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What is your battle, what are you willing to fight for? May seem like a silly question for a site dedicated to helping you improve. But part of becoming a better you, is making sure that you are focused on serving others. Yes others… We cannot be truly happy unless we are in-service of others. It is in our DNA, it is who we are.

So what are you willing to stand tall for, who are you willing to lift up? What gets you going, and makes you charged up?

Stop reading this blog and make a list of five (5) issues, people or things that get you going, that you are willing to fight for… I’ll wait….

 

1.___________________________________

2. ___________________________________

3. ___________________________________

4. ___________________________________

5. ___________________________________

Ok, got your list? Good. Now look it over, make any quick changes needed. Got it, good, let’s move on.

We all have our “cause” or “issue” we are willing to stand for. Here are mine:

1.      Youth

2.      Faith

3.      Freedom

4.      Equality

5.      Life

These are the issues that get me going, issues I am willing to fight for. They are part of my make-up, they define me. They give me energy, and purpose.

So pick one issue off your list, and make it your project for the week, choose to fight the good fight, devise a plan, and execute it. Become active, become involved, give of yourself and see what you get back.

Giving of yourself is the greatest gift you will ever receive. A gift that will define you and make you, a gift that will change your life forever.

Paul

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I am often asked how I keep such a positive attitude, and my response is always the say, “Why Not?” To me that is the only response needed, it sums is up pretty well don’t you think?

 Attitude, positive or negative, is all a choice. We decide what it is we want to be, and then we do it. Yes I know there are people out there with medical conditions, chemical imbalances, and yes I know they cannot control their moods and such. And I also know that it is not a choice for them to have this condition, but it is a choice for them on how they will deal with it. They can get medication, see a doctor or find organic alternative. So in the end, it is still a choice, they choose to deal with it or not.

We all make the same choice every morning when we wake up, we decide when we are cut off by a crazy drive on the way to work, or when our boss decides that today is the day they will ream us. We decide how we will react; we can decide how it will affect us the rest of the day. And we decide how we will allow it to affect our relations with others.  I have suffered each of the above situations, and I have chosen badly and wisely. I have reacted with anger and frustration, taken it out on co-workers, friends and family. And I have also let it roll off me and decided that I would not let it affect me in a negative way, but rather I would use that energy to create. I would put that energy back in to whatever project I was working on, work related or not.

I know that for me, I prefer the second options, to allow it to feed in to my creative process, use the negative to generate a positive; a much better outcome for all involved in my life. I choose to not allow it to bother me.

Yes, I do still get angry, yes sometimes I forget to control my anger and I let it affect my life, I choose not to let it roll off, and I pay for that choice. I pay by having a bad day the rest of the day instead of having just a bad moment.  I allow the moment to control the day. 

In truth we all have moments, good and bad, and we will always have them, but it is how we choose to deal with the moment, how we choose to allow them to control us. I choose to use them all, good and bad as moments of learning, moments of enlighten.  I choose to use the energy to good, for creation and for the betterment of me and all around me.

So start today, take a small moment and allow it to be part of the creation of a greater moment, allow it to feed your creative energy, allow the day to control the moment not the moment to control the day.

Paul

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The folloing was sent to me in an email, I am not sure who the original auther is, but I found it very profound and wanted to share it with you. I will list them here, and over the next few blogs I will break each one down (The break downs will be my own personal interpitation of the meaning).

  

  

  

The Best things to give:

  1. You’re Enemy: Forgiveness
  2. You’re Opponent: Tolerance
  3. You’re Friend: Your Heart
  4. You’re Child: A Good Exalmple
  5. You’re Father: Deference
  6. You’re Mother: Conduct to make her proud of you
  7. Yourself: Respect
  8. To all Men: Charity

I have this list in my Daily Planner, and see it everyday, hoping to have it inspier me, and help me to grow in to a person worth of God’s love, now I want to share it with you!

Paul

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What does it mean to be strong for someone? What does it mean to be strong for yourself?

Being strong can be taken so many different ways… I can act like nothing bothers me, and they will say, He is a strong man…. But really am I?

If I cry, they say, he is weak… But really am I?

We all are created from the same being, God… So we all have the same potential to be STRONG… Strong in the face of life.

We choose how we will respond to life, we choose how we want others to respond to us. We bring in to our life what we want out of it.

Start today, and choose to bring Love in to your life, choose to bring strength in to your life.

Start today, to reject what is not good for you, reject what is contrary to God, the good you where created from.

It’s not an easy road, but it is one we all can walk together.

Paul

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