Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.



Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I ’ve ever thought I’d have. – Ernie Banks

What is meaning  of  Quote :
The quote starts by declaring loyalty and friendship as being the same. Consider that for a moment. Can you call a person a friend who is disloyal? I don’t think I could. What about someone loyal who is n’t a friend? If they are being loyal to an ideal, a concept, or their own values, are they being loyal to you?
Even if you feel you are too superior to them to acknowledge their personal loyalty, I would say that they are being a friend to you. While I still feel the words are different, for the purposes of this quote they are close enough to be considered identical.
The quote finishes by saying that the friendships he had created all the wealth he ever thought he’d have. Here, we’re looking at an alternate definition of the word wealth. While he’s not a poor man, he isn’t bragging about his bank account here. He’s talking about the richness of spirit, and the richness of the heart which only friends can give you.
I would go as far as to guess that there is an implied reciprocity in this quote. Not only were others loyal friends to him, but he was the same to them. To me, that’s where the riches come from, a shared friendship and mutual loyalty. To me, that’s what this quote is truly about.
Why is wealth important?  
Again, I’m using the wealth found in the hearts of you and your friends, not material wealth, as the measure of wealth spoken about in the quote. Have you ever had a time in your life when you had almost no friends? Perhaps when you moved, or started a new school?
How did it feel to have no friends, to have none of the kind of wealth that wells up inside you when you see your friends across a room or down a hall? I have been there, and it’s no fun. Having friends usually means being one as well. It goes both ways, right?
That’s not to say there are n’t times for quiet solitude, but most of us seem to do better when we are wealthy with friends, even if it’s only a few fast friends. This friendship, this small community you have formed together, that is not something you can buy with any amount of cash.
Where can we apply this in our life ?
How many friends do you have? How close a friendship do you have with each one? What is the level of loyalty that goes with each relationship? To me, the way you get more wealth is to strengthen the bonds of friendship, to be a better friend, and a more loyal person.
However, it is important you select the proper people with whom you will make a stronger friendship. Pick people who have similar goals in life, similar values and beliefs, and are also interested in having a stronger friendship with you.
How does one increase loyalty, or show it? You may have additional ideas (and feel free to leave a comment below, specifying your thoughts), but I have done it by being there for the other person. When they needed help moving, I was there. When they needed help painting the house, I showed up.
You are basically showing them by your actions that you value them as a person, and that you will do what you can to help them out. This show of respect is, in my opinion, one of the simplest and most straight forward ways of showing someone you are truly a friend.
Have you ever heard the term “fair weather friend?” It is a term for someone who says they are a friend, but has no loyalty. As long as everything is sunny and warm, they are there for you. But as soon as life turns ugly, as soon as the sky clouds up and the rain begins to fall, they’re gone like the wind.
That’s not the kind of person you really want to call a friend, is it? I know it’s not the kind of person I want to have around. The same goes for those who show up to help you move late in the afternoon, and then stay for the pizza and beer.
To me, this quote is about showing your friends that you are loyal, that you appreciate them, and that you are there for them. This is what brings wealth to your spirit, and fills your heart with riches beyond what you could have imagined.
Go out, and do what you can to be a better friend, a more loyal friend. Share the riches of your heart with your friends by letting them know they have value to you. I think it’s worth the effort. How about you, will you do it, or just read and nod your head?

At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.






