Beverley Benskin

About the Author Beverley Benskin


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Is it time for you to try something new?

What’s New? Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and we are fearful of stepping out of our comfort zones. The only problem with that is if we stay where we are because of fear we become stagnant and our personal growth ceases. Trying something new may feel scary for you but that’s okay, you just have to do it scared. I recently started doing a kickboxing workout. I had no idea what I was doing when I started and I probably looked ridiculous, but after a few months I could tell that I was improving, and getting stronger with …

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Chapters

You decide how your next chapter will read… Your story has many different chapters, so one bad chapter in your life doesn’t mean that your story is over. One bad chapter doesn’t mean that you throw away the whole book, just like one bad season in your life doesn’t mean that you throw in the towel and just give up. Your past doesn’t have to define your future; you’re not a product of your circumstances, you are a product of your choices. So… choose wisely. We are all a work in progress. Life challenges are inevitable and figuring out your …

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Stop Comparing And Start Creating…

“The only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday.” – Unknown When we compare ourselves to others and envy what others have it robs us of our inner peace. And it’s almost impossible to find true contentment when we are continually comparing our selves and our lives to other people. You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and you don’t have to have what everyone else has to be happy. It’s so easy to compare so many areas of our lives to others, but that eventually becomes a never ending internal …

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Speak Life!

I don’t think that we realize how powerful our words really are. Our words can be a tremendous force. Proverbs 18:21 tell us the tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Your words have the power of life and death! And what’s going on inside of you determines what you say! For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks – Matthew 12:34 So my question is… What have you been saying? What words are consistently coming out of your mouth? What’s going on in your heart? Are …

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Closed Doors…

Have you ever looked back at a missed opportunity and thought: thank God I dodged that bullet? Looking back, that’s how you might have felt, but initially you were probably upset and disappointed when you didn’t get what you thought you wanted. Remember… What you think you want and what you really need doesn’t always line up. There’s a reason that the door was closed… a reason that you may or may not ever understand. Sometimes you just have to be grateful for the no’s that you’ve received in your life because that ‘no’ can sometimes be a blessing. When …

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Take Care!

Self-care means different things to different people. Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed or just stressed out? Life can be extremely busy and hectic at times. No doubt, the struggle is real. That’s why your mental, spiritual and physical health should always be a priority. The question is… Have you been taking care of yourself? Have you been taking the time to check in on how you’re doing? Remember: If your cup is empty you’ll have nothing to offer anyone. Give yourself permission to pause, reflect, and practice self-care. We only get one chance at this gift called life and we …

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Show Me!

Don’t just tell me… Show me! Are your words lining up with your actions? I’ve had the privilege of speaking with many people who talk about wanting to see change in their lives, but then they’ll confess that they’re not willing or don’t think they are able to put in the actual work necessary for that change to occur. Talking about change doesn’t change anything. The thing about change is that it requires work and sometimes it takes hard work to get your desired outcome. You can talk about what you want to do all day long, but if you …

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Stop Comparing!

Comparing yourself to others will steal your joy… “Don’t let your food get cold worrying about what’s on someone else’s plate.” In other words… stay in your own lane, continue on your own path and do the thing that you alone are called to do and that only you can do with your unique talent, personality and gifting and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. There are endless opportunities to compare yourself to others we’ve all been guilty of comparing at one time or another; the problem is once you start comparing it’s hard to stop. Don’t worry …

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What Is Your Mindset?

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” [Proverbs 23:7] Many times we think that life is just happening to us and we believe that we have no control over our lives. It’s true that there are many situations that we have no control over, but there are also many things that we absolutely do have total control over. One of those things is our mindset, the way that we think about life. Our mindset determines our destination in life; it determines our future. Ask yourself: do I have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? A fixed …

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What’s Your Definition Of Success?

What does being successful mean to you? Does it mean having a lot of money or having a lot of stuff? Does it mean having a great job, a nice car or traveling the world? Does it mean having a great family and lots of friends or living in complete peace and contentment and experiencing good health? What are you striving for, and why? Zig Ziglar says, “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting, in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard reaching for the highest …

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