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Focus On Your Ambition, Not Your Addiction

 (Bo’s Note: I wrote this sometime back, and I remember people coming up to me—with tears in their eyes—telling me how these words gave them freedom from their bondages.  So I decided to share it with you again.  Enjoy and be very blessed… )

 

Focus On Your Ambition,

Not Your Addiction

          Have you noticed?

We’re an illogical bunch.

          At various times, we act like Esau…

Jacob and Esau were twin brothers. 

But Esau was considered the eldest because he went out of the womb of his mother first.

          One day, Jacob was cooking some stew. 

Esau arrived from hunting and was exhausted and hungry.  Esau said to Jacob, “I’m starved.  Give me some of your red stew.”

          Now Jacob said something absolutely nutty.  He said, “All right, but you’ve got to do one thing first.  Trade me your rights as the firstborn son.”  You get an inkling on how jealous Jacob must have been towards his twin brother.

         But what was nuttier was Esau’s reaction.  He said, “Sure!  Now give me that red stew now.”

        Jacob said, “You’ve got to swear first that you’re giving me your birthright…”

“Yeah, yeah, yeah… whatever!  I swear!  Now give me that lentil soup…”.

       Now why would Esau exchange his birthright for a single bowl of red stew?

       Was his brain taking a vacation on that day?  Was it surfing in Camsur or gone shopping in Hongkong?  Didn’t Esau know what his birthright meant?  Being firstborn meant a position of privilege.  Being firstborn meant great honor.  And yes, being firstborn meant a huge inheritance—where he can buy a swimming pool filled with red stew if he wanted.

       Why was he throwing all that for a bowl of red stew today?

       Friends, this is a great picture of what addiction is… 

(By the way, I’m not saying Esau was addicted to red stew.  I’m merely using his story as an analogy.)

The Foolish Exchanges We Make

      

I met a man who threw away his entire family for drugs.  Years ago, he had a great job, a nice home, two kids, and a beautiful wife.  Today, because of a bunch of chemicals he was snorting through his nostrils, he destroyed his life.  He’s lost his job and his home.  His kids hate him and his wife is seeing another man…

Why exchange all that for another whiff of shabu?

       There’s no logic.  It’s a foolish exchange.

       One day, a woman asked for my help.  She said, “My husband is a compulsive gambler.  He stole money from his office and used it to gamble.  His boss found out about it and is pressing charges.  My husband’s going to jail!”

       Why exchange a great job for another crack at the blackjack table?

       Again, it’s a foolish exchange.

The list goes on.

·      A chain-smoker, exchanging his health for another nicotine fix.

·      A porn-addict, exchanging his dignity and mental-monogamy, for another testosterone fantasy.

·      A woman who gives her body to yet another man, just so that he would love her, exchanging her self-respect for a fleeting embrace.

·      A government employee taking a bribe, exchanging his honour for cash.  After years of doing it, he no longer feels any guilt, his conscience virtually dead.

One Power Skill Of Mature People

 

       On a superficial level, the problem is impatience and impulsiveness.

       And boy, do I know impulsiveness.

       Like Esau, I catch myself wanting it now—no matter what the cost is to my future.  Like Esau, I want my red stew now, whatever my “red stew” is. For me, it could be internet porn, sexual fantasies, and the approval of people.  (For my full story on how God healed my addictions, read my book, Your Past Does Not Define Your Future.)

Impulsiveness means I prioritize my short-term wants over my long-term needs.

Which takes us to that very important, essential, powerful skill that all mature people have: The ability to delay gratification.  You can’t be emotionally and spiritual mature without it.  It’s impossible.

Delaying gratification is the power skill of champions.  In any field!

       Because there’s a huge reward in front of them, champions sacrifice today so that they can get their reward tomorrow.

       Do you want to become a champion?

       What great reward are you aiming for?

       What is your holy ambition?

Anatomy of An Addiction

Deep inside, there’s a (1) real need. 

