We all have our own version of living on the edge of adventure – saving the world from the ticking bomb of destruction – preventing the evils of the world from attacking our loved ones – revolutionizing humanity as we know it.
Sometimes our powers lay dormant under the mask of monotony, ego, self esteem, pride, current situations, mediocre thinking, or even just our day to day lives. So many people have the ability to add value onto the world, to live the life of impact, and create greatness.
But sometimes we just get stuck. Sometimes we need an awaking.
Well what if you could unlock your true power? What if you could tap into the superpowers you know you have? What does that actually take to reach your full potential and make a difference? Is it being challenged? Is it creating goals? Is it maintaining the high purpose? What is it that drives you to take action?
You need to investigate how to create that fire to your incredibly powerful potential. You know your talents, but how do you unleash them? You know your dreams, your passions, and your gifts. Tap into them, take heart, and try.
Grace and mercy are two of the greatest gifts from God. For clarification, they are two very different things and important to distinguish. The difference between grace and mercy is that grace is the gift of freedom from the penalty of which we don’t deserve, and mercy is forgiveness from what we do deserve. For example, grace is not punishing a baby for crying, mercy is not punishing a man who chose to commit murder. Grace involves unconscious and unpreventable naivety, mercy involves conscious willing intent or conscious reluctant action through weakness.
Grace: Grace is not deserved. It is also not earned. Grace is a gift. It is an extension of patience and trust through our imperfect human nature.
Mercy: Mercy is the sparing of the harm or punishment one deserves for sin. Similar to grace, it is not earned, however, it is deserved. It is the moment one is given another chance even though everything points to guilt.
Communication is the most important word in our known language. The ability to communicate is imperative. If we cannot communicate, we cannot exist. All living creatures have their own filters by which they interact. This can make communicating a blessing, or a curse. We must attune into our own and other’s senses, and use them to the best or our abilities to communicate effectually.
Our human consciousness of touch, taste, feelings, sight, hearing, thinking, smelling, and doing are the means to a purposeful life. These are all traits, learned and/or instinctual, which are essential to relationships, leadership, and your effectiveness. It is noteworthy here, that everyone is different and sees the world separately.
There are many definitions, insights and interpretations of success; People place different perceptions on what they believe success means. E.g. money, quality time, happiness, helping others, a good job, roles, family, heaven, health, a big house, a nice car, friends, etc.
Success, in its fundamental construal, is simple. It is really just getting what you want.
The problem is, is that many people don’t really know what they want, and if people do know what they want, they don’t know why they want it, how to get it, or even believe that they can have it.
This book defines the abilities to help you get what you want, from desire to legacy.
Who are you, really? What do you really, really, really, really, really, really want? REALLY! Define it. What drives you? What is your purpose? What makes you, you? What impact do you want to leave? How do you want people to think of you? How do you want to think of yourself? What makes you happy? What do you like to do? What is your passion? What are your fears? How do you want to contribute to society? How do you want to change the world? How can you affect the greatest number of people in the greatest way? Why do you do what you do now?
Who – Are – You?
Success is really just getting what you want. So, what do you want? Really? What do you really really really really really want? That’s all.
What are your implied abilities?
