Think you can or think you can’t – Either way, you are right

Posted August 10, 2013 by Clifton McKnight
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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if life was smooth-sailing all the way? But time to time all of us have to navigate life’s ups and downs.  Learning to focus on what you can do today, instead of wasting time fretting about things, can make a big difference to your life and to the lives of those around you.

For each of us “my world” signifies something different.  It could refer to your life experiences, your relationship with God, your family, friends and colleagues – all the people that your existence touches.  The closer you get to the core of your world, the deeper the focus and intensity to serve.

Dr. Mark Holland said “Life is so fragile, that it would be a mistake to worry about making everyone happy – even the people in what you call ‘my world’.  You have to learn to recognize and be a good steward of what makes ‘you’ happy.”  He continues “In order to manage ‘my world,’ with all its twists and turns, it is important to focus on ‘my joy’ and minimize if not eliminate the frets, burdens, and worries that others put on your shoulders.  For if you are not happy, how can you make others happy?”

Glean the gift of the moment, of priority and take responsibility for your own happiness. Choose your paradigm.  The paradigm we construct perpetually becomes a wheel of fortune or a wheel of misfortune, based on the direction of our will, until we make a change.

Regardless as to whether you think you can or can’t do something, either way, you are right.  We so often focus on what hasn’t worked and what does not work instead of what has worked.  What has occurred in your life that has been right, been good?  What have you done to benefit yourself or those you love?

As Dr. Holland states in our interview, ”Seek to know God, seek to know yourself.  Be true to that first.  If you let your vehicle fall apart because you are too busy transporting everyone else, sooner or later, nobody rides.”

– Clifton McKnight is an author, educator, counselor, personal coach and keynote speaker. Clifton author’s a resource for students on Blogger .  Follow him on FacebookTwitter and other (social) media. Visit his site at motivision.net

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Reboot –Change your mindset

Posted July 27, 2013 by Clifton McKnight
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When your life seems to be stuck and nothing seems to change inspite of your best efforts; when your life seems totally off track and you grow weary, it may be time to reboot. It may be time to restart or reset.

Take the time to look within yourself and find the catalyst for inner stimulation. One such catalyst is reaching out to others while reaching in to your highest, most accepting self. Focus on helping yourself or perhaps even better, helping someone else that is in the midst of adversity.

Turn negativity into an opportunity to restart with a new energy. There are solutions and possibilities in everything that occurs. When you are at minus ten look at minus nine, then eight and eventually you will reach plus ten.

Shift your mindset. Tell yourself that you can do it. You do not have to fear getting it wrong or wait indefinitely to get it right. Just let life flow. Sometimes we get too caught up trying to get things just right and wind up not getting it done or taking no action at all. You need to give it your heart and let your dreams take hold, they will blossom from the rich soil (soul) of your being.

 You do not need to sound a certain way or do things a certain way to get started. Just be your natural self and believe in yourself. Give whatever you do your heart. If you need to develop a skill or learn something to achieve your goals you just need to put your heart behind it and give it even a few minutes a day. Over time your single impassioned thought will create expertise in any area.

You can do it! Yes, you can.

– Clifton McKnight is an author, educator, counselor, personal coach and keynote speaker. Clifton author’s a resource for students on Blogger .  Follow him on FacebookTwitter and other (social) media. Visit his site at motivision.net

We Can Feel Better – Keep that Body Moving

Posted May 13, 2013 by Clifton McKnight
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I woke up this morning with the intention of exercising.  I was aching and unmotivated with “stuff” on my mind and I laid back down for a few.  I seemed to be getting nowhere so I got dressed anyway and then I went on line to see if I could find a reminder or two help me jumpstart my day.  The Mayo Clinic popped up in a search and so I pass this on to you.  The Mayo Clinic staff offer the following…0

Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity

No. 1: Exercise controls weight

No. 2: Exercise combats health conditions and diseases

No. 3: Exercise improves mood

No. 4: Exercise boosts energyclif working out at PF

No. 5: Exercise promotes better sleep

No. 6: Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life

No. 7: Exercise can be fun

Suggestions about getting started, types of exercises and much more are included on the site.  You might also like, “Fitness programs: 5 steps to getting started.  Are you thinking about starting a fitness program? Good for you! You’re only five steps away from a healthier lifestyle.”

