With so much negativity all around me, it is refreshing to see people moving forward and planning for the future.
Focusing on the good in difficult times is challenging; there is no doubt about that. But when you look at the alternative, concentrating on the bad, then it is a task worth investing your time.
When you focus on the negative, you will notice that the problem you have will grow bigger and bigger, you will begin to see things that you didn’t think of at first.
Worrying and feeling anxious very rarely, if ever, resolves a situation. However, what does help is sitting down and asking yourself what you can do to make things better and whatever you come up with, getting to work on it without delay.
I can only speak for myself, but the last year has been one of the most challenging years in my life. Usually, a person of great faith, that faith has been shaken.
Almost every conversation I have with people nowadays is rooted in fear. People are worried about the future, uncertain of what the future holds. And rightfully so, there are a lot of unknowns moving forward.
2020/21 has been a very confusing time, and it’s quite natural to be fearful, so how can you increase your faith when you are full of fear?
Well, the first step is to realise that FEAR is the absence of FAITH. Meaning that if you are feeling fearful, you are purposely or unintentionally focusing on more fearful thoughts.
So how can you reverse this?
Take it upon yourself to focus more on faith.
This is not easy, but what has helped me immensely is to connect with nature as often as I can. Although, of course, sometimes the negative thoughts are so strong that you can not shake them off.
When I find that negative thoughts have a firm hold of me, I have learned from experience that you must change up your routine.
So instead of the familiar, go to a new location, walk through a forest or beside the ocean. When surrounded by new places, our minds are forced to take in further information; when we walk on uneven surfaces or hear new sounds, our minds have no choice but to take our awareness into the present moment; otherwise, we may bump into something or trip or fall.
As powerful as the mind is, it can only think of one thought at a time, so if it is torturing you with the same thought over and over, it is time that you change your surroundings. You will not believe the difference that it makes.
What most people do, however, is they keep the same routine, letting the same thoughts replay day after day, not knowing that there is a better way.
Most of us have plenty to worry about, but the more we dwell on our worries, the bigger they grow.
Increasing your faith is about changing your focus; it’s about connecting more with nature and connecting more with God. You can make the shift; you get to choose how you spend your time; you can spend time doing things that build you up or things that tear you down.
Choose today to get close to God and spend time surrounded by his beautiful creation. Spend time with the people that build you up and want the best for you. Do the things that bring you joy and happiness and give you the most pleasure.
Getting through this pandemic is difficult; your mind will default to the negative, and the reason for this is that there is negativity all around us. Therefore, we must take it upon ourselves to feed our minds with information to build us up and help us grow.
The most crucial time to do this is first thing in the morning. It is reported that the first 30-60 minutes set the tone for the day. So play, read, or listen to something that will uplift your spirit and make you feel good.
Change up your routine.If your default is checking emails and notifications, put that off until after breakfast; if it is to tune into the morning news, put on some music instead.
It sounds almost too simple to be effective, but you will not believe the difference that it makes.
You give yourself the chance to experience life without being bombarded with marketing and negative news.
Everyone needs a ray of light in their lives, be a ray of sunshine for someone else this weekend.
There is so much uncertainty in our world, and if you are not careful, fear can take control of your thinking.
Layer on top of that past hurts, regrets, and disappointments, and you may feel drained of all your energy.
In my opinion, it is vital to do self-work to remove any negativity that’s in your power to remove. Necessary to strengthen your faith and build on that faith through your words and actions.
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Wishing you all the best. I will keep you in my prayers.
We know we must change; we know it would be beneficial, but something holds us back? Fear, doubt and worry play their part, but I believe the real reason we find it hard to change is much deeper…
We are all born with unlimited potential, but over time, most of that potential fades away.
Growing up we are constantly reminded of our limitations.
Maybe a parent, guardian or classmate told you something so many times that you believed them. “You’re aiming too high. No one has ever done that before. Better to play it safe, don’t take risks.
They might have meant well, but they were projecting their fears and failures on you. Because they might have tried, or they don’t believe that they can do it. It’s important to know that it’s not really about you. It’s about what they feel and their fears inside.
Or maybe what was said was more destructive, “You’re not good enough, you’re not intelligent enough, you haven’t got what it takes. You haven’t got the looks or the confidence.
If you were told any of these types of things as a child, it is quite natural to experience resentment, anger, or bitterness when you replay what was said or done. But it is so vital that you release them feelings or they will get the best of you.
Down Memory Lane
Growing up, I was bullied, meaning I felt inferior to others for most of my life. I didn’t feel like I was popular enough. Intelligent enough, talented enough. No doubt holding this attitude had an impact on my life. But thankfully, I never held negative feelings towards the people that hurt me. I just kept moving forward and did my best.
Only years later did I realise that holding this attitude was a gift.
To make progress, to be truly happy, healthy, and successful, you must learn to let go of the past so that it doesn’t affect you in the present. What happened may not have been fair. What was done to you was wrong, but letting it replay in your mind will not help. All that replaying the hurt will do is make you more depressed, angrier, and more enraged.
