The Few Keys in Review
Becoming the Best Person I can Be
The Few Keys Paradigm
There are a few universal keys to success in everything
we do. Each specific thing we do has its own set of
keys (reading, study, writing, etc.). To be successful
we must master both sets of keys.
Seek the obvious
Don’t miss the obvious
The unlocked jail cell
Don’t forget the obvious
Practice – Repetition
Don’t avoid the obvious
The story of Jed – its too hard!
Key 1 – Discernment
Judge the seed by the harvest.
What is it in my life that I would like to change?
We are where we are in life because of the way we
think! Our thoughts are the seeds of our lives.
The four influences on our thinking.
Key 2 – Optimism
Be realistic, see what can be.
“Confidence is knowing that we will succeed if we do
the right things and knowing that we are capable of
doing the right things”
3 Types of Confidence
A. Faith – confidence in God
B. Self-confidence – I can do it because I’ve done it in
C. Optimism – confidence in our potential to discover
Growth is not just a key, it is the door!
Key 3 – Responsibility
Think results, not reasons.
“I can’t usually means I don’t want to try”
Obstacles vs Roadblocks
“If the source of the problems is within us, that is good
news! That means we can immediately go to work
Key 4 – Initiative
Favor action over endless contemplation.
The real dangers in life lie within our comfort zone.
Courage isn’t the absence of fear but the conquering of
fear. Nelson Mandela
Key 5 – Perseverance
Be persistent, not stubborn.
Write your goals in concrete, but your plans in sand.
Key 6 – Purpose
Be unique, not average.
“Anytime we do something big it is difficult. At some
point it stops making sense. At that point we have to
go with our heart, not our head.”
Key 7 - Sacrifice
Seek Wealth, not riches
Wealth is having what we need to accomplish our
Success has its rewards. How do I achieve them?
“I do so by fulfilling my unique purpose in life. I do that
by becoming the best person that I can become.
There are things I can’t do. That’s OK. I can be
successful anyway. I simply figure out what I can do
and I do it. I don’t need to become someone else to
be successful. I just need to be constantly becoming
a better version of MYSELF.
The Relationships We Build
Key Idea-Who attracts the most interesting people
into their lives? It’s the people who do the most
The Growth We Experience
Key Idea-Few of us feel the need to change. Hopefully
we will find something we want that will make us
grow to get it.
The Fulfillment We Find
Key Idea-Death is not a Tragedy. It is a certainty. The
real tragedy is never to live.
Becoming My Best