Everyone is a role model. The only
question is whether they are a good or bad one.
Good role models are a
blessing that lasts three lifetimes. Their positive effect is passed on
to the next two generations. Following a positive role model is my
apprenticeship for life. When I stand shoulder to shoulder with them, I
adopt their positive beliefs. When I rejoice with them in their
victories and cry with them in their defeats, I practice life as it
really is. When I get up with them after they have been knocked down, I
develop championship resilience, and I transplant their empowering
beliefs into my mind.
Many role models who had a positive impact on my life never knew they
made a difference. They gave me inspiration and carried me through
I never know who is watching as I live my dreams; nevertheless, I know
that others are watching. They arenít trying to catch me stubbing my
toe; they are looking for inspiration and hope. They hope that I am the
one who will become their role model and show them the way. I am their
hero, and itís important that I donít let them down. My life will have
an impact on many people whom I will never know. I want that impact to
be positive. Their lives will be better because I passed this way. I
will make a positive difference in their life.
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There's nothing wrong with adrenaline, as long as it doesn't rule your
The adrenaline based lifestyle constantly looks for higher highs. The
addiction to adrenaline beckons adventurers to surf down hundred foot
waves and to leap off tall buildings with a parachute on their back.
They dance on the tightrope between ecstasy and doom, and during their
sometimes short lives, they enjoy their own special high.
I can't get inside the brain of adrenaline junkies, but I can sense
their spirit. They want to push the envelope, to live on the edge,
to look fear in the eye without blinking, to be free. I confess
that I want the same thing, but without all the risk.
I also want something else. I want to be a role model that makes a
difference in the world. I want my life to be a blessing that
lasts three generations.
I would love to live a high risk, no margin for error lifestyle, but I
don't want that to be the message of my life. My life is larger
than a transient spike of adrenaline.
I am a purveyor of dreams and high expectations. I can't think of
anything more exciting than getting you to believe that it's actually
possible to make God's dream for your life come true.
Over 2000 years ago, a man named Jesus walked on planet earth and made a
mind boggling statement. He said, "As you have believed, so it
will be done unto you." He didn't say it just once. He said
it again and again.
Jesus came to change people's expectations. He told them that they
were God's children, and that it was time to look fear in the eye, to
live on the edge, and to be free.
When Jesus healed sick people, it's not an accident that he said, "As
you have believed, so it will be done unto you." He wanted them to
know that to be a healthy person, they had to have healthy beliefs.
They had to believe that it was possible to get better.
When Jesus healed blind people, it's not an accident that he said,
"Become what you believe." He wanted to change their expectations, to
open their hearts and minds, to change the way they looked at their
Too many people have problems with their EXPECTERS. Negative
expectations dominate their lives.
They expect that they will always be poor. They expect that
depression will control their mind. They expect that their
health will never improve. They expect that everyone else will get
the breaks, but not them. They have the wrong expectations.
Jesus came to fix your EXPECTER.
Jesus has positive expectations for your life. He has a dream for
your life that is better than anything you can imagine. You belong
to him, and he wants you to live an abundant life. He expects for
you to have a positive mind. He expects that your health will
improve. He expects that there is no limit to how good your life