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I know that it is hard for certain people to find the determination to achieve something that was always lingering in the back of their mind as a very distant goal. For as much as they try and make an effort there isn’t enough push to make it work so they can get to the […]
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? Dennis and Wendy Mannering
Hello Everybody, I haven’t posted a quote in a while so here is a great one I found in my Facebook account. It is very true and I strongly believe we should all live by it. “When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” […]
Hello Everybody, Here is a video where Ellen interviews Madonna regarding bullying. Take a look at what she had to say about it. Take the first step to stop bullying; share this information with your loved ones and if you have little ones remember that the future may be better if we start taking care […]
Hello Everybody, I believe it is important to continue to share videos of celebrities that are sending a message to those that are struggling i in school because they are being bullied. Here is Mario Lopez sharing his thoughts on bullying. This video was posted by the Ellen Degeneres’ Shows Please take a look: […]
Here is a video that I believe shows exactly what our parents taught us or (for those that are not as old as I am ) what our parents are teaching us and the way this may be accomplished every time, everywhere. It is so important, please take a look.
I hope you enjoyed it.
Life gives us the opportunity to do the right thing all the time. Some people might ask: what is the right thing to do?
During these tough times there are a lot of people suffering financial hardship. I am sure everybody knows somebody with problems. What type of problems? There are those that can’t find a job, can’t pay a mortgage, can’t pay rent, can’t buy diapers and the list can get longer if I think a little bit harder.
I often wonder how people having financial problems are able to entertain yet they are not able to come up with their mortgage payment. Or they can afford to go out weekends and unnecessarily spend money not only on what they are doing but on gas as well while they need to complete their rent money. I even wonder how they can afford buying presents if they do not have enough money for their immediate responsibilities and needs. Or some people refuse to find a good paying job because they made a promise to stick to something that doesn’t give them what they need to prevent a financial disaster.
Life gives us the opportunity to do the right thing yet there are those that rather waste their time feeling sorry for themselves and sit around doing absolutely nothing to better their situation. Then there are also those that believe a greater power is going to miraculously bring them their mortgage payment, rent, diaper bag and put these things on their lap. What they don’t realize is that such will only show them the tools they need to make things better and if they don’t know how to use those tools they will not come out of the hole they are in.
Life gives us the opportunity to do the right thing but unless priorities are placed in order, making ends meet is not even a possibility. Sometimes it takes a little sacrifice to make things work. Unnecessary spending is one of the reasons people get stuck at the bottom. The inability to stop wasting money and start spending wisely is the first step towards bettering a bad financial situation. So if life gives us the opportunity to do the right thing what can one do?
Well, I would say this:
1. If you have some type of skills my suggestion is to go out and find a job that will allow you to show it. Or if you are ambitious enough promote yourself to use those skills and generate money.
2. If you have a degree that you know allows you to make more money than what you are making go out there and find the job that will pay you the right amount of money for it. Don’t sell yourself short. Promising someone you’ll stay by their side forever is not a wise thing to do because if a day comes when you are not longer needed you’ll be the first one to be let go.
3. If you think a greater power will pay your mortgage I have news for you: You better learn to use the tools you were given by such power and start making money the right way because money doesn’t fall form the skies and if you wait long enough you’ll lose your house, your rental, your right to keep the baby, etc.…
4. If you have kids, make sure YOU DO THE RIGHT THING; you don’t want to show your kids the path to an erroneous financial behavior. As kids grow older they need to have the right tools to become responsible and they way you are living your life is not a good example for them.
The whole idea is to get to that point where you can enjoy the good things in life (no matter how little or big they are) without worrying about having to find the money to keep a roof over your head.
Life gives us the opportunity to do the right thing so don’t waste your time go ahead and do it!
I am not sure if you think the same way but 2011 went by very fast at least for us it was that way. As it always happens once again we are at the beginning of another year full of goals, with a long list containing everything we want to do, improve and achieve. Every year we get to this point and decide to change some of the things we did during the year that passed. As the new year progresses many people lose that list that on January 1st was so valuable. They have so many responsibilities they forget where they placed it and so they lose enthusiasm because they think they won’t be able to do what you they wrote with such certainty in the list of goals. Then suddenly, a thousand and one reasons show up and all those hopes, desires or dreams overflow into a million disappointments and insecurities.
Many say it is easy to put all the determination in one place and make decisions comes into fruition. Others have no idea what to do to start and this is how the famous list stays inside the kitchen drawer, on a table, desk and ends up ultimately gone into oblivion.
Let this time be different for people who DO want to complete each and every one of the things written down. Thus this time put this list in a visible place to remind you every day of what you want to achieve. Investigate and find out what steps you must follow so you can slowly but surely get to complete each goal. Sometimes things may not be as easy as you think. Do not give up, do not make a stop on the way because if you stop, more than likely, you not will not continue. Insist and find the strength to persevere. Repeat the steps that went wrong until the goals are reached. Nobody ever said achievements were easy but the satisfaction you feel when you arrive is greater than all the falls you may end up having while trying to make it through.
2012 is already here. Every year at 12 mightnight we lift our glasses and toast for a better year, for good health, prosperity, spiritual well-being or peace of mind that helps us continue through the day.
This time at midnight my toast went out to all those people that came into my life and I am greateful for from the bottom of my heart. Whether it was their words, their silence or the simplicity of being there my toast was for them. It also went out to those who want to complete a list, so that in 2012 they force themselves to do it and they can experience the satisfaction one feels when reaching the finish line. It went out to all the loved ones around me and those who even though are in the distance are indeed very close to my heart and of course my toast went to you YOU: Xlsus readers.
Today remember that my glass, last night at 12 midnight was up high in the air celebrating 2012 and the path each and everyone of you will take.
Please know that forever thankful for everything and everyone !!!!!
Christmas is almost here and because Xlsus’ purpose is to promote a positive attitude through writing, art and music I wanted to find a song that would leave something to think about. I think this is the right video.