I'm thinking the title of this message really got your attention. Believe it or not there is actually a reality TV show called Naked and Afraid. I've watched it a few times and I find the premise pretty interesting (please get your mind out of the gutter for a moment, thanks). The show follows two strangers usually a male and a female, the producers drop them in the middle of nowhere and they have to brave the wilderness to survive for a week (I think its a week). Now from what I have been able to tell there are a few requisites that the participants must fulfill:
Barry Allen, mild mannered forensic scientist for the Central City Police Department can never seem to catch up with his life. He is late for everything, struggling to keep up with his cases and under constant pressure from his superiors to increase his pace. He just isn't fast enough to get everything done that he needs to but this is not the worst of his issues. He is in love with his best friend (she has no idea by the way), his father is locked behind bars, incidentally for killing his mother (a crime that he did not commit) and although he witnessed the crime there was nothing he could do about it. One night a nearby reactor explodes, the shock waves catch Barry off guard and he is knocked out buried under the debris of his office. When Barry finally awakens from his week long coma he finds that he is changed.
In 1982 Sylvester Stallone starred in a low budget movie that would become a classic and would solidify him as one of the most sought after action heros in motion picture history. He plays a character named John Rambo. Rambo is a wanderer, a quiet man, walking or hitching from town to town to find some old friends that he served with in the military. When we meet Rambo he has made it to Washington state where he learns that the buddy he came to visit has recently died from cancer. Distraught, he quietly moves on, in no particular direction. Along the way Rambo encounters the town Sheriff and asks for directions to the nearest diner so that he can get a meal. The Sheriff invites Rambo into his Police Car, gives him a lecture on how his town does not take to strangers, drives him out of town, drops him off and tell him not to come back.
There are celebrities who rise to such prominence in society that we come to know them by one name. Jordan, Ali, Serena, Obama to name a few. Back in the day the name ARNOLD resonated those of us who love action films. Conan, The Barbarian, Predator, The Running Man, Total Recall, Collateral and of course the Terminator Series. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a success story of epic proportion, born in a small town in Austria (near Germany) with an ordinary upbringing, by ordinary parents in an ordinary community. Oddly enough Arnold did not set out to be a Hollywood Action Icon, businessman, author, philanthropist, activist or politician. 1
Managing Oneself was a life-changing book for me. In it, I believe Peter Drucker makes five key points that we can apply to our lives today to begin seeing perpetual, progressive positive change. Many who have read the book will no doubt argue that Drucker makes far more than five profound points. I would absolutely agree, however, I'm focusing on the five points I believe to be the most important.
Our goal with the Bryant Chambers movement is to help you live the good life as God intended. I believe that we all have something special that we were created to accomplish here on Earth. We all have an inner power that can be used to make the world a better place. I also believe that many of us go through life not understanding our unique calling or how to actually accomplish our destiny. In the past, I personally struggled with finding my place in the world and understanding how I could contribute to a cause greater than myself. If you feel the same way, they you are certainly in the right place.
We all want to live the good life as God intended. But, many people are not able to because they spend their lives focusing on and worrying about things that inevitably keep them from success. Today, I'd like us to begin to focus on the things in our lives that really do matter in terms of understanding and achieving our destinies.
When it comes to understanding and achieving your life's purpose, you will inevitably be faced with situations where you lack the motivation to take the necessary and appropriate actions to win. However, don't fall into the trap of believing that this lack of motivation is the root cause of you not reaching your goals. I believe There is something far more significant at the root of your failures and shortcomings--a lack of focused desire.