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Here’s to the best of your abilities

Your Abilities | J Reese Lasley - The Abilities

Your Abilities | J Reese Lasley - The AbilitiesWhat are your implied abilities?

To set goals | To focus on what you want | To realize your purpose | To soul-seek | To find your reason why | To envision | To develop a passion | To see it through | To gain endurance | To remind | To cling on to what you want | To create | To have a positive mindset | To change | To take the journey | To start somewhere | To learn | To overcome fear | To be new | To adapt | To grow | To live | To experience | To build | To thrive | To chase your dreams | To find | To sustain | To measure | To manifest | To create | To manage risk | To risk | To chase | To weigh opportunity costs | To determine worth | To be smart | To measure | To find | To sustain | To think | To make a decision | To understand probability and impact | To choose | To take action | To do | To experience | To work | To have a mission | To create results | To manifest | To apply | To list | To fly | To determine precedence of priority | To earn | To understand worth | To honor | To appreciate | To understand why | To get to the next level | To be considerate | To be grateful | To be humble | To face adversity | To prepare | To handle conflict | To fight | To protect | To become stronger | To figure it out | To know worth | To retaliate | To solve | To build endurance | To overcome | To find integrity | To do the right thing | To trust | To sacrifice | To live up to your word | To uphold reputation | To under promise and over deliver | To take ownership | To set realistic expectations | To manage resources | To control | To accept what you cannot control | To coordinate | To get the job done | To think creatively | To realize external and internal abilities | To manage | To use | To communicate | To be competitive | To diversify | To mitigate risk | To hedge | To multiply | To be different | To win | To care | To unite | To work with | To leverage | To build relationships | To use strengths | To understand relativity | To help others get what they want in conjunction with what you want | To teach | To lead | To add value to others | To help others help you | To attain an EQ and an IQ | To leverage | To be an example | To give | To be mindful | To follow | To help | To be wise | To nurture | To lead | To understand ethics | To internalize other’s motives | To choose between the lesser of evils | To attempt to find constructive solutions for all stakeholders | To be true | To have high moral standards | To communicate | To attune to senses | To listen | To understand | To get a point across | To be clear and concise | To relate | To avoid failure | To find success | To try | To choose to win | To face trials and tribulations | To take a chance | To learn to set boundaries | To understand law, grace and mercy | To comprehend the results of sin | To know what is right and wrong | To feel good | To forgive | To give more chances | To not judge | To be just | To learn improvement and excellence | To advance | To progress | To do your best | To continually become better | To defeat the status quo | To break records | To retain information | To process information | To learn lessons | To portray faith, hope and love | To hunt | To seek | To pursue | To understand sozo | To have best intentions | To be pure | To see the light | To have positive expectations | To continue | To retain | To agree | To find balance & health | To keep things in perspective | To work on multiple goals simultaneously | To build a foundation | To not burn out | To have priorities | To be well-rounded | To be healthy | To not impede | To live in moderation | To know your limits | To get what you want without giving something up | To get your reward | To be successful | To accomplish | To achieve | To get what you want | To celebrate | To feel proud | To continue the journey | To build upon your success | To give back | To reproduce | To re-create | To produce fruit | To have mission and purpose | To recycle | To support life | To reciprocate | To choose a recipient | To teach | To testify | To leave an impact | To be a legacy | To make memories | To not burden | To continue blessings | To make a positive difference | To affect | To leave your mark

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Drive

Drive - The Abilities | J Reese Lasley

Drive - The Abilities | J Reese Lasley
To draw an analogy, faith, hope and love are like driving a vehicle. In order for that car to get to where it needs to go, you need to start the car, put it in gear and give it the energy source to move such a large mass. There are a lot of mechanisms that need to work together to get that car to move, but without the gas there is no movement, no power. As the car accelerates, more power is needed. There also are more risks and dangers along the way. You will face many dynamic forces. There are speed bumps, signs to different places, other people driving, weather and so forth. Life happens. You need to work with these things and use proper driving techniques to accomplish your goal. If you don’t have enough gas you won’t get there. You need to find the gas stations along the way to refuel your purpose and mission.

Ultimately, if you are able to keep driving, you get to where you want to go. When you look back you realize that love was the reason to go somewhere. Your faith and hope helped you figure it out. Without faith, hope and love, you wouldn’t have gotten there.

So, what drives you? What keeps you going? What got you going in the first place? What is your fuel, your source of power? What helps you overcome? Where are you going and why are you going there?

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What do your dreams consist of?

Dream Big | The Abilities J Reese Lasley

Dream Big | The Abilities J Reese Lasley
How big are your dreams? How far is your reach? How are you influencing your reality? How are you affecting your and others’ quality of life? What impression are you making on others? What are you improving? How are you helping? Is it worthwhile? Do you provide value? Are your dreams meaningful? What will you leave behind? How will people remember you? Do you consider yourself successful? Are you auspicious? What is your mark on the world? You need to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it and believe that you deserve it. Your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. Let your choices be driven by your hopes, not your fears; you should day-dream and not live in night-mares.

