The next time you are at your next learning conference/meeting remember this.
The danger with listening to the successful guy/lady on stage at your next BIG CONFERENCE, or in your next big meeting, is that they are speaking about their experience in retrospect. ‘After the fact’ can be spoken about with great 20/20 hindsight. ‘After the fact’ removes the fear/pain they experienced and makes it all sound like child’s play that can fit on 9 powerpoint slides. These 9 slides have a tendency to give you a prescription of success if you simply mix the same potion.
Don’t forget that the successful story you are being presented is THEIR STORY. Their unique gifts. Their unique circumstances. Their unique spouse/teammate/family. Their unique town. Their unique use by God.
Your gifts and talents are unique and exceptional to you.
Be a learner as you listen to the speaker and acknowledge that he/she does not have the formula to YOUR success.
Listen to Him.
Do what He says.
If there is ever a guarantee of success…doing what the Holy Spirit tells you is the best shot you got.