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Stressed or Overwhelmed: One Important Thing To Do Today

Lifeis101200628“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll

You know those times when you’ve been pushing and pushing for what feels like a very long time?

You’ve been handling a lot—taking care of problems, searching for answers, and trying your best to not feel stressed or overwhelmed. Maybe today is one of those times when so much is going on in your life. I know it is for me.

Well, if you’re like me, there are still more things you need to work through and a lot that still needs to fall in place before you can let out a sigh of a relief.

So, how do you keep going? This is what I asked myself: What’s the best way to find the strength to push forward?

I had the most interesting experience the other day that gave me the perfect answer. I was reminded me of one very important thing that immediately helped me see things in a better light. If you’ve also had a lot you’ve been pushing through, I think you’ll really appreciate this message I received while on a plane ride. [Read more…]

How To Overcome Doubts That Work Against You

Everythingyouneed“There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until they believe they can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.” – Napoleon Hill

Do you want to know something that finally dawned on me? You can overcome doubts by realizing that you don’t need to know “how” things will fall into place. In fact, we are supposed to trust and completely believe that everything will work out, even if we can’t see “how”.

There’s a big difference between “hoping for the best” and actually trusting and believing things will work out perfectly.

You hear people express doubt all the time …

“I have doubts, but I am hoping for the best.”
“Only time will tell, but I am giving it everything I have and staying positive.”

That used to be the way I thought about things too.

I needed some kind of proof before I could completely believe in something and feel like I could actually get my hopes up. Sure, staying positive and having hope is great, but strengthening our belief and trusting that everything will unfold perfectly is so much better.

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5 Simple But Powerful Thoughts To Have Today

Ifwearefacing“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” Buddhist Proverb

You know those times when you’re waiting on something you really want to happen? You’ve been doing your best to figure things out and push forward day after day, but you’re still waiting on things to completely smooth out and finally fall into place. Actually, maybe today is one of those times? I know it is for me. For what feels like a very long time, I’ve been working and waiting for certain things to fall into place in my life and with my work.

Well, something important dawned on me the other day about these times. Actually, one of my favorite quotes of all time popped into my mind. It’s a great Truth to remember when you’re doing everything you can, but you’re still waiting on things to fall into place.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Of course, we’ve heard over and over again the importance of continuing to believe and hope. That’s not really anything new. But, what struck me was something else and so I reminded myself…

You’ve got to surrender while you also keep holding onto what you want and hoping. [Read more…]

How You Continue Taking Steps Forward Day After Day

“Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that’s coming next.” -Mandy Hale

Have you been hoping and waiting for certain things in your life to fall into place? I know I have. Do you also feel like it has been a very long time and a very long road?

Of course, everything we’ve gone through has been an important part of our journey. And yes, it’s all happened for a very good reason. We can and should have faith in that Truth. It’s like that great quote by Satchidananda reminds us:

“Though we can’t always see it at the time, things always happen for our best interests. We are always being guided in a way better than we know ourselves.” 

But, have you noticed how feeling at peace while you’re waiting on things to fall into place isn’t the easiest thing to do? You’re doing your best to faithfully take steps forward but then new problems come up or the same old problems linger. You may even still have some doubts about if or when things will finally come together.

Well, here’s the good news… [Read more…]