And that real need is an empty love tank.  Bottom line, the addict doesn’t love himself.  The addict doesn’t value himself.  The addict doesn’t respect himself.  Sometimes, he is conscious of this desperate need for love.  Many times, he isn’t aware of it.  It’s all unconscious.

My personal interpretation of the Esau-Jacob story above is that Esau didn’t value his birthright because he didn’t value himself.  He didn’t value his future.

Once again, let me state my central point:  I believe that every addiction is a hunger for love.  That’s the real need behind every addiction.  Your hunger of love produces the second part of the equation: (2) painful feelings—such as depression, anger, fear, anxiety, loneliness, etc. 

To escape these painful feelings, the addict will pick a preferred anaesthesia.  That anaesthesia is the third part of the equation: (3) addiction.  It could be gambling, drugs, and alcohol.  It could be workaholism until one’s family breaks down.  Or shopping until five credit cards are maxed out.  Or food until one becomes obese.  Or dieting until one becomes very sick.

In order for an addiction to get healed, the real needs must be met.  The love tank must be filled.

       Thankfully, you can do that in many ways as we discussed in my last article.

       In getting rid of their bad habits, I share to them one of the most powerful—and controversial—principles…

Don’t Focus On Your Addiction…

       Bear with me.  Do this exercise for me.

Say out loud “I won’t think of a Pink Elephant” for five times.

       Ready?  Go…

       “I won’t think of a Pink Elephant.”

       “I won’t think of a Pink Elephant.”

       “I won’t think of a Pink Elephant.”

       “I won’t think of a Pink Elephant.”

       “I won’t think of a Pink Elephant.”

       Let me ask you a question: What are you thinking of right now?

       A Pink Elephant, of course.

       People who want to overcome their addictions end up focusing on their addictions, and it simply won’t work.

       When a smoker says, “I won’t smoke anymore!” 300x a day, guess what fills his mind?  Smoking his favorite Marlboros, what else?

       When a compulsive eater says, “I won’t eat!” 300x a day, guess what fills his mind?  Eating his favorite cheeseburgers and chocolate sundaes.

       When you focus on your bad habits, you enter into a vicious cycle that buries you deeper into your addiction.  You end up depressed and helpless, draining your love tank even more, making you open more to your addictions.

       Look.  I’m not saying you deny that you have an addiction.  In fact, acknowledging that you have an addiction is the first step to healing it.  By admitting you’ve got a problem, you solve 50% of your problem.  But you see, there’s a big difference between acknowledging it andfocusing on it 24 hours a day.

A Simple Principle of The Universe

       Let me share to you a simple, powerful, universal principle that has guided me in my daily life:

What you focus on grows!

 

Let me sidetrack a bit and explain this principle to you.

I know some people who focus on the bad things in their day.

They wake up in the morning feeling lousy.  “It’s a terrible day,” they mutter.  They ride to work complaining about how hot it is.  They wade through the traffic complaining about the crazy drivers on the streets.  They arrive at their office complaining the workload on their desks.  They complain about their boss, the low pay, the slow internet, the over-time, the terrible food at the cafeteria, and how cold the air-conditioning is.

I pity them.  Because the more they complain, the more they feel miserable.

Sooner or later, they experience more problems.  (Remember, what you focus on grows.)

First, they may get sick.  The Bible says a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.[1]  Medical studies have shown that most of our physical diseases are psychosomatic.  A negative spirit may create ulcers, hypertension, and other diseases.  Simply because our bodies are blueprints of our emotional life.

Second, they may lose friends.  Because no one wants to talk to a whiner.  About her, they’ll say, “She’s depressing and it may be contagious!”

Third, they may lose their job—or at the very least, a promotion.  Someone who doesn’t have passion in his work will not be rewarded.  200 CEO’s were asked what’s the number one ability that they look for in their employee, and most of them said, “The ability to work with others.”  It’s not technical skills, but relational skills that are prized in companies.

       Okay, my digression is enough.  How does this apply to your hidden addiction?