At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable. - Christopher Reeve

What is  the  meaning  of  Quote :
As is so often the case, this is a Twitter friendly version of a longer quote: “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
This is a neat quote, because I believe we all have had this experience. Whether we remember it or not, that was how things were when we learned to walk. It was also that way when we learned to ride a bicycle or learned to swim. It was like that when you were learning a foreign language or other intellectual pursuits (perhaps Math or Chemistry).
The point of the quote is to not give up. The only sure defeat is to quit. This quote urges us to continue the battle. To keep dreaming, to keep working, and to eventually make the outcome inevitable. There are no other options, if you wish to accomplish something of significance.
It’s easy to become discouraged. Most anything of any significance will take time and effort. But we must be willing to put forth the effort necessary, over a sufficiently long period of time, to make it happen. That’s where determination and perseverance come into play.
If you can stick with it, eventually you’ll make something happen, however small it might seem. Then it’s on to the next step, and a slightly larger result. The dream has gone from impossible to improbable. If you can keep after it, you will eventually move it from improbable to inevitable.
Why is perseverance important
To persevere is to continue on, despite obstacles, despite setbacks, and most importantly in spite a lack of motivation. Someone who perseveres will continue to work on their dreams long after everyone else has given up on theirs. The person who perseveres stands a chance at gaining their ultimate goal. The person who quits has no chance.
Yes, there are trivial little things that take little effort or just a few tries to accomplish. But the really big things, the truly worthwhile accomplishments, those take time. Often they take the help of others, and in this case, perseverance includes putting up with others and their personal quirks.
Persevering, working at it day after day, night after night, this is what gets the job done. When you tackle the truly titanic dreams, sometimes it will take the perseverance of generations of people, working together. This quote was spoken by someone with a high spinal injury. The cure for such injuries will require decades, even generations of perseverance. But the cure is inevitable.
Where can we apply this in our life 
We all have dreams, hopes, ideas, or projects that will take more than a little while to accomplish. Whether it’s a career goal for ten years from now, starting a family (or a college fund), saving for retirement, or rebuilding a car, there are plenty of long term goals to work on.
Perseverance is simply sticking to it, or as my grandfather used to say ‘stick-to-it-ivness.” While there are plenty of ways to go wrong, the only sure way to fail is to quit, which is the opposite of perseverance, right? If you can keep at it, eventually, you’ll move up the ladder towards success.
If you don’t stop, you will make some progress from time to time. Yes, the hard times can be rough on your enthusiasm, but that’s why you need a reason, a motivation that can carry you through the tough times. That’s something for you to think about as you consider what you might be willing to tackle, or take off the back burner and get started back up.
It’s the first big hill that separates those who are willing to persevere from those who are just giving it a try (and, as you remember, “Do, or do not. There is no try.”). Once you’re past that, you have some evidence for your progress, and some momentum on the project, whatever it may be.
The next question, I suppose, is what dreams, hopes, ideas, or projects do you have? What are you interested in getting started (or restarted)? What are you thinking of doing, at which you are willing to persevere? What is the reason, the motivation, that will keep you moving forward despite the repeated setbacks you may encounter?
What can you see as the steps to move you from your present assessment of “impossible” (it’s gotta be that, or you’d be working on it, right?) to improbable? What other steps do you see to get from there to inevitable?
It’s not that far to go, if you persevere. It may take time, effort, money, and a little help from your friends, but you can get there, if you want it bad enough, and are willing to work for it.

Temper Control





Temper Control

Once upon a time there was a little boy who was talented, creative, handsome, and extremely bright. A natural leader. The kind of person everyone would normally have wanted on their team or project. But he was also self-centered and had a very bad temper. When he got angry, he usually said, and often did, some very hurtful things. In fact, he seemed to have little regard for those around him. Even friends. So, naturally, he had few. “But,” he told himself, “that just shows how stupid most people are!”

As he grew, his parents became concerned about this personality flaw, and pondered long and hard about what they should do. Finally, the father had an idea. And he struck a bargain with his son. He gave him a bag of nails, and a BIG hammer. “Whenever you lose your temper,” he told the boy, “I want you to really let it out. Just take a nail and drive it into the oak boards of that old fence out back. Hit that nail as hard as you can!”

Of course, those weathered oak boards in that old fence were almost as tough as iron, and the hammer was mighty heavy, so it wasn’t nearly as easy as it first sounded. Nevertheless, by the end of the first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence (That was one angry young man!). Gradually, over a period of weeks, the number dwindled down. Holding his temper proved to be easier than driving nails into the fence! Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He felt mighty proud as he told his parents about that accomplishment.

“As a sign of your success,” his father responded, “you get to PULL OUT one nail. In fact, you can do that each day that you don’t lose your temper even once.”
Well, many weeks passed. Finally one day the young boy was able to report proudly that all the nails were gone.

At that point, the father asked his son to walk out back with him and take one more good look at the fence. “You have done well, my son,” he said. “But I want you to notice the holes that are left. No matter what happens from now on, this fence will never be the same. Saying or doing hurtful things in anger produces the same kind of result. There will always be a scar. It won’t matter how many times you say you’re sorry, or how many years pass, the scar will still be there. And a verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. People are much more valuable than an old fence. They make us smile. They help us succeed. Some will even become friends who share our joys, and support us through bad times.

And, if they trust us, they will also open their hearts to us. That means we need to treat everyone with love and respect. We need to prevent as many of those scars as we can.”

