Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Person You Used to Know

Ephesians 4:21-24 KJV

"If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."

We as humans were designed for change.

You are never the same person you were, even at a biological level.

With our physical bodies changing as we grow, so will our behaviors... depending on what we associate ourselves with on a frequent basis.

It is said you are the average of the top five people you associate with the most.

So the "new man" you are becoming is directly linked to who you willfully allow to unconsciously influence your behavior.

I love you.

Thank you.

Please forgive me.

I'm sorry.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Be In The Spirit Of Well-Being

I'm trying so hard not to break but things are falling apart in front of me.
I can't make sense of it all.
It's bit too much for me to cope with.
I just want to let go.
And let God.
Whatever the fuck that means.
I even forgot to let go.
I need to find a place to call home.
And to have a communion with God once again.
Things are tough when I go against the tide.
I feel like I need to struggle for my goals.
What is already mine by birthright.
It's all a matter of creating and allowing.
Because the moment you stop having fun, that's when things don't go your way.
Search for that better feeling thought.
Appreciate and bless and be grateful for it all.
The bad and the good.
Everything is in your control only if you let go of your need for control and flow with the stream of Well-Being instead of against it.

I love you.
I'm sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.

Musa Tshoaele

Monday, August 5, 2013

How to Keep Your Cool

The queue for the next 17 seater taxi to Pimville was long.

So long it snaked down to the bottom level of the two storied Johannesburg taxi rank building.

The next guy to fall in line asked me whether it was the queue for Merafe, which lies in another part of Soweto.

My girlfriend told him that it was going to Pimville something that he didn't hear since after about 10 minutes after that, with the us getting closer & closer to the next available taxi, he asks in alarm on why he was told that this was a Merafe line.

A hearted argument broke out as you can imagine that almost led to a fist fight.

All the while in the back of mind I'm thinking that we are going to fight over such a petty thing like this?

I had to choices: to either fight (feed the ego) or avoid one (starve it).

I choose the latter.

I took a deep breath.

I took a step back & humbly for my tone & manner used to address this miscommunication.

I said something of how it must feel so frustrating to being inconvenienced in such a manner.

All the while grinding my teeth as I pained over every word that had me swallowing my pride by being the "bigger man."

The dude eventually left to go get on the right queue & I went on my merry way as well.

Sometimes the right thing is not the easiest thing to do.

But in the end it's always the smart thing.

Now I just need to forgive myself for attracting this learning experience.

I must also congratulate for practicing the principles I keep on writing about in this blog.

I'm sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Monday, July 22, 2013

Jim Rohn Quote

"Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing."

I'm sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Jim Rohn Quote

"Life is part positive and part negative. Suppose you went to hear a symphony orchestra and all they played were the little, happy, high notes? Would you leave soon? Let me hear the rumble of the bass, the crash of the cymbals, and the minor keys."

– Jim Rohn

Monday, June 24, 2013

Jim Rohn Quote

"Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom." ~ Jim Rohn

Thursday, June 20, 2013

John Cummuta Quote

"Everyone who has achieved financial independence will tell you that at least in the early days you have to work smarter and harder.

The price of success must be paid in full, and it must be paid in advance. There are no shortcuts."

~ John Cummuta

Orison Swett Marden Quote

"All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim and have fixed their gaze on a goal that is high - one that sometimes seems impossible." ~ Orison Swett Marden

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

George Bernard Shaw Quote

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw