There is a law in Leadership that says, “To do a high jump you need one person who can jump seven feet, not seven people who can jump one foot.”
Many tasks will never be achieved by throwing more people at the task. Jobs many times require talent not more people. EXCELLENCE IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT TALENT. Teams don’t win games with talent and without all of the team working together for one goal and one purpose. Talent that is fulfilled brings the greatest happiness that a person can know.
To develop talent it takes a lot of practice and a lot of hard work. However practice will not get you where you want to be unless it is the right practice. You can practice wrong and never will you gain talent.
People must have HEART, HOPE, AND A MIND THAT WANTS TO CHANGE
KEEP CHANGING AND GROWING!!!!
I think you all realize we live in a human world, not a perfect world, a HUMAN ONE. Shortcomings, failures and mistakes are just a part of everyday life. Mistakes happen on the job, in your choice of friends, and in financial decisions.
Many mistakes are devastating, but I believe that most of the mistakes we make can be turned around for a MIRACLE and for our good. Mistakes help us make changes in the direction of our lives. You can turn failure into FREEDOM and mistakes into MIRACLES.
FOUR THINGS YOU MUST CHANGE IN ORDER TO RECIEVE YOUR MIRACLE.
1. ACCEPT YOUR HUMANITY: We are not God and we do not have “ANGEL WINGS.” The chances of you making a mistake today or all least in the next few days are pretty great. We make them every day. BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN.
2. ADMIT YOUR MISTAKES: Recognize those mistakes and confess them to yourself. Do not justify them or make excuses for them. Confess them to others who may have been hurt by the mistakes. A word of caution be careful who and what you confess to others.
3. ASSIGN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MISTAKE TO THE ONE TRULY AT FAULT: If that is you, then you take the HEAT for it. If it someone other than you then hold them responsible.
4. REVIEW OTHER POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE MISTAKE: Obviously you have made a wrong move. What other options could you have made that you have changed the outcome of that move. There are always other OPTIONS that could have been made. Could you have done it differently? Of course we could have but we didn’t, go on with life and REVIEW the mistakes and DON’T MAKE THE SAME ONES AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.
DON’T QUIT OR BECOME DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF FAILURE. IT IS A DOORWAY TO FREEDOM OF LIFE YOU DO NOT YET KNOW.
If it wasn’t for GOLIATH, King David would have just been a sheepherder.
An enthusiastic person is a happy person. There is something magnetic and very powerful about a victorious person. People are drawn to a consistent, excited person who is really living life. People ask me how can I keep my spirit HIGH in a down world? I want to tell you today that it is possible, but instead of trying to change the circumstances around you, you have to learn how to change YOURSELF. This is the hard part, because you must take responsibility for your own actions. The way you look at life. Do you talk positive or negative about your life? In order to live up and be an up person you must be very positive about your life. Even if you don’t feel that way you must learn to BE THAT WAY, NO MATTER WHAT!
You must learn to live in the VICTORY ZONE not in the VICTIM ZONE. Today many people LIVE and TALK life victim’s. People in high places will try to make you a victim so they can control you. Don’t let that happen to you. Take responsibility for your own life be positive about every aspect of your life. Even it is not a reality begin to talk life a VICTORIOUS PERSON. Because you really are!
I think most of you know that we live in a large complex world. The world is changing all the time and we must we willing to make changes that will help us live in this changing place. Kaye and I are in Hawaii and we see the big world all around us every time we step out of our condo. God created a great BIG place for us to live and have dominion over. Now here is the thing that I feel is so important. God CREATED A BIG WORLD FOR US, but what kind of a world are we creating for ourselves.
We can create our own BIG WORLD, by WHO WE BELIEVE WE ARE, THE WORDS WE SPEAK, THE ACTIONS WE TAKE, THE THINGS WE BELIEVE AND ACT ON. You can create the world you want to live in but you must make the decisions, make the changes, make the choices and you can have the life you have always dreamed about. IT WILL NOT HAPPEN AUTOMATICALLY BUT YOU CAN GHANGE YOUR LIFE..
Do it one DAY AT A TIME, ONE DECISION AT A TIME
Are you a leader? Have you got the position that says, “You are a Leader or you are the Leader.” If you have a position as a leader in your company, how did you get that place of being the leader. Were you given the position or did you work your way to the top of the organization. Leadership is not in your position it is in your influence. If you have INFLUENCE you are a LEADER. You can be a leader and not have any INFLUENCE. Every person who has influence is a LEADER no matter what work they do. A housewife, a babysitter, a teacher, no matter what, if you have influence you are letting your position work with other people and you are INFLUENCING THEM. Now we just have to make sure we are influencing them in a good positive way. You can change your WORLD and the WORLD OF other people, by using your INFLUENCE TO MAKE THEIR LIVES BETTER. DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHEN YOU CAN and don’t worry about who gets the credit.
GO CHANGE THE WORLD!
In the scriptures it tells us that “WISDOM IS THE KEY THING” Ps 4. Wisdom is the key factor to your success in life. I know people who tithe and give to people in need but are still broke all the time. I know people who have been married for many years but are still not happy or fulfilled in there marriage. You can do many of the right things but if you have not learned WISDOM you will still be defeated in your life. WISDOM IS LEARNING HOW TO LIVE LIFE SKILLFULLY. Doing the right things with the WISDOM to do them for the right reason will not bring the desired result you want.
WISDOM IS THE KEY ISSUE. One of the main things to watch out for in our lives is an “unteachable spirit,” this is an unwillingness to change.” We get new and vital information every day and we refuse to change when it becomes available. The most successful people are those who keep themselves informed and up to date on our changing world. GROWING MEANS CHANGE, it’s part of prospering. There are TWO TYPES OF KNOWLEDGE:
1. (WISDOM) Learning from the mistakes of others.
2 (Experience) Learning from your own mistakes.
Don’t be one of those people who has to make all the mistakes yourself, learn from others and you will be a long way down the road to success. remember WISDOM IS THE PRINCIPLE THING, GET WISDOM!!
John Maxwell’s, “Minute with Maxwell” today was SHINE. My question today to all of us is, “CAN YOU SHINE WHERE YOU ARE?” For a person to shine, things need to be going in the right direction in their life. There is a scripture that says, “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” If you have the peace of God in your heart, you should be shining in your life. A smile on your face, a spring in your step, a HOPE in your HEART.
Shining in your life tells your family and friends that you are on the right track. That you are in the right place, doing what you are supposed to be doing and that life is good. Have you ever read a good book, I am sure you have. Do you know that your family and friends that are reading you every day just like they read a book? They can tell how things are going in your life by the way you SHINE. If you are not shining where you are right now, determine why not and make some changes that will get you where you need to be. HAPPY SHINING AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.
“A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an enactable leader can demoralize the best of troops” John J. Pershing. Our ability to lead will determine everything that happens in our life. Good leadership will bring good results while poor leadership will always be in need of something. Have you considered what kind of leadership are you providing for your family, for your job place, for the people you hang out with? John C. Maxwell says, “everything rises and falls on leadership.” A good NFL coach can take average players, form a team and win games, even with average players. A poor coach can have better players and not win as many games. The difference is LEADERSHIP.
As the coach of your life, how are you doing? Are you building a TEAM, even in your family, on your job, just building a team spirit that says I want to be a winner in life. I want to reach for the stars. I want to play the game of life to win. How about you, are you a winner and do you lead yourself and your family in a good positive way? If not why not start today, make changes in your life that will cause you to rise about your circumstances.