The Benefits of Zest

MB_textWhat do you think makes the difference in the quality of people’s lives? This question is not one people would look forward to answering if their life is filled with despondency and regret; however, on the other hand, if a person was accustomed to applying the one component which is the difference between overcoming obstacles rather than capitulating to them, this is a great question.

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” –Vince Lombardi

What shapes your ability to contribute to not only your own success, but to aid in assisting others in their success? Knowing the answer to this question is the key to avoid making all the wrong turns as you journey towards carving out your purpose and destiny. What you believe is either empowering or disempowering you. Whatever your lead system of belief is, it will lead you towards your success or failure. It is heartrending that a person can so strongly believe in the wrong philosophy that is actually disengaging them from the source of motivation that feeds their passion to achieve their goals.

I have learned that there are no excuses for staying in the same predicament. A person’s physical ability may be impeded, but your mind always has the potential for liberty. Start your process of change by changing your attitude which will eventually help change your environment. Some things can change rather quickly if you just make a choice about what you want in life and where you want to go. As long as your attitude is to take one step at a time, which can be the implication that you want others to applaud your one step, you will be paralyzed with no movement at all.

Steps are usually continuous, not stagnate. No one naturally takes one step and stays frozen in that position unless their true intention is not to do anything more than take that one step. If you want to go somewhere in life and you want to fulfill the dream hiding within the crevasses of your heart, you better start moving today. Change your attitude about what resources you don’t have, and just start moving and doing something with what you already have in your possession. Dismiss the “woe is me” attitude and get excited about your future prospects.

An Attitude is the mirror of the mind and heart. Your attitude reflects your thinking. Attitude also exposes the level of your enthusiasm. However, I discovered that attitude, along with enthusiasm, determines your altitude. It is not ‘why’ you think that shines through, but ‘what’ you think which shows through in how you act. People read attitudes through expressions, voice tones and inflections. Therefore, watch how you respond to questions from your boss or coworker or even life’s situations, because they might be reading you like a book.

You have to make quality decisions that can positively shape your destiny and change your circumstances, and one of those decisions is to select the right attitude. Attitude is your disposition, demeanor, temperament, mannerism, or outward conduct. It is your behavior and it reflects in the way you act and react. No one can choose your attitude but you—so choose the right one.

Attitudes do make the difference. The right attitude will pave the way to having not only a healthy and happy marriage, but add to your life the quality needed to help build the kind of fortitude and courage necessary to deal with all of life’s challenges. The right attitude makes you effective in dealing with people.

If you plan on going somewhere in life, dress for it. Wear the right attitude and you will put on the right clothes. Attitude changes your appearance and when your appearance looks like what you want, you will dress like where you’re going. You can ascend superior over every condition through the strength that Christ provides. People usually don’t attempt anything they don’t believe they can do.

What you fail to muster enthusiasm for usually dies.

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Be Careful What You Ask For…!

MB_textImagine being blind from birth—never been able to see, and you’re trying to describe a person’s features. Or, perhaps you’re deaf from birth and you’ve never been able to use your imagination to try to imagine what sounds are like. When sight is given or sounds are realized, how do you think you would then view your life, the world and the people around you?

The gift of sight and sound is a phenomenal ability that opens the world to you in so many ways. Think of the beauty of the various flowers, the mountains, the ocean and seas, the trees and the stars in the universe. I assure you that the sounds would be equally as incredible when you hear the roaring waters of the ocean pushed by the wind, the voices of those you love, the amazing sounds of instruments and singing voices, and finally, the greatest three words ever spoken in human history; I Love You! How much would those three words mean to you now that you can see the person who says them to you?

Let me help you with the true ability and gift of sight and sound by starting with a simple question. What features would be considered beautiful if you have never been able to see and define for yourself, what is beautiful? Would color or race matter if there were no words that could be heard or image that could be viewed?

Let me tell you a story of a blind and deaf man who encountered a man with amazing ability. This man could communicate to the deaf and blind man relatively easily. The man with such incredible gifting granted the man three desires of his heart.

The deaf and blind man was amazed how he could understand this amazing gentleman and communicate what he really desired in his heart. He pointed towards his eyes, indicating that he wanted to see. When the gifted gentleman granted his desire by opening his eyes, the deaf and blind man was mirthful and in awe of what he could see. He looked at the different people, and every one of them was beautiful.

The man once blind went everywhere touching everything he could see, however, his understanding was still in a world of silence. He went back to the man with amazing ability and pointed towards his ear. The gentleman granted his second wish. Suddenly, with the same excitement he expressed about his sight, he becomes just as jubilant about his ability to now hear. The sounds are incredible, voices are melodious and to put sound with what he is now able to see was incredible.

