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 2

Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. — Marsha Sinetar

Previously on GPMCC – Values:

We of the human race are dreamers. But some are doers.

Some are content to dream, but never do while others not only dream, but do. Those that do often become rich while those that only dream continue to live in their dream world and remain stagnant, and often poor. If not poor, then living from paycheck-to-paycheck, always tight on money, always fearful that some issue may happen to upset the delicate balance of their life. 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

The Shades of Doubt

The divine guidance often comes when the horizon is the blackest. — Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi

Thoughts enter the mind late at night telling you, no screaming at you to stop what you are doing! What makes you think you, YOU, can succeed? Why are you even trying? There are smarter people than you and you have the audacity to think you can make something of yourself? Continue reading