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How Will You Measure Your Life? What Great Cause Are You Living For?

Each of us wants to live an extraordinary life, but how do you measure your success? Money, things, titles, degrees, relationships, happiness?
How will you measure your life? How will you know if you followed the right path for you?
How will you feel when you look back on your whole life from your death bed?
How will you know if you lived well, on purpose and meaningfully?
You and I have got to ask the right questions and find the right answers. This video will help you do that.

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To start with, if you are not actively involved in a colloquium, please get in one. For those of you who may not know what that is, it is where you read great books together and then get together and discuss great ideas. You might be saying now -isn’t that like a book club!- well, yes kind of but it’s got much higher standards and higher objectives. I run colloquium for both youths and adults and you can find that on WorldScoolAcademy.com

snipAnd that leads us to what I want to talk about today. I read an incredible line from the great book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and I want to share it with you. Which reads:

‘It is of no importance what you put in the other scale.’

This line just struck me!  Our lives are going to be measured and balanced on the scale. And for some things, it doesn’t matter what you put on the other scale. For example, someone said:

“No other success can compensate for failure in the home”

I believe that education is like that. It doesn’t matter what you put on the other scale. If you fail in getting a phenomenal education, nothing else on the other scale will do any good.

Douglass said:

“We can’t judge the validity of slavery by how much sugar is being produced.”

I want you to read the following questions and give yourself some time to answer and consider them.  We all have to take a minute, look at ourselves and say:

  • How do you major your life?

  • What are we doing with our lives?

  • What great cause am I living for?

  • What great principals am I fighting for?

  • What are the great questions you use to major your life?

  • Are you making a difference?

  • Are you living deliberately?

  • Are you alive or just merely existing?

 

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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How to Improve Your Life, and Make Your Days Go Better

How you live each day, is in the end, how you live your life! With that sobering truth in our minds, we want and need to live each day greatly. And you can! There are simple, proven strategies that you can practice every day to live your life greatly.  Find out how to improve your life in this short blog post.

Don’t Let Your Negative Thoughts Control You

Denning Family in TulumWe are living here in beautiful Costa Rica around the southern coast and I am learning how to surf and I just love it. We’re having a great time.

This last week we went out surfing several times, with tons of  paddling into the surf. I got sunburns, I was tired and stayed up late reading a phenomenal book. So what happened is that the next morning at 4:00 AM my alarm goes off and I felt like death! I had stayed up late, I was sunburned, and my muscles were sore. And I noticed what happened, and maybe this happens to you as well. My thoughts started going negative! What are you going to do? The alarm goes off,  and you have the opportunity to get up, get going and make your day awesome OR you can hit the snooze button. Or maybe your thoughts start turning to the negative and all of a sudden you’re throwing yourself a pity party before you’ve even made it out of bed!

How to Make Your Days Go Better

So I want to talk today about how to make your days go better. Most people go through life in turmoil, and stress and frustration. A lot of people are just hurting, their days suck and they go through life hoping that their day goes right, hoping that things work out, and  waiting for someone to come and make their day instead of making themselves!

Simple Key Points to Make Your Life Better

So I want to give you some key points to make your days go better:

#1 Start The Day Right 

Because how you start the day is how the day goes. Start with power thoughts. If you catch yourself with negative thoughts at the morning you can change that, you really can. Practice smiling! Write down some power thoughts; quotes and things that get you in the right frame of mind. Do not allow yourself to stay down and negative! Watch this other video I just made about the power of controlling your mind. The mind control that we learn from the excellent book: Unbroken. We have to control our minds. So first, make sure your mind is going in the right direction.

#2 Create Good Habits

Second, people are sabotaging their own days without even knowing it. From the very beginning, they are setting themselves for failure instead of success. So number two is to create some habits that will get your days going in the right direction. I would suggest working from a list, just before bed  quickly jot down some of the things that you want to do; your top priorities. And in the morning review those and  write some goals. And this can be quick!

I would also suggest an Hour of Power in the morning, where you’re reading and doing great things. Look for my other videos on that. I also have a great product called: (How to Totally Transform your Life Before Breakfast)

So set up these little habits that get you going in the right direction. Guard your thinking, control your mind, set up some habits that start your day right and it will get you into the right motion and in the right attitude of mind. Make sure you have a great posture, be excited and optimistic about your day and start making your days go right, instead of just hoping they’ll work out and trying to live by default.

So get up each day excited and alive, get going, make things happen and make sure you are controlling and making your days awesome!

