18 Differences Between Surrender and Defeat

Surrender feels positive.                                         Defeat feels negative.

Surrender is strategic.                                             Defeat is tactical.

Surrender is by choice.                                            Defeat is by circumstance.

Surrender is a gain.                                                  Defeat is a loss.

Surrender makes you feel free.                             Defeat makes you feel trapped.

Surrender is analyzed                                             Defeat is criticized.

Surrender is forgotten.                                           Defeat is remembered.

Surrender brings many opportunities.               Defeat brings many challenges.

Surrender demonstrates strength.                       Defeat demonstrates weakness.

Surrender comes from a place of courage.         Defeat comes from a place of fear.

Surrender results in self confidence.                   Defeat results in self doubt.

Surrender is relieving.                                            Defeat is agonizing.

Surrender opens doors.                                          Defeat closes doors.

Surrender is encouraging.                                     Defeat is discouraging.

Surrender is temporary.                                         Defeat is permanent.

Surrender moves you forward.                             Defeat moves you backward.

Surrender attracts admirers.                                 Defeat attracts detractors.

Surrender makes you feel light.                            Defeat makes you feel heavy.

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12 Differences Between a Gift and a Present

A gift is lasting.                                          A present is temporary.

A gift is given at any time of year.         A present is given on specific holidays.

A gift is purchased well in advance.     A present is purchased at the last minute.

A gift is chosen from the heart.              A present is chosen from the head.

A gift is never too expensive.                 A present is always too expensive.

A gift is given eagerly.                             A present is given reluctantly.

A gift expects nothing in return.           A present expects something in return.

A gift is what the receiver wants.          A present is what the giver wants.

A gift is memorable.                                 A present is forgettable.

A gift adds value to relationships.         A present takes value from relationships.

A gift is given with joy.                             A present is given with resentment.

A gift is forever.                                         A present is for now.

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18 Differences Between Taking and Receiving

Taking is selfish.                                            Receiving is selfless.

Taking results in a lack of gratitude.         Receiving results in an abundance of gratitude.

Taking weakens relationships.                   Receiving strengthens relationships.

Taking is easy.                                                Receiving is difficult.

Taking is non-reciprocal.                             Receiving is reciprocal.

Taking is thoughtless.                                   Receiving is thoughtful.

Taking expects more.                                    Receiving expects less.

Taking is negative.                                         Receiving is positive.

Taking shows little respect.                          Receiving shows much respect.

Taking is forgettable.                                     Receiving is memorable.

Taking is limited.                                            Receiving is limitless.

Taking avoids prosperity.                              Receiving attracts prosperity.

Taking is me focused.                                     Receiving is we focused.

Taking is exhausting.                                      Receiving is energizing.

Taking creates endings.                                  Receiving creates beginnings.

Taking is temporary.                                       Receiving is permanent.

Taking is powerless.                                        Receiving is powerful.

Taking is spontaneous.                                    Receiving is disciplined.

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Four F Words That You Need To Succeed

Faith – Faith is believing in who you are and what you can do to make a positive and lasting difference in your own life and in the lives of everyone who is important to you in your personal and professional lives and in your community. It is also believing when things are going very badly in your life that if you practice patience and perseverance that many good things will happen to you. When you lose faith and give up, you have never allowed the time and effort that it takes for all the good things to happen. You watch as good things happen to others who have been patient, never complain and have few if any expectations. Faith is being kind and helpful to others because you see the good in them. Remember good things happen to those who wait and believe that they will happen.

Focus – Focus is when you silence the noise and the naysayers, eliminate the distractions and defeatists and be, do and act in a way that is positive, productive and progressive. Focus depends on a pound of healthy self interest and an ounce of confident self discipline. Instead of spending most of your time and energy focusing on the success of others via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, start spending all of your time and energy focusing on your own success by developing a road map of your journey and destination and showing others how to be successful by focusing on their own journey and destination. When you focus on others, look at them, listen to them and respond in a way that works for them. Focus can also be demonstrated through kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness. When good things are happening to you, remember to encourage those who are going through a bad time. Be an example, role model, mentor and supporter.

