5 ways to bring your A-Game in life.

Making sure that you don’t digress in your life’s ventures takes innovation and tenacity. Very few people wake up with greatness in their hands, and for the few who do, in order to keep it, embracing hard work and focus is the only way to maintain success, and keep motivation moving in the right direction. Looking through a crystal ball gives you hope, but making a determination that your A- Game is your only option is the key to winning. Remember, every person’s success that you admire was acquired through hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence. Take a look at the list below to get you started in the right direction on using your A-game tools.

  1. Understanding that life is not a game, but a war, and winning small battles, and not quitting or digressing makes you great.
  2. Anticipating your greatness is key to winning, and falling asleep with the goal of beginning another successful day gets you closer to winning.
  3. Slowing your pace, or taking breaks because you don’t see the desired results, makes your goals appear further than what they actually are, so every moment counts, don’t waste time.
  4. Keep company with people who want greatness, and those who refuse to quit.  Friends are a reflection of you, and you ultimately become who you spend time with, and greatness begets greatness.
  5. Balance, balance, balance is key to success. You have to manage your family, career, money, social life, and spiritual life; while you are working on your greatness.

 

Is your Life Strategy Engaged?

Strategy ~ A method or plan chosen to bring about a desired future, such as achievement of a goal or solution to a problem.

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  • Be strategic about your life goals, don’t leave them to chance.
  • Strategy should be the shelter for your life plans, nothing penetrates it.
  • Strategy can be an individual or group effort; utilize other’s knowledge when possible, but dedicate yourself to your personal achievement.

 

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  • Strategy is like a puzzle, there are many pieces, so be precise and meticulous.
  • Don’t be distracted by how many pieces are in the puzzle, with commitment, every piece has a distinct role, and is designed to come together perfectly.
  • Don’t depend on others to motivate you, be innovative and look for exclusivity when possible, it sets you apart from the competition.
  • Don’t expect to have all the pieces, you don’t have to be great to start, you have to start to be great!

 

** Also reference http://www.askgraceson7.blogspot.com

Cherish Life’s Moments

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Life moves quickly, and even faster when you are not cherishing every moment.  Cherish each moment, make every moment count, and share your time wisely, being grateful for life’s simple pleasures.  True success includes loyalty to family, friends, work ethic, integrity, prosperity, happiness, which together equals real and true wealth!

Mentorship Moment (TIPS on helping others)

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We typically start our day with an inspirational or motivational blog of some sort to help with your life challenges. I thought we would change it up a bit, and flip the script so- to speak and look outward, instead of inward.  Mentorship Moment means you find at least one person today that needs your expertise, and your experience, and share with them. Use your accomplishments to uplift someone who is downtrodden, and discouraged.  Knowing that you can utilize your experiences for the betterment of the world, should brighten not only your day but someone else’s.  Our world will be a better place if we place giving at the top of the list with receiving. Selfishness blinds the soul to the needs of others and places people on an island by themselves.  A wise man once said….. “While reaching down to pick someone up, you are lifted up as well (Albert M. Ellison Sr.)”  Best Wishes, and go and pick someone to Mentor!

** reference http://www.askgraceson7.blogspot.com

So What I’m Fatter Than You!

beauty1According to government statistics, Americans overemphasize being thin.  Walking into a store gives you a quick glimpse of mannequins in the classic size 0, 2, 4, which is the quintessential American model.  Although America has at least conceded that full-size models are acceptable, (mind you full size is size 8 and up) it is clear that America loves skinny. Preference in size in itself is not a problem, because people like what they like, and that is perfectly okay as long as it doesn’t interfere or infringe on another person’s healthy confidence. Some Parents are now teaching their children (mainly daughters) that anything over-size 2 is considered fat, and deprivation is becoming more and more acceptable as a standard setting module, as it relates to food. My friend’s daughter who is a beautiful size 6 (5 feet 7 inches), believes that she is obese, and starves herself because her classmates consider her fat. On the other hand, there are some size 0 people who are ship wrecking their metabolism by starving themselves and purging after a meal. Beauty comes in different shapes and sizes, which represents real beauty in all its splendor !! On the other hand, this beauty image that America has created is despicable and unhealthy for our youth and is a dangerous diversion away from other real success modules that should set the standard for Mental, Emotional, Academic, Spiritual, and Physical Health. Confidence should exude from every human being regardless of their size. The most egregious part of the entire model that America has created is that the actual people who are responsible for creating the model for beauty don’t fit the build themselves, making it even more disingenuous.

  • Seek to love yourself not your size .
  • Your size only matters if it means your health is or will be compromised.
  • Reject implications that your size determines your beauty.
  • Look into the mirror everyday and tell yourself “my success is not predicated on my size, and never will be”.
  • No one is better than me because they are skinnier than me, no way!
  • I am great because I nurture not only my intellect, soul, spirit, but also my lovely body no matter the size.

