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I Have Decided…Have You?

I have decided that I am going to be successful. That’s right! Success is not an outcome, success is a decision. Success or failure are just two outward expressions of the person you have chosen to become.

You will be successful if you decide to have these 7 traits: Sacrifice, Unconditional Commitment, Consistent Focus, Concentrated Effort, Empathy, Selflessness, and Service.

You might have noticed that these 7 traits spell the acronym S.U.C.C.E.S.S

Now, you can try to cultivate these traits through sheer will, or you can take the shortcut. Here is a secret – these 7 traits emanate naturally from you when you care about people and discover something you are passionate about that adds value to people.

So, here is how you decide to be successful:

(1) Genuinely Care About People: This means you have to get your mind off yourself and consider other people. Another word for genuinely caring about people is LOVE. If you have a heart of love towards people, then you are already on your way to success. No wonder God calls us to love each other. It is not just for the other person…it is also for you. Why? When you genuinely care about people, people will know it and they will be willing to support you.

(2) Be Passionate About Something: If you truly care about something, you will find that you can commit to it, consistently focus on it, and apply concentrated effort towards it. And here is the thing about passion…it is infectious. The more passionate you become, the more passionate people around you who support you and are a part of your team will become.

(3) Make Sure Your Something Adds Value: If you want your passion to have staying power, then you need to make sure that your passion adds value to people. In other words, your passion must take someone from a place they do not want to be to a place they would rather be. If you passion does this, you will develop a fan club of people that want to lift you higher because you would have changed their life.

So go on, decide to be a success. Just like I have.

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Unleash Your Superpower

Super refers to ‘God’ while power refers to ‘ability’. Therefore, you superpower is your God-given ability. It is that gift that you have. It is something you have an natural affinity to do. It is effortless and it comes naturally to you.

The bible says that a mans gift makes room for him and brings him before great men (Proverbs 18:16). This means that if you want to become a person of influence, then you must not neglect your natural talent.

Today, too many people bury their natural talent and simply use their training. In fact, this is encouraged in many places around the world especially if the society does not have a market or an infrastructure that supports the gift.

While location was a limiting factor a number of years ago, it no longer is. With the advent of social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc), all that is required is a phone that has internet connectivity and access to an app store. With this, anyone can showcase their talent to anyone in the world.

So, if is not access to local markets, there must be something else that stops people from unleashing their superpower. What is it? It is nothing other than fear – fear of failing, fear of the unknown, fear of disappointing, fear of rejection.

Fear is the ultimate dream killer…and it is not of God. Indeed, the bible tells us that God has not given us a Spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)

Therefore, an effective way to get rid of fear is to silence every other voice other than that of the Spirit of God. It is to realize that the power does not belong to us but it belongs to the Spirit of God living in us. Our job is to obey (go forth) and it is the Spirit’s job to accomplish.

We need to get out of the way and let the Spirit of God operate within us. When we do this, the Spirit of God is released and our superpower is unleased.

So, what is your superpower? Don’t listen to any voices that tell you that it is silly and no one will care. Remember, that even the gift of laughter have changed the hearts of men and saved lives before. It is your job to love others by making it available in the market place. And it is the God’s job to accomplish more than what you could ever have imagined through it.

So stir up that gift and let the world see your superpower.

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A Simple Code to Live By That Will Make You Successful In Anything

History tells of a man called Joshua who went from being a man of obscurity to a man of great success. He went from being a ‘bag carrier’ to a man who conquered numerous lands. He successfully resettled over 2 million people from living in a place of poverty to a place filled with prosperity. Not bad huh!

He did not achieve this feat by sheer luck or will power. He did not do it by working himself to the ground.

He did it by following by living by this simple sentence, which he tells us in his book

Do not allow inspired words slip by; churn them over in your mind until they get in your heart and they become a part of you; then do what they say once you truly understand them.

What you need to know is that Joshua was not the originator of this motto. He heard them from someone…before he became successful. The one who told him assured him that if he would become prosperous and successful if he lived by this code.

