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TOUGH TIMES NEVER

LAST
TOUGH PEOPLE DO!
-By Robert H. Schuller

‘If it is to be,
It is up to me…’
CONTENTS OF PRESENTATION
 The Perspective of Problems
 MPE – Managing Problems Effectively

 Taking Charge and Take Control

 10 Commandments of Possibility Thinking

 Counting to 10

 Move the Mountain

 Pray

 The Alphabet of Success


THE PERSPECTIVE OF
PROBLEMS
THE PERSPECTIVE OF PROBLEMS
 If you have a dream, you have everything –
including a lot of problems
 Every human being has problems
 Every problem has a limited life span
 Your problem is my opportunity
 Every problem holds positive possibilities
 Every problem will change you
 Compose your response, if you can’t control
the times
 You can choose what your problem will do to you
 B +ve
 There is a negative and a positive reaction to
every problem
MPE –
MANAGING PROBLEMS
EFFECTIVELY
MPE – MANAGING PROBLEMS
EFFECTIVELY
 Don’t underestimate the problem – Or your
ability to deal with it
 Play it down and Pray it up
 Don’t exaggerate
 Patience is not a virtue - If you sit back and
wait for your problem to solve itself
 Don’t Wait
 Nobody is defeated until he starts blaming
somebody else
 Don’t Aggravate
 Get Smart – and then get Smarter
 Illuminate
MPE – MANAGING PROBLEMS
EFFECTIVELY
 It takes guts, to leave the ruts
 Motivate
 How do you catch a Placement?
 Bait
 Find a job the way you found a wife or a
husband
 Date
 Possibilities: Every problem is loaded with it
 Sublimate
 Give it all you’ve got
 Dedicate
 I need Help!!!
 Communicate
MPE – MANAGING PROBLEMS
EFFECTIVELY
 Insulate
 Don’t `Take Care’
 Don’t `Take it Easy’
 Don’t say TGIF
 Don’t `see it before you believe it’
 Don’t say `No Way’
 Don’t say `Not too bad’
 Don’t `hear that before’
 Don’t think it’s Terminal
TAKE CHARGE AND TAKE
CONTROL
TAKE CHARGE AND TAKE CONTROL

 Take chance, take charge and take control


 Taking chance implies reckless risk
 Taking charge means you are managing the
risks
 And, taking control means you manage your
problems
 Leadership: “Leadership is the force that
selects your dreams and sets your goals. It is
the force that propels your endeavors to
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
 Don’t surrender leadership to outside forces
 Never give up hope and keep fighting till the end
 Today’s decisions are tomorrow’s realities
 Don’t surrender leadership to faces, farces
and fences
 Negative expressions and body language
 Never believe anyone unless you are satisfied
 Fences are limiting concepts influencing your
goals and dreams negatively
 They cause us to lower our goals, with the result that
we strive for and achieve far less than our
capabilities
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
 Don’t surrender leadership to your
fantasies, fears, fatigue, faults
 Never indulge in negative fantasies
 Limit the size of your goals and stifle your creativity
 The Bible says, “God has not given us a spirit of
fear, but of power and of love and of a sound
mind” (2 Tim. 1:7)
 Biggest fear is fear of failure
 Sit back and relax!!
 Healthy body means healthy mind
 All plans ‘have’ problems . Problems call for
polishing, not for demolition
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
 Don’t surrender leadership to facts,
frenzies, fates and forecasts
 Attitude is more important than facts.
 Attitude be positive and in control
 Fortunetellers and others program people with
negative self-fulfilling prophecies are dangerous
people
 Negative forecasts need not be right unless they
are verified. One should always look at the
forecast methodology to get to a decision
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
 Don’t surrender leadership to foes, friends,
fracturing experiences of life
 Critics hardly offer any worthwhile solution
 Take advice from friends but do as you please
 A bad experience should not let you stop and
lose faith in future
 “Believe in dreams. Never believe in hurts. Don’t let
your fracturing experience shape your future.”
 “DO” surrender leadership to one thing—
faith
 Let faith be in control of every decision you
make and every action you take.
 You do that when you let the positive
possibilities set your goals
10 COMMANDMENTS
OF POSSIBILITY THINKING
POSSIBILITY THINKING?
 Possibility thinking focuses not on the
management of time, money, energy, or
persons, but on the management of ideas
 Differentiates the negative thoughts from
positive thoughts
 Transforms you from impossibility thinkers to
possibility thinkers
 Better to do something imperfectly than to
do nothing flawlessly
COMMANDMENTS OF POSSIBILITY
THINKING
 Never reject a possibility because you see
something wrong with it!
 “Beginning is half done.”
 Don’t get the credit, get the contract!
 Convert impossibilities to possibilities. That’s
success!
 Don’t make up your mind!
 Never reject an idea because it’s illegal!
 Commitment and not resources will achieve the
goal!
 You can never make a commitment without
producing some conflict!
 Learn to accommodate! Prepare to compromise!
 Failure is not a consideration!
 Success is also not a consideration!
 People imagine ego fulfillment through success and
pull out
COUNTING TO TEN
COUNT TO TEN AND WIN
 Play the ‘ Possibility Thinking Game ‘
 You won’t win if you don’t begin
COUNT TO TEN AND WIN
 1. Rent a school building
 2. Rent a Masonic Hall.