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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How to Have More Energy and Supercharge Your Life

Most people live with low energy. In fact, many people suffer from chronic fatigue. Being tired makes life more difficult. But the great news is that you can get more energy every day. You can be AWAKE, ENERGIZE and ALIVE!

Do You Live a Life Full of Energy and Enthusiasm?

I live a life with a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm. There are some simple steps and  few things  you can do that  can help and push your energy.

How to have more energy is a question I get so often. Most people are just dragging through their days and suffer from chronic fatigue. When you have low energy that adds stress to your life, affects your attitude, affects your work, affects your study, your relationship and even affects intimacy! In other words, every part of your life is affected if you have low energy level.

You can Supercharge your life with a few simple steps!

#1 Decide to Live With Huge Energy

You have to decide to be an energetic person. You need just to put this in your mind and say ‘I live with high energy’ . This should be a real decision made by you. And this decision will affect the way you carry yourself and will correct your posture as well. It is so true that what we think about, we bring about! Thus, decide that you will be energetic!

#2 You Have Got to Eat Well

You got to eat well. The fuel  you are putting in your body affects every part of your body and how you live. Thus,   you got to fill your body with great fuel. If it is garbage fuel, if it is not enough, if it is too much, if it is dead fuel, then you are not going to get energy and excitement. That’s why I advise you to  try  natural food and eat it as much as you can.

#3 You Have to Exercise

Exercise! The best thing that you can do when you are tired is  exercise. I know that this may sound weird, but what happens is that you get your blood flowing, your heart pump in, endorphins going and you start feeling excited and feel better.

#4 Get Excited

Get excited about something like reading great books, learning new things and trying new things. Generally,  get excited about life!  Find something that excites you and just do it. For instance, I personally get excited about learning with my kids, I get excited about going out with my wife, I get excited about training my dog , I get excited about the new books I am reading, I get excited about trying new adventures and new food, I get excited about meeting new people  and I just get excited about being alive!

So try live while you are alive and don’t let life just pass you by! Instead, get excited, choose something that can light your fire and go after it, get a passion, get a hobby, find something that just lights your fire and do it!

So remember these four things, do them regularly, live with energy and excitement, and I promise that this, literally, will affect every area of your life!

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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Are You Truly Living Life, or Just Merely Existing? Here’s How to Tell

Life is far too short to be lame. Nor should it be a regretful experience. Life’s opportunities are far too great– you don’t have to settle for a hum-drum existence!

How I Moved From Nothing to Everything!

I live  an EXTRAORDINARY LIFE! But guess what? It wasn’t always like that!

I grew up in a broken home and I was out on my own in an early age! I was literally in the streets, living in a horrible environment, living around people doing terrible things and I was in  this humdrum existence! I was just trying to survive, wondering what I am going to eat, where I am going to sleep and sometimes wondering, ‘is this what life is like?’

 

But then I started  studying voraciously how to be successful and how to create a great life, I realized that nothing will get better until I do!

1185922_10151869812947412_1422219833_nI got to a point when my life started changing. The struggles, the challenges and the ugliness was out of my life. I married a  wonderful woman, I went to the university and had a great experience, I was in great health and things were going really well. But I found out that I had fallen into the pattern of social conditioning and doing the things that other expected me to do! So I came to this moment when I had to ask myself: “Are you really ALIVE or are you merely existing!”

And so I want to ask you some questions as well:

  • Are You Truly Alive?

  • Are you truly alive?

  • Are you living the life you were born to live?

  • Are you doing the things that you would love to do?

  • Are you merely existing?

Well, don’t start throwing excuses. Because other people in your same circumstances have done great things!

With my wife and our six children, we have traveled and lived over 12 countries and living right now in beautiful Costa Rica and we are, simply;  living the life that we love!

We are living a life that is fulfilling , a life that we have created and a life that has a purpose! Well, I am not encouraging you to live my exact life, but I want you to live your own life with your own rules!

I challenge you to create and write your own story. One that you will look back on without REGRETS! One that you confidently can say; throughout the whole time; YES I REALLY LIVED!

Are You Living in a Sense of Meaninglessness?

In Man’s Search for MeaningViktor Frankl– tells us that most people are living in a sense of MEANINGLESSNESS! He says, this is because they are not loving, serving and they are not actively engaged in something that really matters.

Life is not always about seeking pleasure and doing what you want! I am saying this because there are a lot who are traveling, entertaining themselves, doing what they want and just seeking pleasure without any concern about anyone else or about learning new things in life. 

