Possessing an Overcomer’s Mindset

3 Principles to Help You Overcome Anything

Have you ever noticed that when you were younger life seemed to creep by?  I can remember as a child anxiously anticipating Christmas and felt that it would never show up.  The Sears and Roebucks catalog was my daily book of the latest and greatest as I looked constantly at the toys I desperately thought I needed to survive.  Of course I started in July so that may have had something to do with it!  But seriously, the older we become the more it appears life is rapidly moving by and we are caught in this vortex of time that we can’t slow down or as some people say, stop to smell the roses.

With life moving so rapidly, are we just along for the ride or have we taken steps to glean important principles along the way that make our lives something of substance and abundance?  I would simply challenge you to consider the trajectory of your life and truly think about what you are doing with the time you have been given!  I am not saying to stop everything you have going and just become some guru of reflection that never moves off your yoga mat, I am just saying start living life by design instead of by default!

Our biggest struggle is often accepting things as they are and never truly pressing up against the obstacles in order to bring about any sort of change.  In order to overcome anything I believe there are 3 key components one must possess.  This is not rocket science yet I feel many never achieve the greatness they were designed and created for because they do not know what steps to take.  Let me help you with 3 things that I have incorporated into my life while dealing with the challenges of my birth and circumstances I have faced:

  1. YOU MUST POSSESS THE RIGHT ATTITUDE! Attitude is EVERYTHING!  I talk about this a lot but it is so very true in overcoming anything in your life.  Your attitude determines your direction!  If you possess the correct attitude concerning your obstacles, struggles and challenges, you can overcome anything that may be in your path.  It all begins and ends with attitude.
  2. YOU MUST POSSESS THE DESIRE TO ACT!  Just having the correct attitude will not suffice.  You must get up and MOVE forward!  Leaning into your biggest challenge helps you begin to push it out of the way.  Without action all you have is a desire but when you couple your attitude with action things begin to happen in ways you never dreamed possible.
  3. FINALLY, YOU MUST POSSESS APPRECIATION! If you are not appreciative of where you have come from and where you are going, you will lose the purpose for which you were created.  Never lose the ability to recognize where your strength and direction comes from and be thankful you are moving in the right direction.  If we possess an entitlement mentality, like all this is something we deserve, we will quickly miss major moments of revelation and fall off the path to our ultimate purpose.

I’m not sure where you are in the path of life or what obstacles you may be facing, but I challenged you to check your ATTITUDE, your ACTION and your APPRECIATION.  Possessing these three key attributes may help you overcome the struggles that are in your way!

~DS

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Overcomer’s University RELAUNCH

For some time I have been working on a brand new encouraging video podcast called OVERCOMER’S UNIVERSITY.  Having been born with the gift of having only one hand and speaking to over 1,000,000 students/young adults/families, I have seen the need to help others overcome the challenges that may be facing them.  Over the years this has been one of the greatest passions of my life, to help those in need of a positive message, those facing struggles with no hope of things changing.  I believe there are principles and insights I have learned through my challenges that can help others.  OU provides this opportunity and I want to make it available too as many individuals, young adults and students as possible.

Who is OU for?  Well I am glad you asked:

  • If you are a student who is trying to discover your identity and are struggling trying to fit in, Overcomer’s University is for you!
  • If you are a parent trying to deal with the pressures that daily come your way in raising your family, Overcomer’s University is for you!
  • If you are wanting your marriage to go to the next level, Overcomer’s University is for you!
  • If you are trying to overcome addictions then Overcomer’s University is for you!
  • If you are a young adult who is searching to find direction, trying to figure out where you fit in this world, or wanting to determine what you have to contribute that may help others – Overcomer’s University is for you!

You may be reading this saying – I am fine, I don’t need OU.  That’s ok but I do want to give you an opportunity to help us get this message out so that others can experience the power of becoming an overcomer.  Please watch the video below and click on the link to our patreon.com page where you can find how you can invest in the life of someone needing help in the journey!  Also follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to learn more!

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from each of you!

 

~DS

 

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Anticipating!

Well it is just a few days before Christmas.  I know this because of my youngest daughter and her anticipation of this wonderful holiday.  Everyday she has been keeping tabs on how many more days till Christmas and has written that account on our Christmas Countdown chalkboard.

