Think BIG, Think God. 

 Kim Beckham’s message at the East Texas Leadership Summit 2018 provided a blueprint for me to take action in an area of my life, that brought me success on huge level.”

This was a quote sent to me by a young lady, who heard me speak at a local leadership event. I shared in the speech some key truths from my soon to be published book,“Game Changers, The People, Places and Ideas That Change Your Life.”  She wrote down five of them and put them to work. Just like I do when I coach people, I encouraged the participants in the seminar that knowledge is only useful when we put it to work. This woman did just that and she landed a new job with a huge increase in pay.

In my last blog, I wrote about her use of the concept I coached her on, which was overcoming fear by developing faith.  

Today, I want to share the third concept I shared with the group, which was Think Big, Think God.

What would happen if you took the lid off your vision for your life? What if you started thinking big?

Why don’t you 10x your life? There is a popular strategy going around called “10x.”   You can watch YouTube videos about it and there are entire books written about the subject.  The core teaching of this strategy is to take whatever goal you are thinking of setting and multiply it by 10 times.  For example, If your goal is to raise your net worth by $10,000 in 2019, what would you do differently if you were to 10 times that goal to an $100,000 increase? You might not get to $100,000, but you get a lot further than the $10,000, because you would be thinking completely different strategies.   The point of the 10x exercise is to get you thinking at a higher level, to get you to “Think Big!”

Are you thinking too small?   Why would you limit God by asking for small things?

William Carey, one of the greatest Christian missionary leaders of all timesaid,

“We insult God with the smallness of our prayers.”

Why not think big and ask big?

  • Why ask for a good job, when you could ask for the best job of your life?
  • Why ask to get stronger financially, when you could ask to double your net worth?
  • Why ask for your family to be happy, when you could ask for your family to impact generations?
  • Why ask God to help your ministry grow 10%, when you could ask to impact your entire city?
  • Why ask God to help you survive another year, when you could ask for God to make 2019 the best year of your life?

Do you get the point?  The lady in my class at the East Texas Professionals Conference did and you landed the job of her dreams.

Why don’t you follow her lead and start “Thinking Big, Thinking God!”

 

 

 

ARE YOU AS LOVEABLE AS DANNY?

TO CLAIM THE REAL YOU – ELIMINATE NEGATIVE SELF-TALK

 

To allow yourself to step forward and claim your worth in the world, you need to overcome lingering beliefs about your self-worth.  How can you boldly put yourself in the public eye if you are being slammed by critical statements within your mind?   Do you have doubts about being worthy of God’s blessings?  Do you fear that you are not good enough, smart enough, talented enough to achieve your goals?  Even worse, do you constantly tell yourself these things?

This negative self-talk has to stop because:

  • You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
  • You are the only person exactly like you in the entire universe.
  • You were put here with unique gifts and talents with which to bless the world.
  • You are just as worthy of success as anyone else.

For a primer in self-esteem study, let’s look at the career of actor, Danny DeVito. DeVito’s short stature is the result of a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth in those afflicted.  This diminutive actor has won the hearts and minds of millions in spite of his unorthodox appearance.  If Danny can refuse limiting beliefs about his success, so can you.

Realize that how you feel about yourself could be putting a “lid” on your success.   Search your mind for any trace of poor self-esteem and commit to purging it from your life.

Things to remember to overcome poor self-esteem:Remember everyone is a jerk sometimes.

  • Remember that your past does not have to predict your future.
  • Remember that you are a work in process and cut yourself some slack.
  • Remember that if you disqualify yourself, someone who needs your gifts will miss out.
  • Remember that mistakes and failures are part of life.

Past mistakes and failures are not disqualifiers for success.  In fact, they are usually a prerequisite for real impact in the world.  Do a quick study of some of the game changing leaders from history and you will see that all of them overcame something on their path to success.

Decide today that you are going to boldly go after your dreams.  Refuse to allow any false beliefs to limit your success.  Danny DeVito has legions of fans.  Why don’t you put yourself out there and see how many people will love you, too?