Dave Neal Adams - Spiritual Advisor and Prophetic Intercessor. As the creator and founder of DNA Connexions my goal is to awaken and reconnect others to their inner spirit. I am an intuitive spiritual life coach and an ordained non-denominational officiate / minister. With over 25 years of professional experience as a Pastor /Teacher /Parent/ Instructor/ Counselor /Business Owner and Creative Entrepreneur, I am available for life work and all your Spiritual and or Religious needs. For more information visit my website at www.DaveNealAdams.com Sincere Peace!
"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves." ~ Dale Carnegie
"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there." ~ Josh Billings
"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." ~ Newt Gingrich
"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground." ~ Author Unknown
"Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits." ~ Robert Brault
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." ~ Albert Einstein
"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another." ~ Walter Elliott
"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling." ~ Lucretius
"Saints are sinners who kept on going." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum." ~ Author Unknown
"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working." ~ Author Unknown
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." ~ Douglas MacArthur
"Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times." ~ Napoleon Hill
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race" ~ Calvin Coolidge
"The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days" ~ Robert Leighton "A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success." ~ Elbert Hubbard
"By perseverance the snail reached the ark." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon
"For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance." ~ Lao Tzu
"It always seems impossible until its done." ~ Nelson Mandela
"Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." ~ Oliver Goldsmith
"Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have." ~ Woodrow T. Wilson
"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." ~ Calvin Coolidge
"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." ~ John Bunyan
"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." ~ George Horace Lorimer
"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~ Mark Twain
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats." ~ B.C. Forbes
"Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts." ~ Coleman Cox
"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." ~ Walt Disney
"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired." ~ Robert Strauss
"Thankfully, perseverance is a good substitute for talent" ~ Steve Martin
"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." ~ Abigail Adams
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." ~ John Quincey AdChoices Adams
"Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats." ~ Amos Bronson Alcott
"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." ~ Julie Andrews
"The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force but of dedication, of moral persuasion. " ~ Stephen Biko
"When the story of these times gets written, we want it to say that we did all we could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined." ~ Bono
"One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life." ~ Edward B. Butler
"Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!" ~ Andrew Carnegie
"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." ~Confucius
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." ~ Marie Curie
Pushing through the rough times! There are points in our life where we just have to push our way right on through.... It may not be easy and not that exciting, but we must keep moving forward... Many times these so called rough periods in our life are growth spurts... Yes, I know some of you may be telling yourself I don't want to grow anymore..Ha!... but unfortunately sometimes God has more in store for us... We need to learn to trust in the spirit and allow the energy of the creator to guide us when we are finding our way out of the darkness.... If we believe and seek out the good in life, we will eventually find it with God's grace... Many of life's experiences happen for a reason... Not always pleasant and not always bad, but there is a reason... Those reasons are not always revealed in our time... And that can be frustrating. The main focus is to try and understand that God has a plan and direction for what happens in our life. Many times it is to help someone else on their spiritual walk on this earth... We are all connected to God and the Spirit.... It is our choice to stop in the darkness or to follow the light.... Pushing Through the Rough Times!.... It is not always easy, but the journey will be well worth it! =)
Hello Again! The storms of life can really take a toll on our spirit at times. These are the moments when we need to stop and reflect on what God has done in our life... Then we must trust in what the creator will do in the future.... So when you feel like you are in the midst of a storm... know that God is in control and just hold on tight ... The winds will die down... the sun will shine bright again and so will your spirit!
How Can We Feel Blessed in the Midst of Storms?
Hui Li Annie Chan, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Aug 5, 2009
"I have encountered many storms in life, some of which happen to be the turning points in my life. How can I feel blessed in the midst of storms? Well, I wish I had learnt the secrets to feeling blessed when storms hit years ago. But nevertheless, I suppose it's not too late to learn now. I think there are basically 3 things that a person can do to feel blessed despite the storms in his/her life. They are:
1) Maintaining a heart of gratitude
It's so important to have a heart of gratitude. It's even more important to maintain a heart of gratitude.
Have you ever noticed how a grateful person talks about the storms in his/her life? If not, it may be good to start to take note, especially if you are someone who has difficulty maintaining a heart of gratitude. In addition, you may want to start by making a conscious effort to thank God for anything and everything, including the storms. I know it can be tough. But thank God, I have learnt to thank Him despite a recent storm in my life. Why don't you give it a try if you are in the midst of a storm right now?
I believe that as we learn to be thankful even for the storms, it will be a step forward - a step of victory - in our spiritual lives. It will also unlock the door of blessings in our lives in time to come.
2) Reaching out to those who are less fortunate
When we are in the midst of storms, we can be so consumed by them that we do not realise there could be a lot of people out there who are suffering even more than us. So, if you are currently facing a storm in your life, why not take the focus off it and reach out to those who are suffering a worse fate than you? You may soon realise how blessed you are!
3) Remembering that Our God is in Full Control
Sadly, when we are facing storms in our lives, we tend to forget that God is in full control. That is why it is so important for us to constantly remind ourselves that our God still sits on His throne in heaven. It may do us much good to constantly remind ourselves of this fact before the next storm strikes.
Storms are inevitable, for we live in a fallen world. Nevertheless, we can still feel blessed when we are faced with storms because we have a God who is in ultimate control of everything that happens in our lives."
Hello Again! G O S S I P! We all have been involved in mischievous chatter at one time or another.... It is very easy to get caught up in the moment and let our guard down... I have even met a few "church ladies" who felt that a little Innocent gossip would never hurt anyone. They called it "sharing" =) ha! Yes! It is easy to do and sometimes quite entertaining.... Until the tables are turned... When the story's subject matter involves you as the main focal point... then it no longer becomes humorous... Talking behind someone else's back can lead to hurt and a broken spirit! So the next time you find yourself ready to serve up a juicy bit of information.... THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK!...What if the shoe where on the other foot?.... And you were the main dish being served? Trust your instinct and let God do the talking for you!
