There must be something I can do to be a better person, there must be steps that I can take to better myself and I think I don't have to get it all right at once so I chose to go gradually. First I came up with these 4 steps
1- WATCH WHAT YOU SAY
2- DO WHAT YOU SAY
3- DON'T GIVE UP
4- YOU CAN DO IT
WATCH WHAT YOU SAY
It is wise to think about every word that proceeds out of our mouths, to be very careful how we react or reply to provocations, how we make promises, and even what we say when we are happy. Most importantly, be careful when making criticism, avoid complains, stay positive, be motivational and always inspire others with your words.
“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” –Jesus Christ There is a story of a man who hesitantly checked himself into a monastery. This particular monastery allowed each monk to speak only two words per year. After the first year passed, the man stood before the bishop to speak his two words. Solemnly he said, “Bed hard!”At the end of the second year he stood before the old bishop once again to give his two words. He said, “Food bad!”At the end of the third year he stood before the bishop for the last time and said, “I quit!”The bishop replied, “Good, all you’ve done is complain since you got here!”The moral of the story is simply this: chose your words wisely. It is amazing how two little words, spoken with a critical spirit, can create a poor reputation and testimony.If some people didn’t complain, they would never have anything to say. Constant complaining comes from an unthankful spirit. A person who rarely sees the good spends their entire life focusing on the bad. Winston Churchill said, “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Whether you are in the marketplace, the mall, or the monastery, chose your words wisely...they reflect your heart.
DO WHAT YOU SAY
“ If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters” –Alan K. Simpson A man without integrity is like a person yelling into a bull-horn that is not turned on. No matter how loudly he screams, no one really hears him. Unless your life matches your lips you have no influence, no impact; you make no difference. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What you are speaks so loudly that I cannot hear you.”The word “integrity” stems from the Latin derivative integer, which means completeness, wholeness. It is a mathematical concept; it implies having all the parts in sync. Ethically speaking, when our life fails to line up with our lips we have a failed integer, we are lacking the one component that makes the equation work. Jesus’ rebuke of the Pharisees was from a failed integer. They imposed a non-biblical standard with their words, but their lives failed to comply with the very standards they imposed. Jesus called them hypocrites for their inconsistent behavior. The truth is, our influence is in direct relation to the life we live, not the words we speak. Andrew Carnegie said, “As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” Live louder than your lips. Speak without saying a word.
DON'T GIVE UP
( When you feel tired, hold on ) No matter who you are, no matter where you from or how you roll, there must have being a time in your life when you feel as if all is falling down around you. You move but still you seem static, you push but it seems as if you are not applying any force at all. You simply get tired and exhausted from all the work and almost about to give up.
It’s called “the wall” for good reason. Marathon runners hit it around the twentieth mile of the race. This is an invisible marker in the 26.2 mile run. You cannot see it, but regardless of your experience, strength, or stamina, you can feel it.This feeling of exhaustion occurs when the runner’s glycogen levels are depleted. The runner at that point feels like he is running out of fuel. The body begins to tap into its fat resource for energy. The wall brings physical fatigue, emotional distress, and psychological anguish.Whether you are a veteran runner or not, I am sure you have experienced “the wall” at some point in your race. You go and go and go until your energy is gone. Between deadlines, responsibilities, and the pressures of life, you feel like you can’t take another step, you are hitting the wall.What the wall refuses to tell you is that the finish line is closer than ever before. Even though the wall is painful and excruciating, it is short-lived. If you keep pressing through and stepping forward you will eventually break through the wall.Don’t be weary in well-doing. Look pass the wall, and see the finish-line. Pace yourself, and get some rest from time to time, but don’t allow the wall to block your path to victory.
YOU CAN DO IT ( AGAIN )
Yes you might have lost a lot in the past, you might have lost things that you think you can never get back again. You feel like all hope is lost, things you worked for years to secure, you watch them go up in flames. It's really a sad thing and hard one to advice someone about.
But “The secret to happiness is the consistency to pursue” – Harry Banks Before the invention of computers or typewriters, Thomas Carlyle produced a lengthy, 1500-page, handwritten manuscript entitled The History of the French Revolution. It took three years of research and writing to finish this classic work. After it was complete he gave the manuscript to John Stuart Mills to edit and proofread.Mills put the work in a basket near his fireplace so that he could work on it at night. While Mills was away on a trip, the maid saw the papers and thought they were there to maintain the fire. The entire manuscript was destroyed by the time Mills returned home.Thomas Carlyle immediately went into a deep depression. For two weeks he refused to eat, speak, or leave his home. After many days of deep sorrow, Carlyle peaked out his window casement and saw a construction worker laying brick on a wall that had been knocked over at an old church. He watched the worker for nearly three weeks until inspiration came. He said, “If he can rebuild that wall brick by brick, I can rebuild my manuscript page by page.” And he did. For the next two years, Thomas Carlyle poured his soul back into his work and gave humanity the classic piece of literature The History of the French Revolution.Refuse to be a victim of the fire. Rebuild your life brick by brick and page by page; and in the process, give the world a treasure.
I hope my little research will help others too, thanks to DEVOTION a christian app that inspired and gave me most of the points that I used. Thank God for being so kind, loving and inspiring. Ever faithful and gracious to the end. Still me Klynch.