Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I Am The Master of Myself!


I am the master of myself! No other creatures can deteriorate; match the skills, talents and abilities of my being. For the Loving God gave a mind to think for the innovation of myself, He gave the eyes, the hands and the feet to transform all my plans into action.

Yes, I am the master of myself! I am the master of my fate, I am the master of my destiny, And I can excel in this land!

Yes, I can excel in this land that full of hardships, pain and trials. For the Loving God gave me the power. Power to laugh at my short coming and error, and power to cry, to release all the pain and sorrow of life.

Yes, I am the master of myself! For the Loving God gave additional power, Power to rise up once again after I fall, and power to continue to move on, to conquer the impossible!

Now, I learned lesson from the past that self-discipline, preparation, determination, persistence, love of God and love of my fellowmen is a passport for success. Trials and hardships make a man strong, Failure and mistakes make a man humble but only the Loving God keeps a man going.

Therefore, beginning today no longer I think what others think about me. No longer I doubt and weep. No longer have I compared myself unto others, instead I compare only my past self so I can be able to love and learn to appreciate my being.

Yes, I am the master of myself! To keep me moving and improving, Everyday, I will motivate myself to read the Bible and other inspirational and motivational books, for these are the nutrients and vitamins for my mind and soul.

Yes, I am the master of myself! To keep my spirit alive, I’ll endure to think positively, I’ll persist to imitate the lives of the great men of excellence. And I’ll continue to motivate, nurture my intellect to have faith and believe in myself.

Finally, I’ll motivate myself to pray and give thanks daily to my beloved Creator. For He is the source of my strength and energy. For He is my only treasure and faithful friend. Without Him, I am meaningless in all meaningless under the sun!

Therefore, beginning today, I’ll talk to Him with these words: Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of life. Thank you for loving and being patient to me. Thank you for giving me the chance and opportunity to plant the seeds of my uniqueness and productivity in this land. Please continue to guide and use me, so I can help and give comfort to the lonely, doubting broken soul and bring them nearer unto you. Finally, forgive me to all my short comings that I committed against thee. In Christ name, I’ll pray…Amen.

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Remember Your Dreams!


Looking back behind, I can still see the face of my closest friend how happy and excited he was but a little bit hesitate in saying really? you will treat me in the Jollibee?

I was then in a third year high school, when God showed me His mercy and love in due time, the deepest confusion, inferiorities and hardships of my life.

I'm an ambitious young man and I have a lot of great dreams for my future. But how could it be? It's the same questioned that always lingering in my mind. I'm the product of a broken home family, grew up in the street, and stayed with different and even with the cruel person in this world! It's good that was finished! The bitter memory of my childhood! And now, I'm renting in this lonely old small room house with my own at least but working on a construction with P120.00 pesos salary per day paying for house rent, foods, and my studies. With this kind of situation, I felt as if I'm still trapped in misery and strife but living with great hope and determination to reach out even just a single of my dream, to finish my studies as a capital to have a brighter future because I believe in sayings that goes like this, "Do your best and God will do the rest".

One day, one of my closest friend approached me and said…friend, are you still working? Yes! I said…why? He answered …we have quiz today; please attend the class because if you will missed it then you know absolutely what happened, right? Remember your dreams that you told me! Was the warned word of my friend while leaving. Thanks so much friend, I will! I assured back to him. So I hurried up to finish my work, loading the truck with some cements and gravels. When I finished, I hurriedly headed toward my lonely home to make some quick preparations of my school things that I needed because the class will start at 1:30 p.m. and it was then 12:30 so at least I have one hour to prepare myself. While doing so, this closest friend of mine knocks on my door, so we went to school together.

It was not yet time for the class to start, so we decided to pass by in the library. By there, my adviser saw and called me! Mr. Reconalla, can you go in my office? I have an urgent matter to discuss with you! I paused for a while to think and guess what were going to discuss and oh! What came in my mind just make me feel nervous and makes me a little bit sick! Because I was thinking that most of the cases like mine that the adviser talk privately with his/her students was when you're a delinquent kind of students on academic, behavior or in any kind of poor performances and despite of that I felt very weak to think a positive one since I didn't eat and rest well yet before I went here in school. Of course I don't have any choice, with a heavy feet and heart, I followed and entered into my advisers' office and there she was waiting patiently. I could hardly wait what she will going to tell me because before she opened her mouth to start, I could not almost hold the different emotions and feelings to the things she going to tell me. I can hear the tremendous pounding of my heartbeat. And at last! She started to talk. I understand what you feel right now my dear! She said, as she was reading the expression in my face and as she was looking straight in the window of my soul….Oh! Thanks I said for minimizing and giving a little relief.

You know, I have a better plan for you! I was aware of the situation you have through your friend and I observing you for so long in your class performance and I salute you! It's really hard for you to finish your schooling in high school with such kind of situation for it's only few opportunities here to help you to support your needs than to college, so I encourage you to take a Philippine Examination Placement Test by next week. I have confident with you that you can do it! She said, unaware of my informal education background. I did not passed through a step-by-step grade level from elementary and some of my cards were just faked by merciful teachers to let me jumped to a higher grade and now here in high school with this third year level. And here I am, I could hardly believe, my teacher wants me to jump again to college and she has confident on me!" Confident", a word that I needed most to hear on that time for inferiorities succumbed me most of the time in my life! Just prepare this so and so…. And I will help you to register when you have all the things that I said you would needed.

Some other things she was talking about were not clear anymore because of my excitement and happiness in replacement of my feelings I felt before I entered in the office. I thank God and my adviser for such good opportunity for me! I really thanked God with great relief and with a deep sighed for providing an instrument so that step by step I can fulfill my dreams.

After our class, I shared it with my closest friend and he too was so very happy and excited with me because I told him that I'm going to treat him in Jollibee if I am able to pass this exam, so I let him pray for me. Of course my dear friend! He assured me! So we separated from each other with happiness and excited in our hearts. Night came and I was visited with various emotions in my heart and thought in mind that I could hardly sleep. What if I failed, what if I did not finish my studies… and so many, many what ifs' questioned that entered in my mind again. Oh! My life maybe has really no direction and worthless after if I failed this good chance for me. So I bowed down and prayed hard to give me wisdom and strength to face another challenge of everyday life that would come especially the coming test that I am going to take! After that, I slept peacefully with a lighter load of burden and cares of uncertainties of life!