Viktor Frankl– says about this:

“ You have to transcend self!”

Meaning, you have to overcome yourself, you have to pass yourself and start caring about others.

Get Out and Live a Meaningful Life

I challenge you to get out and live a MEANINGFUL LIFE and be really truly ALIVE! If you find yourself just doing the same thing over and over, if your major feeling is most of the time frustration or disappointment, then CHANGE! You are the author of your life and you can write your own story. If you want to do something great, go and do it! Don’t start giving excuses, don’t give the obstacles more power but instead, outgrow them and overcome them. Learn what you need to learn, do what you need to do and become who you need to become! Write your exciting story, be an inspiration for others, live in a manner that is so exciting and just LOVE YOUR LIFE!

REACH UPWARD!

Greg,

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How to Live Life to the Fullest.

Too many of you are like the living dead; missing out on all the potential happiness and greatness that is within your grasp. Snap out of it! Wake up and make it happen. Write your own story and live while your alive.

Are You Really Alive or Among the Living Dead!

“Most men die at 25 but aren’t buried until they’re 80!”

What a tragedy! Too many people are just existing, are just going through the motions and just spinning their wheels. But this should not be the case! We really need to be ALIVE!

Is every part of your life filled with excitement? Or are you feeling that your life is not going anywhere?

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 I know some elder couples who told me in tears that they wish they had lived when they had the chance. And wish they did a difference in the world when the opportunity was right before us!

DO NOT LET THIS BE YOUR STORY!

Decide today to WAKE UP and make a DIFFERENCE!

It takes action, attitude and consistency to climb the valley of death and start looking around and seeing what you have been missing and really enjoying the greatness that life has to offer.

You Should Have a Life List

I always get shocked when I meet people that don’t have a life list. A list of great things that need to be accomplished before death.

  • Where is the drive to live before you die?
  • Where is the desire to reach your potential?
  • Where is this burning inside to really make a difference?
  • Where is the passion to accomplish something great?
  • Where is that internal fire that lights you up to really go out and do something?
  • Where is your plan to really live?

Most of the people don’t have a list of books they want to read to make themselves better!

If you don’t have a list until this moment, then it is time to make one! Seriously! You need a list.

What Does It Mean to You to Be Really Alive?

I challenge you to rekindle the fire in you and bring it back. Start DREAMING and have a VISION. Don’t let anybody pull , tear or squelch you down! I challenge you to catch a vision of what means to you to really live and then start working on your vision. And you know what! This is going to acquire some improvements. I invite you to get excited about this quest of excellence to get better.

You may not be knowing that experiences that make you uncomfortable cause you to stretch, to reach out and to grow. Because nothing gets better until you DO!

Write your own ticket! Create your own life! Get excited and start getting this drive and passion to reach those heights. Look up way beyond your current view to what you can become!

What can you do with this life?

Get this mentality and mindset:

  • What can I accomplish?

  • What can I achieve?

  • Who can I become?

Remember, you are too great to play small! Your greatness is in you but it is going to acquire great effort to bring it out. Get up and get going and make yourself the very best you can be!

Don’t be like those people who have no goals, no ambitions, and no drives. Instead, work hard on yourself than you do on anything else and guess what! It will affect everything else positively! I promise!

People without a vision, a passion or a drive have no future!

We Live in the Greatest Time of the Whole History! So Make Sure You Get Your Advantage of It

I think we live in the greatest time of the history of this earth! Never before has it been so easy to reach for awesomeness! Greatness is right there within your reach! Never before have had access to so much great information and knowledge. Never before have we had the opportunity to share our message around the world with a click of a button! So don’t allow to be squelched in a time of greatness! Don’t just walk among the living dead! WAKE UP and live a legacy. Get to that point where you live on such a high level.

LIVE WHILE YOU ARE ALIVE!

Here’s What Should Be On Your List

  • What do you want to see?

  • What do you want to experience?

  • What do you want to achieve?

  • What acknowledge do you want to acquire?

  • Who do you want to become?

  • What skills and abilities do you want?

  • How do you want to shape your personality?

Put together that list and start making it happen today!

Don’t go through your life making decisions based on other people’s thoughts!

Don’t get to the end of your life and look back with a whole bunch of “WHY DIDN’T EYES!!!”

Decide today to be really ALIVE!

Go out today and be ALIVE!

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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No Matter Your Circumstances, Life is What YOU Make It!

No matter your past, no matter your obstacles, no matter your circumstances, you have the power to create a life you love! Life is what YOU make it! Let me help you design and create a meaningful and fulfilling life that you will look back on with joy and gratitude. Here’s a video that may literally change your life forever. 