Each morning she marks how many days are left till we celebrate and she often reminds us about it throughout the day.  I can remember feeling that way as a child, that anticipation of what would be under the tree. That anticipation of being out of school, waking up to mom’s home made french toast on Christmas morning!

However, Somewhere in life I am afraid many of us lose that feeling.  Life gets in the way and as a result we lose the wonder of this time of year.  Jesus said, unless we become like little children we cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Maybe, just maybe, Jesus knew something that we have forgotten as we get older.  Maybe He is on to something here that we need to pay attention to.  Maybe we need to start anticipating life as a child does Christmas.

To anticipate something is to be prepared for what is coming.  As I thought about this, I begin to think about what I am preparing for as we move into the close of this year and the beginning of the next.  2015 is just a few short days away and with it comes the possibilities of a new season with new expectations and promises.  I have started preparing for 2015 unlike any other year I have been alive.  I have a feeling, an anticipation of what this year is going to hold.

In preparation I have been working on two different programs that I believe will help you and I get the most out of this upcoming year.  One of them is Overcomer’s University and it is going AMAZINGLY well!  If you are not a part of it I challenge you to click the link below and join in while you can.  2015 is going to be a turnaround year for many people in OU and I want you to be a part of it.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

I have also been working on a brand new system using Evernote that I am calling The Life Focus System: A SIMPLE SYSTEM USING EVERNOTE to help you get things done and build a life that leaves a legacy.

LIFEFOCUSSYSTEMI am a big proponent of this amazing application, having used it for years.  Recently, I developed a system that promises to revolutionize your ability to get things done and prepare for things in life that truly matter.  I am seeing amazing results in my personal life working this system.  This is still in the development stages but will be launching in just a few short weeks.  If you use Evernote or have ever wanted to check it out but haven’t been sure about how to use it, then The Life Focus System is for you.

Evernote is my digital brain and there is no way I could get things done and build the life I am wanting to build without it.  In this system I teach you everything you need to know to FOCUS on what is ahead of you while achieving those things you have been wanting to get done in life.  I can’t wait to show you the finished product.  In just a few days I will be launching a description page of this amazing system I have developed, giving you an opportunity to opt-in to be one of the first to know when it will be released.  Keep checking in to learn more and get ready for an AMAZING 2015!!

I wish you the best during this Christmas season,

~Darin

 

 

 

Overcoming A Setback Year Part 2

YOU WERE CREATED TO SUCCEED!  It is in your DNA, it is how you were born!  But if you would be honest for just a second, you do not always feel that way and by looking around, you can tell it sure doesn’t appear that way.

In our last post we discussed the importance of stepping into 2015 with a fresh vision on what the future holds.  We talked about not letting your past determine your present or sabotage your future.  I want to take it a step further today and remind you that;

Your failures of 2014 do not have to affect your faith stepping into 2015

What I mean by that is simply this – your failures are not final!  I know we often hear that and it goes in one ear and out the other, but think about it for just a moment.  Anytime you start to believe that God has something for your life or you start to believe you are going to change, the voices of failure start screaming at you telling you there is no way you are going to achieve anything while you try to move forward.

You were created to dream!  You were placed on this planet to make an impact and if you and I are not careful we will let the mistakes of this past year keep us from believing that God has great things for us in 2015.  I refuse to allow my failures to dictate my future.  I am going to believe that with God ALL things are POSSIBLE!

Allow me to remind you:  For those of you that have gone through a “setback” year and feel as if you have lost your footing somewhere along the way, I want to tell you about Overcomer’s University.  I created OU for people that need a little push in the right direction.  OU is a series of videos, podcasts and resources that will help you step into the possibilities of a new life, new year and new YOU!

I would love for you to check it out.  Right now I am opening enrollment at a discounted price over the next few weeks.  If you or someone you know needs a motivating, inspirational resource that will help them realize who they are and what they were created to be, then I really think OU can help.  You can purchase this for yourself or give it as a gift to someone on your Christmas list this year.  OU is for anyone needing to realize the potential that resides within, the potential to do great things!

Click on the button below and check out Overcomer’s University!  Open enrollment begins now.  Come join the many that are already a part of OU and have learned some valuable lessons on what it means to be an OVERCOMER!

