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Quantum Success Will of Fortune

August 23, 2013

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Quantum Success Will of Fortune acknowledges our innate hard wiring to perpetuate what we believe and know  to be true in our individual realities.   What we believe is may as well be because we will tend to act as if it were true.  We will even produce outcomes, recollect experiences and interpret our present experiences to validate what we believe.  It is difficult for some people to shift to new situations.  The belief that things are as they are have so much evidence that it is difficult to consider that there may be other possibilities than those cemented in the belief.

Quantum Success represents starting point for implementing positive change as it is our connection with our spiritual selves, with God and the universe.  Knowing this part impels us to engender positive attitudes, thoughts, beliefs and values.  With a solid foundation of self perception, our actions follow suit, leading to a series of positive outcomes.  We are able to see the silver lining in the cloud; we can create lemonade from the lemons of life’s experiences [and channel positive perspectives about our outcomes to our memory].

Quantum Success (qs) is the center of the Will-of-Fortune.  It is the core of life and living.  Imagination stimulates and facilitates.  Imagination creates.  The essence of individual reality is fostered by imagination.   It can be used to create or to destroy.

When we realize our oneness, we feel in harmony with the rhythm of life.  The path to Quantum Success is a personal journey.  At times, we are inspired by a loving touch or a sincere compliment. 

The path is also filled with challenges.  Recognizing the unlimited capacity that exists within us unleashes powerful resources.  We generate and interpret messages or themes within ourselves.

Filter all that you feel, think, and say, in Faith, Hope, and LoveThoughts, feelings, and beliefs become words, deeds, and other manifestations. From: IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES

– 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

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

August 10, 2013

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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

Loved Not Alone

April 14, 2013

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

March 3, 2013

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

February 17, 2013

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

February 16, 2013

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.

Access Higher Education FREE and Get Free Tutoring

December 30, 2012

More possibilities exist FREE if when you are ready to capitalize on them.  Between free courses on sites like Coursera and free tutoring on sites like Khan Academy you can really improve your ability to LEARN.  See Khan Academy explained by the founder.

  So all you really need to do now is schedule your learning time like you have a fixed schedule.  Don’t worry you can adjust it as needed.  The benefit in scheduling is that you must then make a conscious decision to switch the time encouraging rescheduling over cancelling.

Go for it.  You can even host a class at your home or in a library room and work together.  Have fun with it.  Start a Learning Club.  To get actual college credit, after completion, some institutions will consider the certificate given upon successful completion as validation.  Other courses may provide the knowledge so you can take the CLEP test.  College Examination Program offered by the College Board, the same organization that provides the SAT (Standard Aptitude Test)

So what are you waiting for?  Just have fun with it and start now.  You can transform your life by continuing to learn.  The possibilities are endless.

– 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.

Clarify Your Purpose

December 29, 2012

We each make a difference, through our presence and our absence, through our actions and through our inaction.  By clarifying our purpose it becomes clear how our existence contributes to the betterment of life, When we clarify our goals our priorities are made clear. Inspired meaning infuses our lives.  Breathe in new possibility.  Embrace Divine Purpose.  It will help you calm the waters or ride the waves.

Image  Consider the thoughts below from Chapter One of IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS, LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES – HOW TO SUCCEED IN TURBULENT TIMES.  For more and to order, click this link and use discount code D6BTQE42 at check out for 30% off.

  • You are the offspring of those who persevered through trepidation, trials and tribulations. Not only can you make it, it is your legacy.
  • Sometimes we have to “restart and reset.”
  • We have the power to define our experience; indeed, that is what we do.
  • Remember to embrace “Inspirational dissatisfaction.” Be grateful yet discontent enough to be inspired to make a difference.
  • Think you can or think you can’t. Either way, you are right.
  • “Cherish the moment… [Do] not waste precious life worrying.” – Mark Holland
  • Creative possibilities emerge as we interpret and respond to the same stuff with anticipation.

So find a quiet or inspired space and ask yourself, “What is most important to me?  How can I make a difference while loving life?  How can I use my divine gifts?  Write your answers.  Get input and reserve your right to filter and assess.  Choose, act, adjust and enjoy.  You have already begun.  Thank you for BEING the difference you want to see in the 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.

