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Be Inspired by Oyaje Idoko

PM Added only… "Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions." Dalai Lama

"A smile is a gift for all around us, not to be kept by us; but to be given freely everyday to all you know see and pass by, No matter who or what they are feeling or look like. It is your duty your unwritten law! Your ambition for being put on this earth to make another person SMILE EVERY DAY – Gray Lawrence

The One Absolute Certainty in Life


Oyaje Idoko  If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important  wisdom  I’d want to pass along to others…

The two past consecutive weekends, I had to travel down to my  village for the funerals of two of my very dear cousins.

This experience had a profound impact on me and brought me down to earth, literally, as I further realized the futility of this life. It was a wakeup call and a reminder about what mattered most as we go through this journey called life. I have come to appreciate these long road trips to funerals as they allow me a time for deep meditation and assessment of my life and help me to think more about this inevitable end which we all must face some day.

I think about the life of the people we just lost. The huge impact they made that endeared them to us and motivated us to make this long trip to pay our last respect. I looked at the hundreds of people from all walks of life that had also made  time to embark on the long tedious journey to pay their last respects. I listened to the beautiful tributes made by friends, colleagues and family about how much the deceased had impacted their lives. We wept; we forgot why we were there momentarily and cracked jokes; we remembered and we wept again until the caskets were lowered and we heard the sounds of earth hitting the casket as the grave was covered. Then we felt some peace as we knew the final chapter of their lives was closed. The only thing that lives on, is the legacy they left behind: the impact they made on us and others while alive. The fond memories of the experiences we shared with them. It is Ernest Hemingway that said, “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

You know, death is one subject that very few feel comfortable to talk about. Most people shy away from this subject and hurriedly go through it when they have to yet it’s one of the few things in this world that is most definitely certain. No one is going to escape it which is why I describe is as the Absolute Certainty. So if death is so certain, we must ask ourselves, when we die, what sort of tributes will be given at our funeral? How many people will be willing to make sacrifices and inconvenience themselves to be at our burial? Why do we live with so much hatred and selfishness, hoarding so much wealth without helping others? How can we stand so much injustice without standing up to do something about it? Why do we treat our fellow man with so much contempt? Why do we keep putting off till tomorrow what we should do today: that class; that visit to a close relative or loved one we haven’t heard from in a long while; that phone call; that dream; that confession; that treat or promise for our children. Why do we refuse to give up that habit that has made us less what God made us to be? Why do we live as if we are never going to die?? Why?

As I reflected on all who have left this world, I realize that those who are still remembered are those who truly lived because of the impact they made on others while they were alive; Those who were deliberate about doing what was right regardless of the pain or pleasure they got out of it.  As for me, I have decided to hold on to the words of R.A. Salvatore from The Halfling’s Gem which said “I have come to know that death is an important thing to keep in mind — not to complain or to make melancholy, but simply because only with the honest knowledge that one day I will die can I ever truly begin to live.”

"Let a person radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life. " Napoleon Hill

The most beautiful smiles are often the ones that once struggled though the tears.

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence


Be Inspired by Julie Gorman

“There is a magnificent life that is waiting for you to wake up and remember who you are and why you are here.”

– Rev. Cynthia James


If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

by Christian Del RosarioTransformation arises not through ambition or self-will, but amidst our surrender to the One Who holds all things together through His Word. Generally, we don’t take steps toward growth until the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of change. Only in that place does true surrender begin.

Transformation begins with a decision to forgive and to extend unconditional grace, acceptance, and love to the one who did us harm.

Transformation grows with our decision to believe the best about another, remembering their best qualities, and overlooking their offenses.

Transformation flourishes when we acknowledge we live in the midst of a spiritual battle.

Transformation occurs when we let go of preconceived ideas of what should have been and collectively work toward one another’s best interests, serving one another in all humility.

Transformation begins in our heart and the private meditations of our thoughts. We experience greater joy and fulfilment in our relationships as we train our mind and speech to stop saying harmful words and practice the daily discipline of believing and speaking encouraging words of affirmation.

Transformation begins when we focus on what is essential and intentionally practice the good things we know we should do.

Transformation fails when we seek our own way, fail to take responsibility for our own actions, and selfishly insist on gratifying our own desires. But, when we look to meet our spouse’s needs, and look for opportunities to nurture growth through our affection and affirmation, we invite connection as God intended between spouses.

Transformation requires change. We either move towards growth to reflect more of God, or we become stagnant.

