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8 Smart Ways to Avoid Burn Out

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Guest post written by Scott Simson, Author, Entrepreneur and Success Coach

I remember vividly the last time I felt burnt out at work and in life. It was about five years ago when I was living in Idaho. I was sitting in my insurance office trying to have a productive day, and my mind slipped, as it commonly did, to the future. I remember pondering spending the next 40 years doing something that did not make me happy just so I could hope to be able to provide for my family and put my kids through school.

After three years of unhappiness I thought to myself, “There has to be more than this. I have to be able to make a bigger impact. There has to be a way that I can provide for my family and do something that interests me.” I am sure that a lot of you reading this can relate.

The wheels were turning, and the desire was strong. My small family and I were ready for, praying for and looking for change.

If You Look, You Will Find.

The solution came a few weeks later in the form of a job opportunity in Texas. It was a completely random offer to come and run an orthodontic lab. The change was needed, so we agreed and within weeks had sold most of our possessions, packed the rest into a small U-Haul and made the 1600 mile trek to Dallas.

To make a long story short, we buried ourselves in this business for the first year and ended up multiplying our income projections. As a result we were able to pay off debt and launch into our true passion, personal development.

Now here we are 5 years down the road with two books under our belt, a business and personal success coaching business and freedom.

Obviously my story is my own and you may or may not be able to relate to every aspect, but the common ground that we walk is that we both can relate to the feeling of burnout and having a desire to change.

So, I wanted to take the time to not only share my story, but to also share with you some of the things that I have learned about burnout and how to deal with it.

Here are 8 smart ways to avoid burn out.

Prevent It

I know that this may be a moot point for those of you who are in the thick of it, but it will apply to you young folks reading this. Don’t settle on a career or life path just because it sounds like it will be good, or because someone else tells you to. Take the time to find an area of interest that you are really interested in, not an area that you just love the sound of, or ‘has good upside potential.’

Consider Making a Career Change

For those of you more seasoned in age, who have been working for a while and are now feeling the burnout, consider making a career change. To prevent added stress, do your research, get your ducks in a row and avoid making hasty emotional decisions.

This is a massive world filled with crazy awesome opportunities. You don’t have to follow the herd. You are allowed to change your mind, just be smart about it.

Change Departments

If you are in IT and are tired of working on computers and networks, check out sales or HR. Maybe on a part time basis to see if it is something you can do and if the opportunity is available. The idea is to keep your job, but change the routine. If the option is there take a look.

Telecommute

We live in an age where a lot of work can be done from home with a phone and a computer. Telecommuting allows workers to work at their own pace, without ‘over the shoulder’ supervision and cut the cost and time associated with commuting. If this is an option with your job, you may want to check it out.

Start a Business

If you are a self starter and have a business idea that you think has upside potential, starting an entrepreneurial venture may be right for you. There is a lot of risk associated with entrepreneurship, but the freedom and happiness that can come from owning a business can be very rewarding. Make sure that you do your homework and have a stable source of income while you are building your venture to prevent added stress and burnout.

Develop Exciting Hobbies

If you are not ready or willing to jump ship and change careers or jump into an entrepreneurial venture, consider finding a hobby to do in your free time or with your family that relieves stress. If you are creative like me, take up wood working, crafting, painting or something else artsy. If you are adventurous, take up exploring. Check out your city and surrounding area, go camping, fishing, hunting, skiing or take up water sports.

If you start to feel burnt out on one, do something else. The opportunities are virtually limitless, and doing something with you family is a great way to strengthen your relationships.

Travel

The Dennings know all about this one. See the world, there is an amazing sense of freedom and wonderment that comes with travel. This just might be your cure. Who knows, maybe you will end up like Greg and his family and make a life of living all over the world.

Get Centered Spiritually

Some of the most common causes of burnout come from the ‘what is life all about?’ question. Sometimes all you need is to do is gain a better understanding of what comes after this life. The confidence and knowledge that can come from developing your faith can relieve stress, help you find a purpose in life and give you direction for the future. I would highly recommend this, not only people who are in the middle of a midlife crisis, but everyone in general.

