Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 Questions to Resolve, Desire of Purpose.

“In every Human Being, whether
emperor or cowboy, prince or pauper, philosopher or slave,
there is a mysterious something,
which he neither understands nor controls.
It may lie dormant for so long as to be almost forgotten.
It may be so repressed that the man supposes it was dead.
But one night, he is alone in the desert, under the starry sky;
One day he stands with bowed head and damp eyes beside
an open grave or, there comes an hour when he
clings with desperate instinct
to the wet rail of a storm-tossed boat, and suddenly,
out of the forgotten depths of his being,
this mysterious something leaps forth.
It over-reaches habit, it pushes aside reason,
and, with a voice that WILL NOT be denied,
it cries out its questioning and its prayer.”
                              ~Bruce Barton
                                                      What Can a Man Believe - 1927

The Source of Real Desires and Riches...
It took me near 30+ years of research, trial and error, to find the truth and hidden riches of these words by Bruce Barton. These words have to be the most powerful collection assembled to open our next discussion;
DISCOVER - Infinite Inspiration and Motivation.

In this discussion, what’s in it for you? The Obtainment of your Highest Human Potential will percolate from this source. As you will see, the discovery of and delivery of your Desire of Purpose, is what drives #CreatingPhenomenal. If You stop to review your Map to Obtainment, you will soon come to realize that Obtainment is a Value Proposition. Ambition initiates the energy flow of value, springing forth with WHO and then transforms into WHAT, followed by WHY; and only then can we exchange it for HOW. The increasing Proposition streams from, the opportunity to Be, Do, or Give more by simply becoming more... recognize 'now', that the more you give, the more you become eligible to receive.

You are today in your current circumstance because of the What thoughts, and experiences, that have carried you to this point; to this day. You can be no more and be no less than what you currently know. Twenty pages from now you will be in possession of infinitely more knowledge. When this occurs the universe will have the privilege of expecting more from you. You see it is very simple; where much is given, much is expected in return.

Thus, to Obtain your Desire of Purpose, new things will be required of you; you must expand your understanding in order to carry ‘new’ thoughts. The current goal remains to transform these new thoughts and ideas into Purpose. Yes, the delivery of your Desire of Purpose will require new thoughts of faith, transformed into courageous acts. At this particular point in your #CreatingPhenomenal cycle, you must have faith to believe that which you do not, yet,  fully understand. You must grow your knowledge such that, you no longer believe that your own limitations, your current self-limiting thoughts, are the proper measure of your limitations.

Recall, our earlier statement...

In my OneGR8Life,
it is my responsibility,
it is my duty,
to BE or to DO, or to GIVE
Anything that I Desire!

It would serve you well to memorize this statement as the first Principle towards #CreatingPhenomenal. Primary is it’s usage in the Obtainment of Highest Human Potential.

If you stopped reading right here and spent the rest of your life simply applying this single Principle, you would have a tough time not stumbling across the finish line with Desires satisfied and Riches attained. But, 'attainment' is not what we are after. 'Obtainment' of Highest Human Potential remains as our Desire of intentional focus. So let’s march on. It is significant that we understand the origin of your Desires and ultimately uncover the method to transform this thought of desire into meaningful Purpose.

5 Questions of Receivership...
In your discovery and transformation of #CreatingPhenomenal, there are 5 questions used to resolve, Desire of Purpose. These are the questions of self-receivership. My hope is that you would record these questions and initiate their response in a journal. Your journal can be as simple as a smart-phone 'notes' titled, My OneGR8Life. It is critical that you reflect on these questions and resolve yourself to a reply.

Here are the 5 Questions of Self-Receivership:
  1. Who am I?  //  Which core virtues do I intrinsically hold, within, as the core fabric of my being.
  2. What am I feeling? // You've been thinking all along that You have so much more to offer... NOW, is the time to close your eyes and capture your deepest feeling of that future achievement. Preserve this feeling: memorizing the path you took to create it, WILL allow you to return to it; as your future will require it.
  3. What am I seeing as my Passion? //  How can I serve...
  4. What am I wanting to Be, or Do, or Give?  //  Before I depart the face of the earth, I am compelled to deliver...
  5. What is my Purpose?  //  A statement of summary - an external radiation from within, a notion, idea, or thought, which becomes your Desire of Purpose; your object of transformation into it’s physical equivalence.

Keep your mind clear!  Avoid the anxiety of attempting to resolve for HOW?!? Give yourself permission to Dream, to Create, to Live. The focus of this exercise is Who and What, Only!

Remain Calm... The answer to these questions may be buried so deep, that they may seem to have been dismissed or, may have lied dormant for so long as to be almost forgotten, or may be so repressed that you suppose they were dead.

Rejoice and be filled with Gratitude... The more energy that you Give to resolve your Desire of Purpose, the more energy you will Receive to deliver your Desire of Purpose!