A days before examination, I went to my sisters' house to lent money that I would needed, and when I arrived there she was so happy that I was able to visit her but when I told the real reason why visited her she was a little bit disappointed but grant my request and gave me her last money in her pocket. She said luck for me and I immediately headed to my advisers house because she promised that she's the one who will go to register me. So we went to the registration office and lo and behold! It was only one blank registration form left for me as if it was really waiting for me because if we were late a little bit or just a second then it might get by others and I need to wait another year or perhaps some other year again. My kind teacher and I were so very thankful to God with that miracle event I could say!

Examination day came. Nervousness haunted me once again for I'm thinking that maybe I'm the oldest guy taking an exam there and can't imagine I'm surrounded by young persons staring at me to let me feel embarrass and uncomfortable. So again, I prayed fervently to God that just do His Will for me and let me overcome the feelings I had. When I entered and seat in my designated place, I tried to look around if I was right in my imagination and see! There's a lot, lot older persons than myself, than I was thinking before. The exams were so hard for me and I can't remember any that I was able to studied and learned from the classroom, why? Because despite of my informal education background, if I'm not late then I was absent then. So I just relied on the Will and Wisdom from above and with some information's I learned from my personal readings of books which I borrowed for sometimes in some of my good friends.

One month had passed; I could hardly wait for the result of my exams. My closest friend and adviser were also waited for me. Also, sometimes I could hardly sleep to think about it, so I decided to go on the office of the examination center and asked for a result. Surely, I was not disappointed, they gave it to me! When I got to know the result, I want to shout…… shout for joy! Because I made it! But instead I looked up my head up to heaven and ascended my thanks giving prayer! I went to my adviser and thanked her and she said that I am free now to enroll in college. Oh! What a blessing for me! But of course before my story end, for sure we have a little celebration in Jollibee with my closest friend.

How happy I was during those times but for sure I will much, much happy when I had received my diploma as a bachelor holder in History and Minor in Political Science and passed the Teachers Board Exam, the fulfilled dream of my life!

Now, I working as school Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor and same time upgrading my master degree in Guidance and Counseling.

To you, my readers, I firmly encouraged you, Do your best and God will do the rest!

Always remember that the Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty Of Their Dreams!

Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!

Moises Padin Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises Padin Reconalla finished his Bachelor's degree in History and Minor in Political Science at Adventist University of the Philippines. He is also a Licensed Social Studies teacher and worked as a School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Student Supervisor at North Davao Colleges, Panabo City, Philippines. Currently, he upgrades his Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling at Cor Jesu College.

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I Wish for You


Life is so short, so I don't want to miss a day without saying thanks and wishes to all the people who read my articles and most especially to those individuals who gave great contribution in molding me to become a better and productive individual.

Here is the list of people whom I would like to give thanks and give wishes:

The ezinearticles.com, articlesbase.com, articlesalley.com, positivearticles.com,and 1888articles.com management staff, thank you for the opportunity you have given to me that I was able to share my thoughts and insights to other people through publishing my articles in your website.

Virgie Amar Reconalla, thank you for being sweet, understanding, and supportive in all of my plans and dreams.

Dr. Dave and Yvonne Higgins, thank you for being a good model and source of inspiration to me. Thank you also for always there in time of sunny and rainy season for words is not enough to express my gratitude!

Dr. Maria Tumangday, thank you for being true, honest, sincere and continuous support, help and guidance in order for me to finish my bachelor's degree. Thank you for a motherly love you always extended to me. Always accept my boundless thanks to you!

Ate Jean Libalib, Naicy Guardias and Kuya Dong Tuapin. Thank you for being there as a true friend and a true Christian model to me. You really can not be forgotten!

Dr. Eric and Puriza Nasution, thank you for being there and extended your helping hands during the sours of my life.

Dr. James and Diana Park, thank you for being sweet, true, and kind. Thank you also for the help you extended to me during a need.

Ninang Elizabeth Siapco. Thank you for your understanding, help, and emotional support during the great tests of my life.

Untie Leling, Kuya Lito and Ate Michelle, thank you for extending your kind hands during the hardship hours of my life.

Ninong Philipp Maypa, thank you for making your time available during the special events of my life and also for the wise counsel and challenges you gave to me.

Ninang Mila Sales, Thank you for being there and showing your emotional support during the great dark hours and trials of my life.

Dr. Marissa and Professor Erwin Pajares, thank you for extending you’re helped to finish my bachelor’s degree.

Dr. Ceazar Idaosos, thank you for your inspiring story. Because of your story, you lifted up and awaken my spirit to conquer the impossible.

Professors Samuel Berto, Rex Diamante, Edmond Aqiuoben, Jessie Songcayawon, Joseph Ledesma, and Atty. Domingo Sanquaquin, thank you for the knowledge and wisdom you've imparted to me.

Professor Sherwin Fiedacan, thank you for your unique and inspiring methods of teaching. You gave me the idea to create my own strategy in molding the minds of my students.

Dr. Jesusa Trinidad and Professor Lourdes Pelarion, my beloved graduate professors in Guidance and Counseling. Thank you for the tips and strategies and also for the inspiring advice. You awaken me and molded my mind to work -out for the innovation of my guidance and counseling skills and strategies.

Dr. John Maxwell, thank you for the inspiring thoughts you shared from your books. Because of your writings…you gave me a chance to stretched-out my God-given talents and helped me to move on to shoot for the stars of my dreams.

Dr. Napoleon Hill, Thank you for your motivational book “Think and Grow Rich.” You awaken and refreshed my subconscious to think and grow rich!

Og Mandino, Thank you for the good and wise counsel from your books. You awaken and motivated my broken soul to heal, to think positively, and live as an excellent and productive individual.

Dr. Vincent Peale, Thanks for your book “The Power of Positive Thinking.” You gave me the chance and the idea on how to encourage, inspire, and motivate people.

My Alma matter, The Adventist University of the Philippines, for giving me a chance to be refine, develop, and improved my God-given talents and skills.

To all the people who always discouraging me and underestimated my abilities and skills, thank you for what you have done. You encouraged and given me only the ideas and chances to prove to the world, that I am a man, created by His Loving, Merciful Creator, to have a purpose and a special mission to fulfill and to plant the seeds of my uniqueness and productivity in this world!

To all my loyal true friends, my cats and dogs.

This is my wishes to all of you…

Comfort on difficult days,

Smiles when sadness intrudes,

Rainbows to follow the clouds,

Laughter to kiss your lips,

Sunsets to warm your heart,

Gentle hugs when spirits sag,

Friendships to brighten your being,

Beauty for your eyes to see,

Confidence for when you doubt,

Faith so that you can believe,

Courage to know yourself,

Patience to accept the truth,

And love to complete your life.

