The world will tell you; You CAN’T Win!

The world will tell you; You DON’T matter!

The world will tell you; It WON’T Work!

The world will tell you; just STOP Trying!

The world will tell you; You CAN’T Succeed!

The world will tell you; You CAN’T make a difference!

Because you are YOU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But they don’t know you.

They don’t know that You will WIN.

They don’t know that you DO matter!

Because you are YOU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They don’t know that you CAN make it work.

They don’t know that you WONT stop trying.

They don’t know that you WILL succeed.

Because you are YOU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They don’t know that you ARE making a difference.

Because you are YOU and they ARENT.

Sometimes in life we forget. We forget WHO we are.

We are GREAT!

Because you are YOU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can watch my video version of this on my YouTube channel here: Sometimes we forget WHO we are.

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The Lion and the Gazelle

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or they will kill it.

Every morning, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

The Lion and the Gazelle

It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

This African proverb is a metaphor for how we should live our lives.

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When we focus on what we can do instead of what we can’t, a world of possibility opens unto us.

–unknown

Every day you make mistakes.

You say the wrong thing at the wrong time and make the wrong impression on someone.

You are having a bad day and take it out on someone who doesn’t deserve it.

You cut someone off on the freeway and ignore the fact that you did.

Maybe you lied or stretched the truth or conveniently left something out of the conversation.

Maybe you were rude to someone and didn’t apologize.

As humans, we are fallible because, well, who wants to be perfect, right? We go through life trying to figure this thing we call life out. The problem with life is they put us in charge of it. We are our own boss. We decide what we will or will not do or tolerate. Or what we choose to overlook.

Most of us, if we are honest with ourselves, are not honest with ourselves. Honest with ourselves. It’s actually not our nature. We cut someone off and say “my bad” yet we blast our horns, shout profanities, and blast our horn when someone else does the same to us.

The Lion and the Gazelle

Every day, we have a meeting with the most important person we have in our lives. This person we can’t lie to because they know when we do. We can’t fool them because they know the truth. We can’t pretend we didn’t do something because they saw us do it. Because we see that person every morning in the mirror, it is impossible to fool them.

Every evening we take an inventory of the day with them before we slip off to sleep. We relive the events of the day with them, and they remind us of what was good and what was bad. Or we used to.

As we get older, though, we skip out on the evening meeting. We stop taking inventory of our actions. As humans, we take inventory on the actions of external sources. What others did or did to us rather on what really matters, how we reacted to life.

It’s my opinion that we actually have no control over life. Anything we do has no direct effect on the outcome. We can take actions that have a strong possibility of influencing the results, but there are no guarantees.

Life is in charge of us, not the opposite. Now we can take responsibility for our lives and do what we must in order to help influence its outcome positively. Notice I didn’t say what we “can”?

The parable teaches us that every day we must do our best in order to help influence a positive outcome. But we also must realize that all it takes is a simple slip, and all is in vain. You either eat, or you are eaten. The choice is up to you.

So here is the challenge.

  • Every day you strive to a little better than your worst moment from the day before. Small strides. Little steps. To be a better human.
  • Every day, hold yourself as accountable as you do others. Remember, we are not perfect; we are human. Warts, flaws and all. Just like the other person.
  • Take a breath first. Before you act, do, or say, take a breath first and think about it and ask yourself how you would want someone to react if the situation was reversed.
  • Give people, and yourself, a break. I’ll make a deal with you. The first day you walk on water, you can expect everyone else to. Until then, give them, and yourself, a break.

 

Success is liking yourself. Liking what you do and liking how you do it.

–Maya Angelou

The Lion and the Gazelle

 

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Remember: Happiness is a choice, so be happy.

