Frustrations!

The word for today is frustration!

Each of us is subject to frustrations.

It would be correct to say that frustrations are part of our lives!

When things do not go in the direction that we think to be right, we suffer a whiplash injury, and we experience the symptoms of frustration!

Just like whiplash serves to tame or punish a person, the same whiplash can serve to encourage and incite!

The successful person knows that frustrations are part of life , they hurt and leave wounds but over time they heal and disappear.

This awareness creates the belief that frustration must be accepted not as a punishment but as a spur to create in us the right character in order to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves.

The frustrations of the lashes are all the same but the reaction to them determines the difference between who wins and who loses.

Do not allow frustrations you meet daily make you a loser but use them for stronger growling and reach your goal!

Guy Sottile

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Skeptic!

The word for today is skeptical!

In my life I have always been surrounded by skeptical people. This is because I started to be a leader since I was 18 years old. My young age and my high aspirations have always attracted critics and skeptics around me.

So I had to learn right away that not everyone would understand my intentions, supporting my programs and my goals, and that not all would get on the train of my dreams!

Credibility and trust need time, also for those who are not skeptics!

So it would be a waste to wait until even the skeptics believe in us before hitting the ground and running in building the vision we have for our lives!

We must also add that those who are skeptical even though we try to please them, not necessarily will change their mind!

I remember Jesus’ parable of the rich man and Lazarus, where The rich man lying in the underworld tells Abraham to send a prophet to announce to his family about the actual existence after death. Abraham responds that even if they saw a dead rise again, they (the skeptics) would not believe!

Therefore, not everyone will get on the train of our vision, but this must not affect the enthusiasm and determination that must distinguish our life.

Let us use the skeptics to fuel even more our batteries and let us ignore their negativity!

Guy Sottile

Built for Action!

Built and designed for action.

Excellence always requires a high price to be reached! It takes everything we have to become what we want, it is not a manna that falls from the sky!

We must be willing to pay the price for success. Do not disperse your energies to find shortcuts to success. Look for shortcuts will result in a life full of disappointments and defeats!

Excellence is never granted. You will never find a call to excellence with the discount card attached to it. If that happens then we are faced with a convenient shorthand that is totally destructive!

The great Tolstoy said that man can not be at the same time idol and at rest. Resting energy and save money while on vacation, when you are tired is when you need to recharge your batteries and this is a natural thing to do.

But if this habit becomes the rule of our lives with which we want to climb success and grab excellence, then we are headed for a road that leads to the destruction of our lives and shatter our dreams!

We were built for action, and if we do not act we do not feel well, but mostly we do not feel fulfilled.

We are all a tool designed to do and when we do not act we deny the purpose for which we were created. Of course we must equip ourselves for action. We need to put the right fuel. If we do not have a diesel car we do not put diesel fuel in it.

Therefore it is crucial to put the right fuel in the engine of our minds and our creativity.

We must have a clear goal. Do not act just to act. Our actions must have a clear goal, represented by the vision for which we were created. Understanding the purpose of our individual existence is the foundation of our actions.

We also need to draw a path and not deviate ever from it. The course is outlined by the principles that motivate our actions. Out of those principles you go off the path and exit the race with sometimes irreparable consequences!

Out of the right path we find suffering, disputes, breakdown of relationships, shame and confusion. Often taking shortcuts results in efforts to go out of the way that our Creator has designed for us. Keeping yourself in the right path glorifies the One who has created us and amplifies the purpose for which we were created, sealing our success!

Created for the action and ready to pay the price for success is the profile of those who live a life worth living without regret.

Acting wrongly, passing from a shortcut to the other, on the contrary, leads to a life insipid that eventually produces only regrets. If you still have not done it, it is time to take action with regard to the finishing line in order to say: It is DONE, the purpose for which I was created I did it and did it faithfully without cutting corners and without savings, but above all without regrets.

Many remember Jesus for the cross, but few for his statement on the cross: IT IS DONE!

GUY Sottile

Continuous!