A most valuable lesson, don’t you think? And a reminder most of us need from time to time. Everyone gets angry occasionally. The real test is what we DO with it.

If we are wise, we will spend our time building bridges rather than barriers in our relationships.

The Cookie Thief






The Cookie Thief
A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.
She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. . .grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies and watched the clock, as the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock. She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by, thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.”

With each cookie she took, he took one too, when only one was left, she wondered what he would do. With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh, he took the last cookie and broke it in half.


He offered her half, as he ate the other, she snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother. This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude, why he didn’t even show any gratitude!

She had never known when she had been so galled, and sighed with relief when her flight was called. She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate, refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat, then she sought her book, which was almost complete. As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise, there was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.

If mine are here, she moaned in despair, the others were his, and he tried to share. Too late to apologize, she realized with grief, that she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.

THE OBSTACLE IN OUR PATH



THE OBSTACLE IN OUR PATH 

In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.

Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand.

Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.



Success is not the key to happiness. 

Happiness is the key to success. 

If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.


Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured  by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. 

Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Live to Create, Love, Music, Peace and Poetry



If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't;
If you think you'll lose, you've lost,
For out in the world you'll find
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
Full many a race is lost
Ere even a race is run,
And many a coward fails
Ere even his work's begun.
Think big, and your deeds will grow,
Think small and you fall behind,
Think that you can, and you will;
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise;
You've got to be sure of yourself
before You can ever win a prize.
Life's battle doesn't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the fellow who thinks he can.

There are two ways of being rich. One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you have.


There are two ways of being rich. One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you have.

How easy is it for you to really feel satisfied?  Look around you right now and notice your surroundings. Do you like what you see or do you see what you don't like?

How do you feel about yourself right now? Can you truly appreciate yourself today, still knowing there may be aspects you would like to improve?

The higher you live on the Levels of Awareness, the more likely you are to feel satisfied. That's true because the more aware and capable of making good choices you are, the less you are caught in struggle.  The higher on the Levels of Awareness you live, the richer you are likely to feel, not only in terms of finances, but also in terms of personal satisfaction.

Being satisfied is an inside job. No amount of money or material good can give you the inner feeling of satisfaction. We are not taught to be satisfied.  We are taught and trained by the media to want more.

Today don't chase satisfaction. Sit still for a moment and let it bubble up from inside you, like an underground stream.

Always Know the difference between what you are Getting and what you Deserve



Always Know the difference between 
what you are Getting and what you Deserve


Why are you settling when you know you deserve better. Don’t be so easily disposable. Don’t be just an option for someone; Be the priority. Rise above what you think you deserve into what you know you deserve. Quit settling, wasting, and investing time into someone or something you think will be worth it; Invest in someone or something that you know will. So, how will you know for sure that he/she is worth it? You won’t. Let him/her chase you for a change. You know what you’re capable of doing. You’re able to show this person how much you care, how much you want him/her around, and how much he/she means to you. We all know that you can do that but it’s time to let him/her do the same. If he/she can’t do that then clearly you’re just wasting your time.
There are two types of people: Those who care enough and those who could care less. Those who care, people like us, will do almost anything for someone or something that matters to us. Those who could care less, on the other hand, won’t give a shit if you go out of your way for someone or something; Maybe they’ll notice for a brief second but then it’ll just become an after thought. Know when to care enough. Enough is the key word.
Quit stressing and always putting yourself on the line. It’s so damn tiring. Quit seeking what you think you’re looking for and have found. It may be, but give the other half a chance to discover the same thing. Anything worth it with someone is mutual so quit doing all the work. Chase him/her if you want but know when to draw the line. Let him/her show you that you are just as important, if not more, to him/her.
Know when it’s time to throw in the towel. Don’t bring yourself to the absolute edge. Stop when you have the tiniest gut feeling of doubting him/her, or more importantly, yourself. You know what you feel. You know your limits. You know what you deserve. Let go when your mind is a mess and your heart is about to fall out of your chest. And I mean this in the negative sense. If something is meant to be it will work out, as cliche as it sounds. But it’s true. Don’t wear yourself out. Focus on you. Do your part, as mentioned, by going halfway. If a person feels the same way, all of that will be reciprocated and make its way back to you.
We have to learn how to be greedy about what we want and need in our life but it’s doing it in a way that we aren’t overworking and stressing ourselves out. It starts to hurt when you’re not being reciprocated in the same way. When it starts to hurt, back away or leave before it starts to consume you further. No one has the right to make you stay. So, take the opportunity to walk out before someone walks out on you. When you look back you’ll be happy because you’ll have found something or someone better; Or, if you’ve already found the best, it’ll give someone or something the chance to find its way back to you. If none of those happen, well que sera sera. Move the fuck on. It definitely was not meant to be. If you truly are a priority to someone, he/she will come after you. Believe that.
With that said, know how to play both sides. (And by play, I don’t mean this entire thing as a game.) You know what you deserve and I’ve spent time explaining that. At the same time, if it’s your turn to meet someone or something halfway, do it. If you feel the same way, show it. Actions speak louder than words. No one relies on what you say anymore. It’s what you do. On the contrary, if you don’t feel the same, have the decency to voice that. Don’t linger around to the point that you’re being unfair to the other person. After all, we hate being in that position.
All of this is easier said than done. I’ve always been on one side of the fence: the one chasing what she thinks she wants and what she thinks she deserves. No. Now I know what I deserve and anything that I’ve had in the past was something that I cared deeply for but never cared enough for me. I’m learning to pull away, giving the other side the chance to prove that I’m worth something. I think that when you learn to play both sides, you’ll get to learn yourself more and that’s when you’ll know what you truly want and deserve.
So, stop wasting your time on something that is temporary, especially if you know it is. You’ll start to block out anything that’s better for you and is meant for you. Don’t be afraid to let go of something no matter how much you care about it. I think it hurts a million times more trying to make something work or go a certain way when it wasn’t meant to be. Learning to walk away and when to walk away might be the hardest thing you’ll have to do but may also be the best decision you’ll make. Know what you deserve. Know your worth. Never settle because you deserve better.