  So, find your moment of stillness, create your environment of prayer or meditation… Ask and receive your Desire of Purpose. Move in confidence ~ You have been encoded from birth to resolve these questions.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Opening the Door to Infinite Inspiration & Motivation

This is such an exciting time, with our Map to Obtainment in hand, you are in hot pursuit of the Obtainment of your Desire of Purpose. Thanks to our SYNC Exercise you get ready to move forward with your unique WHO values settled into place. Now we can make preparations to expand WHAT and to gain a wider understanding of HOW; to make this happen we will need to DISCOVER our infinite source of Inspiration and Motivation. This no minor task! This Inspiration and Motivation must be significant enough to overcome all future restraints.

Before we get started I want to share a story that I picked up from the sports pages of my local newspaper. It’s not a front page cover story… It’s not about crowning a champion, or a story about some heroic athletic performance; or is it? I found the story buried on page two, at the bottom. I can only guess that it was picked-up from AP writer Tim Reynolds, and used as layout filler.

It is a very heartwarming story of two total strangers, one, Mr. Jim Palma, of whom is afflicted with terminal pancreatic cancer, the second, Mr. Jim Larranaga, whom is the head men's basketball coach for the University of Miami, Hurricanes. Palma lives in Stamford, CT, Larranaga in Coral Gables, FL., the two have never met, the only tie of commonality… Palma, a WWII Navy Vet, attended the University of Miami in the 1940s. He played basketball as a freshman; He never made the Varsity squad, you don’t find his name in any official program records, he wasn't a Varsity letter-winner at the school.

Larranaga learns of Mr. Palma’s condition from a letter written by Mr. Palma’s Daughter-in-Law. Her intention, she was hoping that someone at the University could find it in their heart to forward a picture of the 2014-2015 Hurricanes basketball team. Her motivation, She wrote the letter as an act of kindness for her ailing Father-in-Law. She hoped that this picture would lift his spirits.

What happens next is a little-thing, to those who stopped reading this, it may actually have been rendered as useless. But here is the big thing… Every moment we take action, and the energy of those actions have a ripple-effect into the countless lives that we are connected to, and into the lives that those lives are connected to. If you are gaining a sense that we are all connected in some fashion or another, your premonition would be spot-on. Energy fills the space between us. It is as common to our survival, as is the oxygen which passes into our lungs.

So here is the little-thing that happens in our story… The letter finds it’s way to the Director of Operations for Men’s Basketball, Adam Fisher. Mr. Fisher advises Coach Larranaga of the letter. Coach Larranaga, then asks Fisher to find Mr. Palma, and get him on the phone.

Larranaga is a busy man! His basketball team faces Duke University in just a few short days. There are BIG details to set in place, strategies to improve upon, young athlete minds to crawl into; planting seeds of performance, time is limited and the end result is critical to the ongoing nature of the organization… does any of this sound remotely familiar?

But, a single phone call is made. The Coach reaches out to the former freshman basketball player, who walked the campus of the University of Miami over 65 years ago. During the phone conversation the Coach dedicates the Saturday, Miami vs. Duke basketball game to honor Jim Palma. As the sports story goes, Miami beat Duke on that Saturday, 90-74. As the human story goes, the next morning, Jim Palma’s energy of life was released from his body.

That energy now lives in each of you who have amused me by reading this far. Please, take that energy and recognize that little things can be huge things at the right moment. Each and every life is filled with the commonality of connected energy… each life has Immeasurable Value and Irreplaceable Purpose.

Thank-You for allowing me to be an energy source in the fabric of your life!

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Now, there is just one thing we need to cover before we head back out onto the OneGR8Life trail; we need to have a frank discussion surrounding the desire to gain the maximum return on a minimum investment…

Hold the Elevator... Please.
Do you find yourself looking for a shortcut to reach the top of the ladder? Are you thinking that you can find the elevator... if you just keep looking?

You're not alone... near 95% of us suffer from this elevator mentality. It doesn't matter if you are trying to shed a few pounds, start a business, parent your children or reconstruct a relationship. We keep looking for the elevator in hopes that our pursuit of life ambitions will become easier. You need to put this habit in check! You must come to the realization that in your search to find an easier way, you are really making things more difficult. The problem is, your elevator mentality is crushing your confidence and paralyzing the actions that you must take to truly Obtain your Highest Human Potential. Let’s both agree - You deserve better than this!! As you travel forward, you must remember... On the path to Obtaining your Desire of Purpose, there are No Elevators - You must take the stairs!

So let's face our reality...
Obtainment of Highest Human Potential is not ordinary! What you are attempting to do isn't easy. What you are attempting to do rarely, if ever, comes overnight.   I realize that initially this may Not appear to be a rosy picture. But trust me, it IS a rosy picture. I want you to think about this: realize that 90-95% of your colleagues will not face this reality. They will continue looking for the elevator. They will keep looking for a 'break' or a chance at 'luck'. That's right, most of your colleagues will keep on looking for the elevator, hoping to capture lightning in a bottle.

