Enjoying a Healthy SUCCESS Life
By Rob Yanok
We are living in a day when that which is negative is published abroad and that which is positive is promptly buried on the back page, or shrugged off as something inconsequential. As a result, many people have been raised in an atmosphere where their friends and relatives “find fault” like there is a reward for it. This has created a multitude of emotionally unstable people who simply “go with the flow” of the river called negativism which empties into the pond called poison, where lack, limitation, and self destruction mingle and stagnate.
God has never been pleased with this state of affairs. He desires for us to live above the level of mediocrity. He desires for us to live our life with excellence. He is not committed to our comfort and middle of the road attitudes and lifestyles. God original design for us is a healthy success life. Below you will find strategies how to have that kind of life.
Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he…” How we see ourselves is how we will eventually behave. First We must develop a healthy self-Image. In essence, we cannot consistently perform in a manner that is inconsistent with the way we see ourselves. If we truly believe that we are a failure, we will be a failure. Henry Ford once said, “If you think you can’t, your right, If you think you can, your right.” My friend, if we will believe that we are successful, that success is what we will be. What you believe and think will be. Change your perspective on how you look at yourself. Don’t base your self worth on what others think, base it on what God says: Psalms 139:14 (NIV), I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalms 8:4-5 (AMP) says, “What is man, that you are mindful of him, and the son of (earthborn) man, that you care for him? Yet you have made him but little lower than God (or heavenly beings), and you have crowned him with Glory and honor.”
Secondly, you must develop healthy relationships.. Proverbs 13:20 (NIV) says, “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.” You must begin to involve quality people in your life. Dr. Carl Menger said, “Our environment shapes us more than our heredity.” Unwise friendships and associations have destroyed the potential and the abilities of people.
Whoever cannot increase you, will eventual decrease you. You must have the ability to disconnect from unqualified persons who abuse and misuse your life. I Corinthians 15:33 (NIV) states, “ Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.” Of all the lessons that we need to learn, sometimes this one is the most difficult to comprehend: Simply that some relationships are not healthy. Here are a few scriptures from the Bible that would help you avoid certain relationships. Proverbs 22:24 – avoid relationships with those who are continually angry. Proverbs 17:9 – avoid relationships with those who you cannot trust. Don’t hate people. You and I must begin to be the positive influences. The Relationships to enhance and strengthen; Proverbs 27:17 – enhance the relationship with those who speak right things. Proverbs 27:6 – enhance relationship with those who are not afraid to correct us when we are wrong and be corrected when they are wrong. Proverbs 17:17 – enhance relationships with those whom you can trust. Allow your relationships to develop slowly and progressively. This will be much beneficial in the long run.
Thirdly, you must develop a healthy work habit. II Thessalonians 3:10, “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” Most of your finances you will receive in your lifetime will come from your WORK. Our power to get wealth is attached to our purpose in our life’s work. According to Ecclesiastes 5:19 states that work is a God’s gift and blessing, not punishment or a curse. Our work gives us a sense of purpose to create the wealth that God intended us to have. It is not to be seen as an inconvenience or drudgery. Our quality of work reflects our character. Our attitude toward work will determine our quality. Our quality determines our productivity. And our productivity determines our success. Og Mandino said, “The only certain measure of success is to render more and better service than expected. If you want job security, make it your goal to worth more than your salary. People who only do what they are paid to do are not earning an increase.” Proverbs 10:4 (NIV) says, “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” When we allow a new biblical work ethic to permeate our lives, we will systematically rise our of the quagmire of mediocrity and move towards level of success.
So, to see true success in life, we must develop a healthy self-image; develop healthy relationships and develop a healthy work habit. As we do so, God, Himself will begin to oversee the difficult stages of our lives. Our failures will become successes, our poverty will become wealth, and our weakness will become strength. Remember, It’s the set of the sail, not our circumstances that determines our success in life. Start living your healthy SUCCESS life.