Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Impulsive Reaction

Impulsive Reaction

I have warned several family members and friends to, “Do not go out hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof.” Most arguments are started impulsively; few are carefully thought out beforehand. My heart goes out to Roderick Anthony Burton II family, friends and fans due to some kind of argument or conflict that started on impulse and the outcome is a lost for all of us. Impulse has a much greater likelihood of hurting all of us in the end, rather than helping us achieve our dreams. Here is Jonathan Keese prescription, “Don’t do it. Stop and think about alternative course of action.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dealing with Adversity Part II

Jonathan Keese continues his discussing on the subject of Dealing with Adversity in Part II of his conversation.

Lesson 3: Closely examine the adversity you encounter to learn from it. My neighbor's daughter was vacation in Thailand on December 26, 2004 with the tsunami hit. Although he will never know the purpose of that event, he did gain an infinitely grater realization of the temporary nature of like. As a result, he made the decision to make the absolute most of every remaining day of his life. Because of the love and kindness he was show by Thai villagers who had also lost family members, he is more actively helping the helpless himself. When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, He instantly and effectively campaigned for help from our community.

Lesson 4: Seek insights from other people. A lot of times, adversity blindsides us. So what do you do? This is exactly the kind of situation in which Solomon would advise us to seek outside counsel. Go to others and gather their insights. What went wrong? Why didn't I see it coming? Was I blind? Was I callous? Was I naive? Others can sometimes see what we cannot because of our closeness to the situation.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dealing with Adversity

Jonathan Keese, gives us a number of insights that we can used when we find ourselves in adverse circumstances, regardless of their source or its degree of difficulty:

Lesson One: Realize that adversity is a valuable part of life. Adversity provides us with the opportunity to develop our character in natural, recurring, and powerful way that only the challenges of adversity offer. Only adversity refines and reveals the gold and silver of our character. Nobody likes going through adversity at the time we are going through it. Without going through it, our character "muscles" would never reach their full potential strength and power.

Lesson Two: Accept responsibility for your contribution to the situation. A lot of times adversity comes our way as a direct or indirect result of our own actions. We make a bad choice or a bad decision, or we simply fail to do something we should have done. When I made bad investment decisions, I had to accept responsibility from my greed and my naive choices. Yes, several men had misrepresented the opportunities to me, but the fact is, I am the one who made the decisions. And I experienced the very consequences that Sol had cautioned me about. Anytime you make a contribution to your own adversity, you need to accept responsibility for it. Don't simply blame someone or something else.

Nonetheless, throughout our lives here on earth we will experience a great deal of adversity that is not a result of our actions. In those cases, it is critically important that we do not assign fault to ourselves or those who had nothing to do with it. Always remember that adversity sometimes has a purpose that we cannot know or understand. As tempting as it may be, to try to figure out such a mystery is not only an exercise in futility, it is foolish.

Enjoy your week and check back tomorrow for Lessons three and four from JONATHAN KEESE!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Mankind's Perpetual Fuel

We sit down with Jonathan Keese and discuss this topic of, "Mankind's Perpetual Fuel"
For more than a hundred years, engineers and scientists have dreamed of a perpetual source of energy, one that would generate more power than it consumes, Imagine a power source that would drive your car without ever needing to be replenished. The truth is, a perpetual source of energy would violate the known laws of physics. But there is a source of perpetual mental and emotional fuel available to us to achieve our dreams. It is called "HOPE!"

Today we usually use it as a synonym for a wish. Yet to Mr. Keese, hope was far more tangible and powerful. His concept of hope can be defined as "a well-founded and confident belief that a specific vision (goal, desire, or promise) will be achieved or fulfilled within a specified amount of time." Think about it and use it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Gaining a clear and precise vision was what catapulted John D. Rockefeller from a ten-cents-an-hour bookkeeper to the richest man in the world. It transformed Helen Keller from a bitter young girl into one of the most inspirational speakers and writers of all time.

A VISION- is a precise, clearly defined goal with a detailed plan and timetable for achieving that goal.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Most Powerful Blessings by Jonathan Keese

I once dreamed I stood in a studio and watched three sculptors there. The clay they used was the human race, and they fashioned it with care after themselves.

One was a Teacher; the tools he used was sacrifice;

One was a Spirit; the tools he used was The Word of God 24 hours a day;

One was a Father; the tools he used was love, gentleness, compassion.

Day after day the Teacher toiled with a touch that was deft and sure, While the Spirit labored by his side and polished and reveal the Teacher's lesson through the scriptures. While the Father watched to see how many students joined the Teacher Christian class!

Then the three sculptors focused on creating a "Woman" who was smoothed and could continue the sculptors work within the human race. They were proud of what they had wrought, for the things they had molded into the young woman could neither be sold nor bought. And each agreed he would have failed if he had worked alone, from this day forward you will see a Teacher, a Driven Spirit and a 24 hours a day Mother that is with you even when you are not at HOME!

Happy Mother's Day to All the Mothers of the World!

From Jonathan Keese

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Jonathan Keese- "FEAR OF LOSS"

"Our greatest motivations in life are the desire for gain and the fear of loss."
"Sometimes I get this strange sensation in my gut, like someone just slugged me", said a friend of mine. For years many people don't realize that there fears are causing this punch to the gut feeling. It is human nature to follow the path of least resistance and that is what your body is saying. More people talk themselves out of a good deal then to accept a position of learning something from the endeavor. "Would you rather pursue your natural inclination to go with the flow?" Which normally does not motivate any of us to take a step up in life just a step back from from life. Instead I would like for you to ask yourself this question, "would you prefer to have your life controlled by your boss and other people , or would you rather control your own and continue to learn and mature?"