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19 December 2016

Little Things Matter

10 REASONS PEOPLE LOSE THEIR PASSION.

  1. SOMETHING PRECIOUS BECOMES FAMILIAR
  2. PEER PRESSURE
  3. LIVING IN A PASSIVE SOCIETY
  4. APATHY- LACK OF INTEREST
  5. UNBALANCED SCHEDULE
  6. UN-REPENTED SIN
  7. UNRESOLVED ISSUES
  8. UNSUPPORTED LIFESTYLE
  9. UNDERNOURISHED SPIRIT
  10. UNCLEAR PURPOSE

5 REASONS WE ARE ON THIS EARTH

  1. FOR GOD’S PLEASURE
  2. FOR GOD’S FAMILY
  3. TO BECOME LIKE CHRIST
  4. TO SERVE HIM
  5. FOR A MISSION

ONE OF THE BIGGEST HURDLES WE FACE IN FINDING SUCCESS IS HAVING A MICROWAVE MENTALITY – FALSE EXPECTATIONS

THE REALITY IS THAT 
THE ONLY PATH TO SUCCESS IS THROUGH A CONTINUUM OF MUNDANE, UNSEXY, UNEXCITING, AND SOMETIMES DIFFCULT DAILY DISCIPLINES COMPOUNDED OVER TIME.

SUCCESS AND FAILURE IS SEPARATED BY A VERY THIN LINE. 
AND THAT THIN LINE IS USUALLY REPRESENTED BY YOUR ABILITY TO DO THE SMALL THINGS ON A DAILY BASIS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS.

WHAT IS THE COMPOUND EFFECT??

DEFINITION: THE PRINCIPLE OF REAPING HUGE REWARDS FROM A SERIES OF SMALL, SMART CHOICES (LITTLE THINGS MATTER). SUCCESS IS EARNED IN THE MOMENT TO MOMENT DECISIONS THAT IN THEMSELVES MAKE NO VISIBLE DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER, BUT THE ACCUMULATED COMPOUNDING EFFECT IS PROFOUND

THE COMPOUND EFFECT IS ALWAYS WORKING. YOU CAN EITHER CHOSOSE TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU OR YOU CAN IGNORE IT AND EXPERIENCE THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THIS POWERFUL PRINCIPLE

THERE ARE (3) ELEMENTS THAT DIRECTLY IMPACT THE COMPOUND EFFECT IN OUR DAILY LIVES.

  1. CHOICES WE ALL COME INTO THIS WORLD NAKED SCARED AND IGNORANT. AFTER THAT… THE LIFE WE END UP WITH IS USUALLY SIMPLY AN ACCUMULATION OF ALL THE CHOICES WE MAKE. CHOICES ARE AT THE ROOT OF EVERY ONE OF OUR RESULTS.
  1. BEHAVIOR – IS WHAT YOU ALLOW PEOPLE TO SEE. IF YOU SAY YOU ARE A DEDICATED SERVANT IN THE MUSIC MINISTRY BUT YOU ALWAYS SHOW UP TO REHEARSALS LATE AND UNPREPARED, YOUR BEHAVIOR WILL RAT YOU OUT EACH AND EVERY TIME. OUR BEHAVIOR IS THE ACTIONS PEOPLE USE TO JUDGE AND ASSES OUR CHARACTER.

Matthew 5:16 – “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (NIV)
1 Peter 2:12 – “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” (NIV)

  1. HABIT: A HABIT IS A ROUTINE OF BEHAVIOR THAT IS REPEATED REGULARLY AND TENDS TO OCCUR SUBCONSCIOUSLY

CREATE POOR HABITS AND YOU WILL END UP WITH POOR RESULTS

IF THE HABIT IS GOOD IT TAKE US DOWN ONE PATH. IF IT’S BAD OR DESTRUCTIVE, IT TAKES US DOWN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PATH.

WE MUST CREATE ROUTINES OR SYSTEMS OF ACTION THAT BECOME BENEFICIAL HABITS OVER TIME.

EACH CHOICE STARTS A BEHAVIOR THAT OVER TIME BECOMES A HABIT

THERE IS NO LUCK IN ACHIEVING SUCCESS

PREPARATION (PERSONAL GROWTH) + ATTITUDE (MINDSET) + OPPORTUNITY (A GOOD THING COMING YOUR WAY) + ACTION (DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT) = LUCK

IT IS OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE THAT YOU FIGURE OUT WHICH BEHAVIORS ARE BLOCKING THE PATH THAT LEADS YOU TO YOUR DESTINATION AND WHICH BEHAVIORS WILL HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH AND ACHIEVE SUCCESS.

IF THERE ARE TWO DISCIPLINES THAT CAN GIVE YOU AN ADVANTAGE IS THE ABILITY TO BE CONSISTENT AND PATIENT.

ANOTHER ELEMENT THAT HAS A HUGE IMPACT ON US IS INFLUENCE

OUR CHOICES, BEHAVIORS, AND HABITS ARE INFLUENCED BY VERY POWERFUL EXTERNAL FORCES.

  1. WHAT YOU FEED YOUR MIND (IT IS A PROVEN FACT THAT WE ARE A RESULT OF THE THINGS WE FEED OUR MIND. GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT) WHATEVER YOU ARE ALLOWING YOURSELF TO HEAR AND SEE IS WHAT YOU ARE ALLOWING TO INFLUENCE YOUR THOUGHTS.
  1. THE PEOPLE YOU SPEND TIME WITH (MANY TIME THE PEOPLE WE ASSOCIATE OURSELVES WITH DON’T APPROPRIATELY REFLECT THE DREAMS/GOALS WE HAVE FOR OURSELVES) (MISERY LOVES COMPANY AND SOMETIMES WE CANT GET OUT OF A HOLE BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WE ARE LEANING ON ARE IN THE SAME HOLE WITH US) THE DAILY CHANGES ARE SO SUBTLE THAT YOUR PROGRESS CAN GO UN-NOTICED EVERYONE IS AFFECTED BY THREE KINDS OF INFLUENCES.
  1. YOUR SURROUNDINGS (CHANGING YOUR VIEW CHANGES YOUR PERSPECTIVE, CHANGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE CHANGES YOUR ATTITUDE, CHANGING YOUR ATTITUDE AFFECTS THE CHOICES YOU MAKE WHICH IN TURN AFFECT YOUR BEHAVIOR WHICH CREATE HABITS THAT WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE)

MANY TIMES WE ALLOW OUR INFLUENCES TO DETERMINE OUR ABILITY THAT IT CAN BE DONE.

BUT YOUR WHY WILL ALWAYS TRUMP YOUR HOW – IF YOUR WHY IS STRONG ENOUGH THE HOW BECOMES IRRELEVANT.

THAT IS WHY UNDERSTANDING YOUR PURPOSE AND REDISCOVERING YOUR PASSION IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF ACHIEVING YOUR DESTINY AND YOUR DESIRED RESULTS.

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