February 2015


This is excellent! You must read this!!!

thelegacypen

In wrapping up the series on development, being teachable is a sensitive subject for many people. The mere idea of being described as non-teachable can be offensive and insulting to a person that protects their accomplishments. It poses a false, non-existent challenge in their minds regarding their success, endurance and achievements. The immediate reaction is to defend your position – posturing oneself as oppositional to the truth. In my earlier blog, I referenced my own situation in which I did not seek an understanding, but in response of being noted as non-teachable, I immediately defended my intentions and accomplishments. My behavior exemplified insecurities and using my accomplishments as a crutch in confrontation. What???? Yes, I used my accomplishments as a crutch in confrontation thus I was non-teachable. It was a great way of graciously displaying “I know it all” without saying it all.

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This just takes it to the next level. Excellent.

thelegacypen

I think it is important to gain an understanding of commitment. The word has a 2-part meaning, but this portion emphasizes the essence of development: an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action. Engagement represents an agreement and obligation represents conviction. Therefore, our commitment involves the dynamic duo of agreement and conviction to hold us steady in times of trial and testing. As well, commitment provides stability and direction. Restrictions are not necessarily a negative in life, but they may serve as accountability and value points. Restrictions can rescue you from self-destruction depending upon one’s maturity and understanding of your personal boundaries. Commitment originates from our heart of faithfulness in our journey of purpose, life’s calling or ministry stead. Sometimes the challenges of personal development are grueling and ever so painful. In order to achieve success, commitment in crisis is vital.

There are many considerations in commitment and…

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