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The Purpose of Passion

Posted on September 17, 2015
The Purpose of Passion

It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do that thing you were created to do.”

- T. D. Jakes

 

The drowning person struggles to stay afloat, struggles for air.  During those moments, all other thoughts and concerns are irrelevant.  The drowning person is passionate about one thing: surviving the ordeal.

Every day we can encounter distractions, distractions that take our focus off of our most important tasks of the day.  Sure, we can make our "to do" list.  Sure, we can write our goals on our “vision board.”  Sure, we can list our reasons why on our “Magic Cards.”

But what’s missing?

Passion!

It is the passion to live that propels the drowning person to tread water.  It is the passion to live that propels the drowning person to gasp for as much air as possible.

If we lack the passion to go somewhere, be someone, do something important, achieve a critical objective, to live the life we were meant to live, then we lack the fuel needed to fulfill our purpose

If there is no passion to live, the result is a lost life.  

Do you have the passion?


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Unload That Burden

Posted on August 18, 2015
Unload That Burden

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”

- George Bernard Shaw

 

Here’s a potential growth exercise for you to consider:

Locate either a wrist or ankle weight band (3-5 lbs) and wear it for an entire day.  Put it on in the morning and remove it only after you get in bed at night.

If you try this for an entire day, you just might gain remarkable insight into other “things” that you have made a conscious decision to carry around with you.

For instance, are you burdening yourself with fear, anxiety, or frustration?  Does carrying around one of these ‘weights’ every day slow you down?

Just as you can choose to strap on that wrist or ankle weight, you can choose to strap on that burden of fear, anxiety, or frustration.

And just as you can choose to unstrap that weight, you can unload those burdens that make you less than the best “you.”

It’s your choice.

 


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The Longest Journey

Posted on July 17, 2015
The Longest Journey

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
- Nelson Mandela

 

People often struggle with balancing what’s in their head with what’s in their heart.  The logical objectivity of their head is quite different from the emotional subjectivity of the heart.

The longest journey we might have to make could be the eighteen inches from our head to our heart.

How prepared are you to make this journey?


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Whose Possessions?

Posted on June 17, 2015
Whose Possessions?

The best things in life aren’t things.”

- Art Buchwald

 

Jonathan was pleased with himself.  Over the years he had acquired a nice, large home in a great neighborhood, two stunning automobiles and a healthy bank balance.  He had all the trappings of happiness, and yet Jonathan was not happy. 

He felt an emptiness, one that could not be filled by possessions. Jonathan sadly realized that instead of bringing him joy, his things - house, cars, money - had become an unwelcome burden. His possessions possessed him. 

He decided to look outward for his “riches.”  Jonathan started to focus more on others.  He reduced his emphasis on what he possessed materially and began to concentrate on what he could contribute to others.  This change in his behavior made him happier, made him feel more fulfilled.  Focussing on others helped Jonathan feel better about himself and put him in possession of his possessions. 


Do you have possession of your possessions, or do they possess you?


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