Law of Prosperity


Spirit never expresses itself other than pure perfection, therefore, whatever imperfections do exist are always the result of our individual or collective thoughts.  Because this is true, it is not necessary that you hold onto anything for fear of losing it.  In fact, you will never truly enjoy anything you must hold onto because freedom in all areas of your life is absolutely essential for you to grow into the truly great human being that you are able to become.

These obstructions that we harbor are doubt, guilt, resentment, and thoughts of lack or limitation, including any negative ideas which have a tendency to block the flow of creative energy to and through you.

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When we hold onto these obstructions, we are unable to make room for the image which we are trying to create. We must resolve to letting go of all of these obstructions so that we can make space in our lives for the good that we desire.

Make room for the new you that you are creating and for that which you desire. Allowing your mind to fill with things that you have no use for stalls your ability to achieve that which you want. Let go. Make space for all the good that is awaiting you.
Make room for new clothes – for the new you that you are creating.  Make room for that which you desire.  Not only do I encourage you to physically clean out your closet, I have metaphorically shown you how our minds get cluttered with those things that we no longer have a use for.  It is time to clean house and let go.  You must continuously make  space for the good that you desire – this is an exercise you will practice for the rest of your life. Let go of the old so you may make room for the new.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself regarding your doubt, guilt, resentment, and thoughts of lack or limitation. Where can you choose differently in these areas?

ACTION STEP #2 ~ What is one area you can make space for the new? 

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Take Action! Let go of what might be holding you back and make space for the new and the good! 

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

Build on Belief ~ Go Big Today!

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Intuition


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My gut is telling me… I got a funny feeling about… My intuition says something isn’t right…  Have you heard this before?  Some of us have well developed intuitions that we trust and use to make decisions and some of us don’t trust our intuition anymore than we would knock on wood.

But what is intuition?  Intuition is your brain on autopilot.  Think about when you take a shower. Most of us don’t think.  We are on autopilot.  We start with our hair and work our way down or however you do it. You do it the same every day and your brain takes in information while you are probably still waking up.  Your brain is functioning outside your awareness which is called nonconscious thinking.

It is safe to rely on nonconscious thinking for tasks such as showering, preparing that morning cup of coffee, walking or even driving to the office.  These are routines that your brain is capable of handling without you getting involved in the process.

Your Brain…..

But your brain is also functioning in this capacity during complex processes that you think you are fully aware for.  Our brains are capable of very complex tasks and when we involve the subconscious mind, sometimes we lose those sound judgments our intuition has processed as we begin to overthink a situation and question ourselves.  We dismiss our intuition.  All of the factors that influence our reactions are always available to our conscious minds.

My mentor says that spirit is our intuition and therefore is always right.  In my own experiences, I have found that before I understood this concept, I questioned or flat out ignored my intuition and made some pretty bad decisions and when I accepted this thought – I found that my intuition has been spot on.

Many people believe that God speaks to us through our intuition and yet we still ignore all the signs and overthink something to disaster.  Test your intuition for the next 30 days.  Keep a journal of when you get a funny feeling and write down the circumstances and then the outcome.  Be sure to go back after the month and review whether or not you followed your intuition and how accurate it was.  It may just surprise you.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself and the way you use your intuition. 

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Keep a journal of when you get a funny feeling and write down the circumstances and then the outcome. Evaluate how either using or ignoring your Intuition affected the outcome.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Take Action! Start to listen to that little voice……You never know how your life might change!

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

Build on Belief ~ Go Big Today!

Notice – Act – Navigate – Create – Yield Results

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The Law of Curiosity


In John Maxwell’s Book “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” Law Number 12 is the Law of Curiosity…this law states:

Growth is Stimulated by Asking Why?

“Some men see things as they are and ask why.

Others dream things that never were and ask why not!”

~ George Bernard Shaw

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Where does curiosity come from you might ask? Are we born with it or do we discover it?

