Respond Responsibly

“A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his actions” (Jawaharlal Nehru). Our words and actions may easily be produced if we are unjustly pushed to the ground by a stranger. By preconceiving what we would do prior to an event happening we can recondition a previously conditioned response. We have the power to control our thoughts, attitudes, words, perceptions, and behaviors, in turn, governing ourselves and our responses responsibly toward both internal and external stimuli.

Work Hard

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink it” (English proverb). Awareness, desire, and focused persistent effort must occur for an individual’s transformation, change, or goal achievement to occur. Delegating this hard work is not possible. Personal development and seeking help when necessary is for the courageous at heart. People can live freely by harnessing willing and cooperative attitudes, therefore unearthing enlightening treasures that sow fruitful seeds into their lives. It is up to each of us to heed the knowledge, be prepared, and harvest relative successes in due season. The voyage to confidently and effectively govern and master ourselves is an invaluably worthy endeavor.

Curious Seeds

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself” (Galileo Galilei). New insights and concepts have profound powers being they are seeds planted in fertile minds. Wondrous seeds harness potential to help transcend perceptions, looking through spiritual eyes of divinity. Divinity being personal values, feeling valuable, seeing beyond one’s self, and accepting a willingness to be fully alive. Adopting these cooperative attitudes, beliefs, and principles are pivotal keys toward unlocking happiness, understanding, growth and ceaseless love. Let’s ascend to great heights through patient, yet expedited persistent and curious personal development. We all possess the tools and gifts necessary to become who we want to be and unleash greatness within. Sometimes it takes someone caring enough to point that out.

Eyes of Growth

While looking at an automobile next to you that is clearly red, assuming you’re not colorblind, ask “Why is that car red?” It could have been yellow if we were taught it was yellow even though it is clearly red. Look inward at your beliefs and outward through new lenses of perception to create innovative realities of significance, revelation, and impact. We see what we want to see, thus let’s look for good in everything and everyone.

Empathy

Look at people, places, and things through other individual’s filters with empathy. See another person’s view and think for yourself why that person perceives something that way. Is it positive, rational, logical, true, moral, principled, and right? If so, maybe it’s something worth considering adopting for yourself. Keep an open mind and think for yourself with prudent discernment. People that don’t decide for themselves what to do allow others to dictate their lives for them. For everything we say yes to, we are saying no to the rest. Take control of your choices, beliefs, time, and perceptions while living fully, today. Create your dream life full of positive meaning and purpose, starting right now. Meaning depicts the uniquely intrinsic and extrinsic individual connotations given to it.

Perception

We each have different experiences, upbringings, and vantage points in life that have molded our current perceptions or realities. Whether they are positive, negative, rational, irrational, right, or wrong our perceptions are real and true to us. By acknowledging our perceptions and reasons why we perceive things a specific way allows us to change skewed, false, self-limiting, and negative perceptions about ourselves. People viewing us through their lenses versus us looking outward or inward can elicit totally different pictures. Possessing erroneous views about ourselves due to people saying mean, untrue, and hurtful things to us as kids or adults can skew our interpretations about ourselves.

We are children of God almighty created in His divine image. God loves you unconditionally no matter what. You cannot earn His wonderful love, forgiveness, and grace. Those blessings are given freely for everyone who decides to receive and believe. Consider getting plugged into a Bible believing church and joining a small Bible study group, which has the power to take a person out of negative environments and into joy-filled positive living.

Becoming engaged with a mastermind group of any kind, especially like-minded individuals, has impactful power to peacefully transform humanity, making an immensely constructive and profound difference in individual’s lives. We can all become anyone and anything we choose through desire, choice, effort, perseverance, self-discipline, passion, and intrinsic drive, more so than extrinsic motivating factors. Let that light inside you brighten peoples’ souls. In all you do today, ask yourself, “Would a successful, kind, empathetic, compassionate, and loving person think, say, or do that?” If not, consider different thoughts, behaviors, strategies, priorities, values, actions, principles, and responses. Live in grace and forgiveness. Embracing the divine encompasses massive responsibility and accountability toward doing what is right, while living a fully abundant fruit-filled life.