Legacy is preparing those you love to grow through life’s most difficult challenges. – Tom Ziglar
Inheritance is what you leave to someone. Legacy is what you leave in someone. -Mark Batterson
We can’t protect those we love, including ourselves, from life’s challenges. Like it or not, the challenges are going to come. However, we can be prepared, and prepare those we love, to handle whatever does come.
Being stronger starts with the mindset of “growing through.”
A lot of us may be “in the furnace” of life right now.
Don’t sit in the furnace.
Don’t just go through the furnace.
GROW through the furnace.
What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.
The mindset, the attitude, the belief of “growing through” means that you don’t like what is happening and you understand and believe that you are learning, growing, and becoming stronger.
It’s not what happens to you that will determine how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.
Every trial, pressure, and challenge we face makes us stronger.
In order to build muscle, we have to tear it first by lifting weights and stressing the muscle.
In order to make our bones stronger, we have to put them under tension, pressure, and weight.
What we learn by failing, by falling short, by getting knocked down, makes us stronger.
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Maximize what comes.
Expect the best- It is 100% your mindset and your beliefs. Focus on what you can do. Focus on solutions. There is no downside to this. A positive mindset has great health benefits. A fear-driven negative mindset hurts your immune system.
Prepare for the worst- Use wisdom in your daily life and social interactions. While you are preparing, tell your mind that all of the things you have been putting off, you get to do now. Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t do.
Maximize what comes- No one really knows what tomorrow, or next week, or next month has in store for us. If your mindset is right, if you are focused on serving others, if you are intentional about growing yourself, then you will be perfectly positioned to make a difference in the world- which will allow you to have the biggest impact possible. Focus on serving others and solving problems.
Success is the maximum utilization of the abilities God gave you.
God is never happier with His children than when they are solving the problems of His other children. -Rabbi Daniel Lapin
Having a stronger mindset believes that everything will work together for good and that every trial, every affliction, every hardship, everything meant to tear us down and cause us harm will make us stronger.
Living out a stronger mindset is not easy- but it only has upside. The stronger our belief, our faith, our hope, the more our spirit is lifted and the more we lift the spirits of those around us. When our spirits are lifted our immune system benefits.
The most powerful story in the world is the story you tell yourself. A stronger daily affirmation is your story. Everyday make progress, learn, love, grow, and make a difference in someone’s life. Getting stronger is a choice and one that has no downside. Even if you fall short on your commitment, you are still getting stronger because you are moving forward and learning as you go.
Repeat the daily affirmation twice a day, in the morning and in the evening before bed.
Say it out loud.
At least 10 times a day say the phrase “I am getting stronger and stronger every day in every way.” This will train your subconscious mind to automatically look for ways to get stronger.
I am getting stronger and stronger every day in every way,
I am expecting the best, preparing for the worst, and maximizing what comes.
I commit to daily growing and learning in every area of my life.
I already have every quality of success inside of me and I am daily recognizing, claiming, developing, and using them.
I am solution-focused, not problem-centered.
I believe James 1:2 and 3, and respond to life’s hardships and trials with peace and joy because I know they make me stronger.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurances. James 1:2-3
I have hope in the future because Romans 8:28 tells me that all things work together for good.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
I am courageous standing in the furnace of life because I know I am not alone, and I know that those I love are encouraged and lifted up when they see me love and serve others despite my own trials.
Yes! I am getting stronger and stronger every day in every way.
I know God is perfectly positioning me to fulfill my life’s purpose.
I am getting stronger and stronger every day in every way.
The difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do. – Bill Phillips