Beyond Hope is Faith

Written by Jean R. Charles

I live in a small town named after its Dutch settler, whose name is long and difficult to spell and pronounce. The town just to its south is named Hope, and is well known because of its restored historical status. So, when residents of our town are asked where they live their frequent response is “I live beyond Hope”.

Recently, as I was driving home beyond Hope, I began thinking about what it really means to live beyond hope. Hope is about wishing for something to occur inrepparttar future. It implies uncertainty and longing. You want something and do not know if you will get it.

Beyond this future oriented wishful thinking is faith. Faith implies a knowing. It involves trustingrepparttar 124024 universe to provide. When you live in faith you intuitively know that things will happen as they are meant to happen. You realize you are where you are and have what you have for a reason. You are satisfied not knowingrepparttar 124025 answers torepparttar 124026 why questions.

This Success Thing

Written by Jenean Matthews

This Success Thing By Jenean Matthews

I'm sure you've already heard a thousand times how important it is to set goals. You've heardrepparttar saying; if you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you get there. Thousands of successful people attribute most of their success to goal setting. Knowing this, why don'trepparttar 124023 majority of people set goals?

Goal setting starts within you. Your have to believe it's possible to do a thing before you will have a strong desire to write it down on paper and take steps to make it happen.

How do you possibly bring yourself to believe in your own success? After all, so many of you have been at this success thing for a while and it still hasn't happened for you. Companies that you believed in and worked hard for have failed, your family and friends are waiting for you to "be realistic", and life just keeps giving you one blow after another. But there's a small fire burning inside of you. You keep at it because all you know is you can't continue to get up every morning, go to work for someone else and allow them to determine how much you're worth each week (which is far below you true value).

So where do you go from here? Where do you start today? The road to inner belief in your success begins with you telling yourself everyday, throughoutrepparttar 124024 day, that you can do what you set out to do, you can have what you set out to get, you can be that successful person you know lives inside of you. Yes obstacles will come, doubters will be around, but don't you be one of them.

Treat yourself likerepparttar 124025 person you love and care about most. If you had a child who had a paper route and they wanted to accomplish a goal but they kept running into obstacles, what would happen? They would soon become discouraged with so many people telling them no, I'm not interested in what you have to offer. What would you say to your child? I'm sure it wouldn't berepparttar 124026 same thing you've been saying to yourself. Turn you words around. Speak those same words of encouragement you would speak to your discouraged child, to yourself. If you would never put a loved one down, especially when they are feeling discouraged why would you do that to yourself? You haverepparttar 124027 power within to stop it right now and turn it around.

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