Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
You must think like the best to become the best.
You are a product of your thoughts. If you think the thoughts of the average you can be nothing but average. Likewise, if you start thinking the way that the best in your field thinks, it is only a matter of time that you yourself will become among the best. Michael Jordan’s goal was to be the best player that ever played. His thought was that the path to getting there would be that of working harder at his game than everybody else. He would have had to look at what the best were doing to elevate their game and outdo that.
Michael Jordan’s approach exemplifies what Proverbs 21:5 was saying: thinking like the diligent or the best will tend to success and abundance. Whatever your field, you can become the best or among the best. Start by identifying and adopting thought patterns of the best based on their actions. It may come all at once. It took the apostles 3 years to learn to think the way Jesus thought, but when they did, even though some were not well educated, they had great success in building the early church. Think like the best and you will become the best.
Life Application: Gather information and identify 3 to 7 things that the best in your field did to become the best and then replicate them.
Prayer: Lord, you have stated that as a man thinketh, so is he. I pray that my thoughts concerning myself will be positive at all times. I pray that my thoughts will mirror your thoughts for my life. In Jesus name, amen.
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