Legacy

An overview of the 13th Principle of Orrin Woodward's book Resolved.

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1. Leave the world a better place

1.1. People will not remember what you have, but what you give

1.1.1. Acts 20:35

1.1.1.1. I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

1.1.2. Give; get

1.1.2.1. give tithe; get trust

1.1.2.1.1. God gave his son; He got us!

2. 2nd law of Thermodynamics

2.1. decline happens

2.1.1. We have been given dominion by God; we can intervene in decline

2.1.1.1. The goal is to create a culture or current that lasts

2.1.1.1.1. The leadership team must run against the current of decline in order to create progress

3. Identify the forces of decline and overcome them

3.1. The 5 Laws of decline

3.1.1. Sturgeon's law

3.1.1.1. 90% are followers and 10% are leaders

3.1.1.1.1. 90% of people who say they're leading are actually bobbing

3.1.2. Basteot's law

3.1.2.1. The fatal tendency to satisfy wants with the least effort possible

3.1.2.1.1. Ceaseless toil is the only way to success

3.1.3. Greshem's Law

3.1.3.1. When government undervalues one money and overvalues another; the undervalued money will leave circulation and the overvalued money will flood the market.

3.1.3.1.1. No one pays for anything with gold and silver; when paper money is used.

3.1.4. Law of Diminishing Returns

3.1.4.1. There is a balance between effort and productivity that results in the most efficiency.

3.1.4.1.1. Attempts to scale bring quality down

3.1.5. Law of Inertia

3.1.5.1. objects in motion stay in motion; objects at rest stay at rest - until acted upon by another force

3.1.5.1.1. Leaders must not allow decline to gain forward inertia

3.1.6. Each law degrades into the next one and so on...

3.1.6.1. Sturgeon's law will eventually put a follower in a leadership role which will result in being swept away by the negative current of decline

4. The 13 resolutions

4.1. Purpose

4.1.1. The Purpose of life is to glorify God and we each have unique talents(gifts) that we can contribute today to serve others.

4.1.1.1. Isaiah 43:7

4.1.1.1.1. Romans 12:4-8

4.1.1.1.2. Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

4.1.2. Service of many leads to greatness

4.2. Character

4.2.1. Honor your word without fear of consequence

4.2.1.1. Romans 12:2

4.2.1.1.1. Joshua 1:7

4.2.1.1.2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

4.2.2. Character Pre-Requisites

4.2.2.1. Purpose

4.2.2.2. Integrity

4.2.2.3. Courage

4.3. Attitude

4.3.1. Never whine, complain, or make excuses

4.3.1.1. Ephesians 4:29

4.3.1.1.1. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

4.3.2. Instead; give gratitude to GOD

4.3.2.1. Key: Replace Negative Attitude with positive action

4.3.2.1.1. Psalm 150:1-6

4.4. Vision

4.4.1. Consciously consider your purpose, character and attitude with regularity in order to align your more powerful subconscious with your conscious

4.4.1.1. Do a physical action while you muse

4.4.1.1.1. Let God guide you!

4.4.2. Why we do this

4.4.2.1. Revelation 7:9-17

4.4.2.1.1. We go through struggle because the promise of being in the presence of God is the fulfillment of all our desires

4.4.2.1.2. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

4.4.3. What's possible

4.4.3.1. Matthew 17:20

4.4.3.1.1. Balance of other non-believers with their mustard seeds

4.4.3.1.2. And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

4.4.3.2. Philippians 4:13

4.4.3.2.1. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

4.5. Plan Do

4.5.1. Once a purpose is defined; action is simple. What do you want? What does it take? Do it everyday.

4.5.1.1. Philippians 4:8

4.5.1.1.1. 2 Timothy 2:15

4.5.1.1.2. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

4.6. Scoreboard

4.6.1. Your spiritual growth can be directly tracked to how quickly you confront your sins

4.6.1.1. You either hate to lose bad enough to change; or you hate to change bad enough to lose

4.6.1.1.1. James 4:7-11

4.6.2. Identify Measurable benchmarks/targets

4.6.2.1. 1 Timothy 6:11

4.6.2.1.1. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

4.6.3. Adjust action immediately

4.6.3.1. Ezekiel 18:30-32

4.6.3.1.1. Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

4.7. Friendship

4.7.1. Search for and find friends that share your passions. Always Help them be their very best.

4.7.2. Matthew 22:39

4.7.2.1. Colossians 3:12-14

4.7.2.1.1. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

4.7.2.2. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

4.8. Finance

4.8.1. We have a biblical responsibility to earn as much as possible in integrity; so that we can utilize our resources towards achieving our purpose

4.8.1.1. 1 John 3:17

4.8.1.1.1. 1 Timothy 6:17-19

4.8.1.1.2. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

4.9. Leadership

4.9.1. Leaders use their resolutions to build their character, task management skills, and relationships, in order to create an objective and structure that people follow and duplicate

4.9.1.1. Matthew 20:25-28

4.9.1.1.1. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

4.9.1.1.2. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

4.10. Conflict Resolution

4.10.1. Quickly confront conflict by affirming the purpose for the relationship and seeking reconciliation

4.10.1.1. Romans 14:19

4.10.1.1.1. James 5:16

4.10.1.1.2. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

4.10.2. Do not add to this... as soon as you add things to fix; then the conversation turns from conflict resolution to relationship improvement which has no clearly defined resolution!

4.11. Systems

4.11.1. A system is any series of interconnected events or things that yields a certain result

4.11.1.1. Recognize them; then influence their leverage points to get the desired result

4.11.1.1.1. Must be in line with Purpose

4.11.2. The important part of the system is not the pieces but rather how well they are connected

4.12. Adversity Quotient

4.12.1. Adversity Quotient is the ability to endure pain on the path to purpose

4.12.1.1. 2 chronicles 15:7

4.12.1.1.1. Revelation 3:21

4.12.1.1.2. Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.

4.12.2. AQ is developed by studying the relationship between the resolutions

4.13. Legacy

4.13.1. Our legacy is determined by how well we absorb, integrate and transmit the 13 resolutions

4.13.1.1. "Begin with the end in mind." -Stephen Covey

4.13.1.1.1. 2 Timothy 1:7-9

4.13.1.1.2. God did!

5. Leadership is not for the faint of heart

5.1. Leaders will be attacked by the 90% as disconnected all the way to manipulative

5.1.1. We fight the good fight.

5.1.1.1. Mark 10:29-30

5.1.1.1.1. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

6. Locus of Control

6.1. We are not victims

6.1.1. God has given us freedom of choice so that we are even in control of allowing him to take control!

7. Takeaway

7.1. Leadership legacy is to live the 13 resolutions and help others learn and share the resolutions with future generations. Ultimately the best legacy one can leave is a community of high trust relationships that systematically spreads the gospel through Biblical principles. This is the only result that multiplies through leverage and truly lasts forever.