Focus On Your Ambition

       Instead of focusing on your addiction, focus on your ambition.

       “Ambition” has a negative meaning today, so let me purify this word.

       By ambition, I mean your vision for your future.

By ambition, I mean the dreams that God has placed in your heart.

So instead of saying, “I’ll stop smoking” 300x a day, say instead, “I’ll be healthy and run the marathon” or “I’ll be healthy and be a Class A badminton player.”

Instead of saying, “I’ll stop eating”, say, “I’ll be healthy, weigh a healthy120 pounds, go to the gym three times a week, play badminton twice a week…”

Instead of saying, “I’ll stop shopping everyday,” say, “Starting next month, I’ll save P5,000 a month, erase all credit card debt by December 2013, and start investing in the Stock market by February 2013, and accumulate P300,000 by December 2015.”

When you focus on your addiction, it depresses you.

When you focus on your ambition, it fuels you with passion.

And what happens when you do that?  As you take baby steps towards fulfilling your ambition, you value yourself more.  You gain confidence.  You gain self-respect.  Little by little, love is being poured into your Love Tank.  The cravings are still there, but they lose its urgency and intensity.

Make Your Dreams MAGIC Dreams

Each Sunday, I preach to 9000+ people in PICC (For more information, call Tel (632) 7259999).  Each Sunday, I teach them how to dream.  So I wrote a Novena to God’s Love Prayer Booklet and gave it to each of them.  (All first timers receive it.) 

In that Novena, I ask people to write 7 dreams that they will pray for everyday.  Believe me, people were excited writing down their dreams! 

And as they pray for them, I ask them to also take baby steps towards fulfilling them.  In the Novena, I also give instructions that their dreams should be….MAGIC!

       By MAGIC, I mean…

M-   Measurable

Don’t just write, “Have a happy family”; Write instead, “Have a happy family by having separate weekly dates with my spouse and each child starting August 2015”;  Don’t just write, “Have more money”; Write instead, “Earn an additional P15T each month through a side-line by December 2013.”

A -   Ambitious

Again, I use “ambition” without its negative meaning.  By “ambition”, I simply mean dreaming big dreams!  Small dreams won’t excite you.  But even if they’re ambitious, let your dreams also be attainable at the same time.

G -   Godly

Never dream from greed or selfish ego.  They will make you empty and miserable.  Instead, discover the dreams that God has placed in your heart.  The fulfilment of these dreams should ultimately help you love God and others more.  (And don’t you notice?  G is at the middle.  God should be the center of our dreams.)

I -   Imaginative

Put details in your dream.  Make it graphic.  Don’t just write, “Own a house by 2016.”  Describe what kind of house you want.  “Own a 2-bedroom white house with a small garden in Laguna by 2016.”

C – Complete

    Have dreams that touch the most important aspects of your life: Spiritual, Family, Financial, Physical…  By succeeding in all areas, you attain Life Balance.

Wise Exchange, Anyone?

       Yesterday, I read a beautiful story.

       One day, a little girl named Jenny was with her mother in the grocery store.  She saw a toy pearl bracelet worth P20.  She became giddy with excitement and asked her mother to buy it for her.  “Are you sure you like it?” her mother asked.

       “Yes, Mommy!  Please, please, please buy it for me!”

       So the mother bought the toy pearls for little Jenny.

       Jenny’s father, who loved her very much, read a bedtime story to Jenny each night.  One night, after reading to her, he asked her, “Jenny, do you love me?”

       “Of course I love you, Daddy,” she said.

       “Can you give me your pearl bracelet?” he asked.

       Little Jenny pouted.  “You can have my princess doll, Daddy, but not my pearl bracelet.  That’s my favorite.”

       Daddy smiled, “That’s okay Jenny, I love you.”  He kissed her good night.

       Seven days later, after another reading session, the father asked again, “Jenny, do you love me?’

       “Daddy, you know that I love you,” the little girl said.

