Are you following your vision?

It takes faith, guts and grit to follow your dream and achieve your goals.
Realize fear, opposition and obstacles will never go away.
Fear and doubt will cause you to stop and flee.
Faith will cause you to pause, plan and persevere.
Understand the importance of persistence.
Continually develop yourself so you can
maintain your vision and blessings that are on the way.
The world is changing fast.  Keep up with these changing
times so you can be on the winning side.
Build up your confidence.
some days are easy Jewel Diamond Taylor

Your thoughts have power

your mind is a garden

“You cannot keep your thoughts a secret. What you think about… you bring about.  What you think about … shows up in your habits.  What you fear and what you love shows up in your life.

If you think about and focus on your past hurts…it shows up as anger, bitterness, sadness,sickness, addiction, poverty of the spirit and depression.

If you think about and focus on your passion, ideas, interests, gifts and talents, they show up as joy, energy, enthusiasm, confidence and brilliance.

You cannot hide what you feel, talk about or think about all the time.  Your “seed trinity” is your feelings, thoughts and words.  Your “seed trinity” plants and produces its likeness.  That is what Proverbs 23:7 teaches and the author James Allen shared in his popular books, “As a man thinketh and “As a woman thinketh.”

Your efforts and seeds produces results.  Your 3-fold seed is either planting and producing weeds.  Or your 3-fold seed of faith and action is planting and producing a harvest.”

Many are depressed, stuck, procrastinating, angry and unfulfilled because they keep thinking the same old thoughts…stinkin’ thinkin’.  Elevate your thinking and you will SEE new results in your life!  Put your seed in the ground!~ Jewel Diamond Taylor.com

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your mind is a garden

Making Better Decisions (2014)

Decision

Your daily decisions shape your destiny. Make up your mind that your thoughts, words and actions will break cycles of frustrations and failure.  Make up your mind that you will invest in your success, health, faith, abundance, relationships and purpose.

Train your mind to SEEK opportunities.  SEE opportunities.  SEIZE opportunities.  SEE that you are worthy, willing and courageous.

There are no guarantees. Certainly you can never know in advance whether a decision will be correct, therefore, you must be prepared to take risks.  The more courage you show in making decisions, the more you improve your skill.

Look for the opportunities. If you make a mistake, view it as an opportunity to learn what didn’t work and why. Many times decisions are reversible and you can change your mind.

Hindsight is 20/20.  You might discover in hindsight situations that may have affected your decision had you known about them earlier.  This is normal and typical but should not stall your decision-making process.

Don’t make hasty and emotional decisions especially when you just received a large amount of money from gambling, the lottery, job bonus, family inheritance, insurance settlement or when you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired.

The habit of avoidance and procrastination is costly (financially, physically, your relationships and your peace of mind).  Listen to my CD on Procrastination to learn the power of making decisions and taking action.

Do not get stuck and do nothing. If you’ve done everything you can to make a good decision and still can’t make up your mind, do not delay making an important decision for fear that you don’t know enough or will make the wrong choice.  Make decisions with confidence and courage.

Don’t let fear stop you. Sometimes people become so paralyzed with the fear of making a wrong decision that they panic and lose sight of what they’re trying to accomplish.  This hinders making any decision.  Don’t assume the worst or allow other people’s opinions to cloud your judgement and faith.  Don’t second-guess yourself and talk yourself out of action, momentum, breakthroughs and peace of mind.

When all is said and done, all you can do is the best with what you have to work with. Do not underestimate the power of intuition, intelligence, ideas and instincts.

Scripture suggestions about making decisions:

Proverbs 3:5-6, James 1:5, Jeremiah 33:3

Big Important Tip for Your Success

Writing down your goals and intentions will force you to clarify what YOU want.  Imagine going to the airport with no particular destination, time or date for departure or return?  You will get no where until you are specific and clear.  Your life is more critical than a trip.  Your life needs focus, intention and clarity.

writing down goals 2Writing down your goals forces you to select something specific and decide what you want for your life journey or simply your daily tasks.   Write down your goals as if you were placing an order for your goal to be manufactured in a factory or is if you were planning your ideal vacation. Writing down your clear and measurable goals (e.g. what, when, where, why, who) and revisiting them regularly will help you to stay on track.

If your goals are out of sight, they are out of your mind.  Keep your written goals visible and review them often.  Read my e-book “The Main Thing is to KEEP the Main Thing, The MAIN THING. $8..99  

No, you may not achieve all your goals in life, but you certainly increase your chances of achieving your small or big goals, if you write them down. So watch out for the distractions, doubt and procrastination. Stuff happens in life, so don’t be easily discouraged.
Life can be challenging and bring a lot of obstacles.  If you are not seeing progress in your life, it can be depressing.  So remember the habit of writing down your goals which allows you to see your progress and celebrate as you check off each mini-goal achieved.

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Why People Give Up and Quit!

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People don’t typically enjoy quitting. People usually are seeking stability/belonging, connection and a place to make a contribution and grow.

People don’t like leaving their jobs, they leave their poor leader/boss/poor management.
People don’t quit on God, they quit the church leader,the members, church hurt.
People don’t quit friendship, they quit haters, dysfunction and unequally yoked relationships.
People don’t quit on marriage, they quit the person who stopped being loving and/or being faithful to them.
People don’t want to quit living, they just want the pain, drama, hatred, abuse, loneliness, and dysfunction to end.
People don’t quit class/college, they quit the boring/ineffective teachers.

People quit dreaming and going after their goals because they lack support, faith, good health/energy, good coaching and mentors.

People quit because they never learned how to endure tough times.  If their life has a history of comfort, spoiled by parents, sheltered from pain and struggle, always had a job, home, money, car or support…they will be easily frustrated when faced with difficulty, obstacles and loss.

It’s unrealistic to think you can control everything or agree with every aspect of a project,relationship, group, church, job, etc.  But some people quit easily when they can’t control everything or have everything their way.  Commitment means staying loyal long after that great feeling you had when you first started has diminished or gone. Commitment is about staying and sticking way past what is convenient, comfortable or controllable.

Some people never learned how to cope, endure, be resilient or press through their pain. Champions, athletes, freedom fighters, single parents, cancer survivors and soldiers are examples of people who learned how to never give up in spite of their physical or emotional pain.

Your body may be tired, but stay inspired. Your way may be hard and long, just don’t lose your faith and song. Don’t give up even though you think no one appreciates you. Don’t give up even though you think God has forsaken you. You may be comparing your life to someone else’s progress. You may be giving too many of the wrong people access to your joy, talents, dreams, time, heart and ear gate. Get up one more time. Your life is worth living. When I come up against a wall of grief, discouragement and delays, I have learned how important it is to encourage myself.”

~ Jewel Diamond Taylor, Leadership Workshop Trainer, http://www.DoNotGiveUp.net