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Passion: The Power Behind Your Vision

Your passion is the wind and wings behind your dreams and vision. Your passion energizes and affirms your vision and gives meaning to your purpose. Your passion is the life within your soul and it strengthens your desire to succeed at whatsoever you do. Your passion is a big deal to your vision, dreams, and relationships because it keeps hope alive.

Your passion is your expression and it uniquely defines you. It enhances your ability to focus on what really matters.

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Taking a look at how our passion affects your relationship, it’s clear that there is no relationship that can thrive without passion. All relationship works when passion is involved; be it business, marital, spiritual or platonic relationships. It’s not a surprise that even in the holy book it is clearly stated we can only seek God when we are totally consumed with loving Him; that is passion.

Passion in a relationship keeps the flame alive. Nobody seeks what they are not passionate about. Once passion runs out in a relationship, the relationship would most likely crash except the fire of passion is rekindled again. We are all created as passionate beings with passion in our soul and it is given for expression. Once there is no room created for expression, passion fizzles out naturally and it is redirected to something more productive or responsive. You have the responsibility to protect your passion and make sure it applied and expressed positively to things that matter because your passion keeps you focused on your dreams and relationships.

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Your passion is the air by which your relationship thrives and soars. Your passion spurs you to dream, hope, give, sacrifice, succeed, etc.
When passion dies in a relationship the desire to continue with a person or a group of people automatically leaves too. Take a look at where you are now; how passionate are you about your spouse, your career, your friendships your relationship with God? The list is endless. Are you merely managing or surviving in that relationship? Do you need to reignite your passion again?

When you are passionate about something, it’s almost infectious; it can be felt by the next person because it creates an energy that has great depth of intensity to create change.

The amazing truth about passion is that it can be reignited again if you make an effort to dream, focus and light the fire again.
Fall-outs do happen between couples, bosses and their staff, business partners and friends when the passion that fuels the relationship is left to dry out. We keep passion alive when we engage the power of focus to pursue our goals. Distraction is a big enemy of passion.  You must find what you are passionate about to stay alive and relevant; you must pursue passion intentionally and apply it in a positive way.  Stay passionate, stay focused, stay positive and stay connected. Rekindle the fire and find your passion!

 

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Vision, purpose and passion. Relationship road map.

Your passion is the wind and wings behind your dreams and vision. Your passion energizes and affirms your vision and gives meaning to your purpose. Your passion is the life within your soul and it strengthens your desire to succeed at whatsoever you do. Your passion is a big deal to your vision, dreams, and relationships because it keeps hope alive.. Your passion is your expression and it uniquely defines you. It enhances your ability to focus on what really matters.
Taking a look at how our passion affects our relationship, it’s clear that there is no relationship that can thrive without passion. All relationship works when passion is involved, be it business, marital, spiritual or platonic relationships. It’s not a surprise that even in the holy book it is clearly stated we can only seek God when we are totally consumed with loving Him, now that is passion.
Passion in a relationship keeps the flame alive. Nobody seeks what they are not passionate about. Once passion runs out in a relationship , the relationship would most likely crash except the fire of passion is rekindled again. We are all created as passionate beings with passion in our soul and it is given for expression. Once there is no room created for expression, passion fizzles out naturally and it is redirected to something more productive or responsive. You have the responsibility to protect your passion and make sure it applied and expressed positively to things that matter because your passion keeps you focused on your dreams and relationships.
Your passion is the air on which your relationship thrives and soars. Your passion spurs you to dream, hope, give, sacrifice, succeed e.t.c .
When passion dies in a relationship the desire to continue with a person or a group of people automatically leaves too. Take a look at where you are now , how passionate are you about your spouse, your career, your friendships your relationship with God, the list is endless. Are you merely managing or surviving in that relationship? Do you need to reignite your passion again.
When you are passionate about something it’s almost infectious, it can be felt by the next person because it creates an energy that has great depth of intensity to create change.
The amazing truth about passion is that it can be re ignited again, if you make an effort to dream, focus and light the fire again,
Fall outs do happen between couples,bosses and their staffs, business partners and friends when the passion that fuels the relationship is left to drift away. We keep passion alive when we engage the power of focus to pursue our goals. Distraction is a big enemy of passion . You must find what you are passionate about to stay alive and relevant, you must pursue passion intentionally and apply it in a positive way. Stay passionate, stay focused ,stay positive and stay connected. Rekindle the fire and find your passion!

