The devil will attack you in the areas of your greatest anointing. Be mindful of where the negativity is coming from and fight it off. Don’t give the demon more attention than it deserves, and don’t allow it to continue to take air space. Negativity feeds on attention of any kind. Starve it.
A team / group of people cope best in difficulty, when they fully understand the objective that they are working towards.
A leader of a group has to lead ~ he or she cannot simply show up.
When there is a clearly outlined objective, it makes moving forward a possibility.
No success was ever achieved without deliberately working towards a specific goal.
For success to ‘happen’, one has to study success, set the compass towards success, dress for success, do and take whatever steps and actions are needed towards the achievement of the goal(s), and keep focus alive.
Where success dwells, no excuses are entertained.
If you want to achieve something, you have to be prepared to do whatever it will take for you to achieve it.
If you want a team to work with you on something, you have to either lead properly or delegate the leadership, and find ways to continually celebrate successes along the way, as well as providing rewards during and at the end of the process.
In pursuit of excellence,
We are now all mini satellite offices, carrying our Reception Desks and Admin Departments in our hands, pockets, handbags …
“Think of the ant …”
Now consider the eagle.
“A bee is praised, a mosquito is swatted …”
Open eyes and see what’s going on, really.
Balanced views are critical to sustainable success.
[Originally written for another platform, hence the brevity of this post.]
Don’t be afraid of your history; the past could well be the secret ingredient that propels you into your destiny and makes you one of the eagles who ‘change the world’.
~ Holly Maxwell Boydell ~
While we whinge about aspects of our First World lives, so opulent in so many ways, babies are starving, people are aching for unconditional love, mothers are desperately trying to rise above the humiliation of poverty, business people are seeing the futility of the fast buck when they receive medical shocks … people are sleeping rough on the streets, children are crying and afraid, parents are carrying their children away from war torn conflict, the earth is heaving and groaning in agony as we treat it like a useless machine … Every man has a duty to wake up and examine himself. Every woman has a duty to forgive her peers and show them unconditional love … Every one of us has a duty to work on returning to what really matters and that is not One Upmanship … What really matters is how much we love. Love is an entire subject of its own. Love does not rob, covet, nor harm in any way. Love loves. That’s what brought us each into the world. That’s where we came from. That’s where we might return … To Love. How we live now determines how we’ll be then. Love applies to everything. Test it all against the truth of Love.
~ Holly ~
When people talk about others, remember that they are just as capable of talking about you. Be careful.
When you notice that people have slipped into the shadows, know that they have not collected their facts. Be careful.
When groups fall off the ledge of your life, know that they have been spreading rumour and gossip. Be mindful.
When people turn their back on you or walk away, instead of towards you with love, let them go. Carefully. Remember: they were never meant to be there for ever anyway, and their thoughts are none of your business.
Go mindfully through life.
Gossip and slander hurts.
And it bites back
That’s just how the Universe works.
Appreciate those who love you, regardless, unconditionally.
They are the treasure.
Focus on them.
Practise love anyway.
It always wins.
That’s just how the Universe works.
~ Holly ~
“Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
~ Nelson Mandela
from his book “Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela”
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Keep hope alive,
Life is not fair.
When you are ostracised, judged, criticised, scorned, avoided, circumvented, ignored, mocked, derided, gossiped about, spurned, shunned, snubbed, rebuffed, or even politely side-stepped, despite being honourable, loyal, honest, non-judgemental, clean-living, empathetic, kind, generous, tireless in doing the right thing … it hurts. It hurts more than it hurts those who do none of these, or only some. Why? Because your heart is open and, when your heart is fully open, you open yourself to being vulnerable to both joy and pain. Open is open, there are no half-measures with truth and honesty. What to do about it? Nothing. Only stand. Keep standing. Keep doing what is right. And in the place of standing, love and hug and walk only in the light … Leave all the others to their own devices … and rest in the knowledge that by doing only that which will stand up to scrutiny in a fair court in any land, your rewards will be eternal (as will theirs) and you can always live with yourself.