We all should take more time to celebrate each other's uniqueness and strengths, rather than shunning or downplaying another person's gift. Diversity should be embraced by all, and the dispersal of strengths among mankind causes us to be INTERDEPENDENT on our fellow man. It does not matter if it's a sports team, a family, or a group project, we somehow always come back to this reality: WE NEED EACH OTHER! The illustration of diversity is as common as the meals we eat every day. Think about it: What if everything you ate, whether it is a vegetable, a fruit, a dairy product, or a meat, had the EXACT same taste? Would your meals be as enjoyable as they usually are each day? Probably not! We should think of each others' strengths and abilities the same. Collectively, we truly make things in life....better. Remember: Teamwork makes the "dream work" and "T.ogether E.veryone A.chieves M.ore"......CROWN LIFE!
There is an ancient African proverb that says, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." This statement reminds us that although our visions, goals, and dreams may seem afar off, they can be achieved if we take it one step at a time. Many people lose heart in the process, and forfeit their destinies because doubt and fear crowded their view of their ability to WIN in life. It does not matter whether you want to write a book, get a degree, or save a certain dollar amount, you've got to take it one step...at a time! Writing a book does not seem so insurmountable if you take it one page at a time. Getting a degree does not seem so far away when you take it one semester at time; And, saving a desired dollar amount can be achieved and exceeded if you do it one deposit at a time! Remember this quote by Zig Ziglar, "Great things can be accomplished by taking small steps; But no one goes anywhere by standing still." CROWN LIFE!
One of the enemies of our productivity is called, PROCRASTINATION. The conflicting thing about this is that this enemy is NOT an enemy WITHOUT, but rather an enemy.....WITHIN. This means that the very thing that CAN harm us is also controlled by US. Oftentimes, we choose to be counterproductive by allowing "laziness and procrastination" to dominate our lives, and ultimately destroy them as well. Whatever you fail to CULTIVATE or DEVELOP will eventually begin to grow WILDLY. Our lives sincerely need cultivation, and procrastination keeps that process from even beginning! Determine TODAY that you will not allow slothfulness to remain in your life any longer. SLACK eventually causes LACK...."CROWN LIFE!"
We must remember that we will encounter many things in life that will attempt to draw us away from our individual purpose. These are only DISTRACTIONS that either slow down or prevent us from maximizing our potential. The ability to FOCUS on the true objective and pursue it wholeheartedly is a critical key to our success on this earth. You have to remain "on course" if you're trying to arrive at the destination; And, "roadside attractions" will hinder your progress if allowed. Do everything within your power to stay focused on your goals. Turn your attention towards the things that will bring you the greatest return and reward. Remember: Keep your EYES......on the PRIZE! "CROWN LIFE"
Before anything can MANIFEST in life, there must first be a MAN (meaning human) to carry it out. Oftentimes, people think that things will just happen on their own, and there is not much effort on their part. The reality is: It's not going to happen without YOU! We must remember that good intentions are not to be mistaken for good actions. An intention is something I "want" to do; But, an action is something I "actually" do. You can only be rewarded for the results that manifest, not the ones that you simply desire. You and I must put in the work necessary for our progress and success in life. Lastly, keep this thought in mind: You can not spell "MANIFEST" without...."MAN". "CROWN LIFE!"
There is a detrimental thinking pattern that is running rampant in the world! You know what that is? It is the irrational belief that we have an option in life to NOT choose to fulfill our life's purpose and still become successful in the end. How is this possible? Can a CAR be measured by the standards of a BMX bike and we still say that it was successful? Can a GRANDFATHER CLOCK be measured by the standards of a WATCH and we still say...it was successful? The answer is obvious, so why do we think that we are the exception to the rule. In order to be successful, you must fulfill YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE! Anything else chosen as an alternative disqualifies you from that result. Remember: If you want to be successful in life, you MUST be on the right course and in the right lane. "CROWN LIFE!"
You notice how many of the people we deem as successful also had a burning desire and determination to achieve their aspirations in life? Passion is the impetus or driving force that will propel you through hardships and challenges when you're endeavoring to fulfill your dreams. Your passion for what you do will keep you focused, and life's trials will not outlast the passion you possess. That burning desire inside your heart to accomplish your purpose is the divider between the weak and the strong. Most people who have given up on something usually were not truly passionate about it. Passion will keep you up at night or make you rise early in the morning to get your day started; It's the thing that makes people wonder how you're able to produce and be so creative daily. I encourage you to pursue....your passion! "CROWN LIFE!"
It does not matter where you start out in life; it only matters where you end. I'm pretty sure most of us would have chosen a better situation to be born in had we had that opportunity to choose, but we did not have a choice in the matter. Our parents were "the channel" or vehicle through which we arrived on the planet, but our success in life is not dependent upon them. We all have to take responsibility for our own lives, and not blame others for our failures or shortcomings. I do understand that some have gone through devastating, tumultuous, & abusive childhoods, and need time to heal from those series of events. But, at some point, we have to say, “Enough is enough! I will not be held captive by my past memories.” Choose today to move on, and not hold up your future by holding on to the past. The best is yet to come! "CROWN LIFE!"
I personally love the following statement: “You can relax. I'm not trying to take your place in the world, just simply trying to take mine!” The reason I'm so fond of this particular phrase is because it reminds me that every one of us have been given an area of gifting to dominate or gain mastery over in life. If so, then no one should ever feel threatened by anyone else if they have a strong gift or talent that is similar in regards to expertise. Their ability does nothing to prevent you from fulfilling your purpose in life. We can mutually respect and partake of each others' strengths when we realize that we're all interdependent. Truth is: We're not in competition with each other. I'm not competing against you; I'm competing against myself, in terms of my last achievement, goal, or success reached. The sooner you grasp this mindset, the sooner you can begin to maximize your potential to succeed. "CROWN LIFE!"