What's Your Philosophy?

What's Your Philosophy?

It's a new year. Are you ready to get down to business and accomplish some big things? If yes, then let's start the journey right now. Today, I'll do something special. I'll give you a sneak peek into one of the new books I'm currently writing.

Excerpt from "Limitless ....... - .... God-Given Potential" (Complete name hidden for obvious reasons);

Who am I? That sounds like such a simple question. Still, some of us spend all of our lives searching for the true answer. When you don't know who you are you build your life on the shakiest foundation possible. Each challenge you face in life openly asks you that question. Depending on your response you will either rise to the challenge or fall as a result of it.

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.- Proverbs 4:23 NLT

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he... - Proverbs 23:8 KJV

The Webster's New World Dictionary defines the word philosophy as the following:

1. The study of principles underlying conduct, thought, and the nature of the universe.
2. The general principles or laws of a field of knowledge
3. A particular system of ethics
4. Composure; calmness

Your philosophy of life is the system of principles which form the framework of your worldview. From it you get your perspective on everything you encounter. It's this perspective which then determines your reality. Simply put; “You think so therefore you are.” If you don't purposefully develop your own philosophy of life, one will be given to you.

I first heard of this concept from my father while growing up. As an excellent Bible teacher, leader, consultant, businessman and motivational speaker he continually emphasized and demonstrated its importance. He would often ask the congregation of his church in Diego Martin, Trinidad; “What's your philosophy of life?”

As a child, I only understood his point in a limited fashion but that all changed as a young adult. For a season of my young adult life I became obsessed with understanding the secrets of success. I invested time into studying the lives of very successful people. I researched their life-stories with a special emphasis on what they said during in-depth personal interviews or discussions.

This revealed some fascinating things. Many people who shape culture, break barriers or change the course of history are philosophers with strong convictions. They see the world from a unique perspective then dedicate their lives to creating the reality they perceive. They also use whatever resources are available to promote their worldview.

We may only notice what they achieve but it's their philosophy which makes them different. That being said, how do you develop your own philosophy? How you see the world affects what you think needs to be changed but how you see yourself affects your role in implementing that change. Consequently, your philosophy is a direct reflection of your identity.

What's your philosophy?

We'll continue from here tomorrow.

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