To set goals | To focus on what you want | To realize your purpose | To soul-seek | To find your reason why | To envision | To develop a passion | To see it through | To gain endurance | To remind | To cling on to what you want | To create | To have a positive mindset | To change | To take the journey | To start somewhere | To learn | To overcome fear | To be new | To adapt | To grow | To live | To experience | To build | To thrive | To chase your dreams | To find | To sustain | To measure | To manifest | To create | To manage risk | To risk | To chase | To weigh opportunity costs | To determine worth | To be smart | To measure | To find | To sustain | To think | To make a decision | To understand probability and impact | To choose | To take action | To do | To experience | To work | To have a mission | To create results | To manifest | To apply | To list | To fly | To determine precedence of priority | To earn | To understand worth | To honor | To appreciate | To understand why | To get to the next level | To be considerate | To be grateful | To be humble | To face adversity | To prepare | To handle conflict | To fight | To protect | To become stronger | To figure it out | To know worth | To retaliate | To solve | To build endurance | To overcome | To find integrity | To do the right thing | To trust | To sacrifice | To live up to your word | To uphold reputation | To under promise and over deliver | To take ownership | To set realistic expectations | To manage resources | To control | To accept what you cannot control | To coordinate | To get the job done | To think creatively | To realize external and internal abilities | To manage | To use | To communicate | To be competitive | To diversify | To mitigate risk | To hedge | To multiply | To be different | To win | To care | To unite | To work with | To leverage | To build relationships | To use strengths | To understand relativity | To help others get what they want in conjunction with what you want | To teach | To lead | To add value to others | To help others help you | To attain an EQ and an IQ | To leverage | To be an example | To give | To be mindful | To follow | To help | To be wise | To nurture | To lead | To understand ethics | To internalize other’s motives | To choose between the lesser of evils | To attempt to find constructive solutions for all stakeholders | To be true | To have high moral standards | To communicate | To attune to senses | To listen | To understand | To get a point across | To be clear and concise | To relate | To avoid failure | To find success | To try | To choose to win | To face trials and tribulations | To take a chance | To learn to set boundaries | To understand law, grace and mercy | To comprehend the results of sin | To know what is right and wrong | To feel good | To forgive | To give more chances | To not judge | To be just | To learn improvement and excellence | To advance | To progress | To do your best | To continually become better | To defeat the status quo | To break records | To retain information | To process information | To learn lessons | To portray faith, hope and love | To hunt | To seek | To pursue | To understand sozo | To have best intentions | To be pure | To see the light | To have positive expectations | To continue | To retain | To agree | To find balance & health | To keep things in perspective | To work on multiple goals simultaneously | To build a foundation | To not burn out | To have priorities | To be well-rounded | To be healthy | To not impede | To live in moderation | To know your limits | To get what you want without giving something up | To get your reward | To be successful | To accomplish | To achieve | To get what you want | To celebrate | To feel proud | To continue the journey | To build upon your success | To give back | To reproduce | To re-create | To produce fruit | To have mission and purpose | To recycle | To support life | To reciprocate | To choose a recipient | To teach | To testify | To leave an impact | To be a legacy | To make memories | To not burden | To continue blessings | To make a positive difference | To affect | To leave your mark
To draw an analogy, faith, hope and love are like driving a vehicle. In order for that car to get to where it needs to go, you need to start the car, put it in gear and give it the energy source to move such a large mass. There are a lot of mechanisms that need to work together to get that car to move, but without the gas there is no movement, no power. As the car accelerates, more power is needed. There also are more risks and dangers along the way. You will face many dynamic forces. There are speed bumps, signs to different places, other people driving, weather and so forth. Life happens. You need to work with these things and use proper driving techniques to accomplish your goal. If you don’t have enough gas you won’t get there. You need to find the gas stations along the way to refuel your purpose and mission.
Ultimately, if you are able to keep driving, you get to where you want to go. When you look back you realize that love was the reason to go somewhere. Your faith and hope helped you figure it out. Without faith, hope and love, you wouldn’t have gotten there.
So, what drives you? What keeps you going? What got you going in the first place? What is your fuel, your source of power? What helps you overcome? Where are you going and why are you going there?
How big are your dreams? How far is your reach? How are you influencing your reality? How are you affecting your and others’ quality of life? What impression are you making on others? What are you improving? How are you helping? Is it worthwhile? Do you provide value? Are your dreams meaningful? What will you leave behind? How will people remember you? Do you consider yourself successful? Are you auspicious? What is your mark on the world? You need to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it and believe that you deserve it. Your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. Let your choices be driven by your hopes, not your fears; you should day-dream and not live in night-mares.
Of the most admirable traits that anyone can have is the ability to overcome. Overcoming your fears, overcoming your pain, overcoming your weaknesses, overcoming your shortcomings. These make you stronger.
You have a choice to defeat adversity, or let adversity defeat you. You see, it is not the obstacle, or trial, or tribulation, or hardship, or setback, or challenge that determines your character. It’s how you handle it — and move forward — that determines your character.