~ Dale Carnegie,
author of “How to Make Friends and Influence People”
Sometimes when things happen, at first look like things aren’t going your way.
Only to find, in retrospect, that “things” were really pushing you in the direction of what you want and where you want to be.
The word is that BlackBerry will be doing away with their BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) which allows for unlimited internet downloads, unlimited internet access and social networking and emailing at a charge of R59 per month (about $6.46c per month).
Unlike America we South Africans, for the most part, do not have free internet.
Data bundles need to be bought and once they are done, you’re done.
So just imagine, with the amount of time you spend downloading apps and surfing the net and social networking, how much do you think you will send per month, at a charge of let’s say $1 per 1 MegaByte?
I guess one good thing that will come out of this would be longer BlackBerry battery life, due to the lack of usage of course.
I thought to myself, after reading the breathtaking headline (without reading the actually story mind you)*, that I might as well get myself an iPhone, since BlackBerry is doing away with BIS.
Truth be told it’s the latest BlackBerry devices (BlackBerry 10) that do not cater for BIS, anything prior does. So all is not lost ☺
And if I’m going to be paying for my data services I might as well be paying for something worth my money.
Sorry RIM, I mean BlackBerry… whatever you go by these days.
But Apple so far has nicer features than you & the only thing that was keeping me on board – like most users in other African countries & India I hear – was the BIS…. Short on BlackBerry anyone?
That’s when I stopped and said, “Wait a minute. I’ve always also wanted to get myself an iPhone, maybe this was the Universe’s way of pushing me towards getting one?”
One of the ways you can attract the things faster in your life is by imagining, with as much vivid detail as possible, how happy and excited and relieved you will feel once you have the thing you want in your possession.
Something that Dr. Joe Vitale spoke about which you can read more about when you go to this previous post.
When you act as if, like in the example of “dressing for your next promotion,” you activate a law of nature known as the Law of Attraction which pulls in opportunities for you to take action on.
But you need to act like you already HAVE what you want, sincerely and repeatedly, in order for the Law to work.
The action that will lead to you receiving the results YOU want, which in the above example happens to be a promotion.
Be creative and use every opportunity you can to speak and think and act as if the thing you most desire is already in your possession.
In truth you need to find reasons to feel good, if not to feel an improved feeling, not for the sake of goal achieving – but for the sake of feeling good.
Solutions and opportunities come to you when you are seeking an improved feeling than when you whine about how awful things are for you.
As truthfully as that may be for you currently, nothing improves until YOU improve.
Which is what you want at the end of the day right?
For things to get better?
It’s an inside job.
You need to work for things to work for you.
Like the title of one of Neale Donald Walsch’s books, When Everything Changes Change Everything.
With that said…Come to papa you wonderful iPhone you!!!
I love you.
~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele
PPS: Always find a way, in fact practice it often enough until it becomes a habit, to look for the good in all difficulties.
Find a reason on how you could benefit from it all.
Find the silver lining – that way the sun will always be shining for you while everything else around you seems is gloomy.