God Bless you all!

Moises P. Reconalla

About The Author

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

Mr. Reconalla has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

You can send your comments about this articles through his email wisdomisgreat@gmail.com

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

What Makes a Leader?

Leader, leader where are you? Are you still sleeping?

In the history of mankind, the success and fall of a nation lies upon the leader. In the present time, you can seldom find a true and a dedicated leader doing their job well in the service of mankind. Many leaders nowadays are sad to say, but majority of them were just only after for money, power, as well as recognition. IT HURTS, IT HURTS YOU KNOW! But it’s really true - our world suffers because of some selfish leaders!

To become an effective and great leader is one of the most painstaking kinds of job. That’s why I have arisen with this question, WHAT MAKES A LEADER?

In this short article, I will share to you, dear readers of what I’ve learned through my personal readings from the profiles as well as the writings of the great men of excellence and valor. To give you some tips enable you to become also a man of excellence, a man of honor, a man of dignity as well as a man of power!

Now, read carefully the following tips below and apply it to yourself. Dear readers, a great teacher once says, “Teach me and I will forget, show me and I will remember; allow me to do it and I will learn.” The above wise teachings mean, you must apply the tips below and put it into action. Remember, action speaks louder than words! A true effective leader, they are doer; not a talker!

1. Character. Character is one of the best assets in the leadership. If you want to become a good as well as effective leader, encourage yourself to nurture your character, for your character will cover and protect your reputation!

James Legget once says, “Reputation is made in a moment. Character is built in a lifetime.”

2. Affirmation. Leader should and must understand that their members has an innate need to be treat like a human being, to be special, to be valued most. Tomas Carlyle reminds you “A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.”

3. Avoid Criticizing. A true effective leader has no time in criticizing, mocking as well as insulting the individuals for their mistakes and failures. They are busy in improving themselves and helping the lowly ones.

4. Learn to control his temper. A true great leader knows how to manage his temper as well as his tongue in times of volcanic eruption period. Always remember this; people will lost their honor and respect if you are a hot – headed individual!

5. Team Work. It is one of the essence as well as best ingredients in leadership. Andrew Carnegie, the author of the book How to Win Friends and Influenced People asserted “It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.”

6. Mentoring. A leader cannot be qualified to be called leader without followers. To enable you to become a true, great effective leader, you should learn to become a follower too! Encourage, motivate, nurture and train your flocks to become a good great leader in the future. Always remember this, people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did...but people will never forget how you made them feel!

7. Vision. To become an effective leader you should have always a vision for your group or members. The Word of God exclaims “Without vision people will perish.” So remember, the true effective leaders are visionary!

8. Risk. The true great effective leaders are not afraid to take a risk. Stan Toler commended “Leaders are willing to pay a price. They’re prepared to barter what they have for what they might gain. They’re motivated more by the prospect of success than by the fear of failure. They’re adventurers. They’re not willing to stay on the porch.”

9. Motivation. True great leaders were busy in motivating as well as inspiring people. Stan Toler argued, “The best leaders are those who can inspire others to reach for something greater than themselves.”

10. Selfless. True great leaders were not selfish. They are ready and wide open handed in helping his flocks in time of needs. Remember this dear readers, you shall pass through this world but once, any good therefore that you can do or any kindness you can show to any human being let you do it now. Let you not defer or neglect it, for you shall not pass this way again!

11. Build a better you. True great leaders are busy in continuous improvement of their attitude, character, talent, skills as well as relationship with other people. They’re not wasting their time for idleness. Every minute are important for them.

Before I will conclude my article, I would like to leave a special message for you, dear readers.

Sufi Bayazi says this about himself: “I was a revolutionary when I was young, and all my prayer to God was … “Lord, give me the energy to change the world.”

As I approached middle age and realized that half my life was gone without changing a single soul, I changed my prayer to… “Lord, give me the grace to change all those who came contact with me. Just my family and friends, I shall be content.”

Now that I am an old man and my days are remembered, my one prayer is “Lord, give me the grace to change MYSELF.”

Had I prayed for this right from the start, I should not have wasted my life.

Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines. He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

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The Secret Power of Kindness

Be Kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s hath forgiven you (Eph. 4:32 KJV).

In this short article, I would like to share with you a short story of a certain great, good man who wrote a beautiful essay “The Kingliness of Kindness.”

This great, good man tells of his experience stranded in a strange city late at night and in need of transportation between railroad stations. When he called the telephone operator for information, she provided it in rude and discourteous language. Later he called her back to thank her for the help. Apparently, it was something she rarely had happened to her and the change in her voice and her whole telephone personality indicated that the expression of his appreciation had uplifted her spirit. How simple it is to say thank you. Yet how much it means when spoken in sincerity!

The above story reminds us that a kind word is better than a big pie!

The word of God clearly explained “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1 NKJV).

Dear readers, when you are engaging in the conversation, always encourage yourself to say something good to somebody. Always bear in mind, to be patient and tactful in dealing with people. For you are not dealing with a people of logic but you are dealing with a people of emotions too!

If you don’t have a kind words to say, it is better to shut up your mouth than be an instrument of making other lives to become ruin because of your idle tongue. James, the disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ reminds you that “If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless” (James 1:26 NIV).

Our Lord Jesus Christ warned “… if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck” (Mark 9:42 NKJV).

Dear readers always motivate your mind and mouth to practice giving honey instead of giving stings.

Remember your life is so short! Your life is like a vapor that appears for a moment and then disappears! Therefore, any good that you can do or any kindness you can show to any human being let you do it now. Let you not defer it or neglect it; for you shall not pass this way again.

For thousands of men breathe, move, and live pass off the stage of life and are heard no more. Why? They did not give a particle of good in the world. None were blessed by them. None could point to them as the instrument of their redemption. Their light went out in darkness and they were not remembered more than insects of yesterday. Will you live and die? Live for something!

Instead of giving stings to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and strangers, why not encourage yourself to give them a honey! Why not encourage yourself to say these words when you are alone:

Dear Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; Where there is hatred, let me show love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy; Where there is an idle tongue, help me to keep away from them.

Before I conclude, don’t and don’t ever forget that the hardest thing to give is kindness; it’s always come back to the giver!

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

About the Author

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

Mr. Reconalla has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

You can send your comments about this article through his email wisdomisgreat@gmail.com

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The Best Gifts Ever That Money Can't Buy!

To yourself: The gifts of daily self-examination, self-discipline, self-respect, originality, balance diet, regular exercise, and regular mental and spiritual nourishment.

