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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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Own your own survivorship

Survivorship is just like playing a game of chess. You think about all of your pieces on the board. Each one of these pieces can move in different ways and can affect your upcoming moves. You should always think at least five steps ahead of where you are going. This requires brainpower and a complex approach to decision making.

Just as in chess, you have to be careful with where you move, consider your opponent (or risk) from all angles, make your decision and then make your move. This forces you to think about yourself and your surroundings. This makes you run scenarios in your head in order to arrive at the best possible outcome.

Success is not easy. There is no exact path to success. It can be achieved in multiple different ways. The more you practice, though, the better you get at overcoming obstacles. Keep in mind that if you never try, you will never experience success.

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The pain is always there, but suffering is a choice

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.

It’s not always easy. No matter who you are, where you go or what you do, you will be faced with adversity at some juncture. You are only as good as the amount of adversity that you can handle.

Just keep in mind, that the pain is always there, but suffering is a choice.

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Live in the truth.

Live in the truth. I cannot stress this enough. Many people get stuck between a rock and a hard place and feel like they need to lie to get out of it. Sometimes it works, but it is very risky. When you live in deceit, you risk relationships and trust.

Integrity is doing what you say you will do, and doing what is right, even if that means sacrifice. The point of having integrity is building trust. Trust is a must. You must live in the truth — every day.

Lack of integrity can be detrimental to your reputation. Your good name is everything. Lack of integrity also can make you doubt yourself. If you do what you know is wrong, then you will become upset with yourself and start to believe lies. You need to look within and find your peace with the situation, even if it isn’t the easiest thing to do. Follow what is good. You know what is right in your heart of hearts.

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The mind, body and spirit can sharpen or fade. You need to cherish and honor all three.

There is a strong connection between being balanced and being healthy. In other words, having a good quality of life and being healthy are one in the same. It is the wellspring to living a purposeful life. The greatest wealth is health. It is a priceless possession, so take good care of it. It is an all-encompassing ability that enables you to achieve further abilities. Health embraces the mind, body and spirit. The mind, body and spirit can sharpen or fade. You need to cherish and honor all three. They each can impact the others.

We are imperfect beings. Illness can happen because of what we do and because of what happens to us. You need to do everything and anything you can to stay healthy, prevent illness and continually heal. That can mean eating right, praying, meditating, exercising, laughing, avoiding drugs, reading, being happy, feeling peace, brushing your gums, cleaning out your belly button, you name it. Unhealthy habits will catchup to you and you will regret it. They will prohibit your ability to succeed in one way, shape, form or another. Don’t become enslaved and addicted to injurious behaviors that prohibit your freedom. It is also important to live in moderation; too much of one thing could be detrimental to your purpose.

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