The word for today is Continuous!
This word highlights both a strong negativity and a strong positivity!
If I move away from my strengths and potentialities and do it all the time, then I’m in a collision course and in a very dangerous path.
If, on the other hand, I focus on my strengths and potentialities and do so continually, then and only then I am on the journey that leads to success!
I can say that I continue doing today what I started doing 30 years ago, because 30 years ago I started my growth journey!
Are you continuously following your growth journey or are you constantly changing direction and going zigzag?
Many tend to overestimate what they can do today and underestimate what they can do in a lifetime!
Growing continually in our strengths is the only guarantee that our tomorrow will be better!
Guy Sottile

Let it go!

The word for today is to let go! 
We live in a time of tension and anger. 
This brings our society to have an aggressive attitude and to stir up reactions that hurt us first and then those who have hurt us! 
Closely monitoring the behavior of people around us, it is easy to capture many wounds that affect their attitudes. 
Everyone seems to have an answer to make justice and unleash their anger against the injustice received! 
The real answer to the reactionary and often justified anger is LETTING GO, ignore and work on ourselves before we positively influence others! 
What does it means to let go? 
 1. Letting go does not mean trying to change the person who has hurt us but to accept what that person did to us! 

 2. Letting go does not mean change the past but decide not to be strangled by it. 

 3. Letting go does not mean to blame others but face the truth even if it hurts. 

 4. Letting go does not mean to be dogmatic about the fact that we are right, but be open to learn and grow from failures. 

 5. Letting go does not mean finding simplistic solutions but learn to live with our questions so that we grow our character to find the right answers. 

 6. Letting go means choosing to forgive to live in the freedom of the present and the hope of the future. 

 7. Letting go is to change the negative effect of fear and have an attitude of love and hope for a better future.
Guy Sottile

Difficulties!

The word for today is difficult!
The real difficulty is not in developing new ideas BUT in escaping from the old ones!

By nature, people always try to avoid the difficult things and the obstacles that life presents to them. 

But life is difficult and climbing to success is always on the rise!

When People ask me why our life is so difficult I always answer: what is the alternative?

There are no alternatives when you go uphill, if you do not push forward you are sucked in and you always return to the starting point!

So, if life is tough, you have to adopt an attitude that not only expects the difficulties but embraces them with discipline and determination!

Our destiny can not be controlled by emotions but by the determination we can be equipped to face our difficulties!

This is the reason why we must not only accept our life and its difficulties but we must lead it with the determination that every day can be overcome despite its difficulties!

Life is difficult but I can win if I have the right attitude that expects difficulties always knowing that paying the price always reach the prize!

Difficulties exist to develop our creativity, major component of a life worth living!
Guy Sottile

The word for today is WHY!

The word for today is why!
 When I think of this word I think of the little children who just start to talk. 

 They just ask the reason for everything. Their attitude is due to the fact that coming into this world they want to find out the why of everything in order to understand better the meaning of the things that make up their lives. 
Then just teenagers, it seems that the little that they know is enough to take the place of control of their lives and why, that is, the search for the truth of things, seems to diminish or even disappear. 
The word why should always be present in us for life and not just at its beginning.
 When we ask or wonder why, we open the door to dialogue. When dialoguing we listen to what others think, feel, and hope. In doing so we extend our knowledge, we enter the lives of others, we understand the actions unknown to us, and their motivations.
 Who wonders why is positioned to lead because wants to understand the nature of things that guide our daily actions and the actions of those around us. 
But this word is also very useful to understand ourselves and why we act according to our nature and especially why we have the character that we have. 
Why helps us relate to others. In his leadership Jesus often used the word why to encourage others to understand the reason for their actions, and almost always to show that these actions were the result of culture and tradition and not their own beliefs. 
This attitude led others to see their own inconsistencies and change their way of thinking and acting. 
Why is a good word, without it we feel like stuck in traffic in a metropolis, with it we see the journey of our lives and our relationships less chaotic and much clearer. 
So let’s start our day asking ourselves why we do what we do and why we believe what we believe!
Guy Sottile