To your brothers and sisters: The gifts of love, help, understanding and emotional support.

To your spouse: The gifts of appreciation, support, affection, faithfulness, love, patience, understanding, and time.

To your children: The gifts of education, shelter, guidance, love, understanding, patience, sympathy, time, and good example.

To your parent: The gifts of thoughtfulness, love, appreciation, and thankful heart.

To your helpers: The gifts of kindness, appreciation, motivation, and reward.

To your friends: The gifts of encouragement, communication, help, and your presence in time of storm.

To the strangers: The gifts of smile, open-mindedness, kind - words, and deeds.

To your colleagues: The gifts of sense of humor, open-mindedness, tactfulness, encouragement, sincerity, cooperation, and support.

To your boss: The gifts of humbleness, humility, loyalty, honesty, respect, quality service and creativeness.

To the broken-hearted: The gifts of undivided attention, emotional support and encouragement.

To the lowly ones: The gifts of helping hands and loving heart.

To your enemies: The gifts of forgiveness, humility, reconciliation, service, and smile.

To the prisoners: The gifts of clothes, foods, medicines, and evangelization.

To your country: The gifts of loyalty, support, compliance to the laws of the land, and submission to the authority.

To the Almighty God: The gifts of daily communication, appreciation, diligent application on His wise counsels and finally, the gifts of sharing His words to all nations of the world.

Apply and give these gifts to yourself and to somebody else, so you can make this world a little better and peaceful place to live!

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Just Build a Better You!


If we really desire to become a better and a successful person, it lies upon in our hands. In life full of trials and hardships, we need God and hard works, enable to become successful person someday.

God said: Build a better world. "I asked, How? the world is such a big place, cold and complicated, I'm too young. There's little I can do." But God in all His wisdom said: JUST BUILD A BETTER YOU."

I’ll still remember when I was a young boy. I have a lot of great dreams for my future. But how could it be? It’s the same questioned that always lingering in my mind. I’m the product of a broken home family, grew up in the street, and stayed with different and even with the cruel person in this world! It’s good that was over! The bitter memory of my childhood!

I have learned through my life experiences as well as studies from the profiles and writings of the great wisemen that the only way to beat the odds in life is to face and take it as a challenge and continue on remaking ourselves into a better person! and also by making God as a partner in every adherrings in life because in Him nothing is impossible!

I have learned through my life experiences as well as studies from the profiles and writings of the great wisemen that the first step to makes an individual to become a better and a successful person is dare to dream.

Julie Anne Ford points out "Let nothing hold you back from exploring your wildest fantasies, wishes, and aspirations. Don't be afraid to dream big and to follow your dreams wherever they may lead you.Open your eyes to their beauty; open your mind to their magic; open your heart to their possibilities."

Julie Anne Ford further pointed out "Dare to dream, Because only by dreaming, will you ever discover who you are, what you want, and what you can do. Don't be afraid to take risks, to become involved, to make commitment. Do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true. Always believe in miracles, and always believe in you!".

I have learned through my life experiences as well as studies from the profiles and writings of the great wisemen that the second steps to makes an individual to become a better and a successful person is believe to himself.

"Believe in yourself! Believe you were made to do any task without calling for aid. Believe, without growing too scornfully proud, that you, as the greatest and least are endowed. A mind to do thinking, two hands and two eyes are all the equipment God gives to the wise.

Believe in yourself! You are divinely designed and perfectly made for the work of mankind. The truth you must cling to through danger and pain; the heights others have reached you can also attain.

Believe to the very last hour, for it is true.That what ever you will, you've been gifted to do. Believe in yourself and step out unafraid. By misgivings and doubt be not easily swayed. You've the right to succeed; the precision of skill which betokens the great you can earn if you will! The wisdom of the ages is yours if you'll read. But you've got to believe in yourself to succeed" (Winning Words of Champions, p. 103).

I have learned through my life experiences as well as studies of the profiles and writings of the great wisemen that the third steps to makes an individual to become a better and a successful person is Believe that he can do anything if he thinks he can!

Donna Fargo convinced you that " Just start somewhere. Resolve to do something.You might even write out what you want to accomplish. Then explore what you need to do to reach you goal, and start doing it, step by step. It's the same as if you were planning a trip: you get a map, make your preparations, and then start traveling the right road."

She added, "Don't get "bound up" in any problems that stand in your way. Do something every day to resolve them. Trust your instincts. Do one thing at a time. Remember... if you sow seeds of fear, doubt, panic, and procrastination, it will most likely work against you. If you keep doing the same things you're doing now, you will keep ending up in similar places to where you are now."

She further added, "Once you start making progress towards your goal,you will be magically propelled towards eventual reward. Just keep listening and taking direction from inside you. Be patient; your dreams will not come true overnight. But start now, and go with love and courage and confidence. Don't be afraid. You can do anything you believe you can. And don't forget to keep an open mind and heart to check yourself along the way. You can do it! Go for it, and good luck."

I have learned through my life experiences as well as studies of the profiles and writings of the great wisemen that the fourth steps to makes an individual to become a better and a successful person is to avoid the negative, toxic people. Avoid people who are always belittle your ability.

The Word of God clearly gave a warning about this: “Do not be misled: ‘Bad Company corrupts good character” (1 Corintthians15:33 NIV). Before during my student life, I experienced too a lot of criticism. But as a young man and historian, who are always thirsty, hunger for knowledge and wisdom, through reading the profiles of the great people of the world, I discovered, come up, and finally concluded that a statue has never been erected in honor for a critic!

My Dear readers if you will experience similar experienced of the author, please do not take heed to that group of toxic, negative people but focus on your main goal to win! Teddy Roosevelt, an American great president once says, “In the battle of life, it is not the critic who counts; nor the one who points out how the strong person stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better.

The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually strive to do deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends oneself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he or she fails, at least fails while daring greatly.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

Once again, I strongly encourages you, focus in your goals to win and read and think of this carefully:

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win but think you can’t, it’s almost certain you won’t.
Life’s battles don’t always to the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.

Calvin Coolidge argued, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talents will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Educations will not, the world is full of education derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

I’ve found out that before any great accomplishment is achieved in reality, it’s believed in heart. If you need to hear the applause of the crowd, you have to begin your attack in the face of criticism, believing that the applause will come later.

I have learned through my life experiences as well as studies from the profiles and writings of the great wisemen that the fifth steps to makes an individual to become a better and a successful person is learn on how to use his time wisely.

