"Winning at life requires deliberate practice with excellence, that is intentional and focused. When you practice anything long and hard enough, you create an instinctive ability that becomes part of your 1% better". ~Keith Craft
We're diving into "Your Divine Fingerprint" by Pastor Keith Craft. Every morning, I'd like to give you something to think and talk about for your mindset. It could be a reminder for you to have an attitude of gratitude, or anything to help you on your day.
There are two key factors to success in life, reaching your goals, and figuring out your divine fingerprint.
Number 1, it's the people that you're hanging out with. Your environment, or who are you allowing to speak into your life. Number two, the books that you're reading.
We started this Keto Mom community almost eight years ago, and it wasn't intended to help you with your mindset. This was just simply to help you with recipes as we were diving into our health journey. We wanted to help people think of simple family recipes that would help them on their journey to fat loss. T
A couple of years into it, people kept repeating the cycle of reaching their goals. They create the same goals every single year. Lose the weight, gained the weight. I tried this, and it worked. And then I let emotions take over and I fell back into my old habits. And so I realized that most people haven't read a book since high school or college. Most people weren't working on their self-development. They weren't even realizing the power of their environments and the people around them.
So we started reading books together in the morning working on mindset, and just giving you some understanding that there is more than just recipes that will help you with fat loss.
Are you working on your mindset?
You can always visit ketomomsecrets.com and click on recipes, tips on how to get started, Book Club, or check out our trials. There's no shortage of places to find things. It's so important to pay attention to your surroundings, your environment, the people that are speaking to you, and the books that you're reading.
HOW TO WIN IN LIFE (Chapter 9)
Today, we're going to talk about "How to win in life". I hope that you're pursuing your goals, and I would love to encourage you to keep going or give you some insight on how to get you back on track. We're almost done with this book, I won't read all the stories to you but I will give you the highlights.
Pastor Keith Craft, the author of this book, gives us a ton of examples of practicing. We'll also talk about your goals because I really want to know if you're pursuing your goals and your New Year's resolutions, or do we need to restart?
"Disciplined practice is deliberately and diligently practicing to produce consistency in your performance. Those things that you consistently do, create the opportunity for continual harvest. The purpose of practice is to become excellent".
We're going to talk about practicing the goals and the habits that you ultimately want to be able to do without thinking about it. It might be fat loss, financial goals, spirituality, or relationships. You've got to practice these habits of getting up, going to the gym, packing your lunch, sitting down, and communicating with your spouse, or any intentional things that you need to do.
You need to practice until they become a habit to where you don't have to really think about it, and they just naturally happen.
"Winning at life requires deliberate practice with excellence, that is intentional and focused. The fact is that when you practice anything long and hard enough, you create an instinctive ability that becomes part of your 1% better".
4 DIFFERENT KEYS TO WIN IN LIFE
There are four things to think about in how to win in life. Today, we're only going to go over one of them.
"Winning in life involves discovering, developing, and deploying your 1% factor".
This entire book is all about "YOU". Your gifts and talents, your 1% factor, your divine fingerprint. If there are things that you had dreamed about years ago that you've written off because you feel like you're too old, it's too late, it's too hard, or it's too uncomfortable. Try to ask yourself...
What Am I not doing that I should be doing?
What are the gifts and talents I'm not using that the world needs?
Do I know that people need me?
What am I not utilizing?
Are these gifts and talents staying stagnant and hidden inside of me?
How do I win in life?
Am I actually living my life to the best of my ability?
Am I actually using my gifts and talents?
Am I adding value to the world?
Am I doing something that just sets my heart on fire to live out my purpose?
PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
"I'm going to ask you a couple of questions because practicing is a crucial component of the discovery and the developing process to elevate your greatness".
Am I willing to practice what I want to win until it becomes intentional?
Are you willing to work on things even though it's hard and uncomfortable? We're going to be traveling down to Florida, and we're going to be going to a different CrossFit gym. This CrossFit gym that we're going to, has athletes that are competing in this crazy CrossFit workout competition. I say all that because these people practice over and over again, even if it's uncomfortable and hard, just to be able to compete at this high level.
