July 10, 2019
The people who do no actively choose a road to travel always default to the road everyone else is already on. They default to ‘average.’
When you let others decide what you do, chances are you will be average. The above average, the champion is the person that makes their own decision on which path to take. Do they look at what others are doing before deciding? No. They look within themselves and decide which path to take. Champions don’t compete with others, they compete daily with themselves. Champions know what has to be done and get it done with maximum effort. The above average person works hard, but more importantly they work smart. Champions know that the mental aspect of their purpose is as important, if not more important, than the physical. When faced with a path choice, always take the path less traveled. When you opt for the tougher route there will be much less traffic. The extra mile is not crowded at all. Champions aren’t like everyone else. They do the ordinary in an extraordinary way. They operate with excellence. Champions are rare and most find it difficult to duplicate the success. Don’t default to average once you have made it to the top. Continue to strive for above average. Which path are you taking today?
July 9, 2019
If you do not want an average life, you must be on guard against conclusions made by conventional thinking.
Look at all above average people and you will notice one common thread; unconventional thinking. To them the thinking is conventional, but to the average, the majority, their thinking is anything but conventional. You see, average people think alike. Average thinking is just get by, find a shortcut, get out of any extra work thinking. The above average thinker is anything but this type of thinking. To live an above average life, which people of purpose live, you will have to learn to think unconventionally. If you think like everyone else does, you will get what everyone else gets. That’s the pattern for average people. However, just by the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are not average. Continue to raise your level of thinking to raise your level of life. What is your level of thinking?
July 8, 2019
When one is seriously stuck, there is an obvious choice that must be made. You can quit or breakthrough to a new level of purpose.
When you find yourself in a tough situation and you seem to be going nowhere, what do you do? You have two choices; give up or keep looking for a solution. A champion will keep on until they find the answer to the situation. However, many people quit and give up. They say its too hard and just stop. I want to encourage you to not throw in the towel. Keep looking for a way to overcome the issue. Use your gift/talent to find a way to break out of the cycle. Your purpose depends on finding the answer. Champions find answers to problems. There is no giving up in a person of purpose. There is only keep on working, keep grinding in a champion. Make use of what you have around you. There are people placed strategically in your life to help you today. So being stuck is common place for a champion. However, a champion doesn’t stay stuck. If you find yourself in a stuck situation, then know that you are about to find your breakthrough. Don’t give up on yourself. Are you stuck today?
July 7, 2019
You must learn to forgive even when another does not receive it or forgive you.
I get a lot of questions about forgiveness. Forgiveness, in my opinion, is the first step in healing. It one thing to forgive someone when they openly accept your forgiveness. It’s when the other party refuses your forgiveness that we are tested. Many people have a problem if the other person doesn’t return the forgiveness if you need as well. However, the thing is, it doesn’t matter if they accept your forgiveness or not. It makes no difference if they offer you their forgiveness of not. There is never a question of whether or not you forgive someone. You always forgive, quickly and completely. Never, under any circumstances, withhold your forgiveness from anyone. It doesn’t matter what they did or said. Forgiving is not trusting or saying what they did was okay. Forgiving means giving the clean and clear conscience. Today, I encourage you to forgive everyone that has hurt you. Don’t carry unforgiveness in your heart another day. Let it go now! Completely! Don’t hold any back. Are you forgiving today?
July 6, 2019
You have to possess a greater spirit of gratefulness and effectively demonstrate greater appreciation to others of the purpose they have.
Those people that have an attitude of gratefulness are abundance minded. Abundance minded people are people of purpose. Poverty minded people are rarely grateful and don’t live a purpose filled life. Grateful people know that we all have a purpose and each of us needs all of us. A poverty minded person is a selfish minded person. They don’t think there is enough for everyone. It doesn’t just mean money. We are talking about a person’s purpose. To walk in your purpose you have to use your gift. Grateful minded people know that there is more than enough purpose to go around. Unfortunately few people ever take the time to completely life in their purpose. So it makes sense to have an abundance mindset. God has more than enough of whatever it is you need. If you want to live with purpose, then make sure you have a grateful mindset and share your appreciation of others. What is your attitude today?
July 5, 2019
Only by persistently doing battle with the things you can’t yet do or don’t understand can you ever hope to achieve your purpose.
Being a person with purpose is all about being an overcomer. Living in purpose will cause you to have to confront issues that most never face. At times it will feel like like a battle. In a sense it is battle, you will do battle with yourself. You will fight to overcome obstacles and situations that will try to stop you from fulfilling your destiny. It’s not a once a week fight, or once a month, it’s every day. If you want to live the adventure that is your purpose and destiny; then gear up. It’s time to fight the good fight. A person of purpose is a fighter, a warrior; if it is only internal. Are you fighting the purpose fight today?
July 4, 2019
Happy 4th of July to you!!
We celebrate a great day today. The freedom of our country. Most people would say that the United States is not in a good place all these years later. I think most would agree it’s because of our freedom. Our greatest strength can at the same time be our greatest weakness. This is true as a nation but also true in each of us individually. Our greatest gift/strength/talent can be our biggest weakness in life. So many talented and gifted people have fallen because of that very same attribute. Make sure today as we celebrate our freedom that you don’t let that very same freedom be your downfall. Place people in your life to keep you accountable. Don’t try to make it on your own. Each of us needs all of us. Happy 4th!!
July 3, 2019
Average people respond to adversity in an average way. They stop. Extraordinary people think differently, they understand the adversity.
When faced with adversity; what do you do? Average people shrink back and stop. Extraordinary people look at adversity as a chance to improve. Which are you? It takes awhile to develop the mindset that welcomes adversity as a good thing. When life is unfair and uneven it takes a different perspective than the average. I want to encourage you, if you’re not already there, to move from average to extraordinary mindset. Learn to look at adversity as chance to learn and grow. Take on the challenge and prove to yourself that you are extraordinary. You have what it takes to overcome adversity in your life. Be the difference maker to those around you. Don’t let others control your mindset. Have the mindset of a champion, an extraordinary, adversity taking on person. What is your mindset today?
July 2, 2019
I have had some tragic things happen in my life, and I couldn’t control any of them. My responses took me to a place I didn’t like.
The vast majority of the people that I meet with tell about me about how something happened in their life and that’s why they are the way they are today. They tell me about how someone said or did something to them that has caused them to be where they are now. There have been things that happened in my life as well, but today we aren’t going to stay in that place. Our past doesn’t have to define our future. It’s time for healing from the wounds of yesterday. Today we will focus on where we are going, not where we been. I have been in some dark places, but not today. Make the decision to move past your past and into your future. Your destiny, your purpose is greater than all your yesterdays. I believe in you and know that your best days are just ahead. Are you moving forward today?
July 1, 2019
Our process is to become focused on the things that we can control and not get wrapped up in the things we can’t control.
There are some things you can control and there are some things you can’t. It is vital to your success that you know which you can and which you can’t. One thing that we are not to control is other people. The one thing that we can control is our attitude. That is the one thing that will make the most difference in our destiny. We tend not to control the things that we have total control over. We have control of our weight, but how many don’t control it the way they should? I’m one that really needs to control more in the weight area. We have control of our perspective but we tend to only look at situations from our own. It’s time that we stop trying to control those things that we can’t. What are you controlling today?