Category Archives: Inspiration

Learning 691

People often resist happiness, but controlled breathing can help us overcome this fear.

No one said life would be easy, and sometimes it can really feel like an endless swamp of problems, but ask yourself this: Are you really prepared for a life of happiness?

Can you even imagine an entire day without having something to complain about?

Everyone has their own inner resistance to happiness, an oddly human trait that deserves some close scrutiny.

Despite spending a lot of time and energy striving for happiness, human beings aren’t especially comfortable or skilled at feeling good or being at peace.

School teaches us a lot of things, but there are no high school classes on how to deal with success and happiness.

If you were to take the time to look within and uncover why you resist happiness, the answer would likely be related to fear – a fear of achieving your full potential.

Because here’s the thing: when you become the best you can be, that means there’s no more excuse for why you aren’t making your dreams come true.

This is a fear that must be conquered if you truly want success and happiness. Taking the big leap into a life of happiness requires a great deal of confidence.

So let’s explore the ways you can learn to overcome this fear and start taking the right kinds of risks.

The first technique for breaking the fear barrier is breathing.

Back in the mid-1900s, psychiatrist Fritz Perls developed Gestalt therapy, which recognized that fear is, essentially, a sort of breathless excitement.

With some focused breathing, you can transform that fear into a positive and powerful excitement that can be used to make great things happen.

Let’s say you’re about to take the stage for a performance or to give a speech. The common reaction to a scary situation like this is for our breath to become constricted, which only makes the fear stronger.

But if you take a moment to breathe deeply, you can take control and transform the fear into the powerful energy that lets you take the stage and captivate your audience.

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Learning 690

Be a master of all situations.

Don’t be a slave to every passing uncertain happening.

Be strong.

Be bold.

Refuse to be unhappy.

#beinghappy

Learning 677

Never give up and always look out for any missing pieces that can help you on your path.

Oftentimes, our plans don’t quite come to fruition because one last piece of the puzzle was missing – the crowning glory that would’ve made your project a huge success. People with a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) know that they always need to be on the lookout for this last piece.

Everyone who can see their final goal on the horizon should stop and ask themselves what this last piece might be. If you let a negative attitude creep into your thinking, failure is a sure thing. But if you failed, think about it and be frank with yourself – what more could you have done? And what is that special something that could take your project even further?

The Wright brothers were great at doing precisely this. They succeeded where others had failed because they possessed strong PMAs. Instead of being disheartened when their airplane designs failed, they spotted that missing piece: movable flaps mounted on the plane’s wings! These flaps enabled the pilot to place the wings in various positions and keep the plane steady. This piece would have been forever lost had the brothers had an NMA (Negative Mental Attitude), and their dreams would have never seen the light of day.

When looking for the missing piece, an unconventional approach is sometimes the best approach. When trying to brainstorm new ideas, many of us sit down with a pen and paper and expect ideas to magically descend upon us. Then, when we become distracted, our focus slips and we lose time and potentially great ideas. So why not try an unconventional route and focus your mind completely?

For example, American inventor Dr. Gates used to lock himself in a small, dark, soundproof room so that he could concentrate on a solution to a problem. Only when he had an idea did he switch on the light and jot down a possible solution.

Learning 666 “Repairing the boat hole.”

A man was asked to paint a boat.

He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him.

While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.

When finished painting, he received his money and left.

The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice cheque, much higher than the payment for painting.
The painter was surprised and said “You’ve already paid me for painting the boat Sir!” 

“But this is not for the paint job. It’s for having repaired the hole in the boat.”

“Ah! But it was such a small service… certainly it’s not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”

“My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened.

When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention about the hole.

When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip.

They did not know that there was a hole. I was not at home at that time.

When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole.

Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.

Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole! You see, now, what you did? You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your ‘small’ good deed.”

So, no matter who, when or how. Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the ‘leaks’ you find, because you never know when one is in need of us or when God holds a pleasant surprise for us to be helpful and important to someone.

You may have repaired numerous ‘boat holes’ along the way… of several people without realizing how many lives you’ve saved.

*So let’s Keep up the Good work, no matter how small it may seem to be.*

Want to thank Everyone who Repaired my boat this year in every way like Good Wishes, Good thoughts, Love, Care & Prayers…
Thank you !

May God bless you always.

Learning 664

The only  limits  on  your  life  are  those  that  you set  yourself.  When  you dare  to  get  out  of  your  circle  of  comfort  and  explore  the  unknown, you  start  to  liberate  your  true  human  potential.  This  is  the  first step  towards  self-mastery  and  mastery  over  every  other circumstance  in  your  life.  

