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Keys to a successful living. Most important topic. The topic of success is widely discussed, debated and desperately desired This is the most important topic I will ever handle in church; Therefore pay particular attention; You have to make a decision to put it practice.
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Most important topic • The topic of success is widely discussed, debated and desperately desired • This is the most important topic I will ever handle in church; • Therefore pay particular attention; • You have to make a decision to put it practice. • The story of Stanslavsky Lech in Krakow • The difference only happens when we put what we hear in practice (John 13:17). • Examples two people:
Motivation to change • Change in your life only takes place when you are motivated to change, make a decision to change and consistently act on the information that motivated you to change. • It is not the big things we do once in while that make who we are, it is the little things we do consistently. • Dieting once or twice in weak does not make loose weight.
Questions on Success • Why do we want to be successful? • What is success? • How many people here think they are already successful and why? • How many people think they are not successful and why?
Definition of Success • Dictionary Definition of success: • Success is achieving the goal that one has set for himself; it is achieving what you have been desiring. • My definition of success: • Success is achieving physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, spiritual wellbeing while maximizing your potential.
CHARECTERISTICS OF SUCCESS • MANY PEOPLE SEE SUCCESS ONLY IN TERMS OF MATERIAL POSSESSIONS; • SUCCESS IS MULTIDIMENTIONAL • SUCCESS IS PROGRESSIVE - IT IS A JOURNEY AND NOT A DESTINATION; • SUCCESS IS NOT AUTOMATIC – IT MUST BE PLANNED FOR; • SUCCESS COSTS – IF IT WAS NOT SO MANAY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL • MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE • IT IS PERSONAL • IT IS FIRST INTERNAL AND THE EXTERNAL • IT IS FIRST VERTICAL AND THEN HORIZONTAL
MULTIDIMENSIONAL NATURE OF SUCCESS • PHYSICAL ASPECT – IT IS DIFFICULT TO FEEL SUCCESS WHEN YOU ARE SICKLY • INTELLECTUAL ASPECT – ABILITY TO EXPAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THINGS – ACQUISITION OF KDG. • EMOTIONAL ASPECT – ACHIEVING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE; • SOCIAL ASPECT – ABILITY TO GET ALONG WITH OTHERS OR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS;
MULTIDIMENSION NATURE OF SUCCESS • FINANCIAL ASPECT – ABILITY TO MEET YOUR BASIC NEEDS AND DESIRES OR WANTS; • SPIRITUAL SUCCESS – ULTIMATELY HAVING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS ULTMATE SUCCESS- WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN---
Implications of success God • Success is first vertical and then horizontal Lk 2:52 Self People
Implications of the definition of success • It helps you to be content without being complacent • There is something to be grateful about your life today; • It helps live in the present without ignoring the future; • Some people live only the past, others present only while others still only live in the future; • It enables you have good success Josh 1:8
Helps you to live a balanced life • It makes you to maximise your potential
WHAT POTENTIAL IS? • Potential is the DORMANT or untapped power and abilities in you. • The story of an eaglet among chickens • We only use 10% of our potential the rest goes to the grave, • Those who use 20% are called geniuses. • The storage capacity of your mind can fill two twin towers; • Most people can do more than they think they can. • The power to create is in us Eph 3:20; • You should know the power of the mind.
Human Potential • You cannot exhaust your potential if you lived 100 lifetimes. • Your brain has 20 billion cells, each of which is connected to as many as 20,000 other cells. The possible combinations of ideas, thoughts, insights that you can generate are; equivalent to the number of one followed by eight pages of zeros (Brian Tracy, 2004).
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519) • He was an Italian polymath: architect, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, inventor mathematician, musician, and painter; • He notably conceptually inventing a helicopter, a tank, the use of concentrated solar power, • a calculator, a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics, (earth movements) • the double hull (safety of ship), and many others. • Relatively few of his designs were constructed or were feasible during his lifetime.
Evelyn Glennie- World Most Outstanding Percussionist Profoundly deaf but feels vibrations through her feet, legs, hair, scalp and cheekbones
Reasons for wanting successful • Convenience • Prestige • Happiness