Jan 09 2012

Refusing to Fail

  

Maybe you do this too…when things go wrong in your life, maybe you mess up, maybe someone hurts you, you ask Why God? Why me?  But, I’ve been so good…I don’t deserve this.

Interesting thing about Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos, when he messes up, like loosing 3 games in a row, he doesn’t blame God, he doesn’t blame his teammates or make excuses.

After the loss for him and his team last week, agains the Kansis City Cheifs, before his win last night which got them into the playoffs…he was asked about his last 3 losses but he said,

Obviously when you lose it is not good enough…I just have to learn from our great coaches, and try to be a better player, quarterback, and leader.”

Then, what got me is when he said:

I’m not going to let a few losses shake my confidence.

If he let failure get to him, he probably wouldn’t have been able to throw and 80 yard touchdown pass and win last night’s Wild Card Game in sudden death overtime.

I mean this guy can’t be stopped, and neither can you.  Don’t let a few losses, mistakes, or stuff that mean people do to you shake your confidence.   Don’t let failure get to you.  We all win in the end.

Love how before and after every football game, Tim Tebow kneels to pray.  They call it “The Tebow” now.  I also love how no matter when or loose after the game he says,

First and foremost I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior.” 

Win or Lose.  Pass or Fail.  Troubles or No Troubles.  You have a savior, that can get you through it all.  So, let's all say every morning when we wake up, and before we go to sleep, "First and foremost I'd like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."

 

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Jan 07 2012

Pursuit of Happiness

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.  -Benjamin Franklin ... 

You’ve heard the saying, money can’t buy happiness.  It’s hard to believe though, a million dollars could buy a lot of things that would be pretty fun, but it wouldn’t take away your broken heart.

Saw this thing that struck me, it basically said that money won’t buy you happiness in things, but you can use money to become happy.  If you use it in the right way.

This guy’s ideas were:

Spend it on what YOU like best. 

Don’t buy things to be competitive like to get a nicer car then your neighbor

Focus on Experiences

Buying things like a new expensive pair of jeans can be fun, but soon they wear out.  So instead of the jeans, go on a weekend getaway

Indulge in small pleasures regularly

Instead of saving for one big thing, just indulge in small things.   Forget the new Mac and go out to the movies more.

The only way you could use money to feel happier that would create a physical change in your brain was to:  GIVE IT AWAY. 

The guys in the white lab coats found that people who spend money on others are happier than those who only spend money on themselves. 

So Giving to charity, helping friends and family, actually triggers activity in your brain that is associated with receiving rewards. 

So you can use your money for good, and enjoy a little more happiness in your life…just spend it on others!

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