Success: Overcoming The Pit Falls (Part II)

Hi friends! Last time we were talking about success and creating results. The journey to creating results can seem so smooth until a pit fall comes your way. A pit fall is something that must change in you first in order to move forward and create the life you truly desire. Lets take a look and see which one of these pit falls best describes you and how you will overcome it.

The first pit fall is false pride and ego. False pride and ego is over-estimating and compensating your abilities. When you size up your competition to match their credentials, when you obsess to be better than everyone else and strive to achieve results, when the results and success that you have aren’t good enough, when you think you are already better than everyone else and don’t need any more skills and training because you already know it; these are all classic signs of false pride and ego. Just remember one thing, pride always comes before a fall.

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Go BIG or Bust!

A word to encourage you with my friend. Your worth is not determined on your circumstances. Your worth is determined by how you go after your dreams and how you live your life. When you make a decision to change the course of path and direction, you are going to hit walls and opposition. Whatever you do, do not cave to settling. Do not cave into mediocrity. Don’t settle for less when you know you have a desire that is deep and passionate within.

When you know you are meant for more, when you know you are meant to soar, go and flourish wildly. You might make mistakes, you might trip and fall on occasion, but pull yourself up by your bootstraps and give your life a second chance. You never know if you give up, you never know if you don’t keep going. Do you really want to live your life wishing if you had? Do you really want to live your life by your past? Better yet, what didn’t happen? It’s never too late! Go after it and go BIG! Be all the way in and committed to whatever it is you are passionate and what you want to do. The calling on your life is design. Go search for the real you and let your gifts out! I believe in you! Until next time….

Game Planning: The Vision In Visionary

How many times does another year pass you by and you still have things to do on your bucket list that did not get accomplished? If this is you, don’t beat yourself up or focus on what you didn’t get accomplished or done! Though it’s easier said and done, remember what you choose to have your mind focused on is what you become good at! Your goal is to achieve and accomplish goals, not to get stuck in a rut throwing yourself a pity party! There is still 4 months before the end of 2014 and it’s crunch time to make it count! Who says you can’t get your goals and desires accomplished this year in the next 4 months!?! Throw that negative thinking out the door, it’s time to get a new attitude and mindset!

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Opportunity Trumps Circumstance

An encouraging story and powerful word I wanted to share with each of you today: This morning, I was in to the last half of the first chapter of my devotional when I read a truly captivating testimony of Sir Winston Churchill. Some of you may have known his plight, but for those that don’t, I want to share with you a little about him and the powerful message he had to share with the world. If you are in need of hope, this story is designed for you today.
Mr. Churchill had grown up in a well to do English home. You would have thought that the circumstances financially would have been enough for him to thrive. You would have thought he would have been a positive product of his environment and that he would have excelled with his mother being so active in the community and with his father role modeling his life as a politician. The opposite is actually true. His parents had little time for him. He spent his infant years being raised by a wet nurse and later a live in nanny. At a young age, he had been sent to boarding school and later served in the royal military. Though he graduated, he never really excelled academically. He was socially awkward and found it difficult to make friends. He also suffered with a speech impediment and many of the kids in his class teased him. He later went to serve in the British Army. At one point, he was captured in a war, but was fortunate enough to escape.
When Mr. Churchill returned to Britain, he went into journalism and politics. He ran for office two times, before he succeeded in becoming Prime Minister. The point of the story, Mr. Churchill had all odds stacked against him: neglect by his parents, lack of social bonding from infancy on, speech impediment, capture, bondage, rejection, fear, failure, lack of success..the list goes on. He could have let the enemies (all of these circumstances) impede the successes he had because it was too hard or too many odds being stacked against him. In spite of his circumstances, Mr. Churchill never gave up. Because of his belief in something much greater than himself, his pressing in later led to his victory. What if he never would have pressed through? Would as many lives have been impacted globally? Would he have touched as many lives as he did? In Mr. Churchill’s words: ‘This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never,in nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.’

Aim For The Goal

There are those that have vision, those that struggle with vision, and those that have lost their vision.  How do you know the difference?  Those that have lost their way go about their mission-and-vision-statementliving by motion, but never really living.  Some may fight to live, but circumstance or excuses tend to hold them back from time to time.  Then there are those that step out of their comfort zone.  The ones who live on the edge are the ones that are the risk takers; they are living proof of what it means to live.  I am not saying take it to that extreme, but what is it that gets you going everyday?  Are you really living or is it motions?  It’s funny how life can effect us in a way that we either go after our goal and achieve it or we give up and settle for less.  Which of these types of persons are you?  When is the last time you dreamed or truly did something that you enjoyed?  What held you back from achieving this (i.e. finances, lack of time, resources, other people)?  What would you like to do or do more of?

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