When going through a burnout, the most important thing to remember is to not act irrationally or emotionally, but to acknowledge that these feelings are common for many individuals. The best way to conquer your burnout is to remain calm and rational and be willing to take appropriate action.

 

Scott-and-CamberFBScott is an author, entrepreneur, and success coach.  For more articles on personal achievement, entrepreneurship and family success, feel free to visit our blog at www.scottandcamber.com

 

What else have you don’t to avoid burn out?  What are you going to do to prevent it?  Please share below.

How to Get in Shape Fast

Do you want a more meaningful exciting life? Do you want to be your best self? Do you want to have great relationships?

Too often and too many don’t know how to take the first step toward their goals.

So whether you are struggling in relationships, battling depression, hate your job or you just want to have a meaningful life, then the principles I teach on GregDenning.com will help you transform your life and begin achieving your dreams today!

You can get into the best shape of your life… sooner than you might think.

No, it will not come with some magic weight-loss pill, nor by some special piece of exercise equipment.

There is, however, a special equation, that when properly and consistently applied, will Greg Denningproduce incredible results!  It just works.  This is how to get in shape fast.

You can look better, feel better and live better!  Life is so much more enjoyable with great health.

Let’s commit TODAY to do whatever it takes to ensure that our bodies are as healthy and as strong as possible.

Listen to this great audio program to learn about the incredible formula, and routine, that will dramatically improve your health and fitness.

Do NOT allow yourself to become one of the tragic statistics that I talk about in the program. Start right now, on the path to a healthier, happier you!

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The Best Shape of Your Life

Our main objective is to feel better, to look better and to live better.

Our body is the most valuable asset we have and it is the housing of our spirit. Moreover, our body is the instrument of our mind, that’s why we’ve got to take excellent care of it. We should view and treat our bodies as if we were Olympians. We should be at the best shape of our life so that we can be at the top of our game. So when challenges come, our bodies are ready to take the challenges and even go beyond.

You know, as well as I do, that when you are not feeling well, it even affects your mind and emotions because it is all connected. That’s why we’ve got to make sure that our bodies are in excellent conditions.

Food & Fitness

Let’s eat much better food in proper amounts and exercise with vigour at least five times a week.Greg Denning

Eating delicious food is one of the greatest blessings in life! I am so grateful actually for the great talented people who share wonderful meals with us. BUT, a lot of us are killing ourselves by the things we put in our mouths.

Many people, ironically, have died for the lack of food and nourishment. Likewise, we can now say that many people had led themselves to death by overeating!

But you and I can do something about that right now!

 

How to Do That?

We can determine to eat better food and better amounts today and every day. And we can encourage our family for better eating habits as well. You and I are going to be healthy and fit only if we disciplined ourselves.

Do not give up what you want most, which is health and fitness, with what you want at the moment which might be a tasty dessert or a big piece of pizza.

You’ll Be Shocked! Yup, the Statistics Will Shock You My Friend

Here we go!

The number one cause of preventable death is tobacco!

470+ are dying each year from tobacco and a lot of those deaths include second-hand smoke. Whether you put it in your mouth or just smell it from someone, it stills very dangerous.

So no more smoking!

If you have a smoking habit just discipline yourself and be ready to do whatever it needs you to do to take that off your life.

I can’t believe that many people are killing themselves each year because of tobacco use!

Number two is obesity.

Obesity is the number two cause of preventable death in the United States of America.

Being overweight or obese increases the risk of death. Actually, no one gets there by accident, it is our own choice! But if it happened and you are there, you can get to where you actually want to be the most.

We ought to always be in the best shape of our lives!

Can’t you do that because you are old? Well, let me tell you my friends that age is just a number!  

We cannot use age as an excuse and there are so many examples of people who have proven that.

For example, there is a woman who never climbed a mountain and started training in her 60s! And climbed mountains at her 70s. Amazing! And so age is just a number and we cannot use that as an excuse!

Let’s jump back to obesity.

So, how do we define being overweight?