Since it worked for Joshua, I decided to live by this code and it has made a HUGE difference in my life. Here is how I have implemented the code

(1) I Read Inspired Books: Something happens when I read an inspired book. I am more upbeat, get new ideas, think creatively, and get clear and focused. The key for me is to read a high quantity of high quality books. I have found out that there are really nothing new under the sun…just things repackaged. If you want to move towards success in any area, you must move away from ignorance in that area.

(2) I Let The Books Inspire Change In Me: I not only read books, I let books read me. That just means I allow the books I read to inform me of what I am doing wrong. I don’t just read them and put them away. And I don’t just think of them once…I think of them until they become part of me. If you want to be successful, you shouldn’t just read for information, you should read for transformation.

(3) I do What I Learn: This part was the most difficult part for me. Before I could transition from knowing to doing, I had to get rid of my limiting beliefs and excuses. I was a professional excuse maker but it got me nowhere. So I had to get rid of ‘because’ and ‘but’. If you want to be successful, the you have to get your ‘but’ out of the way and JUST DO IT.

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3 Simple Secrets On How Anyone Can Build Wealth and Live A Rich Life

Are you struggling financially? Do you run out of money before you run out of month? Are you filled with worry and anxiety about the future?

If this is you, I want you to listen. 2020 does NOT have to look like previous years. You don’t have to live a stressed out life. You don’t have to live a life of quiet desperation.

You CAN have a real life (not just work life) and have it more abundantly. You can have success in your finances, success with your family, and you can live in freedom.

Having success in the area of finances, family, and freedom is what I call 360 degree success. If you do not have 360 degree success, you will always feel that something is missing. Listen, having money alone does not make you a success and does not mean you are by any means rich.

You are rich ONLY if your success in the area of finance, family, and freedom?

Financially Rich Secret: To be financially rich, you have to turn from someone who chases wealth to someone who attracts wealth. To do that, you have to be a person who looks to solve other people problems. If you can help solve one problem that a lot of people have, you will be financially.

Give help and you will be given wealth

Family Rich Secret: To be rich in your family relationship simply requires that you look to serve by making sure their needs are met (spiritual, emotional, physical, etc). I am not saying you have to meet these needs (as it is too much to try to do this for everyone), I am saying you have to promote that environment.

Bonus: The one thing you can do be family rich is to seek peace and purse peace with people. It is better to live in peace than prove you are right and live in pieces.

Give peace and your family will prosper

Freedom Rich Secret: A lot of people live in psychological and emotional bondage. I don’t want this to be you! Bondage happens when you hold onto a lie, hold onto the past, hold onto a blueprint. To be free requires that you LET GO. To let go does not mean you are giving up, it just means you won’t allow the things that is holding you back control you any longer.

Let go and you will be let loose

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The Keys to Achieving 360 Degree Success In Life

I live in north Houston in a community that seems perfect on paper. If you were to drive through this township, you would think everyone lived perfect lives. Yet the lay ministers and leaders in the churches know better. I am one of those ministry leaders. While many in this community have achieved what many would consider external success, many of these people are internally broken.

If success is broken up into two parts – internal and external success – then most of the people I serve are only experiencing 180 degrees of success.

This is not God’s best. In the bible, we are told that God blessed Abraham in ALL things (Genesis 24:1). This speaks to 360 degree success. Another author is the bible declares that above all things, he wishes that we prosper in ALL things (3 John 2).

Therefore, we know that God’s best is that we experience 360 degree success! The question is how?

How to Achieve Internal Success

Internal success can be defined as experiencing inner peace, love, joy, and rest, deep within our soul. This type of success cannot be earned by working harder. It is a result of growing our intimacy with God. Without genuine living faith in God, we find ourselves overwhelmed with fear, worry, anxiety, insecurity, and restlessness. These are the very things that ruin our personal relationships and disrupt all areas of our lives if we do not get a handle on them. How do we get a handle on them? Deepen our relationship with God for he is the author of peace, love, joy, and rest.

To experience internal success requires that we take what Jesus considers the greatest commandment seriously: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Matthew 22:37).

