Dr. MYLES Munroe was born into a poor family. His life was a unique one. He taught himself about the bible at a young age and used it as his life principle. Myles teaches leaders around the world about success, leadership and especially about purpose. Myles Munroe talks about the secrets of success that most people miss.
Here are 7 secrets of success that help you figure out your future.
1- Success is what you have done compared to what you should have done.
Success, therefore, is not owning worldly matters or being better than others. Real success, according to Myles, is fulfilling the potential that you realized in yourself that is unique but laying silent. You should wake up the giant and fulfill the task that no one knew you had except you. He says no one should die with unfulfilled potential. Instead, you should die empty.
This takes us to the second secret of success.
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2-Success is not measured by how you are compared to others.
People often compare themselves with others to feel good about themselves or to figure where they are in life. However; Success is not how you compare with others but how you compare with your potential. This means having something better than others don’t necessarily make you successful. Doing what is up to your potential surely does. Ask yourself ‘is this the best I can do?’ Instead of ‘ is this better than others?’
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3-Success is not how long you lived, it is how effective you lived a short life.
In fact, most successful people lived short. Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, and more.
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..they lived a life so effective, the history books won’t delete them.
Methuselah, the man who lived 969 years in the bible with Jesus who only live 33 and a half years on earth. Jesus did a lot in his short time, most of the new testament voices his life. But for Methuselah only a single sentence ‘he lived to be 969 years and he died’ would be enough.
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4-Success needs a decision.
There are things you should change including friends, your environment in order to succeed in life. You should be able to let go of your comfort zone. This is impossible without a firm decision and follows through.
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5- “The greatest enemy of your success is your last success”
Don’t let your success block you from your next success. We sometimes tend to forget our plans and vision because of already happened success. It is good to celebrate your success but it dangerous to stay stuck with it. Remember success is a journey. You win in cumulative, not in one. Let go the past success and embrace another.
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6- Your purpose is stuck inside you, not ahead of you.
The future of all creation is hidden in creation. Trees are trapped in seeds; a cow is trapped in a calf. Everything God created, he put its future in its self. You are finished when you were created. It seems a tale. But here it is the truth. The un-manifested purpose is inside you. You need to live and act that purpose for its wholeness. An automobile is conceptualized and finished before it goes out to the public. It’s potential is inside it. A test drive reveals its potential.
“Your future is not ahead of you it is inside you. “
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7-Success is not measured with your past failure.
Your future is more valuable than your past. Do not get stuck in the past, and revisit your future. Your future is not yet lived. And you have the chance to change your faults of the past and create a better life.
“Your past is a portion of your life. There is a pack that is un-lived.”
Don’t let the past keep you off your future.
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These are powerful and inspiring tips and secrets of success I learned from Dr. Myles Munroe. Comment your thoughts below and let me know where you stand.
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