You on the other hand, now possess the knowledge that Obtainment, the development and delivery of your Desire of Purpose, is not easy, that Obtainment rarely comes overnight, and that Obtainment is not ordinary. This powerful knowledge leads you away from the crowd that is looking for the elevator. Once you make this move, you have begun to differentiate yourself from the ordinary. You now understand that gaining Obtainment requires us to do the things that are not easy, to do the things that most people will not ordinarily do.

I Will Obtain it…
Today is a BIG day along the path to the progressive Obtainment of your Highest Potential. Today you came to realize that Obtainment comes from taking the little steps. Today, you decided to take the first step; to stop looking for the elevator. Today you re-introduce yourself to words like - self-discipline, self-control, persistence, determination, perspiration, and focus. Today you sat up-right and said, “Hey, the Obtainment of My Highest Potential is my Responsibility, it is my Divine Duty - I Will Uncover it, I Will Discover it, and I Will Obtain it. Today, you took a giant step Forward; today you reinforced to yourself that - In order to Obtain your Highest Human Potential, there are no elevators... today you said, "I AM willing to take the stairs!"

Come on now, up the stairs we go... this is not the time to slow-up.

I leave you with this closing thought...

We live by Faith or we do not live at all...
Either we venture or we vegetate.

Every triumph of the human spirit began with a single step taken in Faith. This Faith-filled, single step serves as the small handle to great matters. In the pursuit of your ambitious Desire to deliver your purpose, you must learn to hang on to your handle of Faith. Even if, for just one more moment.

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Your take away thought...  
I Can, I Will!

Post this simple phrase in places where you will see it regularly through-out your day. Repeat it to yourself regularly... especially when you begin to feel the slightest bit of anxiety, or in a moment of self-doubt.

Next Up…
Desires and Riches and Receivership. Receivership???

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Abort-Retry-Ignore... It's YourOneGR8Life

Over the past 4-6 weeks we have picked-up quite a large number of new readers. I want to make sure that we are ALL ready to move forward together. So, before we get started with the third step of our Map to Obtainment; DISCOVER - Infinite Inspiration and Motivation to Overcome Restraints, we should hold-up and review our journey so far.

We have 20 posts to choose from since August 5th, 2014. I AM not suggesting that you start at the beginning and move through all 20. I did layout the most critical and would certainly encourage you to get through as many as possible. In the format below, you are going to find a series of links. The links will be followed with a brief highlight of the post. I chose this format because I know that we are all busy. I felt this format might serve best in helping you to get into and get out of a particular post with the greatest ease.

Things to remember...
(1) Currently OneGR8Life is coming to you as a serial feed; we are walking through the steps as outlined on our Map to Obtainment. I have made a commitment to you, the readers, to Not break away from the Map until we have completed the journey at least once.
(2) The serial nature of the posts means that we start each new post pretty much were the last post left off. You know what that means... If you find the Map intriguing  - You do not to miss a post, you do not want to fall behind.
(3) OneGR8Life comes to your digital doorstep weekly; Tuesdays.
(4) It is significant that you understand my Desire of Purpose. So, where I AM coming from is pretty simplified: I am looking to Improve the Human Condition... Specifically, Yours! Who is typically attracted to this message? The message being shared is normally bundled into a retained services package. Those that find it most appealing are those in the Venture Capital world. Those who are wise enough to recognize the value of assuring the greater of the two VC risks... Product Failure or Personal Failure. I am prepared to support the later of the two choices. You can always restructure a product. It will take you 10x as long to rebuild from personal failure, as it will to prevent this occurrence.

Let's Review...

Destination; Destiny of Purpose  -  On the way into life

3 Keys to Preserve Your Purpose  -  Purpose the Universal Value Add  /  Tame the Madness

Ambition Initiates Phenomenal  -  Imagine… No Limitations

Intention Releases Phenomenal  -  The Event of Life

Obtainment  -  At the center of your OneGR8Life; the True Nature of Our Character

Desire of Ambition  -  We All Start Somewhere

Those ‘Things’ - Three Guides to reduce Stress and Anxiety

Three Keys to Elicit Your Ambition  -  Own Your Destiny

Differentiate!!  -  Your Greatest Delivered Value…

SYNC  -  WHO, before What and How

-Thanks in advance for allowing OneGR8Life to be a part of YourOneGR8Life. I AM looking forward to being with you, as you Dream it, Create it, Live it.

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Next Up:  
DISCOVER - Infinite Inspiration and Motivation to Overcome Restraints.

Highlights: Transformation, The Role of Faith, Directions of Desire, Developing Purpose, The Circle of Inspiration, Finding Motivation...
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