How to Create Perfection Out of Your Imperfections

I remember when my Dad wanted us to change schools that would prepare us well for O-levels under the University of London. So what were the imperfections I had to perfect? How would this article help anybody to do that? Read on to find out.

I was in grade 9 and wanted to be admitted into that very grade in a good standard English medium school.

Dad figured out locating a good English medium school. We had to give admission tests before we got admitted. When that day arrived, my sisters and I were stuck in a big traffic jam so that Dad couldn’t proceed on the way in our car.

We were already twenty minutes late when we arrived at the desired location.

Now this school really emphasized on English. After we were given the question papers, my sister who was trying to get into grade 8 chose an essay on “Your Favorite Book” while I chose the topic, “Books and Reading”.

The big blow came in at the end of the test while we were waiting for the results. My sister and I were both given chits of paper that read grade 8. I was a bit confused. But I soon realized that I didn’t make it into grade 9.

According to the teachers there, my essay did not have flow and coherence as my sister’s did.

I got so bogged down that I cried all the way back and for the rest of the day into the night. I wept into the night falling asleep.

Seeing my condition, my father decided to admit us to another school where we wouldn’t require admission tests and I promptly got into grade 9.

I struggled with the English course all along. Sometimes the essays I wrote were good and sometimes not so good. This way I ended up with a “C” in the English course in my O-levels. On the other hand, my sister got a prompt “A” when she appeared in her O-levels.

So you see I was imperfect in the English language. When I went to the university, I worked really hard and tried to find every possible way to excel in the English language. And I made it. I got an “A”.

Then as the years went by, I had to write CV’s, Statement of Purpose and other documents that required skills in English when I applied abroad. I also had to appear in TOEFL in which I excelled.

Fast forward to the present, I can write effortlessly in English now. It takes me only several minutes to write articles or plot a story or write the skeleton of a self-help eBook on a topic that speaks to me.

The child in me that wept in those early years because of her imperfection in the English language has finally won. She is happy with the progress and milestones she has covered.

This way with the required effort, perseverance and determination any person can master perfection out of their imperfections. I am a living example of that. So when I say it is possible, I mean it really is.

Make Yourself Great Again

Do you ever stop and think what it might take to make you great again? Let’s start with personality traits. Some say personality is inherited, but in reality these traits are developed individually through behavior exhibited over and again. It’s funny how many of us can “see the speck in someone’s eye, but fail to see the log in our own eye.” What this is saying is before you criticize another person’s behavior, understand how your actions might be stimulating this person’s reactions. It is a value to be concerned, but don’t react and berate what you observe. Develop the practice of offering others caring responses to behaviors appearing offensive. Don’t judge, focus on what you see, and express concern. Adjustment is personal; it develops your abilities to offer help to others.

A child’s dream becomes a young man’s passion. This passion creates career decisions through mid-life and into older age. The rockets are firing from the start, some misfire, but the engine never quits. The drive for a career begins a journey fraught with disappointment and elation, failure and success, hurt and satisfaction. But most importantly, at the end of the journey, accomplishment, pride, integrity, and dignity are the driver’s results. These are learned skills; if they have not been developed, start now to reorganized and make corrections to facilitate productive development.

Maintaining control and being in charge is a task requiring information, understanding, and a willingness to abide by these behavior directives. Information raises your awareness, understanding guides you to create a plan of action, and taking action is your energy, desire, and dedication for managing to the best of your ability. You are in the driver’s seat when you are actively thinking and managing yourself. With God as your co-pilot, you are on a winning team.

Learning is a process, a continuous event with no end. As you engage others, listen, observe, and absorb positive, productive information. These are basic elements of learning. Once received and acknowledged as beneficial, a level of understanding wraps the package, and prepares it for implementation. Once put in action, assessment and evaluation indicate value and cement learning experiences.

Others observe your actions and behavior. “Perception, the truth as you see something, but not as is really is,” often leads to judgment calls. Your thoughts are internal controls. They direct your actions and behavior. Positive, productive, and inoffensive thoughts direct behavior that may be well intended, supportive, and loyal. Done successfully, they produce behaviors that are efficient, maintain relationships, and effect memorable results. No better sign of loyalty exists.

If depression sets in, you are likely sensing darkest moments. Depression is like riding a roller coaster headed down from its highest peak. Putting on the brakes only gets you stuck at the bottom. Allowing the decent, the bottom is reached with momentum carrying you back up. Don’t put the brakes on when distracted by negative thoughts. Substitute positive thought of what you can do. Eventually the roller coaster comes to a platform. Your choice: get off or go for another ride. Choose wisely.

Advice or direction offered in written or spoken communication can provide legitimate tools for change or adjustment. Thoughts process information, gain understanding of its meaning, and gets you ready for action. The information and understanding helps you know where you are going and to identify purpose. Action is a personal decision based on desire for exploration, accomplishment of a specific goal, and reward for achieving a productive and desired outcome. Be selective and understand your choices.

Life’s journey is the “first wonder of the world.” Wondering what tomorrow may bring; wondering if success will result; wondering if this is the correct path! A need to be strong, wise, and in control guides you through suggestions and ideas. You may stumble and fall, but faith and belief encourages you, provides strength to get up, and moves you to continue. Determination and drive erase wonders and guides us over the finish line! Trust faith, believe in yourself, and gallop on!

Six Morning Rituals That Help to Kick Off a Good Start Into Every Day

Have you ever thought of some wonderful morning rituals to help you to give a good start into every single day? If your day starts off fine, chances are it will end off super good as well. Well, you are the driver of your days and nothing is as good as performing a few morning rituals to make a great start into your days. So what are some of these rituals? Read on to find out.

The rituals I am about to mention take less than an hour. So I recommend them daily for your greatest advantage. Here goes:

1) A Small Prayer

Start off your day saying a small prayer. Include in it what your desired elements are for the day that you would like to come to fruition. Include praying for your family and yourself and also two extra great persons in your life whom you love. That way you are bound to feel good and have a good morning start.

2) A Meditation Exercise

The meditation exercise does not have to be extensive. Just breathe in and out 20 times or as much as possible initially and then extend it to 20 times or more.

3) Left Hand Writing Ritual

With your left hand, date in a notebook and start writing with your left hand the following statement:

I am getting ahead in life step by step one day at a time.

Now this is a powerful exercise as well. Because you cannot write quickly and steadily with your left hand, you will always be aware of what you are writing and it will fixate in your mind, making your statement a reality.

4) 15 seconds of positive thoughts

Try to come up with powerful positive thoughts and dwell upon them for 15 seconds. Here are a few to help you:

a) Every day in every way I am getting better, better and better.

b) My life is a great adventure.

c) I love the way just as I am.

d) I have an abundance of energy and I am of great vibes to others.

e) Wealth and prosperity flow easily towards me.

f) I go higher and stronger with life’s challenges.

5) A Gratitude Journal

Keep a gratitude journal by your bedside and every morning write five things you are grateful for in your life. Now why is that a powerful exercise? It allows you to count the blessings in your life. The more you find them, the more they flow into your life.

6) A Short Positive Content Self-Help eBook

Instead of reading news in the morning, read a short positive content self-help eBook and fill your soul and mind with energy and vigor. I promise it will do you a lot of good instead of reading news which contains a whole lot of negative content all the time.

All the six rituals are terrific and make a great start into your day, The positivity will exude from you and others you come in touch with will catch your vibes and feel positive too. So make it a point to carry out all the six rituals under an hour every morning. That way not only you become happy but wealthy as well full of rich thoughts plus you are off to great start into your mornings as each single day passes by.