My belief is that we are born curious. If you don’t believe me take a look at a young child, as they move from an infant to a toddler…..their world is nothing but curiosity. They crawl and find things..and where is the first place it goes……right into their mouth! See, that is their world…it is how they discover..through taste, then through feel…that is why they lick the television!

As we grow, sometimes this curiosity is programmed out of us. How many times were you told, “Curiosity Killed the Cat!” The second part of that statement that we were seldom told was “Satisfaction Brought it Back!”

Curious people possess a thirst for knowledge. They are always interested in life, people, ideas, new experiences. They aways live in a state of wanting more. These are the dreamers that look at things that never were and ask why not!

Asking why not verses why will open our mind to the reception, the new frequency of a new idea. See, the answer to the why, gives us a response to ‘why‘ and can be a danger, a danger of limiting our curiosity to look at new ways.

How to Cultivate Curiosity?

I so love being around curious people, people that are always excited for the new learning and the knowledge. The best thing I enjoy about these types of people, is that their mindset is contagious. These are the people that will move an organization forward, new products, new ways to do things. These are the people that create! Create things that we didn’t even know we needed.

Steve Jobs was one of those……he was a master of curiosity, he was always asking why not. Henry Ford was another. When he was told that his dream of have an opposing cylinder V8 engine was impossible, he didn’t believe them, he kept asking “Why Not?” He challenged the common sense of the situation.

First Step!

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If you are reading this and you are not curious, you may be asking “How Do I Start?”

Believe You Can Be Curious!

Most people today are filled with limiting beliefs, lack of personal self confidence and self-esteem. These issues, these limiting beliefs put the limitation on our thinking. They stop us from asking “Why Not?” They stop us, not from the lack of capacity, but because they are unwilling to break free and expand their beliefs.

Maxwell Maltz in his book Psycho-cybernetics, clearly defines that we cannot perform on the outside, if it does not match who we are inside.

BUT! Here is the great news, we can change our thinking and as a result our life.

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ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself regarding your ability to be curious. Where can you choose differently in this area?

ACTION STEP #2 ~ What is one step you can take to increase your level of curiousity when it comes to those things you say you want? Write it down and take action.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Take Action! Looking for a change, JOIN US on Saturday for a great teaching on self-image.

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

Build on Belief ~ Go Big Today!

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Importance of Belief


Belief

It is essential to have an attitude of believing the best in others; understanding this concept can have its challenges.

The self-fulfilling prophecy refers to the idea that when someone creates a belief in something that is not yet true, and expects something with certainty, it will become true.  With people, it suggests that as we communicate our expectations, they will conform and deliver the appropriate results.

When working with people, this is critical.  When you express a lack of confidence in someone, it is returned with mediocrity, however if you believe in them and expect them to do well, research has shown that they will live up to that expectation.

What we expect, all too often, is exactly what we get.

The four key principles of the self-fulfilling prophecy:

  • We form certain expectations, or beliefs, of people or events based on our own perceptions and experiences
  • We communicate those expectations through our behaviors in a way that we would not have done without the belief
  • People generally respond by adjusting their behavior to match
  • The result is that the original expectation becomes reality

Based on these principles, we can conclude that the expectations leaders place on their team determines the quality of the teams’ output. A study of 100 self-made millionaires  has shown that the most common characteristic in the group was the desire and ability to see the good in others. They were people builders, not critics. They empowered and supported their team to be their very best through positive means.

Believing the best in people is a critical piece of building successful viable relationships.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself regarding your beliefs and expectations.

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Assess these Beliefs and Expectations and determine the impact they are having on you and those around you.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ If your Beliefs and Expectations are not moving you towards your goal or are stopping you in your relationships……Take Action to change them!

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As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

Build on Belief ~ Go Big Today!

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Growth


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GrowthSelf-knowledge is key to achieving growth.  Adopting others’ definitions of success as our own is not a formula for growth.  Our beliefs have a huge impact on how we perceive success and how we move forward.  Our values and beliefs may not match those of people we think are successful and therefore we need to be aware of what is truly important to us to achieve success.

