When We’re Willing To Work

Work

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“If you are lazy, and accept your lot, you may live in it. If you are willing to work, you can write your name anywhere you choose.” — Gene Stratton-Porter, A Girl of The Limberlost

If we are just sitting by waiting for something to happen, then it will never happen. Our brains control our moments. For something to happen, our brains must create movements of our bodies, like our legs, arms and hands for us to manipulate external things in a directed fashion. We must do this constantly until we fulfill our desired goals.  Idleness encourages us to only think about what we’re not doing today which only leads us to disappointments and regrets. However, setting a goal, executing the steps to get to our goals increases confidence in us to do even more.

 

Patience Rewards

Patience is the art of hoping..

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“He that can have patience can have what he will.” — Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes we don’t want to put forth the effort that it would take to learn something is because we don’t want to wait. We want quick results. We want to learn it instantly. However, learning takes time at first. So the key is to be consistently patient with ourselves through out the learning process. We won’t get it as quickly as we would like but eventually we will. Learning is a process. There are steps we must get through to reach our goals.  There will be some things difficult to learn, however, in time our brains will began to understand what we’re learning. We just have to wait until that happens.

 

With Open Arms

Remember them...

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

Today is Monday Memorial Day. This is the time to remember those we’ve lost and to shake the hands of former soldiers, and say to them “thank you for risking your life so I may live.”  It takes dedication, commitment, discipline and most of all courage to put one’s life on the line for our country. We should honor the living and dead for such dedication. We as civilians will never understand what our soldiers have gone through and what they have seen in battle. They will have scars for the rest their lives. Normalcy is just a distance memory to some our soldiers who are having difficulties getting used to civilian life again. Let us treat them with dignity and with open arms, and most of all with understanding.

 

When We Deserve Self-Love

Self help

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” — Gautama Buddha

When we lie, exaggerate the truth or even disclosed some parts of the truth and not reveal the truth about ourselves to others, then ultimately, we’re not being truthful with ourselves. However, the truth can set us free, if we stop hiding from what can save us. In other words, we’re saying to ourselves that we don’t truly deserve our affection or the affections of others that we are close to us.  Sometimes the right hand doesn’t want the left hand to know what’s it doing because we don’t want to come to realization that there are parts of us we just don’t like. Every negative trait has a positive side and every positive trait has negative side. We just need to be reminded of the positive side and use it for good.

 

Decision To Do

Alternatives
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It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.— Elbert Hubbard

When we decide to do something we no longer wrestle with the thoughts of what ifs. When we decide on what to do, we create steps to complete the task or tasks because we become more focus on what to do next. Ideas are only ideas as long as they stay inside our heads and are not part of a plan to execute. Doing something out of our comfort zone is one good reason we have a difficult time deciding on what to do. However, thinking about it won’t help us because we really won’t know for sure if it is going to work or not, or if we like doing it or not. Therefore, we can’t afford to waste time since we can’t get back time so we might as well use it, by doing.

 

 

Imagination Takes You Everywhere

"Love is all around me and so the feeling grows. It is written on the wind, it's everywhere I go"

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”— Albert Einstein

We can go everywhere we want to as long as we can imagine. Imagination frees us from our biases and our inflexibilities if we allow ourselves to be opened. Imagination is like a rehearsal without feeling restricted because we can express ourselves anyway we like. Imagination allows us to see beyond our filters. If we were to look at a beautiful blue sky through a thin straw, we wouldn’t enjoy it as much than if we saw the sky with our own eyes. It’s very difficult to look through a straw to only see in part and not the whole. Imagination stimulates the mind to help create new ideas to improve on something that can make life better.

 

 

 

One Kick 10,000 Times

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”— Bruce Lee

If we work on one thing at a time, we would go a long way. Once we master one thing, then we can learn how to master the other thing. There are things that are complex that we need to break down into parts for us to master. Once we master all parts then we can put them all together to work for us. This is the best way to learn something is to break them down into smaller parts. We learn so much one thing at a time without feeling overwhelmed. We ought to be patient with ourselves and allow ourselves to get acquainted with everything at our own pace because we all have different speeds of learning. Practice makes near perfection. Practice does make us better than we first started out. What better place to use our time in practicing something worthwhile to us.

 

 

 

 

Self-Knowledge and Self-Improvement

Change

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“Self knowledge is the beginning of self improvement.” — Spanish Proverb

How can we make changes when we don’t know what changes to make. For change to occur we must look inside ourselves to see what we’re doing to avoid changing. The things we don’t want to change in us are probably because we’re getting something out of them. We don’t want to admit to ourselves that we must give up the beliefs for us make a change. We want to stay a certain way because there is some kind of gain we get from it but at the same time is keeping us from moving forward. A secondary gain is usually about our dependent need to blame another and not allows ourselves to move pass that point in order for us to grow and to claim responsibility. We’re responsible for making our own mark.

 

Small Beginnings

The beginning

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“From small beginnings come great things.”— Proverb

 Everything starts out small. Small beginnings are our growing and learning times. There are a tremendous sacrifice and struggle in the beginning.  We have to start with a new mind-set because we aren’t used to this new pattern of work. Just starting somewhere is a big leap to later see great things unfold before our eyes. It is our dreams that motivate us to continue doing the work until our goal is reached. We got to get our hands dirty to see clearly in our minds what move we want to make next.  Keeping our purpose in mind is like using a flashlight at night so we can see where we’re going. As long as we know our endgame we will see clearly how the parts go together.

 

Life’s Under No Obligation

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“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” — Margaret Mitchell

We all have certain expectations. We have different levels of expectations. Sometimes we find ourselves wanting to make things a certain way because we’re unhappy the way things are going. However, we don’t have to fall prey to having high expectation because it will come to disappointments in life. If we deal with life as it is, then we have the opportunity to use our abilities and to grow into ourselves. Life doesn’t owe us anything. We’ve been given the gift of life and that’s enough. Each day is an opportunity to celebrate life. Today is our time to contribute to the world so that the future generations have better opportunities to have better and healthy lives.