Good Monday : Keep Digging Consistently
by George Galindo | on July 1, 2013
In the famous, inspirational, movie The Miracle, we here the main character played by Kurt Russell say this powerful word : “Again!”
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. If you haven’t seen it, here’s a small clip.
Now, the movie was incredibly powerful because of the power of belief and teamwork. But today I wanted to emphasize the word, “Again!”
It’s been used in other movies as well. The setting involves the student and the master. The student may be frustrated or exhausted. Yet the master or mentor knows and understands the power of consistent motion and repetition. Though the student may not understand, it ultimately leads to a victorious ending!
This Good Monday, I was reminded of the verse found in Galatians 6:9. I paraphrase here : “Do not grow weary, or lose heart, in well doing. Dig in again today. Here comes your Overflow!” #ConsistencyCan
There are three simple things you can do to develop consistency in any endeavor.
1. Speak Positively : Don’t declare self-defeating things like, “I’ll never…” or “Why can’t I…” Instead re-frame your words into empowering phrases like, “I can, I will…” or “I am always improving and advancing!”
2. Build Momentum : Start with something small or easy and build up from there. Getting started can be challenging but if you begin to have small victories this will propel you to more and more positive momentum.
3. Team Work : As depicted in the clip above, we see that we can increase our results and overcome more odds when we know we have, both, the support of others, and when we know others are counting on us. Accountability is critical and will empower us to be able to get to the next level.
In a previous post I mentioned the power of masterminding. Here’s a small sampling of a team we’re involved with that is building momentum and igniting various business endeavors through the three principles mentioned above.
Take massive action consistently! This is the key to overcoming every endeavor!
I thought this was a creative way of making the point! Enjoy!
by ggalindo | on February 21, 2013
I came across this article on Christianity Today and it was too good not to share. Steven James writes this like a HOW TO; But many of us can relate to certain points :
1 – Don’t plan ahead
Don’t fall into the trap of writing down your goals and objectives, or even worse, handcuffing yourself to specific times when you’re supposed to feel obligated to do them. Instead, respond to things as they come up. Put off big projects until you have large chunks of uninterrupted time to accomplish them, or when you feel inspired. Then try to complete the task with one herculean effort.
2 – Go it alone
If you need to have someone checking up on you, it’s a sure sign of your incompetence and lack of self-control. Independent-minded people make the most progress when they bypass the team and do their own thing. Accountability is overrated.
3 – Aim low
Only arrogant people set lofty goals. Those who dream big often end up flat on their face. At the end of the day, it’s much better to aim for mediocrity and reach your goal rather than trying to do something extraordinary, and becoming frustrated when you can’t quite accomplish it. Better safe than sorry. Those who risk the most never experience the security of living in the status quo.
4 – Point out the mistakes of others
People need to be aware of their failures or they’ll never be able to change. So, keep an eye out for others’ missteps or mishaps and then leak the word to the rest of your employees or volunteers. Be specific and stern. Don’t give the person a chance to explain his actions since that’s usually just a way of denial or shirking responsibility. It’s even more beneficial to make the shortcomings of others public, so that other people in the organization can keep them in line.
5 – Mentally relive old failures
If you lost a job or got a demotion or didn’t get the position you were vying for, brood over it. Dwelling on past mistakes, unresolved conflict, and ongoing disagreements will help give you perspective on your current situation. Obsessing over negative experiences helps you avoid them in the future.
Get into the habit of thinking about hurtful conversations you’ve had and coming up with things you wish you’d said, or clever comebacks that might’ve ended things right then and there. It’ll give you that fire and motivation to speak up more authoritatively next time around.
6 – Wait until the last minute
You never know what the future holds so why waste your time doing things that might not even end up being necessary? Who knows, you might get fired, quit, or die and you’d just have wasted all of that time on that project. It’s much more beneficial if you just put off working on something until the consequences of not doing it outweigh the effort it takes to do it. If other people hassle you about this, it just shows that they’re not as good at working under pressure as you are.
7 – Take things personally
If people criticize your work, they are, in essence, attacking you. Criticism of a project you’ve worked on is a direct assault on your intelligence, personality, and character. As a matter of self-respect, it’s important that you don’t let them get away with that. If you don’t stand up for yourself, you might come across as a pushover.
So, show your strength and conviction by defending every idea you have. Rather than “choosing your battles,” remember that if someone criticizes your decisions, actions, or suggestions, they’ve already chosen to attack your personal self-worth. Don’t let them get away with that.
Today is a new day. An opportunity to start fresh. I encourage you to not apply these habits. Do the opposite – Be a rebel!
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Made In Heaven by Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto
Though I did not know of Jeffrey Seto, an aerospace engineer, before reading Made In Heaven, I am very familiar with Ray Comfort and his evangelical productions. This book is another great addition to his endeavors as Jeffrey Seto makes a big impact as well. How amazing to have a book that teaches students of all ages. After reading wonderfully, God inspired content that enlightens thoughts the way this book has for my students and me, the things around you will never be seen in the same way again.
Along with 32 revelations on how man was inspired by God’s designs, Made in Heaven is full of vocabulary that offers many opportunities to teach and learn. There is even a list in the back of the book of new sciences and their definitions. This book can have an incredible impact on students by taking them up Blooms Taxonomy to the critical thinking stages and into their own world of discovery. I see so many lessons coming out of this book.
Teaching aside, this incredible book is also very enjoyable and will fascinate young and old alike. From how the Eiffel Tower was inspired by broken bones to how the mosquito stimulated studies for painless needles, you will find one new advance after another. Hidden in this book are opportunity, inspiration and awe in God’s amazing design for each little inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur at heart.
This book is published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. Master Books provided this book free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.
This week we worked on setting long and short-term goals and dreams so we created our own style vision boards!