“…That little voice you hear is not always divine, as it is possible that it could be subline in nature…meaning that satan is in the details….”

I am a strong believer in TENACITY. I don’t think in terms of giving up, or throwing the towel in on anything. It’s just not in my blood. I’m a fighter. I think I got it from my dear Mother.  She NEVER gave up on anything, or anybody.  The MAIN REASON I don’t give up, is that I don’t start anything unless I’m sure that I’ll win, or be successful in my pursuit.  Don’t get me wrong, now….I’ve lost my share of races, but it wasn’t because I gave up.  There are a number of other reasons why “giving-up” is not a viable option.  You have to have FAITH in yourself… that you’re a winner, that you have the credentials to win, that you have the better deal.  You have to believe in yourself. You have to TRUST your instincts, trust that you’ve prepared the project to be successful, trust that you’ve put together the best team to win.  And, when you recognize that the opportunity you seek is one worth fighting for, worth the investment, or the time commitment; then your HOPE for success is not unfounded.  RESISTANCE plays an important part, as we must be prepared such that resisting temptations to take short cuts, or accepting seedy deals from outside greedy interests that are generally up to no-good, and are temping you to join their team, usually with the idea of guaranteeing that you’ll win.  Being prepared to go the distance requires STAMINA.  If you’re ill-prepared, then you’ll run out of steam, out of money, or out of SUPPORT.  Making sure that you have the proper support, rather its financial backing, moral support, or getting the necessary votes… all play a part in the path to success.  Two other support ingredients would be spousal support, and spiritual support.  Spousal support is easy… you either have it, or you don’t.  If you don’t have support from home, then don’t bother with any of it.  Get family and spousal support as the first requirement before even bothering with the rest. If it’s not good for you family, then there is no hope for success.    The

SPIRITUAL aspects are not always easy to identify.  That little voice you hear is not always divine, as it is possible that it could be subline in nature…meaning that satan is in the details.  The easy way to identify which voice is God’s, is by asking yourself several basic questions. Is it GOOD for all of those involved. Does the result help a certain privileged few, or the mass?  Does the deal pass the “Golden Rule” test?  Does it bring about joy and happiness?  James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.   Romans 5:3-5 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.   Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. …Blessing…cjlb…9/21/14.
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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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