How to Cultivate Seeds of Greatness in your Life (from Inspirational Books)
Authors Note: This new
article (in point form) is based on an excellent motivational,
up-lifting and inspiring book SEEDS OF GREATNESS by Dr Dennis Waitley. I am sharing the contents of this work in the spirit of encouraging and hopefully even inspiring those people, who really want to "cultivate and grow Seeds of Greatness" in their own lives to read the book...and just GO FOR IT.
"We share what we know, so that others may grow."
How to Cultivate Seeds of Greatness in your Life (from Inspirational Books) by Dr Dennis Waitley
THE TEN BEST KEPT SECRETS OF TOTAL SUCCESS
10 action steps to enhancing the creativity in your own life:
1. The seed of self esteem: Believe in your uniqueness and dont
fear. Hang onto your dreams. You are a master-piece of
2. The seed of creativity: Release, then learn to
master your creative energy. The power of self talk. How to
script your own success. Our minds cant tell the difference
betwen real experience and one that is vividly and repeatly
3. The seed of responsibility: We become what we
(repeatedly) do - "habits maketh man".
4. The seed of wisdom.
in terms of: knowledge integrity "to thine own self be true."
Our rewards in life will depend on the quality and amount of the
contribution we make.
5. The seed of purpose: the gold mine in
your goals the "wheel of fortune" how to mine your "goal mind"
the awesome power of suggestion (self).
6. The seed of
communication: Reach out and touch someone Walk in anothers
moccasins. Take time to listen to others.
7. The seed of faith: The immense
power of positive believing. You wont necessarily get what you
want in life... but in the long run you generally get what you
8. The seed of adaptability: Turn problems into
opportunities, stumbling blocks into steppingstones.
The importance of:
* necessity (is the mother of invention)
* have a sense of humour and
fun down the "river of life". Live NOW.
9. The seed of perserverance.
"The will to win is everything"
- legendary Green Bay Packers football coach, Vince Lombardi.
Examples of Wilma
Rudolf (see my book on sport psychology "The Winning Mind") and in business,look at the amazing global growth of Mcdonalds. Winners work hard at doing the things the majority of people dont like to do.
10. The seed of perspective. Be a
"seed thrower", a giver, who touches lives and makes a
difference, living each moment with love, grace and especially
gratitude. The treasure is within you...so live a life of
May each of you grow strong and healthy in your
own way. May you reach for the sky...as the only ceilings to
your growth are your own imaginations.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking; so that other people wont feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson
I love these beautiful and inspiring words, as uttered by former South African President Nelson Mandela in his Inaugeration speech of 1994. I have admired and respected madiba for many years - for his "immense generosity, graciousness and nobility of spirit")...and am sharing an additional thought or two...
"Deep within us there is a flame that burns, and that flame is the spark of God. In some it burns brightly, in others it is barely distinguishable; but always it burns...and with love and acceptance the flame gets higher and brighter. We can help others to kindle this flame by seeing the good in them, even if they dont see it themselves." -anon
P.S: Thank you sincerely,
Dr Waitley for sharing your insight, words of wisdom and
especially inspiration in planting "seeds of greatness" and thus
encouraging me to follow my dreams along my "untrodden path" with passion and persistence.
"Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, no matter where it leads him."
- Henry Miller
"The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you...and the seemingly difficult
path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you."
- Craig Lock
"Do not follow the well-beaten track of others towards success - like the rainbow, it is often an illusion always just beyond our reach. Make your own path and let your spirit blaze a brilliant trail towards the pot of gold, the prize for the gift - one that is uniquely you and YOUR successful journey down the mysterious and magical river of life."
- Craig Lock
"Our talents are our gifts from God... but what we do with them
are our gifts TO God."
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