And while in Florida, we get to try out their gym. We go to CrossFit as a family just to get some functional fitness. I say I'm a crossfitter but am I willing to practice and do the work that these CrossFit athletes do down in Florida? I don't know if I have their level of commitment. I don't know if I can practice and work hard as they do.
We've been watching the competition this weekend, and they are all incredible. I don't know if that's my goal, but we have four daughters that would love that, which is awesome. So, if they want to achieve something like that someday, they've got to practice, practice, and practice. Even when it's hard, uncomfortable, and not convenient to get to the places that you want to go.
Am I willing to practice what I want to win until it becomes instinctive?
Am I willing to do what it takes to achieve sustained excellence?
What am I practicing?
How am I practicing?
Why am I practicing?
5 DIFFERENT AREAS TO PRACTICE
Some of you might be doing really great in some of these areas, and some of you are not. So some of you might need to give more attention to some of these areas. While some of you might want to give more attention to a different one.
We did a book called "Chazown", which is about the different spokes in your life. Your life is made up of different spokes. You've got your spiritual, relational, work, physical spoke, and financial spoke. And if one of those spoke is broken, it's going to affect the rest of your life. Spiritually, you might say you're doing great, you're reading your Bible, and you've got great friends.
I want you to understand where are you spiritually...
Do you attend a church?
Do you read your Bible?
Do you practice that spiritually?
Do you have great people around you?
Go through these things and have an awareness of where you're at. These things, when practiced, become instinctive, and they also affect all the areas of your life.
"What I mean by this is I need you to learn to rule your emotions. One of the best ways to practice emotionally is to practice forgiveness".
It's all about controlling your emotions...
Why are you eating all day?"
What caused you to get to where you're at today?
A lot of it has to do with their emotions like sadness, anger, bitterness, or unforgiveness. These emotions cause you to emotionally eat and gain weight. You need to control your emotions and realize that your EQ plays a huge part in your fat loss.
You have to know when to respond versus react. Collect the facts and do not overreact, which takes practice.
"I believe that readers are alert leaders, JFK said that. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. Your ability to learn is one of life's greatest treasures because it will lead you to places you've never thought you would go. Practice intellectually by reading books"
We've already talked about the power of the people that you're around. Reading books elevates your mindset, helps you believe in yourself, and go after things you never thought you could because you now have a higher level of self-development and self-awareness. You will be able to Live your life with excellence and realize that you've got greatness inside of you.
"You have one body to take care of, it's your temple. When you exercise, you are practicing it physically, for you to be the healthier you".
Practicing is just doing. It's the action of doing, like going to the gym and stretching. It even includes the food you eat, like packing your lunch. It's intentionally doing the actions you know that you need to do until it becomes a habit. I hope that you practice planning your meals for this week. Practice getting up and getting your family out the door in peace. Practicing not skipping the gym, but going to the gym.
Oftentimes, this also leads to people not reaching their health goals or being overweight. You become stressed out because your finances are out of alignment, so therefore you eat. And you've got two things that are broken, your health and your finances. How do we fix those?
It's all about being aware, finding somebody that's financially set, learning, cutting up some of your cards, or not going to Target. There are just different things that you can do to be mindful. When you start working and fixing your finances, other things will fall into place.
"Generosity is one of the ways that you can practice financially, and prosper for the rest of your life".
All of those things affect your health. "How to win in life", is paying attention to all of those things. Taking action on different spokes in your life will ultimately result in fixing the other spokes that are broken. If you've been so focused on your fat loss, but you've never sat back and asked yourself...
"Why am I eating?"
"Why am I choosing this out of emotion?"
"What is really frustrating me?"
"Is it my relationships or finances?"
"What actually needs to be fixed in order to fix my health and fitness?"
"What needs to be addressed or forgiven?"
"What needs to be talked about?"
It's not just eating food that got you here today, it was something that you're not really paying attention to and you're not aware of. You might not realize that you're eating out of your emotions, sadness, anger, habit, or because you didn't plan. Or this could be because you don't have any money, or because your finances weren't there.
So those five things we just talked about, will ultimately help you fix some other challenges in your life. This can turn into opportunities, to help you become the best version of yourself.
Alright! Continue to tune in, we will wrap up this book this week, and we'll choose a different book for next month. Thank you for tuning in, your presence matters. We will see you soon! Bye, everybody!
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