Unlock the power of your potential

Unlock your potential with the help of other people

Unlock your potential with the help of other people

Solomon, the ancient man of wisdom once wrote “As iron sharpens iron, so friends shape friends.”  This is true in life and in business!  One of the greatest tools you have to unlock your potential is other people.  It is people in your life that will sharpen you, challenge you, teach you, equip you and launch you toward success.  If you want to achieve greatness you cannot do it on your own.  John Maxwell writes “One is too few of a number to achieve greatness.”

Let me give you some simple ways to tap into the lifeline of people and allow them to take you to new heights:

1)  Other people’s knowledge
One piece of great knowledge could make a difference for a life time.  It can save you money, time, energy or even heartache.  So find knowledge at any cost!  Gain it through books, mentors, articles, teachings, conferences or those superior in your field.  Don’t be foolish by staying the same, learn and grow and watch what happens!

2)  Other people’s energy
Find people who are good at what you are not good at and let them do it for you.  Delegate your weaknesses so that you can focus on your strengths.

3)  Other people’s successes
You can dramatically improve the quality of your results by studying the successes of others.  There are people in your field of expertise that are better then you.  They have been down the road you are traveling and they have done it well.  Tap into their source and methods for success.  Learn from their victories!  They have paid a high price to get where they are at, why not learn from them and save yourself time and trouble!

4)  Other people’s failures
Ben Franklin once said “Man can either buy his wisdom or borrow it.  By buying it, he pays full price in personal time and treasure.  But by borrowing it, he capitalizes on the lessons learned from the failure of others.”  Your success may come from studying the failures of others.

5)  Other people’s ideas
You will be amazed at how many great ideas people have and how much they can help you develop yours.  People want to be a part of developing a vision and find satisfaction in developing a life.  Let people pour their ideas into yours and the results could be tremendous.

6)  Other people’s contacts
Each person you have a relationship with knows people that you don’t.  People that could help you develop your dreams and goals.  Using other people’s influence may connect you to the right people.

If you want to reach the top you cannot do it alone!  Don’t be so egotistical that you don’t seek the wisdom, knowledge and experience of others.  Allow people to help you move up the ladder of your dreams and you will get there much quicker!

Until next time,

Chris Sonksen


“If you are not happy with any part of your life, say, “I am responsible” and get busy changing it.”
Brian Tracy


About Chris Sonksen

Chris Sonksen is the founder and Lead Pastor of South Hills Church and has an exceptional ability to inspire both secular and non-secular audiences. Under his leadership, South Hills has experienced phenomenal growth and in just a few short years has grown from a handful of people to nearly 3000 in attendance today. Today South Hills has become a thriving, multi-service and multi-site church. Chris has a magnetic, captivating and humorous style for motivating and inspiring all audiences. As a motivational speaker, he has spoken both nationally and internationally in companies such as Verizon, Securitas and Home Depot, and there is no doubt that by applying his teachings, his audience will improve the quality of their lives! Chris is the author of two books In Search of Higher Ground and Handshake. Chris is the founder of Celera Church Strategy Group an organization with an unwavering commitment to excellence in all things, with the goal to “raise the national average of church attendance,” by equipping church leaders with resources and coaching. Chris brings high-energy focus and a passion for vision and leadership to encourage and equip the local Church. Chris is a native Californian, born in Long Beach and currently resides in Corona with his wife, Laura and their two children, Grace and Aidan.

Posted on July 21, 2009, in Communication, Leadership, Relationships and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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