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Make Your Greatest Discovery Today

March 2, 2015 2 Comments

Greates Discovery“One of the great discoveries of man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford, quoted by John Maxwell in Mentoring 101

The greatest limiters in life are the doubts we have about our self. (Click to Tweet)

We think of some great dream or new project we want to take on and the first person to attack the possibility of success is our self. We allow fear of success and past failures to rise up and become the dominate voice in our life. This should not be so.

 It is a great feeling when we accomplish that dream that we thought we could not. Like Ford said, it surprises us when we prove our self wrong.

 How to make your greatest discovery?

  • Be OK with the possibility of failure. With great risk comes the potential for great success
  • Realize that in most cases you can do a lot more than you think you can
  • Be a lifelong learner. Yes this has become somewhat of a cliché but it really is crucial that we are always learning, always growing. In this lifetime we really never arrive.
  • Surround yourself with positive people – Make sure positive people are the ones you allow to speak over and into your life. Don’t open the door for negative people to influence you.
  • Eliminate other sources of negative input, especially media. I used to love talk radio. However, despite how passionate these talking heads are about their cause, their success is based on stirring the pot. They want you to be upset and to do so they have to promote the negative. I admit there is a lot that needs to be fixed with our political arena but focusing on the negative will never make that change. It will only wear you down.
  • Go for it – I know another cliché. However, at some point you have to rise up and move forward.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7 (NIV)

Yes in this verse Jesus is talking about seeking and finding him; however, I have found this verse really is a life principle. You tend to find what you are looking for. If you look for an excuse to not chase your dream, I promise you will find that excuse. If you look for the negative, that is what you will find. Start looking every day for the positive; look every day for the good.

Quit speaking against yourself; step out in your fear and prove yourself wrong.

Make your greatest discovery that yes, you can do it. (Click to Tweet)

 So what will you discover today? What are you afraid you can’t do? Tell me about it in the comments below.

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About the Author:

I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story. I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 30 years. We currently live in McDonough Georgia with our daughter. Our two boys have left the nest and we have two wonderful grand kids. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Bear.