Who Is Your Counselor?

King Solomon once said, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.” (Proverbs 115:22)

Every dreamer needs a plan to execute his or her dreams. Without a solid plan, nothing built has the chance to stand the test of time. Planning is often equated to winning and that is true.

But is also true that two heads are better than one and as a result of this, it is often advised that we seek counsel from others. Counselors bring another perspective to the situation. They help us navigate the tough situations.

With all the benefits of having counselors around us, there are also vices. A counselor can direct you in a way that will lead to your destruction. Have you ever listened to someone’s advice and at the end of the day, you wished you never did?

Your dream is a crucial part of your life. Your dream is your “possible” future and you should be careful who is telling you what to do about it. You have the capacity to be the greatest at what God has called you to be but bad advise can cause you to miss it.

Promise yourself to be careful of who you give the permission to advise you. An advice can either bring you glory or disgrace. Dreamers need advice, but not all advice is worth following.

This Is Inspiration For Elevation w/ Calvin N. Kwei.

Who Is Your Counselor?

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Offer What You Have.

There’s a verse in the Bible that says, Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

[Acts 3:6]

Looking at the above verse opens my heart to many things. There was a beggar at the  Temple gate called Beautiful. Unfortunately, he was lame and poor. He sat there begging for money, hoping to get something to afford a meal.

God being so good, two of the Apostles–John and Peter–were at the Temple that day. Immediately he saw them, he asked for money. But the Apostles did not have money. All they had was the power to heal, which they received as a gift from the Holy Ghost.

Yes, he asked for money, but they healed him. Everyone can at least, once in his or her life, relate with this. People make demands of us always and sometimes, we can’t give what they ask for. But that does not mean we have nothing.

For instance, when you put Lebron James in a surgery room to operate on a dying patient, you will call him dumb. But put a basketball in his hand and you will praise God for the genius he is. The point here is, you cannot give the world everything, but you can give what you have.

Search within yourself for that thing God has given you and share it with the world. If it is a song, the world is ready to hear it. If it an invention, the world awaits you. Let the light in you shine. You don’t have to be the best. All you need is to be generous enough to share with the world what God has placed in you. That is when your true glory and beauty will be seen.

This Is Inspiration For Elevation w/ Calvin N. Kwei.

Offer What You Have.

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It’s Okay To Disappoint Others.

Diego Luna once said, “You don’t want to disappoint anybody, but you know, you lose your voice by trying to please everyone.”

Unfortunately, there is a pressure society places on us to please everyone. We are somehow required to do everything, but what we desire. There are professionals in the engineering, medical and other fields who are there because “someone” said so.

One thing we have to understand is, God created us with the ability to have expectations. People will expect you do something, whether good or bad because it’s their nature and you can’t deny anyone of this.

You know yourself, what you want to achieve and where you want to see yourself. The amazing thing is, you may be the only one seeing it. And people will try to discourage you from doing You! As long as what you are doing is not evil, do it anyway.

Don’t be blown away from your dreams. It is okay to neglect what friends and others want you to be and be just what you see yourself. Be what will make you proud. Accomplish that thing that makes you giggle when you think about it. You have the capacity to achieve the dream in your heart.

You Will Make It. Just Take It One Day At A Time.

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—-It’s Fine To Disappoint Others—

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When The Pain Is UNBEARABLE.

Every second that passes by brings pain to the hearts of some people, while it brings joy to others. In the time of joy, when the celebration mood is set and the testimonies of God’s goodness flow like an open tap, we often don’t focus on our struggles.

In this life, there is also pain. Sometimes, the best position to appreciate joy is when we are in pain. We all go through pain, but we know that some are just unbearable.

The loss of family members, the lack of money to pay bills and the shame and neglect we receive from people bring pain to us. There is a point where we all cannot take it anymore and some people even take their own lives.

First of all, facing challenges is a proof that you are not stagnant, you are actually doing something. You are actually aiming higher than you may realize at that moment. Pain should never be a reason you give up on your dreams. You can fight it. God will not allow you to go through a situation He does not already trust you to overcome.

You are a miracle the world is yet to witness. You may be the hero a child is waiting to soar so they can also dream. You have no idea how many dreamers like you are looking up to you for hope, encouragement, and strength. You have no idea how many lives may go down the drain when you give up.

I want to encourage you to rise to the occasion. Keep your dream alive and stay faithful to the process. You can make it.

This Is Inspiration For Elevation w/ Calvin N. Kwei.
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Stop Comparing Yourself To Others.

Teddy Roosevelt once stated, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”

We are made a little different from one another, and that is for a reason. Our gifts, talents, and abilities are different from each other and even though some may be alike, they are not the same.

You might come across two highly talented musicians who produce the same genre of music. Or rather unusual, sound exactly like each other. But the content and style of their songs will be different.

You can have the same gift, followers or even interest as someone, but definitely not the same ideas. From whatever perspective you choose to see this,  you will know that is just not right or even unfair to you, to compare yourself to others.

You have to know your lane and stay in that path. Focus on your craft. You can admire and celebrate what other do, but don’t compare yourself to them. God’s timing and plan for everyone is different. Comparing yourself to others will make you feel inferior and if you don’t take care, you will quit at the verge of getting to your greatest moment of life.

This Is Inspiration For Elevation w/ Calvin N. Kwei.

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The Dreamer’s Environment.

Oprah Winfrey once said, “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”

The success of anything relevant in life is determined by the environment in which it’s placed. When you put a lamp among lambs, it grows and flourished beautifully. But should you place a lamb among lions or tigers, it will be to them, a wonderfully served meal.

So it is with the life of any human with a dream. The environment in which you find yourself will determine whether you will be a prey or an asset.

You have to surround yourself with people who will challenge you to dream, think and develop the inner You. Instead of being around energy drainers, being around people whose lives exemplify inspirations and innovation.

You carry in you the seed of greatness and influence. One that has the potency to influence the lives of everyone you into contact with. A seed has to be planted in a good soil for it to grow. When you sow a seed among thorns or stones, it won’t germinate. Your environment is everything and when you do not check it out, you may not grow.

From today, choose to surround yourself with people who will help you achieve your daily, monthly and yearly goals. Remember the old adage that says, “it takes a village to raise a child?” Yeah, it also takes a good environment to fulfill a dream.

The Dreamer’s Environment can determine whether the dream lives or not.
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Believe In Others.

Salman Rushdie once said, “A man who invents himself needs someone who believes in him…not only the need to be believed in but the need to believe in another…”

It is very true that inside every individual lies an untapped potential. These potentials, when tapped into, cannot only positively affect the life of an individual, but everyone in his or her sphere of contact.

A person is usually expected to achieve what he or she puts the mind on. Quite unfortunately, it is not so. Every dreamer, irrespective of the age, gender or experience, needs someone to believe in him or her. But this is what many do not have.

Imagine how many dreamers around you are giving up because they do not have someone who has said, “I will stay with you, no matter what.” Someone needs your belief to walk in their purpose. It does not matter how small you think it is, your belief is powerful.

If you believe in someone and you don’t let the person know, they may never notice it. Tell your friends, spouse, children, and everyone in your sphere of contact how much you believe them. It really works. It empowers them to be more.

The weakest athlete can become the best in no time, just by knowing that someone believes in him or her. Make it a must to believe in others and see how many great things you can help them accomplish.

This Is Inspiration For Elevation w/ Calvin N. Kwei.
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