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" You never know for certain where the loyalties of all others lie but you always know where your loyalties should lie. Where the loyalties of others lie is not as important as yours, for their loyalty does not define you but yours does." NosaJ
We are loyal to some causes or purposes, involuntarily or voluntarily but not necessarily dedicated to them.We are dedicated to some ideas, purposes or causes but we are not necessarily loyal to them. To make sense of that is the example of being loyal to your employer and going to work every day but not necessarily being dedicated to what you do. Fulfillment requires both. To make sense of the other part is the example of being dedicated to the idea of helping others or being with others but not being loyal to the reality of doing so or what it entails.
Success: ` A thought to begin with, an idea, a belief that can only become a reality with your loyalty and dedication to the realization of your goals.'
It is great and admirable to be loyal to any cause, to a person or to a place, but even more important is loyalty to self, to your own cause, your beliefs, to who you, to what you are, how you are, where you want to be and to what you want to accomplish in life. It is noble and admirable to be loyal to others even to a fault but not to stupidity. Loyalty to others requires some sacrifices but not to sacrifice loyalty to self and to the success of your own goals.
It is not wise or admirable to be loyal to your circumstances, unless of course your circumstances are of good nature and how you want them to be. If they are not, that is a contradiction to the loyalty that you should have for your potential, your creativity and success in life.. If your spirit does not feel right about your circumstances as they are, it requires more persistent and consistent loyalty & dedication to your cause and goals. The most successful people in life and those who tend to achieve their goals are the ones loyal to themselves first and then to others. They are certainly persistent and dedicated.
Health:' This is basically about a very personal relationship with ourselves and our bodies'.
There is no escaping time and the aging process but there is such a thing as taking care of yourself and aging gracefully. The aging gracefully requires personal loyalty and dedication to taking care of the temple that is your body. Life imposes on us or we voluntarily accept the responsibility of taking care of others and servicing others, as we were once taken care of and may need be taken care of again in the future, but you owe it to yourself to be loyal and dedicated to taking care of yourself, your body and your health, while you can. If you cannot take care of yourself or your health fails you due to a lack of loyalty and dedication to your own well being, how can you take care of others anyway?
Financial Well being: `A state of being where you do not have to worry too much about bills, money or an unexpected emergency.'
Money is not everything but it certainly affords you a lot more options and the opportunity to help yourself and to help others accomplish more that requires money to be accomplished or free you from the distractions of how to get the next mortgage or rent payment taken care of.
A simple truth is that you need money to take care of yourself and to provide for others. Another simple truth is that although the purpose of education is to enlighten us and to enrich our minds with knowledge, it is also ultimately to facilitate a job or a profession that makes as much money as possible. It does not always work out that way of course and that is why you need loyalty and dedication to yourself to make it work out. .To interrupt or sacrifice your career, so that another may excel or to provide for family is grand and noble but it is also advisable to remember your loyalty to your own financial well being. There is always more than one way
to get to most destinations, especially financial well being. It does however require your loyalty and dedication.
Emotional Balance: `Oh what battles the heart and mind must have when it comes to personal relationships.'
If you are fortunate enough, your heart will take you to the right destination and person but life as we know it might eventually have your mind asking questions. Our emotions sway us in one direction and our desires sometimes sway us in another. Sometimes they coincide and sometimes they collide. Your loyalty and dedication to your relationship and to love helps you win that battle. In this respect a positive mind and a positive heart is always required. A healthy wallet or financial well being may also help avoid the battle of heart and mind but most of all loyalty and dedication to your heart and the reality rather than the fantasy of love
Intentional and unintentional series of event are the story of all our lives. Of these intentional and unintentional events, you have to ask yourself whether or not the situation that arises from them are as they should be or as you need them to be. Do you remain loyal to yourself or to the situation? If they coincide, then you are in a happy place. If they do not, then loyalty to yourself requires that you make some changes and take a leap of faith towards where you want to be , who you want to be, how you want to be and how you want all your relationships to be. Your happiness depends on it and your loyalty to a better you and a better life. Without loyalty and dedication relationships and things deteriorate or disappear. Think about those passwords you never used for a while or friends who belong to your past but not present.
Loyalty and dedication are characteristic that define who you are or who you become and you do not want anyone, anywhere or any circumstances to defile or distort your own loyalty and you certainly do not want to abandon your loyalty to self. There is no room for pretending for that room creates a vacancy for unhappiness.
Do not forget your loyalty and dedication to the divine and to God either. God does not just exist on Sunday's and the loyalty here is not so much about religion but about your own spiritual growth and relationship with God.
` If you do not have or give yourself some respect, no one else will give you the respect that you deserve. Respect attracts respect." NosaJ
A lack of respect for leadership or a lack of respect by leadership for the people is what can make nations fall. The same can be said of corporations or small companies and organizations. On a more microscopic and personal level to relationships. a lack of respect between partners is one of the factors that can lead to a breakdown of the relationship.
A lack of respect for anyone as a leader means that the leader cannot effectively lead others. Such a lack of respect for the leader affects faith and hope for a better future. It can lead to the questionable character of the leader, the chain of command and the breakdown of effective working relationship in any environment. Dysfuntional presides with a capital D.
If a man has no respect for the woman he is with, the woman no respect for the man, she is with, man with man or woman with woman, they should not be together for such a relationship is already on the way to departure. Respect belongs to love but can stand alone without love in any relationship but faith in the relationship requires some respect to sustain the relationship. The respect on this level also needs to be mutual.
The Parent child relationship is also based on some respect and survives most relationships until maybe the children grow up and becomes more independent and of course of their own mind. A child respects the parent not necessarily because the parent is the parent but probably more because of the way a parent is or the way of parenting.
Respect is not equivalent to fear or about beating it into a child. It is about earning it, teaching it and keeping it. It may require a raised voice from time to time or even an appropriate and corrective spanking but never a beating. In the earlier stages a child may be afraid of the parent(s) as the alphas anyway but such fear does go away eventually and better to go to respect and love, than anywhere or anything else.
Sometimes we think that our children are going to remain the same age forever when they are young or maybe we forget to remind ourselves that they will grow up. They grow up to be as tall as us. They may even hopefully grow up to be better and greater than us but if we fail to teach them the lesson of respect, the better and greater never happens. They are a reflection of us and we tend to leave a much larger imprint than we imagine, which has nothing to do with genetics but so much do do with nurturing.
And so respect is not just about parents or adults respecting self and each other but respecting everyone including the young and children. Age entitles no one to disrespect anyone else and neither does experience.
If you learn to respect yourself, your children while they grow up and others around you, there is sure to be more harmony and less discord to your own world and life. If harmony is continuously disrupted by arguments between parents, between parents and child, so it continues into adult hood and affects love also. If harmony is continuously disrupted between co-workers, there lies a more negative work environment instead of a more positive environment. It is a s you make it or contribute to it.
Wake up with some respect for the person lying next to you, if there is anyone lying next to you. They are one of the most important people in your life. Wake up with some respect for the person lying in you- you. Wake up with some respect for the people and things around you as well as your environment.
Respect is an attribute of all that is positive and the amount of respect that you have fuels your own positivity and how you feel.
Jason.U @ MondayMorningPositivity.com
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