Monthly Archives: June 2015
June 30, 2015
A Champion is never intimidated by pressure, they thrive on it.
As we continue talking about being a Champion, an unstoppable person, pressure is always a subject that comes up. Pressure is what you feel when you don’t know what you are doing or don’t feel confident in your skill to do it. Therefore, most people don’t like the feeling of pressure. Breathing shortens, difficulty in swallowing, and sweating are the usual signs of someone under pressure. Also, the performance suffers. However, for the Champion it’s just the opposite. Pressure isn’t looked at as negative. An unstoppable person takes pressure and uses it to their advantage. Instead of it holding them down and preventing maximum effort, it pushes them up. It’s like helium in a balloon. It raises the performance level of a Champion to another level. Pressure, to a Champion, separates them even farther from the rest. If you wanting to become unstoppable, relentless and a Champion, then adjust your response to pressure. Use it to make you better. How do you feel pressure today?
June 29, 2015
Have you ever spent time with a small child or baby and had them mimic your every sound or action?
To them it’s a fun game, but internally, they are learning by watching and copying everything you do. They just watch and do the same thing. That’s because we are all prewired to be imitators. Just like little children, we are all still imitators. So many people today end up imitating what they see in the world, on TV, in the news and magazines. But we need to imitate those that have gone before us and succeeded in what we want to succeed in. If you want to be a difference maker then be an imitator, not a copy cat, but do what they have done to succeed. If you need to change your actions today, change what you are imitating by simply changing your focus. Who are you imitating today?
June 28, 2015
If you’re going to pursue greatness, if you’re going to be a great businessperson, a great teacher, a great parent, a great leader, you have to understand that not everyone is going to cheer you on.
I’d love to tell you that your family, friends and co-workers will celebrate you, but that’s not necessarily the case. Some people simply can’t handle your success. As you grow and win, someone will get jealous. Someone will start finding fault. Don’t be surprised if a relative tries to belittle or discredit you. You can’t focus on making everyone around you happy or you’ll start changing and lose sight of your goal. Remember, your destiny is too great to be distracted by people who are never going to affirm you. Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you. It’s their problem. Shake it off, play your game, and be great anyway. Having greatness in the middle of criticism begins with forgiveness. Don’t hold a grudge. Let it go! Rise above it all and because you’re relentless. Are you ready to be unstoppable?
June 27, 2015
When somebody calls you something, either good or bad, that seed is planted in the soil of your mind.
However, you get to determine whether or not that seed takes root and grows. When you dwell on what was said, you are watering the seed. You’re giving it a right to become a reality. That’s why it’s so important to have a disciplined thought life. It’s great when people tell you, “You’re blessed. You’re talented. You’re going to do great things.” Water those seeds. Meditate on those thoughts throughout the day. That’s what you want to become a reality.Too often, we water the wrong seeds. We dwell on what the negative people say. These people can’t make a seed take root in your life. All they can do is sow the seed. You have complete control over what seeds are going to take root and grow in your own soil. Today, you might need to uproot some wrong seeds spoken over you. Let go of the negative and choose to think on the good. What seeds are you watering today?
June 26, 2015
Too often, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, doing the same thing the same way over and over every day.
But if we are going to live at our full potential, we should constantly be growing and sharpening our skills. We should strive to learn and grow every single day because when you stop learning, you stop growing. When you stop growing, you stop living. In this season of your life, what are you doing to stretch yourself? What are you doing to improve your skills? Don’t get trapped into thinking that “good enough” is good enough. You were created for more than just average. Today is a new day, and there are new heights for you to climb. Pursue what you love and keep developing that area of your life. Take a class or find a mentor that will help you live skillfully. As you do, you’ll see growth and success. Are you in a rut today?
June 25, 2015
There is a battle going on in our minds.
Our thoughts dictate our actions. That’s why it can so easy to have your mind go in the wrong direction. Sometimes, it’s not our own thoughts that are holding us back; sometimes it’s that we’ve believed the negative things that other people have spoken. Those words are like weeds. If you dwell on them long enough, they’ll take root and become reality. In life, there will always be people telling you what cannot be done, speaking negative things. Too often we hold on to those negative words and develop a “stronghold.” That’s a wrong thought or action that keeps us from becoming a Champion . The way you break those negative strongholds is by rejecting the lie, forgiving the person, and standing on the truth. In other words, you have to choose to delete that negative file in your mind. Today, why don’t you take inventory of your thought life? Ask yourself, “Where did these thoughts come from? Do they line up with what God says about me?” Break the negative strongholds and hold on to the truth so you can be the relentless, unstoppable Champion you were created to be! Are you winning the mental battle today?
June 24, 2015
Adversity and success are neighbors on the way to becoming a Champion, you have to have both in your life.
Some of the best advice you will ever get to be a Champion, to be unstoppable is to never, ever, never give up. When adversity is present, know that success is right behind it. All you have to do is keep on keeping on. Stay with your process. Don’t allow negative thoughts to stay in your mind. You may be going through the toughest time of your life, but don’t give up. You may be dealing with the worse adversity you have ever faced, but don’t quit today. You are not alone in your struggles. We all may have gotten here in different boats, but we in the same ship now. To be a Champion, to be relentless we need one another. Never try to do make it by yourself. I encourage you today, to stay the course. You are closer than you think you are right now. Be the Champion that you were created to be today! Are you dealing with adversity today?
June 23, 2015
Adversity is going to come and there is nothing you can do to stop it.
All through life, adversity tries to stop us with a yoke of bondage — a yoke of depression, a yoke of low self-esteem, a yoke of compromise. Adversity will try to hold you down so that everything is a struggle. You may be working hard, but you can’t get ahead because you have all these yokes controlling you. Maybe you’ve been living with a yoke your whole life. It’s been passed down to you. Maybe you don’t realize it. You can’t seem to get ahead. You’re struggling in your marriage. Your children won’t do what’s right. Low self-esteem, that’s all you’ve known. However, I am here to tell you that today you don’t have to struggle any longer. You have Champion qualities inside of you. You don’t have to be on the bottom another day. Start being unstoppable today. Be the Champion that God created you to be. Are you under a yoke today?
June 22, 2015
A yoke is something that is put around the neck of an ox to help control the animal.
It limits its movement. If the ox starts to get off course, the yoke is used to pull it back. Even though an ox is very powerful, this small yoke keeps it from doing what it wants to do. Some people don’t realize today that they’re living with a yoke around their neck. They wonder why they can’t get ahead or why everything is a struggle. It’s because of the yokes that are dragging them down. Negative words that were spoken over you can become a yoke. Every time you start to step out, you hear that voice, that parent, that coach saying, “You’re not that talented; you don’t have what it takes.” It plays again and again. Eventually, you shrink back. That’s a yoke. Today choose to forgive and release the yoke of bitterness. Don’t go around being burdened any longer. Are you under the yoke of unforgiveness today?
June 21, 2015
Let go of the past, and get back to competing in the Now and execute the next play.
Letting go of the previous play and staying present can be difficult for some. Moving on from your past mistakes in life can also be tough to do for most. However, to be a Champion you have to be in the Now, able to focus on what is happening in the present. When you make a bad play you can’t stay there; you have to move on. When the referee makes a bad call you can’t be arguing and complaining you have to stay in the present. When you make a mistake in a relationship you can’t complain and make excuses, you stay in the present and make it right. Don’t let your past keep you from executing the next play. Stay in the Now whether on the field, the court, or in life. You will never reach your destiny in life if you stay in the past. Not saying to ignore your past, make things right as best you can and move forward. There will always be people that try to hold you back. Stay in the Now, and now is always now. Are you in the Now today?