Societies are made up of many differing types of people, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.  Some types are more suited for particular tasks and by understanding this, we can open our minds to our own growth potential.

Diving deeper into differing types of people, we can appreciate those gifts each has and that appreciation and understanding empowers us with the knowledge of why people react in certain situations.  Better understanding our environment and each other, we can work together toward a common goal.

Balance within us is crucial to our growth.  We have strengths and weaknesses that require equal billing to increase our awareness and understanding.  This means that focusing only on strengths and ignoring weaknesses causes an imbalance.  Recognizing strengths and weaknesses, embracing them and then supplementing weaknesses with others’ strengths in a team effort is highly effective.

The importance to growth is to not hide behind weaknesses but to embrace them, strengthen them either through inner reflection or by supplementing them in a team environment.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form  and evaluate yourself regarding your awareness of your strengths and weaknesses. 

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Make a list of your weaknesses. For each weakness, decide if this is an area where you can improve, or if this is an area where you can solicit the assistance of others.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Make a list of your strengths. Determine if you are utilizing your strengths to move you forward. How effective are you applying your strengths to achieve your goals?

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

Build on Belief ~ Go Big Today!

Notice – Act – Navigate – Create – Yield Results

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Fear


Fear is critical to our survival!

It keeps us protected from legitimate threats and danger.  If we only had life threatening fears, we’d be a very different society.  Instead, we have additional irrational fears based on traumas, bad experiences, or those all too often handed down fears from our ill-advised relatives.the_closet_monster_1600_clr_5623

Looking at your fears, take a quick inventory in your head of what you are afraid of.  Heights is usually at the top of the list and a legitimate fear, although some go to extremes, but there is a danger element in falling.  What else makes your list?  Wild animals? Spiders? Rejection? Pain? Flying? Swimming? Public Speaking? Relationships? People? The color blue?

Fears are thoughts that we create based on experiences either that we have had or others have had and have imprinted onto our minds.  Yes, sometimes we accept and take on the fears of others. These fears are created, perpetuated and held in our minds, sometimes even becoming too intense and then we develop anxieties and find our fears crippling our progress.

One definition of Fear I have heard and really like is False Evidence Appearing Real!

By giving in and accepting our fears, we cannot move forward.  We cannot grow.  We are stopped in our tracks.  For example, fear of failure is common in varying degrees.  It keeps people from progressing in their careers, relationships, commitments.  People who exhibit this fear tend to stay in dead end jobs, stay in bad marriages, take the hand that’s dealt to them.  Accepting life as is and not daring to risk failing, so why bother, why try?  How about fear of rejection?  I’m not good enough anyway… I can’t do that job, I don’t have the credentials or experience and they won’t like me anyway…

I have also seen a fear of success stop people. I love this quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” ~ Marianne Williamson

So frustrating, right?  We all know someone like this.  Maybe it’s us?  Maybe we need a little push, a little self confidence, a realization that the fear we carry with us is made up, make believe. We can change our thinking and let go of whatever trauma we hold on to that makes the fear so real – so tangible – so part of our lives that we accepted long ago that it just is.

The key to change...is to let go of fearSometimes we need help from others to work through our fears.  A great coaching relationship will help us address and move past these fears. Sometimes we need a trusting mentor to show us the way, to gently guide us on our journey and break free of these fear chains we have grown to “love” so much. It is very hard to rid ourselves of these fears on our own…why cause they are our fears!

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Formand evaluate yourself regarding fear and assess where these might be stopping you!

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Determine the validity of those fears. Are they irrational fears? Are they fears that you can overcome with help?

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Consider a coach or mentor to work with you to overcome these fears and move past the barriers that stop you from achieving your full potential.

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

Build on Belief ~ Go Big Today!