People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, is over 30 kg/m2, with the range 25–30 kg/m2 defined as overweight.[1]

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It is reported that 31% of adults are obese and 34% are overweight. So roughly, there is about 65% of adults in the US are either overweight or obese. So if you want to be at an optimal weight, you’ve got to have the right percentage of body fat.

What is the cause of obesity?

With few exceptions, it really comes to one dominant cause which is calories in vs calories out. It is about how much you put in your mouth and how much you burn in physical activities. So a calorie is a calorie regardless its source.

If you are overweight, you obviously need to have a calorie deficit. Meaning, you want to burn more calories than you consume. And there is two ways to do that:

  • You can either decrease your caloric intake.
  • Or, burn more by vigorous exercise.

 

You Are Not a Victim!

I want to make this very clear. We are not victims! Nobody forces us to eat garbage and unhealthy food. And nor do you and I accidently eat things. You are the only one who can choose. So this is really simple, it is not easy, but it is simple.

Emmerson said:

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased. Once you flash your system, it will adapt and change. ”

Do you want to be fit? Then do whatever it takes you to get there!

So begin today by eating a third less of what you normally used to eat. If you are not satisfied with the conditions of your body right now, then decide right now to change.

Some of you might be attempted to say that it’s going to take so long to lose weight. Well, the time is going to pass no matter what you do! So by this time next year, or even sooner, you have the choice of being fatter than you currently are, the same as you are, or better and healthier! The choice is all yours.

By Choosing Your Path You Already Have Chosen Your Destination

 

The destination of where you are going depends on the path you are on. So remember, when you choose the path you have chosen your destination!

The path that you take today of what you eat determines your destination tomorrow. All you have to do is eat well and exercise today and keep do it all the rest of your life.

So cut off the junk food, cut off the soda, cut off the extra calories and all that garbage out there. And remember, do not sacrifice what you want most with what you want at the moment.

So count those calories, define where you want to be and discipline yourself to achieve what you want.

Life is about the things we consistently do and consistency is what shape who we are.

Even as different as we all are, if you follow the laws of good health and fitness you will get the reward.

 

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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Peer Pressure-You Will Become The Average of the People You Associate With

Do you want a more meaningful exciting life? Do you want to be your best self? Do you want to have great relationships?

Too often and too many don’t know how to take the first step toward their goals. Righteous, powerful and meaningful goals.

So whether you are struggling in relationships, you are sick of being overweight, you are battling depression, you hate your job or you just want to have a meaning and purpose in your life, then the principles I teach on GregDenning.com will help you transform your life and begin achieving your dreams today!

Choose very wisely, those with whom you will associate.

Peer pressure is real, very real; and not just in middle school.

Do not spend time with people, or in places, that will lead you away from greatness, and from what really matters in life!

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This topic can be tough, because of delicate relationships with friends and family.

Aesop’s Fables.

Fable 5: “THE CHARCOAL-BURNER AND THE FULLER”

fables“There was once a Charcoal-burner who lived and worked by himself. A Fuller, however, happened to come and
settle in the same neighbourhood; and the Charcoal-burner, having made his acquaintance and finding he was an agreeable sort of fellow, asked him if he would come and share his house: “We shall get to know one another better that way,” he said, “and, beside, our household expenses will be diminished.” The Fuller thanked him, but replied, “I couldn’t think of it, sir: why, everything I take such pains to whiten would be blackened in no time by your charcoal.”

There is a fantastic lesson here!  The fuller is trying to make things white, while the charcoal burner; obviously; is trying to make things black. And though the idea of getting together had some advantages, being separated was better.

And I think one of the great lessons there is to be very careful who you associate yourself with. Protect yourself from influences that would pull you away from your purpose and dream.

  • Stay away from who would squelch your dreams.
  • Stay away from critics.
  • Stay away from people who pull you down.
  • Stay away from people who would lower your morals.
  • Stay away from negative people and negative things.
  • And make sure your influences around you are positive.

The Law of Harvest

Input determines output.

Always surround yourself with greatness and  get around great people and great ideas. Don’t ever waste your time with negativity.

