What are you talking about Kenny?
First off I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends and family. It was an especially blessed time as we sat down with family and friends and enjoyed a true smorgasbord of food. I wish I had taken pictures during Thanksgiving but I was too busy putting out enough food to feed an army. Today after working on my business the Genealogy Gangster Foundation I began reading my Patriarchal Blessing.
What is a Patriarchal Blessing?
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint’s, we have special men who are called of God to give blessings to God’s children. They receive this authority and keys from the prophet and I am astonished at how close this blessing has been. This Patriarch had never met me before the day I showed up at his home in Clearfield, Utah to receive my blessing. He knew nothing of my past, my passions and what I think is hopefully my future.
His blessing told me about myself. He told me things that I already knew about myself this is how I knew that he is accurate. He also declared blessings over my life that has to do with marriage, family, service to God and my career.
So that’s where that righteousness line came from!
Yes, my Patriarchal blessing declared that the things I choose to do in righteousness I would do well. And it also pronounced that I would have success in whatever career I choose. And I feel that God has blessed me tremendously.This blessing has gotten me through many dark periods of my life. And has given me some of the biggest hopes and dreams.
I remember when I was single and I never thought I would get married. Marriage was something that my Patriarchal Blessing promised but I thought maybe I was not righteous enough or I had done something wrong. And as soon as I stopped looking I came to know that Rachel would be my wife.
The song I posted above is by my boy JamesTheMormon. It is by far one of my go-to motivational songs. When I listen to that song, I get mad that I have sometimes accepted the mediocre which is something my Patriarchal Blessing stated I should not do and I get back to work. My Patriarchal blessing has gone hand in hand to teach me and encourage me, but even more, motivate me. For more information on Patriarchal blessings check this out!
Finding Inspiration and Motivation In Life
You already realize the fact that life is all about progress. Even if you are doing great right now, it won’t help if you keep doing the same thing 5 years hence. You have to keep improving yourself and constantly seek challenges and face them. This is the only thing that keeps you going on. However, to be able to do that, you need inspiration in your life. You also need motivation. An inspiration is something that sparks your life with excitement; motivation is something that gives you the energy to keep moving.
So, where do you go to find these two fundamental ingredients for your success?
One of the best places to begin is your neighborhood bookstore. Visit there and check out the books in the nonfiction section. You are likely to find a whole lot of books about people in your industry who have made it to the top. Most of these people will be already known to you. Pick out the person who interests and intrigues you the most and head back home. Then start reading their story. You will see that it was no easy task for them either. Regardless of what success they achieved in their later life, they began in a very ordinary way… maybe you are in the same situation right now as they began with.
Reading such stories can be highly motivating. You get a blow-by-blow account of how they made it to the top. You get something to move on with. Most importantly, you gain an optimistic view of life. With a little more analysis into their lives, these famous luminaries could be your inspirations, your role models.
More Tips to FInd Motivation
Another very important thing you should do is to always keep a steadfast focus on what you want to achieve. Set your goals and write them down. Then, determine yourself to follow these goals, come what may. Promise yourself that you will not let anything sway you from the path. When you are totally devoted to the results, then ways of how to get there automatically start becoming visible to you.
This is how you gain your motivation and inspiration. When you get your motivation, you get this unstoppable and impatient energy to get on with the work. You just cannot wait anymore. And when inspiration happens, you hear a click somewhere. Something suddenly snaps into place. You know this is what you want to follow, and your success almost becomes visible to you.