Vision- purpose- passion: Relationship Road Map (II)

Purpose is important to all relationships because it puts all things in proper perspective. Once purpose is taken out of any relationship it loses its essence and ceases to bring fulfillment. For instance getting married is not a means in itself, it should be a means to an end and the end is what establishes the purpose of marriage. People do not become business partners just for the funVision Couple of being partners. There is always a common course and a bigger force that keeps such unions intact.

Purpose in every relationship affirms its relevance because it gives clarity to every vision. Your vision without purpose is incomplete because purpose is what gives your vision direction. It’s of utmost importance to understand, review and re-examine your purpose on a regular basis. You must always be able to answer the questions about why you are where you are, what you want and stand to achieve. Establishing the purpose of your relationship keeps you focused and aids you in making good choices like the choice of a spouse, a friend, business partners or an appropriate staff. Choices made without purpose leads to frustration, like finding yourself on the wrong team, friendship with people who do not uphold or share your core values, or finding yourself married to a spouse who does not share your vision of passion.

Properly defined purpose makes sure you engage the company of those who are going in the same direction as you. Purpose helps you set and achieve the right goals. When purpose is properly defined it transcends all obstacles and remains your tangible catalyst for success. Your purpose keeps you on the path of discipline, it’s stronger than your feelings and emotion and it gives you the reason to go on against all odds. Your purpose keeps you in pursuit of your vision with passion. Redefine your purpose today, by relating and engaging with purpose. Let your life’s choices be purpose driven.

Vision-Purpose-Passion: Relationship Road-Map

Every part we take in life is always intertwined with the vision, purpose and passion in our soul. There is hardly anyone successful in any area of life that does not have these three major factors to contend with. They are very important because they do have a strong effect on the core of the choices we make and this in turn determines where we eventually end up in life.
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When it comes to the issue of relationships, your vision, purpose and passion must be a major determinant of what you choose, where you start, where you are now and where you intend to go. Your vision gives you sight and help you to see beyond your immediate needs. It creates a perfect picture of where you want to go.
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Your vision should inform and inspire your choices. As regards relationship, it should help you choose the right man, woman, friends, team and group to work out your vision with. Unfortunately most people just walk into all sorts of relationships with what can be termed as temporary blindness and when they eventually face the consequences of not having a vision at all or not seeing correctly the temporary blindness would clear off. It’s always a case of rude awakening, when faced with the reality of haven taken a wrong turn. Your vision should determine where you go and who you choose to go with you. Every relationship would eventually face the test of time and no relationship is immune to this fact. So do get your vision right to keep your relationship intact. If you start your life’s journey without getting your vision clear and you make a double mistake of getting someone or a group of people on the journey with you, the relationship would eventually hit the rocks.
Your vision is a powerful instrument in getting direction for your relationships. Parties involved in a relationship must both share and understand where their relationship is headed. “When there is no vision, people cast off restrain”, the Good Book says. Your vision would lead you to your purpose. Join me on the next edition as we discuss the place of purpose in our relationships.

Relationships That Makes or Mars Your Destiny

In following up on our previous discussion about choosing the right company, I would like us to look closely at how to identify healthy relationships.  This issue is a big deal this year because it’s a major determinant of the choices you would make and how far you would go in Friends 1the right direction.

Two cannot walk together except they agree.  If you are in any type of relationship that does not esteem your values, it’s time to move on.  It could be a business relationship that has kept you grounded for years.  You could even silently be in an abusive relationship that has totally battered your self esteem. You might have forgotten who you really are.  It’s time you find yourself.  I have been able to apply this principle with great discipline these past years and it has changed my life and perception tremendously.

So how do we recognize relationships that are good for us?

–         A good relationship inspires you to pursue your life’s purpose.
It supports an excellent attitude and encourages you to operate at your optimum performance.