One of the best ways toward greatness is great books. So don’t ever waste your time on trash but instead spend most of your time reading the big great books. Make sure that every input you have is conducive  and leading toward the output you desire.

(Click here for the absolute best books to read)

So make sure you surround yourself with people who are supportive and great. People who in their presence, you should want to be your best self. They should make you want to be better.

To Recap:

So, don’t do, think or say anything that moves you away from your purpose.

Avoid anything and everything that pause your goals, and do not invite the opposition to be your roommate. Any input from anyone or anything that pauses what you are after and moves you away from singing your song.

Make sure everything around you, inside your mind, inside your body, inside your home… etc make sure to surround yourself with things that will encourage and help you to achieve your dreams.  

How have you been able to do this better?  How has it made a difference in your life? Please share your thoughts below.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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Overcoming Obstacles-Life Is Easier When You Are Better

Do you want a more meaningful exciting life? Do you want to be your best self? Do you want to have great relationships?

Too often and too many don’t know how to take the first step toward their goals. Righteous, powerful and meaningful goals.

So whether you are struggling in relationships, you are sick of being overweight, you are battling depression, you hate your job or you just want to have a meaning and purpose in your life, then the principles I teach on GregDenning.com will help you transform your life and begin achieving your dreams today!

It’s a rather simple formula: the bigger you become, the smaller your problems will be.

Life is often hard, simply because we are too soft.

The more we discipline ourselves to grow and improve, the more capable and qualified we will be to handle life’s challenges.  Overcoming obstacles becomes much easier.  But if we are too easy on ourselves, then life will be hard on us.

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CAVI is an acronym I love to use. It stands for Consistent And Vigorous Improvement. When we live by CAVI principles and habits everyday, life is so much more enjoyable, fulfilling and exciting.

10325144_983758868309544_6332295070287311743_nLife my friends is easier when you and I are better. If I am a better person, which means I have a better attitude, better thoughts, better reactions and better actions…etc. Then life would be so much better.

Don’t wish life was easier, wish you were better.

Get better through your trials or have constant reminders  from good words. And remember that input determines output. So either you learn from your experiences or you have to keep learning the same lesson over and over. So get some good input and be constantly on a quest of self-improvement.

If you fill your life with great ideas and great input, then you’ll get great results.  Reading good stuff will help you improve your life.

As you improve through input, you will see and experience circumstances differently and better!

  • Would it be so difficult if I were better?

  • If you were better, would many circumstances be easier?

  • Would you be struggling in relationships if you were better?

These are the questions to ask yourself all the time.

We must vigorously seek personal improvement. We must study and experience new and great things to try to expand our realities.

When we start seeing the big picture, then things are quite different. You begin to see the forest instead of  just the tree. If you get a bigger reality, you can see things more clearly.

So many people live in such a small reality in their neighborhood and literally choose to go with their neighbors, but when they leave their neighborhood they found that life is going beyond their neighborhood. After that they leave their state and then they leave their country and then they start visiting many countries and seeing many cultures. By that, they realize that the world is huge and that there are people everywhere living a different life.

Seek to expand your reality all the time.

So let’s take an honest serious look at our lives and say where can we be bigger and better. Life will be easier if we are better.

Quote:

“Life will be easy on you if you were hard on yourself.”

Greg DenningSo if we really push ourselves to grow bigger and better, then we can overcome so many more things. And obstacles that may seem really big to us will then be easily overcome.

Take a look of each area of your life and take some time and try to really think.

  • What problems that may arise that I need to be prepared for?

  • What abilities, skills and knowledge do I need to obtain?

 

Decide to become a better person and discipline yourself to grow.

Remember, life is easier when we are better!

And our problems are smaller when we are bigger!

Please share examples of how this has been true for you.

Please share this podcast.  We can help so many people overcome their challenges by sharing this perspective and helping them grow.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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Second Place Isn’t Good Enough

Do you want a more meaningful exciting life? Do you want to be your best self? Do you want to have great relationships?

Too often and too many don’t know how to take the first step toward their goals. Righteous, powerful and meaningful goals.

