29.10.15

Inspiration: Yes You Can!

"There is a winner in you. You were created to be successful, to accomplish your goals, to leave your mark on this generation. You have greatness in you. The key is to get out." Joel Osteen

1.Keep Your Vision in Front of You - Dare to dream big dreams.
2.Run Your Race - Focus on your unique course and goals.
3.Expect Good Things - Anticipate great opportunities.
4.Have a Positive Mind-set - Take control of your thoughts and attitudes. You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities Of A Winner

 Are You In-step with Your Goals or Vision for the Year? Time does fly by very quickly and, before we know it, the holiday season will soon be upon us. I bet some of us are wondering how the year got away from us so fast. I was speaking with a friend today and she said: "I feel like I blinked and January turned to October!" True. It's been a hectic year for me both offline and on ... and quite a while since I posted on this blog. I'm a bit shocked at how time seemingly flew by.  I must admit that life, its demands, and blogging on Mirth and Motivation sidelined this blog and got the better of me. I'm delighted to be back to add another post. How has the year transpired for you?

Today, I reached for a book by one of my favorite motivational, inspirational ministers/teachers and  got inspired all over again. One of the joys of blogging is that we can always pick up where we left off and reconnect with our readership. Thankfully, Joel Osteen's book: You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities Of A Winner, got me thinking about staying motivated and doing the work we need to do; even after an extended break. What I love about Joel and this book is the common sense wisdom shared in each undeniable quality he identifies. Unless we have a  clear vision coupled with action, expectation, and a positive attitude, it's easy to fall back and give up. Run your race and, even if you pause to look around and meet other callings, get right back on track and do the work you need to do.
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"As you put these principles into action, you will step into a new level of your destiny... Get ready! You can, you will!" Joel Osteen

5.Commit to Excellence - Do your best and maintain high standards.
6.Keep Growing - Be proactive, be intentional, build on your gifts, and continually improve.
7.Serve Others - Invest yourself in others.
8.Stay Passionate - Light the fire within and approach life with enthusiasm. You Can, You Will: 8 Undeniable Qualities Of A Winner

How do you incorporate these qualities into your goals/plans? Another wonderful bonus that Joel offers in this and all his other bestselling books is solid examples and stories from real life experiences. I love reading about how people overcome their challenges and how we can apply what we learn to real life events. This book is chockablock with  stories from Joel's life, biblical examples and the lives of congregants and others. I know that sometimes, in our effort to achieve our goals, we forget that success is not just about us but also about serving others. In order to grow, we need to serve others inside/out of our community, stay committed, open our hearts and minds to new experiences, and work at excellence. Whilst it seems like a tall order, it is doable. We can take breaks as needed and get back on board refueled and ready to refocus on our goals. May the rest of the year and this holiday season fill you with enthusiasm and opportunities to get your work done. Happy Halloween and Holiday Season! Do share your thoughts below. What do you do to stay passionate?

 Some Food for Thought: What do you do to stay passionate about your goals? What judgments do you hold against yourself? How would you change the messages? If you could change one thing about your life, what would that be? Happy Halloween & Holiday Season! Love and Peace!

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: From my Personal Collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
 Mirth and Motivation
 Positive Kismet


72 comments:

  1. If I could change one thing about my personality it would be the ability to relax more and not need to get everything done NOW, or yesterday lol. I also do not believe in saying "I will try" I say "I WILL!"

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    1. Take a break Joely! You can give yourself permission to relax... :)

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  2. He sounds like a very knowledgeable man. I think there is a lot to be learned from a man like that.

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    1. He is very compassionate too and inspired. I love his Sunday sermons.

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  3. Sometimes I have to remind my self that I can do what I think I can't. I love that quote about praising God in the hallway.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post and that quote.... I love words of encouragement too.

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  4. I personally didn't do a very good job of having a vision for my 2015 year. I did however have a lot of positive changes that will definitely shape my 2016 goals :)

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    1. Good for you. Here's to an awesome 2016!

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  5. I love reading inspirational stories, too! It's like, if they can do it so can I, kind of thing. To stay passionate about my goals, I remind myself every day why it's so important to me and I make myself make time for it on a regular basis.

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    1. Great approach! We do have to make time for our goals.

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  6. Such a great and inspiring. In order to meet our goals, we need to have focus and stay positive. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. True... our attitude is very important to the mix.

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  7. I Need a little inspiration on a daily basis. I loved hearing 'there is a winner in you'

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    1. I love hearing such inspiration too... We are all capable of being winners.

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  8. nice that Joel Osteen is in the center of the image - he has always portrayed himself (and others) in such a positive light....

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    1. His positive approach to life challenges is refreshing... I'm tired of the beat them over the head preaching we often hear around us. :)

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  9. I always try to push myself to do what I need to. It can be hard sometimes but I always believe, "reach for the Moon, if you miss you'll land among the stars."

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  10. Such good messages to share and remember for youself.

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  11. This is so great and inspiring! I think his books are always a good read! - Erin Kennedy

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  12. I praise God in the hallway and once the door opens.

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  13. I'm currently following my dream of being an actress. there is a lot of rejection and a lot of disappointment in the industry but my faith in God and my faith in myself keep me going. Meryl Streep has been rejected and she's doing just fine so I keep that in mind too.

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  14. Such an inspiring post. In order to succeed in your dreams you need to be focused and always stay positive in every aspect of our lives.

