Being Successful!

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Success isn’t magical. It takes intention and purpose, furthermore it’s more of an inward work than outward. Below I’ve listed 3 things you have to do or become to achieve and maintain success.

1. Think positive. It’s so much easier to be pessimistic than to be optimistic, isn’t it? To look at the half empty glass instead of the half full glass, to criticize and complain instead of expressing our appreciation and gratitude for everything that happens to us and all around us. Well, not anymore.

2. Set goals and write them with target schedules. Without dreams, how can we have a winning attitude to fight life’s many battles? Without target schedules, goals are fantasies and unexciting.

3. Passion. We should love our work, whatever our vocation. We should be the best and throw away the “It’s already okay” mindset.

I want to hear your thoughts….what are your steps for success.

How to Deal With Anger

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Ephesians 4:26 says, Be angry, and do not sin, do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 

I think this advice from the scripture is as balanced as balanced can be. The writer let’s us know that it is ok to be angry, but it isn’t ok to sin. I want to talk to you today about dealing with anger so that it doesn’t translate into sin.

1. Identify the Issue.

A lot of times we are not really angry at a particular situation, we are really just pointing our anger there. Now I’ve said enough in that one sentence for you to think about the rest of the week. Think about it, did that one comment really make you blow up like you did? Absolutely not! More than likely it was a string of events that happened before that comment that were not dealt with that caused the blow up. So before you can properly manage anger, you have to find the root cause of the anger.

2. Communicate Anger.

After you have properly identified the issue then you must learn how to express it. Communication is KEY when dealing with offense and anger. This doesn’t always mean you have to communicate with the person(s) that caused the offense. This could mean talking to your heavenly father, or a trusted advisor. (I don’t advise talking to just anyone that is not going to bring solution though, just because she’s your best girlfriend doesn’t mean she’s the one to help you resolve inner issues). For what I have found, simply communicating how you felt easily dissipates most issues.

3. LET IT GO.

Once identified and communicated, LET IT GO! Holding on to deadly emotions poisons you firstly, then will get into any other relationship you have. Now I must say that there are levels to healing. There are times where you have to revisit a situation, but your revisiting is all about 1. Identifying 2. Communicating 3. Letting it Go.

Hey I want to hear your comments. What are your thoughts on dealing with Anger?

Are You Ready For Success?

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Happy Monday guys – I want to share with you one of 3 of many things you are going to have to do to succeed. Many people want success, or they want the fruit of success without wanting to do the work of success. The reality is SUCCESS takes loads of WORK. Success is for the real, you can’t be fake and be successful. Below are 3 areas I want to shine light on.

1. Shed Unnecessary Weight

The first thing you need to do is do a serous life introspection. What weights are you carrying around? It’s time to restructure you life for ultimate expansion. You have to look at your life and those connected to it and see if there is anything that isn’t flexible, buoyant, or will serve as a distraction. Who or whatever you find in that category you must make the tough decision to cut immediately. If you are not willing to prune your life of what I will call “the unnecessaries” you are not ready for success.

2. Prepare For Rejection

Any person that wants to go against the grain, do it different, break the mold MUST be accustomed to rejection. People tend to reject what they are not use to, it takes them a while to gravitate to different. Until then you have to be ok with walking alone, being the odd ball, and even talked about. Rejection is apart of the scheme of success, it’s necessary and if you can’t take it, success won’t be yours.

3. Invest In Your All

As a pastor I’ve had countless conversations with people who have great aspirations until that aspiration cost them too much. This reminds me of the scripture in Luke 14, it suggest that before any man starts something he should count up the cost of what it will take to complete it. Are you willing to give your all for your dreams? Are you willing to loose to win? If not then you are not ready for success.