As I grow older, I have realized more and more that it pays to do what you are called to do. No matter how hard it feels, no matter how much money and energy you may “loose” for not going with the crowd, if you continue until you succeed, it will be worth the effort.
A friend called me yesterday to mention that he wants resign from his 9-5 job to pursue his dream! As I listened to him, I felt joy in my heart because I know there are too many people today who are painfully working just to pay the bills.
Bills will eventually get paid if you do what you love and are not afraid to innovate along the way! You should try to become one of the best in what you love to do.
The level of your success can be limited by the way you think. If you constantly review your thoughts to accommodate greater things and bigger solutions then you will find that you are growing in every way!
One thing I do these days is ask myself what thoughts am I entertaining that could be limiting my growth?
What do you think you can’t afford? What do you think is impossible? Who do you think cannot buy from you? What numbers do you consider too big?
Nothing is impossible for God and nothing is impossible for those who believe!
Tackle one limiting thought this week! Decide to change your thoughts!
When you turn 40 yrs old it means you have been living on the planet for 14,610 day. In those many days you should have learnt so many things as I truly have. Wisdom truly comes with age but not every one who has advanced in age is truly wise. I found out that there are some life lessons that stand out as I did this exercise. Here is what I did and the results are listed below. I decided to meditate on my 40 years on earth and to write in one sitting 40 life lessons that I have learnt, the list has grown to 50 and there seems to be more. One neat thing I realized though is that as I read my list over, it felt like I was learning them again. Enjoy and please add to the list or leave a comment.
God is real
You get older whether you like it or not
You have a lot to do with how you live your life
Children teach you so much
It’s a blessing to have a great spouse
Formal education is overrated
One little decision can change your whole life
If you choose to be very authentic you get a lot of freedom
You don’t need a lot of money to enjoy your life
Money is good! You should have a lot of it.
Loving people unconditionally is possible
Being betrayed hurts and it lasts too long in your mind
You can never know the true worth of great parents
If you know what you want, it so much easier to get it
You can automate your income stream
It takes a lot of discipline to learn to save money but it pays
Hard work pays
Self education is underrated
Being busy does not always translate to progress
Don’t let anything steal your joy
Never give up – Just reevaluate
Good ideas are useless without action
Don’t depend on people – They usually fail
Miracles happen if you believe
Life is not fair
If you pursue excellence you get much better
Start Small, Stay Steady, Finish Strong or Big
It’s great to have very good friends
If you become a good friend to others you will have some amazing friends.
No matter how small it is, there are people willing to pay for what you know
Try your best not to live by what people think
Ask lots of questions
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
You can turn every challenge to a blessing
There is always another way of seeing what you are looking at
When you think you are done, try a little more
Try not to say – Let me just sleep a little! You will most likely sleep a lot.
Life is very thin. It can be over very quickly.
Don’t hold too tightly to any material thing!
It doesn’t take very long to be 40 yrs old.
Watch what you think about – Be intentional with your thoughts.
Really – You reap what you sow.
If you are selling anything, just tell as many people as you see about it.
People are not always as smart or foolish as they look.
Try not to give the control of your happiness to anyone.
You will fail other people so learn to forgive others and yourself.
Never stop learning!
Most people are too busy thinking about themselves to notice your pain
God’s love is revealed through Jesus Christ.
Wow, what a long list! Each of them has a little story attached. It may be as simple as I read it in a book and I tried it or as complicated as I went through so much. The good thing is I have learnt these lessons and lots more. These have helped me to form some principles that I live by.
As a birthday gift to myself I have compiled a list of my best Wisdom and Inspirational Quotes to be delivered daily to my inbox for the next one year! These quotes are selected from various leaders and influencers and arranged to remind me of what I have learnt over the years. I believe that with these daily reminders I will be more productive and fulfilled this year and I look forward to documenting the impact.
The quotes in themselves are not enough, but because I have determined to make this next year a special one, I believe they are a fantastic addition to my repertoire of resources to tackle the year!
I invite you to join me on this exciting journey of Daily Wisdom Quotes! Get ready to share your story at the end of the year!
The interesting thing about motivation and wisdom is that knowledge is not enough! Action is needed. So with just a quote at a time, there is enough time to practice.
Join me today and start your journey to a more fulfilled life