Life is not fair; GET OVER IT C hoose to live joyously.
Practice gratitude . STOP comparing equities and inequities.
Change what you can Live with what you cant. Accept who you are and prepare for the journey.
Stop missing your blessings while restlessly longing for a way to find happiness. Happiness is a result, not a goal.
Dedicate life to finding peace using the resources you have.Peace is not the absence of conflict, its discovering purpose.
Get a perspective on how unimportant present circumstances and situations are in comparison to the promises of eternity.
11. Action thoughts for Myth #2
The next time you think GOD can't use YOU, just remember...
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
12. More Action thoughts for Myth #2
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
John the Baptist ate bugs
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer...
AND Lazarus was dead on arrival!
No more excuses!!! Discover purpose and be motivated.
13. More Action thoughts for Myth #2
Think the best years have passed you by? Look again!
Colonel Harlan Sanders 65, left with only $305.00 / month SS - founder of KFC
Benjamin Franklin 78, when he invented Bifocal eye lenses
Winston Churchill 78, when his book won the Nobel Prize for Literature
Nelson Mandela 75, inaugurated president of So. Africa after 20 years in prison
Igor Stravinsky 87 and still doing concerts to capacity crowds
Grandma Moses 90 when she sold her first painting
Michelangelo 72 when he began his work on St. Peters Basilica
Ray Kroc 54, Restaurant supply salesman, thought he was dieing in hospital
Norman Borlang91, credited with saving 2 billion from starvation by developinghybridized corn for arid climates.
Skip Elmore 80, retired 3 times still searching!!!
There are many more so no more excuses!!!
Discover purpose and be motivated.
Youre not the author of life;you are living out providence !
Remember its a cause and effect world we live in!
14. Myth # 3
I cant find what motivates me!!!
Many find their only motivation from seeking ways to maintain lifes demands. If paying bills is your only motivation, thats what life will be about. Develop a passion for discovering a serving type purpose!!!
There are TWO master motivators :
1 - Fear / Worry;2 - Love / PassionWhich of these masters you now???
Survival fears may motivate love & passion actions. That is normal and OK if it does not become a vision destroyer.
Love and passion should also become the motivation for a creative purpose.Lets make sure that happens!!!
I am motivated by the joy of motivating others.
15. Action Steps for Myth #3
KNOW-We are each created for purpose.
Remember : Today you are you, truer then true.
Make a list of people or experiences that have been a motivational influence in your life.
When you have a season of discouragement or depression, seek out those motivators or review the memories of those lessons and experiences.
Always remember :Our greatest motivations involve a serving attitude. Our greatest reward will be the experience of JOY from being motivated to serve.
Recognize money as a tool, not a goal.
16. Myth # 4
Im trained and educated, I dont need motivation to excel.
How tois not the same as theWant to
What keeps us going??? It is not knowledge!
Its Our Character (Attitude)
Its Our Discipline Level (Priorities)
Its Our Commitment Level (Purpose)
Its Our Responsibility Level (Servanthood)
17. Action Steps for Myth #4
Eight questions to guide our motivation:
Who has helped you build goodcharacter ?
Whosecharacterare you helping to build?
Who has helped you to havecommitment ?
Whosecommitmentlevel are you building?
Who taught youdisciplinedwork ethics?
Who is observing yourdisciplinepattern?
Who taught you to takeresponsibility ?
Who is learningresponsibilityfrom you?
18. Myth # 5
Believing in myself is the onlyencouragement Ill ever need.
The truth : We will thrive on feedback from others. Cultivate an environment that encourages it.
Know this : You dont know everything that could apply to accomplishing your goals and visions.
Pride and ego are the enemies of information, knowledge and wisdom