How I End Up With an Amazing Life!

I want to clearly establish one thing. Whatever you passed, whatever your circumstances and whatever your obstacles you can create an AMAZING LIFE! If you are not truly really happy, something has got to change.

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Greg Denning I am Greg Denning. I am an officer speaker, an entrepreneur, a mentor and a life coach. I live an AMAZING LIFE, though I grew up in a broken home! I was all on my own in an early age and life was really tough for me. I went through some really hard times. And I do remember the frustration of knowing that life could be so much better, but not knowing what to do!!

And we will jump forward today, now, I live a FANTASTIC LIFE I have a beautiful wife, we have six wonderful kids and I have so many good relationships.  And together we travel the world. Yes! We travel the WORLD! Our LIFE is truly AMAZING!

I want to assure you, that you can build a fantastic life! Because, if I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT TOO! If I can go from where I was into where I am now, then SO CAN YOU!!

Life Was Meant to be Fantastic. Here’s How!

Life was meant to be absolutely  fantastic! And there are steps that you can do in order to make that fabulous life.

So here’s what I want you to do:

Put in your name and email below, and I’ll send you great information right away. I’ll send you steps and strategies that are proven and that will certainly bring you results and lasting change to help you create the life that you were born to live.

Wherever you are in your journey right now, I want to help you to take your life to the highest level.

I will certainly help you:

  • To live on purpose,
  • To reach your full potential,
  • And to rock it at peak performance.

You have the POWER to LIVE life on your TERMS!

You DON’T have to settle for a HUMDRUM existence!

You can DESIGN and CREATE an AMAZING life!

AWESOME is always an option! So let’s take this journey together and let’s start today to build the LIFE of your DREAMS!

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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Where Do I Begin? How To Live The Life You Love

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to live a live they love.

In fact, one of the most frequent questions we receive is, “Where do I start?  How do I create a life I love?”

How to live the life you love?  That is the question of questions!

Listen to this audio session to learn how to successfully begin that wonderful process of designing and creating the life you love!

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“I am having a difficult time figuring out the direction in my life. I don’t want the 9 to 5 or the many years of college.. I want to do something I truly enjoy. Like you. But I don’t know where to begin. How did you break the chain?”

Let’s be completely honest, Thoreau was right.  “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to their graves with their song still in them.”

 Whatever you do, don’t let that statement describe your life!

Who would honestly want to spend years in quiet desperation, with an occasional burst of happiness and excitement?  Not me.

I’d rather share the music that is inside my soul and spend my ENTIRE life living according to my highest priorities, and doing work that matters and that I enjoy.

The majority of people don’t love their lives, they just accept them.  Most people admit that they don’t really love their jobs, they just get up every day and go to their job because they have to…. for 40 years.

 People dream about being happier, being more fulfilled, being great… but rarely do they make it a reality.

 

Life Doesn’t Have to Be Like That!

You can do work that you love.  You can live an extraordinary life, filled with enthusiasm, fulfillment and peace.

Be advised: it will take work.  You will have to bust your tail to make it happen.  You will have to become a life-long learner, devouring the best books and information available.  You will have to join the quest for excellence and give your very best.  You will have to make sacrifices and pay a price.  And yes, it will be worth it.

There will probably be times when you are broke, when you have to take odd jobs to cover your bills.  There may be things you have to go without while you are creating your ideal family lifestyle.

But if you truly long to live a life that most people can’t, you must be willing to pay the price that most people won’t.

Let me clarify before you begin to think that I am suggesting that you sacrifice your family, your faith and your fitness on the altar of the almighty dollar.  I am NOT suggesting that at all.  Many have done that, to their deepest remorse and regret.  Laying the most important things aside in order to make fortunes is most certainly not what I am talking about.  Those stories almost always end in tragedy, like Larry H Miller.  Read his autobiography, Driven.

No, the price tag that I am talking about–the one I have paid in my own life, and the one I’ve seen many other people pay to design and create fantastic lives–does not sacrifice the most important things in life in exchange for money and honors.  No, it does the opposite.  It requires the protection of those most precious things and the sacrifice of the unessential.

You have to sacrifice social conditioning and conventional thinking.  You have to be willing to dance to the beat of music within you.  You have to handle the ridicule and the scorn.  You have to believe in your dream when few others will.  You have to fall on your face, probably more than once, and then deal with the “I told you so” that follows.

