“Where thought prevails power may be found.” ~ The Law of Success
“Where thought prevails power may be found.” ~ The Law of Success
“The principal power in man is sufficient for all the requirements of his soul. No possible combination of circumstances can keep him down if he makes his personal attitude right and determines to rise.” ~ Wallace Wattles
You just gotta feel the power in this quote!!!! ; )
“See if you’ve been given something to do (in life) and you don’t do it, you see what your doing is short circuiting the flow of the universe.” ~ Les Brown
“Dreams are our personal gifts from God, our personal stars in the sky guiding us along our path through life.” ~ Rich Dad’s Conspiracy of the Rich
“Examine your own motivations against your highest value because they impact your perception, which then impact your behavior and results that follow.” ~ Stephen R Covey
There are very many wise stories that are explored in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Above all Stephen R Covey teaches principles. Principle centered paradigm are dealing with the roots.
There was this one story Stephen Covey told about his daughter. She was very young at the time like between the ages of 4 through 6.
He came home after a long day of work. A birthday party for his young daughter was taking place.
The little girl was forced into a corner holding all of her toys which were the gifts that were given to her for birthday.
She was holding on to the toys for dear life and did not wanting to share them.
Stephen R Covey wanting to diffuse the situation took charge and at first asked his daughter to gently share her toys.
Second time still gently asking the birthday girl to share her toys with all her friends mixed in with a bribe for some gum if she shared the toys.
The daughter was not having it, she snapped at her father and even stated that she did not want the gum and was not going to share.
3rd time is the charm right.
This time Stephen R Covey snatches the toys away form his small daughter and gives them to the other children to play with.
It’s a parents right to discipline their children by any cost?
However, here is what I love about Stephen R Covey.
He gave his personal motive about his hast action in that experience with his daughter. Then he talks about the shift on how he could have applied the principle centered paradigm of knowing one’s motives to ensure a healthier action and result.
There was a level of embarrassment that he felt for the perception of what people would think of him for not being able to have his daughter share her toys.
He realized that he may have gotten his daughter to share but it was at the cost of force and deduction from the relationship that he really wanted to build with his daughter.
Stephen R Covey realized that he could have defused the situation by maybe drawing the attention away from his daughter by showing the other children something they would be interested in playing with instead of the toys his daughter was clinging to.
If his daughter had the opportunity to enjoy her toys for just a moment then maybe she would have been willing to share them with ease.
When he reflected on the principle centered paradigm of motivation it was the shift of his personal ego being placed to the side.
Which gave him a different perspective, as we could say a maturity for a better future response.
I think this kind of honesty with your self can be a little uncomfortable at first.
The maturity to examine, to go deep with in to figure out the true why allows for an opportunity to learn about ourselves.
We of course have the option to accept it or even change it.
It is amazing what you discover about yourself.
The other day I had a sobering conversation with my personal development coach based on the principle centered paradigm of my motives regarding my relationship with my loved ones.
Specifically one relationship that seemed to have had a drastic shift.
I was endeavoring to learn about this situation. It was important to me to gain more information to make the best steps towards bring harmony back to this relationship.
Through this process some painful things came out.
Past actions that I took could not be undone by a simple conversation at the time for resolution.
The inner motivations of my heart were not geared towards that person but rather geared towards a fear that I thought I was avoiding.
Yet, it still occurred because I was not aware of the deep rooted motivation.
The good thing about the situation is that I am able to change my behavior with the person.
I have to allow things to come from a different motivation a motivation that is not rooted in fear.
Rather the motivation of cherishing that person and when opportunities arise to be willing to be apart of things that that person desires; instead of just pushing who I am onto that person.
I can even think about my interactions with my niece and nephews.
My youngest nephew is very persistent.
This little guy is smart and of course with little people especially around 4 years of age want their way.
We were in a bookstore and he kept asking for like everything he saw.
I would tell him not right now.
This little guy, persistent in all of his efforts to receive what he wants asks one more time for something as I was checking out with the cashier.
I looked at my nephew and expressed once more that not right now.
That little man said “I am not talking to you, I am talking to him” and pointed at the cashier.
I had a slight moment of should I pop this little boy for being disrespectful.
Then I just had to laugh to myself and appreciate him for being so persistent. This persistence is something we are born with. It is interesting how it somehow fades as we get more life experience.
I know that through practicing the principals from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People because of the principle centered paradigm teachings allowed me to respond differently to my nephew than I may have done in the past.
The main thing that I desire to build with my niece and nephews are the allowing of who they are.
Each one of them brings me more joy then they will ever know. They really do make me pride of the people that they are.
Also of course my sister is doing a wonderful job raising them!
At the end of the day each of them know TeTe does not play and when I mean business.
It took me years to get to this place with my niece and nephews because I have examined my motives from different angles.
I have matured in my interaction with them.
These interactions with them have been worth the practice.
This is also why I know the other situation will be harmonious.
Now that I am more aware of what my motives were and have sobered up.
Going forward there are changes that will be made on my part on a heart level that will change my actions to be more in line with the new principle centered paradigm of my motives.
We always bear fruit but isn’t it beautiful that we can cultivate the bushes and garden we already have, or even plant new seeds for a different harvest.
Life is what we make it and I am highly thankful for the people who were willing to leave their valuable lessons and teach what they knew and know to provide the tools that we can use in order to grow. To be our Magnificent Selves!!
Thank you for your time!
Love and light + Air Hug!!
Songstress of Dreams
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein
“The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.” ~ As A Man Thinketh
How do we put our mind to work for our benefit?
How do we open our mind to the infinite possibilities, the creation of the I CAN?
The I AM POSSIBLE!
When we look in history. It doesn’t matter if it is from your own family legacy or what they teach in history class.
Scientist and all the inventions that we enjoy today have all built on one another.
When we can see that it is done and even have the faith to see that it is done in our minds and heart.
We can easily spring forth the action to accomplish from the knowledge because we absolutely CAN DO.
“Are you going to create the story of success you truly deserve in your life or are you going to create the story of all the excuses of why you couldn’t get there.” ~Unknown
“Only those that can see the invisible, can do the impossible.” ~ Paraphrased by Tyrese Gibson
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” ~ Hebrews 11:1
When we have faith for something we can see it happening in our lives.
The faith to be healed.
The faith to rise above.
The faith to be successful.
The faith to build a legacy.
The faith to live your dreams.
Tapping into the emotion and victory of experiencing the thing you have faith for!
If you are celebrating now the invisible as Tyrese shared then you can do the impossible.
If you are doing the impossible comment, share and like.
“Nothing was in a man that is not in you.” ~ Wallace D Wattles
Think about a famous person you admire? It can be an author, actor, producer, athlete, Olympic gold winner, teacher, speaker, president, inventor, musician.
A historical figure or present day person.
That person you admire has certain traits that sometimes people associate with why they obtained success.
Success being defined by what that person is know for, their positive contribution.
Think about these positive attributes.
Was it their faith, confidence, leadership, courage, wisdom, compassion, boldness, education, personality, dedication.
The list can be endless.
We are designed for Magnificence!
We each have our own Magnificently Beautiful contribution to share with this world.
The thing that I love about this quote “Nothing was in man that is Not in You.” is that we too can accomplish Magnificent things.
The positive attributes we can admire in others we can find within ourselves. Sometimes it may take some cultivation in strengthening but it all remains the same.
The people that have left legacies and why continue to leave legacies are leaving clues that yes you can.
If I can do it, you can do it.
The only difference is you are to do it in your unique way.
We can not live another persons life but you better believe the inspiration. The legacy of Magnificence can be left by you!!
Comment below the legacy you plan to leave!