I am constantly inspired by the ancient, historic writings of the bible. Within this book are powerful life lessons to greatness. Following is a quote from Doctor Luke, an author of one of the four Gospel books of the bible.
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.” – Luke 2:52
All Are Given A Gift
Like Jesus, we have all been given a gift of influence. The ability to persuade, affect and motivate others stems from our purpose, gifts, talents, and life calling from God. What we do with the gift of influence will determine our capacity to affect the lives of others towards God’s purposes. Let us all grow our capacity to have an effect on others.
Have you ever found it difficult to motivate or inspire those around you to work with you to accomplish a certain goal? Apple dictionary definitions define influence as, “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone… “
As we increase our capacity to have an effect on others, our ability to become more productive and successful will increase dramatically.
7 Steps To Grow Our Capacity To Influence Others
1. Value Influence
The things we value are consistently attracted to us. However, whatever we esteem lightly are often repelled from us. As we value influence we protect and increase our ability to shift other people’s lives into better outcomes for all. We must value influence.
2. Cultivate Personal Influence
Influence begins in our lives when we take responsibility for our capacity to become a culture shifter in our sphere. We are all called to nurture our character, talents, gifts, and abilities to enhance our personal productivity and corporate influence.