*reference “who is that daunting image that you see in the mirror” http://www.lifesmart2107.blog

Don’t let your yesterday’s mistakes ruin your tomorrow’s potential! (TIPS)

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We have regrets ranging from just being a mediocre student to making that horrible decision to break the law.  Regardless of what you have done wrong in your life, being alive, and free, gives you a fresh opportunity to change your destiny. Most defeats in life are first conceived in the mind and can either continue to live there or can be eradicated by your refusal to embrace it. Therefore first dispelling thoughts of failure and declaring war on defeat that has taken up occupancy in your mind, is just the beginning to pursuing your new opportunities.  (reference ~  6 ways to reclaim your life after a failed endeavor @ http://www.lifesmart2017.blog)

  • Cease reflecting on your mistakes, they simply are reminders of failure.
  • Remember that your past mistakes do not define you or your future.
  • Never let anyone hold you hostage based on your past, release those misgivings.
  • Everyday is a new opportunity for success, so seize every moment.
  • Remember if there were no such thing as second chances, the entire world would cease to exist anymore.
  • Your past can be your strength or your weakness, you get to choose.
  • Believing in your ability to capitalize on your future, is far more productive than reflecting on your past indiscretions which will eventually ship wreck your confidence.

** Also reference ~ askgraceson7.blogspot.com

5 Ways to Grace yourself through life!

 

My personal interpretation of Grace is that it is the most valuable yet understated word in the entire world.  Grace ~ To show honor or credit to someone or something without them deserving it.

Since we all know there are times when we would cut out portions of our lives that include people who have offended us or slighted us in some way, this article was created specifically for you. Grace was not created to establish a way to escape the experiences that make life complicated, it was created to provide purpose to your challenges, and to create substantive opportunities in this laboratory of life to remove unnecessary impurities which can ultimately hold us back and restrict us from being our best.  Let’s look at 5 ways to Grace yourself through life.

  1. Consider that most issues are blown out of portion, and  almost always appear worse than they actually are.
  2. Take the “This too shall pass” mentality with misunderstandings. Don’t over think things.
  3. Give people in your life a second chance to make it right.  The human body and mind is not designed to be perfect, and falters often, but sometimes with good intentions.
  4. Take notes on how other people’s differences complement yours, and be open to accepting people from different cultures and walks of life, especially when they endeavor to be productive.
  5. Let grace consume your thoughts, on a daily basis, instead of letting the instinctive nature be a precursor to unforgiveness which ultimately destroys the entire foundation of one of the most powerful words that exist “Grace.”

~ also reference http://www.askgraceson7.blogspot.com

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Can You See with your Eyes Closed?

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We have heard that your eyes are the windows to your soul, but closing them too often could mean limited or distorted vision. There is both scientific and theoretical supposition as to the role our eyes play in focusing. Did you know that we close our eyes approximately 28,000 times per day, that’s 10% of your day being utilized in the blinking state?  Scientists believe that blinking can be instinctive, although a more recent study shows that blinking occurs when we are taking an introspective rest.   That can mean either you are bored or giving your eyes and brain a brief moment to rest and focus. Now, let’s look at this from a fundamental stand point, and how we can apply this to our everyday lives. Taking too many mental breaks, taking your eyes off the prize, or allowing your mind to wander and lose focus, can mean that you are bored far too much. It could also mean that you need to use that 90% of open eye time to read, study, plan, and strategize your next life move. 

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Success does have legs, but the legs won’t grow without nourishment.  That means cultivating your dreams without losing your focus, and without allowing anything to make you look away.  Another component to focusing is never blaming anyone for what you are responsible for.  Think about some of the most successful people in the world.  Have you noticed that they never look bored?  Let’s take Oprah Winfrey for instance, I have studied her posture for years, and this is my conclusion.  What’s so absolutely distinct about her is that she has the rare ability to make every person in her presence feel like they are the only person in the room.  That concentration and skill have rendered her one of the most successful women in America.  Powerful right?   That conclusion also supports the theory that firm focus on your life goals is one of the most emotionally charged

elements of success. Closing your eyes too often to avoid looking at life challenges won’t make them go away, instead, it clouds your visual stimuli. Even if you really want to look away, don’t.  Stare life challenges right in the face!  What does all this mean for your life?  It simply means that too much resting of the eyes trains your brain to be lazy, and not to function at its best.    Check out these facts that will surprise you about your potential.

 

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Everyone is born with only gums, and no teeth, although we all have the same blue print for growth.  By late teens, the average person has all their adult teeth that number is 32.  This just means the potential is the same, but it depends heavily on how you nurture and protect them.

Did you know that the average person has between 640 – 800 plus muscles in the body?  There are three types including Skeletal, Visceral, and Cardiac. That is just another example that proves most of us have the same ability, although some people keep the muscles toned and healthy by exercising, while others fail to nurture the muscles, allowing them to become unhealthy and weak.

Although we are born with different levels of aptitude, the average person utilizes their brain in very different ways. Meaning, determining how you use your brain is pertinent to achieving the success that you desire.  When going forward, think about the importance of keeping your focus on valuable life commodities, and don’t sleep too long, you may miss your opportunities.

Also reference:: http://www.askgraceson7.blogspot.com

 

 

Impact Thursday!

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Friday doesn’t mean you stop working, it means that you stop working at work, only to continue building your own dynasty.  Timing out means the clock starts over, so take short breaks instead, and use your free time to enhance your own greatness!