Learning vs Performance

As we learn, we grow; as we grow, we reach a new level of aspirations.

Driven.  Ambition.  Goals.  Perseverance.  Focus.  Dream.  Aspire.

Ever ask yourself why you are tired all the time?  Are you doing, doing, doing?  Or are you learning and doing?  Alternating between the two can hinder our growth. The best way to grow is to give full focus and practice to what you desire to change in your growth process.  Purposely focus on the learning and then move into the performance.  Reflect on the performance to see what mistakes you made, and then adjust.  This is learning.

I have a plaque a special friend had in his office, it says, “Try…Fail…Adjust”.  I always loved walking into his office and seeing this plaque because it was a constant reminder that no matter how many times I try at something and failed, I needed to adjust the way I tried to make it a success.

Observation, reflection, and adjustment are all learning techniques.

Consider the word “success”, without looking at the financial aspect of the word. For me, it is about building my confidence, believing in my abilities that God gave me, having character and integrity to do what is right for people and for myself.  I try daily to make the right decisions, to treat people the way that I want to be treated.  (we all know that old saying, right?)  it is a true statement though.  Being respectful to others is at an all-time low in this world.  Regardless of where you are on this journey, having respect for yourself and others is vital to the success of your life.

Practice each of these and watch your life change.

~ being focused ~

~ having the ambition to learn and grow ~

~ having goals ~

~ having the desire to dream ~

As we think of our goals, we run into the problem of “performing” rather than learning.  Remember to learn from every performance of what not to do going into your future goal. Dream big and act upon that dream, make it happen!  Grow into the person you were created to be, without fear, without hesitation, Go with confidence, with determination and perseverance.  Focus on the here and now that leads to each day after! Never give up!

Try a new adventure that brings an inner zest and excitement to your mind and heart, stimulating your brain and giving you back the feeling of being alive with hope and encouragement for a fulfilling experience.

TRY something you’ve always dreamt of doing, and if you FAIL,


“Real confidence is about modeling ongoing learning”


Lovingly Serving Christ ❤

Smiles, Love, and Hugs,

Connie Ann

Thank you, KJ for your inspiration and always encouraging me to try, and if I fail, adjust!

(Tim Ferriss)”


Wondering Weight

It is 3:00 am and my brain is working overtime, the weight of the wondering, over what?  What could be keeping me from enjoying a night of uninterrupted sleep?  In a moment’s notice, life changed, out of nowhere, life took a turn for the better.

The thoughts that weigh on our minds in the middle of the day, or the night, are not always heavy thoughts.  Generally, when someone lies awake at night the first thought is, “they are struggling with something”.  Why does it have to appear as a struggle?  It is a rarity for the world to mention the lighthearted wonders that keep us awake.

~A missed moment of hope for someone in need is a blessing not shared~

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the common cage

Picture a cage, the shape is not important.  On one side of this cage, you have the popularity of modern day contemporary Christianity.  On the other side, we have the Theologian preacher who provides the traditionalism of deeper Christianity.  Neither side is wrong, just different.

What I am about to share, the majority will probably disagree, and that’s okay.  This is not an opinion of mine, this is a perspective of what my eyes and my heart see. Continue reading “the common cage”

Together We Touch the Sky

Gathering pieces of life along the journey wondering how it will all fit together.  Where do we go from here, which direction is the next step? Behind or in front?  What does it look like?  The power that is within our spirit will give us the answers to all our questions as we take on the adventure ahead of us. Creating memories, the making of a story never imagined, reaching beyond the limitations set by the world.

Anything is possible if you just believe, He said. (Mark 9:23)

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Listening and Doing

In the moments of life when we walk away from someone or something that is holding us captive, we attempt to focus more on the important things in life. My focus recently hasn’t been right where it should have been. On more than one occasion, I thought it was God not talking to me.  I looked in the mirror and realized, I am not listening and doing as God called me to do. Instead, my focus has been on what He called others to do.

You think you know him, you think you know her, you think you know yourself. Then you realize the moment that God gave you an open window to see a glimpse of the path that is open far and wide for all He has for YOU. So why do we question God exposing us to such behavior of ourselves or others? The truth guides and helps the eyes re-focus and gain the freedom from captivity that God so desires for us. We are exposed so we may see internally the need for a change in behavior, a change of patterns, a change of heart. In order to change these, we have to listen, acknowledge and actually DO something about it.

You may lose “friends or family”, but you will never lose God if you truly are listening and doing right by His word.  I know there are people who walked out of my life for whatever reason they have, and, I am good with it because I am healthier for it. The window was open and I now see clear, hear more clearly and am doing what is according to His path for me.

“The Truth is in Listening and Doing”

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