Myles Munroe’s Words of Wisdom on How to be Successful
In our last series of articles, we have been focusing on the late great, Dr. Myles Munroe. This is for his highly inspirational speeches. Personally I am very fascinated with the teachings of Munroe because he is relatable, practical and very visionary in his thinking. He has helped me in so many ways to broaden my perspective spiritually, intellectually and psychologically. In general, my personal and professional outlook has grown exponentially. Whereby, I found my purpose in life and I am more cognizant of the reason for my existence here on earth.
Munroe did not allow his humble upbringing of being raised in the poorest part of Bahamas to negatively affect him. Before his untimely death in November 2014 in a private plane crash, Monroe was not only a Pastor but also an internationally renown motivational speaker and a Business Consultant to Fortune 500 Companies. His rise to success was based on several fundamental principles of which I am happy to share with you. that change is inevitable, and nothing lasts forever. He declared that “Change is the principle of life” Munroe referenced Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2, which says, “To everything there is a season…[there is] A time for every purpose under heaven.” In other words, if you are currently experiencing a bad time it cannot last forever. If your business is not doing well, it is a temporary situation. Munroe added that we “should never make a permanent decision in a temporary problem.”
Munroe observed that change is inevitable, and nothing lasts forever. He declared that “Change is the principle of life” Munroe referenced Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2, which says, “To everything there is a season…[there is] A time for every purpose under heaven.” In other words, if you are currently experiencing a bad time it cannot last forever. If your business is not doing well, it is a temporary situation. Munroe added that we “should never make a permanent decision in a temporary problem.”
To be successful, Munroe noted that we should pursue ideas first rather than money. In elaborating on this point, Munroe said that poor people talk about money all the time, rich people talk about things, wealthy people talk about ideas. He admonished us to become ideas’ people as these are the persons who control the world. Munroe noted that we need to create our own work as it is different to our job. Our job is what we are employed to do, whereas your work is what you were born to do. Munroe further lamented that every problem is a business, but most times we are not aware because, we are educated to get a job and not trained to own a business.
Munroe argued that we need to create a positive change environment because without change there can be no improvement in our lives. He also opined that you must become a person of value and should not pursue money immediately. One needs to focus on self -improvement and self-expansion, rather than us trying to get rich fast without developing ourselves spiritually, intellectually and psychologically. “If you become more valuable to the world, the world will pay you for being yourself”, Munroe recommended. Munroe advised that success also occurs when you follow your passion using your God-given talents and gifts. Remember “you have the power to experience far beyond all you could ever ask, think or imagine.”
Experience is not the best teacher- Myles Munroe
Munroe disagreed with the notion that experience is the best teacher. He argued that when experience is your best teacher, then progress is imprisoned.” In other words, Munroe is exhorting that success can stop us from progressing as we can get trapped in past successful experiences and never want to try new things. He urged us to defy our own experience and to continue to develop new innovative ideas if we want to be relevant. “Consult your experience but never let it rule you”, concluded Munroe.
Shakespeare said, “Sweet are the uses of adversity”. Munroe encouraged us to use adversity for our benefit. In highlighting this proposition, He cited two quotes from Billionaire, Jon Huntsman namely, “When facing severe challenges, your mind is normally at its sharpest” and “Humans seldom have created anything of lasting value unless they were tried or hurt”. There are always opportunities in crises. You must be open-minded to the fact that, what was meant for your harm, can turn out to be for your good.
There is no denying the fact, Munroe was a “bag of wisdom”. He did not hoard the gifts that God gave him and has truly made a profound impact on this world. His legacy lives on not only by what he did, but also, the millions of people that he positively impacted and is still impacting to this day, even in his death. I can truly say that Munroe lived full and died empty. I believe Munroe would agree with me in saying, he was successful in that he fulfilled the purpose God created him to do.