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Disciplined

How would you like to be named among the greats of life? Today's Blog has the Key to be GREAT.


GREATNESS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE

Jim Collins, in his book "Good to Great", suggests that great companies become thus when they become complacent with the status quo. The key takeaway in the book is the embracing by persons the element of discipline in every aspect of one's life. Disciplined leaders, and people, reflect their discipline in thought which leads to disciplined action. To go from an excellent organization to a great one, Jim Collins reflects that disciplined people, disciplined thought, and disciplined action are all necessary. Disciplined people: means getting the right people and keeping them focused on excellence. 

Discipline

The bible describes it as possessing an excellent spirit. Daniel had this compliment paid to him in Daniel 5: 12, "Because an excellent spirit, knowledge, and understanding to interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve problems were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation."

To go from an excellent organization to a great one, you need disciplined people, disciplined thought, and disciplined action. Disciplined people: means getting the right people and keeping them focused on excellence.

Is there any wonder why many persons, organizations remain in the category of good or what is less than good? A struggle for all. Could it be that we do not have high schools, government, churches, persons principally because we settle for just good? Maybe few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life. One becomes accepting of just striving to attain good as a measure of success. 

The following are called  "Personal Greatness Accelerators" (PGA's) for your life today that can catapult persons into the greatness of life. 

S- SURROUND yourself with positive people who will enhance your discipline. Begin by examining the people you spend the most time with and ask yourself the question, are these persons helping to encourage the discipline in my life for potential greatness or not. If the answer is no, then what would you say needs to happen? 

F-Funeralize the past/Bury the dead and Celebrate the right things and anticipate the future.

Grab hold of the present and reach for the stars. 

R-Refuse to anaesthetize yourself. Live wide awake. Many persons bury themselves in an unproductive activity to escape the realities. Face life squarely and tackle the challenges with God's help and you will GROW. Remember a bit of discomfort in life lets you know that something is wrong and needs fixing. 

A-Avoid is vilifying others. Accept responsibility for whatever is not right, expect the best prepare for the worse and manage whatever life throughs at you. 

S-Sideline distractions. They are many. People, Social Media, Laziness, doubting oneself self, procrastination. 

T-Think Big. With God, all things are possible. 

E-Embrace Change and create change.

B-Be Confident in one's abilities and capacity to acquire ability. The biggest room in the world is room for improvement.

C-Consult and Collaborate with Experts.

C-Communication always

F-Fail forward, and avoid the fear of failure

S-Stretching one's imagination 

A-Avoid obsession with the none essential things 

T-Trust God and ask for Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding. True greatness resides only Christ. 

Picture yourself now and ten weeks from now. What do you see? Ask Daniel at age 18, as he becomes the second rule of a foreign nation, and where did God take him? Keep Pushing and watch God Blossoming into the great you. Your GROWTH continues now. 

Authored By Dr Paul A Scavella


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Cherished Desire

Hobab is either Moses' father in law or Moses' brother in law. The evidence point to the latter of the two. The reality is that he had experienced some nine months of fellowship with the people of God, around Sinai, he had witnessed the might hand of God and many miracles fought by the hand of God. He was a witness to not only what God did but how He came through for God's people every time there was a need. 


The evidence for him was first hand. It was now time for God to move the children of Isreal to advance God's people to the ultimate experience of the promised land, a land that is flowing with milk and honey, the finest of fruits, lush and fertile ground, and the great news is that God is not biased about who inherits the land. The land is available to whosoever will let him come—an open invitation.

 


Hobab was from the land of Midian; driftwood is what in the Bahamas one islander would refer to person from another island with the implication that because you are not a native of this island, then your rights are restricted.

 


Not so in this case; It is evident that Isreal is the conveyor of good news, that is available to all people. God was not willing that any should perish and hence He made heaven possible to all through the death of His son.

 


Moses extends the invitation to Hobab the Midianite come with us and complete the journey into the first-class promise land. Its the place provided by the Lord, It's free, no birth wright required, It will do you right merely because the Lord has spoken well if it.

 


The shocker here is however in all of this, is that while Hobab had experienced God's love and power first hand the young name turn down the offer of God and settles for a less than the best, estate here on this earth. He was willing to play second fiddle when the first was available free of cost.


Why? As reflected in his name, he cherishes a land of less value and worth than the gifted land of God.

 


Today many are just like Hobab. Christ provides the best opportunity in Christ; we spend time in his presence, we see His handling of the COVID sin problem and yet when called to make Christ our first and only choice cherished sins drive us to the tweets of the enemy, called Satan. The Lust of the eyes and the pride of life. 1 John 2:16

 


Man, by nature, is comfortable playing second fiddle when we could be the drop major. Can I invite you to reconsider this attitude today and get the best that the Designer God has to offer you? A New Life, the best life, Life in Jesus and now.