So whether you are struggling in relationships, you are sick of being overweight, you are battling depression, you hate your job or you just want to have a meaning and purpose in your life, then the principles I teach on GregDenning.com will help you transform your life and begin achieving your dreams today!

You and I Have to Get in the Game. 

It’s not enough to be on the team and just stand on the sidelines.  It’s not enough to put on the uniform and just sit on the bench. 

 

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GET IN THE GAME! 

Get off your lazy can and off the couch and get in the game.  

Want it!  Desire it!  Long for it!

Stop making excuses.

Stop blaming others.

Stop rationalizing or justifying.

Stop pacifying yourself.

It’s time to get off the porch and play with the BIG DOGS.

I’m not talking about competing with others, I’m talking about competing with yourself, with your own very best; to become a first place person with a first place attitude and first place habits.

Become a first place person in everything that matters…  and make sure it matters.  Too many are giving first place effort to second place priorities.

Decide today, RIGHT NOW, that you will live a first place life from now on.

Second place isn’t good enough when you’re talking about the most important things in life.  Being a second place christian isn’t good enough, a second place spouse or a second place parent just isn’t good enough, because you can do better.

Make it happen.  Raise the bar.  Climb that summit.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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One Simple Formula To Really Improve Your Marriage

HAPPY VALENTINES!

Valentines is a great day to remember to do something special for your spouse.  It’s fun to think about it, prepare for it and share your love.

All of us want to have that ‘lovin feeling’ in our marriages.  We want the romance, the excitement, the enthusiasm to be together.  And you can have it.  It doesn’t have to wear off or wear out.

This little magic formula is actually really simple.

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Someone once said,

“The best thing you can do for God or man is to make the most of yourself.” 

That’s absolutely true.

I want to share another truth.  This is perhaps the best relationship advice out there.  The best thing you could do for your spouse, the #1 best thing you could give him or her for Valentines is a serious and genuine commitment to really show your love all year.

It’s really unfortunate in life that too often we give our best to others and give our spouse and our children leftovers.  Let’s switch that.  Let’s give our best to our spouse, then together give our best to our children.

 

1185922_10151869812947412_1422219833_nMy challenge for you today is to commit to be better.  Pick one or two things that you are going to do so much better for you spouse this year.  Maybe it’s your weekly date night.  Maybe it’s an overnighter each month.  Maybe it’s just more sincere expressions of love–in words, hugs, kisses, notes, texts, whatever.  Maybe it’s just stepping it up a bit and serving your partner more.

Or maybe you resolve to get back in shape and take better care of your body so you can live long and well together.

You’ll know what to do.  But pick something right now that you are determined to do this year to take your commitment to your relationship to the next level.

Whatever it is you decide to do, stick to it.  I know this sounds too elementary, but I promise it works.

 

 

 

Brian Tracy said:

“The absence of a commitment to excellence is the acceptance of mediocrity.”

 

What are you going to do better this year?  What are you doing that really works?  Please share below.

Reach upward!

Greg

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Greed or Gratitude: The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs

Do you want a more meaningful exciting life? Do you want to be your best self? Do you want to have great relationships?

Too often and too many don’t know how to take the first step toward their goals. Righteous, powerful and meaningful goals.

So whether you are struggling in relationships, you are sick of being overweight, you are battling depression, you hate your job or you just want to have a meaning and purpose in your life, then the principles I teach on GregDenning.com will help you transform your life and begin achieving your dreams today!

How often has greed or ingratitude ruined something wonderful in our lives?

Too often.

We have to learn to constantly be filled with gratitude for all we have. That takes discipline and perspective. It also requires great discipline to keep greed out of our lives.

Listen to this familiar fable and learn what we can do keep perspective.

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Fable #2 The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

the goose

“A Man and his Wife had the good fortune to possess a Goose which laid a Golden Egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough, and, imagining the bird must be made of gold inside, they decided to kill it in order to secure the whole store of precious metal at once. But when they cut it open they found it was just like any other goose. Thus, they neither got rich all at once, as they had hoped, nor enjoyed any longer the daily addition to their wealth.”

Much wants more and loses all.