For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/HQ01676… Me?  I’m going to take a walk and hit the gym.

 

– Clifton McKnight is an author, educator, counselor, personal coach and keynote speaker. Clifton author’s a resource for students on Blogger .  Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and other (social) media. Visit his site at motivision.net and hear him on blogtalkradio. For encouragement via video  subscribe on YouTube.

Loved Not Alone

Posted April 14, 2013 by Clifton McKnight
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Quiet as it is kept there are times in our lives when we feel alone, cold and lonely.  Even when surrounded by others, sometimes feel all by ourselves.  Go ahead and feel the emptiness but just for a moment.  Then celebratImagee that the feeling is based on an illusion because it can be used to remind us to extend a hand and feel the Love.

We are steeped in Divine Love.  Dwell on that.  Meditate and pray on the gifts that life has wrought. Appreciate that you have the privilege of time and space to feel deeply.  Sometimes we are too cold or overheated, in too much pain or completely defeated.

Wake up to the reality of Divine Love, and be Love in Action and watch the pain dissolve.  When you connect within and then reach out, you begin (again) to see what life’s all about.

Loneliness and pain  serve as a simple reminder that we are off track.  Open your eyes and open your heart.  You will see that you are disparately needed and  deeply loved.

Help someone and you will soon see, the energy and love that service set free.  Image

Act in the know that we are all connected, then step in the flow that Love has directed.

With every act of kindness, every helping hand, you spread Divine Love.  Your presence soon becomes as welcome as the warmth of the sun with a cool summer breeze.

Pay homage to what you have while you still have it.  And when you give, remember the principles of nature.  What we plant and nurture comes back multiplied.  Serve.  Love.  Love yourself too and you will be loved, through and through.

– Clifton McKnight is an author, educator, counselor, personal coach and keynote speaker. Clifton author’s a resource for students on Blogger .  Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and other (social) media. Visit his site at motivision.net

Set Your Priorities and Make the World Better

Posted March 3, 2013 by Clifton McKnight
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This may be the time to really set your priorities.  An article/post in the Harvard Business Review , encourages us to get in touch with our internal strength and focus on what is important, to us.  Yes, this is the time.  Let’s hone our efforts and begin by making our world better.  Soon others will catch the wave.  Motivation and inspiration are natural byproducts of vision and decision.

Embrace your gift and the world you will lift.  I prepared this catchy video for you to help you bring it all together. 

It references international personal and business development guru, Peter Thomson and a few thoughts that I think you will find most timely.  Are you ready?

– Clifton McKnight is an author, educator, counselor, personal coach and keynote speaker. Clifton author’s a resource for students on Blogger .  Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and other (social) media. Visit his site at motivision.net

You Choose the Life you Want -IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES

Posted February 17, 2013 by Clifton McKnight
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Sometimes persistent effort gives reign to magnificent possibility.  I enjoyed bringing this video together for you.  As you contemplate you next step and review your greatest resolution, remember that in your hands is gifted the great solution.  You Choose the Life you Want -IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES.  Pause, meditate and pray; watch things ultimately grow in a Divine way.  When times are tough, remind yourself that you have been through enough to get through this stuff.

– Clifton McKnight is an author, educator, counselor, personal coach and keynote speaker. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and other (social) media. Visit his site at  motivision.net.

Change Your World, Make a New Friend

Posted February 16, 2013 by Clifton McKnight
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Want some deep and fun at the same time?  Feaured from Oprah Winfrey’s “OWN”  network, check out Soul Pancake.  You deserve it. .  Sometimes all we have to do is be willing to relax and open up a bit.  Not so keen or this- or inspired by this? Maybe you can create your own experiment.  Go ahead, “Change your world.”

– Clifton McKnight is an author, educator, counselor, personal coach and keynote speaker. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and other (social) media. Visit his site at  motivision.net.


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