 3. Rent and Elk’s Lodge

 4. Rent a mortuary chapel.

 5. Rend an empty warehouse.

 6. Rent a community club building.

 7. Rent a Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

 8. Rent a Jewish synagogue.

 9. Rent a drive-in theatre.

 10. Rent an empty piece of ground, a tent,


and folding chairs.
COUNT TO TEN AND WIN
 1. Get 1 people to give $1,000,000.
 2. Get 2 people to give $500,000.

 3. Get 4 people to give $250,000.

 4. Get 10 people to give $100,000.

 5. Get 20 people to give $50,000.

 6. Get 40 people to give $25,000.

 7. Get 50 people to give $20,000.

 8. Get 100 people to give $10,000.

 9. Get 200 people to give $5,000.

 10. Get 1,000 people to give $1,000.


ATTITUDE CHARACTERISTICS OF
PLAYING A GAME
 Risk – Running
 Record – Breaking

 Commitment – Freeing
HOW TO PLAY POSSIBILITY THINKING
GAME
 Begin by believing that you possess latent
gifts of creativity.
 Don’t play it alone.
FAITH THAT CAN MOVE
YOUR MOUNTAIN
FAITH THAT CAN MOVE YOUR
MOUNTAIN
 Faith – greatest miracle-working power
 Faith is like a seed

 5 Phases
 First- Planting
 Second - Sprouting
 Third - Nourishing
 Fourth - Bearing fruit
 Fifth - Harvesting
FIVE PHASES TO THE FULL CYCLE OF
MOUNTAIN-MOVING FAITH
 Nesting Phase
 Testing Phase

 Investing Phase

 Arresting Phase

 Cresting Phase
NESTING PHASE
 Ideas
 Un-hatched egg rots in the nest

 Trust your brilliance and therefore your ideas


and creativity.
 The me I see, is the me I will be.

 No idea is perfect. Trust the positive potential


in an idea.
TESTING PHASE
 Don’t plunge recklessly and irresponsibly
ahead with every idea that moves through
the brain.
 Test the idea.

 Everybody is an inspiration to somebody


else.
 Example of Patty Wilson
INVESTING PHASE
 The point at which a public commitment is
made
 One commits Time, Money, Energy, Prestige
and Pride
 Patty’s story

 Have you given your problem all that you


have?
 Faith moving the Mountain

 Backup your ideas with Hard work

 Many people fail in this phase


ARRESTING PHASE
 Problems and Trouble block your path.
 Defeat seems certain
 God’s way of testing us before the final
victory
 Patty’s story
 Faith has mountain moving power if you
hang on.
 Stanley Reimer’s story
 Think life, Talk life, Believe life
 Have faith like a Mustard seed
EDGAR A. GUEST
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you are trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
Rest, if you must—but don’t you quit!
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow—
You might succeed with another blow. . . .
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit—
It’s when things get worse that you mustn’t quit!
SOME INSPIRING THOUGHTS
 Don’t trust the clouds—trust the sunshine
 Don’t set your compass by the flash of
lightning—set it by the stars.
 Trust the sun—don’t trust the shadows
 Believe in your dreams—don’t believe in
your despairing thoughts.
 Have faith in your faith—and doubt your
doubts.
 Trust in your hopes—never trust in your
hurts.
THE CRESTING PHASE
 The Mountain is scaled and Success is
achieved.
 Those who hang on ultimately survive
 Believe and you will achieve
 Be somebody! God never takes time to
build a nobody. Everybody God creates is
created to be somebody.
PRAYER: THE POWER THAT PULLS

