Success

Change Your Motivation 

It has been said, “Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.”ii  I think this truth has been lost in the world today.  People run around trying to accumulate things.  They work long hours in an effort to get more stuff.  They sacrifice time spent with family and friends to feel successful.  What is the fruit of all this materialism?  Everywhere marriages are falling apart; children who never get the benefit of a relationship with their parents, and emptiness and despair as people reach for more of everything. 

What’s Your Purpose? 

We are taught at an early age that if we try hard enough we can be whatever we want.  I do believe this, to a certain extent, but it misses the point of real success.  Yes, if I spend my life working 14 hours a day, 7 days a week staying on top of all the financial journals and magazines, neglecting my wife and kids, forgoing real opportunities to do good in society and to help others then there is a very real possibility that I can be successful in making some money.  If I did this, though, I would be miserable and so would everyone around me.  I would add no real value to the world.  I would just be a slave to what I think success is. 

My Experience With Success

As we begin our journey, I would like to share with you my personal experiences with success as the world and popular society defines it and what I have come to know as true, lasting and real success.  My journey began, like everyone else, as a child.  It’s when we are young and impressionable that our beliefs, attitudes and behaviors are formed.  They affect the rest of our lives, and for many people, it is never realized that they may develop these characteristics in an atmosphere that isn’t or wasn’t supportive of real success. 

Thoughts

 

Selfish or Selfless

God does not bless self-centered ambition. It doesn’t matter what you learned in church. Your pastor got it wrong. He DOES bless selfless obedience! Stop living for yourself behind a hidden agenda of “doing the Lords work.” You’re not fooling anyone. Michael at R2W

God Not Government

If there is anything the past few years has taught me, it is the importance of being prepared. Since 2018 my family has experienced several blizzards, a micro-burst and other severe weather related events. These situations have caused disruptions in our everyday lives; in many cases for at least a week or more. We have …

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Cloned

You tried so hard to be different but you ended up like everyone else. Michael at R2W

Better Than?

Sometimes when you stand in faith you don’t get answered prayers… You get something better! Michael at R2W

Money & Success

It is my belief that any program of success would be incomplete without a discussion about money and finances or more commonly referred to, as economics.  I am not including this principle because money is a measure of success, but because if we learn to manage and use our money correctly, we can do so …

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Seeing

  I can help you remove the blindfold I can encourage you to open your eyes But I can’t make you see Michael at R2W

Accept Truth

  Would you accept the truth even if it made you uncomfortable? Michael at R2W

Take Care of You

It is your responsibility to take care of your health.  No one else is going to do it; so don’t expect them to.  Whether you just ran the Boston Marathon and only need a gentle reminder or you haven’t moved off the couch or eaten a green bean in years, let’s go through this principle …

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Stay Strong

The evil continue to overtake the weak. You stay strong last day warrior! Michael at R2W

Willingness

Willingness is the source of possibility. Just be willing… Michael at R2W

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