For 28 years Tyler lived with an abusive family. As he would later share, for almost three decades he was miserable. To keep his sanity he wrote in a daily journal. In it he included things he wished he would have experienced and imagined what a happy family would have been like. He also wrote down things that made him laugh.
Little did he know that what he wrote down as a young man growing up would later be turned into several comedies and make him one of Hollywood’s most successful actors and directors. Tyler Perry’s character Madea has made audiences laugh all around the world in several on screen appearances including at Cleveland’s Cinematheque.
Studies show that half of the country’s wealth is owned by 3% of the people. This is not due to luck, it is due to decisions. Mike Murdock says that thoughts have presence. Eighty percent of millionaires are first generation millionaires. Of course money is not the only measure of success, but these men and women are examples of what can happen when someone focuses their attention and thoughts and actions on a specific outcome. It is not luck or intelligence or popularity that makes the difference.
As Anthony Robbins notes, knowledge is not power, it is only potential power. Real power is in the ability to take action and not stop taking action until a goal is complete. Tyler Perry was able to reach his goals when he turned his passion for journaling into an idea that no one had considered before. He turned his tragedy into laughter; he found tremendous joy in helping other people laugh at their own families and crazy lives.
Mike Murdock shares that men who don’t read depend on men that do. When someone else’s success can motivate you instead of leaving you feeling envious then you know you are on the right path. Read how successful people reached their dreams. Celebrate the victories in other people’s lives; learn to have thoughts that are given to increase and abundance, whether your goal is financial or simply a desire to give love away.
It is estimated that Solomon spent $500 billion dollars building his temple. One million dollars alone was spent on trumpets and another ten million dollars was spent on robes for the priests. Solomon is considered the wisest man who ever lived. When he made wise decisions opulence flowed to him. When he made unwise decisions he lost not only his wealth but his sense of purpose and peace.
Remember, knowledge is only potential power, how you use it makes all the difference in the world.