May you always do what you are afraid to do




May you always do what you are afraid to do

Ralph Waldo Emerson




It just means that the biggest rewards in life come from taking big risks. 
It means things that people wish they could do but most are too afraid to for various reasons. 
Things like starting your own business or asking the girl of your dreams out, or getting a PHD, 

It means don't let fear stop you from doing something that will help you become 
a better person or make society a better place. You'll benefit by doing it, even if you're afraid. If you let fear stop you, you'll regret it in the long run.

That being said, there are things in life that we want, and very often, there is a corresponding level of fear that is directly proportional with how badly we want something, and how much it will benefit us. You want to go to Harvard; you are afraid of getting rejected. You want to go defend yourself at traffic court; you’re afraid of getting points put 
on your license if you screw up.

However, much of what we are afraid of in life, is n’t so bad. If you don’t get into Harvard, you’ll get in elsewhere, and you’ll kick yourself if you don’t try at all. You lose in traffic court, you’ll suck it up and forget about it in a year. 
Always do what you are afraid to do, as long as it’s the right thing to do, and it’s what you really want. Looking back on your life, you’ll be so glad you did.

Signs it’s Time to Let Go




Signs it’s Time to Let Go


Here are ten signs it’s time to let go:
1.   Someone expects you to be someone you’re not. – Don’t change who you are for anyone else.  It’s wiser to lose someone over being who you are, than to keep them by being someone you’re not.  Because it’s easier to mend a broken heart, than it is to piece together a shattered identity.  It’s easier to fill an empty space in your life where someone else used to be, than it is to fill the empty space inside yourself where YOU used to be.
2.   A person’s actions don’t match their words. – Everybody deserves somebody who helps them look forward to tomorrow.  If someone has the opposite effect on you, because they are consistently inconsistent and their actions don’t match up with their words, it’s time to let them go.  It’s always better to be alone than to be in bad company.  True friendship is a promise made in the heart – silent, unwritten, unbreakable by distance, and unchangeable by time.  Don’t listen to what people say; watch what they do.  Your true friends will slowly reveal themselves over time.
3.   You catch yourself forcing someone to love you. – Let us keep in mind that we can’t force anyone to love us.  We should n’t beg someone to stay when they want to leave.  That’s what love is all about – freedom.  However, the end of love is not the end of life.  It should be the beginning of an understanding that love sometimes leaves for a reason, but never leaves without a lesson.  If someone truly loves you, they will never give you a reason to doubt it.  Anyone can come into your life and say how much they love you, but it takes someone really special to stay in your life and prove how much they love you.  Sometimes it takes awhile to find the right person, but the right person is always worth the wait.  Read The Road Less Traveledhttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=marandang-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0743243153.
4.   An intimate relationship is based strictly on physical attraction. – Being beautiful is more than how many people you can get to look at you, or how others perceive you at a single glance.  It’s about what you live for.  It’s about what defines you.  It’s about the depth of your heart, and what makes you unique.  It’s about being who you are and living out your life honestly.  It’s about those little quirks that make you, you.  People who are only attracted to you because of your pretty face or nice body won’t stay by your side forever.  But the people who can see how beautiful your heart is will never leave you.
5.   Someone continuously breaks your trust. – Love means giving someone the chance to hurt you, but trusting them not to.  When you completely trust a person, without any doubt, you’ll automatically get one of two results - a FRIEND for life or a LESSON for life.  Either way there’s a positive outcome.  Either you confirm the fact that this person cares about you, or you get the opportunity to weed them out of your life and make room for those who do.  In the end you’ll discover who’s fake, who’s true, and who would risk it all for you.  And trust me, some people will totally surprise you.
