possibly be what gives the next person hope, saves their life, or provides them the drive to pursue their dreams. Our life is an example and spark plug for all those we encounter. You can either ignite their flame or blow it out.
Be persistent and consistent in your pursuit. This is the only life you have and you only get one shot. No one expects you to be perfect, to be without flaws, to not make mistakes, or never fall; but what they will be watching is how you get up, recover, and take responsibility for your actions. Be a person of integrity and let your moral compass lead you on the path of righteousness’ sake. If you only change one person’s life for the better you have done your job. “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10)
Today, I challenge everyone to follow Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit and find a way to serve someone else. Not only are you changing their life, but you are also giving your life a greater meaning. Choose each day to be a catalyst – a catalyst of positivity, possibilities, and productivity. Use each day to serve those around you, pay it forward, and watch as your life’s work is solidified in the annals of time.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Excuses vs. Expectations
The day of excuses is over! If you find yourself making more excuses instead of fulfilling expectations, it is time to make a change. Excuses are only deterrents to dreams; they steal and destroy. When you expect to succeed, to win, every obstacle can be overcome and no challenge is too great. Stop looking to fail or seeking a way out. Challenges will arise, but expect to find a solution. As a man thinketh, so is he. Focus your energy on expecting to be great, expecting to win, expecting to succeed. Lose the excuses and any other drawback that is sapping your dream of its energy. You are greater than your excuses and you control your destiny. Walk bravely in your destiny with an expectation of positivity, productivity, and possibilities.
“Excuses are monuments of nothingness. They build bridges to nowhere. Those who use these tools of incompetence, seldom become anything but nothing at all.” ~ Author Unknown
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” ~ Brian Tracy