One day we are all going to die. Yes death is guareenteed. My youth pastor Oji Pierre once said, “death is the only thing that is sure, it will happen! Guaranteed! We go out and buy this and buy that to impress people, but why dont we go out and purchase a nice stylish coffin.” lol he was serious though and in my opinion very truthful. Death is unavoidable. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, you dont have to turn 16, you dont have to reach 25, you dont have to see 36, or even 50. Be grateful that you are alive. Thank God everyday for every breath and every opportunity you got to wake up every morning and smile. Because one day we will be expired and only a memory. I say all that to say this, “I rather not live like there isn’t a God, then to die and find out there really is.” Praise God now! follow your dreams now! accomplish your goals now! work hard now! write that book now! break that record now! believe in yourself now! inspire someone now! be successful and leave your mark now! Praise God! This was on my heart.
Hope you are all as blessed as I was by this story.
There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New England
town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the Church carrying a rusty,
old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. Eyebrows were raised and, as if in
response, Pastor Thomas began to speak. . .
“I was walking through town yesterday when I saw a young boy coming toward
me swinging this bird cage. On the bottom of the cage were three little
wild birds, shivering with cold and fright.
I stopped the lad and asked, “What do you have there, son?”
“Just some old birds,” came the reply.
“What are you going to do with them?” I asked. (more…)
I’m starting to realize that you can’t have certain people in your life anymore and you can’t have a relationship with everyone. You just have to start cutting people off and never looking back whatsoever. Call it what you want, but I call it letting go of hindrance and marching forth towards the things that can benefit you and the things that won’t hold you back. Believe it or not, but we have things that we are still holding onto that is stealing our progress and holding us hostage from happiness and a bright future. We can’t move forward because we still have hope for something God removed from us a long time ago. Listen to me, there comes a point in your life when you have to sacrifice what you are and how you feel for what you will become. Stop letting people, past relationships, a boy, a girl, a failed friendship, Etc leave you stagnant.
Chase your passion and do what you was call to do – stop overeating!
7 Unconventional Ways To Motivate Yourself
When it comes to motivating and pushing yourself, it’s usually filled with cliché advice. “Don’t give up”, “Get over it” or “Always look on the bright side of life”. These are a few examples.
While they’re all correct at the root, conventional thinking like this just doesn’t cut it anymore. In fact, they are so trite and used so often that the message is lost to most of us. Heck, it even pisses people off, which is the total opposite of what it’s supposed to do.
We need new ways of finding motivation, and here’s 7 of them.
1. “Welcome the pain”
Yep! Welcome the pain. Accept it willingly.
There’s a saying, “Pain is weakness leaving the body”, which means to say, no matter how tough or how much pain you’re feeling, you’re going to emerge stronger after that. So don’t be afraid when things get tough. Push yourself to accept what is coming instead and know that you’re going to grow from it.
2. “Look forward to feeling good”
This is my main, personal method in motivating myself. I believe that when you work hard, the feeling you get after that is the reward. The sense of satisfaction and accomplishment is the backbone of it all. The fitness mantra, “Do you want to be sore, or sorry later?” works the same way. So only aim for the feeling. Ask yourself how you want to feel later only. Forget about how you’d feel in between.
3. “Stop moving forward, take a step back instead”
Stop progressing altogether for a second. Just stop.
Take a step back instead. It may seem paradoxical, but you know what it can do for you? You’ll be able to gain more clarity. Go back for a second, re-evaluate your goals and remember your why. This effectively gives you the motivation to move forward. And you’ll make better progress.
Or better yet, quit. Give up altogether on what you’re doing (more…)