Through my personal readings in the profiles of the great people of the world, I found out that their main secrets why they become so successful in their life because of time management skills. So therefore, I firmly encouraged you, if you’re really desire to win in the battles as well as challenges in life, learn on how to use your time wisely.

Dr Bella Angeles Abangan, my favorite Filipino author in self-improvement reminded you that “The clock of life is won but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop; at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, work with a will. Place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock of life may then be still.”

I have learned through my life experiences as well as studies in the profiles and writings of the great wisemen that the sixth steps to makes an individual to become a better and a successful person is to learn as well as teach himself to value other people.

Remember the sayings readers “No man is an Island”. Enable for you to become successful in you’re adhering in life, you should learn to value other people. Andrew Carnegie, the author of the book How to Win Friends and Influenced People emphasize“It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.” Helen Keller, the blind woman who became a great educator further added “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

The Word of God forcefully reminding us people, In the Book of Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 uttered, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (NIV).

I have learned through my life experiences as well as studies of the profiles and writings of the great wisemen that the 7th steps to makes an individual to become a better and a successful person is Be True to His Heart And His Dreams Will Come True.

Debra Ruegg-Jenkins gave a wise counsel for you. She says, "Stay true to all your beliefs and goals. Stand tall. Through all life's setbacks and disappointments, your dreams will come true. When no one else is with you, and no one seems to care, just whisper to yourself, "I am the controller of my destiny. It's up to me what comes to pass, and if I keep my thoughts positive and strong, my dreams will come true."

She added, "When what seem to be impossible obstacles stand in your way, just think of all the times you got through yesterday. There is a place for you in this world. Stay on your chosen path. All the power is within you; be true to what is in your heart. Be honest within yourself; if you are, then you cannot fail. Your dreams will come true."

I have learned through my life experiences and studies through the profiles as well as writings of the great wisemen that the eight steps to makes an individual to become a better and a successful person is Never Let Go Of Hope.

Jancarl Campi reminds you that "One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself,"How did I get through all of that?" Just never let go of hope. Just never quit dreaming. And never let love depart from your life."

I have learned through my life experiences and studies of the profile as well as writings of the great wisemen that the ninth step to make an individual to become a better and a successful person is believe that Anything Is Possible.

Dena DiIaconi encouraged you to "Believe in Yourself, and Remember that Anything Is Possible Believe in what makes you feel good. Believe in what makes you happy. Believe in the dreams you've always wanted to come true, and give them every chance to. Life holds no promises as to what will come your way. You must search for your own ideals and work towards reaching them. Life makes no guarantees as to what you'll have. It just gives you time to make choices and to take chances and to discover whatever secrets might come your way."

she advised that, "If you are willing to take the opportunities you are given and utilize the abilities you have,you will constantly fill your life with special moments and unforgettable times. No one knows the mysteries of life or its ultimate meaning, but for those who are willing to believe in their dreams and in themselves, life is a precious gift in which anything is possible."

I have learned through my experiences and studies through the profiles and writings of the great wisemen that the tenth steps to makes an individual to become a better and a successful person is teach himself to Trust and Make God be the Center of His Life.

Solomon, a great wise man advised if your really longing to win in the battles of life, you must learn, practice, and encourage yourself to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3: 5-6 NIV). And put God in the center and everything will come together (Romans 8:28 NIV).

Starting today, if you will make God as the center of your life, God has a special promised for you. He will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom! (Deuteronomy 28:11-13 NIV).

Finally my dear reader, John Maxwell reminds you that " The only person who can stop you from becoming what God intends you to become is you!"

Once again I encouraged you...Just BUILD A BETTER YOU and always remember this my beloved readers that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!

Wish you more blessings from the Lord Jesus Christ as well as Good Luck to your life struggles!

Moises Padin Reconalla

About the Author

Moises Padin Reconalla Currently worked as a School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao Colleges, Panabo City, Philippines.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Top Ten Strategies on How to Deal with Difficult People

The Word of God reminds us, that we should “Be very careful, then, how live - not unwise but as wise, making every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what Lord’s will is” (Ephesians 5:17-17).

Our life is really full of mystery and questions, on how we can build and improve our life to the fullest heights of improvement. In this world, if we did not continue on polishing ourselves, we will be put behind in the careers of life, and we will find out lately, that we are no longer belong to the first class group of individuals.

Especially we are in the globalization age, and the demand of time is too great, and the only people who can qualify in these challenges are those individuals who keep on watching and keep on improving their being.

Why we should to continue improving ourselves? And what was the purpose of it?

God said: Build a better world. "I asked, How? the world is such a big place, cold and complicated, I'm too young. There's little I can do." But God in all His wisdom said: JUST BUILD A BETTER YOU."

We need to improve ourselves because in this world, we have a lot of competitors, as well as people who are trying to put us down in the arena of life. They exert all their efforts and use a honey words in order to put their victims in their trap. I think we should give more attention and tactful in dealing with them because these groups of individuals are hazardous, dangerous as well as poisonous. They are like a virus that trying to fry their victims alive that even the medical surgeon cannot help them heal their diseased and had experienced difficulty in curing the poisons and scars of those victims.

The crimes of their tongues are words of unkindness, of anger, of malice, of envy, of bitterness, of harsh criticism, gossip, lying and scandal.

According to William George Jordan, theft and murder are awful crimes, in any single years the aggregate sorrow, pain and suffering, they cause in a nation is microscopic when compared with the sorrows that come from the crimes of the tongue. At the hands of their thief’s or murderers few of us suffer even indirectly. But from the careless tongue of friend, the cruel tongue of envy, who is free?

He continued and commented “no human being can live a life so true, so fair, so pure as to be beyond the reach of malice, or immune from the poisonous emanations of envy. The insidious attacks against one’s reputation, the loathsome innuendoes, slurs, half-lies by which jealous mediocrity seeks to ruin its superiors, are like those insect parasites that kill the heart and life of a mighty oak.”

Finally he lamented, "so cowardly is the method, so stealthy the shooting of the poisoned thorns, so insignificant the separate acts in their seeming, that one is not on guard against them. It is easier to dodge an elephant than a microbe.”

So how can we protect ourselves against them before they will knock us down?

Below are the strategies and tips. Read them carefully and apply it to yourself, dear readers. Use it as your shields and weapons against them. I’d written it here, so that you will not be the next victims of these hazardous, poisonous toxic individuals. I’ll pray to God that may this article, may give you a great help as well as source of guidance to your daily living as well as progress in life and lead it to bring you closer and nearer to Him.

