Anger. Fear. Dealing with people that rub you the wrong way…. All are distractions from what you are working for. These are the things that keep you from accomplishing the goal. Alter your perception of what the win is. Look at the win as being able to overcome emotion to reach your target! Don’t get distracted. Don’t put stock or confidence in your emotions…your flesh. As soon as your emotion gets the best of you…you loose focus. What helps me remember this is…
Phillipians 3 2-3
2Watch out for those dogs, those people who do evil, those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved. 3 For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort,
Most of us fear change. Even more of us fear change when it may mean we have to compete or out shine someone else. We just don’t want to be bothered with it. Well fortunately growth and earning the life many of us want requires us to face the fear and move into our new destined position. To do this first of all we have to think differently about ourselves and what we are capable of. These are some of the things I will be speaking about on my new Youtube series The Mogul Minute. From Sports tips to leadership we will try and cover it all.
Whether business, life, or sports moving is something every one of us has battled with. To help, I thought I would give you a quick word outlining one thing winners do and why they win instead of just watch? This post is your official permission to jump. Once you hear it ask yourself….are you a winner or a watcher.
At what point does your desperation for your dreams begin? If you think about your life and the what if’s…when did just waiting for better prove, not to be enough. During the Olympics millions watched Shaunae Miller not only chase but physically leap for what she knew was supposed to be hers despite pain, physical discomfort, or embarrassment. Many times we want God to lay out, put out, and show out for us when we aren’t willing to even speak his name in public. Why would God go harder for your dream than you are willing too? When is just enough not enough?
Someone said to me this past weekend in a leadership session I was attending that they had recently been motivated by the question, “Do you have FAITH for the MIDDLE?” At first, it sounded like it made no sense. But as she explained what she meant I felt like it was exactly what I needed to hear at the time. At what point does your faith fizzle?
You see we often start out of the gate motivated and on fire to get better. We even tend to find the additional strength to push through when we see the end in sight. But what happens in between when things don’t move the way you feel like they should? What happens when it doesn’t look like you are moving in the right direction or even moving at all? Do you have faith for the middle? Hard work doesn’t always ensure a win, but what it does, is guarantee 3 things.
1. Your struggles will make you stronger.
2. Your losses will make you smarter (if you learn from them).
3. You are priming your current situation to change or get better.
You see the excitement of the vision is just the beginning. It’s easy to push yourself when you know the win is in sight. But the PLAN and work that is put in during those seemingly unproductive moments are when you learn, grow, and ultimately get the tools you need for the next test. Ask any successful leader when they learn the most and quite often you will hear that it wasn’t in the wins but during the losses. That’s how they became successful. So the next time you begin to feel like you are making no progress I want you to begin to think of that moment as the richest, most valuable part of the process. Look back at where you started. Assess what you know now. Take just a second to appreciate your own progress. And recalibrate to finish the test.
– Travis Corpening
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Dreams. Dominic Santana, star of the highly anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic, “All Eyes On Me” has just reached one of his dreams. Santana plays the role of Suge Knight in the film and during our conversation explains that this role has been life changing. Prior to this he’s taken on T.V roles shows such as The Game, and “Love for Sale” starring R&B singer Maya.
When God gives you purpose…There is no choice to be made, or question to be asked. The start may not be perfect but if you remember who you do it for, you wont stop. Your victory is just a matter of time. The Mission. #LIVECHOSEN