–         A good relationship helps you to sharpen your skill.  “Iron sharpens iron; so does a man sharpens the countenance of his friend”, so says the Friends 2Holy Book.  It encourages you to step out of mediocrity.

–         A good relationship upholds good character like integrity, faithfulness, sincerity, truthfulness, etc.

–   A good relationship helps you to confront the truth about yourself.  No flattering but a loving appraisal of who you truly are and encourages you to make changes where it matters most.

-A good relationship invests in your destiny. It’s not just about taking from you all the time but would give all it takes to see you grow and expand.

If the relationship you are in right now makes you feel incapable, belittles your ability and puts you under consistent pressure to always prove your self-worth, it is therefore dangerous to your existence. Choose wisely and choose carefully.  He that takes a flight with achievers ultimately finds and fulfills purpose. Take a walk into the light; you can do it!

Change Your Company

As we start the new year, I would like to take some time to address the quality and the effect of the relationships we have at present and the type we should attract during the course of the year. It cannot be over-emphasized because it can determine how your year turns out in the long run. It’s a new year and the best gift you can give yourself in this new season is to take a closer look at the company you keep. It might just be photowhat you consciously need to do to take you to the next level.

No man is an island unto himself; we have been designed to depend on one another to survive.  Relationship is a major part of our human  existence. Every relationship we have is important because it makes our life interesting, spurs us to achieve great things and it has a great effect on our entire life’s purpose.  Our relationships can be a catalyst for change, growth, failure or success. This points to the fact that we need to choose discreetly those we closely relate with.

A popular adage says, “show me your friends and I can tell who you are.” Your friends are a reflection of you.  Another wise man says, “you smell like the company you keep.”  The Holy Bible also affirms that bad company corrupts good manners. When we spend time with people over time, we consciously or unconsciously  adopt their values, beliefs  and culture.

Any relationship that is not adding value to you is definitely taking virtue from you.  You need to make a conscious effort in discerning a healthy and unhealthy relationship.  Are your friends goal setters or they just jump into ever opportunity that presents itself?  Does your relationship with them build your self-esteem or keeps you away from self discovery?  This and many other  questions you would  need to answer to know if you need to dislodge them or continue on this journey.

He that keeps the company of fools eventually becomes one.  He that takes counsel from the wise adopts the same attitude with time.  It’s time to drop the baggage.  It’s time to make a change.  Happy New Year and welcome to happy new you!

Give Your Partner a New Year Gift!

It has been with pleasure of monumental proportions that I have had all of you read from me in the course of 2013 as this blog on Romance and Happy Living launched in the last quarter of the year.  It has been my determined desire since that time to give you quality value that should improve your relationship and make your life happy whether you are married, single, divorced or in a relationship.  As the year rolls to an end and as we enter the year 2014, it is my desire that you make it count!  I will do my utmost to give you tips that will make the year magical especially in the realm of your relationship.

As the year tees off, it is important that you give your spouse, partner or couplesfiance/fiancee a New Year Gift.  What is that gift?  They are in two packages…

1.  LET YOUR ATTITUDE BE RIGHT

With a right attitude, you will make the year fruitful for both you and your partner.  You may have all the degrees by the thermometer but if you have no good attitude, you will have your relationship running down the hills and heading for drowning.  As you might already have known, attitude is everything.  A good attitude is the best insurance against unforeseen crisis in your relationship.  Always look out for the best in your partner and see the best out of every bad situation.  That is a good gift to give your partner this New Year.

2.  CHANGE THAT WRONG HABIT

Certain habits that have been with you from childhood may not be helping your relationship.  It could be too much of an open mouth or an inability to take in constructive advice meant for your good.  For some, it is not being able to handle household chores for ladies and hanging out with all the wrong people (for the guys).  Take stock of all the stuff that your partner complains about constantly and make a decision to take a shot at stopping them.

You will be shocked how happy and excited your partner will be if you present these two gifts to them this New Year.  Above applying your deliberate effort to effect the changes required, your closeness to God in prayers and commitment to make the year a season of a closer walk with your Maker will spice up your relationship like you never thought possible.

It is a New Year and your life will be the better for it if you make the right choices.

Happy New Year and stay prosperous for all the right reasons.