1. Nurture your character. For your character will be your only and best weapon to close the mouth against the evil-tongues of your enemies. For your character will cover and protect your reputation.

2. Be an open-minded person. Give enough time and space to lend your ears and analyze their point of view. If you’d think there is no sense in their words, ask them with this question: Do you think that I need a critic right now?

3. Control as well as manage your tongue and temper. Keep on silence and watch on them. Remember there is a great power in silence. It will make your opponent to feel distressing, embarrassing, unpleasant, uncomfortable, and ill at ease.

4. Close your eyes and ears. Close your eyes and ears against the negative, toxic someone that shall open his mouth secretly against you. If you receive not his words, they fly back and wound him. If you receive them, they fly forward, and wound you!

5. Never to criticize them. Criticizing it only marks, shows as well as acknowledges that you are an inferior person. Always bear in mind that a wound from a tongue is worst than a wound from the swords. For latter affects only the body; the former affects the spirit. Always remember to be patient in dealing with people for you are not dealing with a people of logic but you are dealing with a people of emotions, too!

6. Show to them your kindness and love. I’ve learned these secrets that the noble way to destroy an enemy is not to kill him but with kindness you may change him that he shall cease to be so, and then he is slain.

7. Be humble always. I’ve learned these new knowledge and wisdom that we cannot control the evil tongue of others but a good life enables us to disregard them.

8. Expect always that there is a traitor. In my 27 years stayed in this planet earth, I’ve learned that no one is safe from gossip and slander. The best way is to pay no attention to it, but live in a humble as well as in innocence and let the world speak. But for those who are fun of planting a fire…do what you like but pay for it! For God said, Vengeance is mine!

9. List down all your weaknesses and eliminate it daily. Every human being has their own strength and weaknesses. So starting today, examine as well as evaluate your being. List down all your weaknesses and promise to yourself that you should try with all thy might to eliminate step by step all thy weaknesses. By doing it so, you will become the master of yourself!

10. Keep on praying and Trusting in God. For with men everything is impossible but with God nothing is impossible. And always recall these words, again and again to yourself: When you are at your weakest, God is in His greatest. So, don’t worry, be happy. You can if Think You can!

For those who are fun of planting a fire, think of these carefully:

The great teacher of all times, the Lord Jesus Christ revealed to us that our words are important. In the book of Matthew 12:36-37, Jesus exclaimed “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted and by your words you will be condemned” (NIV).

James, the disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, asserted that “If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless” (James 1:26 NIV).

Always recall these dear readers, the clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop; at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, work with a will. Place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock of life may then be still.

For thousands of men breathe move and live pass off the stage of life and are heard no more. Why? They did not give a particle of good in the world. None were blessed by them. None could point to them as the instrument of their redemption. Their light went out in darkness and they were not remembered more than insects of yesterday. Will you live and die? Live for something!

Remember your life is like a vapor that appears for a moment and then disappears! Therefore use your life as an instrument of encouragement and instrument of inspiration to them.

Instead of giving a stings to your neighbors or to your co-workers, why not encourage thyself to give them a honey? Why not encourage thyself to say these words when you are alone:

Dear Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; Where there is hatred, let me show love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light Where there is sadness, joy; Where there is an idle tongue, help me to keep away from them.

Before I’ll conclude, I would like to leave a special message for you, dear readers.

If you plant honesty, you will reap trust.
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends.
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness.
If you plant perseverance, you will reap victory.
If you plant consideration, you will reap harmony.
If you plant hard work, you will reap success.
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation.
If you plant openness, you will reap intimacy.
If you plant patience, you will reap improvements.
If you plant faith, you will reap miracles.

But:

If you plant dishonesty, you will reap distrust.
If you plant selfishness, you will reap loneliness.
If you plant pride, you will reap destruction.
If you plant envy, you will reap trouble.
If you plant laziness, you will reap stagnation.
If you plant bitterness, you will reap isolation.
If you plant greed, you will reap loss.
If you plant gossip, you will reap enemies.
If you plant worries, you will reap wrinkles.
If you plant sin, you will reap guilt.

So be careful what you plant now, it will determine what you will reap tomorrow.

Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!

Moises Reconalla

About The Author

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

You can send your comments about this Article through his email wisdomisgreat@gmail.com

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Get Rid of Impossible

“If you have faith as mustard seed… nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20 NKJV).

As the concept, impossible, I remember the late great Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book “You Can If You Think You Can.” Dr. Peale described the curious procedure of a well-known inspirational great writer named Napoleon Hill, whom I greatly admired.

“As a young man he had the ambition to be a writer. To accomplish this object he knew he would need to become expert in the proper use of words. Words would be his stock-in-trade, but since he was a poor boy and a deficient in education, good friends assured him his ambition was impossible.”

Dr. Peale added, “Young Napoleon saved his money and bought the finest, most complete and beautiful dictionary, and he meant to master them. But then he did a strange thing. He turned to the impossible and with fine scissor clipped it out of the dictionary and threw it away. Then he had a book of words devoid of that negative concept, impossible. Thereafter he built his whole career on the premise that nothing is impossible to the person who wants to grow and outgrow.”

I remember the saying of the great Goethe “Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

The sayings above of the great philosopher is really true, I proved it in myself!

I’ll still remember when I was a young boy. I have a lot of great dreams for my future. But how could it be? It’s the same questioned that always lingering in my mind. I’m the product of a broken home family, grew up in the street, and stayed with different and even with the cruel person in this world! It’s good that was over! The bitter memory of my childhood!

I have learned through my life experiences and studies from the profiles as well as writings of the great wise men that the only way to beat the odds in life is to face as well as take it as a challenge and continue on remaking ourselves into a better and productive individual! And also by making God as a partner in every aspiration in life because in Him nothing is impossible!

Because of the positive attitude that I had and by encouraging, motivating, and nurturing myself to believe in the beauty of my dreams, I gradually finished my Bachelor’s degree in History and Minor in Political Science and passed the Teachers Board Exam with my own self-determination and now I am working as School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor, and Working Students Supervisor.

One hundred percent, I certainly agree in the sayings of the late great president of America, President Calvin Coolidge that “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

To you, my dear readers, I firmly encourage you to read and think of this carefully:

If you have a dreams
Hold on to your dreams
If your dreams die
You’re like a wounded bird without a wing!

People always remember that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!

That’s why I would like to remind you, Do your best and God will do the rest!

You Can If You Think You Can!

Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

About The Author

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

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Your Dimension of Greatness

Life is what we make it. Our future destined upon in our hands on how we can improve our lives to the fullest heights of innovation and success. In this world full of challenges, trials, and hardships, only the strong minded person are capable to change his destiny and conquer the impossible!