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Enthusiasm


10337420Enthusiasm is that place between perseverance and defeat.  It is what makes someone stay motivated and keep going and others give up and quit.  Enthusiasm.

So how does one get it and how does one keep it?  Look at your own life experiences to times when you lost your desire to work at something whether it was a marriage, a career, or something less dramatic as painting a room.  So you didn’t finish the room or you were too tired to touch up the trim.  Maybe you don’t call it quitting because it is insignificant on the giant spectrum of life but with something like a marriage or career, the results could be disastrous.

Imagine you want something so wonderful – so out of reach – anything – a car, a career, a house, a spouse, a smaller waistline, whatever it is – imagine it.  Do you feel energy inside you – don’t worry about how you will get it – just imagine it.  The how isn’t important – release that from your mind.  OK, you have that image now.  Now think about that every day.  That image.  Keep that image alive.  Every time you think about it you can add more detail to it.  If it were a house, you can start to add furniture and accessorize the house.  The color of the walls, the carpet or tile or wood flooring.  The light fixtures.  Every time you think about it feel the energy.  That energy is enthusiasm.

So now you know what that feels like – let’s build on that feeling and keep it alive.  You have a job to do, some task, and you aren’t feeling too motivated or enthusiastic about it.  You can use self-talk to give you energy.  You know that if you do it now you will be grateful later.  You know that this task is the right thing to do and the benefits will outweigh the energy spent on the task now.  Focus on the end result to build your motivation.

Sustain enthusiasm by understanding what the outcome is to your actions.  Enthusiasm is an emotion that you show and feel and sometimes when you aren’t feeling so enthusiastic about something, you can pretend to be and the more you pretend, you trick your mind into believing that you actually are enthusiastic.  It is a phenomenon that will help you sustain your enthusiasm when you aren’t feeling very motivated or full of energy.

Being enthusiastic about a task at hand will spill into other areas of your life and you will see that your positive enthusiastic attitude will lighten up a room.  You will become that person others are drawn to.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Evaluation Form  to assess enthusiasm and find ways to increase it in your life. Also start monitoring how you are feeling during times of trials and tribulations. This can be through a daily journal. Document the  feeling and assess the impact it is having on you reaching your goal.

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Develop a mantra, saying or some way to break the defeating emotion and bring back the excitement and enthusiasm.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Practice true enthusiasm and watch how the tasks become easier and more fun!

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

Build on Belief ~ Go Big Today!

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End of the World as We Know It


end of the worldIf you are reading this, that means that the world did not end for you on December 21st. I guess the Mayans were wrong! Or were they?myan graphic

 

 

Everyone from scientists to cultists and other “Experts” knew that the 21st was it? End of the World As We Know It.

There were all kinds of suggestions from maxing out your credit cards; hope you didn’t take that one, to living something from your bucket list.

I say they were right! I say that the world as we have known it has ended and we now have the opportunity to create a New World!

I am sure that many of you will be asking……..”How Do I Do That?” That my friend, does not matter! The HOW does not matter, it is the doing that makes the difference. The important thing here is that we seize this opportunity and move forward. Let’s set out on that.

Let Go of the Past – Too many of us still live in the past and let that create our future. We think about our failures and how we do not want to repeat them. We have fears. Fears of looking bad, or fears of standing out, or worse yet fears of succeeding. Some of this comes from not learning from our past, not harvesting the good and leaving the bad.

Choose Truth over Facts – What are the difference you ask? FACTS are what comes from your past, these are the “things” that have happened in your life. Unfortunately, a lot of those are not the TRUTH, they are just FACTS, but we give meaning to these FACTS and let them run our lives. We call them our circumstances!

We are programmed to believe these facts as who we are. An example would be, our family not having money. We may have been told that we didn’t deserve to have money. As we move into our adult life and we start to achieve success, we start to grow, start to build our life, we start to build our business, this belief that we don’t deserve money, which is our measurement of success in today’s world comes into play. If we believe this FACT,and it is more powerful than the TRUTH, we may sabotage our success.