You have to throw away your television,  take a solemn vow to not listen to the radio anymore and instead turn it into an audio university, only listening to the best audio books and programs available.  You have buy great books first, and then buy groceries.

You will want to sell all your crap, because you will come to understand the burden of possession, realizing that everything you own takes up thought, time, energy, effort, space or money.  You’ll want to become a prioritized minimalist, only purchasing and owning the things that will add real value to your life.  The rest of it goes.

You have to commit to using all your time very wisely and stop wasting it on anyone or anything that isn’t on the path to greatness.  You have to learn to say NO.  No to the people and practices that suck time out of your life.  No to killing time idly surfing the internet, texting endlessly and updating your social media feeds.  You will likely have to end some friendships, because who you associate with does influence the outcome of your life.

While others sleep, you will study.  While others eat, you will practice.  While others are out seeking entertainment and stress relief from a life they don’t love, you will be working vigorously to build a life you love.

You’ll get your body out of bed early in morning to study and exercise; really early because you still want to spend quality time with God and with your spouse and children.

There are only so many minutes in a 24 hour day.  If one priority gets added, another one naturally gets removed.  That’s the law of time.  Where most people go wrong is by removing the wrong things.  They stop exercising and start eating fast food, and they pay for later in life.  They neglect their relationship with God and feel the void that leaves behind.  And they spend more time with bosses and coworkers than they do with their family.  They make time for ‘happy hour’ at the local bar and of course for their favorite TV series or sports games–they’ll never miss those.

Don’t do it.  Keep first things first.  Sacrifice the fluff first!

 So Where Do You Start?

We just covered the basic life philosophy that will be a measuring device for your decisions and actions.  Now you need to get the vision.  You cannot hit a target that you cannot see.

What does your ideal family lifestyle look like?  What are you doing to really live, not merely exist? You have to see it and feel it.  The greatest sculptors can see what they are carving out of the raw stone.  Become the sculptor of your life.

  • What are you relationships like?  Do you love like you should?
  • What do you do with your time?  How you spend your days is how you spend your life.
  • What kind of shape are you in?  No matter what else you have in life, you cannot enjoy it if you do not have great health.

What kind of work do you do?  Is it meaningful?  Does it matter? Do you get up everyday excited to do it?  Is it fulfilling to you?  Is it utilizing your God-given talents and gifts?

What are your gifts and talents?  What are you passionate about?  In what field would you love to be GREAT?  What service, knowledge or advice do people come to you for?  What do you love to do so much that you could do it all the time?  What is it that just lights your fire when you’re doing it?  For me it is speaking and teaching; helping others in their quest for excellence.  That just lights me up.  I love it!  I truly feel like that is my mission; it is the song I was born to sing.  What is yours?

You have to clearly answer each of those questions in writing.  Spend some time in thought and prayer.  Think about it.  Pray about it.  Ask God to guide your life.  I believe He has a specific plan for each of us.

Write it all down in detail so that you have absolute clarity about your vision.

Each of those questions and elements are critically important.  I’m creating a 5 week training program around them entitled, The Five Fundamental Factors For a Fantastic Life.

The five factors are: Fitness, Family, Future(education and skills), Funding, and Fun.  Each week we dive deep into the why and the how of each one.  I just can’t emphasize enough how important each of those are.  Make sure you are excelling in every one of them.

The Next Step is That You Have to Want It Enough to Get It.

You remember the story when the young man went to see Socrates and said he wanted wisdom.  Socrates took him out into the ocean.  Then he grabbed the young man and held his head under the water, long enough for him to really struggle.  When he finally let him up, the young man came out gasping for air.  Socrates asked him what he wanted more than anything else.  He wanted to breathe!!!  He wasn’t under the water wondering if he’d gotten any emails or texts.  He wasn’t thinking about updating his twitter feed about his meeting with Socrates.  He wasn’t thinking about the party this weekend.  He wanted to breathe!!!  The wise leader taught him that when he wanted wisdom as desperately and as intensely as he wanted to breathe, then he would have it.

The same holds true for me and for you.  When we want our vision so intensely that we are no longer distracted by trivialities, that we no longer use the lame excuse that ‘life gets in the way’, that we no longer blame others, or our past, or our circumstances, then we will pay the price and achieve what we desire.

And don’t be surprised when you knock on the door of opportunity and Work answers the door.  Opportunity is always dressed in work clothes.  She has her boots on and she’s ready get it done.

Get that level of desire.  Get it until it burns in your bones.  Get it until you eat, drink and sleep it.  Let that vision permeate every cell of your body.  Then get to work.

