Greatness within us all

I had a thought from a sermon I heard today and I needed to share this with you.

With 2014 here, we need to realize that we are all created for Greatness. We are all on this earth for a purpose that was defined for us long before we were even thought about. The question is will this year be the year we hear this idea? Will this year be the year we ACT upon this idea? Will this year be the year we listen this idea and change what we do, what we go after and what we say?

Since we are created for a great purpose, we need to stop living in the rear-view mirror. We need to stop beating ourselves up about our past mistakes and errors. We need to stop living our past glories. The items in the rear-view mirror are in the past and we cannot change what happened, what we did or what we said. We can however grasp the blank canvas of a new day and step into the NOW of a new day. We can step into our greatness one minute, one hour, one day at a time. By then end of the year, we will have 365 awesome days of greatness.

Let’s take the opportunity in front of us of each day in this new year to live the greatness that has been defined within us, for us and make a difference in our world for greatness.

  Here is to your GREATNESS.

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Great HERO Article

I read a great article by Jennifer Louden on en*theos today and I wanted to share it with you. We all have a HERO within us.

Self-Trust Super S/Hero Tip  |  by Jennifer Louden

Self-trust is everyone’s most needed s/hero super power.

You’ve gotta have self-trust – the ability to go within and know what you feel is the best choice – before you ask anyone else.

Selftrust grows from believing (even if you must remind yourself seventeen times an hour) that you can handle what life dishes up—scalding hot, icy cold, rather stale or so sublime, you must squeeze your eyes shut as you savor it.

Today, entertain the idea that the poet Rilke was on to something when he declared, “The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.”

The word defeated may set your teeth on edge. True, it’s bit dark, yet it’s also a bold declaration: “I am a learner. I learn from what life hands me.”

Even though you may bow in frustration sometimes and other times, need to throw yourself a big ole’ pity party, you know that the difficult moments of life – the daily ones and the big ones – are not out to get you but opportunities to go within and learn who you are and what you believe – and want.

Today’s S/hero Action: The next time you find yourself saying, “I can’t handle this” or “I don’t know what to do,” exhale fully. Really exhale. Then, as you inhale, remind yourself you have handled everything that life has brought to you. Not perfectly, not always admirably, but you are still here, aren’t you?  Thus you handled it.

Then ask, “If I believed I could handle this and I did know what I wanted to do, what would I choose right now?”

Are you learning from life? What are you telling yourself?  I know I keep telling myself, “I can handle it” and then I smile and share my smile.

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Read and Re-Read

Yesterday I was asked about something I read from a book, Strength Finders by Tom Rath. Although I didn’t remember what my strengths were from reading the book, it did spark me to go back and review my strengths.

I was thinking more this morning about this scenario. How many of us read a book, perhaps a GREAT book to then put it on the shelf?  Do you ever re-read you GREAT books?  This questions inspired me to go back a re-read a GREAT book. If we have these “Great” resources at our finger tips are we using them?

If you haven’t read Strength Finders I highly recommend it. This book offers good insights as to what your personal strengths are and guides you with suggestions to develop your personal strengths. My strengths are:

Futuristic

People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what

could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

Arranger

People who are especially talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a

flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and

resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.

Focus

People who are especially talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through,

and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.

 Achiever

People who are especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and

work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.

 Positivity

People who are especially talented in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is

contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.

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Embrace Crazy

I recently heard this idea from Daniel Coyle, author of  “The Talent Code” and it sounded interesting.

Think about that idea of “Embracing Crazy”.  To me it sounds like throwing out any barriers that get in the way of accomplishing goals, desires etc. Sometimes we need to think crazily to get a different idea that will take off and spark new products, processes or services.  The Wright brothers “Embraced Crazy” and look what that did.

How are you Embracing Crazy to achieve greatness?  Will you talk to that customer, person of interest or spouse about something your not sure of or do do something with? Will you try a different item at your next meal?  Why not be “Crazy” and enjoy life instead of complaining or griping.

Let’s “embrace Crazy” together and if you need an Encouraging Positive Perspective to achieve greatness, I would love to be Crazy to help encourage your group.

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Back to “Normal”

Since the 2012 Election is now over, perhaps we can get back to “Normal”. Or Can We?  We see all kinds of responses to the election results and days and days of analysis about what coulda, ould, shoulda.  Why?  What do we have now? We have another day if we are lucky enough and an opportunity to build our success no matter what the election results were. We do not have to follow the stock market issues and go down and wallow is our sorrow or celebrate in our happiness. What are we doing to improve our world?  It is not the job of our President alone. We live in the United States as well and have an obligation to make our world a great place.

I received this item from Denis Waitley recently and thought it applies well to the situation.

Respected author and productivity consultant Denis Waitley says that when it comes to turning stress into success, you can change your reaction to what others say and do. “You can control your own thoughts and actions by dwelling on desired results instead of the penalties of failure. The only real control you have in life is that of your immediate thought and action. Since most of what we do is a reflex, subconscious habit, it is wise not to act on emotional impulse. In personal relations, it is better to wait a moment until reason has the opportunity to compete with your emotions.”

Let’s think and act to be better people that help one another and help our communities, which will help our world. Get educated by reading books, paying attention in class at meetings etc.

America is a great place and each of our live can be a great life. We set that direction. TAKE ACTION to Achieve Greatness.

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Doing Something

I read this passage in a book entitled “Believe You Can – the power of a positive attitude” by John Mason.

“To be upset over what you don’t have is a waste to what you do have.” Ken Keys Jr.  The truth is that many are successful because they didn’t have the advantage others had.

Epicurus said, ” Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among things only hoped for.”

Today realize you can achieve greatness starting with something you already have.. A life, a breath, a smile, a cup of coffee, a desire to succeed. Make a difference in your life and the lives of others with what yoou have.

Lets be successful by doing something.

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Think Like a Champion

I received this artcle today and I thought it was a great idea since school started today for our kids. It is a great reminder for adults as well.

5 WAYS TO THINK LIKE A CHAMPION  – Jon Gordon

1. Champions Expect to Win – When they walk on the court, on the field, into a meeting or in a classroom they expect to win. In fact they are surprised when they don’t win. They expect success and their positive beliefs often lead to positive actions and outcomes. They win in their mind first and then they win in the hearts and minds of their customers, students or fans.

2. Champions Celebrate the Small Wins – By celebrating the small wins champions gain the confidence to go after the big wins. Big wins and big success happen through the accumulation of many small victories. This doesn’t mean champions become complacent. Rather, with the right kind of celebration and reinforcement, champions work harder, practice more and believe they can do greater things.

3. Champions Don’t Make Excuses When They Don’t Win – They don’t focus on the faults of others. They focus on what they can do better. They see their mistakes and defeats as opportunities for growth. As a result they become stronger, wiser and better.

4. Champions Focus on What They Get To Do, Not What They Have To Do – They see their life and work as a gift not an obligation. They know that if they want to achieve a certain outcome they must commit to and appreciate the process. They may not love every minute of their journey but their attitude and will helps them develop their skill.

5. Champions Believe They Will Experience More Wins in the Future – Their faith is greater than their fear. Their positive energy is greater than the chorus of negativity. Their certainty is greater than all the doubt. Their passion and purpose are greater than their challenges. In spite of their situation champions believe their best days are ahead of them, not behind them.

If you don’t think you have what it takes to be a champion, think again. Champions aren’t born. They are shaped and molded. And as iron sharpens iron you can develop your mindset and the mindset of your team with the right thinking, beliefs and expectations that lead to powerful actions.

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