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REFUSE

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (324)

It's as hard to refuse to listen to gossip as it is to turn down a delicious dessert. Taking just one morsel of either one creates a taste for more. However, the truth is you can resist rumors the same way a determined dieter resists candy, which is to never even open the box. If you don't nibble on the first bite of gossip, you can't or won't be able to take the second or third.

 

This same level of discipline that it takes to refuse gossip or a tasty piece of candy is the same discipline that you need to refuse the urge to give up. The fact that we can resist the other two shows that we have the ability to refuse, we just have to use it more. So refuse to give up, refuse turn back and refuse negative thinking. Because when you refuse those things you'll be accepting your success.


 

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Strength v. Power

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (369)

People often seek power and believe that this will strengthen them when in reality when they seek power for power sake it actually shows a lack of strength because strength is not the same as power.

 

Power is often based on outward things. Power implies position or prestige. That is what people often seek, they seek high positions at work, they seek prestige in their social life. They do this so that they can have power at work and in their social life. There's nothing wrong with a high position at work nor is there anything bad with having a healthy social life. But if these things are done to just achieve power it does not mean that we necessarily have strength.

 

Strength on the other hand is based on the inner resolve that we have within us. We all have that inner strength that we can reach deep down inside and touch. Strength that keeps us going towards our dreams even when we feel weak. This is true because strength does not need a position but at same time can still be powerful. Therefore, one can have and show strength regardless of their position at work or in life. Strength is based on what's on the inside and that's what really matter.

 

So we need not strive for prestige or position just to have power because if we first don't have the strength and the inner resolve to be committed to our dreams then no amount of power can make us strong enough of a person to truly be successful.


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MULTI-SLACKING

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (164)

Many people think that they're really doing something big when they're multi-tasking. Doing multiple things at once seems like a sure path to success and a way to maximize the moment. And that may be true. However, for too many people that's far from the case because instead of multi-tasking what they're really doing is creating a big mess. This is because for many people who call themselves multi-tasking, what they're really showing is that they're long on start but short on finish.

 

See, the crime that comes with multi-tasking is that it can cause one to lose focus on providing complete 100% attention to accomplishing a specific task. Thus, it makes one become a multi-slacker. Slacking at not providing all their efforts to one project. Just because we can multi-task doesn't mean we have to. Yes, there will be times when we will have to complete morthan one project at a time. But it may be best if we first learn to prioritize and give each assignment our all instead of multi-slacking and giving less than 100% to many different task.

 

Don't multi-slack, instead prioritize and concentrate on one specific task, give it your all, complete it and then move on.


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FINDING SUCCESS

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (252)

One of the most challenging things to do to be successful is to be in the right place at the right time. To do that sometimes takes skill and other times it’s hard work and then sometimes it’s just pure luck (although I once heard that the harder you work the luckier you get). However, many times we struggle to be in the right place at the right time for two reasons; one finding that place and two finding the time.


See, it becomes tricky because no one knows where success is at. It seems to be ever so elusive to many people. But the truth is there’s no magical place for success to be found. Never has been. Success is found in many places. Success is found ultimately in making the most of all the people that you come in contact with because everybody you know knows something that you don't and they know somebody that you need to know.


Don't wait around thinking that there’s a perfect place to find success, Don't wait for the grand meeting or perfect presentation to be the place you think that you’re success will be found (do good on both but don’t let those stand as your defining moments only). Success has no special place to be found. Success could be found in someone you talk to at Starbucks, the Apple Store, Walgreens or Wal-Mart. The key is that we have to make the time to make these connects. What I realized is that people don't talk to people as much as they use to and that is why some people are not as success as they could be. Me I'm a talker. I’ll talk to you like I was at your last barbeque.

 

Let’s not try to be rogue entrepreneurs, thinking that we can forge our own paths and create a new world all by ourselves. Yes, that’s very ambitious and we need to have a “can do” attitude but the truth is…WE ALL NEED HELP. So take time to network. Meet people, all people, because you never know who knows that one person you need to know. I had a good friend tell me “Make your network work.” You never know where you’ll find success. It could very well be that person that’s standing right next to you.


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HOLD ON TO TRUST

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (146)
Trust can be a tricky thing. It can be challenging at times to put our trust in some people because we can't be sure whether they will value it or not. Or we may have had some past hurt before that we have not gotten over. This fear of trusting is not good and can hinder us from developing the relationships that we need to grow. If we're not careful this same fear of trusting will hinder us from moving forward towards our goals and achievements. Trusting in another person is challenging because there's always a chance that you may be betrayed or get hurt. But trusting in unknown circumstances and situations isn't easy either. However, the trust that we have to achieve our goals is not an external trust but an internal trust that we have in ourselves. This is a trust that we have when we believe in ourselves that we can and will get it done. A trust that is relying on the confidence we have in our own abilities. Trust that is not selfish but self assured. Trust that we can hold onto no matter what obstacles that are in the way. So with trust we find ourselves going through ebbs and flows. However, we shouldn't get frustrated with these trust transitions in our relationships and our goals because these are the times when trust is being developed. Times when we have to hold on to trust until things turn around. Oddly enough what happens is that people go through these ebbs and flows and they end up letting go and not learning how to trust. Thus, they let go of trusting in a good relationship that may just be going through a rough moment. They let go and give up on trusting in their path to success just because the road seems too rough. So with trust we must be patient and keep holding on. What we really need to do is to keep holding on even when times appear to be challenging because when we do we will learn to be patient and learn to truly trust. And once we learn to truly trust this will open us up to enjoy life and appreciate the value of relationships which will give us the confidence to believe in our dreams and achieve all of our goals. Be Encouraged! Twitter: @GreaterDayAhead Facebook: Greater Days Ahead www.GreaterDaysAhead.org

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