We operate according to biblical standards. Hebrew 11:1 says it this way: “For we walk by faith and not by sight.” We then will be able to change our thinking, amend our errors and develop new habits to replace the old. Another perfect scripture that defends this philosophy is Romans 12:2 which reads, “And be not conformed to this world, but ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
An exciting way to achieve your goals in life is by renewing your mind and your plans daily. This will surely yield results that are almost immediate.
Example: If you decide to grow your business, develop a marketing plan. And once you have the perfect marketing tools, keep that plan in front of someone who can use your services every day! This is an important ingredient.
A personal example: When my company erected a bronze bust of Rev. Jesse Jackson to pay homage to his historic bids for president of the United States, it was my marketing plan.
My sisters and I were new on the scene. Nobody knew us. Why would an unknown person like me believe it was possible to work with and on behalf of Rev. Jesse Jackson?
Although unsuccessful, the 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson, under his Rainbow Coalition, were very significant, as he was one of the the first major-party black candidates for the presidency.
To get my company on the map, we commissioned a sculptor to create an official bust of Jackson. It took two years, a lot of mistakes and 40 to 60 phone calls to schedule appointments to meet with Jackson, but in the end, it worked. My ability to continuously renew my mind was another key ingredient. Daily affirmations became the norm for me, written statements hanging near my bed so I could fall asleep at night by seeing myself already meeting with Rev. Jackson. It worked!
Today, that bust stands as a testament to my faith. At the Rainbow Push Operations headquarters in Chicago, it is the centerpiece of his exhibits and is where Jackson often takes pictures with his visitors.
The plaque bears my name as president and CEO, along with my board of directors.
While going through the early phases, It was difficult to see this project completed and believe that it would make a difference for my company, but it did work! It all began with faith that I could do this, by wiping away any non-belief or doubt. It was essential that I took time to renew my mind.
The Lord ordered my steps, and today my work is a testament to my ability to stay focused, renewing my mind increased my faith. I couldn’t teach this to you if I hadn’t already proven my own abilities to do this.
Now that I have such strong roots that spread far and wide like those of the bamboo tree, one of my favorite successes is my coaching abilities. I reach out with this column to help thousands of readers achieve their dreams the Lord has placed in their heart, writing about success principles and trying to motivate you, encourage you to “do it now.” That feels really good to me — I know it is the purpose for my life!
This is the first column of the holiday season. It is now November, and as we all wonder where the year went, you will want to save this one and read it again and again! These principles were taught by my late mentor Jim Rohn, plus I’ve added a little Wayne Dyer. We’ve got to have hope and faith, and stop thinking that life dealt you this bad hand like a card game, let those old problems go. Renew your mind. Speak life into your situation!
Lyndia Grant is a radio talk show host on WYCB (1340 AM), Fridays at 6 p.m. Visit her website at www.lyndiagrant.com. Contact her at 202-558-2107 or email@example.com.