The Miracle of Action There once was a very devout man who prayed to his Goddess of Light his entire life. He was such a devout man that he traveled to many places to pray to her, hoping to find her. After many years of effort, he finally succeeded. While visiting a holy place very far from home, she appeared to him, shrouded in a radiant heavenly light. He immediately fell to his knees in reverence and awe. The Goddess of Light asked the man, “Why have you put in so much effort hoping just to see me?” The man replied, “I respectfully only wish to ask one question of you.” To which the Goddess of Light replied,” Please ask your question of me.” The man said, “When I am in trouble, I pray to you and ask for help. Do you pray when you feel troubled?” The Goddess of Light replied “Yes, I pray.” He then asked, “Who do you pray to?” She replied, “I pray to the Goddess of Light.” He questioned, “But you are the Goddess of Light? Why do you pray to yourself?” She answered with a smile, “Because it is better to ask yourself for help than to ask someone else.” Then she disappeared in a blaze of heavenly light. Some of you are hoping for a miracle to happen in your life in order to make it better. Some of you are looking for a miracle in your life to make something stop hurting. Some of you are looking for a miracle to strengthen your faith. Miracles can be miraculous examples of a higher power showing you they exist and have shown their power to you to strengthen your strength. But miracles require a step of faith first in order for them to manifest. Whatever deity you pray to, or worship, requires you to show your faith in them by taking a “leap of faith” in order to be rewarded. Or at least the first step. Simply waiting for someone or something to rescue you requires no faith at all. And usually goes unrewarded. I am reminded of the Indiana Jones movie where the hero faced the impossible task of crossing, but could not cross a vast canyon with no way to get to the other side. Of course, the treasure was on the other side. After careful contemplation, he discovered what appeared to be an invisible (to the naked eye) bridge after taking a blind leap of faith by stepping out into the abyss, only to discover the bridge. Life is like you are the hero faced with the problem of getting across the canyon. It won’t be until you take that blind leap of faith and step out that you will discover your own ability to solve the problem. As the Goddess of Light said, “It is better to ask yourself for help than to ask someone else.” You can see my video version of this on my You Tube channel here: The Miracle of Action I’ve written another article you might like that addresses this topic. You can access it here: JOY✵HOW TO FIND, AND KEEP IT. And don’t forget, life is a miracle. You just need to know where to look in order to see them. You can read about it here: MIRACLES ✵ HOW TO SEE THEM EVERY DAY. If you have enjoyed this article, please visit me at www.JosephBinning.com for more helpful tips and articles. You can also get more helpful information in my book You Matter, even if you don’t think so which you can purchase on Amazon here Amazon You Matter, even if you don't think so For my free report Happiness Is A Choice click here: Happiness Is A Choice Free Report Remember: Happiness is a choice, so be happy.

The Miracle of Action

 

There once was a very devout man who prayed to his Goddess of Light his entire life. He was such a devout man that he traveled to many places to pray to her, hoping to find her.

After many years of effort, he finally succeeded. While visiting a holy place very far from home, she appeared to him, shrouded in a radiant heavenly light. He immediately fell to his knees in reverence and awe.

The Goddess of Light asked the man, “Why have you put in so much effort hoping just to see me?”

The man replied, “I respectfully only wish to ask one question of you.”

To which the Goddess of Light replied,” Please ask your question of me.”

The man said, “When I am in trouble, I pray to you and ask for help. Do you pray when you feel troubled?”

The Goddess of Light replied “Yes, I pray.”

He then asked, “Who do you pray to?”

She replied, “I pray to the Goddess of Light.”

He questioned, “But you are the Goddess of Light? Why do you pray to yourself?”

She answered with a smile, “Because it is better to ask yourself for help than to ask someone else.”

Then she disappeared in a blaze of heavenly light.

The Miracle of Action

Some of you are hoping for a miracle to happen in your life in order to make it better. Some of you are looking for a miracle in your life to make something stop hurting. Some of you are looking for a miracle to strengthen your faith.

Miracles can be miraculous examples of a higher power showing you they exist and have shown their power to you to strengthen your strength. But miracles require a step of faith first in order for them to manifest.

Whatever deity you pray to, or worship, requires you to show your faith in them by taking a “leap of faith” in order to be rewarded. Or at least the first step. Simply waiting for someone or something to rescue you requires no faith at all. And usually goes unrewarded.

I am reminded of the Indiana Jones movie where the hero faced the impossible task of crossing, but could not cross a vast canyon with no way to get to the other side. Of course, the treasure was on the other side.

After careful contemplation, he discovered what appeared to be an invisible (to the naked eye) bridge after taking a blind leap of faith by stepping out into the abyss, only to discover the bridge.

Life is like you are the hero faced with the problem of getting across the canyon. It won’t be until you take that blind leap of faith and step out that you will discover your own ability to solve the problem.

As the Goddess of Light said, “It is better to ask yourself for help than to ask someone else.”

You can see my video version of this on my You Tube channel @JosephBinning here: The Miracle of Action

I’ve written another article you might like that addresses this topic. You can access it here:

JOY✵HOW TO FIND, AND KEEP IT.

And don’t forget, life is a miracle. You just need to know where to look in order to see them. You can read about it here: MIRACLES ✵ HOW TO SEE THEM EVERY DAY.

 

If you have enjoyed this article, please visit me at www.JosephBinning.com for more helpful tips and articles.

