Thursday, March 28, 2013

10 Tips To Maximize Your Life

I have trouble with mediocrity.  Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to pursue excellence.  I love being around people who feel the same way, even if they are a long way from the top of the mountain or if they're not sure how to get there.  For me, helping others maximize their lives is my mission.  Here are ten tips to help you find your way:
  1. Pursue Jesus.  He is the ultimate example.  On this day, over 2,000 years ago, He was washing feet and breaking break with His followers.  He knew His darkest day was about to appear yet He took the time to be with His disciples and offer them comfort.  He will do the same for you.
  2. Surround yourself with people who are committed to maximizing their lives.  This is one of my greatest blessings, to be with people who want to make the world better.  They energize me.
  3. Recognize what your gifts are.  Yesterday's story was about discovering your top five talent themes.  If you missed the story, please click here.  There are very few people in this world who have your same top five talents in the same order as you.  These talents are what make you unique.  Once you recognize what these gifts are and you develop them, you are capable of making significant contributions to others.
  4. Teach the people around you how to recognize what their gifts are.  It's like a football team.  When you are together for the first time, nobody knows what to do.  The key is to get the people around you into the right positions based on their gifts.  This works for families, churches and any group with something to accomplish.
  5. Don't worry about your weaknesses.  There are people around you who can handle the areas you are struggling with.  If you spend too much time trying to do something you aren't created to do, you will never maximize your life.
  6. Focus on your strengths.  There is no one in this world who can do what you do best.  You are unique.  You already have everything you need to maximize your life.
  7. Seek out others who complement your talents.  Teams need to be fine tuned in order to reach maximum performance.  Experiment with different people to find the right combination.
  8. Never give up.  Jesus fell three times while carrying His Cross.  He got back up every time.  You need to do the same thing.  Don't let anything stop you.
  9. Be patient.  You have your entire life to figure out why you are here and to maximize your potential.
  10. Love what you do.  If you don't, you are doing the wrong things.  Make changes.  Find out what you love to do and do it.  
It's your turn to share how you are planning to maximize your life.  Please leave your comments below.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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