       “Can you give me your pearl bracelet?” he smiled.

       “No Daddy, please.  You can have my brush, my violet pen, and my red hair band.  But not my pearl bracelet!”

       He chuckled.  “That’s okay, hon. I love you,” and kissed her goodnight.

       But a few days later, a teary-eyed Jenny came to her father and said, “Daddy, I love you very much,” and placed in his hand her toy pearl bracelet.

       Her father gave her a big hug and said, “I have a very special gift for you, little girl.”  He pulled out from his pocket a beautiful velvet case with gold lining.  He opened it, showing to her a genuine pearl bracelet. “This is yours.  No more toy pearl bracelet for you, my princess.  You deserve the real one.”

       Friends, this is the kind of wise exchange that God wants to give to us.

       Not foolish exchanges that the “Jacobs” and the “Red Stews” in our lives are offering to us.

       Instead, God wants to take what is cheap and fake in our lives (our addictions), so that He could give us something much, much better (our holy ambitions).

       Give up your addiction.

       Give up what is counterfeit. 

Give up what destroys you. 

Give up what pulls you away from God and life and happiness. 

       Like Jenny, you deserve better.

       May your dreams come true,

       Bo Sanchez

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[1] Proverbs 17:22

67 Responses to “Focus On Your Ambition, Not Your Addiction”

  1. Thank you Bro Bo for this wonderful story.

    Love this:

    Give up your addiction.
    Give up what is counterfeit.
    Give up what destroys you.
    Give up what pulls you away from God and life and happiness.

    Have a blessed week everyone!

    God bless us all!

  2. Dear Bro Bo,

    Thank you again for this timely article.

    I want to focus on this one:

    Instead of saying, “I’ll stop shopping everyday,” say, “Starting next month, I’ll save P5,000 a month, erase all credit card debt by December 2013, and start investing in the Stock market by February 2013, and accumulate P300,000 by December 2015.”

    God Bless Everyone and have a good and blessed week.

  3. Thanks Bro Bo for sharing us this article “Focus On Your Ambition, Not Your Addiction”

  4. Thank you for the encouragement. With this I can now battle against my addiction and can focus more on my ambitions. I am inspired after reading this. I did shared this article to some of my friends. Thanks a lot brother Bo.

  5. This is awesome… Getting rid of things that is very much temporary…

  6. im realy bless with this article today,,its realy for me,cause right now im making decision regarding with work..if i will pursue or not,,cause its a short term only….now i know what to do now,,,thanks

  7. “Can you give me your pearl bracelet?” he smiled.
    “No Daddy, please. You can have my brush, my violet pen, and my red hair band. But not my pearl bracelet!”
    He chuckled. “That’s okay, hon. I love you,” and kissed her goodnight.
    But a few days later, a teary-eyed Jenny came to her father and said, “Daddy, I love you very much,” and placed in his hand her toy pearl bracelet.
    Her father gave her a big hug and said, “I have a very special gift for you, little girl.” He pulled out from his pocket a beautiful velvet case with gold lining. He opened it, showing to her a genuine pearl bracelet. “This is yours. No more toy pearl bracelet for you, my princess. You deserve the real one.”

  8. God really teaches me today, in a very timely manner! Thank you very much Lord for your message through our bro. Bo.

  9. thank you Bo.

  10. Hi Bro.Bo,

    thanks so much for this article..so refreshing!:))

    GODbless you more and more!

  11. thank you bo, your articles excites me to wake up everyday.

  12. This article is really great, I’m living in a life with lots of addictions (although not in illegal drugs and gambling) and I didn’t noticed that I’m starting to destroy my ambitions. This one will surely help me a lot. And the story about the father and daughter is really inspiring. I want to share this article to my fellow youth so that we could fulfill our dreams together. Thanks a lot Bro. Bo, keep it up! God Bless you always, and use you to inspire more people.

