In life, you should not ever make the lethal mistake of thinking that your failures or setbacks are permanent. Failure is not a person, it's an event. This means that we should NEVER count ourselves or others out because of misfortune or challenges encountered. I want to encourage you to dream again; To pull out that business plan again; To start writing again; To start planning again; And, to start believing again. Believe WHAT? Believe that it's possible to live the life that you once were expecting to live. It's not OVER, unless YOU say it's over! Just because you get knocked down, does that mean that you should stay there? I'm very fond of watching movies with "comeback stories". I absolutely love to see a person fight to rise above the woes and vicissitudes of life by their unwavering determination to WIN. Never give up and never give in. It's NOT wise to bury someone that's NOT dead! So, don't bury your potential. "CROWN LIFE!"
Crown Life Lesson XIV:
Crown Life Lesson XIII:
I've observed a common trend in the lives of people who are NOT using their gifts, talents, and creative ability; I've noticed how their lives lacked ENTHUSIASM. People who do not use their God-given abilities to produce will also develop dry and mundane lives. Truth is: God has given us gifts and talents that are OMNIFICENT (meaning: unlimited in creative power). Your gift is made to produce and create with an infinite flow of ingenuity. The problem is the fact that you often don't become enthusiastic WITHOUT creative projects (i.e. writing a book, starting a business, building an invention, etc.) and you also can't PRODUCE anything great without ENTHUSIASM. The answer lies within the issue itself. You need creative projects FOR enthusiasm and you need enthusiasm for GREAT creative projects. So, what is the solution then? The solution is that there must be a change in thinking or mindset in regards to using our gifts, talents, and creative ability on a regular basis. We have to DECIDE to do it before the ENTHUSIASM can drive us to it. In life, be creative....or simply....be bored. It's your choice. "CROWN LIFE!"
Crown Life Lesson XII:
There's a commonly known idiom that says, "Actions speak louder than words." I would like to alter that statement a little by swapping out the word, "Actions" for the word, "Results." I like to say it this way, "RESULTS speak louder than WORDS." This reminds us why we should make it our purpose in life to live and produce at the level of what we preach. Many people can TALK, but few people actually WALK out their confession. I've heard a simple, but powerful statement which says, "Your AUDIO.....needs to match your VIDEO!" That truth speaks volumes about the necessity of having good character and practicing what "we preach". Our results will be the "tell all"; Doesn't matter if we're talking about job performance, business performance, academic performance, or personal performance; The results will "tell no tales". People are persuaded more by what you do, rather than what you say. Why? Because their perception is their reality, and that perception is based off of your RESULTS. Let's make sure we do more than just "talk the walk"; Let's actually "walk the talk". "CROWN LIFE!"
Crown Life Lesson XI:
One of the keys to success in life is having a clear understanding of the importance of setting goals. You have to realize that if it is NOT actually written, it is usually.....NOT real. Writing your goals down gives you direction, and it clarifies the path you should take. We've all heard the statement that says, "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line." We should take this approach when is comes to setting goals in our lives as well. Why would you waste time in life wondering around, hoping to end at your destination? You don't have to HOPE to get there; you just have to PLAN to get there and move FORWARD! I have developed an acrostic that I believe will help you understand the correlation between goal setting and success. Just think of it this way: G.O.A.L.S. (Growth Objectives Attracting Life's Success) If you write down your goals and follow your plan accordingly, SUCCESS will become attracted.....to YOU! "CROWN LIFE!"