How to Achieve External Success

External success is defined as success that is earned through our own initiative. Said another way, this type of success is up to us. It requires working hard, persevering, discipline, and so forth. But here is the reality. Doing the things mentioned above does not automatically guarantee external success.

To be successful requires two things: First, you have to operate within the sphere of your gifting (the one thing that you are uniquely created, skilled and have an innate ability to do). Second, you have to use your gifting to help solve people’s problems.

Therefore, the first question you should ask yourself if you want to experience external success is this: What problems are people experiencing in my community that I am able to solve?

This is where love comes in. By its very nature, love always seeks to solve a problem because it cares so much! In fact, those who love people are always looking to solve people’s problems – to make people’s lives easier, to take away their burden, to make people’s lives better. Therefore, we see that love is creative, committed, perseveres, works hard, takes initiative, and so forth by its very nature. This is why Jesus considers loving your neighbor as yourself the second greatest commandment (Matthew 22:39)

 Food for Thought: Paying attention to the two greatest commandments will create 360 degree success. This will in turn make you a powerful influencer for good in your community

 

Two Greatest Commandments

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

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Success Secret from Jesus – Day 9 – Courage

COURAGE

And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the table —John 2:14–15

Jesus was indignant when he discovered that the temple had been turned into a business office. Even so, he did not allow his anger to turn into blind rage but was able to control his anger – as evidenced by him taking his time first to make a whip of cords. His anger served to accomplish a righteous purpose – return the temple back to its purpose as a place of worship. Thus in purging the temple of traders, Jesus shows us the following:

Righteous (good-breathed) anger can be an effective tool when used in a controlled manner in appropriate situations (as determined by the Holy Spirit) for the purpose of correcting a wrong.

If we shift our focus away from anger, we see that Jesus acted courageously and in a godly manner. Whereas others may have felt that the temple was no place for merchandising, Jesus was the only one who was courageous enough to stand up to the money changers. Although he had no direct authority over those he chased away, he did not allow that to stop him from doing what was right. He took a bold stand and acted courageously while leaving the consequences to God. And so he righted a wrong.

COURAGE UNDER PRESSURE

Being believers, we ought to be filled with courage, for we know that God is for us. We should not allow our fear of the unknown to keep us from moving courageously toward the vision God has given us. Rather than focus on our obstacles, our niggling doubt, and the persistent whispers of naysayers, we must exhibit courage and press on toward our goal.

As evidenced by Rosa Parks, the African American civil right activist who has been touted as ‘the mother of the freedom movement,’ a single act of courage at the right time can change the course of history.

GODLINESS

It would have been easy for Jesus the “nice guy” to rationalize and justify the traders’ activity in the temple. He could have convinced himself that the oxen and sheep made it easy for the populace to give their burnt offerings; that the doves made it convenient for anyone to purchase them; and that the money changers made it easy for everyone to pay their tithes in the correct currency. No! Jesus the “godly guy” showed up. He did not condone bad behavior, but instead, he put an end to it.

While a nice person may enable bad behavior through inaction (often to his or her own detriment), a godly person always focuses on what is good and allows the chips to fall where they may.

Choosing godliness is not always popular. It does, however, command people’s respect and promote their confidence in you because of your adherence to high moral standards. Furthermore, godly people tend to attract other godly people who operate in the highest levels of integrity. So stand your ground today and walk in godly courage.

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Success Secret From Jesus – Day 8 – Excellence

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EXCELLENCE

And He said to Him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now.”
—John 2:10

The first miracle Jesus ever performed was to turn water into wine.  For this series, we will not focus on the significance of turning water into wine. Instead, we will focus on the excellence behind the very first work that Jesus. This first miraculous work set the stage for the quality of the subsequent work Jesus would perform. Jesus started excellently and finished excellently.

The water that Jesus turned into wine was so good that the master of the feast could not help but call the bridegroom to congratulate him on its quality. He said: “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now.”

