Life Success Notes

Scriptural views on prosperity

Responsible for my Life

Anybody can achieve success. You do not need to be an intellectual. You do not need to be someone special. Success is as predictable as the sunrise. Therefore anybody can achieve success. Including me. If your life has been a failure it is not because of one act. To be a failure you have to go down in your life step by step. Not giving 100%. Not improving yourself. Not caring and so on. This translates into a step by step downward trend.

Businessman Thinking Success is the same way. It is a step by step progress up. Using your will. Giving 100%. A life of success and achievement is built one step at a time. Steady daily progress. It never happens instantly. Plan to make 1% improvement today, another 1% tomorrow and another 1% the following day and so on.

Within a year your life will literally explode with power. With the passing of time you make it a way of life. It is not something you just do once when you hear it. It should become who you are. A great way to live.

After the decision is made, you’ve got to take responsibility of your life.

Accepting responsibility for your life

is the starting point of all great accomplishment.

As I look at my life. I realise I am the architect of my life. I am responsible for the destiny of my life. I am the driver behind the wheel of my life. I am where I am, I am what I am in life because of my own choices, my own decisions and using the power that I have to put me where I am today. I accept responsibility. It is not my parents’ fault who raised me a certain way, it is not the government. It is not because I was raised poor or that I did not have opportunities or any other thing. It is me. I am totally responsible for my life, my character, my decisions. I am responsible for everything that has ever happened to me in my life. This is an important step. I am taking this step today.

“IF IT IS TO BE, IT’S UP TO ME.”

teamsuccessEven God will not force your will. He will not force my will. The acceptance of personal responsibility for your life is literally the starting point of all success. Without the acceptance of personal responsibility for your life there is nothing else that will take place. There is a one to one relationship between the amount of responsibility you are willing to take in your life and the amount of success you are going to enjoy in your life. You can spot a winner all the time. How do you spot a winner? A winner is always somebody who looks to himself as the cause of what is happening in his life. A loser is always making excuses. Always blaming somebody else. Always blaming Mom and Dad or whoever. The government, the job, the home, the school, the teacher. “I was brought up this way. That is what they did to me.”

I want to get past this. I will not blame my parents, my country, my friends, my family. I will not blame my past or my present. I am from now on responsible for my life. Now I am ready to take the second step towards a life of success and achievement.

Joseph Walter Brown

July 3, 2008 Posted by | Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Commit to be Wealthy

The first step to a life of achievement and power and success is to trust and reverence the Lord. Get it together with God. God does not play favourites. We are all created equal. We are all created unique but with equal opportunity. We experience life to the fullest. All successful people realize that, believe that and come to a turning point when they claim responsibility of their life. “ I am responsible for my life and I am going to go forward with my life”.

goodlifeMacDonald’s has over 30,000 outlets and it is reported that they have never had a single outlet fail. Why? MacDonald’s is a proven success system. It simple works. It is the same with life mastery. They are principles in the Word of God. These principles just work. Therefore it follows that if I learn and apply them they should work for me. Same applies to you reader. Let’s explore them.

Mastering life is really not difficult. It boils down to two principles.

TO SUCCEED, YOU ONLY NEED 2 THINGS:

1. A desire on your part.

2. A commitment to follow through in your daily life and apply they principles based on the Word of God.

All the dreams then that I have can happen in my life. Most people never commit to become wealthy. This is a fact. Most Christians never commit to become wealthy.

Taking the developed world as an example, consider 100 people at age 65 after 40 years of work:

1 Will be wealthy

4 Will be financially independent.

15 Will have a minimal savings, – not enough to retire on.

80 Will be flat broke, or in debt.

window After years of hard work only 1 will be financially wealthy. Only 4 of them are going to be financially independent and be able to take care of themselves. 15 will have minimal savings but not enough to retire on. 80 out of 100 will be flat broke or in debt. This is shocking because we are living in one of the most affluent societies in the world. This is a terrible way to end up. This is what the Bible says.

Proverbs 3: 16-17

Wisdom gives a long good life, riches, honour, pleasure, and peace.

Every single one of us wants a long good life. Is that not right? Every one of us wants riches. Is that not right? Do you want to be rich? Do you want to have honour and pleasure? I do. Do you want peace? Personal peace? These are the things we all desire the most in life. The only way I am going to get this is to do it God’s way. I must have God’s wisdom and follow the Bible’s plan. Let’s take a look at life. What makes a difference in people quality of life? What makes people think like they think? Act like they act? Behave like they behave? Do the things that they do?