 


Dr Paul


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Forty Seven Years Wiser

Post-Independence Discovery: 

Growing up for me was very sheltered for a number of reasons. My view of this country was far from being less than perfect. The language of the struggle of the nation was all around me, yet I never took the time to examine it. The British influence at the time exposed the average Bahamian youth to the rich historical expression of British History, though at the same time keeping the blinders on to the truly political nature of the colonial impact on this island nation. 

Juvenile intrigue with British history embraced the stories of King Henry the 7th and 8th, Mary Queen of Scotts, to name a few. Relevant lessons assisted in understanding the evils of a compromised heart when empowered by the state to form ecclesiastical entities, to conveniently have one's way. 

This historical diet blinded one from the ill fate of Loyalist crashing the pristine Bahamian shores, assisted with British influence, restricting blacks, manipulating rights of the fertile land for selfish reasons, and benefiting the few at the expense of the majority.

People like Lynden Pindling, Milo Butler, Arthur Fawkes, and scores of others in the heyday of their youth came to understand the raping of this nation by a crafty few. 

One like myself would have grown up singing songs like going down Burma road, without understanding the ethos of Burma, and the struggle it espoused. Black Friday, and other significant events that arose during the late fifties and sixties leading up to 1973. 

In 1973 I was returning from a two-year journey with my parents to La Sierra California, where they attended university obtaining degrees in Educational leadership, and office procedures. The family and I return from California precisely one week after independence. The country was still buzzing with excitement from the reality of being an independent country with an outstanding leader in the person of Sir Lynden Pindling.

Fast forward to1980 having been assigned as a young ministerial intern to the island of Abaco, I realized that my declaration to U.S. friends while in California that the Bahamas is a prejudice-free zoon, was not valid any longer. There were islands in the Bahamas were blacks and whites did not worship together, where slave-like labour existed on farms, and where only the government teacher, police, and medical personal were allowed after sunset. What a shocker for the culturally void son of the soil from Nassau. What an eye-opener!

It was at this point that a clearer picture of the Bahamas, its struggle for majority rule, and independence erupted in the boy from Jerome Ave, via Bluff Eleuthera, and Landrail Point Crooked Island. Thank God. 

1973 is now more meaningful and the struggle contextualized. The upgraded educational system now includes some degree our heritage and history as a part of the curriculum. It is yet hoped that the accurate historical picture will galvanize future generations to protect and preserve the heritage God gave us to build a brighter future for those who come behind and find that we were faithful stewards.  

 

One must be concerned however for the preservation of the rich heritage forged by time, circumstances, and the will of the Lord. At its core is sound Christian values. The Love of the world, the lust of the eyes, and pride of life systematically erode strands of the national fabric. 

It is the cry of the writer to encourage every Bahamian to look up to the one and only true God, invite Him into one's life and determine to live in His will, put away, prejudice, malice, lewdness, and any other vice that threatens the fabric of this nation that emerged from Godly values, both now and for always. 

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One or Four Legged Financial Table?

Does your financial table exist on one leg or four legs?

Is your financial platform standing on more than one leg? The above photo gives a picture of what is the reality in the economy of most today. The Bahamian economy is almost like the table with one leg. Who is going to have the intestinal fortitude to impactfully and practically diversify the Bahamian economy? Current Bahamian news reports indicate that sixty per cent of the workforce centres around the tourism product. As a result of that, fifty to sixty per cent of the workforce is either presently unemployed or woefully underemployed. 

 

The table with one leg concept is the concept that such an economy builds on. 

 

Think of your income as a table; some tables have one leg; others have four legs. It is the view of the author that the table with four legs would provide additional stability, structure, weight capacity when compared to the table with just one stem. Beyond that, the one leg table collapsed due to fracture of the led; it has no other supporting let to lean on. The Bahamian economy has been relatively strong up and until the point of COVID and still shows gasping strength. 

 

Covid-19 forced the uncovering of the weakness of the one-legged table which served the Bahamas well for the past sixty years. 

 

What was good for the Bahamas between 1960 -2010 is no longer suitable for us today. The question is, as a nation and individual citizens have the level of comfort blinded us the need of diversification now? Maybe it is time to engage and embrace the four-legged table in the national economy as well as the personal economy now. 

 

Beyond the government adopting this fundamental economic approach as individuals, this is the only reasonable and practical thing to do. As private citizens, you are the architect of your fate. 

 

The wise old tale put it this way; never put all your eggs into one basket. The Bible posits in Ecclesiastes 11:1 Give a portion to seven and also to eight, for you know not what evil shall be upon the earth." While some many not subscribe to biblical economics, this proverb is undoubtedly the reality today and just common sense. 