Replaying past events can even make you doubt yourself, which will affect your language, meaning you say things like, “I couldn’t do that, I can’t learn new things, I’m not good with people, relationships, money, etc.
The negativity of the past can affect you in the present; it can affect your faith, it can affect your thinking, making you question what you can and can not do.
One hurt or mistake can limit what you can achieve.
The one person that hurt you can cause you to mistrust everyone and make you think that all people are the same. They’re not.
The one mistake you made can make you doubtful of your abilities, meaning you never try anything that challenges you or anything new.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
When you remove all negativity from your thinking, your faith will grow. meaning you will speak more confidently, and expect good things to come into your path.
By taking specific steps, your life can improve in amazing ways.
In my new book, The Power to Change Your Life, I break down the process in a simple, understandable way. Not in a list of dos and don’ts, but through relatable stories that will help you digest the information quick and easily.
There are seeds of greatness within each of us, but those seeds can lie dormant when we choose to focus on the past.
If someone gave you a plant to look after, you would love and care for it, ensuring that it got the maximum amount of nutrients and light. But for some reason, we choose to neglect the gift of life because of a few wrong decisions and hurts?
Resulting in us growing weak and never having the strength to bloom.
Choose to plant your seeds of greatness today, and you will not believe what you will achieve.
Experience the power of change; let the loving energy of God flow into your life.
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When you start to overthink a past hurt or mistake them, thoughts will soon fill your mind. What happened may have happened years ago, but within minutes you can be feeling the same feelings as if it only happened yesterday.
Regret, pain, and bitterness can rob you of your joy.
And once negativity gets a hold of you, it can be tough to shake it off.
If you are feeling overwhelmed at this time, it can seem like there is no hope, that there is no way that things can get better. Emotions like fear, worry and doubt can blind you from opportunities that are right in front of your eyes.
But there is a solution…
You must actively fill your mind with faith.
Thinking thoughts of faith may seem simple, but it’s not. And the reason, the last thing you want to do when you are feeling down is to read something that will lift you up. Reading words of faith when you are in the grips of fear will initially make you feel uncomfortable, but when you do, something remarkable happens.
Your faith is released.
Knowing will soon replace doubt; peace will soon replace worry.
When life is not going to plan, the negative thoughts will come, telling you that you’re not good enough, smart enough, talented enough, but you must develop ways to remove those limiting thoughts and replace them with ideas that will give you strength to propel you forward.
Nothing is impossible to the person who challenges their fears and chooses to release their faith.
There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in the world at the moment, and it can be overwhelming.
It’s hard to see how things can get better.
Social media is an excellent way of connecting with people, but in the last 12 months, it has shown its dark side.
So many stories have surfaced, most of which have little or no facts attached to them, but they spread like wildfire, injecting even more, fear and uncertainty into people’s hearts and minds.
When surrounded by fear, it can be hard not to be affected by it. Fearful thoughts can quickly dominate your thought life, resulting in you sharing those thoughts with the people you meet.
When you go over, and over the same ideas, the problem is that it makes them more and more real in your mind.
Now more than ever, it’s essential to release your faith and let thoughts of faith, hope and expectancy fill your mind. And you must do this purposely. Otherwise, negative thoughts will keep you discouraged. Keep you locked in worry, doubt and fear.
When you let negative recordings play, they can affect your mood and your overall well-being. But when you release your faith, all your negative feelings will fade away.
And how do you do this? Purposely you must feed your mind with information that will fill you with hope, faith and gratitude.
The right words and thoughts will release the faith that lies within. You will begin to think differently, act differently, and feel differently. . When God created us, He gave us everything we needed to fulfil our destiny. Now quit telling yourself that you are limited or haven’t got what it takes. Or that you will never achieve your destiny.
Choose instead to fill your mind with everything that is good so that your faith can be released.
In my new book, I would like to take you on a journey to help you overcome your fears by giving you the confidence and assurance that everything will work out as God has planned.
When life is not going our way, it’s easy to be discouraged and down on ourselves. We can allow negative defeated thoughts to replay on our mind. But when you learn to remove those limited thoughts, your life can change in amazing ways.
Nothing is impossible to the person who chooses to let go of fear and release their faith.
Regret is simply a stream of thoughts that like to replay in your mind, to make you think that your life could have been so much different if you had of made different decisions.
The truth, everything happened exactly as it was meant to happen. That fact can be hard to take sometimes; I know because I have recently made some mistakes that I regret every day, The same thoughts replay in my mind, so I know first hand what regret feels like.
But today, a thought came to me that I would like to share.
You can not stop the negative thoughts from coming, so don’t even try instead when they come up in your mind. Say the following,
I can not change the past; I can only learn from it.
Repeat as often as necessary.
Thoughts of regret can steal your joy and happiness; they can make your mood change, meaning you are not present for the people in your life.
Please don’t give thoughts of regret power over you.
During the lockdown, I got into some bad habits and put on a fair bit of weight, that I’m finding it hard to lose.
Just don’t have the same motivation to get out of the house in the mornings for my usual run. Three times a week has dropped to one every ten days, managed to go yesterday, as it was beautiful weather.
On my run, I had a thought, pretty deep stuff, as my brother would say but will do my best to keep it simple.
