Just Do It

Mb-text_1 If you want more out of life, discover your inherent potential. Within this writing are hidden tips on how to discover your potential, which will allow you to make a dent in the universe. If you find them, they will make you wise; overlook them, and you may remain unproductive. Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was “too stupid to learn anything.” However, Edison went on to hold more than one thousand patents and invented some world-changing devices, like the phonograph, practical electrical lamp, and a movie camera.

People who truly succeed in life are those who don’t just do their best, they just do it! Your best efforts will never secure your success. It takes more than effort, it takes passion.

Wasted talent and ability is the humiliation of humanity. The worst thing a person can do is have such great potential but so little confidence. The lack of confidence is a by-product of how a person sees him or herself, especially during times of extreme pressure, frequent letdowns, and difficulty. Pressure in life exposes the weaknesses in the armor, which causes cracks and breakages when people wear the face of pretending to appear strong. It is extremely easy to hide behind the thin paper veneer of words, but words without history are simply chatter without power.

What is a person’s invaluable commodity? What makes a person great and their personality standout? Is it because he or she is funny or because they are smart? I would love to say these are important qualities of a self-assured person, but this is not usually the case. Many smart and funny people are undisciplined and irresponsible when it comes to performing on the grand stage of life. Life often produces challenges which reveal our ability or inability to handle timidity. What is actually absent from the majority of people with great potential, is personal leadership or mentorship. Avoiding a person who can possibly help channel your strengths and diminish your weaknesses, is a waste of your commodity.

Believing that simple effort is effective in accomplishing a person’s goals, may reveal that you are the kind of person who usually takes short routes which lead to nowhere. Millions never reach their full potential because they choose not to maintain their posture of discipline. While a few people do realize their dreams, the young and the goalless have reclined in the comfort of their frail attempt at realizing theirs.

In other words, they liquidate or reduce their God-given ability to weak efforts that are only produced from feeble attempts. Potential is the intrinsic ability one might have, which for whatever reason, they have not come to realize. I am convinced that most of us are content with just trying to live better lives, instead of living better lives.

Force yourself to establish habits that are conducive for you to produce the life or business you want. To reach your full potential or to get close to fulfilling it, you must unlearn many of your bad and unproductive habits. Your chief deterrent, inhibitor, or restraint, is the lack of passion—I mean having a deep fervor to not become a narrator of your dream, but the architect of it. Potential is the full intrinsic capacity which constantly expands a person’s ability to do more than what they may think they are capable of.

Let’s figure out other reasons why these talented people spend their wheels and end up nowhere. Maybe, just maybe, we can awaken the giant within, and cause these giants to rise. Most people have been tutored and motivated to give their best efforts in school, sports, and other activities. However, many of us lack the encouragement that we are more than capable of consummating any goal or task. Therefore, our ability is not limited, but our knowledge is.

Effort points to trying your best to do something even though you don’t reach your full capacity. Humanly, we rest on this premise of effort, only to secure the feeling that we gave it our best shot. Unfortunately, your best shot usually proves to be inadequate for the task. People who do not realize their potential will be satisfied with their efforts and promote their efforts over their potential.

The people who usually claim they are never able to get over the hump, are the ones who are simply afraid to push themselves to step over the hump and experience what they can really do. In other words, the time, energy, and resources needed to push hard to realize or to reach their goals, is too much of a price to pay. They want others to pay the price, but they want to collect the dividends.

Oftentimes, what hinders many potentially great and powerful individuals, are their predetermined limitations. The reason for this dominance of fear, is taught restrictions. Whether these restrictions were learned voluntarily or involuntarily does not matter because regardless, they are very real. Efforts are learned limits, while potential is unlimited.

Never ever settle for getting close, while never finishing. I fully believe potential can only be realized if God is placed in the equation. When you accept God’s divine image in your life, you will never settle for reaching a goal line when you know winning requires that you cross over it.

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The aim of a life coach is to teach you how to make a difference with your life. Business coaches are focused on the strategic and methodology to help your business succeed.

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Mentorship: Twice the Results, Half the Time

If there is a recipe for disaster, then what is the formula for success? It has been said that there are no certainties in life. However, I believe that there are some certainties out there that are sure to guarantee a particular outcome. Such as, if you jump from the top of a seventy-five foot tall building, you will unequivocally be pulled down by gravity. The worst that can happen to you falling from that height is that you die. The least that could probably occur is that you break every bone in your body.

