We each have THE choice to make every day, almost every moment. Will we be an Excuse finder or Solution miner?
I am convinced most events wavers around Prado’s law (80/20 – 20/80) most of the time, sooner rather later. Success, however YOU define in accord with nature is about 20% what happens to you and 80% what you happen to life.
We can choose to get BITTER or BETTER. Just one letter makes a huge difference. I is for Injustice. E if for Enthusiasm.
If we look at obstacles as the path to victory, if we re-learn – re-adjust – re-launch we no doubt will we end up winners. Easily said, hard to do – but all the well worth it for what is the alternative? Mediocrity at best.
Winners make it happen. Losers let it happen. The ignorant might wonder what just happened.
Personally, left to my own…I stand half a chance, maybe. But that’s where IT STARTS. However, teaming up makes ALL the difference. I can’t think of a better partner than God (Love the song ‘me and God’ by Josh Turner). Get dependent upon Him. Then get interdependent amongst other growth minded people.
There is a Superhero in everyone and it all starts with positive solution focused ATTITUDE and culminates with effective sufficient and sometime massive ACTION.
Flip that coin upside right and find a way to win NOW!
It’s what separates us from the animals…Stephen Covey teaches on this very well. The time between an action and reaction is critical. Compounding good decisions is what true success is all about.
My take: Life is full of extremes and diversity. Here we see the LORD is seated high above us (hopefully that is not a new revelation) but thank God He regards the lowly. When we intentionaly decrease our self, our pride, our person hood it makes room for Him to increase.
I have heard it said, being humble is not thinking less of youself but rather thinking of yourself less…and others more. Or as the late great Zig Ziglar was found of saying, ‘you can get out of life what you want by helping people get what they want’. That certainly goes for God too doesn’t? When we focus on Him, He in turn makes greater concern with us.
This Scripture sure seems relevant and practical where as the brother of Jesus wrote
Gotta get down to get up, get down to get up, down to get up again. Spiritual exercise!
So that was fun to write…now the hard part begins…to live it out.
My prayer: Heavenly Father in Heaven above, please have mercy upon me while I am encased in this flesh. Please remember the virus of sin was in me before I was born. The 1st Adam infected all of us. May I remember You made provision to rise out of that. The 2nd Adam cured. Thank you Jesus for sharing Your victory. Your Word says, ‘greater is He that is in me than he who is in the world.’ Help me live it out loud!