Transformation occurs when we reach forward, commit to dream, and welcome from a distance the hope of our faith. God invites us to believe the best and inspire the best in our spouse. He encourages us to invite Him into our dreams, our imaginations, and our relationships.

Transformation flourishes when we seek to promote another’s happiness over our own.

Transformation occurs when we look inward and decide, “What’s my part? How can I help? How do I need to change?”

Transformation takes place within our own heart, individually. We cannot change another person. We are responsible for our own life and actions.

Transformation takes time. It requires my concentrated attention and intentional actions. It is a result of an on going process; it’s more than an event.

Transformation occurs when we fully realize God loves us passionately and designed us on purpose for a purpose.

Transformation requires letting go of offenses and extending forgiveness.

Transformation believes and brings out the best in others.

Transformation applies knowledge with action.

Transformation requires intentionality and applied action, consistently.

Transformation is a journey toward becoming our greatest potential.

A Secret Scrolls message from Rhona Byrne
Creator of The Secret

From The Secret Daily Teachings

Most people don’t realize how much passion they put into what they don’t want. When you speak to a friend and you tell them all about an "awful" situation, you are putting passion into what you don’t want. When you react to an event negatively, with the response that it is "terrible", you are putting passion into what you don’t want. You are a beautiful passionate being, so make sure you direct your passion wisely.

May the joy be with you,
Rhonda Byrne The Secret… bringing joy to billions

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

Gray Lawrence Successful Networker

"Life is the sum of all your choices" Albert Camus

Successful Networker Picking the right person = Yourself Vision and Faith= Courage

Make time for the people you work with – especially those that work for you. The more attention you pay, the more important they’ll feel. — Eric Harvey

Never wait to be picked for anything, you must make the first move! A positive attitude and belief in yourself is all it takes!!

This requires quite an abrupt shift in thinking if you were brainwashed like many of us as it was done in my school years, It was and still is a shame because once you volunteered you had the nasty school remarks from Every One..often including teachers, I hope times have changed and ‘Health & Safety’ have not removed our individuality! Our own self belief not doubt.  Personally I always volunteered as I did not want to be good enough to be picked, I wanted to prove I was!!

Blue question mark  think cloudIf you have a desire, a dream and ambition (yes as a child it is not forbidden) GO for IT, no matter what, if a sports team; to be a prefect (I not sure if they are still around)  or even for college or university and as you grow in life ‘The Dream Job’. Often here you are picked by, training, expertise or even enthusiasm, this shows interest ambition and ability.

The whole thing is constructed to make it clear that ALL we should care about is getting ourselves picked by someone who has more authority than we do.  “WHY?”
When you step out of that dream and realize that no one certified the people in charge to make the rules (in other words, the people who got the ball rolling picked themselves), pretty much everything crumbles. You realize you’ve been playing in someone else’s game since you were born.

The best part of being a leader? Dealing with people! The worst part of being a leader? Same answer!  — Eric Harvey

And that’s when you go from being a sheep to a wolf. And that’s when you find your power.
Going through life hoping to get picked by clients and prospects by saying the right things and doing the right things is just an extension of our company lap top
Put those days behind you and step into freedom, it is your choice!. Say goodbye to trying to get clients or customers by fitting into their box, listen to their needs and yours will follow. Do you really want to spend your life trying so hard to fit into other people’s boxes?
The very act of you trying to do that is just another way to give all of your power away.

Instead, build your own box and go out in the world and do something with it. Show it to the world. Help people with their own box. Create something that future clients or customers might find valuable. Something that helps them NOW with the problems they are trying to solve. Not because you’re trying to get picked, but because you have value to offer.

Sacrificing individual gain for the team’s greater good is the price of admission members must pay…and keep paying…to be on the team. — Scott Beare

The right clients or prospects seeking what you have to offer  and the training will see that and they will be attracted to you from their vision and your belief of what they see and hear. Listening is the most important act anyone can do, seek what they want not what you want or expect.
4 men going up stairsThey will see that box and they will say, “GREAT.” Now this is something I want to learn more about.”
They will forget they ever had a box they wanted you to fit into and they will ask you if they can come into your box.
And it’s at that moment when you’ll see the proof that you have had the power to do this all along. Once that happens, you will NEVER go back, but forwards!

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” —  Steve Jobs

Your Vision of the future, lies from within
Gray Lawrence
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The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision     Napoleon Hill

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