Knocked on Course

December 26, 2012

Sometimes in the midst of a mighty effort we may find ourselves derailed.  The wind knocked out of us, disappointed and disillusioned, disgusted with ourselves or/and our situation, we become disoriented.  Okay, this is undesirable to most of us, extremely uncomfortable at the very least.

Consider another possibility.  Consider the possibility that the very thing that is hindering you is also assisting you in building your strength, your resolve and your insight.  It can provide motivation.  Further, the challenge may clarify for you how much or how little you want it.  Things that come too easily sometimes tend to be valued less.  It comes so fast sometimes we think it can come again just as quickly and then, we squander it.  cherish the “easy comes” else they become “Easy go.”

Here is a third possibility, one that may really make you say “Hmmmm.”  What if  you are not being knocked off course but being knocked on course?  Ever hear someone say, “In retrospect, losing that job was the best thing that could have happened to me”,  or, After I let go,  my whole life turned around.”  Check out what Tyler Perry has to say."Sometimes your meant to be hidden." “Sometimes your meant to be hidden.”[/caption]

Maybe being unemployed will lead you to starting your own business or going back to school.  Maybe, just maybe, there is something more for you than what you lost.  You may have heard the saying, “some people are with you for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.   We don’t know which it is, we can only make the most of it.

Sometimes you have to be knocked on course to get it right.  Sometimes we are held back only to find a better path.  Tyler Perry, producer, director and philanthropist says that because doors were closed,  it forced him to create his own access way, to own his own path.  Think about this in your life and recognize your opportunity.  Set your goals to live in Divine Purpose.

 

– 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.

Resources… Multi-layered Resources – Reposted and Updated for 2013

June 15, 2012

Just as it is important to have resources, it is important to be RESOURCEFUL!  Look at what you already have and consider the many uses you have yet to explore.  Have fun with the unlimited possibilities and pass on what you can to those you care about.

Resources… Resources are all around us  and deep within us.  Even resources we use can be reborn in to other uses.  Whether it be Youtube, a book, a reflection or introspection, or a blog, our even an online community, our focus and intention can conjure up new purpose and therefore new utility.

YouTube is great for music AND there are applications for “How to” do just about anything.  Want to create a business plan but don’t want to start by reading a book?  Visit You Tube and see what feels right for you.  One idea may be just what you need.  Need to fix a toilet?  Type toilet repair in the search box at You Tube and see your choices or type in the word “Success” along with one someone who motivates you and see what happens.  Or if someone motivates you type in their name.  I typed in “Les Brown” and among other videos, this came up.  Then there were other videos (Jack Canfield and more) that I found to be quite useful.  Surf for what feeds you.

Books are great for learning AND for entertainment.  They are great for research and learning perspectives.  History, business development,  fiction, short stories and poems.  Wake up to the possibilities.  Go to the library and bring the library to you too.  Lifetimes of information are at your fingertips.  amazon.com offers FREE excerpts and FREE Kindle software so you can access ebooks from your computer, phone or tablet.

Online Search – “Google it”  has become synonymous to the online search engine but there are MANY.  There have been specialty search engines for years.  See this link from 10 years ago click here.  Don’t worry, it provides  updated links as well.  Online searches can open up unlimited possibilities.   Always engage critical thinking.  Reserve judgement and draw your own conclusions.  We are barely scratching the surface… Remember Microsoft‘s catch phrase “Where do you want to go today.”

Online Communities and Blogs – Everywhere you go (online), there they are!  Blogs are extremely wide and varied.  Anyone can have one and include just about anything.  As mentioned earlier, engage your mind, be conscious of your choices.  There are few guarantees in life.  Certainly there can be less online.  Blogs can entertain, educate, promote, do all of the above and more.  You can learn about business.  You can join online communities that support and explore business and or provide support for weight loss.  The possibilities are endless.  Want to develop yourself?  Consider the online community of Stephen Covey.  The links above are examples.  I have found them useful.  In fact I am the author to some.  Please make use of the information age.  Only you can choose what you can use.  Reserve judgment based on what you think is best for you.   I take responsibility for my self and my choices only, and you should reserve that privilege as well. You have seen disclaimers “No warranties.”   In truth all we have is our own mind.  Keep it active.  Keep it growing and enjoy this magnificent information age.

– 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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