The difference in the quality of peoples life, whether they are successful or not does not come down to capability. What people can do is often very different from what they do. Very different indeed. It boils down to your will. Willpower is something that I have started to exercising. I am learning how to exercise my will. My willpower will change my life. “I want to change my life. I have come to the point in my life where I want to have mastery of my life”.

Millionaires. Let’s take a look at them. 80% of the millionaires in the world are self made. 97% of the millionaires never spent a single day in college. These facts tell us that anybody can achieve success. You do not need to be an intellectual, you don’t have to be anybody special.

Joseph Walter Brown

June 28, 2008 Posted by | Biblical Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The First Step in a Successful Life

I want to achieve a life of POWER. I want to live a life of full potential to reach my God given potential. This is what the experts say. “No more effort is required to aim high in life, or to demand excellence and success, than is required to accept failure and poverty.” I can with the same effort be successful as I can be a total failure. I really want to be successful in every area of my life. Here is the first step. FORGET THE PAST! Just because I have been a failure. I must master this idea. Just because I was a failure today, or last week, or last month or a failure all my life. A failure in my marriage? A failure in my finances. I doesn’t matter one bit.

Philippians 3:13

I don’t consider that I have taken hold of it yet. But here is the one thing I do. I forget what is behind me. I push hard toward what is ahead of me.

covenant Right! Whatever my past has been, I have put it behind me. I move forward in my life tonight. I can either move forward, or standstill, or go backwards. I am taking the time to move forward. I am putting my life together. I am going to take time to apply everything I learn. I am learning hundreds of things about myself I did not know. I am going to find out how come I do things I shouldn’t do. I am going to learn. My trainer tells me I will explode with power.

There are many personal development programs out there. Many achievement courses that I have in the last three years that I have been attending and yes I can testify they help me. I am excited about my continual development program with Success University. My association with BWW. My association with Toastmasters. All these programs are really good. And they teach the principals of life mastery. I want to add that as a Christian adding the dimension of the spiritual makes this one course powerful. Stay with me. See if I change. The spiritual principles are the single most powerful tool that exist in the universe that we have access to as human beings to change our life and transform our lives into achievement and success.

Proverbs 9:9-1

Teach a wise man. He will become even wiser.  Teach a person who does right. He will learn even more. If you really want to become wise, you must begin by having respect for the Lord. To know the Holy One is to gain understanding.”

If you want understanding in your life, if you want understanding in your marriage, if you want understanding in your emotions, every dimension in your life, if you want understanding it begins with knowing God. Master this and you have begun to understand the first principle of life.

John 15:5

…for without Me you can do nothing.

HOWEVER

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

It means that anything is possible in your life if you do it God’s way. Do you believe that? I do. I can do all things through Christ who is my strength. If you are a Christian then this is powerful. I believe in God’s Word. He cannot lie. That means that I can do all things in every area of my life when I do it God’s way. This here is the most powerful dimension in my life. It is the single most powerful principle that is available which if we master then we have mastery over every dimension of our lives. Success in every area of my life. Prayer, my relationship with God, these are the tools and I am going to master in my life to give me a brand new direction. I want to enjoy life to the full. Here is a wonderful promise to talk to heart.

businesswomanProverbs 2:20

Follow the steps of the Godly instead, and stay on the right path,

for only good men enjoy life to the full.”

Here lies the elements necessary to live a successful life. These are coming from the Scriptures and therefore I pray that as we pursue success we will not be misunderstood. The Book of Proverbs is dedicated to life mastery. It was written by one of the wisest, one of the most successful, one of the most highly achieved men, certainly one of the richest and wealthiest that has ever lived. His name King Solomon. He had a lot of wisdom. He had an incredible insight into life. He wrote Proverbs. It is nothing but a book of wisdom.

In the beginning of the book he gives the reasons why he wrote.

Proverb 1:1-7

These are the proverbs of king Solomon of Israel, he wrote them to teach his people how to live, how to act in every circumstance, for he wanted them to be understanding, just, and fair in everything that they did. “I want to make the simple minded wise,” he said. “I want to warn young men about some problems they will face. I want those that are wise to become the wiser and become leaders by exploring the depths of meaning in these nuggets of truth. How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord!”

That is the first step. I want to understand what God says on the subject of success.

Joseph Walter Brown

June 21, 2008 Posted by | Biblical Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment