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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

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


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

Help Paddle Someone Else’s Boat

October 26, 2012


What a splendid concept this is.  Take your eyes off you and focus on making someone else’s day, goal, dream come alive.  Helping others solve their problems allows them to experience empowerment while also experiencing connection, community, and comfort.

Something happens to you, too.  Your problems are no longer a focal point, freeing your creative juices from the paralysis of fear and worry.  Your hopes and dreams begin to gestate since you are not anxiously and prematurely pulling up the desired end to inspect the roots.  Without a doubt, working toward the benefit of others serves the server as well.

On still another level, you are experiencing the joy that comes with making the world a better place.  You have helped someone live well.  Remember how it feels to see the joy on someone’s face, knowing that you put it there?  Think back and re-experience it.  Great feeling, isn’t it?  You can visit that memory and sit there long enough to put a BIG smile on your own face AND you can do it again for someone else.  Mahatma Gandhi said,“Be the Change you want to see in the world.”

Do what you can, when you can, for who you can, while you can.  When you want to see a difference, simply be the difference. 

Hope for Tomorrow

May 6, 2011

Ever notice how things sometimes get harder as you approach completion of a worthy endeavor?  Sometimes when we feel overwhelmed, all that stands between us and utter breakdown are our attitudes and  our hope for tomorrow.  My daughter Chelsea put it eloquently, ”

“Fighting while smiling, even though I feel there is nothing left to give.. Though the thunderstorm hurls winds, lightening and rain, I know a rainbow awaits.. somewhere, sometime.”
Michael Thomas, Program Manager, University of Michigan, Dearborn, whose interview was chronicled in  my book, IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES – HOW TO SUCCEED IN TURBULENT TIMES,  said, “Faith, education and hope  will help us weather any storms.”  It may feel like you are faced with more than you can manage but hang in there.  You will get through it.”  Keep the faith… For “Joy cometh in the morning.”

Choose Then Move

March 3, 2011

Below are thoughts from If YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVESHow to Succeed in Turbulent Times

“Who we desire to be and what we desire to accomplish is a choice that we had better make for ourselves because there are many people out there who would do it for us, on their terms.“   

How to Succeed in Turbulent Times

Choose to move to your vision

Anything that moves you forward is moving you forward.  You have the vision; you make the decision.”

Clif McKnight

“Reserve your right to choose.   It is a human inheritance that deserves embrace in a deliberate way.   We are responsible, ‘response able’ when we consciously choose.” 

Succeeding Together

November 16, 2010

“To team up with people who have expertise in areas you do not gives you immediate access to wisdom, knowledge, experience and even power beyond your present scope.  If you understand and appreciate others you will find people looking for ways to help you.  Operate in a spirit of reciprocity and people will flock to your door to be of assistance.”

Excerpt from IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES – How to Succeed in Turbulent Times

The Success Wave in Human Nature

October 17, 2010

Enjoy and ponder on the “Sayings” and “Thoughts” at the end of Chapter 2, The Success Wave in Human Nature from my new release.


“Dost thou love life?  Then do not squander time for time is the stuff life is made of. “ – Benjamin Franklin

“Hindsight may be twenty-twenty vision but Insight is golden. “                                -Clifton McKnight

“Thought is the blossom, language the bud, action the fruit behind it.”                                    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Opportunities are sometimes challenges cleverly disguised as problems.” or “Problems are just opportunities in work clothes.”                                               – Les Brown ?


If you find yourself down in the gutter, as you rise, consider how you got there. That way you don’t have to repeat yourself.

The life we perpetuate is the life we recreate!

Mental begets physical.  Persistent or intense thought lead to action and manifestation.

From IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES -How to Succeed in Turbulent Times

Think Good Thoughts Then Connect

September 24, 2010

Think Good Thoughts Then Connect

I endeavor to treat my mind and spirit daily with a little prayer, meditation and affirmation, then I get to work.  I was busily focused at my desk at work and a wonderful thing happened!  I received a knock on the door.  At times when we are trying to finish a task we can be off center when something interrupts that flow .  I am so glad that I followed my morning ritual today because that did not occur and I was poised to receive a magnificent energy from the passer by.

His name is Chuck Croner.  He is a recent retiree who reminded me through his conversation and spirit that angels still walk the earth in human form.  As he shared and asked questions of me my heart and spirit were filled with the joy of this awareness.

Please, pause, focus on all that is good with you and the world, then drink deeply from the positive spirits around you.  The wonderful thing is, if you take the time to treat your spirit prior to quenching your thirst, you will provide a refreshing elixir for others as well.  We are then energized to continue making a difference where the world is not yet right.  Enjoy today and help make someone else’s day.

Spread your Net

September 16, 2010

In the 21st century there is very little that is not within our reach.  You will want to “Look within before you begin.”  Spread your net to include causes you care about that are bigger than you and your personal needs.  Through service we are rewarded. Here are a few thoughts to move you forward.

Illustration by Chelsea McKnight

Look within before you begin. (Illustration by Chelsea McKnight)

1. Be still and listen for inner messages (direction, faith & confidence).

2. Observe the success of others for affirmation and instruction.

3. Help others reach their goals (Great “Karma” & great on the job training) .

4. Customize your approach to meet your needs and circumstances.

5. Make a plan (Write it down.  Create a blueprint).  Include resources (web etc).

6. Act NOW, gauge and adjust.

7. Repeat and tweak as needed.

More useful tips and resources may be found at and in IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES – How to Succeed in Turbulent Times. Be sure to use  discount code from new release page

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