Published on September 29th, 2010 | by Kaye0
The Unspoken Success Secret
The Unspoken Success Secret!!
Serendipity is the experience of finding something you weren’t looking for.
Have you ever read a book, attended a conference, or maybe just read a blog and experienced major “aha” moments? It’s as though a supernatural penny dropped and you understood a simple principle more clearly and it spoke to your heart. Maybe your belief systems were challenged as you realized that holding on to that old way of thinking meant that you were paying a high cost- higher than you were willing to pay. That is fertile ground for profound change. Does that resonate with you?
A few weeks ago I attended a seminar run by Klemmer & Associates,(which, by the way, was fantastic). These past weeks we have been studying, reading, listening and meditating on different books and CDs and working through all we learned in the Klemmer workshop. The theme has been to understand what true abundance is and looking at my mindset. Well, the “aha’s” have been extraordinary. The paradigm shifts many and varied, but all of them powerful and quite liberating for me. Changing my belief systems in many different areas has been a huge challenge!!
One of these booklets I literally stumbled across spoke about a “Secret Success Principle”. This principle is not really talked about very much at all, and when it is it is largely misunderstood. So I decided to check it out and look at the impact this little-unknown principle/secret has on our success. It remains quite an exciting and empowering principle that really works for anyone willing to make it apart of their life. All I know is that it’s worked for me and for many successful people around the world. It creates miracles for me and I know for many others, and it can do the same for you.
Tithing (giving) is the best kept Success Secret in existence. It’s an old secret that works yet has been virtually forgotten.
Your initial reaction may be “Oh yeah…right. I already give to the needy, supporting a child in poverty, I give to my local charity (Red Cross, World Vision, Compassion) and give to my church, I even volunteer to feed the homeless . So I don’t need to give anymore, OR DO I ????
As I have been challenged these past few weeks that my whole life has been about giving and sharing what we had and didn’t have; whether it was materially, financially, spiritually with whoever we met. As John and I had been in ministry, pastoring churches/administrator of Theological College for over 30 years. We have opened our home to countless people and shared our lives with so many and have been truly blessed and honored to be able to apart of that. We were “Blessed to be a Blessing” to so many. Through those times we saw many miracles as we gave and gave at our expense. We didn’t get it wrong…it was done with a good attitude and we didn’t begrudge giving… well most of the time. But we really didn’t see what it could do for us. The breakthrough came when we recognised that when we didn’t give we shut down….in so many areas of our life. We began to be inverted, and introverted, as we shut down to preserve what little we had, the only thing that grew was a negative spirit and a dependence on the little that we had to meet our needs. Our lives became a closed universe, and we were the centre. When the breakthrough came we realized that we had built this protective wall around our lives… and that worked well, except for the fact that it became a veritable prison, shutting out abundance in every realm of our lives. We realized that we were paying a high price for our scarcity mentality.
It has been said that network marketing is a personal development journey thinly disguised as a business. That was certainly true for us. We did the business, we went through the personal development and then … we connected with a principle ….as if we’d never seen it before.
As many may be aware tithing is a kingdom (biblical) principle. Even if you are not a person of faith, the principle of giving works to create an openness and abundance in your life. “Give and you will get….” It sounds so mercenary. But it’s not just about money. This principle works for me and for everyone, as it has for many successful people who will share with you that they tithe and it actually works.
What is a Tithe?
A tithe is ten percent of your whole income before deductions, not 1% or 5%, but 10%. Some teachers may tell you that it is okay to start with only 1% or 5% percent and build up to 10%. However, if you are serious about truly living prosperously, and you desire for the law of increase to work fully for you, then you will boldly give your full 10% at the beginning and continue doing so.
One teacher has described it like this:
Well why give 10% of the total income to a place? I started by giving a little and kept increasing it as my returns increased in virtually automatic, invisible and often unexpected ways.
• Giving a tenth of your whole income to God’s good work helps to bring rich financial increase and protect you from negative experiences.
• Tithing makes a “divine connection” with the Source of all wealth It is one of the surest ways to verify within your own consciousness that God is the Source of your supply, and to establish a link with that supply itself.
• Another good thing about tithing is that it helps to eliminate those negative “financial surprises” no one needs, but lots of people have because they have not linked up with the Source of all-good , “the Giver of every good and perfect gift”
• Tithing helps you open your mind to rich ideas. Many people have been exceedingly prospered through tithing. For example, R.G. LeTourneau was given the idea of the huge earth-moving machines after he began to tithe. This one idea made him a multi-millionaire. Read his biography. He started giving 10% and keeping 90%, but later in his life, he gave 90%, kept the 10% and was still wealthy.
• Many exceptionally wealthy people attribute their financial success to tithing. But millions of other people, like you, have discovered that through tithing they live more abundantly and all their needs are met more easily, with plenty left over.
• As a person that tithes you automatically become solution-oriented rather than problem-oriented.
True Abundance is liberating, yet challenging every fiber of your being as it affects every area of your life… Tithing is an important Success principle/secret that I don’t want to miss and I am sure you don’t…..
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