A person does not have to mix many ingredients together for their life to be in disarray. In fact, if you do nothing, nothing will always be the result of no effort. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out the recipe for disaster. There are no extraordinary techniques or certain skill levels required for failure. Inactivity and the lack of preparation will guarantee and secure that one’s future will be one big, fat disappointment. All you will have at the end of your life is wasted talent and misdirected goals. Life is supposed to be filled with accomplishments and fulfillment; not inundated with one blunder after another because of the lack of direction, instruction, and accountability. Embrace accountability and open your eyes to the truth. Your turning point in life will occur when you finally realize that you are responsible for your own life.

Where are you headed? Do you know what direction you are moving in? Are you going wherever the wind blows you? I know the amount of information available today can overload your mind with a canopy of should haves, could haves, wishes, and why didn’t I’s. However, to avoid taking advantage of the “Age of Information” overload is absurd. Simply extract out of the information bank made available to you what you need for your situation and life. Tap into the wisdom of a qualified mentor or knowledgeable friend who has a proven record of accomplishment with his or her own life. Being young and gifted does not automatically make you young and successful. If you do not know what to do with your talents, you will become frustrated with no place to use them. You will be young, gifted and dumb.

However, there is an awesome formula for success; and we would all like to experience it. People are like onions with layers of areas in life, and with challenges that must be successfully accomplished. These layers include personal integrity, family, career, parenting, finances, etc. A person can be successful in one area of life and completely fail miserably at all the other areas of life. It’s not how successful you want your career to be, but how successful you want your life to be. Success requires directions because it is a journey, not a destination. Success is not the finale, but the accomplishments while on the path toward the attainment of a goal. Success is not one episode, but a series. Success is not a chapter; it is a book with chapters. Success is not absent of blunders and failures, but a combination of accomplishments, blunders, achievements, failures, disappointments, thrills, frustrations, and triumphs. These are all a part of the ingredients that make success so sweet.

Your input is vital to your success. More importantly, it is what you put into it, which qualifies you to enjoy what you receive from it.

5 Great Lessons from a Pencil

Developing your craft or talent is not easy. It takes a lot of self-discipline and fortitude to fight against yourself when you are actually able to come face to face with your imperfections. There is an old maxim that says, “You are your worst enemy.” I say, “You are your greatest ally.” You must accept your intrinsic value and realize that if you have weaknesses, you also have the potential for strength. There is one major reason why most people and businesses fail to reach their full potential; and the same root cause is with a marriage, occupation, etc. This reason may come as a shock, but it is due to not adhering to and making application of information from a creditable source. Hear the Parable of the Pencil:

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. “There are five things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be. ”

  • One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone’s hand.
  • Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.
  • Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
  • Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.
  • And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart. Now replacing the place of the pencil with you: always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

  • One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God’s hand. Moreover, allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.
  • Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.
  • Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
  • Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.
  • And Five: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties.

By understanding and remembering, let us proceed with our lives on this earth having a meaningful purpose in our hearts.

The One Mistake that Most People Make

What type of lifestyle are you really interested in living? What do you want to accomplish with your finances, marriage, or business? Do you desire to live the lifestyle you have only dreamt; or are you only looking to win the lottery, which is your shortcut to success? Have you ever heard the old maxim, “If you continue to do the thing you’ve always done, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got.” How do you help someone who knows what they are doing wrong?

Many of these people can tell you all of their shortcomings and give reasons to why they are not successful; but if they are aware of their problems why is there no strategic action to correct it? Are they looking for solutions to fall out of the sky?

I have worked with many could-be-millionaires down through the years and have learned that these people cannot tell you how to do what is right because their reference point is only failure, not success. They can figure out what is right to do; but these people usually have a difficult time trying to figure out how to do what is right. My heart goes out for many people who think like this because I really want to see them do well.

The remedy for helping them is that they must be willing to listen to sound advice from a qualified mentor and refuse to say, “I know!” When a person continues to voice what they would like to do, they are actually pointing to the realization that they do not have a clue as to how to do it. A person’s situation can change for the better if they will only stop talking about their problem and ask a qualified source for help. Silence is the key when wisdom is speaking.