How to succeed while being lazy! by Steve Keating

Posted in Uncategorized on June 8, 2012 by beautifulsaint

I’m still experimenting with this whole blog thing, determining when it’s best to blog, how often to blog, stuff like that. An experienced blogger told me I needed more “catchy” titles for my posts. The kind of title that would really “grab” people and make them want to read the post.

So… how’s this title? If I’m right, there will be a bunch of people here that have never seen this blog before. And I promise to share with you all everything I know about succeeding as a lazy person.

I’ve also been told that a good blogger will “tease” the readers by leaving the best for last so I figured before I got to the good stuff (succeeding while being lazy) I’d share a bit of info on a few of the things that non-lazy people do to succeed.

Non-lazy people invest their time developing a plan. They build contingencies into the plan so when things go wrong they are prepared for that as well.

Non-lazy people continually seek to improve themselves. They never stop learning, they push themselves to try new things. Here’s an interesting fact: the most successful people tend to read more than less successful people do. It always kinds of surprises me that lazy people just can’t find the time to read but non-lazy people, the ones who “seem” busier, do find the time to read. Go figure…

Non-lazy people work to control their attitude. The same negative “stuff” happens to non-lazy people as it does to lazy people. The difference is that non-lazy people actually think that they have some control over their attitude and WORK to make sure it stays positive. Lazy people see the fallacy in that and just “go with the flow”. The “flow” often resembles a toilet, but hey, they’re lazy so what can you expect.

Speaking of expectations, non-lazy people expect great things from themselves. They hold themselves to a higher than average standard and thus, they achieve much more than most people.

But enough with the “tease,” it’s time to share how to succeed while remaining lazy. As we transition into this part of the post I will hold nothing back. I’ll provide you with everything I’ve ever learned about how to succeed while being lazy.

So, here we go…

Well, that’s about it for another post. (I guess I didn’t know that much on the subject after all) I’m not sure I like all this catching and teasing stuff. I might just go back to the straight-forward kinda stuff. It actually seems easier and after all, this post is sort of about being lazy.

Principles on an Eagless/ hen-eagle! *principles of me*

Posted in Uncategorized on June 8, 2012 by beautifulsaint

7 Principles Of An Eagle – Dr. Myles Monroe

PRINCIPLE 1

Eagles fly alone at high altitude and not with sparrows or other small birds. No other bird can got to the height of the eagle. Stay away from sparrows and ravens.

Eagles fly with Eagles

PRINCIPLE 2

Eagles have strong vision. They have the ability to focus on something up to five kilometers away. When an eagle sites his prey, he narrows his focus on it and set out to get it. No matter the obstacles, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it.

Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacle and you will succeed.

PRINCIPLE 3

Eagles do not eat dead things. They feed only on fresh prey. Vultures eat dead animals, but eagles will not.

Be careful with what you feed your eyes and ears with, especially in movies and on TV. Steer clear of outdated and old information. Always do your research well.

PRINCIPLE 4

Eagles love the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the storm’s wind to lift it higher. Once it finds the wind of the storm, the eagles uses the raging storm to lift him above the
clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees.

We can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers relish challenges and use them profitably.

PRINCIPLE 5

The Eagle tests before it trusts. When a female eagle meets a male and they want to mate, she flies down to earth with the male pursuing her and she picks a twig. She flies back into the air with the male pursuing her.
Once she has reached a height high enough for her, she lets the twig fall to the ground and watches it as it falls. The male chases after the twig. The faster it falls, the faster he chases it. He has to catch it before it
falls to the ground. He then brings it back to the female eagle.

The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a higher altitude and then drops the twig for the male to chase. This goes on for hours, with the height increasing until the female eagle is assured that the male eagle has mastered the art of catching the twig which shows commitment. Then and only then, will she allow him to mate with her.

Whether in private life or in business, one should test commitment of people intended for partnership.

PRINCIPLE 6

When ready to lay eggs, the female and male eagle identify a place very high on a cliff where no predators can reach. The male flies to earth and picks thorns and lays them on the crevice of the cliff, then flies to earth again to collect twigs which he lays in the intended nest. He flies back to earth and picks thorns laying them on top of the twigs. He flies back to earth and picks soft grass to cover the thorns. When this first layering is complete the male eagle runs back to earth and picks more thorns, lays them on the nest; runs back to get grass it on top of the thorns, then plucks his feathers to complete the nest. The thorns on the outside of the nest protect it from possible intruders. Both male and female eagles participate in raising the eagle family. She lays the eggs and protects them; he builds the nest and hunts. During the time of training the young ones to fly, the mother eagle throws the eaglets out of the nest. Because they are scared, they jump into the nest again.

Next, she throws them out and then takes off the soft layers of the nest, leaving the thorns bare When the scared eaglets again jump into the nest, they are pricked by thorns. Shrieking and bleeding they jump out again this time wondering why the mother and father who love them so much are torturing them. Next, mother eagle pushes them off the cliff into the air. As they shriek in fear, father eagle flies out and catches them up on his back before they fall and brings them back to the cliff. This goes on for sometime until they start flapping their wings. They get excited at this newfound knowledge that they can fly.