When  you  push  beyond  your  limits, you  unlock  mental  and physical  reserves  that  you  never  thought  you  had.

The  average  person  uses  only  a  minute  measure of  his  human  capacity.  I  wondered  what  we  could  do  if  we  started using  the  remaining  reservoir  of  our  abilities. 

Even when we are exhausted after working on something, and we get a little motivation or a will to finish the task, we get that energy to perform and get the results. We have more  inside  us and  when  we reach for  our  resources, we receive more.  

We  practice  the  art  of  kaizen  by  pushing  ourselves daily. Work  hard  to  improve  your  mind  and  body.  Nourish  your  spirit. Do  the  things  you  fear.  Start  to  live  with  unbridled  energy  and limitless  enthusiasm.  Watch  the  sun  rise.  Dance  in  a  rain  shower. Be  the  person  you  dream  of  being.  Do  the  things  you  have  always wanted  to  do  but  didn’t  because  you  tricked  yourself  into believing  that  you  were  too  young,  too  old,  too  rich  or  too  poor. Prepare  to  live  a  soaring,  fully  alive  life.  It is  said  that luck  favors  the  prepared  mind.  I  believe  that  life  favors  the prepared  mind.

Identify  the  things that  are  holding  you  back. Are  you  scared  of  speaking  or  do  you have trouble  in  your  relationships?  Do  you  lack  a positive  attitude or  do  you  need  more energy? Make  a  written  inventory  of  your weaknesses. Satisfied  people  are  far  more  thoughtful  than others. Take  the  time  to  reflect  on  what  it  is that  might  be  keeping  you from  the  life  you really  want  and  know  deep  down  you  can have. 

Once  you  have  identified  what  your weaknesses  are,  the  next  step is  to  face  them head  on  and  attack  your  fears.  If  you  fear public speaking,  sign  up  to  give  twenty speeches.  If  you  fear  starting  a new  business or  getting  out  of  a  dissatisfying  relationship, muster every  ounce  of  your  inner  resolve  and do  it.  This  might  be  the  first taste  of  real freedom  that  you  have  experienced  in  years. 

Fear  is nothing  more  than  a  mental  monster you  have  created,  a  negative stream  of consciousness.

Learning 664

The only  limits  on  your  life  are  those  that  you set  yourself.  When  you dare  to  get  out  of  your  circle  of  comfort  and  explore  the  unknown, you  start  to  liberate  your  true  human  potential.  This  is  the  first step  towards  self-mastery  and  mastery  over  every  other circumstance  in  your  life.  

When  you  push  beyond  your  limits, you  unlock  mental  and physical  reserves  that  you  never  thought  you  had.

The  average  person  uses  only  a  minute  measure of  his  human  capacity.  I  wondered  what  we  could  do  if  we  started using  the  remaining  reservoir  of  our  abilities. 

Even when we are exhausted after working on something, and we get a little motivation or a will to finish the task, we get that energy to perform and get the results. We have more  inside  us and  when  we reach for  our  resources, we receive more.  

We  practice  the  art  of  kaizen  by  pushing  ourselves daily. Work  hard  to  improve  your  mind  and  body.  Nourish  your  spirit. Do  the  things  you  fear.  Start  to  live  with  unbridled  energy  and limitless  enthusiasm.  Watch  the  sun  rise.  Dance  in  a  rain  shower. Be  the  person  you  dream  of  being.  Do  the  things  you  have  always wanted  to  do  but  didn’t  because  you  tricked  yourself  into believing  that  you  were  too  young,  too  old,  too  rich  or  too  poor. Prepare  to  live  a  soaring,  fully  alive  life.  It is  said  that luck  favors  the  prepared  mind.  I  believe  that  life  favors  the prepared  mind.

Identify  the  things that  are  holding  you  back. Are  you  scared  of  speaking  or  do  you have trouble  in  your  relationships?  Do  you  lack  a positive  attitude or  do  you  need  more energy? Make  a  written  inventory  of  your weaknesses. Satisfied  people  are  far  more  thoughtful  than others. Take  the  time  to  reflect  on  what  it  is that  might  be  keeping  you from  the  life  you really  want  and  know  deep  down  you  can have. 

Once  you  have  identified  what  your weaknesses  are,  the  next  step is  to  face  them head  on  and  attack  your  fears.  If  you  fear public speaking,  sign  up  to  give  twenty speeches.  If  you  fear  starting  a new  business or  getting  out  of  a  dissatisfying  relationship, muster every  ounce  of  your  inner  resolve  and do  it.  This  might  be  the  first taste  of  real freedom  that  you  have  experienced  in  years. 

Fear  is nothing  more  than  a  mental  monster you  have  created,  a  negative stream  of consciousness.