~Darin

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Overcoming A Setback Year Part 1

For many that I have talked to, this year has been a year of setbacks.  With every one step forward, two have been taken going backwards.  To be honest, 2014 has been one of those years for me – a year where it seemed difficult at times to establish my footing.  I know I am not the only one that has faced some of the challenges of 2014 with questions as to why it has seemed so difficult at times.  Whether it has been financial, relational, on the job, in your family, spiritual or physical,  2014 was a “setback year” for many. But it doesn’t have to stay that way!

The problem with a setback is that it shifts your focus.  It takes your eyes off where you are going and places them on where you have been.  You lose vision and perspective.  You get caught up in all that is going on around you or the potholes that have tripped you up in your journey. But it doesn’t have to stay that way!

There are moments in the year where there is a natural break in the calendar and we are coming up on one of those seasons.  It is the New Year, a chance to focus on moving forward and launch the best year you have ever experienced.  But that is going to take some planning and preparing.  Over the course of the next two weeks, I am going to be challenging you on what it takes to overcome a set back year and push past some of the resistance that often comes with the struggles we go through.

First of all let me remind you of something:

Don’t let your past determine your present or sabotage your future!

You were created to be an overcomer and the quickest way to get stuck in the proverbial mud is by spending so much of your time focused on the past.  The past has a way of setting the rules for your current condition and take from you the desire, faith and passion it takes to step into your future.  You were created for better things!  Remember this; there is no future in your past!  You do not have to spend the last few weeks of this year looking in the rear view mirror living with regrets, wondering how you are ever going to move forward.

For those of you that have gone through a “setback” year and feel as if you have lost your footing somewhere along the way, I want to tell you about Overcomer’s University.  I created OU for people that need a little push in the right direction.  OU is a series of videos, podcasts and resources that will help you step into the possibilities of a new life, new year and new YOU!

I would love for you to check it out.  Right now I am opening enrollment at a discounted price over the next few weeks.  If you or someone you know needs a motivating, inspirational resource that will help them realize who they are and what they were created to be, then I really think OU can help.  You can purchase this for yourself or give it as a gift to someone on your Christmas list this year.  OU is for anyone needing to realize the potential that resides within, the potential to do great things!

Click on the button below and check out Overcomer’s University!  Open enrollment begins now.  Come join the many that are already a part of OU and have learned some valuable lessons on what it means to be an OVERCOMER!

~Darin

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The Overcomer’s University Journey

There comes a time in life when you turn a corner and realize you were meant to live a life that is filled with potential and possibility.  Sometimes that realization doesn’t come easy and is often only born out of struggle and difficulty.  This is the core element of what Overcomer’s University truly is.  Having been born with the unique gift of having only one hand, I have learned what it means to overcome and that has only been developed through those things that I have come face to face with in my journey through this life.

When the idea for Overcomer’s University popped into my head, I began to wonder how I could actually articulate the principles, lessons and insights I have uncovered into small soundbites others could learn from.  After much discussion with my team, looking into different models that are currently online and spending time in prayer, I felt it best to put OU into a video podcast model that would be available to anyone who was needing a little encouragement, direction and insight through the challenges of life.

To be honest, I have been somewhat surprised at the interest.  Not that I didn’t feel I had some direction for others through what I have been through, I just thought people might be too busy to go on a journey like this.  I was mistaken!  What I have discovered is that there are people everywhere who are needing just a little bit of encouragement in their journey and OU is providing that on an impacting scale.

-If you are a student who is trying to discover your identity and are struggling trying to fit in, Overcomer’s University is for you!

-If you are a parent trying to deal with the pressures that daily come your way in raising your family, Overcomer’s University is for you!

-If you are wanting your marriage to go to the next level, Overcomer’s University is for you!

-If you are young adult who is dealing with trying to find direction or maybe where you fit in this world or trying to determine what you have to contribute – Overcomer’s University is for you!

I could go on and on about those that I believe Overcomer’s University is for but the truth is, only you know if it is something you need in your life.  I will eventually be posting comments and reviews from those that are currently enrolled in OU but for right now I just want you to check it out!  Click the button below – watch the video and take advantage of the opportunity.  If in 30 days you find that it is not something you need or want to be a part of, I will be happy to refund your money.  I believe in the message of this program so much and I think after a few minutes inside OU you will feel the same way.

Remember you were created to overcome!

See you inside Overcomer’s University,

~Darin

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