When What You’ve Been Doing Hasn’t Worked

What do you do when what you been doing hasn’t worked as well as you planned? The bible says that A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps (Proverbs 16:9) Sometimes our plans don’t come through the way we planned. Does that mean you give up? Of course not. It means that you try another way. In 2015 I made my plans and some of them became a reality. One was that I wanted to make healthier friends. I really did accomplish that goal. I love the new friends I have! If you follow me or are my friend on Facebook earlier today I did an appreciation post on some of them. Sometimes you have to change who you are friends with. In Girl Scouts as a child I learned the song “Make New Friends.” The words to this song are:

“Make new friends,

But keep the old.

One is silver and the other’s gold.”

Both are very valuable. But sometimes you have to let go of friends that really aren’t your friends. Those are the one that are nicknamed “crabs.” These are the ones who will drag you down and keep you down. They have a problem with anyone who better’s themselves. If you have anyone in your life that is that way, do yourself a favor, and get rid of them. You deserve better.

But another goal I set was to get to a certain level in my business. That goal wasn’t reached. But I’m now revising how I can make that goal become a reality in this coming year. I’m getting help from some of my leaders, one who is a new friend also. I’m continuing to pray. And with the new plans I’m not doubting that I will reach this goal.

What goals do you need to revisit? Is what you’ve been doing working? If not, maybe you need to look at another way. Be blessed!

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Superpowers and Superheros

I bet you didn’t know that just Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern had superpowers! We do too!!!! But we have to cultivate them. My friend Chris Lianos, author of “Finding Zero” spent this week teaching on being open to abundance on Periscope.  We have to cultivate some super powers to receive it. He described 4 of these in particular:

  1. Gratitude
  2. Compassion
  3. Forgiveness and
  4. Persistence

How do we do this? I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past couple of days. Gratitude: you find something to be grateful for each day and make it into a habit. Having a grateful heart will make you look for the positive things in life. And as a side benefit: people who are grateful live longer! Science has shown it. So cultivate gratitude!

Compassion: By caring for others, you will show people that you care. And that makes you more attractive to others and will lead to more friendships! And who doesn’t want that?

Forgiveness: By practicing forgiveness, you make life better for yourself! Holding on to a grudge doesn’t help anyone. And also, you will have a better life. By the way, even though some people don’t deserve forgiveness, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t forgive them. And forgiveness doesn’t mean you should be friends.

Finally persistence: Don’t quit on what you want! Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Remember: like Les Brown says,  “You have greatness within you!”

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