Despair is like a lock. It literally binds a person to the emotion of their problem. The definition of despair goes something like this:
As a verb-to lose, give up, or be without hope
As a noun- to have no hope
To breaking down anything to it’s meaning is useless if you don’t use it to guide you into action. Right now, you are thinking “who wants to be hopeless?” The answer is no one and that will only be the direction taken if that is what you chose. You and I have to understand that knowledge of the meaning is merely to find definition of what we are experiences not what we will do.
The Life Key
In a single word, initiative. With initiative you and I need to take a path to counter a negative or feed into a positive. If you know the meaning of despair than you can deduce it’s counter is hope. Hope comes from the desire to raise above despair by committing to action. Action is best worked with a plan. And a plan is best laid knowing the foundation you are working with. Without taking initiative there can be no hope. It all comes down to the choice. Unless you relinquish it the choice will always be yours.
What is personal productivity? Personal productivity is as important as any job you can do. Working hard and being involved with many things outside of yourself is a one way flow. We are like batteries and we have a choice. We can be like regular batteries or we can be like rechargeable batteries.
It is all about taking initiative for you and your well being. It is taking the time to go beyond the nourishment of food and drink. It is about tending that which feeds your mental health and phyiscal health. It’s the unbridling yourself of stress. It is about paying attention to you and what makes you feel good. And yes it is all about you.
When you preform this job
You create a better sense of self. Nothing beats feeling good. Nothing recharges your battery like infusing yourself with personal happiness.
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Problems and conflicts are they opportunities? There is a mindset that needs to be developed when situations happen. You and I both are faced with them. It’s a part of life and living. The best time to explore this scenario is when you are faced with one as I am now.
To answer the question
You and I need to center ourselves. There is a choice between positioning ourselves in the positive or the negative of that center. The positive center is “this is what is or has happened” and I need to find or create a solution, a remedy, or a way to put this behind and keep moving forward. The negative a bit more complexed.
The perils of the negative center
The negative center is ripe with interference both within you and around you. It starts with a focus of this is happening to me. When you and I internalize your problems you and I lead the way to self- disempowerment. Whether or not the situations is about you or I does not matter. What we do and how much you and I put into what we do is what matters. And you and I need all our self-force which initiates from you focus. Solution is never found in the “they are doing this to me.” Solution is found in perspective, focus, and initiative.
A visual example
Take a grated cheese shaker. Imagine the cover is the the negative you and I internalize. It is hard and blocks us from using the positive which is the parmesan and romano that we seek to add to a pasta or soup. Remove the cover and the positive flows freely giving us what you and I need. Negative energy is a blocker or a wall. It will inhibit us if we allow it to be present. And like with the grated cheese we need to get past it to get to achieve solution. As with the sliding cover as many grated cheese containers covers the more you slide away the negative blockers, the more freely the positive flows.
The answer to the question
Depends on us. Just because a solution isn’t to our current liking doesn’t mean it isn’t a positive outcome. Solutions are not based in the negative actions of placing blame. They are found by depersonalizing focus, analyzing and seeking a path for solution. This is initiated by putting aside hurt feelings, self-pity and blame. When we do this the answer to the question, “Are they problems or opportunities” is answers by the path we take to solution.
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Have you ever been in one of those conversation where people acknowledged everything you said. They even went as far as to ask questions or paraphrase. Then after you were done you if was as if you never had the conversation at all. That was what I heard and saw people doing all weekend.The topic was change. All people were talking about was to change this and to change that. Frankly, all they were doing was acknowledging the positives they desired.
You can talk the talk. You can spot problems. You can call for change. But if you haven’t found “The When” to begin, all you have are empty words
The now in beginning
Change for you will not happen without you. Committing to change doesn’t have a deadline for when you start. Now matter what you do at whatever point you do start that point becomes now. And if you really want a change shouldn’t you really commit in the now when you feel it?
David Ippolito is a guitar man I came upon this past weekend in Central Park. He performed a medley that took an Irving Berlin song from 1917, a Bob Dylan song from 1963, and a John Lennon song from 1971. I won’t tell you the songs’ titles as that is not as important as the songs messages. What’s chilling is they are proof the more everything changes the more things remain the same.
All songs were songs were anti war and pro peace. The each questioned the mindset of conflicts during their time in history. The sad part is they are proof we don’t learn the lessons of history. They prove we haven’t moved forward in the social reality or the politically bankrupt concepts that allow races and nation fight against one another.