EVERYTHING TOGETHER
SUCESSFULLY
JOURNEY TILL NOW
 Put your problems in proper perspective
 Applied the twelve principles of managing
problems positively
 Taken charge and control of your situation
 Tackled impossibilities with the Ten
Commandments for Possibility Thinking
 Counted to ten and won
 Applied the faith that will move your
mountain.
PRAYER
 God guides praying people through tough
times
 Holy week of 1981

 Good news and bad news

 How do you renew your strength and spirit


during a brownout time?
RENEW

 R – Review your Past


 E – Examine all the Possibilities
 N – Name the price you are willing to Pay
 E - Elect the best possibility, no matter what
the price
 W – Wait and work

 Brownouts do not have to be burnouts.


ANYWAY
 People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
 If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior
motives.
Do good anyway.
 If you are successful, you will win false friends and true
enemies.
Succeed anyway.
 Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
 The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
 The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by
the smallest people with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
 People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for some underdogs anyway.
 What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
 Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the
teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
THE ALPHABET OF
SUCCESS
PROBLEMS OF TODAY VS.
OPPORTUNITIES OF TOMORROW

Need of the hour

Grasp the opportunities of


Problems of today
tomorrow
CONCEPT OF IDEA
Idea

Inception of great acts

Idea =

-Tenderly -Nutritionally
-Gently -Antiseptically
-Respectfully -Responsibly
-Protectively
REACTIONS OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE TO
IDEAS
Kinds of people Reactions

Insecure Hibernate

Lazy Luxuriate

Wounded Commiserate

Foolish Procrastinate

Wise Dedicate
ALPHABETS OF ACTION
I deserve to succeed and have the ability
too

A ffirm
I will achieve goals not myself but with the
help of others

B elief
Say no to fear of failure. Display 100%
commitment

C ommitment
Dare to take risks in life. To risk nothing is
the greatest hazard in life.

D are
Educate yourself and become
knowledgeable through hard work

E ducate
Find time, talent, possibilities and way.
Matter is more exciting if it is hunted for or
discovered.

F ind
ALPHABETS OF ACTION
(CONTD.)
Give your 100% to your goals.

G iving
Holding on, praying expectantly and the
belief that there is scope of betterment

H ope
Imagine solutions to problems
through creative thinking and
eventually winning over them.

I magine

Junk the ill thoughts like fear, jealousy


and “why is it happening to me?”

J unk
K.O. fear, depression, apprehensions
and predictions of gloom and doom

K nock out
ALPHABETS OF ACTION
(CONTD.) Loving by ability to laugh at your own self
and keeping a good sense of humor.

L ove
Make things happen for you through
ability to manage them

M ake it happen
Able to negotiate, to compromise

Overlook imperfections in others which


N egotiate
will help you in overcoming hurdles.

O verlook and O vercome


Don’t give up….endurance

P ersevere
Quit complaining. Quit remembering
negative moments of life.

Q uit
ALPHABETS OF ACTION
(CONTD.) Reorganize yourself….after failures and
success too.

R eorganize
Share the power, credit and glory

S hare
Everything has a price. You need to give
up in order to get

T rade off
Unlock hidden values like faith , hope and
love to act as driving force towards
success.

U nlock
The me I see is the me I will be. Have a
vision to give direction to your deeds.

V isualize
Work …work …and work

W ork
ALPHABETS OF ACTION
(CONTD.)
X ray your motives, your abilities and
know yourself well.

X ray

Yield yourself to god.

Y ield

Everything has a price. You need to give


up in order to get

Z ip it up