Write Out a Clear Plan of Action.

In your mind, jump ahead 5 years and see your life.  Then work backwards from that point and identify each of the mile posts along the way.  What will you have to accomplish to have reached each one?  Be very clear and very specific.  Continue working backward until you reach today.  What will you do today to start moving toward your goals?

Make sure your plan has prioritized, actionable steps that you can work on everyday.  Now work on something each day.

One of the biggest inhibitors to success is that people don’t work one their goals each day.  They think about it, they talk about it, they plan on it, but they don’t actually do it.  So weeks pass, then months, then years pass and they have that sad realization that they could have achieved their dreams if they had just worked towards it each day.

So you could break down your plan something like this: 3 five-year goals,  3 one-year goals, 3 monthly goals and 3 specific goals for today.  Breaking it down like that keeps it simplified and forces you to prioritize.

For example, today’s goals could be to choose a business name, sign up for web hosting and buy a domain name.  This month’s goals could be to have a logo designed, have the website designed, and write all the needed content.

Visualize, prioritize, plan and do.

Life is what you make it.  Make it AWESOME.

Please share this with your friends and family who want and need to live a more meaningful life.  Let’s work together to help people be happier!

Please share you comments and questions below.  I look forward to hearing from you.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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Look Up And Live

Good morning,sun

good afternoon,

good night,

whatever it is, it’s GOOD!

There are so many things that have to be done. Laundry, dishes, cleaning, cooking.  Meetings, work, errands.  It never ends. That’s why it’s so easy to put your head down and just march onward.

But we have to stop ourselves and look up!

Make sure that during the routine of life you take time to look up and see all the wonderful things that life has to offer.

Take time out to create memories with family and friends, and love them.

Look up and see all the opportunities to make a difference and then do something.

Look up and behold the incredible creations of God, and thank Him for them.

(Recorded while living in the Caribbean a few years ago.)

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bikeI wanted to share some thoughts today. I absolutely love hiking, walking and spending time in the mountains and in God’s creations.  And if you’ve ever read anything that I write, you know that I love getting out and seeing God’s creations and enjoying getting away from men’s creations.

But I noticed something. While hiking in the trials, I used to keep my head down and speed up a little bit. But wait a minute,I haven’t seen anything! I have had my head down the whole time and I missed what I actually wanted to see! For me, I like to go to the mountains to see God’s creations, but if I get my head down, I miss out on a lot of experiences.

When I realized it finally and looked up, I saw an amazing surrounding! I got to stop and take this for granted.nat

For me, I love to keep my head up and look at things and appreciate them.

I can go out every morning and peacefully walk around and be inspired by the beauty that I see, hear and feel.

What a great lesson I learned that day ! To keep your head up.

How often do we get going in life and our heads are drop down and we just go to work?

By putting our heads down, we miss some of the beauty and the wonders of life. We have got to keep our heads up!

Someone said:

“Who is so cut up in getting it done, that they missed out on the joy of actually doing it.”

So, just stop, pick up your head, look up and live!

 Lift up your head and find the joy in the doing and not so much in the getting it done.

Find joy and gratitude all around you.

Look up and find joys and creations,

look  up in the sky, the rains, the clouds, the seasons and live,

get your head off the path,

and look up and live!

In everything you are doing, take that effort to raise your head, where you have a  better perspective, and live your life.

Open your eyes, lift up your head, look up and live! And life will be so much more enjoyable!

Ironically often, as we look up and live, we actually see things that help us get the job done faster, more effective and even better than we could have done it if we just kept our head down.

☛Look up and find that inspiration!

☛Look up and find those other paths!

☛Look up and enjoy the doing and not so much in the getting it done.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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9 Ideas That Change Your Life

Here are 9 ideas that change your life.

❶ “Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.”

❷ “People are always blaming their circumstances. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world get up and find the circumstances they want. And if they cannot find them, make them.” George Bernard Shaw

❸  Kill the rats in your cellar. (No, I’m not actually talking about a real cellar, silly.  Hint: It’s about your bad habits and attitudes that you try to keep hidden from others.  KILL THEM!)

❹  Forgive in order to be forgiven.

❺  1 Pet 5:5  “For God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace unto the humble.” Grace has been defined as “enabling power.” God resists the proud and gives power to the humble. I know which one I want to strive for.

❻  If you don’t sow, you can’t reap.

❼  Deliver the goods.

❽  Nothing gets better until you do.

❾  Everything gets better when you do.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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