A year passed and he came back to the man with this incredible gift and asked if his third wish can be granted. The gentleman said “Sure, what would you like me to do for you?” The person who experienced these awesome gifts said, “Please make me the way I was before I met you.” The gentleman said, “Why on earth would you want that?”

The man said, “When I first experienced sight and sound, everything was beautiful and great. Then, I saw the ugly side of people that I thought was incredible. I heard words that depicted prejudice, hatred, lies, and words too vulgar to mention. I saw the homeless, the battered women and abused children, and after hearing and being able to see, I experienced a world without peace. When I couldn’t see nor hear, my heart was at peace, and God was with me all alone. However, my peaceful world became violent, discouraging, and even hopeless. Sir, make me the way I was, and I will be content in the world without sight and sound—and God will be enough for me.

Sometimes, we end up getting just what we’ve always wanted, but when we see what comes with it, it oftentimes unwelcoming. Learn to be content at whatever station you are in life, and remember life doesn’t have to be for you what it seems to be for others.

It is harder to be what you are not, than who you really are. A person trying will experience stress and toil because it takes a lot to hang on to an image that is not you. However, a person will experience zero stress and labor by simply letting go. Holding on takes energy, letting go uses next to no strength at all. DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY!

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Think and Speak Out Loud

MBBlog_inside I believe the right talk is the key to produce the right results. But, I also believe the wrong talk is one of the main components that will produce the wrong results in your life. Based on the Good Book, you shall have whatever you say.

One of the greatest formulas you can discover in life is how to renew your mind by transitioning your thoughts from one form to another—thought to material; learning how to shift your mindset to your heart thoughts. There is no condition that is irreversible. All that can be broken is fixable. The reality of your world is not what you experience first, but what you envision first. Thoughts are the core substance that precedes the reality of its creation. Speaking the word is vital, but speaking out of your heart gives the word tangibility.

I have said often that you are a spirit, which has a soul and lives in a body—and this is the proper sequence. Your mouth is a release valve for what is overstuffed in your heart. Therefore, you have no other choice but to speak when the things in you are tipping over your lips. Believing is the start, but what you believe has the potential for life. However, life doesn’t occur until the stuff in your heart comes out of your mouth; good, bad or indifferent. Trying to convince you is not the same as being convinced.

You see, what you believe in your heart about your life, the world you live in, and your environment is evident by what you see around you and experience on a daily basis. The things that adorn your life are the things you have spoken from your heart life, or else those things would not be present.

Boldly speak out your words while targeting your expectations. It is important not to think into the atmosphere, but rather to speak into the atmosphere by discharging your words. No matter how people may struggle with particular situations, people rarely detect their condition as something reparable. An individual can fix a lot of things that are wrong in their life without having the pay a psychiatrist to help them if they will value their own importance. If you don’t believe in you, than who does? If you are negative about manners of your life, you are gushing out of your mouth the words from your heart to express or convey what you want to happen for your environment.

Your fortune begins in you, as you, and with you. Most people do not realize the force that change makes in one’s life by making a decision and speaking that decision out of your heart. Making a decision cannot be like a wish list stating your preferences. I would like to make more money, etc. The reason nothing happens is because instead of speaking a definitive word into the atmosphere, we speak our wishes.

Making a decision means cutting off any other possibility. In fact, ‘decision’ in the Greek understanding is to “cut off.” There are important basic decisions you have to pay attention to because they shape every moment of your life and control your destiny. Most of us make decisions by default, meaning we leave them up to circumstances. Because we delay in making a decision, we wait for circumstances to force us in a direction that we hope would eventually lead to our benefit.

You will pay a major price for not taking control and consciously and definitively making a decision. However, you can take control of these decisions and actually start to form your experiences so that you are living your life on purpose and not by experimentation. When decisions are definitively made, it places you in the flow of the intended choice. When you don’t make a decision, you get caught up in the current events, current circumstances, and current culture.

People are usually quick to accept horoscope writings to lead their daily activities and Christians accept salvation, but they aptly neglect the full council of the Bible. Thus, making them saved to the bone and broke as a bum.

I WILL NEVER ACCEPT A REALITY THAT IS NOT MY OWN!

Recommended Reading:

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The Challenge In Making Your New Year Your Best Year Yet

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I was once asked by a married couple how they can make their New Year the best New Year ever. I asked, “Would it be insensitive for me to suggest that you learn how to exit the old year in the manner you intend for your New Year, without it sounding too vague? They both answered, “Of course not!” “Then, intentionally do daily everything [cause] you want your marriage to be [effect], and the results will continue to blossom for the entire 365 days”, I replied.
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