Values n' Life

Sunday, January 28, 2007

For Clive

May time help to ease your pain
May the joyous memories of times spent with loved ones
Remain in your heart and mind forever
May the memories held within your heart help to soothe your spirit at this time
Words can not heal the pain of loosing one so dear.

It hurts but I know God is with you.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Destruction of Negative Thinking

Someone once told me that “what you focus on grows.” I believe it actually means that whatever your my mind focuses on will grow. If I focus on success, I’d definitely have success.
One thing we must know is that, the mind is no respecter of persons. So if your mind is focused on the negative then you get a negative reality. Take for instance, Defeat. If you fill your mind with defeat, defeat becomes your focus and it will eventually reflect outwardly in everything you do. Like Napoleon Hill said,
"Like the wind which carries one ship east,and another west, the law of autosuggestion will lift you up or pull you down, according to the way you set sails of thought."

Here's a poem that better illustrates what i'm talking about:

If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certainyou won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out in the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will-
Its all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Persistence, Never Giving Up

I saw a little girl the other day trying to walk. Each time she brings out one chubby foot she looses balance and ends up on the floor. She tried one time and fell so hard that she hit her elbow on the tiled floor. The expression on her face changed and I actually thought she was going to cry but before I could get to her, she got up and stood up to try again. This time she move her leg, though unstable, she stood for a while before she fell. She then turned and looked at me with a smile on her face. I sat back and gave her a smile for a job well done.
That little girl's persistence got me thinking. If I fall or fail would I get up and try again or would I sit on the floor and cry, feeling sorry for myself?
I turned to look at the little girl again, this time she was trying to reach a tea cup on the tea table. I smiled and got up to move it from her reach. She frowned at me, then crawled to the sofa and started climbing.
Persistence, never giving up.
Henry Ford did not get it all right the first time he tried to get a car started and computers would not have been invented if someone didn’t keep at it?
These all had to exhibit immense persistence, why should I exhibit any less?
Success is not measured by how many times we fall but by how many times we get up again. There will always be times when I fail but if I take these failures as opportunities to start again more brilliantly, then and only then will failure be the driving force for success.
I believe that there are so many opportunities and possibilities to explore, so this new year, I'd stop worrying about my shortcomings and disappointments. I'd explore and keep on keeping on.
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Friday, January 05, 2007


Happy New Year and Happy Veiwing to all my friends. This year year I pray to be a better blogger than I was last year. God bless all those that have helped to keep this blog alive with their comments.