Freedom – Freedom gives you an abundance of choice which can make you feel limited or limitless, fearful or fearless, powerful or powerless. Freedom allows you to be who you are, love what you do and act in a way that makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. Freedom scares many people because they would rather that someone take care of them, make decisions for them and take responsibility for them. These people feel that they are free to think of and take care of themselves however, they are actually lonely and trapped by their lack of contacts, interactions and experiences with people and situations. As time goes on, they will be left behind as others find joy and fulfillment in their work and lives. Stare freedom in the face and see the many benefits and opportunities that it can bestow on you now and in the future.

Flexibility – Often things happen in work and in life on their own plan not according to the plan that you have developed. Flexibility is seeing the opportunity in the challenge and the challenge in the opportunity. It is being willing to look at options that you had not thought of and commit to stretching yourself to reach goals and achievements that you never thought possible. If you are flexible, you listen and learn from the opinions and experiences of others and refuse to cling to your own opinions. Flexibility is looking forward fearlessly to the future and never looking back with fondness to the past. It is  avoiding the temptation to always want to be right and the best, the wealthiest and the most successful and rather accept the gifts of being wrong, worst, poorest and the least successful. Flexibility gives you the freedom to focus on what you want and to have faith that you can achieve success as you alone define it.

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Ten Differences Between Answering and Responding

Answering is fast and furious.                              Responding is slow and steady.

Answering shows impatience.                              Responding shows patience.

Answering is spontaneous.                                    Responding is deliberate.

Answering can be thoughtless.                              Responding is usually thoughtful.

Answering is ordinary.                                             Responding is extraordinary.

Answering can be easy.                                            Responding can be difficult.

Answering expects nothing.                                    Responding expects something.

Answering is short term.                                          Responding is long term.

Answering focuses on you.                                       Responding focuses on others.

Answering is tactical.                                                Responding is strategic.

 

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18 Differences Between Being Alone and Being Lonely

As we spend more and more of our time time by ourselves living alone, running our small businesses or staring at our phones or tablets, it made me think about the differences between being alone and being lonely. Here are 18 differences:

Being alone happens for you.                    Being lonely happens to you.

Being alone is always a choice.                  Being lonely is never a choice.

Being alone shows independence.             Being lonely shows dependence.

Being alone lifts you up.                               Being lonely brings you down.

Being alone is restful.                                    Being lonely is stressful.

Being alone can be constructive.                 Being lonely can be destructive.

Being alone attracts connection.                  Being lonely avoids connection.

Being alone is painless.                                  Being lonely is painful.

Being alone is strengthening.                        Being lonely is weakening.

Being alone increases happiness.                 Being lonely increases sadness.

Being alone is understood.                             Being lonely is misunderstood.

Being alone encourages healthy habits.      Being lonely encourages unhealthy habits.

Being alone is easy.                                           Being lonely is difficult.

Being alone is visible.                                       Being lonely is invisible.

Being alone liberates you.                                Being lonely entraps you.

Being alone is when you find yourself.         Being lonely is when you lose yourself.

Being alone makes you feel hopeful.              Being lonely makes you feel hopeless.

Being alone is easy to explain.                         Being lonely is hard to explain.

If you feel lonely rather than alone, never be afraid to reach out to a family member, friend, colleague or acquaintance and ask for help.  To me, the four most courageous words in the any language are “I need your help.”   If someone asks for your help, listen with an open mind and compassion and rather than with a closed mind and judgement.

Everyone, even people you know whose  lives seem effortless and successful, feel lonely.

 

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12 Differences Between Being Honest and Being Dishonest

Being honest is fearless.                                       Being dishonest is fearful.

Being honest is difficult.                                       Being dishonest is easy.

Being honest saves time and money.                  Being dishonest wastes time and money.

Being honest is positive.                                        Being dishonest is negative.

Being honest is transparent.                                 Being dishonest is opaque.

Being honest creates solutions.                            Being dishonest creates problems.

Being honest starts and ends well.                      Being dishonest starts and ends badly.

Being honest strengthens relationships.            Being dishonest weakens relationships.

Being honest calms you.                                         Being dishonest stresses you.

Being honest enhances your reputation.            Being dishonest tarnishes your reputation.

Being honest takes risks.                                         Being dishonest avoids risks.

Being honest makes friends.                                   Being dishonest makes enemies.

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