With that in mind, what is the TRUTH? That is something you and only you can answer. The TRUTH for me is that I am a creation of God, empowered and fully resourced to achieve my full potential in life and in line with my purpose! That for me is the TRUTH. I challenge you to discover your TRUTH.

Make Choices that are In-Line with YOUR TRUTH ~ This is the way to create and move forward in your life. If we are to live in the past and let our circumstances determine our future, then we are most likely not going to achieve the success that we truly desire, the success that our spirit tells us that we can achieve.

Remember, our life is the result of our choices. If you don’t believe that, look back and see where you have made some choices and then the results. Ask yourself “what would have happened if I were to have chosen differently?”

Live your Life by Design not Life by Default ~ Most of us go through life on a schedule; we wake up, we make coffee, we shower and we drive to work the same way every day. We go to our job with a mindset of “Have To” rather than “Want To.” I ask you to consider taking on designing your day, your week and your life?

At this point is where I bet that little guy comes out and maybe asks something like……”Hey, play the cards that were dealt to you!” Or “Who do you think you are?” Each person has their own little voice…….You know, that little voice that is asking right now…”What little voice?”

Unfortunately, for many of us this “Little Voice” is the one that stops us from achieving success, taking the risk needed to move forward.

Remembering the Future ~ A great mentor of mine, Paul Martinelli, talks about remembering the future and then living from it. Believe it or not, this is just as easy as remembering our past and living from that. Our sub-consious mind does not know any difference. It only knows what we create and then gives us that life.

If we were to create a story, a story of how our future looks; if we were to write this story out as if it had happened, what would it sound like? What would it look like and what would be the feelings that it would generate inside you?

For me, I use this when I have an event, a meeting or now almost on a daily basis. I am creating what my day looks like the night before.

You may ask:

  • Does this work?
  • Does it ALWAYS go that way?
  • What happens when it doesn’t?
  • How do I control it?

The answers are SOMETIMES and NO, there is never an always or a never, respond instead of react, and I CAN’T control all circumstances. But in writing this story, it gives me the feelings that I need to maintain in order for me to be successful and not fall into my FACTS. In the end, feelings and emotions are what drives us. Feeling and emotions are energy and energy is what controls our world.

Think of it this way: E-Motion, energy in motion and it is motion, moving forward towards our goals that moves us towards success.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Oh, and the last thing that I get asked……”Is this Easy?”………..NO! But it is worth it!

Beter Choices

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Decide if you will continue to live in your world or create a New World.

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Take a deep look and determine if you are living from the past or the future.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Please share with this community your insights.

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

Build on Belief ~ Go Big Today!

Notice – Act – Navigate – Create – Yield Results

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This post is dedicated to my mentor and friend Paul Martinelli.

Flip The Switch


FLIP THE SWITCH, what does that make you think of?

A light switch, a power switch?

You’re right, that is where most of us go to when we hear that.

When we FLIP THE SWITCH and send power, what happens? The light comes on. We can now see where we are at; we are no longer stumbling in the dark. If it is a power switch, then whatever it is connected to can now operate. Flipping the switch can hold a multitude of uses.

What I propose, is to have you start thinking about is FLIPPING THE SWITCH on your belief! When we FLIP THE SWITCH on our belief in ourselves, it works the same as the light bulb. There is no more stumbling in the dark, our purpose becomes clear and visible. The path for our life is bright and the futrue becomes visible, our path is lighted!

Most of us fall short of obtaining our potential because of a lack of belief. A lack of belief in ourselves, the process, others in our team, or who knows what other “Limiting Beliefs” we have. We have become so accustomed to having our “imperfections” drummed into us, yet, until we FLIP THE SWITCH on our BELIEF in ourselves, that we can accomplish anything we set our mind to, our life will not change!

