I’ve been on the road and busy with speaking engagements for the past few weeks.
I’ve made a ton of new friends and had exciting conversations about leadership, business and what it takes to unlock a person’s full potential.
Based on those conversations, I wanted to share a few quick notes with you.
Reaching your potential is simple.
It’s not easy, but it’s simple.
Here are three very simple principles I believe will guide you to extraordinary success in life…if you have the commitment to practice them.
Here they are:
Create great habits
There’s a quote I love from Aristotle. It says:
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
In whatever area of life you wish to achieve success, pave the road with great habits and rid yourself of bad habits.
Surround yourself with excellent people
The people around you impact you more than you realize.
They impact the way you eat, the way you spend your money, the shows you watch on TV, and what you do on the weekends.
Jim Rohn puts it this way:
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
If you’ve ever wondered what my Mastermind Groups are all about…this is it! It’s getting excellent people in a room together to learn and grow.
If you’ve ever wondered why I talk about mentoring…and why I spend as much time as I can with John Maxwell…this is it!
If you’re not where you want to be, bring people into your life who can help you learn and grow.
The most successful people I know are also the most generous people I know.
Because they’ve been given much, they know much is expected of them.
But I’m not just talking about money.
I’m talking about a lifestyle of generosity…a willingness to share with others for the benefit of all.
This quote from Jacques Cousteau describes what I mean:
“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.”
You see, it’s when we share ourselves and our gifts with others that we open ourselves up to the possibility of becoming a part of something bigger.
When you keep your dollars and your gifts and your skills to yourself, you’re saying, “I’m in the best position to know how these things should be used.”
As Andy Stanley says…
You have no idea what God wants to accomplish through your life.
Do you want to unlock your potential?
Create great habits. Surround yourself with excellent people. Be generous.
It’s so simple.
It will be the hardest, most worthwhile journey you undertake.
But I know you can do it.