  13. Sir:

    Good Day! Yes, definitely your correct! Out of reading these Monday Messages..you brought me teary-eyed again because you struck me ten times and honestly this is what I’m experiencing right now. I managed to take my life into a safe zone and courage is out of sight but I know I need to do something out of 25 years of existence and yes, I definitely focused on my addiction and short term goals. Afraid of what my God want me to be but I know there is something and I have to act right now. Sir, thank you very much for the beautiful message and life inspiring realities.
    may God bless you always.

    Thanks.

    Aprille

  14. Thank you so much Bro. Bo. I’m really thankful to God for being a messenger of God’s love. Please keep them coming. God bless you more & your family😇💃🙏

  15. Thanks Bro. Bo for another inspiring article this Monday morning…..God bless!!!

  16. thanks Bro Bo for lifting up my spirit. hope to hear more from you. God bless you more.

  17. thank you so much bro.bo, your articles really helps and very timely for me, coz right now im making big decision wether to continue in my present work or not? now i know the answer but not so confident, still in doubt, id been working for 12yrs. in hosp. shifting sched. thats my big problem, no quality time for my family, taking good care of other people but no one takes care of my children n my husband,only the helper, sometimes i go on a staight duty, hu hu hu… i love my work as a nrsg.attendant especially i loved patients. I thank GOD for this job, coz i give comfort to the sick n dying pts. THANKS but i want to have a quality time for my family. my plan is to manage our business, help my husband in marketing and deliveries and have my own time, in business and my children n husband. i want to manage our own business and at the same time take good care of our 3children, and my husband. THANKS bro. bo ive learned many things from you, since ive attended the feast picc i became more responsible, understanding and loving person, ive learned that GOD IS GREATER than MY BIGGEST problem. GOD BLESS US ALL… thanks thanks thanks….

  18. as i’m reading the story, the thought came into my mind. i’m into crafting, i do beaded accessories, i buy lots of beads so i have a stock of them when orders came, now my wallet is not full, the payables are higher than my onhand cash. i was thinking, am i being addicted to my beads? there are so many beads i have instock but thinking what if i didn’t bought too much beads? what if i sell these extra beads i have to raise my needed money? do you call that addiction? your words really inspire me. please help me i n my confusion. thanks! God bless!

  19. thanks BO for this verry inspiring article. i have realized a lot of things that is on my head for long time. ive seen you other article and i really want to see you in a talk in person.

    trully rich club also got my interest but i cannot settle it right now cause i want to put my hands on it when i join.

    May god continue to lend his arms and use you to help others.

  20. Very much timely..
    Thank you so much Bro.Bo..
    Making dreams a MAGIC Dreams..

  21. i love this article… halos lahat nman po ng article nyo na nabasa ko, nagustuhan ko… thank you kay GOD kasi ikaw naging instrument nya para maipaliwanag sa amin yung mga bagay2… and helping us to realize our mistakes.. Godbless po Bro Bo… More power…

  22. I’m adding this webpage to my Favorites so I can read it again if I lost focus to my goals (ambitions). Thanks Bo, you are a blessing to everyone.

  23. I love this article..thanks ever so much bro.bo.God bless u and ur family

  24. thanks Bro. Bo For wonderful message and inspiring Articles for today
    hope everyone can learn a lesson and be worship on God
    God Blessed you

  25. Wow! Thank you Bro Bo for another touching and insightful article. God bless you more for sharing your wisdom to us.

  26. Another very inspiring article.
    So uplifting.
    Thanks Bro Bo.
    Thank you very much.
    Hats Off Bro Bo.
    God bless.

  27. Thanks Bro. Bo for the inspiring story
    I cried when i read about the story of Jenny’s give up all addiction.

  28. i would rather spend my time reading this kind of article than to make my laboratory reports and to memorize biological terms!
    tanx kuya bo! you gave me reason why i should always open my gmail account. NO REGRETS THAT I MET YOU. you’re such a blessing!

  29. Thank you bro Bo. Your article is worth sharing with friends, relatives and all. I am learning so much from reading your articles.