Dr. Wayne Dyers was quoted, “When we look at the way we look at things, the things we look at will change.” FLIPPING THE SWITCH on your belief can be this change. This light can cast a different light on your life.

When I researched the definition of belief here is what I found:

Belief is:

  1. a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.
  2. something believedespecially : a tenet or body of tenets held by a group.
  3. conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence.

Nowhere in the definition is there a positive or negative, it is just belief! A positive belief can inspire us to reach great heights or if it is a limiting belief it can stop us, in some cases, can even stop us from trying.

Sometimes we have to see, feel and touch something before we believe it. This is where faith comes into being alongside belief. We must have faith that what we believe, we can accomplish.

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Let me relate a story about Thomas Edison. Edison was a dreamer, someone who didn’t know the word failure. He had been unsuccessful over 1100 times to create the incandescent light bulb.

After he was successful, many people still did not even believe in the electricity it would take to power this “Great Invention.”

Many people told him he couldn’t succeed and to give up, but he didn’t! He believed and had faith that he could invent a product that was safer than the gas lamps and other forms of lighting currently being used.

There were three men who themselves and others consider as “experts” and “wise.” One dark night these men were invited to the Edison Electric Company to see a demonstration of the electric power and the light bulb.

It was very widely known that these three men were very skeptical about the “reality” of electricity. They denied it’s existence because they could not see it with their own eyes. These men were rationalists, or sometimes we call them realists. They were not dreamers, they could not even fathom something they could not see…..it was their belief.

As they entered the dark room they were met by a representative of Edison Electric. As they looked around the room they saw a table with a small candle, a light bulb and a leather bound book. This book was called The Owner’s Manual and it was published by the Edison Company. The representative explained that the light bulb had the power to illuminate a large area and all it took was a flip of the switch.

He further went on to explain how electricity was a modern marvel and to see it demonstrated, all they had to do was FLIP THE SWITCH. They would be amazed how it would light up the entire room. He told them the manual on the table would give them further instructions. He then left the room.

All the men needed to do was FLIP THE SWITCH to be able to “see” the power of electricity. Instead, they sat down and started to cynically look over the manual.

This manual was a biographical sketch of the inventor Thomas Edison. The book also contained chapters on:

  • Positions of the switch.
  • Background on how electricity was discovered.
  • Pictures of dams and other hydroelectric processes that could turn moving water into power.
  • Diagrams of copper wiring and magnets.
  • Explanations of how electrical wiring carried the power to homes and businesses.
  • Illustrations of electrical sockets, power cords and other accessories.

As they continued to read, it was as if the lamp on the table was not even there, it did not exist to them…..all they had to do was FLIP THE SWITCH to see the power in action. As they read, they just kept saying “I don’t believe it exists.” “I’ve never seen it. How can something invisible produce light?”

The book detailed how Edison had invented the light bulb, they didn’t agree. The book talked about his wife Mary, and they knew his wife’s name was Mina. They continued to find all the “discrepancies” that would discredit this man, this Genius! As they saw it, the owner’s manual was filled with mistakes and lies. Therefore this marvel could not be true, could not exist!

The men closed the book and stepped out of the room without ever Flipping The Switch to see electricity.

You may ask what does that have to do with me? Ask yourself, do you gather evidence to support your greatness or your limitations? Do you blame others and circumstances or do you have total faith and belief in yourself, in your greatness, perfection and wholeness.

Socrates once said “The quality of person’s life will be in direct proportion to the quality of questions he is willing to ask himself.” Lets ask ourselves a few questions:

ASK YOURSELF: What do I believe about me?

ASK YOURSELF: Who do I believe myself to be?

ASK YOURSELF: What do I believe that limits me from taking action?

ASK YOURSELF: What can I do RIGHT NOW to change that belief? How can I FLIP THE SWITCH?

Please share with us how you are FLIPPING THE SWITCH in your life on your belief.

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

Build on Belief ~ Go Big Today!

