How to live before you die ~ Tribute to Dr. Myles Munroe

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The last few weeks for me has been somber, as I muse on the loss of world acclaimed icon of leadership ~ leader of leaders, Transformational leader and Consultant to nations across the globe – Dr. Myles Munroe who was involved in a plane crash at the Grand Bahamas that claimed his life, his wife- Ann Munroe and seven member of the Bahamas Faith Ministry international.

I was in shock and I have passed through three phases: first, wishing it was a rumor or a media glitch and then second, after couple of hours, faced the reality of the loss of these patriarchs and matriarchs and the third phase which has being intermittent thought on the loss and reality of the impact of death. I shiver at the endless streams of news and accolades on the unprecedented event that claimed the lives of the world-acclaimed transformational leader. I watched all over again clips of his teachings, read reviews of couple of his books, reminiscenced on a few of his tour to Africa, precisely Nigeria where I have been privileged to see him at a close range. I could not stop thinking how his several in-depth teachings climaxed on ~ Purpose, leadership, maximizing life & opportunities has impacted many, myself been a privileged beneficiary.

In deep reflection, I read his profile over and over and I marveled at how his life has turned out within the few years he lived (60 years) from a humble background to an influential force of reckoning. With inter-continental, inter-national, multi-racial and global followership transcending many geographical and religious spheres. Even though his life ended sharply, we all are sad and have mourned, yet in his death, his influence and power in his teachings, the quality of life he lived remain potent! Like he knew the end of the phase on this side of planet earth was near, he fearlessly preached about death as the endpoint of a purposeful life. My take-home from his teachings are encapsulated in this point ~ living and giving one’s best before death. Ponder on this; what will your world say about you the day you die and long after you are gone? ! !

Summary of some of his teachings and books are highlighted as follows: ~
I. Appreciate and value life and living as a gift.
II. Existence on planet earth is beyond random biological, hormonal or organ interaction, it is for a purpose
III. Every life has enveloped in itself purpose, endless opportunities and resources to achieve imaginable dreams and aspirations.
IV. Inside each person’s purpose are hidden solutions to their world.
V. Life is to be explored and maximized.
VI. Attitude is an essential path to success.
VII. Described success as an ally of purpose
VIII. Linked success and purpose with duration of life and death
IX. Leadership leverages on influence and everyone has got the potential.

Here are a few of Dr. Myles Munroe’s life changing quotes:~

“The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.”

“The value of life is not in its duration but it’s donation, you are not important because if how long you live, you are important because if how effective. And most people are concerned about growing old rather than being effective.”

“People generally fall into one of three groups: the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens. Every person is either a creator of fact or a creature of circumstance. He either puts color into his environment, or, like a chameleon, takes color from his environment.”
― Myles Munroe, Understanding Your Potential

“When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable”
― Myles Munroe, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Woman

“You must decide if you are going to rob the world or bless it with the rich, valuable, potent, untapped resources locked away within you.”
― Myles Munroe, Understanding Your Potential

“Junk is in the eyes of the beholder. