Week 19, 20 & 21 – Resistance

Resistance!!!

Why do people resist change? Worse yet, why do people who don’t want to change resist the change in those who do want to change for the better?

It is almost like they want to break you down to keep you at their level, or worse yet to force you below their level as if it is their responsibility to keep you in “your place”!

Should growth for the better not be embraced by all involved or connected to the people wanting to grow?

Are we in general so broken that we don’t want anybody to be fixed?

Week 18 – Organized

My virtue for this week was “Well-organized”.

What a great virtue! Everything works better with order and structure! Everything works better when well-organized.

God’s creation is well-organized! Day follows the night. Seven days a week. 52 weeks in a year. 365 days in a year. 12 months in a year. Summer, autumn, winter, spring and repeat! What goes up must come down. And on and on it goes.

What baffles me is how we think we can live our lives without order and structure! How we think we don’t need to be well-organized. How we just carry on with life taking it as it comes. Is that life!?

I think not! I think that we will benefit a lot more by aligning ourselves with the order and structure of our Creator. The better we are organized, the better our lives will be.

Well-organized!!! What a great virtue!!!

 

Week 17HJ – Hero’s Journey

I am the hero in my world!

I can only live my life!

I am nature’s greatest miracle!

I great this day with love in my heart!

I persist until I succeed!

I will not quit!

Jesus says:
I am chosen!
I am dearly loved!
I am holy!
I am a saint!
I am free from condemnation through Christ’s death!
I have the mind of Christ!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

Week 16 – Change!!!

For things to change, I need to change!

I get that! However no man is an island! I am definitely not an island!

There are people in my life. People I care about! People I love!

My cement is coming off, and the more my cement is coming off, the more they hold onto their cement and the more they want to put their cement on me!

I accept that I can not change other people, especially if they don’t want to change!

How do we I do I do this??? How do I live my life with people around me who don’t want to change for the better and don’t respect me for who I am and who want me to be like them???

I suppose this where the heroes journey really starts to kick in!!! This is where I have to be me for me and the rest will just have to accept it!

Week 15 – thinking about life

Life is not as random as we sometimes think!!!
For every action there is a reaction!
You reap what you sow! We all know that, right?
Do we realise what it means?
Everything that happens to us, whether positive or negative, must therefore be the result of something positive or negative that was sown!
And now the kicker, when negative things happen to us, whether by lack, limitation, illnees or event, we need to ask ourselves what it may be the consequence of?
I know we don’t want to believe that we bring lack, limitation, illness and negative events over ourselves, but if we believe that we reap what we sow, we have no choice!
It may be the reaping of something we did a long time ago or very recent. Who knows how long the harvets wiil take???

Week 13, 14 & 15 – Busy, busy, busy!

Life happens while we are busy making other plans!

Time goes by whether we use it or waste it!

I have set myself some SMART goals with a deadline of 31/12/2017! To be specific two big goals! Two things that I have been wanting to do for a very long time!

Normally I would be very hard on myself for not finishing what I set out to do and  while busy with both projects at the same time I realized that I may have bitten off a little more than I can chew. Normally that would have stopped me dead in my tracks! Not this time!

Scroll III: I will persist until I succeed!!!

I kept on moving forward, doing what I can when I can!

The one I finished at 11:43pm on 31/12/2017! Whoop whoop!!! The other is work in progress!

Do I feel like a failure which I normally would have? Not at all!!! I feel like a million dollars for completing a very challenging project and for working on the other soon to be completed project!!!

While most of the world was counting out 2017 and waiting for 2018, I was working and I am still working! Why??? Because I have a purpose! A definite major purpose!!! And it is not bound by time and not for anybody but me!

I live life to the max every day!!! Every week!!! Every month!!! Every year!!!

Week 11 & 12 – silly season and holidays

It is that time of the year again!!! Almost everybody is getting ready for the Christmas/summer holiday. Everybody wants to go on their annual leave! In South Africa anyway! They want to rest! They want to shop!

Not me! I have things on my DMP that I want to finish or at least set in motion! I don’t really get the rest thing anyway. Rest from what? From work? Is that not what we do at night when we sleep? Besides if you are doing what you love, it isn’t really work, is it?

Another thing is that December holiday is just too busy! Everywhere! That is why I enjoy taking breaks during the year when everything is quiet!

Anyway, I guess another reason why I don’t like to take leave when everybody is taking leave, is simply because I am a non-conformist-self-directed-thinker!

I will take leave when it suits me!

Week 10 – If

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

- Rudyard Kipling

Week 9 – Uithou! Aanhou! Bekhou!

Translated to English my title means: stick it out, keep on keeping on and go about it quietly.

That’s my life motto! I suppose one could also just say never quit!

Life is awesome! Just live it one day at a time and have fun! Now that I am living according to my DMP I can see everyday how the small things add up to the bigger picture.

In our DMP we state what we want out of life and as we progress on our journey all the detail falls into place! It is inexplicable! It is amazing! It is awesome!

Week 8 – New(old) good habits

I add a new habit to my schedule this week!

A good habit! An old habit brought back as a fresh restart!

My sport that I do with my son is MMA(mixed martial arts)! It is an indescribable privilege! However, part of the sport, like any other sport, is fitness! So this week I started doing fitness training again. I got injured last year and had a shoulder operation done this year April and after that I did not do much of anything physical.

So this week I started training again and at first I did not know if I would make it through the week. The good news is that I survived four training sessions and I went the full duration of each session!

It was awesome!!! I’m looking forward to the coming week!