If by Rudyard Kipling

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If you can keep your head when all about you   Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,   But make allowance for their doubting too:

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,   Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated don’t give way to hating,   And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster   And treat those two impostors just the same:.

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken   Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,   And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings   And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings,   And never breathe a word about your loss:

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew   To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you   Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,   If all men count with you, but none too much: If you can fill the unforgiving minute   With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling

The Four P’s to Achievement

Preparation, Possibility, Process, and Product…….Good night Fellow Paradoxians, tonight I would like to take a look at the four (4) P’s to success and if you recognized the motivational steps has already been posted in earlier post from the 7th of October to the 10th…..if not you may take a five-minute break to just grab a juice box go to post and just take a quick look and come back…………………….

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Welcome Back

Well now that we are all up to date and we have goals in which we need to accomplish in the night like you 100th special post or just your home work that you should have already started or just need help to start then I know you will be able to follow this quick and easy process in order to accomplish that goal. The steps are as simple as taking a stairs and are to be taken in the same order has they were presented in the first line above. As I always say there is no such thing as a quantum leap so you got to “take it one step at a time” like Jordin Sparks and the results will come my friend.

The First step is Preparation and can be simply defined as gathering the right information or tool needed to get a job done, whether it’s studying for an exam or even getting ready to ask that really cute girl (guy) to your high school prom. This step involves you to creating the end result before you even start the process executing the task.

The second step is possibility and has quoted by Napolian Hill “Whatever the mind can perceive and believe it can achieve” speaks that once you believe that it is possible then let that drive to do what seems like the impossible and show the world and yourself that nothing is impossible as long as you put your mind to it.

Process is step number three (3) and I would say is not the hardest step but at this stage failure becomes to make itself your best friends and try to discourage you from continuing but guess what your drive that you created to do the impossible is what you keep to drive you further so that every time you fall you will be able to get up just one more time. Each mistake, each defective toy, each unrecognized task is not just you failing to do something right, NO, its learning how to not do the same task in that same incorrect format. Remember practice makes perfect :).

Last, but not least (I could have through of more but these are the four main steps you may need to achieve success), is the Product, This may not be an actually tangible item so don’t think that it’s just that baking soda volcano for science class is the finish product, no, this is after having fun riding the first three P’s, falling and maybe even crying a few time but at the end of the day you never gave up. Well at this point you take a stand to reflect upon all the hard work you have placed in this task and enjoy seeing your finished product.

So this is the four P’s that will lead you toward success and yes to all those who read the title you will end up having to add one more “p” to that as you have to go for a couple of bathroom breaks in between each step but try to keep focused because think about it….if Thomas Edison could create the light bulb in an era that information wasn’t ready available, why can’t you build something greater with it?

The Power To Choose

Healthy Choice Logo
Healthy Choice Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“To see the sunshine breaking through, you have the POWER TO CHOOSE. To be trapped or to be free, make a difference or retreat” this a line from Alli May’s song, Change The World (click to view below), which inspired and reminded me instantly the moment she said this line that throughout life, we all have choices to make and these choices that we make now determines the outcome of our next step towards our future. These choice are one of the key factors in which separates the healthy from the unhealthy, the rich from the poor, the educated from the drop-outs and no matter what we do it will never be done unless we make the CHOICE to do it. I have learnt in my life recently that “the strength of a wrong choice or error in judgment is only strengthened if there was nothing learnt from it”, so the choice to eat a hamburger will not kill you now, maybe not even tomorrow nor the next day but choosing to eat it constantly over time WILL compared to someone else who eats healthy and nutritious foods on a daily or regular basis. Most people believe that it is hard to make the right choices because they doubt themselves on whether it is “right” or “wrong” when the fact of the matter is (1) you will never truly know until you try to (2) the moment you stood in front of two options you had already made your choice right before the “what if” kicked in. This factor is one of the main barrier to making a choice and yet its only there because we chose to question ourselves in the first place. You can choose to read a book as easily as you can choose to Facebook/tweet your status “BORED”, you can choose to watch Discovery channel where you know you would be able to learn something new or you can just watch BET and see what Kanye, Kim and their baby (North West) is doing -seriously trying not to laugh here, wish the baby good luck going throughout LIFE-, you can choose to save 10 USD or 1,000 JMD every week and see how much “simply actions repeated over time will build up and create Compound Interest” quotes the slight edge vs spending all your money on going to parties 24/7 and drinking till you can’t find your brain cells anymore. The CHOICE is yours, your OUTCOME is your finish life and how you DECIDE to change the world like Alli said is a path only you can CHOOSE.

 

A Vow To Me…..by Jenny Rhoades

I Vow

I vow to love, appreciate and value myself.
I will take the time to look at my accomplishments and be proud of them and of myself.
I will be kind to myself and nurture my soul through music and spiritual practice.
I will put myself before my physical and emotional disabilities,
and not let them consume me.
I will know my worth and use all of my potential to make me a better me.
I will stay loyal to myself and those who impact my life in positive and trusting ways.
I will respect my inner Goddess and my temple of beauty.
I will look for the positive in every situation,
and not let the negative energies of the world taint my soul.
I will rejoice the Goddesses and Gods,
and celebrate the universe they created.
I will take chances and make choices that will release all of the damage in me and my life.
I mean really start living my life.
I will be a nurturing soul to those I cross paths with,
while keeping healthy boundries..
I will listen to my intuation
and be able to except others ideas and opinions
and own up to my faults.
I will be at peace with others and not let the past make my future.
I will share my wisdom, art and soul with the universe
and be able to learn and be educated about the world and al the knowledge it holds and withholds.
I will let my defenses down and still be a strong, independent, for filled woman/man.

As you read this poem by Jenny, I ask of you this not for me but for yourself. SAY YOUR VOWS! I’m not talking wedding vows now but even so you made a commitment on that day and sometimes you need to refresh the old noggin either way the procedure is the same. Take the time to think about ten (10) vows, goals that you hope to achieve and knowing that will the will of fire burning within you and the will of God helping to guild you, you will fulfill your vows. Now write them down, whether it is by pen, pencil, type writer, tablet, a feather and some ink any way you can so that you can always remember that vow you made to study harder this term or be a nicer person to the people around you etc, etc and beyond. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do them all at once remember there is no such thing as a quantum leap so just master one vow at a time and see how much your life improves each and every day. My final request for the night is that you post one (1) of those vows on your blog and one below in the comment box to show you first step to becoming a better person (even thought with such amazing post on your sites its like adding a penny to a million dollars because you are all wonderful by just sharing your valued inputs for us to see and learn). Looking forward to hearing your vows.