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Live Limitless

by Richard Norris on October 16, 2016

Geese And Microlite flying together in formation
Live Limitless
One of my favourite t-shirts was given to me by my mother-in-law. I like it because of what it says on the back.
“There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.”
The roads we drive on have speed limits. They’re there to keep us safe. And it’s not just on the roads where there are limits.
Our lives are full of restrictions, rules and regulations. And for good reason. Most, if not all of them, are in place to keep us safe and secure.
However, other than those we are meant to approach life without limitations, without “speed limits”. How else can we discover our full potential, how far we can go, who we are truly and fully meant to be?
For years, I lived a limited life. Those limits were self-imposed. When I bucked up against those limits self-preservation / self-sabotage kicked in. Like many, I believed it was better and safer to take no risks, to live within the boundaries of my self-imposed comfort zone.
Several years ago I finally realised that life, real life, my true authentic life, actually existed outside my comfort zone. Only when I risked taking a step of faith beyond my comfort zone did I realise my life had been missing out on so much. Richer experiences. Greater memories. New skills. Deeper relationships. Change of career.
Life is not meant to be lived safely. It’s meant to be lived fully. A full life cannot be lived within limits.
God has equipped each of us each uniquely to live an amazing life. All it requires is for you to boldly go where you have not gone before – to live limitless.
I am living with less limitations now but there are still limitations I need to overcome. Every day I now feel like I am speeding up on my road to excellence.
How about you?
Below are the insights from my past week that have helped me to see where I may be limiting myself. Perhaps, they can help you too.
1. You can live without certainty but not clarity of direction.
2. Live each day in the light of Jesus’ return.
3. Don’t count the days; make the days count.
4. Respond to what your spirit needs not what your flesh craves.
5. Reach for God.
6. Value what your people value.
7. Learn to recognise and respond to God’s voice.
8. Listen to your conscience – always think about what you say and how you say it.
9. Put relationship before pride.
10. See things objectively rather than personally.
11. Never sell out your family.
12. Your big picture is your family and the life you’re building.
13. Small changes add up to big improvements.
14. Living is giving.
15. God wants a blank page to write on.
16. Ask believing. Wait expectantly.
17. Confrontation is meant to be redemptive.
18. Don’t limit yourself – don’t limit God.
19. Your tendency to be picky about people can end up hurting you.
God bless &


The Power Of Choice

by Richard Norris on October 9, 2016

Wrong And Right
The Power Of Choice
There have been times in my life where all seemed against me – whether real or perceived.
I lost my job.
I didn’t get a job.
I failed.
I lost.
For years I allowed my inner adversary (that little voice within who works against my best interests) to hold sway over my decisions and, therefore, influence my actions or inactions.
But the truth was, regardless of my situation, I always had a choice. I could the the circumstance weigh me down or lift me up.
The same goes for you.
Since the day you were born you have had the power to choose.
You can choose to be a victim.
You can choose to be a victor.
Sometimes, you don’t have the full freedom to choose your options e.g. your body cannot do what it used to be able to do (bring back the resilience and flexibility of youth).
Sometimes, you have to do as you’re told – be that from a parent or your leader.
Yet, no matter the situation you do get to choose your response, your reaction, your emotions.
There is always a choice.
Where you are today is the sum total of all the choices you have made to date. If you’re not where you want to be, then empower yourself – make better and/or different choices.
God gave each of us the power to choose. That power in the right hands, your hands, is meant for good – yours and others.
You have the power. Use it wisely. Use it well.
Now you have a choice, you can read the insights below that I have chosen from this past week or not. Just know that may just help you grow and #BEGREATER.
The choice is yours.
1. He who does not look behind stays ahead.
2. How you face each day depends on to whom you are looking.
3. What comes easy won’t last long and what lasts long won’t come easy.
4. Be prepared to stand alone and speak the truth.
5. Hard work is the talent you choose to have.
6. You will make mistakes and when you do, make them big and brave ones so you never forget them and learn from them.
7. As a parent, coach or leader, drive down the middle and be cool, calm, collected and consistent.
8. Be the first to take your own good advice.
9. With correction you can choose to rebel, rationalise and make excuses or receive and realign.
10. You cannot properly receive God’s correction until you have a clear understanding of how much He loves you.
11. One of the strongest evidences of God’s love and acceptance is His correction. Bob Gass
12. Success bases our worth on a comparison with others. Excellence gauges our value by measuring us against our own potential. John Johnson
13. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves. Dale Carnegie
14. What you are speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you say. Ralph Waldo Emerson
15. In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say but by what they understand John C Maxwell
16. When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment, you create trust. L Landtroop
God bless &


Enjoy The Gift

October 2, 2016

Enjoy The Gift A few hours ago, we just finished this year’s Club Championships for the swim team. As one of the helpers, I found myself clearing up each day after a day’s worth of kids’ (mostly) litter and lost items. I found myself smiling – realising, once again, that I was just like a […]

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