From “Keep Going – The Art of Perseverance” by Joseph M. Marshall III:
A young man asked his grandfather why life had to be so difficult sometimes.
This was the old man’s reply.
Grandfather says this: “In life there is sadness as well as joy, losing as well as winning, falling as well as standing, hunger as well as plenty, badness as well as goodness. I do not say this to make you despair, but to teach you reality. Life is a journey sometimes walked in light, sometimes in shadow.”
Grandfather says this: “You did not ask to be born, but you are here. You have weaknesses as well as strengths. You have both because in life there is two of everything. Within you is the will to win, as well as the willingness to lose. Within you is the heart to feel compassion as well as the smallness to be arrogant. Within you is the way to face life as well as the fear to turn away from it.”
Grandfather says this: “Life can give you strength. Strength can come from facing the storms of life, from knowing loss, feeling sadness and heartache, from falling into the depths of grief. You must stand up in the storm. You must face the wind and the cold and the darkness. When the storm blows hard you must stand firm, for it is not trying to knock you down, it is really trying to teach you to be strong.”
Grandfather says this: “Being strong means taking one more step toward the top of the hill, no matter how weary you may be. It means letting the tears flow through the grief. It means to keep looking for the answer, though the darkness of despair is all around you. Being strong means to cling to hope for one more heartbeat, one more sunrise. Each step, no matter how difficult, is one more step closer to the top of the hill. To keep hope alive for one more heartbeat at a time leads to the light of the next sunrise, and the promise of a new day.”
Grandfather says this: “The weakest step toward the top of the hill, toward sunrise, toward hope, is stronger than the fiercest storm.”
Grandfather says this: “Keep Going.”
The MEGA Coach
Are you going total in your life? This is what it takes to create excellence, passion, fun, empowerment and success. When are you going to give yourself your full expression? NOW is the time, NOW is all you have.
If you tell yourself that you will do it tomorrow, or next week or next month, whenever that moment happens, it is NOW. Living in the future is a sure way to avoid the present and not do what needs to be done. Or you can live in the past which is like driving your car while looking through your rear view mirror. Either way, you miss the present moment and everything that is in front of you because you are focused on what is behind you or on some future vision or fantasy.
You can focus on the problems, limitations and reasons why things are so bad or not working, which is sadly the focus of many people’s thoughts, conversations and worries. Or you can look at solutions, opportunities and how you can express your highest potential. You can dedicate your energy, resources and actions to being successful now.
Life is what you make. Is the glass half empty or half full? Is your life worth giving it everything you have and going total? Because that is what it takes to achieve greatness. You have it give it everything you have and you have to do it now!
In order to create superior results, you must focus your energy on positive thoughts, words, feelings and actions on a consistent basis. Surround yourself with positive, uplifting people, energy, environments, situations, etc. Maintain your consistency and determination and never quit. No one said it was going to be easy. Accomplishing anything worthwhile requires hard work, dedication, persistence and sacrifice. The good news is that greatness is always worth the investment.
Too many people want shortcuts to success – this is a trap. You hear people say they want to be healthy but they eat poorly and do not exercise. You hear people say they want more income and a better job, but they won’t do what it takes to earn it. Anything is possible and if you really want it, you will make it happen…..the rest is a story. If you want something different than what you have you have to do something different. You must do it consistently with excellence and you must start now!
This is a rich, friendly universe and abundance is all around you. What do you want, why do you want it and will you do what it takes consistency? When it is cloudy the sun is always shining above for those with a higher perspective. Good attracts good…..great attracts great……excellence attracts excellence……MEGA attracts MEGA.
So get busy living and create your own magnificent life.
There is so much to be thankful for!
Have a wonderful and prosperous weekend!
The MEGA Coach
From The I Ching – Book of Changes, by Brian Browne Walker:
Give proper nourishment to yourself and others.
Nourishment of your body and spirit is important and merits your conscientious attention.
The I Ching teaches that if you wish to guage someone’s character, you should notice what he nourishes in himself and in others. Those who cultivate inferior behaviors and relationships are inferior people; those who cultivate superior qualities in themselves and others are superior people. This is a test you should apply to yourself and others.
What you put into your body is obviously important. Because it determines your fundamental physical well-being, it is wise to be moderate and thoughtful about the food you eat. What you put into your mind is even more significant and regulating it is a more subtle art.
1) You should not feed your mind on desire as a host of inferior influences come into play.
A self-reinforcing cycle of negativity is created so it is wise to hold yourself free of desire.
2) Begin and continue a regular practice of meditation.
Sitting quietly with your eyes closed for even as little as ten or fifteen minutes a day begins to “clear the waste”out of your heart and mind, making room for the nourishment of peace and wisdom to enter in. To sit in meditation is to tune your ear to the voice of The Sage and it is the most powerful way of gaining his assistance.
3) Observe tranquility in speech, thoughts and actions.
By cultivating calm and equanimity in all that you say, think and do, you nourish your superior self and that of those around you.
One who follows these three counsels now will meet with good fortune.
“He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.”
The MEGA Coach
What would happen if you are so present and engaged in your life that your creativity and natural brilliance shine through? What would you feel like? What results would you create? What impact and difference would you make in the world?
It’s easy to complain about how tough life is, but the cost is you waste precious time and energy focusing on the negative and the problems. Many people waste most of their life is this trap. Shift your focus and attention to the opportunities and the solutions that are possible. What you focus on is what you create and attract.
My friends, Ariel and Shya Kane are catalysts for “Instantaneous Transformation.” That’s what happens around them, people transform and become more of themselves, more present and more brilliant. People stop complaining and resisting their life and start winning and succeeding.
Here is some of their wisdom:
1) Anything you resist, persists, grows stronger and dominates your life.
It takes you away from the moment and your success.
2) You can only be doing one thing in any given moment of your life.
Multitasking studies actually show that people are less effective when multitasking.
Become a uni-tasker!
3) Anything you allow to be exactly as it is completes itself.
Be an observer, like an anthropologist and let it be – don’t judge.
A good way to access the present moment is by listening. True listening is being engaged and paying attention when someone is speaking to you. Listen to their words, their tone, their body language and all of the subtle nuances of their communication. Feel what you are feeling as they speak.
By being fully engaged and present in your life, health, work and relationships you create excellence naturally. When you are present and you tap into your full potential, your brilliance shows up. Remember to pay attention to the little things, the details and nuances in life because that’s where the magic happens.
Visit Ariel & Shya’s website. There is a link on my blogroll to the right. Just click on Instantaneous Transformation and it will take you to visit them. Their new book, How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating, and Marriage is a great way to empower your success. Check out their wonderful books, seminars, their weekly radio show and other information too.
Be present and discover how magnificent you are.
The MEGA Coach
enjoy this video of Ariel & Shya