The wonderful thing about this portion of the story is that the bridegroom had indeed served his best wine first; yet the best wine he could find paled in comparison to the wine that had been produced from mere water. You see, the best that the bridegroom could offer paled in comparison to the best that Jesus offered.

Light-bulb moment: Excellence is found by allowing Jesus to have his way with us and work through us.

Let Your Excellence Speak for You
The quality of what we do must be excellent. The same Jesus who raised the bar when he turned water into wine is more than able to do an excellent work through us, because he lives in us. Thus, to be like Jesus, we have to make sure that our work output is excellent. If we do this, we find out that we are recognized in all we do just as the bridegroom was recognized for the wine that Jesus produced for him.

Its brilliant for us really. Jesus does the work, and we receive the plaudits for it. It not our work but Jesus working through us. Therefore, we must always give God the credit. We must avoid becoming puffed up by thinking that our success and fame is due to our own powers and abilities. It is only through the power of Christ in us that we are able to achieve anything

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Success Secret From Jesus – Day 0 – Live in the Present or Die in the Past

Your Past History Does NOT Have to Determine Your Future Success

Your future depends on your ability to surrender your past to the Lordship of Jesus and your present to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Jesus paved the way by showing us that is possible to overcome impossible odds. So, please dust yourself up and reclaim the wonderful promises that are yours in Jesus Christ. The world needs you and me to walk in love.

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” – see I Corinthians 2:9

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Success Secrets From Jesus Series – Introduction

Jesus is the most successful man who ever lived.

His accomplishments are simply staggering. In only three short years, he changed the course and history of the world, undid the muck of the past which Adam unleashed upon the earth, defeated the power of sin and death, reconciled us to God—thereby guaranteeing salvation to those who choose him—and made available all covenant blessings and promises in him.

Jesus is also the most famous man that ever lived.

Not bad for a person who was a carpenter by trade huh! Indeed, the name of Jesus is the most recognized name on earth despite the fact that he has been gone for over 2000 years. Now that is some staying power! If Jesus could do all this in three years, how much can we do in a lifetime if we would just commit ourselves to becoming like him? The extent to which we commit ourselves to following his example will (1) determine the level of success we achieve (2) determine whether that level of success is fleeting or lasting. It is best to model yourself after Jesus if you want long, lasting, and fulfilling success in all areas of your life.

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Success Secrets From Jesus – Day 6 – Innovation

INNOVATION

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom,and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
—Matthew 4:23

Jesus spent at least 18 years getting ready for His calling (age 12 – age 30). He spent that time learning and growing. He grew in wisdom, boldness, and self-control – three essential starting qualities that well must develop if we are going to achieve to anything noteworthy in our life.

Light-bulb moment: An overnight success takes years of dedication and preparation.

Jesus did not go about fulfilling His purpose until He was adequately prepared and tested in the wilderness. His purpose was to fill the relationship gap between man and God – a gap which had existed since the fall of man.

Analogous to Jesus, God created each of us for a special purpose: to meet a need or to fill a gap that exists in this world. The Scripture reveals this to us in many places, including Ephesians 2:10. In this verse, we are told that God prepared good works (a purpose) for us before we were born so that we may walk in and fulfill them.

What stands out about Jesus is the way he went about fulfilling his purpose. He did things that no one before him had ever done—healing people en masse through the power of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 4:23). Jesus brought something new to the table, and his fame grew as a result (Matt. 4:24). His fame was essential to make people aware of the kingdom that he was going to make freely available to all through his death and resurrection.

Light-bulb moment: Our fame will grow only if we bring something new to the table.

Bring Something New to the Table
Like Jesus, we have been empowered to innovate. We must engage the gift of innovation and creativity as we walk in our purpose and carry out the task that has been assigned to us. First, we have to make sure that our activities (our jobs, ventures, or businesses) address a need and fill a gap. Second, we simply cannot do what everyone before us has done and expect a high level of success or recognition; we cannot simply take the well-worn path without adding something new into the melting pot. It is when we innovate to meet a long-standing need that people take notice; consequently, our fame grows. It is then that we are likely to have good success.

Food for Thought:

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” – The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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