 

To increase your net worth, begin considering building your four-legged table before the one-legged table collapse. If it has already collapsed there is still hope, start from the ground up. 

 

Sixty per cent of the Bahamian worker force is hoping that the one-legged table of tourism will reopen so that they can put food on that table, which is also my prayer, but four legs are always better than one. Sometimes God will even allow the one leg to collapse, so one's eyes are opened to other possibilities. 

For help and empowerment on how to expand your leg capacity connect with us at theblossomingplace@gmail.com

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Naming Them

Sometimes things happens in our lives and we have no idea as to how them came about.  In most instances the things that come about in our lives as achievement were carefully set out goals with time dependent attachments. Achievement for all intents and purposes don’t come about as some fly by night success story. They take time, effort, dedication, sacrifice, planning and an unrelenting spirit.

Milestones are the way markers for these ultimate achievements. They are measurable subsets of goals which allow you a birds eye view of how far you have come, the things that you have done well and others that haven’t been done so well. They allow you to see how you can improve on the things you’ve done well and identify the things that can and should be improved and/or eliminated altogether.

So again I ask you like I did last week “What are your MILESTONES?” And maybe more importantly, "What is your NEXT MILESTONE?” Might it be a big exam, marriage, parenthood, graduation, a promotion at work? It might be one of those things, or it might not be. Doesn’t really matter what does matter is that you are headed for something great.

Last week it was pointed out to me that yes I told you the milestone it’s going to be a journey, a process, at times it won’t be easy and it will get difficult, but you have to be willing to make the sacrifices even in the face of pain and hurt to achieve. What was pointed out to me is that I didn’t give clear cut practical examples on some of the ways necessary to achieve these small intermediate goals otherwise known as the MILESTONE. So I’m going to lay out 5 of the top tools I use when ever it is I’m trying to achieve something.

You’ve Got To Submit To Systems.
So you say PJ what do you mean by submit to systems. Well there are rules and regulations for everything in life. When you drive on the road there are certain rules a regulation in place, a system. When we abide by this road traffic system with stop signs, traffic lights, speed limits, different types of line dividers in the road (some allow you to over take, others mean you are not to over take). This system is in place so that you can get from your point of origin to your point of destination without being a danger to you, other vehicles or pedestrians. So you need to submit to systems or chances are you will never achieve anything in life. And this really is the big daddy of them all everything else falls into this submitting to systems.

Distractions Be Gone
You have to, no doubt about it, have to shut the distractions in your life down. When ever you are trying to move up to another level in life whether it be academically, in your marriage, in your company, starting your own company, with God then you have to rid yourselves of distractions. The best way to do this is to write down all the things you waste valuable time on. Write them down one by one. Chances are it’s Facebook, TV, WhatsApp, On the phone just talking, Sleeping and a whole host of other things. I want you to write it down what ever it is and then I need you to SHUT IT DOWN. It doesn’t have to be forever, but it does have to happen if you are going to get the milestone done.

Sacrifice
Not too many like this word. You have to give up to go up. You have to give up that which is already in your hands, you can literally already taste it, feel it, smell it. You have it already and you have to be able to give those things up. This also ties into getting rid of your distractions because it’s going to be a big sacrifice for most to rid themselves of their greatest distractions because you love them so much. It get’s hard. I kid you not I try to wake up every morning by 4:30am and last night as I was preparing to go to bed I put my phone down and it vibrated like 5 times straight. 5 messages and notifications came into my phone as soon as I put it down. And that’s the way it is and it’s going to be you will have to make many sacrifices on your journey to success milestone by milestone, goal by goal you will have to make them. And as soon as you decide to shut something down, your boy is going to call you and say I need to talk to you bro, things are terrible right now and I really need to talk to you. Your phone is going to ring like it’s never rang before, your favorite show (Empire, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Game Of Thrones) is going to premiere in the middle of exams, your significant other, your family, your fiends they’ll be hurt because you don’t have time for them. They’ll tell you, you changed. The good thing is the ones that really care about you will come around.

You will have to leave things and people for a time sometimes and the possibility that those things or people might not be there when you get back is very real. Life is fickle and it is short, the sacrifice you have to make sometimes is to leave those things with the possibility of them being there when you get back being very real. This is something that I struggled with greatly and anyone can pass away from this world, but the older folks are more likely to. My grandparents mean the world to me. I love them both dearly when I am home I spend time with them, my grandpa he always tells stories and he is quite the historian and I love to hear the stories of family, and other happenings in the Bahamas and where ever else he went in the world and my grandma although she is ill now with a neurodegenerative disease, spending time with her is precious to me. The decision to leave them and others hurt, but I’m sure you can understand why I singled them out.