A disturbing reality
We fight for social position, religious beliefs, manmade boundaries and sections of dirt that make up the ground we walk on. Social positions change. Religious beliefs come and go. The boundaries shift with the changes in time. Those sections of dirt remain and eventually claim all those that waste their lives in conflict over them. What we should be asking each other, if the dirt we fight over is all that will remain after we have lived our lives, are we missing out on where our emphasis should be when it comes to the real importance of life. To answer the question maybe we should recall the worlds of yet another song that state “everything old is new again.”. If you think about you’ll see the truth in meaning.
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I was sitting in a Dunkin Donuts the other day doing a blog on location. As I was doing my thing I was listening to some people at another table discussing the ongoing battle to reform healthcare. There was a pattern to how each person presented their view and points. And I realized I had witnessed that pattern or a form of it many times before.
First the group obviously was self contained. They each knew each other enough to express themselves freely. Many of their statements contained versions of “do you think they are…” or “Has anyone heard they have” addressed this or that and “Are they doing anything about this..” You get the picture.
The truth be known
It’s nice to talk among friends. It’s great to step forward and be a facilitator or contributor. If you have a concern about healthcare reform and what is it encompassing, research, ask and speak out. Hundreds of people were exploring flight much the same as the Wright Brothers. They took it one step farther. Then someone else took it another step farther. We went from puddle jumping to planet hopping because people spoke the questions that needed to be explored. Healthcare needs your initiative to ask your question whether it has been heard from somewhere else before or not. Why? Because the right questions are asking many times before the right person find the right answers. That is how initiative will speak the creativity to breach the gap from questions to solutions.
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I have been receiving a lot of emails recently from people who are in relationships where one or another suffers from depression. In referring to my book “101 Tips for Those Who Suffer Depression and Those Who Care” you will find there are two aspects at the center. They are the unlikely duo of caring and depression.
It revolves around caring. Caring takes effort. If you are seeking answers than you do care. The one thing that ties all unions where depression is present is the core of the relationship. To have one you both have to be in it together. The initiative is to find that core together. When you do, you layer all you do around that core which is the pulse of your relationship. It is where you have to bring all your questions and problems in order to find the answers.
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The Quest For Motivation
If you haven’t seen the play, you have heard of it. Waiting For Inspiration is all about two people standing on the side of the road,,,Oh that was “Waiting For Godot.” Same thing can be found where anyway can be found waiting for that next great inspiration. They usually wind up being left to stand to the side of the road or life.
Imagine if DaVinci or Einstein or any other great creator or innovator throughout history just sat around waiting for inspiration. The Louvre in Paris, France would be empty. The American Museum of Natural History would probably never exist. The United Nations might never have been. Medical cures, advanced in science, I could go on and on. Inspiration is sought not delivered. The Wright brothers failed time and time again. Yet, we have planes and spaceships. Waiting for inspiration is not an option. Finding and initiating it are the actions that create wonders in the world and your life.
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I have to tell you I don’t agree with the present direction of Obama’s plan. I will tell you I understand it is a political hot potato. I will even compliment the President on his efforts. They are a beginning.
The system is killing us
The truth is it has been killing for longer than you realize. If you go back through history, calls for healthcare reform began as far back as there are records. Even with all that history to eludes us in the U.S. to get it right. Insurance companies were the quick fix of the early 20th century. In my own lifetime I knew of Senator Ted Kennedy calling to be proactive in reimagining healthcare in the late 60′s. No one was listening to a man who could afford to buy his own hospital predicting the systems demise. Say what you want he called it forty years ago. Then again, so did President Harry Truman in 1945. Before him Teddy Roosevelt lost an election in 1912 because of his call to overhaul healthcare.
Truth about the failure in healthcare reform
Any heathcare reform movement is doomed to fail. Why? We don’t apply the rules for achieving success to healthcare. We want a definitive successful plan in place now. Success as a rule comes from trying again and again. Einstein didn’t just sit down and the Theory of Relativity. Newton didn’t figure out the law of gravity over lunch. There was a lot of crumpled papers and restarts. And congress didn’t have a hand in there efforts either though what surrounded them at the time was politically charged controversy. When can’t fix the healthcare on the Senate or Congressional floors. We have to fix it in the field as we go along. We have to be creative, flexible and willing to keep trying and freeze out the political agendas and the lobbyists.
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The key to building your future is not waiting for a day or time to begin. The time and place whenever and where ever you start will always be the same. We call them, “Here and Now.”
The reverse idiom
Many people chances to achieve successes are undermined by “putting off till tomorrow what you could have done today.” Oh we have our reasons or maybe I should say excuses. If you truly want that accomplishment than there is no tomorrow. The is only the call of the here and now. When you apply that mindset to all you want to accomplish, you will find that there is no failure. The only true failure is the failure to take action in life, love and achieving all your desire. Understand this and you will find everything will become easier in initiating your future.
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