The set of your sail determines much, and maybe everything, in how your life works out. Jim Rohn says we used to think it was circumstances that made the difference. It’s really easy for all of us to blame circumstances. Rohn learned from Earl Shoaf that it is our philosophy that is the major determining factor in our life direction.
It will be good to throw all of our excuses away and change the set of our sails. We each need a better sail. Whoever really dreamed it may be our own beliefs and attitudes that are determining the way we are sailing on the path of life? Our own ability to think and use our mind helps us to process what God has available for us. Sure there are roadblocks and mountains along the path. Let’s find out how to press on over or through.
Personal Growth Journey
These past two months I’ve selected some mentors to learn from. We need mentors for a “personal growth” journey. And believe it or not, we all need to be on a personal growth journey all of our days, if we want all that God has planned for our lives.
As my days, so shall my strength be. Deut 33:25
I selected Jim Rohn, his mentor, Earl Shoaf, and Earl Nightingale. Each of these men left an immensely valuable legacy. And miraculously, now they can each become our own personal mentors via You Tube videos.
Jim Rohn in Dallas
Years and years ago Jim Rohn came to Dallas two or three times, and I went to hear him each time. So many valuable ideas made a difference in the set of my sails. Other books, amazing faith-filled pastors and people I had met had already begun the change of my sail direction. My desire is that my sail never stops changing toward the best life path destined for me. What about you?
God Has Provided More Than We Can Ask, Hope, Dream or Imagine
God has so much for each one of us. Until my sail changed directions in 1976, I thought sickness and disease, or freedom from, was just the luck of the draw. Oh how wrong I was! And oh how glad I am that I learned from God’s word that Healing is in our Covenant as believers. Learn More
How We Shape our Life
Jim Rohn talks about his mentor Earl Shoaf, who personally mentored him for at least five years. He said to Jim, “We shape our life by large major by our attitude. Our attitude toward ourselves determines our attitude toward the world.”
We can train our attitude day by day. People who stay young love to grow and change. They expect more good out of life than bad. They expect to succeed more than they fail. Because they expect success, they get success. For myself, my sail is set to expect divine health, long life, and opportunities coming my way. Of course, I am still in training and will be until Jesus comes.
Shoaf says the best attitudes gravitate to the top. They become an agent to attract success.
Life is boring only to boring people. Life is dull only to dull people.
Do you want to learn more about Living Long and Strong?
In this course I pulled in the secrets I have learned from experience living, teaching and studying Fitness and Health over the past 40 years. I coupled this experience with an in depth-inspiring research study I did in 2008 on those most remarkable ones called “Centenarians” (those who have lived the honorable age of 100 years old.)
More from Earl Shoaf in the next post.