Merry Christmas Reproducers,
I was thinking about gifts. Giving and receiving them. This time of year, we often go to great effort to find the perfect gift for those we love. Money and energy is spent loosely during this time because we want to make an impression on the receiver. We make sure it’s wrapped perfectly. We make sure it fits their personality and we hope they will like it. In our minds, we hope the receiver will find it helpful or useful in some way.
Well, we also can receive gifts that cannot be wrapped. Those gifts were not paid for with dollars and cents. And while they cannot be wrapped, they still can be as helpful or as useful as a gift we spent time shopping for. Sometimes gifts are bestowed upon us with the idea that we will creatively find ways to make it work in our lives or in the lives of other people.
I wonder what you would do if you were given such a gift. Would you except and embrace a gift that was not bought with money? A gift that was given to inspire you to influence other people…Or would you allow fear or uncertainty to prevent you from opening and exploring a gift that you may be uncomfortable acknowledging you have?
Are you the person with a gift that you are afraid to use? Listen to my most recent podcast that will hopefully inspire you to creatively utilize the gift that was chosen and fashioned just for you.
I hope you all are well and multiplying your greatness!
I decided to take a few moments to write a few words to encourage you on your journey. So I want to leave with you my favorite quote and 3 words that come to mind when I think of said quote.
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
William H. Murray
COMMITTMENT: If you are not willing to commit to follow-through, then you’re wasting your time.
CONSISTENCY: Routinely make small contributions to “The Thing”
WILLINGNESS TO FAIL: You can’t succeed without there being some sort of failure of disappointment along the way.
Listen to the podcast…hope it blesses you!
So I was pondering. Why would someone with the career of their dreams, incredible health and great friends and family want to jump out of their safe place and into uncharted territory? One reason…If I do not…I will die.
Have you ever had that feeling? You know, a longing that something so much bigger than you has hold of your heart-strings and will not let go? That something keeps you awake at night? That something consumes your drive to work, consumes your quiet time, overtakes you when you’re busy doing other things?
It’s your life urging you to complete your purpose. That’s passion. You didn’t give it to yourself. You shouldn’t try to quench it. It is not meant to be ignored. There is only one thing you can do with an urge to increase beyond where you are…
EXPLORE IT. DEVELOP IT. MANIFEST IT. THEN… REPRODUCE IT.