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Personal Development Gives You The Power To Create Miracles (Part 2 of 3)

Do not miss out the first part here.

 

The secret to performing miracles in your life is to get clear on what you want. There is no need to do anything else at all. If you would only think of the things you want then that is all you would ever get.

However, when you think of something that you desire you immediately allow your mind to wander to thoughts connected with a past experience. You may think that because you have never achieved any goal you set that there is no point in trying again.

You may have been hurt in relationships and thus you allow these episodes in your life to stop you from trusting and committing. You know yourself what pains you have endured in the past. Do you want to continue recreating them or would you rather break free?

A great universal truth that is known by many but not fully understood by most is this – your predominant thoughts, backed by belief or emotion, create your reality. Quantum physics has already told us that matter cannot exist without consciousness.

This new science is now telling us that it is consciousness itself that is the very driving force behind the physical universe and everything that is in it. It goes further by stating that consciousness, through thought, actually collapses the quantum field of possibilities into just one reality – in other words your thoughts and beliefs make things real! You create your own world!

Therefore the first step to creating miracles in your life is to take full responsibility for everything that you have created so far – bad relationships, terrible jobs, unfilled potential or good relationships, great jobs and goal achievements etc.

By taking responsibility you regain your power because if you did it then you can undo it or redo the same way or in a way that is more pleasing to you.

 

Continue reading the last part here.

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Joseph the Dreamer: Overcoming Life’s Challenges

 

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made a richly ornamented robe for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

Of all the the bible characters I have come to love— one amazing man would have to be the first in line. His life was very interesting and continues to give valuable lessons that are still applicable in our modern times. His name was Joseph … the favorite son of Jacob… a man who had beautiful dreams … the object of sibling rivalry.

In the story, Joseph was always the center of his father’s love and attention. Jacob even gave Joseph a colorful coat or garment that came to symbolize how special he was in his father’s eyes. Later on, he would pay for his father’s foolish actions. Joseph’s brothers resented him because he was the favorite son. Jacob, the father, had two wives, two concubines, and twelve sons — all competing for his attention. Joseph’s family drama have all the makings of a t.v soap opera…with various episodes of jealousy, hatred, deception and self-interest. Reading the account of Joseph’s life is like being glued to the t.v screen full of anticipation about what will happen next.

Joseph, “the dreamer,” once told his brothers about a dream that a day would come when they would all bow down to him. This dream made his brothers grow more angry towards him. One day, Joseph was sent by his father on an errand. Specifically, Joseph was tasked to visit his brothers who were working in the field. Some accounts say that his brothers plotted to kill him but later decided to throw Joseph into a pit. Joseph’s brothers also took his colorful coat and wiped it with animal blood. They later lied to their father by saying that Joseph died after being attacked by wild animals. After some time at the bottom of the pit, Joseph was picked up by traveling merchants and later sold him into slavery.

The young lad was later sold by the merchants to Potiphar, one of the Egyptian Pharaoh’s trusted leaders. As a worker in Potiphar’s household, he became distinguished in his labors. He was later appointed supervisor over Potiphar’s household. The story takes a drastic turn when Potiphar’s wife falsely accused Joseph of attempting to sexually assault her. Of course, Potiphar’s wife did this to get back at Joseph who repeatedly warded off her sexual advances. Enraged by the accusation, Potiphar sent Joseph to prison.

In prison, Joseph again found favor by being able interpret the dreams of the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh was so full of stress and anxiety about the horrible dreams he had and the visions he could not understand. Through Joseph, the Pharaoh was able to understand the economic implications of his dreams for the land of Egypt. Later, he was appointed governor of Egypt. The famine that struck the land where Jacob and his sons lived became the reason why they were later reunited. Reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers paved the way for Jacob to again see his son.

This remarkable story shows how we, like Joseph, must cling to faith even in the most trying circumstances. Stress and anxiety need not stop us from believing that God has forsaken us and that we have been left alone in the middle of all our troubles. Indeed, overcoming life’s challenges is a journey of trust, faith, and perseverance that all of us must take. Like Joseph, we can also have great dreams and live up to our fullest potential.

Uses and Abuses of Gut Instinct in Corporate World (Part 1 of 2)

Words of wisdom by Mr Jack Welch:

 

We have two choices, either we tell our boss “Jimmy made that terrific decision based on his tried-and-true gut instinct,” or Jimmy’s gut is 50-50 at best, ask him to stop making decisions that way.”

As a general rule, gut instinct is nothing to be ashamed of. But quite the opposite. It’s just a pattern of recognition.

Gut instinct, in other words, is a deep, possibly even subconscious, familiarity, the kind of knowing that tells us anything from, “go for it now,” to “no way, not ever.” Though we would gamble the most common gut call falls in between the two, the “uh-oh” response, in which informs us that something is not right and we should figure out what it is.

The trick with gut, is to know when to trust it. That’s an easy call when we discover over time, that our gut is usually right. But such confidence can take years of trial and error.

Until that point, perhaps the rule of thumb: gut calls are usually pretty helpful when it comes to looking at deals and less so when it comes to picking people.

Even though deals come to you with all sorts of data analysis and detailed quantitative predictions, and people decisions seem more qualitative, the numbers in deal books are just projections.

Sometimes, projections are reasonable, some cases, they are a little more than wishful thinking. When have we ever been presented with a deal with projected rate of return of less than 20%? We haven’t.

Again, sometimes that’s because a deal is great. Other times, that’s because the people proposing the deal have adjusted the investment’s residual value to make the returns reflect their hopes and prayers.

So when it comes to looking at deals, consider the numbers. But make sure our gut plays a big role in the final call as well. Say we have been asked to invest in a new office building, but visiting the city, we see cranes in every direction. The deals number is perfect, we’re told, and we simply cannot lose. But our gut tells us otherwise, that overcapacity is about a year away and the “perfect” investment is about to be worth $0.60 on the dollar. We’ve got few facts, but we have the “uh-oh” response.

 

Continue reading Part 2.

When God Seems Distant

 

God is real, no matter how you feel.

It is easy to worship God when things are going great in our lives. When He has provided food, friends, family, health and happy situations. But circumstances are not always pleasant. How do we worship God then? What do you do when God seemed a million miles away?

The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, thanking God during a trial, trusting him when tempted, surrendering while suffering, and loving him when he seems distant.

Friendships are often tested by separation and silence; you are divided by physical distance or you are unable to talk. In your friendship with God, you won’t always feel close to him. Philip Yancey has wisely noted, “Any relationship involves times of closeness and times of distance, and in relationship with God, no matter how intimate, the pendulum will swing from one side to the other.” That’s when worship gets difficult.

To mature our friendship, God will test it with periods of seeming separation – times when it feels as if he has abandoned or forgotten us. God feels a million miles away.

David probably had the closest friendship with God of anyone. God took pleasure in calling him “a man after my own heart.” Yet David frequently complained of God’s apparent absence. Of course God hadn’t really left David. He has promised “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” But God has not promised “you will always feel My presence.” In fact, God admits that sometimes He hides His face from us.

Yes, God wants us to sense His presence, but He is more concerned that we trust him than that we feel him. Faith, not feelings, pleases God.