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Special thanks to Ray Comfort and the inspiration for this post from his book “How to Know God Exists”

Potential & Passion – Part One


Have you ever thought about the greatest loss to the world? Have you ever thought about what the greatest sin is? Is it lying, not being your word? Is it cheating, not being honest? Is it adultery, not being true to the one who you are with? Is it stealing, cursing? I don’t think it is any of these. My belief is that the greatest loss to the world and the greatest sin is when we have failed to fulfill our greatest potential and passion that the Grand Overall Designer has placed within us.

Bear with me a few minutes, if you’re not a Christian or a believer, that’s ok. I just would like you to understand where I stand. I believe that GOD has made us in his image and in that we are full of potential and perfect in each way. For, if we are made in his image, how can we be anything else. So, what happens?

In John Maxwell’s book, Think on These Things, he talks about Adam and how he failed to become all the Grand Overall Designer, GOD, had created him to be. With that, the relationship between God and humanity became imperfect. Guess what, we have continued that up to this day!

So, what do you say! So what, that I have not fulfilled my potential and found my passion? The greatest energy shortage is unused personal potential! Research shows that most people only utilize about 10% of their potential. Think about it, how much effort and energy do you put into life, into what you do? What would happen if each one of us would raise that to 20% or 25%? What would the effect of that be in your life? What would happen if we were to clearly define our VISION, our PASSION, our POTENTIAL? What would that do for you? Would it increase the experiences in your relationships? What would your income increase to? What would your giving be? What would your legacy be?

Lets take a look at STEP ONE: How do we start this process?

I once heard a great story of a young adventureous farmer’s boy who was out hiking and climbing and found an eagle’s nest. In this nest were brand new eggs, eagle’s eggs. This little boy thought…”I want an eagle, I will take one home.” He carefully took this egg home and placed it in the chicken house with the hens and all the other eggs.

Well, the hen didn’t know any difference, as a matter of fact she was probably pretty proud as she sat on it like one of her own. The eagle was hatched along with all the other chickens and he didn’t know any difference either.

As the Eagle grew, he started to feel out of place, like he wasn’t one of the “Chickens.” You know that feeling? It’s called a vibration, emotion, intuition. Like there is something better. That feeling that says “I can do better than this!”

This is what is called a DECISION POINT! What you do right here is what makes your course change and starts you on that path to fulfill your passion and potential. You see the eagle started to realize he was not a chicken. He felt there were greater things in his future, but what could he do about it? You see, he saw his wings were bigger than all the other chicks; he started to feel he had talents the other chicks didn’t have. He started to define a VISION! A VISION of flying, of soaring.

But see, the other chicks said things like, “who do you think you are? You’re just a big CHICKEN, you can’t be anything else!” Are we like that? We have that potential, that urge to be better, to grow and impact life in ways we cannot even imagine. However; a lot of us surround ourselves with those that keep us from fulfilling that urge, from moving forward. They say things like: “Who do you think you are? You think you can run your own business? (as they laugh) You think you can teach or be a powerful speaker? (as they laugh) This again, is one of those DECISION POINTS, where what we choose will make the difference in who we become and what we do in life! Some of us believe that we CAN’T run a business, that we CAN”T make a change, that we CAN’T, we CAN’T.  You see that the Eagle knew better, he knew that he had greatness inside of him, he knew he could do better than the other chicks said he could. He knew there was more than the barn yard, he knew he wanted to soar and see the mountain peaks. He spread his wings, he took off running and flapping as the other chicks watched and laughed as he came to the end of the cliff and disappeared. As the other chicks said, “See, we told him so” the Eagle appeared far above their heads soaring above them. He was successful! He was flying, he was soaring! He was on his way to fulfilling his full potential as an Eagle!

As our friend and mentor John Maxwell says, “There are two great days in our life, the first is when we are born and the other is when we discover our POTENTIAL!”

As you read this, today can be one of those DECISION POINTS, today can be the day you discover your potential, today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

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