Faith is the most powerful attribute anyone can possess. If we have faith in God and faith in ourselves, nothing can defeat us.
Discouragement is the opposite of faith. Nothing good comes from discouragement. It is an evil force that causes despair. Discouragement causes us to lie to ourselves and tell ourselves that we can't do it and that we should give up. Discouragement causes us to give up our goals and cheats us out of having a great life.
Both faith and discouragement are choices. We can choose to have faith or we can choose to be discouraged. In other words, we can choose whether to embrace the most powerful or the most destructive forces in the universe. It's that simple! Attitude, really is everything!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
A Taoist master once asked this rhetorical question: "What can you not accomplish, if you do it in deadly earnest?"
Deadly earnest is the "tipping point" between success and failure. Lots of people try to change their lives every year and especially in January and September, only to fall back into their old habits.
Why? Because they've never reached the tipping point. This tipping point is an emotional state within. It starts with anger at an intolerable situation in your life.
Then comes the feeling of being "fed up". And finally, the prize - DETERMINATION and BURNING RESOLVE.
Until you reach that tipping point, things won't likely change very much.
How close are you to your tipping point????