6.   Someone continuously overlooks your worth. – Know your worth!  When you give yourself to someone who doesn’t respect you, you surrender pieces of your soul that you’ll never get back.  There comes a point when you have to let go and stop chasing some people.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll find a way to put you there.  Sometimes you just need to let go and accept the fact that they don’t care for you the way you care for them.  Let them leave your life quietly.  Letting go is oftentimes easier than holding on.  We think it’s too hard to let go, until we actually do.  Then we ask ourselves, “Why did n’t I do this sooner?”
7.   You are never given a chance to speak your mind. – Sometimes an argument saves a relationship, whereas silence breaks it.  Speak up for your heart so that you won’t have regrets.  Life is not about making others happy.  Life is about being honest and sharing your happiness with others.
8.   You are frequently forced to sacrifice your happiness. – If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative before you know it.  Know when to close the account.  It’s always better to be alone with dignity than in a relationship that constantly requires you to sacrifice your happiness and self-respect.  Read Stumbling on Happinesshttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=marandang-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1400077427.
9.   You truly dislike your current situation, routine, job, etc. – It’s better to be a failure at something you love than to succeed at doing something you hate.  Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.  The best thing you can do in life is follow your heart.  Take risks.  Don’t just make the safe and easy choices because you’re afraid of what might happen.  If you do, nothing will ever happen.  Chances must be taken, mistakes must be made, and lessons must be learned.  It might be an uphill climb, but when you reach that mountaintop it will be worth every ounce of blood, sweat and tears you put into it.
10. You catch yourself obsessing over, and living in, the past. – Eventually you will overcome the heartache, and forget the reasons you cried, and who caused the pain.  Eventually you will realize that the secret to happiness and freedom is not about control or revenge, but in letting things unfold naturally, and learning from your experiences over the course of time.  After all, what matters most is not the first, but the final chapter of your life, which unveils the details of how well you wrote your story.  So let go of the past, set yourself free, and open your mind to the possibility of new relationships and priceless experiences.  Read The Power of Nowhttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=marandang-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1577314808.

And the one thing you should never let go of is hope.  Remember what you deserve and keep pushing forward.  Someday all the pieces will come together.  Unimaginably good things will transpire in your life, even if everything does n’t turn out exactly the way you had anticipated.  And you will look back at the times that have passed, smile, and ask yourself, “How did I get through all of that?”

The Greatest Pleasure in Life is Doing what People Say You Cannot Do



The Greatest Pleasure in Life is Doing what People 

Say You Cannot Do



In your day to day life, how often do you see people being critical or diminishing others with phrases such as “That will never work,” “You can’t do that,” “Why bother trying?” “It’s too difficult,” “There’s no use in trying.”
How often do statements such as these stop you in your tracks? Perhaps instead, as is the case with this quote, they generate the thoughts of “Oh yeah?” “Yes, I can, I’ll show you.” “Your thinking just makes me want it more.”
If you have goals in life that will be a challenge but realistic, why let people's negative 
opinions and commentaries be a roadblock to your success


Many would rather Believe a Lie Because the Truth Requires Change




Many  would  rather  Believe  a  Lie  Because 
the  Truth  Requires  Change


You will never change the things in your life that you know are defective unless you learn the truth. Change requires learning the truth.

Jesus said, "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32 NLT). You're not going to be free until you know the truth. The secret to personal change is not a pill, program, or process. It's not therapy, a book, or a seminar. It's not positive thinking or psychology. The proof of personal change is found in the truth. You have to know and face the truth about yourself, God, and your relationships before you can change.

