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Welcome to my blog - My name is Jim Bull and I share this information with you in the hopes of helping you or a friend or family member in some way. Here you'll find motivational material, my views of life and some background info from my past. I help others live the life they've always wanted through the sharing of information regarding all areas of life.Please let me know how I can help you. Ezekiel 36:26

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Dark vs The Light

Some recent occurrences to a few good people close to my family leave me reflecting on the first half century of my life.  It seems so many believe that they are living on the dark side when actually they are not. They may be just under the surface and grasping for air, but they are all so close on the other hand to a wonderful and fulfilling life on the light side.

How do I know you ask? Only because I’ve lived it and believe I know the differences between the two. Yes, we all have a different set of circumstances that lead us to the abyss and we all react differently to situations because of our different personality types and by what we believe to be true. Many times it’s because of our upbringings or our beliefs and many times it’s just because we haven’t been taught the right thought patterns.

Its nobodies fought either. In most cases we are just taught the wrong things from the very beginning. We have so much access to all of the negative things in life that we seldom take time to realize that the good things are available if we are just willing to take the chance.

I spent the first 25 years of my life believing the wrong things, chasing the wrong things and achieving the wrong things. Trust me, you’ll get out of life what you strive for, whether it be the dark or the light, you’ll achieve success. The choice is yours.

So no matter where you are in life, no matter what has happened in your past or what is happening to you now, you can change it around. And don’t believe you need to do it all on your own. There are people in your life that want to help, people that get as much joy from giving as receiving, people that may be able to relate more to your situation than you believe they can.

Always know that through faith and belief you can accomplish anything you want to in life. It might not be easy but it sure will be worthwhile. Believe me, the moment you leave the dark and start to chase the light you will see. 

I personally prefer the light much better than the dark as I am sure you will too. I can’t even begin to explain it to you but once you arrive, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Attitude is Contagious

Attitude is Contagious
By Zig Ziglar

It is true that your attitude is contagious, so the question is should someone catch yours or avoid yours?  Chuck Swindoll put it this way: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, gifted ability, or skill.  It will make or break a company, a church, a home.

“The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace from that day.  We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing that we can do is play on the one string that we have and this string is, attitude.  I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it.  And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.”

William James said, “The most important discovery of our time is the discovery that man can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”  Perhaps the most extraordinary example of this was that of Dr. Viktor Frankl, who was a prisoner in one of the Nazi death camps.  His book, Man’s Search for Meaning, describes how he was stripped of all his worldly possessions, and subjected to every cruel and debilitating treatment man is capable of imposing on another.  However, Dr. Frankl decided that regardless of what they did to him, he was going to take charge of the way he responded to those events.  He wrote, “One’s ultimate freedom is the ability to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”

Keep this in mind and subscribe to the conviction that it’s your attitude and not your aptitude that will ultimately determine your altitude.  Take that approach and I’ll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Zig Ziglar is known as America’s motivator.   He is the author of 32 books.  Check out his new book,