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  15. I loved your motivational quote, 'Dare to dream big'. And yeah Time flies like air. It's hard to keep oneself motivated during ups and down's in life. Nice Post.

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  16. Having dealt with sme major life changing health issues over the last 3 years - I am a strong believer in positive thinking and really grsping and loving every moment of live. I have my moments of frustratin due to dealing wit doctors and what they think and then change their minds - but motivating ones self to believe in positivity always prevails

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  17. Keep growing and staying passionate is my main focus from here on out. I am doing some of the things I sought out to do this year.

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  18. Fear is a negative attitude. It affects one's personality rigorously. It pulls down the self confidence as well.

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  19. I love inspirational posts. It always motivates me when I start doubting myself and what I'm capable off.

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  20. Sometimes, we can be our own worst enemy. It is one of my toughest things to overcome :/

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  21. So inspirational - I love positivity is very important in my life as I battle chronic pain x

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  22. So inspirational - I love positivity is very important in my life as I battle chronic pain x

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  23. If I could change one thing it would be to not be so hard on myself. I'm super critical of myself. Also the chance to relax more and allow myself to do that.

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  24. 2015 has gotten to be a little messy but the plan for 2016 is strong!

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  25. Very inspiring post! Staying focused is super important!

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  26. This is an amazing and motivational piece my dear!!!

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  27. Happy holiday season to you as well! I no longer hold judgements against myself - not for years now. I don't have goals - I set my intention every New Year's Eve night and live from them every day. :)

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  28. I love this post so much. I always tell my little girl that she is a winner and she can accomplish anything she puts her mind to do. Keep dreaming big my little girl. She will go far!

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  29. The old addage that time goes faster as you get older, is so true. I do feel like it was just the beginning of 2015 and now we're staring at the start of 2016! I like to look back and see what I've accomplished in those short 12 months!

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  30. Those are great qualities to have. I need to remember them when I encounter challenges reaching my goals or in daily life.

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  31. Yes, you can and you will, if you keep telling yourself that! I believe it to be true - my 2015 goals are happening! If you can envision it happening, it will come true.

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  32. I love how he started by saying that we have greatness in us. We have to remind ourselves that.

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  33. Daring to dream big... totally the last few months for me. :)
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  34. These are great goals and things to strive for everyday. He sounds like a great motivational speaker.

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  35. I love reading inspiring posts like this. I always push myself to do the things that I have to do.

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  36. A Motivational quote keeps me focused - I love your inspiration and thoughts

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  37. I definitely think it's important to keep growing. We can always learn new things.

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  38. This is very inspiring, I love your quote very meaningful. Thank you for sharing us motivational post. Keep posting :)

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  39. I do believe that each and everyone of us can do something food, can be successfu of something, and can achieve something. It's just a matter of putting your best effort into it.

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  40. Such an inspiring post as for me the best way of success is to focus on your goal every single day.

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  41. Very motivational post, yes we have our own dreams and we can achieve it. Thank you so much fir keeping us positive.

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  42. I love reading inspiring stories like this. I often say that I can't do this, but when I push myself really hard, often, I am surprised that I really can do it.

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  43. Love how inspiring this post is. It can be hard sometimes but I always try to have a positive mindset for everything.

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  44. If I could change myself, it would be being sensitive. There are times that I get better. Most of the time, I cried if I cannot strong enough anymore especially fighting with my husband.

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  45. I love to listent to Joel Osteen. The latest one I heard from him was 'stop complaining.' It hit a note because my attitude's been a bit sour lately, and honestly, that's just not me. I made a vow then and there to shape it back up. I have slipped a couple of times, but I'm doing a lot better. Despite tough challenges I'm facing, I have more blessings than I can count. :)

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  46. I used to watch Joel Osteen from time to time but haven't in a very long while. He is a great motivator for those who need that brand. I am more self-motivated and go within for my inspiration. :)

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  47. I love this post and one of my faults that I am getting better at but just can't shake all the time is worry. I'm getting to where I give it to the Lord now when it just stays on my mind.

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  48. That is such a good message to share to people, I love it.

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  49. This is a great inspiring author indeed and his words are truly motivating. I will have to check out some of his work for sure. If I could change anything in my life I would change the lack of confidence I had in myself for many years. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  50. Keeping the vision in front of you and dare to dream great things stood out to me. Whether you think you can or can't, you're totally right. This is good motivation!

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  51. Such an inspiring post & the guy looks like a great motivator & you could learn a lot from people like him. I think when you are strong & positive in your attitude then you could achieve anything.

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  52. My boyfriend helps to remind me how far I've gone when I set goals. It's always great to see the improvement.

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  53. Very inspiring....I really believe you can you will...

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  54. Great post! People really need to hear this message.

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  55. Thanks for sharing sis and inspiring me today! :)

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  56. I am a very positive person and I highly agree with all the eight tips!

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  57. keep the vision (make a goal)... commit to excellence ... stay passionate! This is what we follow for our own activities in the hospital, and unknowingly, more and more good things happen!

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  58. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great week ahead!

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  59. I love Joel Osteen and this is just what I needed today. I have been having an awful day and my Nana passed away on the 2nd so this is a big perk for me to see today. Thank you! xoxo

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  60. Such motivational/inspirational directions are the key to getting over the "bumps" and continuing an important personal growth

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  61. Great post. I really try to stay on top of my goals and to be passionate it is certainly not always easy.

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  62. I do not want to think of any that I Would want to change in my life as it would only bring sadness and more regrets. i would want to say i want my life and will do my best to live life the happiest.

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