You can also get more helpful information in my book You Matter, even if you don’t think so which you can purchase on Amazon here Amazon You Matter, even if you don’t think so

For my free report Happiness Is A Choice click here: Happiness Is A Choice Free Report

Remember: Happiness is a choice, so be happy.

The Farmer and his Misfortune

The Farmer and his Misfortune

There once was a farmer who had a great farm with much land and resources. His farm was very prosperous because he worked very hard, and he shared his prosperity with the local villagers often.

Because he was so generous, people thought of him as kind. He was a humble man, never boasting of his success. For that, people liked and respected him.

Because he was so successful in life, all the villagers thought him to be wise.

One morning he awoke, kissed his wife, had breakfast, and went to tend to his farm duties. As he passed the horse’s stable, he noticed the horse had escaped and run away.

Word of this reached the village and soon all the villagers came to offer their condolences to the farmer. He used his horse every day to tend his farm, and without the horse, his work would not get done.

The villagers all proclaimed to the farmer, “What a substantial loss to have lost your horse. Now you cannot get your work done. What a great misfortune.”

The farmer replied “Maybe”.

The next day, the farmer awoke, kissed his wife, had breakfast, and went to tend to his farm duties. As he entered the pasture, he looked up and saw his horse returning home. Behind him were eight more horses. This thrilled the farmer and gave thanks to the horse.

The Farmer and his Misfortune

Word of this reached the village and soon all the villagers came to offer their congratulations to the farmer.

As the villagers inspected the horses, they all noticed that they were brilliant beasts of beauty and all very strong. Now a tremendous amount of work could be done by the farmer.

The villagers all proclaimed to the farmer, “How great is it that your horse returned with eight extra horses. Now you own nine horses! How very fortunate.”

The farmer again replied, “Maybe”.

The next day, the farmer awoke, kissed his wife, had breakfast, and went to tend to his farm duties. During the day, the farmer’s son decided to break in one horse that had arrived the day before against the will of his father.

As he climbed on the horse, the horse started bucking wildly. Soon, very soon, the son was thrown from the horse and suffered a broken leg from the fall.

Word of this reached the village and soon all the villagers came to offer their condolences to the farmer. “How tragic that your son has broken his leg. He is in pain and suffering. What great misfortune”.

The farmer again replied, “Maybe”.

The next day, agents from the military arrived in the village and called all the young men in the village and surrounding lands to assemble. They proclaimed that every young man old enough and capable of carrying a sword would be enlisted to serve in the war.

The Farmer and his Misfortune

When the agent came up to the farmer’s son, he dismissed him, since he had broken his leg and it had not mended yet.

The villagers all proclaimed to the farmer, “How great is it that your son will not have to go to war and possibly die because of his broken leg. How very fortunate.”

The farmer again replied, “Maybe”.

This story is a metaphor for life. Life guarantees we will have pain and loss in our lives. Of this we can be sure.

We don’t know when.

We don’t know why.

We just know it will happen.

When it happens, like the farmer, if you have an optimistic attitude, a better day is right around the corner. Of this, I can guarantee.

My suggestion is to go through the pain. Learn from it. Grow from it. And own it.

Possibly you are in a terrible relationship. One that you are just trying to make work. One that takes sooo much effort that it exhausts you. Maybe it feels like you are attempting to put a square peg in a round hole. One that you feel you have to force it to work.

I want to encourage you to get out of it. Leave. Go through the pain it will cause and learn from it. Remember it. Stand on it, not in it.

By leaving the relationship you are not supposed to be in, which if you have to work that hard for it to work, you know it’s wrong; you open up the space for who you are supposed to be with to enter it.

Stop forcing things. Allow the natural flow of life to nourish you. By allowing life to happen as it is supposed to, we allow what is supposed to be in our lives to happen.

Remember, we are not in control, never have been, never will be. If you think you are, just ask the sun to stay out for an extra hour so you can get an extra hour of sleep. See how well that works. It won’t happen.

 

You can view my video version of this story on my Tik Tok page here: The Farmer and his Misfortune

Or my YouTube channel here: The Farmer and his Misfortune

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And this one: WHY THE MESSAGE YOU MATTER, EVEN IF YOU DON’T THINK SO IS SO IMPORTANT NOW

If you have enjoyed this article, please visit me at www.JosephBinning.com for more helpful tips and articles.

You can also get more helpful information in my book You Matter, even if you don’t think so which you can purchase on Amazon here Amazon You Matter, even if you don’t think so

For my free report Happiness Is A Choice click here: Happiness Is A Choice Free Report

Remember: Happiness is a choice, so be happy.

