Time defined!

Time is the most important component of our life.

It is related to our emotions. We focus on what we consider important and what we feel like doing.

When we say we do not have time we say a lie because we always find the time to do what we feel like doing!

The principle to learn is that our time is stimulated and managed by our emotions!

Let’s embrace the right emotions – feelings, only in this way will we manage our time wisely!

Guy Sottile – GLA

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Just do it!

The word for today is do it !

There are two types of people. Those who act when they feel ready to act and those who act even if they do not feel ready, knowing that their good deeds will also produce the right emotions.

It is not the emotions that control our actions, but our actions that control our emotions!

Knowing what is the right thing to do, even if we don’t feel like doing it, always brings lasting fruit to our lives.

How many of us today know clearly what they have to do but falter because not supported by their emotions?

Emotions are like electric wires that come into contact in the wrong way creating short circuits.

The right actions are those processes that put the right wires in contact with each other in order to produce energy and not short-circuits.

For people of faith, the challenge is to act according to their conscience, not because it makes them feel good, but because it is the right thing to do!

The essence of relativism lies in the emotions: we do what makes us feel good!

This emotional anarchy produces short circuits that cause the confusion and the injustice in which we live today.

The Apostle Paul said in Romans chapter 7, that he knew what was the right thing to do but he wouldn’t do it because he didn’t have the right emotions and, therefore, was doing what he didn’t want to do!

Simply put, never let your emotions dictated the details of your actions.

The chapter ends with the question: Who shall bring me out of this trap?

In Romans8, Paul says that Jesus is his model and example who saves him from this confusion because he reveals the meaning of life: get in connection with our creator!

In Ephesians Paul concludes this argument by saying that salvation has the aim of producing good works, that is, good deeds, prepared, and this is the gem, for those who act righteously!

Act righteously and your emotions will produce light and not short-circuits.

Just do it!

Guy Sottile

God’s principles and laws!

Life is not a game BUT an opportunity to be taken and to be completed!

We do not play with our life!

The principles and the laws to lead our life are not given to accommodate our vices and our mistakes BUT to awaken our conscience and thus produce the NEEDED transformation to live a life worth living that beyond success wants to reach SIGNIFICANCE!

Credible!

If our actions are done to please others, then we are politicians and not leaders!

The leader sees before others and beyond others.

He is not a performer of the will of many BUT the lookout who discovers the path that benefits everyone and creates a permanent well-being for all.

Those who follow the leader do so not because they are forced but because they see the leader as a CREDIBLE guide!

Here is the goal to which each of us should long for: Be credible guides and not popular leaders because popularity is temporary but credibility lasts over time!

Jesus, leader and king of a Kingdom and not of a religion, is not always popular in his teachings but remains credible after 2018 years because his principles if applied, by those who believe and do not believe, make our life worth living!

In fact, like Thomas, if we try the principles taught by Jesus, we will discover His credibility and therefore the reason for our existence!

Focus on being credible and not popular and you will discover the leader within you!

Guy Sottile

Tough!

The word for today is tough!

This is one of those words that has two definite meanings: one negative and one positive.

Let s start with the negative one, very much in vogue today.

Many people show their toughness with a rude attitude, being harsh, brutal and sometimes violent.

This stems from a concept that has its roots in the thought that only the toughest and strongest are worthy of attention, trust and submission.

They have a tense face , probably several tattoos, make a loud voice to reclaim their position, their titles at the expense of the weak.

This hardness is almost always justified by deep wounds and bad experiences that these “tough” people have suffered in their lives, making them suspicious, doubtful and always on the defensive.

This hardness will never cure their wounds but on the contrary will feed them until their hardness will eventually make them implode.

Just remember what happened in the life of Pharaoh that harshly confronted Moses until the same toughness pulverized him completely!

The positive side of the word tough is in the ability to deal with adversity, to recover quickly, to have a strong character despite the obstacles that need to be overcome.

Here is the person who does not abandon his dream, his goals and is tough inside, determined to achieve his goals without exploiting the lives of others but, rather, attracting them in his quest for a permanent well-being for all !

The question that I address to you for this new day is if you are a tough person in a negative or positive sense of the word.

I remember a story in which a tough man was asked if he ever was down.

His response was: never! I am always up or getting up but never down.

This is the tough person we all need to become!

Guy Sottile

Contagious!

The word for today is contagious!

Whether we like it or not, our daily living brings us in touch with other people.

When you get in touch with others, 2 things happen:

1. We give or receive a positive contagion

2. We give or receive a negative contagion

There is not a third possibility!

My question is whether we prefer a positive contagion or negative contagion.

The question is clearly rhetorical!

In fact, if we could choose which contagion to receive, the answer would certainly be to be influenced positively by the people we come into contact with.

In the same way, other people prefer to receive our positive contagion!

In our daily life, we add value and positive contagion to others or we detract value because of our negativity!

Therefore, let us examine ourselves and the type of contagion with which we influence others.

In the same way, let’s rub shoulders with those who positively influence us and run away from those who negatively influence us. An old proverb says “who walks with the lame learns to limp”.

Let’s stay close to the people who celebrate us and not tolerate us!

I add that those who walk with those who positively influence them, learn to add value to others, thus giving a positive meaning to the mission of their life!

Guy Sottile

Daring!

The word for today is daring!

There is no single model for successful people. It depends on the various personalities, timing and opportunities.

To dare, therefore to risk, is one of the few common features of all people who have succeeded.

There is no progress and remuneration without a conscious will to risk.

To risk, you have to dare and get out of your comfort zone.

Unfortunately, fear often keep us in the security of our mediocrity and discourages any risky action without which it is impossible to find success!

Keep in mind that to dare you have to come out of your area of comfort and convenience but NEVER from your areas of strength!

If we do not follow this principle, the risk will be too great and we will crash against a life of mediocrity!

For people of faith, daring means just putting their faith in action!

Know what God has designed for each of us, the talents He has given us and dare to believe in faith that He has a wonderful plan for our lives!

Here is the difference between nominal believers and real ones: the one who really believes, is not content with the mediocrity inherent in the status quo!

Those who have faith do not dare to reach the victory but dare because they act from a position of victory!

Daring is a good word that must not scare us but must instead become a constant in achieving the goals of our life!

Do not dare to believe but dare because you believe!

Guy Sottile