On Sunday, I had the privilege to speak at House On The Rock in London. (You should join us the next time you are around. We are at The Rock Tower, 49 Tufnell Park Road N7 0PS)
The title of my message was “Let’s Go For More!”.(Stay tuned for my post on that)
I started with the anecdote of the boiling frog.
If you want to cook a frog, you don’t start by placing it in boiling water. The temperature gradient between the water and it’s body will compel it to leap out to safety. What you do is place the frog in a pot of tepid water. Place the pot on an electric heater then gradually increase the heat. With a gradual and sustained increase in the heat, the frog adjusts. It will think it’s in a cozy Jacuzzi. It is less sensitive to the rise in temperature so it stays in the water. If you keep this going, at some point, the water reaches its boiling point and the frog gets cooked. By the time it realizes what’s going on, it’s too late and it literally dies.
There are several lessons we could learn from this. One of them is that when we continually adjust to situations, conditions and cultural excesses that are not edifying, we gradually become insensitive to them and find ourselves “cooked”. When we conform to the “standards of this world” as Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:1-2, we may have our essence choked up and pass out.
CONFORMITY LEADS TO DEFORMITY.
I’d like you to take a few moments to really think about this.
Are you being cooked?
Are you adjusting to every unfavorable condition around you?
Are you adjusting to the abuse in your work environment?
Are you lowering your standards just because you feel incapable to attain the heights you truly desire?
Do you feel “deformed’ by your current career?
Do you feel crippled by your environment?
Do you feel like your dreams are dying… like your hopes are withering and like your strength is waning?
Are you beginning to drift with the current of “boiling water”?
If you feel that way, not to worry. There’s a way out.
There are practical steps you can take to STEP OUT and STEP UP.
That’s one of the reasons I founded DREAM Academy- to help you break out of conformity and empower you to take that bold leap out of confinement into a new world of possibilities.
At DREAM Academy, you will be equipped with TOOLS, TECHNIQUES and TRUTHS to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.
The feedback from those who attended the last session has been AMAZING and HEARTWARMING. One of them got me crying…literally. She was talking from her heart and as I listened to her, tears were rolling down our eyes. We were both crying for joy.
After the “crying session”, she had these words to say…
It’s less than 2 minutes long. Watch and be inspired.