Motivate Thyself

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. — Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes I feel down in the dumps. The bills and debts are high, the road is hard and all uphill, things are always going wrong, and there are times I feel that I am losing my mind. Continue reading

Values: The Concept Part 1

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. – Pope Paul VI

I’ve been doing a lot of research and study about values, what they are, how they affect us, and how they control us. Continue reading

The Three Keys

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

We often think of faith and belief in religious terms, which in many cases it is. As a Christian I understand the importance of these terms and what they signify in the realm of religion. But as a man trying to create a better future I have to ask myself how do these two terms relate to everyday living? Continue reading

Staying Positive

Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, and the neglected opportunity. — Omar Idn Al-Halif

It has been awhile since I made an update to this blog, a year in fact. What started off as a change to the main website, an update, has become something else. I thought that 2014 would be a great year, especially after the misery of 2013. But I long for 2013 as this year has been anything but great. Continue reading