Behind every self-defeating behavior in your life is a lie you're believing. If you're deeply in debt right now, it's because you believed some lies. You thought, "I can just keep charging it forever and get away with it." Oh really? "I have to have this house." Oh really? Do you really have to have it? Is it true? Can you prove it?

We lie to ourselves all the time. But you have to know and face the truth if you're going to change.

Jesus said the truth will set you free. But first it makes you miserable! It makes you miserable as long as you deny it. The moment that you are honest with the truth about you and everything else in life, then it starts to set you free.

Who is the truth? Jesus said, "I am the truth." Not "I have it." Not "I point the way." Not "I teach it." He said, "I'm it. I am the truth."

The Bible is like a path. It shows us where to walk and how to stay on the path. It shows us when we get off the path and how to get back on the path. When you use God's Word to show you where and how you should walk, it will give you the instruction and knowledge you need to change your life.



In Life You will Meet Two Kinds of People





You'll Meet Two Kinds of People in Life

You will meet two kinds of people in life: ones who build you up and ones who tear you down. But in the end, you'll thank them both.

Make sure that as you believe and that as you create life, that you place people around you that believe as well.
So many people in life are people who will build you up, while there will be others who will be so discourage with their own lives that they try to discourage others.

You are unique.
There are many people who are too scared to live their own lives, who only look for someone to blame because they aren't in control of their own lives or destiny.
Never let those who are fearful play such a big part of your life, 
that you fear making the moves you feel in your spirit are necessary 
to make.

Let rid of the pain, the judgment, the drama, the fear, and let go of 
the people who only empower these things to take a hold of you in 
your life.
Be different, and be around those who aren't afraid to be the same, different.


Sometime Wrong Choices bring Us to the Right Places







We are all human, and we all make mistakes. But what really matters is how you accept your mistakes and what you do to evaluate them, so they wont be repeated again in future. Mistakes make us stronger people. It is important to make mistakes.

We must learn to accept our mistakes and move on. Don’t live in the ‘past’, live in the ‘now’. When we truly accept our mistakes, we are then able to evaluate them.

‘You choose your choices, but not your consequences’. Sometimes in life we make stupid choices, but don’t regret all of them, because at one point in your life, that’s what you truly wanted.

Trusting yourself is everything.Only you can choose your path in life.Only you can control the consequences of your choices.As the quote says,

Remember,there are no mistakes, only lessons’.If you’re able to defend your choices, in life, then you are able to survive.Believe in yourself and don’t let others’opinion affect you.Be positive and believe that everything is possible if you’re strong enough to do it.



Give Value to You



Give Values to Others


Giving value to others is the best way to give value to the world.  Helping someone come to their own conclusion, helping someone understand their motivations, helping someone to bridge a gap in their mind, helping someone persevere to their own objectives- these are the most valuable things to give.  Giving value begins the receiving process and, thus, by sharing yourself, it brings others to want to share with you.  Be generous in your thoughtfully chosen relationships and give value that makes a difference, whether it is by smiling, sharing, caring, teaching or just being present; giving is the foundation of love.  Give value to others by being personally responsible for yourself and through your giving you will find that you will receive more than you already have.
Give value to others so that your value can multiply.

Change Begin with Choice



The Change Begin with Choice 


Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish; we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge.
Any day we wish; we can start a new activity. Any day we wish; we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.
We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause.
As Shakespeare uniquely observed, “The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.” We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today.
Those who are in search of the good life do not need more answers or more time to think things over to reach better conclusions. They need the truth. They need the whole truth. And they need nothing but the truth.
We cannot allow our errors in judgment, repeated every day, to lead us down the wrong path. We must keep coming back to those basics that make the biggest difference in how our life works out. And then we must make the very choices that will bring life, happiness and joy into our daily lives.
And if I may be so bold to offer my last piece of advice for someone seeking and needing to make changes in their life – If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life – and it all begins with your very own power of choice.

To Inspire Yourself and Others






To Inspire Yourself


Let yourself get inspired!  Think about the people that inspire you the most.  What inspires you about them?  What have they done, seen, experienced, learned, or accomplished that places them at this point of admiration to you?  Are these inspirational people business leaders, your parents or grandparents, your boss, your teachers?  How do they or did they make you feel?  Write down a list of qualities and characteristics that they have that you would like to master.  Write down how they made you feel.  Then decide what time frame, training or mentoring you need to acquire those characteristics and begin working towards them at once.  Zig Ziglar’s perhaps most famous saying is that,
“You can get everything you want in life, if you just help enough other people get what they want.”
The essence of these words t is what makes our life experience so unique.  To be successful, you must help others find success.  To be happy, you must make others happy.  To be an inspiration, you must be inspired.  While going about your business today, get inspired by something and let that inspiration inspire others!