Beginning today, I will improve myself. I will cultivate, motivate my being to have a dream and vision for my life. Life is so short. Therefore, I will encourage myself to improve and polish my attitude, character, and relationship with other people. I've learned and observed that these were the only assets and keys, so I can be able to win, gather the love, the support, and the respect from them, enable me to reach the top of the ladder of my goals and dreams.

Beginning today, if I feel inferior, if I feel insecure, and if I feel self-pity, I will remind myself with these words:

No one can know the potential of a life that is committed to win. With courage, the challenge its faces to achieve great success in the end!

So explore the dimension of greatness and believe that the world can be won by a mind that fully committed and knowing the task can be done!

Your world has no place for the skeptic, No room for the doubter to stand, to weaken your firm resolution that you can excel in this land!

You must have vision to see your potential and faith to believe that you can. Then courage to act with conviction to become what God meant you to be!

So, possess the strength and the courage to conquer whatever you chose. It’s the person who never gets started, that is destined forever to lose!

Beginning today, I will strive myself to become a man of excellence and valor. If I’ll experience defeat and failure, I will encourage myself to repeat and repeat these words again and again:

If you think you are beaten, you are!

If you think you dare not, you don’t!

If you’d like to win but you think you can’t, it’s certainly you won’t.

Life battles are not always go to stronger or faster man.

But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can!

Beginning today, I will eliminate and remove from my vocabulary such words as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, improbable, failure, hopeless, and retreat for they are the words and vocabulary of the losers!

Finally, I’ll continue reminding myself that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

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Beginning Today, Promise These to Yourself

Beginning today, promise these to yourself that you will only socialize to the group of good and wise people, for they were a good influence of good character, knowledge as well as wisdom. By associating and socializing with them, eventually you will be also influenced to have a good character, knowledgeable as well as to become a wise person!

Beginning today, promise these to yourself that you will avoid the negative, toxic people who are only fun of talking, back-fighting, criticizing as well as mocking the mistakes and faults of other people, for their virus and venom are severe that even the medical surgeon cannot help them heal with their disease and also experiencing a difficulty in curing the poisons and scars of those victims.

Beginning today, promise these to yourself that you will begin to establish your goal in life. Make your goal achievable, concise and specific so you can have a sense of direction in your life as well as a sense of purpose and have a meaningful and a productive living.

Beginning today, promise these to yourself that you will nurture your character, for your character will be your only and best weapon to close the mouth against the evil-tongues of your enemies. For your character will cover and protect your reputation.

Beginning today, promise these to yourself that you will do your work as perfect as possible. Make it a life – rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands. Stamp it with your manhood. Let superiority be your trademark; let it characterize everything you touch. This is what every employer is looking for; it indicates the best kind of brain; it is as the best substitute for genius. It is better capital than cash; it is a better promoter than friends, or pulls with the influential.

Beginning today, promise these to yourself, never to allow any dishonest gain or faults in your work that will come in your hands. For every fault you allow to become a habit, to get control over you, helps to make you a second-class and puts you at a disadvantage in the race of honor, position, wealth, as well as happiness.

Beginning today, promise these to yourself, never to criticize people. Criticizing only marks, shows as well as acknowledges that you are an inferior person. Always bear in mind that a wound from a tongue is worst than a wound from the swords. For latter affects only the body; the former affects the spirit. Always remember to be patient in dealing with people for you are not dealing with a people of logic but you are dealing with a people of emotions too.

Beginning today, promise these to yourself that you will practice encouragement instead of discouragement. Remember your life is like a vapor that appears for a moment and then disappears! Therefore, any good that you can do or any kindness you can show to any human being let you do it now. Let you not defer it or neglect it; for you shall not pass this way again.

Beginning today, promise these to yourself that you will make your life not just for a living, for thousands of men breath, move and live pass off the stage of life and are heard no more. Why? They did not give a particle of good in the world. None were blest by them. None could point to them as the instrument of their redemption. Their light went out in darkness and they were not remembered more than insects of yesterday. Will you live and die? Live for something!

Beginning today, promise these to yourself that you will make God be as your partner in every adhering in life. By making and putting God the center as well as partner of your life, everything will come together. Always bear in mind this, with men everything is impossible but with God all things are possible!

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

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The Best Recipe for a Broken Heart

Pain is a lesson that can help the individual to realize
He is a human with feelings,
Feelings to feel the pain,
And feelings to feel the sorrow.

The best recipe for a broken heart-
Forget the past,
Learn lesson from the past,
Think positively,
Believe in yourself,
Love and never hate yourself,
Always think innovation of yourself,
Stop comparing yourself unto others,
Instead compare yourself to your past self,
So you can be able to determine who you are
And learn to appreciate yourself.

If you have tried and met with failure;
If you have planned and watched your plans as they were crushed before your eyes;
Just remember that greatest men in all history were the products of courage,
And courage, you know, is born in the cradle of adversity.

As you sail through life,
Don’t avoid rough waters!
Sail on… because calm seas;
Never make you a skillful sailor!
Be strong always!
Because God will be your anchor!

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

You can send your comments about this Poem through his email wisdomisgreat@gmail.com

All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright 2007 by Moises Padin Reconalla

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

You Become As What You Think!


You can’t be the most intelligent person in this world
But you can be a wise person,
Just keep on reading, searching and improving your being,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the most talented person in this world
But you can be a skilled person,
Just keep on acquiring and practicing new skills,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the nicest person in this world
But you can be nice to yourself,
Just keep on appreciating, improving, loving, and believing to your being,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the prettiest person in this world
But you can be beautiful person to yourself and to others,
Just keep on smiling, always be true and take good care of yourself,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the richest man in this world
But you can be rich man to yourself,
Just keep on practicing proper frugality and self-discipline,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the most popular leader in this world
But you can be popular leader to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers,
Just keep on helping, loving, and serving diligently,

So you become as what you think!
You can’t be the most famous poet in this world
But you can be famous poet to your readers,
Just keep on writing a poem that can lift up and comfort the broken soul,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the most well-known lawyer, policeman, soldier in this world
But you can be well-known lawyer, policeman, soldier to your country and clientele,
Just keep on defending, fighting and standing in for what is right and noble,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the most well-known Doctor of Medicine in this world
But you can be well-known Doctor of Medicine to your clients,
Just keep on serving with excellent service, love and care,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the most well-known Counselor in this world
But you can be well-known Counselor to the broken-hearted,
Just keep on practicing open-mindedness, tactfulness, sincerity, and encouragement,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the most well-known Teacher in this world
But you can be well-known Teacher to yourself and to whom you touched their lives,
Just keep on reading, motivating and helping them to succeed in their studies,
So you become as what you think!