  30. thank you for this sharing. it was a blessing for especially during this time i was deeply troubled. i just as post from my friend on facebook and got this one. i don’t know if this was just coincidence or the LORD is really working for each and every one of us. thank you very much again

  31. I am really touched by your story. Sometimes we seem to settle for small things because we think that we don’t deserve bigger things. I just felt touched because you reminded me that God placed in our hearts our DESTINY, what we are destined to be. Sometimes there’s fear and a feeling of ” not being good enought” this makes us settle for so much lesser than our goals and dreams. Your story gave me a spark to start believing again that everything is possible with God and that He will lead me the way towards the dreams that I have within my heart. Thank you so much for reminding me this…

  32. I was really moved by your story. Thank you so much. This means a lot to me. I’ve written these lines and will share on fb and will also be part of my prayer..

    Give up your addiction
    Give up what is counterfeit
    Give up what destroys you
    Give up what pulls you away from God abd life and happiness.

    Godbless you, Sir! Please continue to be a blessing to others. Thank You. :)

  33. It’s another great reflection. It moved me to focus on my ambition. Thank you Bo for always inspiring me. May God bless you more.

  34. one of your best articles ever! more powers and God bless!

  35. Thank you for this Brother Bo. Good read. Bookmarked! :)

  36. Thank you so much for this wonderful article. You hit me big! Please pray for me as I start a new life focusing on my ambitions more while setting aside my “internet” addiction,

    Have a blessed day!

  37. Thank you for inspiring us always. Thank you that because of your articles we are able to inspire other people, people who cannot buy or read your articles. You are our bridge to reach someones life.

  38. Your article is stimulating and encouraging.
    Thank you Bro. Bo….

  39. thank you Bro. Bo :)) i loved this article when read it before and it still has an adverse effect on me. two thumps up! :-)

  40. thank you sir.

  41. Thank you a lot brother Bo for the inspirational articles. It helps a lot on my situation right now..God Bless

  42. Thank you Bro.Bo for this is a good reading this afternoon. I was sleepy but this article wake me up.

  43. AMEN.
    Delay gratification is the key.
    Let’s us not exchange the value of things we really want.

  44. Another inspiring nice article from you bro Bo…..may you enlighten more people through your good spiritual and financial guidance and teachings….God bless us all.

  45. “The Bible says a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. ”

    Salamat po.

    I learned that my cheerful personality has been the key to my beautiful life ;D God bless you brother Bo and your family. I know you will have more people to help and inspire.

  46. I always pass by ur email — havent read it since many many years. I dont know how to deal with this urong-sulong-love for Lord Jesus. Ive been honestly afraid. Please i need some guidance. I read now this article but i honestly not putting it by heart -my eyes is just reading them. Im sorry. Ive attended your preach way back 2005 evry monday here in cebu grand convention but now everythings change. Im happy that i was able to wake early sunday morning to watch ur kerygma tv but thats just once. Im so sad not being able to risk and do the things that would help my spiritual growth. Perhaps i should focus on reaching out to it instead. Please do email me for some reply — it will be a great advise. God bless Bro Bo!

  47. Being summer in Australia all your articles seems to be an air conditioner. I
    Love this article…. Too much shopping… Now I realised how all material things are only temporary.. Your article is so awesome. Thanks so much bro bo… I still have your little book when brooks run dry” which gives me inspiration
    everyday. Thanks so much

    Mell

  48. Thank you God for answering my prayers…Iloveyou so much….

  49. bro bo..thank you so much.i was actually crying ryt now reading the story.it was very moving and timely that ive read the article.

    i have been troubled this past few days.and ive hurt emotionally my little girl..i am thirsty.for the word of the lord.i am searching for years now.
    for the connection.the realization that i am having ryt now just reading the story is very overwhelming.

    i could feel god’s loving embrace ryt now.

    thank you for being his instrument..

    god bless you more..