Ego Meets Self
Well, on my run, there is a very steep hill about a mile in, that although challenging I can make it. As I was approaching the hill, I saw a farmer in his land who gave me a particular look. As if to say, you’re not going to run up that hill? (Well that’s what the ego part of me heard, more on that later.)
As I started up the hill, in my mind, he was watching me. With that added pressure, the hill wasn’t as easy as usual. The sun in the sky suddenly felt warmer.
A car came from behind me, which meant I had to run on the loose gravel on the verge of the road, which made the climb even harder. Although difficult, I did not stop.
At the top of the hill, it flattened out, and slowly but surely I got up to speed, again.
Then the thought hit me, for that run up the hill I had been separated from my spiritual self. I was thinking about proving to the farmer that I could make it up the hill, that it wasn’t impossible to run.
I also became aware of the fact that he may not have been thinking about me at all. How often do we allow what we think others will think of us to determine what we say or do?
I can only speak for myself, but I do it a lot.
I believe that there are two parts of us:
The spirit is the part of us that is without fear and curious about life. Most people lose connection to this part of themselves by about 8-9.
The reason for this is, at about that time, we form a second part to ourselves, the ego. I’m sure you have heard that expression.
That’s the part of us that suddenly cares what others think. So we make sure we dress the same as everyone else, have the same trainers, school bag, and clothes. We do whatever is necessary, so we don’t stand out.
Just the presence of the farmer had disconnected me from enjoying my run, meaning; I got lost in over-thinking and over analysing my performance, which in turn made the run much harder.
It was interesting to witness how the ego had changed my feelings and emotions.
Like it or not feelings and emotions are what rule our life. We tend always to be moving towards what is pleasurable and away from what is painful. Doing whatever it takes to avoid being judged or criticised.
The ego part of us wants to be continuously praised and complimented. Continually analysing and overthinking everything.
As I wrote in the headline, “I had introduced my higher self to my ego.” And the higher self said to me. “Do you want fearful part of you in your life anymore?”
Do we need that part of us that is always judging ourselves and others, that is in constant fear of being judged or criticised. I don’t think we do. I think it limits us in so many ways.
Many of us never fulfil our true potential because we always have one eye on the people in our lives, the people that are so afraid to step outside their comfort zone that they will make fun of anyone else that does.
Strenght in you reflects the weaknesses within them.
Growing up, the ego is needed to help build our identity and keep us safe from harm. Its the person we become so other people will like us, admire us, and accept us. But at some point, we have to live our life on our terms. Making decisions for ourselves not solely to impress others and make them accept us.
So many people let the fear of being judged or criticised stop them from fulfilling their destiny.
Please don’t be afraid to walk your own path and follow your dreams.
In my last post, I talked about your gift and talent in life being something that you can do effortlessly, something that comes naturally to you.
Well, each of us, I believe, has genius-level talent. God given abilities that we just have to tap into.
The main aim of this post is to help you find where your genius is, then it’s up to you to put all your energy into that area, and if you do you will excel, you will be as successful as you want to be.
The main obstacle that you will face in life is being yourself. Surely just being yourself should be easy?
Somewhere along the way, we convince ourselves that we are not good enough, at almost everything. So we try extremely hard to be something that we are not, meaning, we never reach our full potential.
Starting off in life, we have all these dreams and passions, but very often we settle for second best or don’t embrace our natural gifts and abilities at all.
Your friend wants to be an accountant, so you follow them into accountancy, you qualify and earn amazing money. The problem is your a bright, outgoing person and sitting at a desk alone all day doesn’t interest you. So you’re unhappy.
Many people are in similar situations to this example. Living unhappy, with feelings of regret. Feelings that life has passed them by. That they have made too many mistakes.
Not the case. But it will take discipline and courage to make the necessary changes.
First, you have to ask yourself a few questions which I will go over now.
The Genius Zone
Most people are not sure what they are good at or what skills they have. And all the uncertainty is enough to put them off before they even start.
its difficult to believe that we are highly skilled in some area.
I will now share with you some questions to help you find what I like to call your genius Zone, so you have a firm foundation to build upon.
What holds your attention? What subjects do you like reading about? What do you like to talk about? What do you like to study?
What are you interested in? What topics have you been interested in your whole life? What subjects do you like to search for new information about?
What absorbs your attention completely? What can you get completely absorbed in? When you are reading about it, watching documentaries on etc. When you’re talking on this subject hours will pass like minutes.
The answer to these questions is a good indication to your genius zone. The subjects that you’re most passionate about, you will have the most knowledge. Whatever this area is, you must focus on it because this is the area that you will be most creative.
When you discover your genius zone, you will notice that you do not need to learn much in that area. You may need more training to take your knowledge to the next level or maybe a change of job to acquire new experience.
But one or two years developing some skills is nothing compared to a lifetime of unhappiness— if you’re currently on the wrong path in life.
When you’re working in a job that you can share your knowledge and passion about a topic, product, or service, you will be happier, have more energy and have more love for yourself and others.
If this all sounds good, but you don’t know where to start then leave a comment or send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will do my best to advise you.