Greed Destroys

When we let greed step on, it can literally destroy us.

This, of course, is a very known fable. So let’s take a look at the lessons we might learn from this.

Obviously, greed leads to nothing. It also ends with biting up instead of chewing. So don’t let greed get in and become  a dominant emotion in your life because it can destroy your life.

If you have something good, take good care of it. That egg a day can make you so wealthy but often you sacrifice that and you kill an egg a day hoping to get rich quick.

Quick Advice,Saving Will Make You Richer

If you want to be rich, you have to save! No matter how much you are making, learn to discipline yourself to live below your means. And the further below your means, the more you can save. And the further below your income you can live, the more you can save.

One more quick lesson that is quite obvious in these last couple years, is that when you push it so far things will get out of hands. And that’s a great lesson in the fable. When you get too greedy and push it too far, you lose it!

So don’t let greed become a determining emotion in your life.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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The Hard Deck of Life- Setting Standards For Your Success

 

Do you want a more meaningful exciting life? Do you want to be your best self? Do you want to have great relationships?

Too often and too many don’t know how to take the first step toward their goals. Righteous, powerful and meaningful goals.

So whether you are struggling in relationships, you are sick of being overweight, you are battling depression, you hate your job or you just want to have a meaning and purpose in your life, then the principles I teach on GregDenning.com will help you transform your life and begin achieving your dreams today!

Fighter pilots have a ‘hard deck’ that they will NOT fly below.

Each of us must also set up a hard deck in our lives, a place that we simply will not go below.

We must set high standards for ourselves and not tolerate anything below that point.

A disciplined hard deck will prevent so much miseHard deckry, heartache, and loss!

Listen to this audio session to learn more about establishing the essential hard deck of life.

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In military aviation, there was an established minimum altitude training engagement called ‘the  hard deck’. One of the hard decks was about 10,000 feet. And that was established to protect pilots, soldiers and people.

Many pilots would set  higher personal  standards saying ‘if I never go below my personal standards, I know I will never break the hard deck’.

What a great thing for us to model in our lives. To set up boundaries, standards and borders that are higher, not because we think we are better, but because we want to protect ourselves and those we love and say ‘I will not go below the hard deck’.

Our Lives are the SumTotal of Our Thoughts

Let us establish a hard deck with every aspect in our lives.  And remember, input determines output. Whatever we feed our minds, is what we get out in our lives. Our lives are the sum total of our thoughts. And you know as well as I do, that thoughts lead to desires, which lead to actions, actions develop character and character determines destiny. So be careful of what you bring to your mind.  

Have a hard deck and then have high standards above that which include great filters.

Establish a hard deck and  put  little standards above that. Knowing if you never break your personal standards, you’ll never break the hard deck. So let’s go forward in life with hard decks.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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Stop Blaming Others For Your Own Failures. The Fox and The Grapes

Do you want a more meaningful exciting life? Do you want to be your best self? Do you want to have great relationships?

Too often and too many don’t know how to take the first step toward their goals. Righteous, powerful and meaningful goals.

So whether you are struggling in relationships, you are sick of being overweight, you are battling depression, you hate your job or you just want to have a meaning and purpose in your life, then the principles I teach on GregDenning.com will help you transform your life and begin achieving your dreams today!

It’s so tempting and easy to blame our circumstances or to blame other people for our failures…

but you and I are better than that.

We know that it’s not the grapes!  Blaming will not help us!

We are wise enough to realize that when we improve our actions, we automatically improve our results!

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Fabel #1: The Fox and the Grapes.

fox“A hungry Fox saw some fine bunches of Grapes hanging from a vine that was trained along a high trellis, and did his best to reach them by jumping as high as he could into the air. But it was all in vain, for they were just out of reach: so he gave up trying, and walked away with an air of dignity and unconcern, remarking, “I thought those Grapes were ripe, but I see now they are quite sour.”

This fable has a lot of meanings and you can get a lot of great principles out of it. Thus, we will take those lessons and see how can we apply them in our lives.