You will have to sacrifice many other things as well. Sleep being a BIG one in the bunch. Many nights for weeks straight I went to bed at about 6am every morning, woke up at 11am and was right back at it until 6am the next morning. The thing about sacrifices is they pay off I got honors in all of my courses in 3rd year and missed distinction in 2 of those courses only by 1 point, I won’t lie it ate me up that it was just one point, but because of the preparation and sacrifice the success came.

Time Management
This is so, so, SO important. I can’t emphasize this enough. Time is the only resource that is equally distributed to all. We have absolutely no excuse whatsoever to waste and squander time. The best way to do this is to create a routine. Because the less choices you have to make about what to do now ultimately leads to less time being wasted. The person who usually uses his time best is the person who usually comes out on top. So if you are efficient with you 86,400 seconds in a day chances are you already miles ahead of the traffic and just cruising after that. And when you add on to that waking up earlier in the morning you already have up to a 5 hour head start on everybody else. Think about it. I’ve read and listened to audiotapes and watched videos about some of the most successful people in the world. I’ve discovered that way wake up 3 or 3:30 every morning some of them. You know why because they watch the news at that time and think about it. If Oprah wakes up at 3 or 3:30 and the average Joe is waking up at 8 or 8:30 to get to work she already has a 5 hour head start on everybody else and that’s a significant part of the reason she is so successful compared to the large majority of everybody else.

In managing your time well you’ve got to plan your day, you need to have objectives with different levels of priority because there are only 24 hours in a day and sometimes you just won’t get everything done so you have to make sure that the things the MUST be done get done. So you have to have a plan and prioritize.

For those sacrifices you are going to have to make, you can still strike a balance. If you have a significant other, family or what ever it is that still demands some kind of attention then you have to give something. I recommend allowing for what ever your schedule permits for you to spend time with who ever or what ever it is. It might be an hour or 2 hours at a time maybe 2 or 3 times a week and the other times you just check in every day to make sure that everything is good.

You Must Evaluate Yourself Regularly
For years as I went through school I never evaluated and assessed what I did. And in a profession of life long learning I’ve had to reinvent my study methods in medical school many times over. I tried the read and just write method. It worked ok for me. Then I tried flow charts sometime in second year when I say all of my notes were flow charts, I mean ALL of my notes were flow charts. That worked a little better. Also I started getting in the habit of making sticky notes and putting them up on my wall in my dorm room. When ever I came into my room there would be random notes there on the wall on topic areas we had done that could jolt my memory bit and stimulate more long term memory formation. In third year I started writing all my notes out in my own words the way I understood it and I read widely from at least 3 or 4 books on the topic or other internet sources. These were all changes I was able to make after looking a what I had done, searching out ways to improve and dropping the ones that weren’t as efficient as possible. I also did past papers and the earlier and more regularly you do them provided you do it for the learning experience the better it is for you. My dad likes to say “Practice makes perfect, provided it’s perfect practice”, and I’d like to add on to that too, practice makes permanent whether it be good or bad you evaluation of what you are doing is paramount.

Call To Action and Summary
I encourage you and I challenge you to work towards bettering yourself so that afterwards you are able to help someone else along the way. Service to God and man is the greatest thing you can do. You have been destined for a purpose. Your life has meaning and it is your responsibility to live up to that purpose which is to share the gift that you have been given with the world in order to bless those around you and even those you will never actually meet. Let these 5 points be a guide to prepare you for the life you deserve. In order to do that, you must:
  • Submit to systems
  • Write them down and Shut them down (Distractions be gone)
  • Sacrifice
  • Manage your time well
  • Evaluate yourself
A lot of these points overlap and you will see that. Most things in life you can’t always just separate them into nice small compartments. A lot of things are integrated and take time to get your machine oiled up and ready to move smoothly. 

But what I do want you to remember is that when preparation meets opportunity then you would have achieved success. 

See you at the top.

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Naming Them

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Worship

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Satisfied

Satisfied:  Can you say with assurance that your life is one that is fulfilled and satisfied as you get ready to cross the end of another year?


Have you achieved your goals set for last year satisfactory?


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Then look no further than right here at "Blossoming Place Life Coaching”


Our ministry team can assist you to identify Gods design for your life, and the resources to achieve the plans he has for you from birth.


Remember the Eye Cannot see itself and thus needs another pair of eyes to them experience 20/20 vision. 


Give us a call at ( ) or email us at www.theblossomingplace.com.  We wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.  


Jeremiah 29:1111 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Blossoming Place can provide the framework 


from which Gods plans can be discovered and executed for You.  For further information, contact us for a free consultation today and begin a new journey in 2019 for the honor and glory of God.  


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