Taking a Step Back and Remembering Why

I don’t know if anyone has noticed….but I am kind of driven.

love medieval war movies and think it would be awesome to conquer the world some how.

I’m still working on the details for that one.

Although I do not want to change who I am (I believe I am this way or a reason). I want to make sure that I maintain balance and remember why I want to do certain things.

The whole point of it all is to place love and value on people.

And hopefully make a difference in someone’s life.

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It’s easy to say that “one day” when I have millions I will give millions.

But as thousands slip through our hands throughout the year are we still giving?

“When things slow down I would love to volunteer somewhere, …to serve”

When will things slow down? When we retire?

It’s good to want to do big things, I defiantly want to. But “big” things are made up of a whole lot of little things. Am I loving the person right in front of me….right now?

Am I giving when I see a need? Right now?

We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Do not wait to become who you want to be. Be faithful in the little now, place value in this moment, with these people….right in front of you.

I read this this morning,

“You may want to know your calling. Let this be your call: comfort a sad woman. Comfort a mourning child. Comfort a dying man. Comfort.” -Heidi Baker

Although I hope to one day do big great things, I have to remember all the great “little” things now. I believe that these little things heaven rejoices over and brings true glory to Jesus.

Flash Black Friday: Originally Posted on June 2, 2014

Kill the “What ifs”

Everything.

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It can be annoying at times, especially when you have to clean up after them.

But more than anything I admire it.

Nothing is off limits. The world is theirs.
If someone tells them no, they may cry for a minute, but soon they will be into something else.

Somewhere along the way as adults we loose that curiosity.
We lost the resolve to explore and conquer no matter what the costs.

If someone tells us “no”
We don’t cry and try something else.
We cry and never try anything else.

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We become stagnant. And bitter.

My biggest fear (truly) is to one day be an old lady and look back wondering

why I didn’t do more….
why I didn’t take chance….
why I didn’t explore the world a little more.

Its okay to make mistakes.

Its okay to fail/fall/mess up/screw up/ rip up…………..you get the point.

Keep trying.

Kill the “What ifs”

(Flashback Friday- Originally Posted on March 31, 2014)

When You Fail.

“If it doesn’t work…”
I think that’s the underlying fear of most people. That’s why we discourage one another, and discourage ourselves. It all comes down to the fear of failing.

Here is a thought for you today.

If it doesn’t work.
If you fail.
If you give your all, and it just doesn’t happen.

Oh well.

That’s not meant to be apathetic. In fact its just the opposite. The person you became, the character you built, to be brave enough, consistent enough, to even try….is worth the possibility of “failing”.

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Most people will never try. Most people are not willing to accept the criticism of their family.  Most people aren’t willing for the investment. However…If it doesn’t work, at least you tried. At least you know.

You are left  in a better position to try and succeed at something else. Because you have built the momentum, techniques, and will power to … even try.

I applaud not only the ones who are “succeeding” but the ones who trying. One day those people will make it, will succeed, and all their critics will be eating their words for lunch, and maybe even for dinner too.

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If you temporally fail…if the certain path doesn’t work..
oh well.
Start a new path. Nothing was lost. Character was gained.

 

Choose Wisely

You become who you hang around. Literally.

Its hard, because you develop relationships with people, and sometimes you truly love them.
However, sometimes for the sake of you, you have to say goodbye.

You cannot change people, and you shouldn’t.
That’s the job for Someone else with much greater power than you and I.

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Its all about having standards.
In order to grow we have to have standards, things we hold ourselves accountable to. Lines drawn that we will not cross, and dreams and aspirations that we are reaching for.
The people you surround yourself determine, literally if those boundaries will be crossed, and if those aspirations are ever reached.

They are the voices that have the strongest influence. They give you fuel, or they drain you.
You should love people. You should care about them, give to them, and believe in them.
But your inner circle, needs to be chosen carefully and intentionally.

Your friends don’t just share in your story, they help write it. So its worth looking around you, and deciding who you want to become.

Stick it out

I love this quote.

However, once you “lose sight of the shore”…you still haven’t crossed the ocean.

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There is a point when we “let go”, when we start, when we venture off…that we are left alone.

Nothing has changed. And we wonder if we made the right choice.

We start working out and we see no results, so we wonder why we began.

We start our new business…and after the excitement settles down, we are left with wondering how we are going to pay our bills.

When you announce to the world, that you are going to do this or do that….you are left wondering how.

Sticking to your dream….long after the excitement fades is what it takes.  It takes courage to let go and begin, but it takes true character and commitment to stick it out…even when the destination is no where in sight.

Hold on to the “end picture” in your mind. Never loose sight of it. It will come.  If you stick it out.

 

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It’s hard not seeing results, isn’t it?

I get really frustrated sometimes because an entire week will go by, and I’m like..whoa! Where did it go? And where is the fruit?

But I have to believe that it will come.

Running everyday will pay off. Even though I may look the same today as I did yesterday.

Studying everyday will pay off. Even though I have 20 assignments after it, one day I will have that degree.

Being consistent through my actions, and not just with my words will pay off.

Small steps every day. Compound interest.

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Jim Rohn said, “After you become a millionaire, you can give all of your money away because what’s important is not the million dollars; what’s important is the person you have become in the process of becoming a millionaire.” 

I don’t want to be the kind of person who works JUST for results, I want to work to BECOME the type of person who is faithful and diligent, even when there are no tangible results.

Value your character above anything else. Work hard. Results are sure to follow.

 

Its okay to quit.

You have to have a true passion for what you do.

You cannot force passion.

You may feel pressured to be this or that because someone next to you is succeeding and seems happy in what they are doing. But it just doesn’t do the same for you.

You may feel pressured to see something out because you are afraid of doing something different or new,  or you are scared of admitting something didn’t work.

Is it worth being miserable though? Is it worth spending your ENTIRE life doing something…that you are not passionate about?

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You know the difference.  Work is hard either way. We have to stick things out and see them through either way.

But why not do something you WANT to?

Its so important to be fully inlove with what you do. Doesn’t mean its easy…but its rewarding.

Fight for what you want. We have one short life, and tomorrow is never guaranteed. Don’t spend your precious minutes on anything less than what you are truly passionate about.

Its okay to quit sometimes, if you are choosing something better.