What’s Up Guys!!
Day 17!! Can you guys believe that I’ve been able to post everyday? I am so happy I pushed myself to do this. I’ve been told, “How you do one thing is how you do everything.” So I speak consistency and passion to every area of my life. May this blog be the access point to those blessings. So today, I’m thankful for…
“The Make-It-Happen mindset.” I know it’s not necessarily what it’s called but it’s what I call it. It’s not faith or hope. I really like how the Huffington Post, faith and hope are defined as…
Faith and hope are defined in the dictionary as follows; Faith is confidence or trust in a person or thing or a belief not based on proof and Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation or desire. Faith says it is so now, and hope says in the future it could happen. – Huffington Post blog by Sharon Blake *click the above to see the whole article
…and it not ambition as Jason Burnett defines it
Ambition is completely different. It is the desire or tendency to move your marker along the axis of suffering to bliss. If you are ambitious, you set your goals high and understand that it’s okay if you don’t quite get there because you aren’t entitled to to achieve those goals. You hope for the best. If you, instead, think that you are entitled to some benefit because you are the best or because you have worked the hardest, or whatever, than you run the risk of being let down and suffering. Healthy ambition is hope, whereas entitlement or righteousness is expectation.
It is what I’ve endeavored to accomplish this last year. It is just doing it…whatever the it is. It’s the act of stopping whatever I’m doing at that time and doing it, making it happen right then and there. I’m thankful today that this is what I’ve accomplished this year. It’s made me more trustworthy in the eyes of others, it’s caused them to feel more important and it’s made me feel that my word means something.
I mentioned this in my last post but a very common example is when someone asks for prayer. Often times people will say they are or will pray for them in their “prayer time.” But we know that most times the request is forgotten, not because they are bad people or did it intentionally. Either way we had a chance to serve others and we miss the opportunity because we put it off. So I decided to be what I’ve been called to be. If it’s prayer you need, I’m praying for you right then and there be it bus, nail salon at work or whatever. If you really think about it, it’s all that matters.
I’m grateful because I’m relied upon and trusted to be there when others need me most. My word is my bond. I hope you guys have an amazing day and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.