Life can bring powerful challenges that can cause you to lash out at yourself or others.
Keep your composure and share only positive, encouraging thoughts, words and actions.
One of the greatest lessons is learning how to deal with your own anger and moods.
A good friend shared this story with me years ago……
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper.
His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence.
Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all.
He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence.
The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.
You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.
It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.”
A verbal wound can be as bad or even worse than a physical one.
“Everything said should be true, not everything true should be said.”
Dr. Henry Lieberman
“There is a nice way to say everything.”
Your words should be used to heal, delight, inspire & prosper.
Friends are a very rare jewel indeed.
They make you smile and encourage you to succeed;
they lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always open their hearts to us.
The Mega Coach
“The greater the Struggle, the more glorious the Triumph.”
If life was easy, how much would you really grow?
How much would you appreciate your progress, development and achievement?
The greater the goal or achievement the more challenging and worthy the journey.
If you played golf and hit a hole in one every time without any practice or training,
how interested would you be to keep playing?
Where would the challenge be?
The Game of Life has its own rewards.
Are you up for the challenge?
Are you going to finish strong?
Everyone has their cross to bear.
You cannot escape the trials and tribulations of life.
There is hurt, pain, suffering, loss, disappointment, health problems and financial trouble.
There is also joy, love, freedom, gain, hope, inspiration, encouragement, triumph and prosperity.
Life has duality; happy-sad, good-bad, right-wrong, poverty-prosperity, disappointment-hope, life-death, etc. This duality allows you to experience the range of feelings and situations and to appreciate the distinctions. Wherever your path takes you, you are sure to find these gifts along the way. They are here for your growth and development; to actualize your divine potential.
I came across a wonderful inspiration, Nick Vujicic,
He celebrates life and the opportunity to help others.
His disadvantages are now his advantages.
I hope you enjoy his video and explore his website as they uplift you and remind you anything is possible.
“Attitude is altitude.” http://www.attitudeisaltitude.com/
The best way to inspire yourself is to inspire someone else!
The Mega Coach
The only thing constant in life is change.
Things change every moment.
There is little you control in life.
Try to control your own thoughts.
Don’t think of a pink elephant.
The good news is you have the freedom of choice.
You have the ability to choose your own thoughts and actions.
You can achieve great things by using your natural talents and abilities.
Take life one moment at a time and one day at a time.
Make your thoughts, words and actions uplifting and positive.
Find a way to contribute to your well being and to others every moment.
Make the moment count.
Discover how to nurture yourself and others in your thoughts, words and actions.
Let go of judgments and harshness.
Give yourself and others grace.
We all need to be acknowledged, recognized and appreciated.
Life is precious and we are all faced with pain, suffering and challenges.
You can be a beacon of light to this world and your light and compassion ignites others.
It is amazing when you truly acknowledge another person.
Something in them relaxes and they feel seen and heard.
It is an unconditional space of beingness.
It is also powerful when you acknowledge yourself.
Give yourself a gift and sit down in a good place with some quiet time for reflection.
Write down all of the positive qualities and things you can acknowledge about yourself.
Or look in the mirror, make eye contact with that person and tell them how wonderful they are!
It takes the same amount of energy to be negative as it does to be positive.
The effects are drastically different.
Being positive and encouraging create huge benefits for your and others.
Be the best you can be and watch your light shine brightly to inspire others and they will do the same.
You can lift others up with one thought, one communication and one action…… one person at a time.
Focus on quality and sincerity not numbers or results…..they will come naturally.
Today, we need more hope, inspiration and encouragement than ever.
Give yourself and others the benefit of your heart, compassion and care.
You make a difference so make every moment count.
The Mega Coach
From the I Ching by Brian Browne Walker:
“There are times when even a superior person is undermined by the time.
It is natural that inferior elements periodically come to the forefront.
Adversity is often a stimulant to our spiritual growth.
What is most important is the spirit in which we meet it.
When challenging situations come to call, often we are overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, doubt and fear. We fear that if we do not act immediately and vigorously, we will be ruined or loss.
At these times the proper response is “mountain over earth.”
By keeping as still and quiet as a mountain, by resting firmly on your foundation of proper principles,
by accepting the nature of the time and not resisting it, you weather all storms.
By trusting in non-action, acceptance and patience you gain the strength of the very earth.
Genuine power and lasting progress come from inner strength,
which is characterized by a steadfast devotion to the principles of humility, simplicity, equanimity and acceptance. By practicing the quiet strength within and gentle acceptance without,
you acquire a grace that dissolves all barriers to progress.”
When you face your greatest challenges, your greatest ally is proper principles.
These are the fundamental, natural laws that always bring the greatest victory.
In the challenges you are facing today in your health, relationships, work and worldwide economy,
you are coming face to face with your greatest fears.
Our economy is facing its most serious challenge since The Great Depression.
Unemployment, rising costs, low home values and loss of retirement income are just some of the problems. Over 50% of students graduating college are unable to find jobs and 85% are moving back home with their parents.
You are facing the toughest mental, emotional and financial world economy of your lifetime.
You have the ability to succeed regardless of the circumstances.
You succeed by following proper principles and natural law.
This is the way to long term success in all areas.
All things are possible, spread the word!
The Mega Coach