Winning Attitude Formula Part 2

WinningDo you want to know how to revive a winning attitude? Always remember that you won your first race in life the day that you were conceived. Had a different one of those millions of wiggly guys won, the result would not have been you. So yes you are one in a million. Check out Part 1 of this victory story here 🙂.

Enthusiasm and persistence are two traits of all children in the world that cause them to succeed in all the stages of their development that we looked at in the previous post. Today let’s explore three more of these traits that if you rediscovered and applied would ensure that you win. Just like you did when you were a child.

  1. A Winning Attitude Requires An Adventurous Spirit

Watch any child. They are adventurous. There are no boundaries to achievement as far as they are concerned. What killed that for you? It was all the NOs that you heard when you were growing up. Admittedly some of the NOs were meant to protect you from your ignorance of danger. Because the adults in your life were too busy to communicate and reason with you why you were not to do certain things, they just said NO each time you asked or tried. The NO message is so embedded into your subconscious, coupled with the fear of the type of punishment that you got for disobeying that two letter word. So without thinking about it you place invisible boundaries for yourself as a safeguard without really considering whether or not there is real danger in new ventures and opportunities.

It is up to you to rekindle that spirit of adventure. No one is going to punish you for trying something new. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery and look at life as a daring adventure. Without crossing over Godly principles or deliberately hurting or exploiting people and nature, pursue your dreams with the passion of an adventurous spirit.

  1. Get Over It and Move On

It always fascinates me how little children bounce back out of adversity. They may fall and get hurt, cry for a few minutes from the pain but within minutes they get back up. There are no pity parties for kids. They quickly get over a setback and move on. Most adults on the other hand will wallow over adversity to a point where it poisons their attitude about all of life. They will hold on to grudges and moan over misfortunes until it paralyses them into inaction. As a result they get stuck.

Are you like that as well? Are you licking your wounds over some misfortune that befell you some time back? Are you basing all your decisions on how you perceive people to like you or hate you? Are you holding on to anger for some unfair treatment from someone? Get over it and move on. Sound harsh? Well, it is the only way by which you will be liberated from being stuck where you are.

Regain that innocence of childhood where the past has nothing to do with where you are going. Remove the gloom and doom attitude. Talk positively to yourself, create a new reality and make things happen. Have a winning attitude.

  1. Have Faith

Christ says the best faith is the faith of a child. To children, failure is not even a possibility. That is why they will go for everything that they see others doing. Their winning attitude is: if they are walking so can I. If they are singing so can I. If they are running so can I. Adopt that faith as well. What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Do that!

Assume success in everything that you set out to do and step out with confidence to pursue your goals. Nothing that you ever do will have an assured outcome, so if you wait for one, you will never start anything. Only believe that God is on your side and pursue the dream that He has planted in you. It sounds naive and simple but that is the only way to make a change in your life and in the world.

You are destined to succeed. A winning attitude will make sure that you enjoy happiness, health and wealth today and pass it on to those around you and to the next generation. That is called living a legacy as opposed to just getting by.

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God’s Voice – Create an Awareness For It

Sharpen the ears of your heart and mind to hear God’s voice.

God SpeaksAs I was wrestling with what it was that made some of my plans for 2015 to not come together, I was also struggling with how to move forward and plan for 2016. It was the realization that I had marginalized God in what I was doing that helped me to come back full circle and review how I was relating to God about my life. Only then was God’s voice clear and audible to me.

It took a conscious and intentional decision to want to hear God’s voice that the formula for doing so came together for me. You might be asking yourself if it can really be that easy and fast to learn to hear God’s voice. I believe the details and duration will vary among individuals but the principles remain the same.

Start With Reflection and Confession

The most tangible things in your life are the state in which the different areas of your life are at the moment. Go to a quiet place and just talk to God as you would to a friend about where you were aspiring to be in that area of life and how you feel about where you are. Then be quiet and listen to what God will say to you about the issue.

Do not expect a voice to boom from the clouds about it! As you quietly sit there just meditating, thoughts will come into your head. Remember the experience of Elijah on the mount after fleeing form Jezebel? God’s message was in the still, small voice 1 Kings 19 v 11-13. Write down your thoughts under each area that you are praying about. Make your prayer life vibrant and alive by writing down your request and then capturing your thoughts as you ponder upon the subject.

Fix Your Eyes On Christ

Hebrews 12:1,2 sets the tone for setting our eyes on Jesus as we meditate about the critical areas of our lives. Beyond just what we do, God is interested in the intentions of why we aspire for those dreams. Fixing your eyes upon Jesus removes all ungodly intentions from your mind as you think. Focusing on Christ will place you at the right place to be able to hear only the voice of God speak to you as opposed to your own selfish desires or suggestions from other people as to what is good for you.

Be Aware of Those Spontaneous Thoughts

Do not be surprised when you receive new revelation. One of the things that I noticed happen to me during those times of meditation were other ideas/truths that were not necessarily driving my primary objective coming into my mind as a thought. All this testified to me of the fact that I may start a prayer session with my agenda in mind but as I open myself to hear God’s voice, He introduces His agenda as well. Read 1 Kings 19 v 14, 18. If my objective is to know God’s will and to do it then I should not have any problems with God doing this. For example some of the messages that came through were names of people to pray for, a raised awareness of a particular individual or organization who should be on my ‘help’ list etc.

Get Scriptural Confirmation

Write the messages you are receiving from God in child-like faith. You can then use search terms on your mobile Bible or the concordance of your hard copy bible to look up scriptures related to the particular aspect. Messages coming from God will not contradict Scripture or God’s principles. If you have a Spiritual mentor from your church, share with them and ask them to intercede for you regarding any controversial matters that may arise.

Like I said, this has been a new experience for me and it is helping my prayer life to be true communication with God. Whereas previously I used to just close my eyes and tell God, now I give myself time for Him to talk to me. Hard as it still is, I am learning to let Him speak more than I do in my prayers.

Let’s Grow Together

I hope this has been helpful to you in giving you insight as to how to make your prayers more of an active communication in which you truly hear God’s voice. This is a very deep subject and I do not claim to be an expert in it but as I learn more from reading and my own experiences, we will keep delving deeper as the year progresses.

I wish you a blessed 2016. Sharpen the ears of your heart and mind to hear God’s voice Jeremiah 29 v 12,13.

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Nomusa Mhlanga 315-copy-412x540-320x420-150x150Nomusa is a devoted mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful God praising network marketing business owner.

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