“… It is a combination of all of these elements… which when combined …is held together by a product called…”

Good… Better… Best … Super Successful, or SUCCESS beyond description:   There are some number of people… who are very good at what they do.  They are meticulous at the entire process… and are very happy with their station in life.  Then, some who are very successful.  And some area even profoundly, super successful …making thousands upon millions of dollars as they move through their success processes.  And, the possibilities go on and on.  …..$$$, etc.

What’s the noticeable difference in those who taste moderate success and those who are successful beyond reason… besides just plain hard work?  What is the difference between the local car dealer who has gone from rags to riches…  and the Mark Zuckerberg’s of the world ..and then, the Buffett & Gates of America, who fall into a category of their own… and then there is the Walton (Walmart) Family …somewhere in the range of…. $200 BILLION.  Say What?

It’s NOT just HARD-WORK, and LUCK (surely not), but surely it has to do with COMMITMENT, early on SUCCESS (from which to build) …then there is the KILLER INSTINCT (surely that), and the DARE DEVIL attitude… again, a big YES.   And lastly… the ultimate ‘risk-taker.’

I think…  it is a combination of all of these elements, which when combined ..is held together by a product called… LOVECall me silly if you want to.  Love is God’s most important commandment; it’s what makes the world go around etc.  LOVE, LOVE and more LOVE.  And, on top of all that the  “Will of God.”  Yelp …that’s what I said.  The Will of God.  I’m positive that these ultra-super-gigantean successful people are RICH beyond imagination because …it is the WILL of GOD.

Going back to the the Parable of the Talents… in Matthew 25:14-30… where we are told of a master who was leaving his house to travel, and, before leaving, entrusted his property to his servants.

We find that God REWARDS those who have taken their God-given-TALENTS and used them according to His Will.  And, He’ll take away from those who don’t follow His instructions… and GIVE to those who do.

This same REWARD applies to all mankind. From the beginning of time…  of the human species…  to this very day…  each of us has been entrusted with certain gifts or, resources of time and material wealth.  Everything that mankind has been gifted comes from God and belongs FIRST… and foremost to Him. We are responsible for using those resources such that they increase in value and, are used for His Glory.  As believers in the Christ Crucified…  we also have the most valuable resource of all… the unchanging “Word of God.” ” If we believe, accept, and understand Him… and apply His Word as good stewards, then we are a blessing to others. and the value of what we do multiplies… multiplies… and multiplies.  Just as with…  the Gates, Buffetts, and Walton of the world.

We are held accountable to the Lord God, Jesus Christ for the use of His gifts… which are on-loan to each of mankind.

So… YES.  The answer is LOVE.  Being in love… not just with your spouse and family; but being in LOVE with your work, your neighbor, and most of all… in LOVE with Our Lord God, Jesus Christ.

Blessings…cjlb… 5/25/2017

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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