Lesson #1: Don’t Blame Grapes

The primary lesson is “don’t blame grapes”. The fox failed with his methodology and all his philosophy was wrong and so instead of correcting his method, he blamed the grapes. And actually, blaming the ‘grapes’ is a common thing we all do. Instead of improving ourselves and our methods, we blame what has nothing to do with our failure. Instead of admitting that we are wrong, we go and blame the other thing or the other person of the story.

But what actually we need to do, whenever we failed, is to step back and take a deep look at ourselves in order to find the source of the problem.

  • Is it your fault?
  • Is it the others’ fault?
  • What could you differently do to make things work?

Lesson #2: Just Because You Couldn’t Do It Doesn’t Mean I Can’t Do It

Another great lesson. People try something, they fail at it and then they assume it cannot be done. But just because YOU cannot do it doesn’t mean that it cannot be DONE.

Like the fox would go and tell his fellows ‘hey don’t try to get the grapes because I tried but never got them. Moreover, they are pretty sour’. But this is not true! He failed with his methodology and this does not mean that everyone else will fail!

Lesson #3: Fail Forward and not Backward

Attempt a new strategy, try something new, go after it again, but just don’t give up! If you fail at getting it, try to do it in a different way.

Always think of the great people like Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin and all the other inventors who failed so many times but eventually found their way. Saying ‘Hey! I didn’t fail, I just found a bunch of other ways that don’t work’.

So if you failed, change your methodology.

Lesson #4: Don’t Scorn the Success of Others

A lot of people scorn the success of others that seems just beyond their reach.

That’s the big lesson from this fabel. It is not the grapes fault, it is our methodology.

So take a deep look at your life and try to figure out the things that you’ve been doing wrong and correct them. Don’t ever blame the ‘grapes’ but try to make changes in yourself and then success will come.

The best thing we can do in this life is to make the best of ourselves!

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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Mining The Power Within

Do you want a more meaningful exciting life? Do you want to be your best self? Do you want to have great relationships?

Too often and too many don’t know how to take the first step toward their goals. Righteous, powerful and meaningful goals.

So whether you are struggling in relationships, you are sick of being overweight, you are battling depression, you hate your job or you just want to have a meaning and purpose in your life, then the principles I teach on GregDenning.com will help you transform your life and begin achieving your dreams today!


Confidence jumpMany of our failures in life are because of a lack of resourcefulness
not resources, as we sometimes erroneously assume.

If we are to accomplish the noble things that lie within our reach, we must dig deep within ourselves to draw out the God-given resources buried there.

You have the power within you to achieve great heights. Mine within to bring them out!

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare

“It is wrong to think that misfortune comeS from the east or from the west; they originate within one’s own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.” Buddha

“Everyone is the architect of his own fortune.” Mathurin Regnier

“Men at some times are the masters of their fates.” William Shakespeare

“To be thrown upon one’s own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune: for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.” Benjamin Franklin

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Russel Conwell

Many years ago Russell Conwell gave a fantastic talk that spread around the US and made a huge difference. It was entitledAcres of Diamonds and tells the great story of Ali Hafid who sold his farm and went about the world looking for diamonds when in fact dimathe farm his sold was literally acres of diamonds.

Today, I want to talk about the acres of diamonds within. Jesus said:

“The kingdom of god is within you”.

And that, my friends, is where most of the digging needs to take place. Just a little bit of the light and the glory of god in our lives will  dwarf in the insignificance of Ali Hafid.  

God has given each of us talents, gifts, skills and abilities, thus we need to develop them and use them to do a lot of good.

You should dig within and make the most of yourself and then great opportunities will knock your door. Because when we pay a price, god moves in our favor. So it all depends on us!  

“When the student is ready, the teacher appears”

So begin today to start making that happen in your life and rising to those levels where you see yourself wanting to be. And then, and only then, the opportunities will make sense. Because when the moment arrives for you to perform, the time to prepare has passed.

Don’t waste another day!

Dig deep into your own soul!

Remember, we are children of our father in heaven and that we came from a part of him!

So start making the most of yourself each day and pay that price so that when the time  to perform comes you will be ready to take the opportunity.  

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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