Stop Gossip Before it Starts
Darlene Zagata, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Dec 2, 2006
Gossip is the fuel that lights many fires. It destroys friendships, creates rifts between family members and is a totally destructive pattern. Why people are so eager to play the he said/she said game is troubling. You wonder if they have nothing better to do with their time or whether the desire to see others argue and suffer actually resides somewhere deep within the human psyche.
At times, it seems gossip travels faster than the speed of light. Gossip is a destructive habit whether the information being spread is true or not. In fact, it's irrelevant. If people would mind their own business and deal with their own problems perhaps they wouldn't have time to be so interested in the lives of others. There are those that look for negativity in others simply so they can feel better about themselves. There may be other issues that cause one to gossip incessantly such as low self-esteem or an inferiority complex.
People that admit they are gossips but can't seem to stop themselves should seek out the advice of a counselor. Everyone has the potential to develop bad or destructive habits but admitting it is the first step in overcoming them. Having someone to talk to really does help if you can be open and honest with yourself and with others. A professional counselor can provide ways to work toward eliminating negative habits if an individual truly desires to change.
If you have a friend or relative that likes to gossip then you probably already know just how annoying and frustrating it can be to be caught in the middle of other people's conflicts. The best way to control gossip is to stop it before it starts. But you might say, "I don't gossip. I just sit there and listen."
Even if you don't gossip, listening can be just as bad. You are an enabler. You enable the gossiping individual to continue to gossip. Even if you sit there and listen to the gossip one time you are permitting that person to use you as a sounding board. Once you have allowed them to do that they will continue to feel that they can run to you with the latest news.
You can take control of the situation if you choose to do so. Stop the gossip before it starts. How do you do this? Make your feelings known. Let others know right from the start that you do not tolerate gossip. You can do so in a polite but firm manner. Simply let people know that you do not gossip about others nor do you listen to gossip. You might get looks of "Yeah right," or whispers behind your back for a little while but if you stick to your guns, eventually they will go their own way. It may not stop them from gossiping - more than likely they'll just go find someone else who will oblige and listen to the gossip, but at least you won't be a part of it.
Walking away from those who gossip may make you a little less popular, at least momentarily but in the long run, you'll be more respected. Those who don't respect the privacy of others will find that their privacy will not be respected either. Everything does come full circle eventually.
Those who thrive on gossip are also very good at getting others to gossip. The easiest way to get someone ensnared in a web of deceit is to casually ask what he or she thinks. Once you state your opinion the web spins out of control. How often have you made one statement only to have it turn into a whole story because someone twisted your words around and blew it completely out of proportion? Often those who like to gossip will gladly repeat your portion of the conversation but conveniently omit their own. Don't fall into the trap.
If you know someone that is known to be a gossip don't allow his or her actions or words to label you as someone who can't be trusted. Stop the gossip before it starts and make your life as tangle free as possible.
Greetings! There are moments in life when we have to step out of our comfort zone. This may mean we might have to travel into the unknown zone of "Risk Taking"... It is frightening for many of us while on our spiritual walk to take chances... but the fact of the matter is that sometimes we must take a new path in order to achieve our goals. Trust God's leading and don't be afraid.... Many times Risks are worth taking!
Taking Risks in Life
Alan Crookham, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Feb 3, 2007
"There are many different kinds of people in the world. There are the risk-taking adventure seekers who will do anything for a rush. Then there are the more timid of the human race that prefer to feel safe. Neither one of them are wrong. It's perfectly fine to want to feel safe and it's just the same to love adventure. However I would like to talk a little bit about taking risks in this article. So let's go!
I believe that it is good to be cautious in life; however I think that taking risks are a good thing as well. So many times come in our lives when we must make difficult decisions. It could be anything from whether or not we should marry our girlfriend to what size TV to buy. We have to use our brain when making those choices; however some things require that we take a leap of faith.
For example, my wife and I decided one day to go and visit my family in the U.S. However she is Panamanian, not a U.S. citizen. So making that choice is not as simple as it sounds. We had also just found out that she was pregnant. So because of the pregnancy we knew that visiting family would have to be now. If it wasn't now it would have to wait a couple of years at least. So we decided to take a risk. My wife and I live about eight hours from the U.S. embassy where we had to apply for a visa for her to enter the States. So we sold a few things to have some money to make the trip to Panama City and stay while we waited for the visa. We arrived and stayed with some friends who told us that there would be no way we would get the visa. That was for several different reasons. First of all the visa regulations are insane right now. Second, we had only been married for a couple of months and the United States is a lot stricter on newlyweds than on couples with more time under their belts. We decided to do it anyway.
In the spirit of risk-taking my wife and I went ahead and bought our plane tickets before we even had the visa! That was our choice, I wouldn't suggest it! We went and applied for the visa and they told us afterward we would have to come back a few days later for the reply. So we waited.
When the time was finally at hand we went and they called my wife into the immigration office. Oddly I was barred from entering with her. So I waited outside and I prayed the whole time that she would get the visa. We had taken so many risks, we sold a lot of our things for the money, and we spent a lot of it on the plane tickets and staying in Panama City. Finally she came out and I really couldn't tell what had happened from her face. When finally she said, "They gave me three months!" I'll tell you that was an awesome feeling. It had all paid off and the next day we flew to the States where we stayed for the full term of the visa.
So what is the moral of the story? If you never take any risks in life you will never have any interesting stories to tell! So be willing to take a few leaps of faith. Life is short so take it by the reigns and make something interesting come out of it. Where we fail we learn, and when we succeed we are encouraged to continue. Let's all strive for encouragement and take a risk!"