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Overcome the opposing forces

Overcome Adversity | J Reese Lasley - The Abilities

Overcome Adversity | J Reese Lasley - The AbilitiesOf the most admirable traits that anyone can have is the ability to overcome. Overcoming your fears, overcoming your pain, overcoming your weaknesses, overcoming your shortcomings. These make you stronger.

You have a choice to defeat adversity, or let adversity defeat you. You see, it is not the obstacle, or trial, or tribulation, or hardship, or setback, or challenge that determines your character. It’s how you handle it — and move forward — that determines your character.

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Create yourself

Create Yourself | The AbilitiesYour mindset determines your creative ability. Having an opportunistic mindset through envisioning will help you realize your resources and opportunity at hand. One thought can trigger a series of subsequent thoughts, culminating in a plethora of ideas. Thoughts become things. If your mind is in the right frequency to accept opportunity and you are constantly thinking positive thoughts about what you want, you are more likely to achieve whatever you are thinking about. This plays a huge part in the creative process.

It is amazing when people create, take action to execute their hopes and dreams, and strive for what they really want out of life. The people who actually take that chance are the ones finding their true potential. Those who don’t, just live to get by. If you live for purpose, however, you will be one of those who finds success.

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Be ethical

Everyone is different, everyone has unalike needs and everyone has their own intentions. Ethics come into play when directives, actions, beliefs or desires are not aligned with multiple parties. They also become apparent when there are multiple choices that one may have while weighing out opportunity costs or being pulled in multiple directions. Sometimes it is hard to align the stars when you have different perspectives on the universe.

Sometimes current circumstances lead to being unable to create ideal outcomes. While working together with other people, stakeholders and organizations, there may come a time when you find that you cannot serve all simultaneously. Sometimes you have to choose to act on behalf of one party or another. Sometimes you have to pick the lesser of several evils and yours or others’ idyllic model of “right” cannot be fulfilled due to less than ideal conditions and synergies.

The goal, obviously, is to always do what is good and positively contribute to others, but if you can’t, try and be creative to find solutions where you can. Most of the time, if you put in a little more research or talk to enough people with the right experience, you will find ways to act in good faith and make ethical decisions.

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Don’t live in falsity and lies

People have a hard time being humble, letting go of their pride and bringing their less than ideal situations or mistakes to the light. People sometimes choose to live in the dark, especially if a situation could inflict pain on another party. What’s ironic is that the reason people lie is because they don’t want to hurt others or themselves, but they fail to recognize that the deceit is actually worse than the inequity. People can respect and work with someone who is willing to admit the cold hard truth and work toward improvement. On the contrary, people have a much harder time giving mercy to the person who lives in the long, drawn out falsity of sin.

Sin derives sin — and it quickly compounds negativity. It is a ticking bomb and the longer the sin compounds, the more exponential the blast. This downward spiral has the ability to impale your livelihood. Don’t get caught in this turbulence. If you are in it, get out as fast as you can. This is where the devil thrives and attacks. His forte is understanding your weaknesses and making you believe lies.

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Positivity

Everything in life is like a battery. It is all about how you look at things. Things can be positive or negative. Instead of focusing on your inabilities focus on your abilities. Your mindset has the potential to derive what you are looking for. Success is in the eye of the beholder.

Look at everything as an opportunity to grow. Don’t turn away from something because you don’t like it or don’t like doing it. Sometimes that is exactly what you need to grow.

Don’t get discouraged by the negators in life. Don’t let people or obstacles ever hold you back. Never let other people steal your dreams. Don’t listen to the noes – listen to the yeses. It is simply by virtue of trying that determines your growth.

I have been through many successes and also many disappointments in my life, but I never let the disappointments stop me. Success comes in cans, not in cannots.

There have been many amazing people in history who have heard many noes and failed many times, but it was the yes inside of them that made them successful, and even famous. Yeses are far stronger than all of the noes that can ever be offered.

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Free yourself

God gave you a choice. You have your own free will to make all the decisions in your life, so choose wisely.

There are a lot of great people in this world, but there are not very many truly good people. Ethics is the fine line between good and great. In this case, “good” takes the mantle of purity. What I mean by this, is that many people get what they want, but didn’t do the right thing to get it. If you do not feel good about your success when you attain it, then it’s not worth it. Strive to be good — and great. Do the right thing to achieve greatness.

Be a spirit of virtue. Virtue is defined as “behavior showing high moral standards.” While you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, develop your character through defending your stance on what you believe is right. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll stand for anything.

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