GO TO WORK


GO TO WORK
“If you are poor…work.
If you are rich…continue to work.
If you are burdened with seemingly unfair responsibilities…work.
If you are happy…keep right on working.
Idleness gives room for doubts and fear.
If disappointments come…work.
If sorrow overwhelms you and loved ones are not true…work.
When faith falters and reason fails…just work.
When dreams are shattered and hope seems dead…work.
Work as if your life were in peril.
It really is.
No matter what ails you…work.
Work faithfully…work with faith.
Work is the greatest remedy available.
Work will cure both mental and physical afflictions.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle will never know.”
-White Fence Farm 

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.




Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

-  Aristotle.


 The  Meaning  of  the  Quote :

This is another neat quote, being based on mythology written about by Aristotle’s mentor, Plato in his work. The story goes that humans were originally made with four arms, four legs and were half male and half female. After conspiring to climb Mount Olympus, Zeus ordered them cut in half. Since that day, every human spends their life searching  for  their  other  half.

It is my presumption that this early Greek myth is the basis for this quote. It was an explanation of why humans feel alone until they find their other half. The name for their other half is frequently soul-mate, and thus the translation of the quote as listed above.
This quote is all about the feeling of wholeness and completeness that is said to be available once a soul-mate has been found. However, it doesn’t address the path to take to find one’s soul-mate. I won’t either, as it is too personal and variable, but it is something I believe is worthy of consideration.
Why is finding the person who completes you important?  
What is missing in your life? It’s easy to say that you have a place-holder for your soul-mate, but is it true? We all make mistakes on the path towards our soul-mate. We think we found something, but then it turns out not to be the right one.

But what if we’re just not paying close enough attention? What if you are looking for love, as the song goes, in all the wrong places? Or if you have found it, are you taking it for granted? 

There are many ways to determine whether you have found the ‘right one’ but all of them are intensely personal, so I can give little advice on that issue. But I do believe it is important to seek that person if you can, and try to win their heart.
Where can We apply this in our life?
If you are presently in a relationship, I would ask you why are you looking in a different direction? How can you be sure you haven’t found your other half, but are too busy finding flaws to see the bigger picture? Is there any chance that the relationship can be salvaged?

I would caution against using this as an excuse to bail out of an existing relationship. There are any number of reasons a relationship might be going through some stress. I would give some consideration to what you might be doing to sour the relationship first, before giving up on it.
Consider what has changed. What did you do in the past that you no longer do? I doubt you need to spend any time to catalog all the things that have changed in the other person, so focus on yourself. When you’re done with that, consider what could be done to put it back together.
Now I would like to consider the question regarding the accuracy of the quote in the first place. It implies that there is one and only one match on all of the planet for you. If that were the case, either someone is making sure your other half is living near enough to you for you to find, or there are millions of statistical anomalies out there, having found their one-in-seven-billion match.
Yes, there is a great deal of joy in being the perfect match out of everyone on the planet. But how true is it really? Odds are it’s not, but there really isn’t any way to know for sure. I’m not trying to get you to settle for Mr. Right Here, rather than Mr. Right, but I do want you to consider how perfect a match you’re looking to find.
That is because I doubt you will find a person (or they find you, for that matter) who matches perfectly. There will be things you two have to talk about, some adjustments to be made by both parties. If you don’t keep working with each-other, each of you will drift your own separate ways.

If you continue to communicate and continue to work together, there is no end to the problems you can surmount. However, if you start to work against each-other, there is no end to the problems you will face. And down that path lies ruin, so let’s try not to go there, right?
From my experience, open and trusted communication is an absolute must in a relationship. I try to never say “oh, nothing” when asked what’s bothering me. I try to be kind and gentle, but I know that holding it inside myself will not get the issue resolved, and will only cause resentment to fester, making it even harder to forgive them when the time comes.
So is there one and only one person out there for you? I think the jury is still out on that. However, I believe that happiness can be found, and a pair of people can shape each-other into one complete being. And that, to me, is the true heart of this quote.