Zig Ziglar said it well, “Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. Today is a new day, and it’s yours.”
Chapter 1: Vision and the Law of the Harvest If You Don't Plant it, How Can It Grow?
What Do You Want in Life? What you plant, you harvest. What you reap, you sow. There's really no way to violate this law and get the results you want. It is crucial to have the right vision. Whatever your picture is determines your outcome. If you want to share your art with the world, you have to ship. Everything worth having has its dues. Pay them if you would have what you want.
Chapter 2: 4 Simple Secrets That Will Absolutely Guarantee Your Growth
Unless you stretch, you won't grow. So What Holds Us Back?
Stay Busy: The number one enemy of growth is boredom. Think of it as putting gas in your energy tank!
Hang Out With Other Stretchers: We can't help but reflect the mood of the person we're interacting with. People who stretch themselves are those who constantly test the limits of their capabilities. Stretchers know that growth can be tough. So they encourage each other along the way.
Take on Challenges: Stretchers know that life is boring when the bar stays low.
Be a Serial Stretcher: Sometimes you'll need to do something totally different with your life. Commit to keep growing. Always have something in your life that is improving.
Chapter 3: What You Should Do to Make Your Dreams Come True
Helen Keller said, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." Zig Ziglar made an interesting observation about this phenomenon. You might say she was born in 1950, died in 1988, and was buried in 2015.
The Reasons That Dreams Die: First, your friends might think you're crazy. Second, we might not be that inspired. Third, we don't want to fail.
How to Make Your Dreams Come True: First, nurture your ideas. Dreams are essential to life. Start writing those random ideas down if they speak to you. As you collect good ideas, you'll probably find some connections forming between them. Second, see the possibilities your idea presents. Find a mentor and share your ideas with him. This is the step that lays the foundation for making your dream come true. Third, sell yourself on your dream. When we're willing to invest our own resources in what we believe in, then we're really sold. Think of your dream as your spouse - that you promise to stay with until the end. That's the level of commitment you need to make your dream real.
What Commitment to Your Dream Will Do For You: First, you'll share it with others. If it's a big dream, it will make the world a better place for people. Second, your vision will define what's important. Third, chasing your dream will make you stronger. Commit yourself today to cast a vision you can live for. It will make all the difference in your quality of life.
Chapter 4: 3 Steps That Will Move You From Vision to Reality
Opportunity Knocks - If You Can See It: First, you have to believe that what you want is possible. When you can see something so well that you firmly believe it, you'll be able to see opportunities to make it come true. Second, you have to want a solution to a problem. Third, you have to be willing to commit to work for that solution. "seeing is believing." "I'll see it when I believe it." When you have a dream that moves you, you begin to see it coming true in the world you live in. Then hope will give you the energy and enthusiasm you need to make the dream real.
Stick Your Neck Out - Sharing the Vision with Others: Tell other people your vision.
Carpe Diem - Seize the Day: if you don't take action on your vision, it will fail. It's not enough to get started and run out of gas before you leave your neighborhood. Just remember that anyone can perspire if they put in the work. Anyone can succeed if they follow the right path to the end.
Chapter 5: How to Face and Kill a Giant
Why Don't We Face Our Giants? First, we don't think we can beat the giant. Second, we don't know how to beat the giant. Third, we'd rather run and hide than face the giant.
Seven Tactics to Beat Your Giants: Pray About It, Ask For Help, Be a Risk Taker, Plan to Win, Expect Obstacles and Criticism, Expect to Win. Zig Ziglar said it well. "You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." Stare Fear in the Eye
Chapter 6: The Key to Creating Big Results
Take a look at yourself. What is your gift? What is it that people look to you to provide? Is it leadership? Wisdom? Or is it a special skill at which you excel?
A team is like a body. It has a lot of parts that don't do the same things. Arms can't see. Ears can't walk. Feet can't smell (or maybe they can!). When all these parts work together though, the whole body can do a lot of amazing things. When every team member shares his talents with others, the team is exponentially stronger than any group of disconnected individuals could ever be.
How can you use your strengths to make the world around you a better place?