Last post I talked about the extra principle, as regards your purpose. I talked about finding your purpose from the things which you already know and come easily to you.
Let’s move on from there to explore, what constitutes EXTRA. If you remember, I said we should move away from doing ordinary things, to finding a niche for the things we are already doing and excelling at.
Extra is VALUE. Now value for me is anything I possess that puts me ahead of the pack. For the purposes of today’s post, Value will be what I bring to the table that others do not have.
Take another look at yourself and ask, ‘what do I bring to this business relationship that others don’t have?’ Every relationship is about creating value, what will make your dream fly is the value it creates.
Value begins with an idea, and an idea is borne out of a problem or need. Value is an ability to resolve issues that others face, and men are always looking for value adding individuals to relate with and with whom to partner to birth their own dreams.
After identifying the value you will bring to the table, it will help if you put together a workable plan to bring this value to bear on your relationships and business. There is also, a need to identify who can best help you bring this value to the fore. What this means is that not everyone you come in contact with or not everyone in your life is required to push your dreams.
There are specific people that have been ordained to help you birth your value adding potential. An ability to recognize them and find out what they have to contribute will help eliminate time wasters and dream killers. Define your relationships with these individuals when you come across them.
A lot is usually lost because we fail to define our relationships and stick to the processes by which we will get there.
Our power thought on this post is to be able to discern those who are called to travel the road we are traveling with us, so we can isolate those who are not. It will push your dream and vision a great deal if you understand that the people in your life ought to add value to your dream.
I know sticking with the plan and thinking up a value adding idea can be hard work. But remember that it is not of him who wills nor of him who runs, it is the Lord that shows mercy.
If you spend time enough in the presence of God, your idea will fly, because it will be borne out of what he speaks to you.
In spite of what it is that may not be working right now, remember that there is a Value inside of you waiting to be released and if you will identify it and work the plan, your Value will come out nevertheless.