You are unique!

The word for today is unique!

One of the hidden concepts of our day is the uniqueness of each of us. Although it is difficult to comprehend, with all the billions of men and women in the world, you and I are UNIQUE!

There are not fingerprints equal, there are not DNA equal. Each of us is an original! The awareness of our uniqueness is one of the strongest motivations that exist!

A great teacher of life, Joyce Meyer, once said that God will help you become the best of yourself but NEVER WILL HELP YOU TO BECOME EQUAL TO ANOTHER PERSON YOU KNOW!

Knowing that we are unique leads us to understand that we have a unique and special mission.

It teaches us to appreciate our every similar even if it is not equal to us.

It widens our mental boundaries and takes away from us every desire of discrimination.

It prompts us to seek unity in diversity.

It grows in us the desire to add value and invest on others, knowing that every life has a uniqueness that enriches the community.

Who does not believe in the uniqueness of his life tends to remain in the status quo, in anonymity. He is dead even if he has not yet made it official.

Do you believe in being a unique person with a unique purpose and a unique contribution that only you can give and is there an enthusiasm that becoming the best you can ever be will affect you and those around you?

Darwin said that man comes from monkeys. Well, the monkey copies, hence the saying monkey see monkey do.

Man, on the other hand, creates and leaves a trace of its uniqueness.

This is the reason why God created us and gave us power by assigning to each of us a specific and unique task !

Whatever your reaction to this reflection, know that I respect you because you are unique!

Guy Sottile

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The power of empowering!

The word for today is empowering!

All the true leaders have the main goal of empowering their disciples.

The pseudo-leaders, on the contrary, suffer from insecurity syndrome that keeps them from boosting, equipping and investing in others.

These pseudo-leaders will never achieve true success because their insecurity leads them to think only of their own interests.

Safe leaders, that is, the true ones, strongly want the success of their disciples and followers and want them to become even better than them. The target lies in the famous saying: the disciple surpasses the master!

I also want to add that the true leader experiences a personal failure if he does not see those whom he leads and mentors, reach goals that he himself has not reached!

My frequent question is whether those who are growing with my resources, talents, and guidance are positioning themselves to surpass me.

If the answer is yes, then and only then I can consider my investment as a personal success.

If the empowering of those who follow us and learn from us becomes our main goal then we will make a big difference in this world.

Finally, in strengthening those who follow us, we will see a return in our mission and vision!

Guy Sottile

Humility is the leader best ability!

The word for today is humility!

The best definition of humility that I can give is the following:

Humility does not mean thinking less of ourselves (this would be a false humility), but it means thinking less about OURSELVES!

People who are not humble are full of themselves and so do not give space to focus on others. This is the essence of humility.

I remember a conversation I had with a friend of mine who, after having talked extensively about himself he said: Guy I talked enough now you speak to me and tell me what you think about me!

If we want to attract people we need to learn to be concerned about their needs and help them adding value to their lives and their mission.

Humility means to focus on others, to follow them on their way to get the most out of their lives.

The true leader is not the one who is full of himself and focuses on his programs.

The real leader is one who makes humility his greatest characteristic, thinking less of himself in order to focus on the needs of his followers.

The quintessential example comes to us from Jesus of Nazareth, who leaves the throne of his glory, that restrains his power to come to this world in order to show with facts that he thinks less of himself and of his rights, to help us mortals find the true purpose of our earthly pilgrimage!

The question for us is whether we have learned to be humble in order to obtain the right to lead others, or if our leadership is focused on manipulating others, thus denying the true meaning of humility.

Guy Sottile

The power of creativity!

The word for today is creativity!

This word is formed by two concepts: activity and create.

In other words the creativity of an individual is his ability to act in order to create.

Most of the people is no longer involved in creating new things but to criticize things and situations that already exist.

Criticizing is easy but, it is challenging to create.

Criticizing is demagogic and useless, while creating is both pragmatic and useful.

Those who control us have a vested interest to ensure that we do not create but that we adapt to what they have created for us.

