The true meaning of Easter!

The true meaning of Easter!

Our life is full of conflicting events and emotions.
There is the joy of victory and the agony of defeat.

There is the consciousness of being appreciated but also the consciousness of being ignored.

There is the satisfaction of justice but also the bitter wound of injustice.
There is the thrill of being loved but also the disappointment of being rejected.

There is the darkness of the night but also the light of day.
There is health but also sickness.

There is the full taste of life but also the hurt of death.
There is the hope of Christmas but also the harsh reality of Calvary.

Thank God for Easter which completes the list of opposites.
There is death and the Via Dolorosa of Good Friday, but there is the resurrection of Easter which proves that in Jesus we have eternal life!

The empty tomb is the proof but also the martyrdom of hundreds of witnesses of the resurrection who faced death with the belief that there is a resurrection, just as Jesus was preaching and has historically shown!

With the apostle Paul, we can then say: “Death, where is your strength”?
In a world where relativism and the center take the place of opposites and absolute, Easter reminds us that those who do not believe are lost, but those who believe even if dead will live!

Happy Easter!
Guy Sottile

The word for today is Try!

The word for today is Try!

This is a good word but certainly not a great word!

How many times have we said, okay I’ll try?

Trying gives out a sense of resignation.

In other words, I try and if I can not do it is okay!

Trying always leaves a way out if we fail in our intent!

Doing, on the contrary, leaves no way out.

I do it and do not give up until I can reach my purpose!

Let’s face our day with the attitude of doing and not trying, do not “let go of the bone” until we reach the established goal!

Determination and not feelings control our destiny!

Guy Sottile

Dedication!

The word for today is dedication!

What is the difference between the people who fulfill their projects and those who do not? What is the difference between people who have a dream that becomes a reality and those who, on the contrary, do not ?

The secret lies in their dedication!

Mistakenly people think that the ones are smarter or better than the others and this is the main ingredient of their success.

The real difference lies not on a higher rate of intelligence or even of luck but on the rate of dedication that is engaged once a project undertaken.

Dedication produces perseverance, courage, passion and desire!

Dedication is not in the mind but in the heart and, therefore, the in the values ​​we believe in and invest our lives on!

Today, if you think your pace is slowing down and that your steps are stumbling, measuring the rate of your dedication is the only way you can pick up the right steps that will lead you to the success of your projects!

The strongest and most effective words of Jesus were spoken on the cross when He said, IT IS FINISHED!

The secret of the achievement of his purpose which involved the death on the cross was certainly the dedication he had to his plan to reconnect humanity with the Father, even at the cost of his life!

May these words awaken in us the dedication necessary to accomplish the projects that make our individual life worth living!

Guy Sottile

Vision simplifies life!

The lack of a vision complicates our life BUT a clear vision makes our life easier!

Without vision the path before us is incredibly wide; with a clear vision the road narrows down and takes speed.

The vision simplifies life because it controls our decisions and makes us understand what we must do and what we must avoid.

Vision is our permanent address, our point of arrival (destination), therefore our destiny.

Virtually, vision dictates our priorities, thus lightening our responsibilities and making our actions more effective!

Vision simplifies life!

Guy Sottile

Dynamic!

The word for today is dynamic!

When I think of a dynamic person, I think of someone who is engaging, enthusiastic, warm, caring, positive, charismatic and compelling!

We would all like to be dynamic people because the dynamic person is like a magnet that draws attention to himself and his projects.

Unfortunately not everyone has a dynamic personality and thinks that this is a handicap for his relationships .

Nevertheless, reflecting more deeply on the word dynamism, it turns out that being only dynamic is not alone sufficient for success!

The word that comes to mind alongside dynamism is RELIABILITY. In fact the majority of dynamic people, often, are not reliable!

Dynamism makes us enter into the heart of the people but is reliability and dependability that makes us remain in the hearts and sympathies of the people.

Being reliable means being honest , showing off what we really are inside!

Let us strive to be dynamic people but without reliability our every effort will be leading to an immediate success that will not last for long making our efforts vain!

To be is better than to do!

This is the reason why to Moses’ question to God “ Who are you”, He answered: I AM!

Dynamism + reliability = Positive influence that lasts for ever!

Guy Sottile

The word for today is Success!

The word for today is Success!

To succeed, one must not pursue success, BUT VALUE.

Becoming people of value in a specific area will draw attention on us!

The value we represent does not lead us to success but attracts success!

In growing to significance and value, we become people who produce solutions to people’s needs!

The more our value increases the more our success increases!

If you become an expert in many areas, a jack of all trades, the percentage of value that we could have in one specific area decreases.

You can be of a good value in different areas and masters in none.

Let’s move from Ordinary to Extraordinary focusing on our strength and not on our weaknesses!

Think of Tiger Woods, Barbara Striesan, Michael Jordan, Alberto Tomba and many others: their success derives from the value they have achieved in a specific area!

What value do you give to your talent?

What will you be remembered for?

Jesus of Nazareth made himself full of value: He declared that if a person was hungry he was the bread of life!

If a person was thirsty, he was the water of life!

As a person what value do you give to yourself?

Start today intentionally to invest in becoming a person of value and success will be the natural consequence of your investment!

Guy Sottile