The preparation of the nest teaches us to prepare for changes; The preparation for the family teaches us that active participation of both partners leads to success; The being pricked by the thorns tells us that sometimes being too comfortable where we are may result into our not experiencing life, not progressing and not learning at all. The thorns of life come to teach us that we need to grow, get out of the nest and live on. We may not know it but the seemingly comfortable and safe haven may have thorns.

The people who love us do not let us languish in sloth but push us hard to grow and prosper. Even in their seemingly bad actions they have good intentions for us.

PRINCIPLE 7

When an Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast as he should. When he feels weak and about to die, he retires to a place far away in the rocks. While there, he plucks out every feather on his body until he is completely bare. He stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers, then he can come out.

We occasionally need to shed off old habits & items that burden us without adding to our lives

A loner, by choice and happy..

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2012 by beautifulsaint

I love my life. I love who I am. I appreciate everything in life and see the beauty in everything. Even with immense heartbreaking back stabbings, I see them as a vaccines that make me a stronger person (hopefully not use to prepare me for a worse breakup haha one is enough). I usually am happy.

Although I think I have depression (self-diagnosis here) because sometime I get a strong wave of sadness for no reason. It lasts a couple hours then I’m back to the happy me again. It’s very strange.

The problem is… as much as I love my life right now. I really don’t love the way people think of me. I’m not really an antisocial, I just like to do things alone. I shop, go to movie, eat at a fancy restaurant…. Alone…. After school or work, I don’t like to hang out with my friends. In fact, I find it’s a duty and a tedious chore when I go out with them, just so I don’t look like a nerd with no friends.

I am a pretty lady, I have a lot of attention from the guys. But because of my lack of interest in them and my friends, I was often called the stuck up girl. And because of my love for doing things alone, I become the weird stuck up girl. Some people actually feel sorry for me when they see me alone at the movies or a restaurant.

It’s annoying because I’m happy and yet either people feel sorry for me or think they’re better than me (I’m very competitive) because I’m a loner. And it’s so stupid that people don’t think it’s right for an attractive girl to lead a lonely life (apparently it’s normal for an ugly girl to lead a lonely life?)

Actually I’m here to hopeful get some encouragements. I am proud of myself. I’m a good person; I never think I’m better than anyone. I have goals and passions. And I feel I’m having a pretty good life. But my mom understands. ;-D

Everyday!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2012 by beautifulsaint

When I wake up every morning.
When the mind and the heart switches on.
When my whole being catches a glimpse of the new day ahead.
When yesterday feels like a long time ago.
When tomorrow feel like a life time to come.
When my brown eyes meet the sun rays and I appreciate the beautiful fresh breeze.

After a silent prayer of thanks giving to our Father in heaven.

My heart and mind registers.
The wonder begins, love grows by an inch, unanswered questions pile up.

Then I remember, hope and faith is all I have.
I’m holding on to the most basic of memories.
That’s it.
That’s all I have.
My undying love for you,
Unanswered questions,
Memories!!!!

That’s all I have to carry with me daily.

But, when did I fall in love with you?
When did it all happen?
Why wasn’t I warned about this?
How come I don’t remember the day it all started?
When did it happen?
Why is it happening?
How do I make it stop?

I know why it hurts, it hurts, and I know why.
You are unavailable.
You are unavailable emotionally.
It all stopped for you when it all began for me.
I’m standing here looking in from the outside.
I’m standing here, but all I want is to be over there.
At one point, you did make me believe that I can sing along to your melody.
But you went and changed the words.

I’m all confused.
In love and confused.

It is what it is!!

XO XO

Pray In Faith

Posted in my life on November 24, 2011 by beautifulsaint

When everything in this world seemed meaningless, when the future seemed bleak, when my entire life was inevitably gloomy, I knew I had to change what I have control over.

When every breaking dawn felt like pain and when I wished for sunset the whole day,everyday and hoped for it to stay that way forever, when breathing felt like such a waste of time, when death sounded like music to my ears and prayer was foreign.

I met You, You invited me over, You told me about Your ways, You made promises to me, You opened my eyes, You opened my ears, You opened my heart and You asked me to let You into my heart.

Oh dear Lord, I got saved. Your grace saved me, because I believed. You saved me from the cold,dark hole I dug myself into.

Thank you Lord, for never giving up on me. For helping me up, lifting me up, for helping me try find my purpose for living.

Thank You for the undying love,
I won’t stop worshiping you, living your testimony, carrying you in my spirit, praising you, loving you. I won’t stop. You are my life.

Mpho Belle-Hellen Nare
a microbiology student, lover of Medicine..a beautiful saint!!

Tired Mpho

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2011 by beautifulsaint

Right now I’m pretty sure the world around me would understand if I just broke down and give it all up, but with all these tears running down my cheeks through my pretty eyes, I still manage to pull a killer smile and utter the words “I’m fine”…. Truth is, I’m paddling like mad inside but for the sake of those leaning on my strength, I keep moving forward. Question is, for how long? For how long is this cruel world going to give me the middle finger? I’m tired oh dear Lord..

I’m beautiful

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2011 by beautifulsaint

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I have a soul just as beautiful as my face, my smile, and my eyes. Not perfect, but perfectly myself and I know it makes me perfectly beautiful..

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