I recently listened to a friends story as he spoke of his life and career over the last twenty years and it wasnt a happy one. He explained about
his misfortunes through a string of bad jobs, failed marriages, and being no better of financially than he was twenty years ago; after graduating with
a Bachelor degree in engineering. His story was amixed with emotive scenes of bitterness towards a struggling career and relationships, and the
declines of which having the appearance in his view of being controlled through cruel twists in fate.
Last night he stopped by for some beers and with some friends who I hadnt seen for a while we talked over with interest what everyone had been doing.
There emerged some triumphant stories in between those which sounded more like being relegated to the category of life as usual experiences and
And with almost with a perfect cue of timing; the last tale told for the night again a friends reminiscing story of failures and concluding with an
animated outburst accusation that God had taken a personnel dislikening to him in life. Not really being in a mood to entertain a notion that his path
of back luck in life has been due to Gods doing and targeted attack i shrugged it off as another rant.
The next day however when all had gone and im cleaning up food and beverages left over i started thinking about his bitter accusation; that it is God
who is personally seeing to it that his pursuits in life for success and happiness are fraughted.
Could this be possible? Is this a ludicous idea i thought to myself. I then started to think back through my own life and those instances when i had
to make a life path changing decison to turn right or left? Was a life of success and happiness simply the result of making the right decisions for
turning left or right, or was the outcome of success and happiness alternatively being deterimed by Gods will?
In self reflecting and thinking through these questions i thought well who is God? In basic terms he is described as the creator of all life on earth.
Then i thought who is man? Well man is the thing created in Gods image. I surmised then that the answers to why Man fails is due to Man and not God.
Therefore any solution to achieving success and happiness in life is up to Man, and in context of my friends story, then it infers his failings in his
life path have been for the most part caused by his own doings - actions and descisions.
If accepting that a persons failings in life are mostly are due to their own doings of choices and actions, then what can they do to turn around
behavioural patterns which are harming their ability to succeed. In practical day life terms what can the individual do to change negative behaviours
into positive ones that yield mostly successful outcomes.
This is where i would like posters to contribute to the debate. How can a person turn their life around so to become successful and happy in life. I
will suggest as a starter learning time management skills and the link below will take you to a Time management map, which identifies all the key
attributes which make up a good system for time management.
edit on 4-11-2012 by AthlonSavage because: (no reason given)