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Find Your Strength

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer

I was looking at this quote this morning, and my immediate thought was I disagree, but as always, then I started to think.  Obstacles are adversity and find your strengthif you overcome them, then you obviously have the strength to do so.  But how do you initially find your strength?

Every day, you’re faced with adversity and obstacles.  Some may be big, and some are very small, but regardless of their size, they are there.  It’s how you deal with them that help you to find your strength.  Look at your obstacles and tackle them head on.  Ask for help if necessary, because in my mind, knowing that you need help is a sign of strength.

I think that the strength comes when you face your obstacles head on.  Know what you are able to do, ask for help when needed and conquer the obstacles that life tosses at you.  Every time you do, you find your strength to move forward and master what comes next.

 

IEP Season…

IEP season got me like AHHHHHH…..sorry people…..I’m being responsible.  Work first  blog posts later 🙁

Mea Culpa

Sorry everyone – I had to leave my school today to go to an IEP meeting across the city, and then when I got back it was work work work…I’ll post today and tomorrow’s blog posts on Friday!

Who I Am

Just a little bit of a different post because school closed early due to a snow storm 🙂  I’ve been doing this for almost 9 years now, and I’ve share a little bit about myself, but if you want to get a better insight into who I am, please feel free to check out my personal blog, Well Color Me… It’s my Who I amramblings on the world in general and my life in particular.

Stretch Your Mind

You Are Priceless

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. – anonymous

You have to believe in yourself, and value yourself, and toot your own horn. Nobody is going to do those things for you if you can’t do it for yourself? If you believe in yourself and value yourself, you’ll find that others will as well!

Stop Digging!

The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole, is to stop digging. – Warren Buffett

What  can I even say about this other than, well DUH!!!!  Except, often (at least for me) I will get into a difficult situation, aholend in trying to fix it, I often find that I’ve made it worse.  I realize that you can’t do NOTHING, but there is nothing wrong with taking a step back and re-evaluating the situation before you continue.

If you’re playing a game of dodgeball, generally, you’d just react.  You see the ball coming and you duck.  Just reacting works in dodgeball, but it doesn’t often work in life.  Take a second to step back and figure out what’s going on. Then you can figure out how to get out of that hole you’re in.

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Let Go and Let God – Chris Cade

by Chris Cade

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Let Go and Let God.” What I find interesting is how different people interpret this differently.

For example, one person might interpret it as this:

“I feel helpless. I don’t know what to do. I can’t do anything else. I’ve done all I can do… or at least all I want to do. I’ll defer my authority to  somebody or something else and just do my best to accept whatever consequences may happen.”

This latter example is somebody who lacks authentic power. That person believes (consciously and subconsciously) that they are unable to affect change in the world. Often people in this mindset see things as happening “to” them rather than happening “for” them.

They adopt a victim mentality because their feelings of helplessness disable them from seeing themselves accurately. And by extension, they are unable to see reality accurately.

Another way to interpret is this:

“I’ve done my best. Worrying won’t help the situation and it won’t make me feel any better. I’ll let it go now and trust that whatever happens is for the highest good.”

This is an example of somebody who lives in his or her authentic power. Simultaneously, that person recognizes that certain things are always going to be beyond him or her. When you live in that space, you recognize that the outcomes of situation (positive or negative) do not reflect upon your self-worth. They simply are the consequences of many many different aspects of reality coming together.

You are who you are, you do your best, and everything else that results is the optimal outcome given all that has previously occurred. People with this mindset often see things happening “for” them — not happening “to” them. In other words, they don’t see themselves as victims.

The difference between those two interpretations is profound.

Whether we realize it or not, most of us identify with the first victim-like example more often than we realize. In fact, as I share in my Liberate Your Life program, this kind of thinking is a natural consequence of childhood…

That time when we were physically, mentally, and emotionally dependent upon our caretakers to provide for us. Sometimes we truly were helpless within certain contexts and our life experience and we had to accept, to the best of our abilities, whatever happened to us.

That was the past though, and it doesn’t have to be your future.

Your Partner In Transformation,
Chris Cade
Liberate Your Life

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Happiness Comes from Within

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Fredrick Keonig

I am perhaps the worst possible offender of this that I have ever known. I constantly find myself thinking my life would be better if I had this or that or the other. I’m greedy, I’ll admit it, I want THINGS, lots and lots of THINGS. Does that make me a bad person, no, that makes me a goof. Suppose I’m a miserable person. If I have my lots and lots of things, I’ll be still be miserable, just with lots of stuff. When I get in this greedy mood (and it happens often) I give myself a proverbial smack upside the head and take a look at all the wonderful things I do have. I have a LOT of great things to be happy about. OODLES in fact. Will I stop being such a greedy guts and wanting things? Probably not – it’s good to want things. Wanting things makes you willing to work to get them. I just need to remember that I already have everything I need in my life to make me happy right now. The things – they’re just the icing on the proverbial cake of life.

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