Power of perception.

Power of perception.

This life has a lot of ups and downs and it may seem that the downs are more but that isn’t really the case. It just that we don’t consider most of the ups and emphasize on the negative. Its human nature.

Another not so good part of human nature is the difficulty in accepting the pitfalls in life, keeping on focusing on those negative occurrences and letting them eat us up and affect our present and future negatively. We choose to be burdened by what we could have done to make it better, how we could have acted, constantly reminding ourselves of our failures and denying ourselves future victories.

This all comes down to how we perceive the situations we are in and how we react to them. 

Lets say you are a student and you have one hour to read forty pages, or maybe even two hours before that test or examination. My experience with other people experiencing these or similar situations is that they will use most of the time lamenting of how they should have read and how they can’t finish reading in time. All this anxiety they are harboring can be averted when you accept the situation that yes, you haven’t read, you can’t change the past, what you can do is make the most of your present so as to positively affect your future.

The example above was just an example of many situations in life that we let “get to us”. Another example is someone who has invested into a venture. Maybe you have a farm and you have worked and toiled but the rains don’t come or your farm gets attacked by pests. There are two reactions to this. The farmer could give up or blame the heavens for not producing rain, and nature for bringing pests but that wont change anything. It will only add negativity to the situation. The farmer could also analyse the situation, accept it and learn from it by ensuring that there’s enough pesticide and a water irrigation system next planting season.

The best thing we can do with failure is learn from it. Blaming yourself or others is only beneficial if it will help you turn around that certain negative aspect about you. If whatever action you take after a problem occurs will not have a positive impact then it is nothing but a waste of time or another problem.

Think of life decisions as fruit on a tree. You have the choice of choosing the fruit, you make the effort to pick it. You however do not have the power to make it sweet or bitter, yes it may have looked ripe and juicy but beyond your perception the taste of the fruit is up to the tree and if the fruit is bitter you may get bitter and throw away the seeds thus wasting them or you may go plant them somewhere else and give rise to other fruits some sweet some bitter.

The same applies to life. Yes you make a decision, you put effort into it but the outcome may or may not be what you expect and whether or not you like it you will have to live with it.The only thing that we have control over the outcome is where we go after we die and that is my Christian viewpoint. All these other things in life we can just give our all, pray to God and hope for the best. The sooner we realize that we are the ones who make our life so hard the sooner we can change it. Its not easy but its not impossible either.


Motivation (Anonymous)

Don’t complicate life. We won’t be here forever. Once this day is over, it’s gone forever. Your time is too valuable to waste on nonsense.

No matter what knocks you down in life, get back up and keep going.
Never give up. Great blessings are a result of great perseverance.

Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit.
Talk about your joys.

Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.

Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

Disappointments were not meant to destroy you. They were meant to strengthen you & give you fortitude to accomplish your God-given destiny.

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

Your child will follow your example, not your advice.

One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

Don’t fear change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.

When you love what you have, you have everything you need.

The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have. *GRATITUDE.

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you. *COMMITMENT

When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.

Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you’re waiting.

Isn’t it ironic:
– We ignore the ones that adore us
– Adore the ones who ignore us
– Love the ones who hurt us
– Hurt the ones that love us

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning.

You were born to win, although to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, & expect to win.

Every day is a NEW beginning, take a deep breath and START AGAIN.

You are loved.
You are wonderfully made.
You are beautiful.
You have purpose.
You are a masterpiece.

Don’t compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance.

Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.

Bad things happen:
– Every day.
-To everyone.
The difference is in how people deal with it.

When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust.

Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.

Being honest may not get you a lot of FRIENDS but it’ll always get you the RIGHT ONES.

Shoutout to everyone trying to get their life together. Working on yourself is the hardest part of life. Keep going, no matter where you are.

Be selective in your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right.

Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go.

Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything. *OPTIMISM

NO ➔ Shortcuts
NO ➔ Quick fixes
NO ➔ Blaming others
NO ➔ I’ll do tomorrows

Surround yourself with positive people who will support you when it rains, not just when it shines.

Being defeated is often a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.
Enjoy God’s grace on this journey we call LIFE.*