  50. makes me realize what matters the most in life..
    and to give up my addiction..
    and always focus to the dream that God places in me

    Thanks God for talking to me thru Bro. Bo

  51. Big Thanks bro Bo for this ‘new old di nakakasawang’ article of yours! :)
    May you keep on inspiring and informing us.
    More power and GODBLESS us all!

  52. Dear brother Bo, your words of wisdom inspires depressed souls… thank u for the enlightenment…. it opens my heart, to focus on the reward not in the pain…pls pray for me…thank you so much…God bless us all..

  53. THANK YOU BO, YOU REALLY INSPIRED ME.
    STARTING TODAY… i will be more AMBITIOUS w/ GOD’s grace.

  54. dear bro bo,

    Truly God is our provider. He has blessed us with Our Femily Dreams I have written few years back when i got hold of the the Novema to God’s Love Prayer booklet and stamped Our Seven Dreams.

    By God’s Grace most of those dreams were answered and I praise God! Truly I prayed about this. I still continue praying about the rest of our Family Dreams and I know these will be granted in His time

    Unfortunately, i lost the Novena booklet when we had to move temporarlly to another place.

    Thank God for using you bro Bo as His instrument to make our dreams a reality.

  55. Thank you,Thank you,Thank you our Dear BO

  56. it’s indeed very inspiring and heart moving..

    thanks bo! God bless you more and more :-)

  57. bo thank you, i specially thank you for your book, i am currently in SAnet because of the recommendation you gave at the back of the book. im allowing God to make my way to recovery bo.

    Godbless you.

  58. Thanks Bro. Bo for this amazing article as always. I have addictions and I’m trying to remove them in my life, mahirap talagang mawala pag nandun ang focus mo dun sa addiction mismo. Much better if You instead Focus on Your Ambition. You’ll always be in good mood. Positive thinking. Thanks for that advice. Each day, I’m getting closer to my dreams and goals. Thank you for helping me out. Sa pagbibigay ng inspirasyon mo sa akin everyday. Salamat po!

  59. super thanks bro bo.. for this article.

  60. Thank you Sir Bo.. for this..
    the MAGIC par is very inspiring and fulfilling..
    God bless us all and god bless you bro. Bo and your family.

  61. Thank you so much Sir Bo..this is very inspiring.Finally ive found the right article that can awaken the mindset of my husband, i just hope so,fervently praying.
    I hope you will continue to inspire us..

    Thank you and more power to you and your family!

    God bless.

  62. THis is amazing, Bro. Bo. I really like your ideas. Thank you!

  63. bro BO

    I pray that GOD bless you with more wisdom to share and may you always be strong and healthy with the LORD.

    bro JULIUS

  64. Focus on addiction == Depression

    Focus on ambition == Passion

    Thank you Bro. Bo for sharing this to the world!

  65. …what a silver way of writing,,,what a treasure thought, and what a golden message….tnx

  66. …so nice……

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Join Me In A “Receive Your Miracle” 10-Day Pilgrimage To The Holy Land February 10 to 20, 2015

  Special Bonus: You’ll Also Join A Feast Right In The Old City of Jerusalem!     I know a lot of people who travel often.  I know a lot of people who take lots of holidays and vacations in different parts of the world—Hong Kong, Bangkok, US, Europe—but they never consider […] Read more »

Define Your Greatest Achievements

  My favorite pastime is spending a day in a bookstore.          Intellectually, it invigorates me.          Emotionally, it refreshes me.          Spiritually, it inspires me.   And financially, it saves me money!  Because sometimes, I don’t have to buy the books I read.  I just read it in the store.   Somewhere in the […] Read more »

Congratulations: You’re Human!

  “Help me, Bo.  I’m falling in love with my boss.”          I’ve known Lucy for some time now and her silliness betrays a deep spiritual maturity in this married woman.   “Tell me about it,” I said solemnly.   “Oh Bo, he’s gorgeous.  He’s a cute American and I get red all over whenever I’m in front of him.”   “Brad Pitt […] Read more »