Saturday, July 23, 2011

Character, cant "Play" without it!

This discussion deals with a particular aspect of a person we all must deal with ourselves. Character, its part of self. Good or bad we all have this.

William (Bill) Lear, is an excellent example of good leadership character. Lear had a nack for inventing things, great things. He is credited with the first car radio (The Motorolla), eight track players, and airplane auto pilot just to name a few. Actually over 150 patents in all.

Lear is also inventor of the Lear Jet, I sure we have all heard of the Lear Jet, they are small but very fast. They are also considered one of the very best domestic/commercial planes that money can buy. It wasn't always like this. Early in production of the Lear Jet, two of his planes mysterously crashed. Lear decided to contact all LearJet owners and ground all planes until a fix could be established. This was a highly unpopular move by Lear. This also made his reputation (as a jet builder) highly questionable. However Lear did find the problem and did repair the problem. This tarnished reputation hurt Lear sales in the short term however it bought him respect within that industry. Ask anyone in the Jet industry, Lear is a well respected name.

We need to develope in ourselves that kind of character. A character that says "I will do the right thing..... ALWAYS" This one trait in its self can catapault yourself into unbelieveable success.

Our Character needs to be "The Rock" that wont move. In fact you cant really Play to Win without it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Be Strengthened by the Test

I recently read a funny joke, It went something like this...

The FBI had an opening for an assassin. After all the background checks, interviews And testing were done, there were 3 finalists;Two men and a woman.For the final test, the FBI agents took one ofThe men to a large metal door and handed Him a gun.'We must know that you will follow your Instructions no matter what the circumstances.

Inside the room you will find your wife sitting In a chair .. . . Kill her!!'The man said, 'You can't be serious. I could Never shoot my wife.'
The agent said, 'Then you're not the right man For this job. Take your wife and go home.'The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was Quiet for about 5 minutes.The man came out with tears in his eyes, 'I tried, But I can't kill my wife.' The agent said, 'You don't Have what it takes. Take your wife and go home.'

Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the Same instructions, to kill her husband. She took the Gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one After another. They heard screaming, crashing, Banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was Quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the Woman, wiping the sweat from her brow.'This gun is loaded with blanks' she said. 'I had to Beat him to death with the chair.'

As funny as that is, we can still learn a very valuable lesson from the three job applicants. Each one of the applicants were so focused on the outcome of the exercise they didn't bother to look at what was wanted/needed by the potential employer. The FBI only needed to establish their loyaly, as finally proven by the last applicant (the Woman).

Its so sad that even she failed the test, (by actually killing her darling hubby). Dont be so outcome oriented that we fail to see the real value in our trials. God can allow all kinds of things to happen to us that strengthen us, correct us or teach us.Take your trials, Learn, Focus!!! Be strengthened by the TEST! and lets Play to Win!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Famous Failures

These People really didn't fail, They just hadn't won YET!!!

It's Your Fault

I, You, We, must take responsibility for our lives. What dose that mean you may ask? First lets gain an understanding that you are where you are in life because of YOUR decisions. Let me repeat that, YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE IN LIFE BECAUSE OF YOUR DECISIONS. With every situation you face in life, your decisions are needed to produce an outcome. It therefore stands to reason, If I made the decision, then I am somehow also responsible for the outcome. 

Do you ever complain about your employer, co-worker, spouse, income, living conditions, weight....etc....? Why, all of these things are directly related to decisions "WE" made. If we make these decisions that affect our current situation, we can make decisions that affect our future. As a matter if fact, we can shape our destiny.

You wouldn't loose your car keys at the mall and look for them in your living room, just because the living room is smaller and easier to search. No you wouldn't. You would look in the mall for them. If you believe that your are responsible for your destiny (Taking responsibility for your life), then you must believe that whatever the situation im in, "IT's MY Fault"!

We can change our destiny. We can live our lives in success. We can succede. Just remember, quit complaining, Make Decisions (Commitments), Your life is your responsibility, ( IT'S YOUR FAULT so Play to Win )

Write Music You Cannot Play

We are all motivated differently, and just as the term "Success" can have different meanings to each of us, so does the internal motivation each of us need to get ourselves going. If we are not satisfied with our lives then we need to try something different. Remember If we keep doing the things we've been doing, the it stands to reason that we will keep getting the same responses which we have been getting also. While I was in college I would write this really cool music and show it to my friends. "Cool" they would say, "you can play this?" "No!" I would exclaim. "but now I've got a goal" What a goal! play your own music. Have you ever had a goal for yourself which you did not have the skills to achieve? I certainly hope so. I once heard a man say that if you reach all your goals then you're not really setting goals are you? So today.... I challenge you. Today lets write music you cannot play. Lets set goals and standards for ourselves which require self determination. Streach yourself and remember, "Failure is only failure if that is the point in which we quit, otherwise the failures we face are just practice for future "Success"!!!!!!! -=-Thanks Scott Rayburn