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Archive for the month “January, 2014”

Dealing with defeat

LoserYou are undefeated and it looks like you will finish the season but you lose a fluke game. You have perfect attendance going since 1st grade and you miss school due to a bad cold. You have successfully completed ever job requirement the boss asks of you and out of the blue… you lose all the data for a project because your computer breaks. You have done a great job with every presentation (that would be 24) and then a simple upgrade to your program and whamo… you lose it all just before the presentation time. You have written an entire paper (blog) and the last thing to do is hit save but you accidently hit delete entire page… Yeah I did this today… ouch So what do you do? How do you respond? Do you throw a fit? Do you just shake it off? I am pretty confident we are empowered to do the right thing. I am pretty sure embedded in our inner soul we know we can get through this and many more obstacles in life. 1. Take some time to evaluate and improve. We are designed to learn from our experiences. 2. Try again, yep I said try again. Keep trying, experimenting until you get it right. 3. Hit the save button. I am not just talking about computer save buttons. We can hit save and remember for future experiences. 4. Help others.  One of the best ways to recover from a loss in our own lives is to help others in their time of loss. 5. Laugh. Yes just take a moment to laugh. Things happen and laughing wont change them but it may help us lose the bad attitude. 6. Go get some help. We all have someone in our life that encourages us. Find them and hang out with them. They will give us a boost to get back in the game. I know we are wired to grow, thrive and succeed in life. We will travel through life with a good or bad attitude. It is really up to each of us to determine our course of action… will you stay a loser and let that lose define you or bounce back and try again. I truly hope you choose to bounce back and get back in the game. Win BIG.. Don’t allow all of your victories to be meaningless and all the future wins to fade away.  Get in the game. You can do it.

Winter Break, Long weekend, taking time off?

Yeah, we look forward to taking breaks. We take look forward to long weekends, the occasional show day, a day of escape from practice. I know we look forward to snow days, long vacations and even a few moments of nap time.
What about leaving your Faith? Do we ever fall into the issue of leaving that behind too?
I think we all can relate to this one from time to time, don’t you?
Here are a few things that I have discovered. Things (warnings) that give me a clue how I am doing in my faith journey. You might be thinking… well I am not a person of faith. I feel this is okay, but realize we are all on a faith journey.
Here is a small list of caution checks I use:
1. I spend less time reading my bible and more time reading non educational, spiritual books.
2. I spend less time watching uplifting movies and more time watching ones that aren’t.
3. I spend less time encouraging others and more time thinking of myself.
4. I spend less time around people and more time alone, isolated.
5. I spend less time listening to worship or uplifting music and more time listening to secular music.
6. I spend less time resting (you know getting to bed on time, etc) and more time running from thing to thing.
I am sure you can add some things to my list. I am sure some of them I should consider adding.

How can we use these guides to help us stay on track in our faith?
I am confident, we can all take the time to consider what breaks do for and to us. I would encourage you to simply check your day to day activities and check to see how they are positively or negatively impacting your life now and in the future.

It is a new year and we are offered a new chance to set new (some times false expectations) years resolutions. Have a faith filled day.

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