The Stag and his Glorious Crown There once was a mighty stag who roamed the forest. He was a mighty beast. A beautiful beast. A glorious beast. Atop his head was a glorious crown of antlers that he was very proud of. One day while walking, he came across a stream and drank from it to quench his thirst. As he was leaning over to drink, he noticed his glorious reflection of his crown of antlers. He had never noticed them before. He proclaimed to himself, “what a glorious crown I possess. Look how beautiful this is! It is magnificent! I am truly a magnificent beast who and must be very blessed.” It was at that moment that he leaned over to eat when he noticed his feeble little legs that he had. He thought to himself, “what an injustice, to have such a beautiful crown on my head and these feeble little legs!”. Suddenly, he could sense that nearby there was a tiger. He stood quiet and if frozen, perfectly still. Then suddenly, he knew the tiger was coming, and he ran. And he ran, and he ran. His feeble little legs were carrying him away from the tiger. Until one moment, in the thick forest, where his antlers got him stuck. The tiger caught him and as the life was leaving his body, he thought to himself, “what a shame. These feeble little legs of mine could have helped me escape and live if it weren’t for this glorious crown that I wear.” The point of this story is that there is stuff in our lives that we wish was better. Maybe for the wrong reason. Sometime when we hope for things to be better than they are, we forget how good they really are. How good you have it. The fact that you can get up every morning and can start your day with a re-set, because every day is a reset, because you can start over. So, the next time you think “I don’t have it so good”, look at the parts where you do so you don’t get trapped. You can watch the video version of this on my YouTube channel here: The Stag and his Glorious Crown You might also like this: IN ORDER TO LOVE SOMEONE WELL, YOU MUST LOVE YOURSELF, FIRST * 12 EASY STEPS TO LEARN HOW And this one: WHY THE MESSAGE YOU MATTER, EVEN IF YOU DON’T THINK SO IS SO IMPORTANT NOW If you have enjoyed this article, please visit me at www.JosephBinning.com for more helpful tips and articles. You can also get more helpful information in my book You Matter, even if you don’t think so which you can purchase on Amazon here Amazon You Matter, even if you don't think so For my free report Happiness Is A Choice click here: Happiness Is A Choice Free Report Remember: Happiness is a choice, so be happy.

The Stag and his Glorious Crown

There once was a mighty stag who roamed the forest. He was a mighty beast. A beautiful beast. A glorious beast. Atop his head was a glorious crown of antlers that he was very proud of.

 

One day while walking, he came across a stream and drank from it to quench his thirst. As he was leaning over to drink, he noticed his glorious reflection of his crown of antlers. He had never noticed them before.

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He proclaimed to himself, “what a glorious crown I possess. Look how beautiful this is! It is magnificent! I am truly a magnificent beast who and must be very blessed.”

 

It was at that moment that he leaned over to eat when he noticed his feeble little legs that he had.

He thought to himself, “what an injustice, to have such a beautiful crown on my head and these feeble little legs!”.

Suddenly, he could sense that nearby there was a tiger. He stood quiet and if frozen, perfectly still.

 

 

Then suddenly, he knew the tiger was coming, and he ran. And he ran, and he ran. His feeble little legs were carrying him away from the tiger. Until one moment, in the thick forest, where his antlers got him stuck.

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The tiger caught him and as the life was leaving his body, he thought to himself, “what a shame. These feeble little legs of mine could have helped me escape and live if it weren’t for this glorious crown that I wear.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The point of this story is that there is stuff in our lives that we wish was better. Maybe for the wrong reason. Sometime when we hope for things to be better than they are, we forget how good they really are. How good you have it.

The fact that you can get up every morning and can start your day with a re-set, because every day is a reset, because you can start over.

So, the next time you think “I don’t have it so good”, look at the parts where you do so you don’t get trapped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can watch the video version of this on my YouTube channel here: The Stag and his Glorious Crown

You might also like this: IN ORDER TO LOVE SOMEONE WELL, YOU MUST LOVE YOURSELF, FIRST * 12 EASY STEPS TO LEARN HOW

 

And this one: WHY THE MESSAGE YOU MATTER, EVEN IF YOU DON’T THINK SO IS SO IMPORTANT NOW

If you have enjoyed this article, please visit me at www.JosephBinning.com for more helpful tips and articles.

You can also get more helpful information in my book You Matter, even if you don’t think so which you can purchase on Amazon here Amazon You Matter, even if you don’t think so

For my free report Happiness Is A Choice click here: Happiness Is A Choice Free Report

Remember: Happiness is a choice, so be happy.