Failure or Recalibration?

  I recently read a great blog post by Lisa Marie jenkins entitled “The Power of Failure”  However this article didn’t focus on “failure” rather it focused more on living up to your true potential and your innate abilities that you were born with.  This article also included a great qoute from Marianne Williamson that I wanted to share.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

  As many of you may have heard me say, “I don’t believe in failure, Failure only occurs if you stop trying.” As long as we “recalibrate” we can still get to our destination and achieve our goal.  we have to keep the drive and belief in our hearts and in our head.  After all, “Belief is the catalyst that sets Action in Motion.”  If we continue to “recalibrate” our direction as a pilot does when flying a plane, we will achieve our ultimate goals. Lets not let fear stop us becasue we were only born with 3 fears, the rest we learned..

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“Just” a Teacher

  I was at my son’s school the other day checking in at the front office when a teacher came in venting about something. The teacher made a comment that peaked my interest. She said “I’m just a teacher what can I do?”  This was one of those moments I needed to say something. You see, I believe teachers are people who are helping to form the future leaders of our society. So that is what I told the teacher. She was not “just” teaching she was forming the future of our society, to which she smiled.

How many times do we think we “just” are or we “just” can/cannot do something?  I know  there are times we all go through and limit ourselves with this statement. If I could “just” get …… . I am ” just a …” We need to remember that we are “just” created in the image of our maker and our maker is all-powerful. So, that makes us all-powerful as well. All powerful to succeed in what we do, encourage and guide students, work associates and fellow citizens to be the best people we can be. We can encourage others when we hear them say they are “just” by reminding them of their value. Give a Positive Perspective, believe in that Positive Perspective and Take Action with that Positive Perspective. The action you take believing in who you are and what you can do is what makes the difference.

We can all accomplish great things when we “just” believe in ourselves and know the value we can share with others so we encourage each other to be the best we can be.

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A Hero

I heard a great sermon at Church this weekend and really wanted to share this. Tim Whipple, Lead pastor at Bridgepoint Church in St Petersburg, FL gave this knowledge event.

He said “Our World needs Hero’s, Will you be one?”

This was based off Second Timothy 1:3-14. There are 7 traits of a Hero:

1. A hero has internal convictions, they are not swayed by external pressures.

2. A hero will sacrifice themselves for others.

3. A hero does what is right.

4. A hero takes initiative and stands in the gap for others. God gives you the Power, not a spirit of Fear.

5. A hero is transformed.  i.e. Superman and Spiderman were both transformed to their hero selves.

6. A hero understands they are a link in a chain of heroes.

7. A hero finishes and makes a lasting impact.

Do you have any of these qualities? Do you have some of these qualities? Do you know YOU ARE A HERO?  We are all a hero of some type. The question is do we realize this fact. If you just do What is Right, you can be a hero. Let’s all be a hero today, tomorrow and beyond.

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All is not lost…

I received this in an e-mail from a co-worker.  It is a great example of true decency in our society and it needed to be shared.

“At the airport in Dallas heading home to Cincinnati, I was notified I got upgraded to first class. I was thrilled since the seats are much bigger (I am getting to be a BIG girl now) and more leg room. I was getting settled and I noticed a man in uniform heading back and I asked the flight attendant if I could offer him my seat and she said absolutely and she offered to go get him. I gathered up my stuff and she came back and told me he was touched that I wanted to do that for him but he told her that he would never let a lady give up a seat for him. The man sitting across from me said, well I am not a lady and I am going to go get him and let him take my seat. 5 minutes later I heard clapping from the back and saw the uniformed man sitting down across from me. He told me that was the nicest gesture ever and made his day. I told him we could never thank him enough for all he and others are doing for our Country, and at that moment, first class truly became FIRST class!”

I don’t know if I would have been thoughtful and generous enough to offer my seat.  Just when you think the world is going to heck in a hand basket……

 She also posted this on Facebook.  It’s another example of a simple gesture making a big difference for someone else.

“A woman came to me while I was shopping at Kroger to thank me for smiling at her.  She said that she has been shopping for over an hour not one person smiled at her.  What a sad state when someone thanks you for smiling at them.  She proceeded to tell me she lost her job today and truly needed someone to show some kindness….it just goes to show that there is no cost to smiling but it means $$ to someone!”



That song

The other night I was driving home from my son’s swim meet and heard the song “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner.  It took me back to a time when I was younger and my parents would take us to Sila’s restaurant in Royal Oak, Michigan. I remember hearing that song being played on the Juke box at the restaurant an watching the cooks fling the pizza dough in the air as they made pizza’s.

Have you had these type of moments that you hear a song and it takes you back to a certain time. When you were with friends, family or having fun doing something?  What is the song that takes you back? Is it an inspirational song like “Eye of the Tiger” or “Jump”?  A melody or jazz tune?  Whatever you mood, you probably have a song that guides you to certain feelings.

We can get inspiration from many sources, “pictures are worth a thousand words” because you may start to talk about what the picture means to you. I believe songs do the same thing. They can offer a “conversation ignition”.

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