In other words, drowning our ability to create has, as its ultimate objective, the control of our actions thus leaving many in mediocrity.

This is one of the reasons why I can not understand how many intelligent people do not believe in creation but belligerently they believe in evolution.

We were created to create in our time! In our uniqueness, we must understand that we are responsible for our own life. We need to control our life through creativity and not accept it the way it is.

From the individual life to the family and social life, we are called to create the coordinates that guide our actions.

Our creativity determines our uniqueness. I wonder if those around us are aware of our uniqueness or think of us as ordinary people, which is the result of an outdated model we are conforming due to the lack of commitment, determination and, therefore, creativity.

That’s why we face obstacles. They exist to leverage our creativity. Who gives up in the midst of trials and obstacles kills creativity.

Personally I think that , one of the many examples of creativity in the history of the world that strikes me most is the cross of Jesus of Nazareth.

The Bible teaches that God is pure and holy and that He cannot, by his own nature, coexist with what is unclean.

It teaches also that men are by nature impure and, therefore, incompatible with the holiness of God. This, however, does not stop the action of God who, above all else loves us and wants to connect with us, His creatures.

The creativity of God consist in becoming a man, live a Holy and perfect life and die as the last of the impure and sinful men. Jesus died for you and me!

God does not see our impurities because Jesus is dying for our impurities and sins .

So God is holy, but at the same time, through Jesus now has the ability to connect with us and let us know what is the life He has designed for each of us.

Being creative requires sacrifice, patience, humiliation, criticism, but it’s worth it when we reach our final purpose.

If our creativity is atrophying, you and I live in boredom and mediocrity.

Let’s react and lets face the obstacle with the creativity which each of us has been endowed.

What a joy to discover that we were created to create!

What a satisfaction to understand how much potential we have to leave our own mark in this world as the result of our creativity.

May this new week be a rematch of the awareness of our creativity!

Guy Sottile

Setbacks!

The word for today is setbacks!

Those who think of living every day without setbacks, live in a world of fairy tales.

In every life it is inevitable to face problems, difficulties, disappointments and adversities!

The shots that throw us to the carpet are those that we do not expect and that we can not perceive before they arrive.

Falling to the mat and suffering a setback is normal for everyone!

When we are on the carpet do not get up right away but let’s get our strength back. Let’s ask ourselves what has knocked us down and why we have not been able to avoid it.

Then let’s get up because the setbacks can be and must be TEMPORARY and not final.

In fact, the component that defines a person is not the stop but the ability to get up!

Setbacks can only slow us down because in life there is always a second chance, you just have to want it!

Guy Sottile

Three kinds of people to achieve our vision

(A photo of the current political situation in Italy).

1. Confidants

They love you and believe in you unconditionally and support you always and in spite of everything.

2. Constituents

They love your vision but leave you once you reach it.

3. Comrades

They fight for the things we both want. They do not believe in us and/or our vision but they support what we are against.

We do not go anywhere without the confidants. David existed because there was a Jonathan! Choose your team members well. Without the confidants you have a vision destined to die!

Guy Sottile

The word for today is Contagious!

The word for today is contagious!

Whether we like it or not, our daily living brings us in touch with other people.

When you get in touch with others, 2 things happen:

1. We give or receive a positive contagion

2. We give or receive a negative contagion

There is not a third possibility!

My question is whether we prefer a positive contagion or negative contagion.

The question is clearly rhetorical!

In fact, if we could choose which contagion to receive, the answer would certainly be to be influenced positively by the people we come into contact with.

In the same way, other people prefer to receive our positive contagion!

In our daily life, we add value and positive contagion to others or we detract value because of our negativity!

Therefore, let us examine ourselves and the type of contagion with which we influence others.

In the same way, let’s rub shoulders with those who positively influence us and run away from those who negatively influence us. An old proverb says “who walks with the lame learns to limp”.

Let’s stay close to the people who celebrate us and not tolerate us!

I add that those who walk with those who positively influence them, learn to add value to others, thus giving a positive meaning to the mission of their life!

Guy Sottile