(The Things We Postponed that Rob Us of Life Today)

In our changing world, people tend to become busier than ever. May it be in our work, business, studies and other activities, that we tend to postpone a lot of important things in our lives. These are the more important things that we take for granted because we always find excuses behind our busy schedule or plain laziness (I for one am guilty). But seldom that we realize that postponing these things cause our stress and rob us of our happiness and our very LIFE itself.

We all want to live the GREATEST life we can... and it’s never too early or too late to start. The time is NOW!

Give Back NOW!

It is never too early or too late! Don’t develop a thinking of “I’ll give back whenever I have excess” because if you do, believe this – you’ll never have “enough”, how much more for “excess?” No matter how much you have it will never be enough if you allow that kind of thinking.

Giving back starts as little as you could afford; proportionate to your capabilities. How can you afford to give back a lot if you never learn to give even just a little? Take John Davidson Rockefeller for example, he gave back 10% of his first $1M. Most thought that he was able to give that much because, well he had so much, but what most don’t realize is that he started giving back from his first pay check. So it was no big deal for him to let go of the $100,000.

Think of this – We are all just stewards of all the wealth and all things in this world. We all decide on what we do with what were entrusted to us but this is for sure, we can’t take anything to our grave after our lives here on earth are over. Not even a single possession. “There’s only so much fortune a man really needs, the rest is just for showing off.”

Reconcile NOW!

It is never too early or too late. It is just pride that holds us back from doing this. Those who hold grudges carry a heavy burden upon their shoulders. Wouldn’t you want to get rid of that heavy load off? Reconcile now! Even if you think it’s not your fault. It doesn’t hurt to say “I’m sorry.” (it would only hurt your precious pride). But if you want to continue carrying that heavy burden all the way, go ahead and nurture that pride of yours. If not, be the first to seek reconciliation. Put that heavy load down and if the other party doesn’t want to reconcile then it’s their load to carry.

Excel NOW!

It is never too early or too late. Now is the right time. Whatever situation you are in right now, aim for excellence in whatever you do. Don’t wait for you to have a higher position. Excel now! May it be in school, your work, business and other fields. And when you finally reach the target, always aim to “excel now!”

Ask For Help NOW!

It is never too early or too late. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. No one can live alone by himself. Everyone needs help once in a while. How can you be able to pass on help if you yourself don’t ask for it? Same as “you can’t teach/preach what you yourself don’t understand.”

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. It doesn’t hurt to ask. (again the only one being hurt would be your pride) If you sincerely ask, GOD’s worldwide networks will start working for you.

Do you know the word “ALAM”? it stands for “Amang Libre Ang Magtanong.”

Take Authority/Responsibility NOW!

It is never too early or too late. We are blessed with the power to rule over all other creations and things on this world. But don’t let these other creations and things rule over us. These things are given for us to properly use and manage. The world owes no man a living but it provides every man an opportunity to make a living. It is our God given right, but always remember that every right implies responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; and every possession, a duty. Take control and authority over your life and now is the time.

Exercise NOW!

It is never too early or too late. One is never too young or too old to do this as long as you are capable. (don’t wait until you’re incapable) And this doesn’t always mean the “body.” One should also exercise his mind and thoughts. We all owe it to ourselves to have a healthy mind and body. We can never rule out that there is a demand for us to exercise but more often than not, these things are left for none because we find too many excuses not to do so. Start now! And you’ll find the ability to cope with this great demand.

Seek Knowledge and Wisdom NOW!

It is never too early or too late. Like the previous one, a person is never too young or too old to seek knowledge and wisdom. Life is a never ending learning process. If you are not growing then you’re probably dying. The advantage of education is to better fit a man in his life. Now is the time to seek new knowledge and wisdom. One can never understand all but at least try to understand the most you can. Each time the lessons are studied comes some new meaning, some new thought which will make us better.

One can seek to have the maximum knowledge and wisdom on certain aspects but one can also seek to have knowledge and wisdom on multiple aspects and fields. Don’t pay too much attention on the saying “Jack of traits, master of none” but instead think of it this way – “Jack of all traits, master in one.” (or more)

Thank GOD for All Things NOW!

Always have an attitude for gratitude. Be always thankful, whatever is the name of your GOD. If you believe that all things work for the good, you would develop this kind of attitude. Whether may it be good things, bad things, ugly things, they all work for the good. Trust me on this. If the things that you considered “bad things” didn’t happen to you in the past, do you think you would be in the situation or would be the person you are now? These things had helped you to decide and take actions to achieve your “present.” All of these things are part of the greater plans that we can only assume and imagine. Learn to appreciate and look at the brighter side of things no matter how gloomy it may seem. So always thank GOD for all things now!

Start believing, doing and achieving the GREATEST life you can. And there’s no better time than NOW!

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