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Being Committed To Excellence

Philippians 4 :19 "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Jesus Christ."

Making a Decision To Be The Best!

"The quality of a person's life will be determined by the depth of their commitment to excellence, no matter what their chosen field."

Vince Lombardi

It's a fact that life pays superior rewards only for superior performances. There is nothing more exciting than to have a break out moment where you see yourself achieving great things and then positioning yourself to do something about it. As we reach out for excellence in all areas of our lives we will start to feel differently about ourselves and perform at a higher level. Knowing that average performances pay average rewards, we need to set ourselves up to go high performance and make the decision to start today.

Having Boundless Energy!

Keys to an Energy Filled Lifestyle!

"Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learned to distinguish between what you can and can't control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible!" Epictetus

Let's work on building energy to succeed in life!

They take on projects almost effortlessly, they have excitement in everything they do, it seems like once they start there is no stopping them… who are these people you ask… they are people with boundless energy. It is just like with everything else in life, the area of acquiring energy has to be developed in your life. Boundless energy is no accident in your life… it is something that needs to be worked on. Some people are genetically better off, but everyone to some degree needs to work to maintain energy. As young people we are full of energy but as time goes on we need a plan to maintain it.

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It's All About Action, Becoming The One That Steps Out!

James 2:18 "But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do!"

Becoming The One That Steps Out!

"What ever you can do or dream you can; begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!" -Goethe

You can have everything successful that life has to offer… an education, a fine job, a home, a family and still not be fulfilled. There is an area called your purpose for living, which often gets overlooked in our quest to find success as others find it. We are not created the same and what might be great for some might not be so great for us. When Colonel Sanders retired from his job, he wasn't fulfilled yet in life, he had a product to sell and as history tells it, he knocked on over 1000 doors before someone bought into it. I thank God that he was persistent enough to put the action needed to fulfill his dream… for without him, I would not have my Kentucky Fried Chicken, which I love so much.

Turning Back The Clock!

You Can Reclaim Your Youth!

Philippians 4:19 "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!"

"I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there!" Michael Jordon

People will say all sorts of things when you ask them what makes them happy… some will say good relationships … others will say going places or achieving certain goals. But none of this can be greatly fulfilling if you are not in the physical shape needed to enjoy it. Good health and physical strength are huge components when it comes to the levels of our happiness.

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Walking In Complete Confidence

II Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and a sound mind!”

Being Unstoppable In All You Do!

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them!”

Walt Disney

There is an area in life that can be a great hindrance to all that we are meant to do… that area is the level of confidence we have. Your confidence matters more than anything else when it comes to success. We fail ourselves when we don’t realize how important developing our confidence truly is. What I am hoping to do here is to explore and get answers to a topic that I feel many of us struggle with.

Having the right kind of confidence can be the “difference maker” when it comes to taking action in your life. So many people are stuck; they have great ideas, they have the skills, but they lack the confidence to achieve what they want. To continue in life lacking confidence, can leave you feeling trapped with no place to go. It can be like not having any dreams and goals at all, for there is no way to obtain them.

Your Motivation In Life!

Why You Do What You Do!

"Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habits allowed steadily gain in strength. At first it may be as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted, it soon binds us with chains of steel." Tryon Edwards

There is a reason why some people have such a hard time achieving what they want in life. The reason is that there are two types of people in this world and your success will depend greatly as to which group you allow yourself to be placed in. Without knowing, people get themselves into a group that I like to call The Feelers… having a knowledge or some good direction in life will allow you to be in the other group, which I like to call The Doers.

Finding The Power In Thankfulness!

Being Grateful Saves Lives!

I Thessalonians 5:18 "... give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus!"
"The moment we find thankfulness in any area of life, is the moment we have not only conquered, but also put ourselves in position, to receive the blessings of God." - Don Schaefer

It was about 30 years ago that I had to learn a powerful lesson in life that has truly opened up a great deal of opportunity for me. At that time I was taught that problems were good for me and I first said to myself "You got to be kidding me!" In my infinite wisdom prior, I always became terribly upset when issues came my way not realizing that they are blessings being sent from our Creator. Some of you are probably thinking that Don has lost his mind... stay with me on this and let's see if we can uncover some nuggets of thought here.

Inspirational Quotes From Famous People

Some of these may be familiar, others may not. I found these here: Inspirational One Liners. Feel free to click on the link if you want to see more.

"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." - Bertrand Russell

"No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"A mistake is only a mistake if you don't learn from it." - Origin Unknown

"There is none so blind as those who will not listen." - William Slater

"Do not walk behind me, I may not lead. Do not walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." - Albert Camus

"Difficulty is not an obstacle, it is merely an attribute". - Wal Sakaluk

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry S Truman

"A person who graduated yesterday and stops studying today is uneducated tomorrow." - Origin unknown

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