You can’t be the most excellent Preacher in this world
But you can be an excellent Preacher to yourself and others,
Just keep on practicing of what you preach,
So you become as what you think!

For you have powers never dreamed of
You can do things never thought you can do,
There are no limitations in what you can do,
Except the limitations of your mind to excel in this land!

Therefore, pray, think, believe, and survive
For the world cannot be won with a doubtful spirit,
Just keep on working, dreaming and aiming high,
Until finally… YOU BECOME AS WHAT YOU THINK!


Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

You can send your comments about this Poem through his email wisdomisgreat@gmail.com

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

You’re A Plain Idiot!

You’re a plain idiot!
That’s the notion of shallow minded individuals,
They kept on accusing and judging foolishly,
But are they qualify to judge a man?

They continue to laugh
They continue to shout,
You’re a plain idiot!
You’re a plain idiot!

The great men of the ages
Demosthenes, Charles Dickens, Napoleon Hill, and Thomas Alva Edison
Were been victimized by accusation, you’re a plain idiot!
But was this prediction is accurate?

Wake up young man, wake up!
Stop on doubting,
Stop on weeping,
Have faith and believe in yourself!

Yes, have faith and believe in yourself!
Remember faith sees the invisible,
Believes the unbelievable,
And achieve the impossible.

Beginning today, says these words to yourself
I am the master of my fate,
I am the master of my destiny,
And I can excel in this land!

Yes, you can excel in this land
If you just learned from mistakes of the past,
Keep on dreaming and improving with your being,
So you can change your destiny and conquer the impossible.

Remember the Loving God
Does not give you the spirit of negativism,
He does not give you the spirit of cowardness,
Instead He gave you the spirit of love, humility, courage, and determination.

Always bear these in mind
The world is cruel to those who cannot help themselves,
But the world is also kind to those who keep on dreaming
And improving, innovating their being.

Remember! Never to waste time thinking
What others think about you.
Because you will have little time left to think,
What you think about yourself.

If you really want to be a successor in life
Don’t look and wait to anyone to motivate you,
But look at your inner soul,
As it’s your best motivator!

God and I reminds you
Motivate your mind to think positively,
Have faith and believe in yourself,
Act now for you are not a plain idiot instead a unique individual!

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

You can send your comments about this Poem through his email wisdomisgreat@gmail.com

All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright 2007 by Moises Padin Reconalla

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

You Can if You Think You Can!


When I am in the deepest valley of problems, trials, sadness, and inferiorities, I’ll always recall these words again and again to myself, when you are at your weakest, God is in His greatest. So don’t worry, be happy!

You can if you think you can!

It’s really true that in this world there are always a problems and failures that would always accompany a human being as long as he lives. Sometimes it can lead us to sink and loss our hopes to move on and to reach for the stars of our dreams.

As young man, I learned through my life experiences that life without trials is vanity! It cannot help you to become strong and to become a man of excellence. Only in time of trials and hardships that a man will be known in the pages of history if he is really a man of power, a man of courage or a man of talking and retreat.

This is the reason why I’ll always promise to myself that I will not allow any inferiorities and weaknesses to overcome me. Instead, I’ll take it as a challenge and stepping-stone in conquering and shooting for the stars of my dreams. I always believed that our loving and merciful God has a special plan and purpose to each one of us. Sometimes He allows the enduring trials and hardships to enable us to be sharpened like iron and polished to be pure gold.

Dear readers, if you encounter such tough hardships, failures, problems and odds, your philosophy in life should be…Never, never give up! Or the burden will sink you; Providence kindly mingled the cup in all trials and troubles that challenge you. The watchword of your life must be Never, never give up! Dare Mighty Things! Hold On to your Dreams! Try and try until you succeed!

People if you have tried to met with failure; if you have planned and watched your plans as they were crushed before your eyes; just remember that the greatest men in all history were the products of courage, and courage, you know, is born in the cradle of adversity.

That is why I would like to encourage you to read as well as think of this carefully…

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win but think you can’t, it’s almost certain you won’t. Life’s battles don’t always to the stronger or faster man, But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.

Paramahan Yogananda reminds you “…not take life’s experiences too seriously. Above all, do not let them hurt you for in reality they nothing worthy but dream experiences.”

She adds, “If circumstances are bad and you have to bear them, do not make them part of you. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role!”

Dr. Peale elaborates and convinced you dear readers, to know yourself. Control your mind. Think. Make right decisions. Never accept defeat. Believe in yourself. Mentally accept your great future. Never think of failing. Believe that YOU CAN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN!

Finally, I believe this is one of the best formula and solutions to overcome all the chaos in life…

God said build a better world. "I asked, how? The world is such a big place, cold and complicated, I'm too young. There's little I can do." But God in all His wisdom said: JUST BUILD A BETTER YOU."

Before I end with my article, I would like to remind you people. As you sail through life, don’t avoid rough waters! Sail on… because calm seas; never make you a skillful sailor! Be strong always! Because God will be your anchor!

Again, You Can If You Think You Can! Do your best and God will do the rest!

Always remember…that the Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!

Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

You can send your comments about this article through his email wisdomisgreat@gmail.com

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I Am Glad


I am glad to learn
in order that I may educate properly.

I am glad to search knowledge
in order that I may discover wisdom.

I am glad to laugh
in order that I may brighten up my soul.

I am glad to cry
in order that I may ease the heartache and pain of life.

I am glad to welcome error
in order that I may learn and improve more.

I am glad to compare myself to the past self
in order that I may learn to love and appreciate my being.

I am glad to be an open-minded
in order that I may become more understanding.

I am glad to cooperate
in order that I may uphold unity.

I am glad to help
in order that I may share the blessings to the needy.

I am glad to love
in order that I may impart the greatest virtue of God.

I am glad to give an encouragement words
in order that I may lift up and comforted the broken-soul.

I am glad to sing
in order that I may sing praises to my beloved Creator.

I am glad to preach
in order that I may spread the light and good news to the world.

I am glad to read His book; the Bible
in order that I may guide and have an eternal life.

I am glad to pray daily
in order that I may have communication and close-relationship to Him.

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises Reconalla


About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

You can send your comments about this Poem through his email wisdomisgreat@gmail.com

All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright 2007 by Moises Padin Reconalla

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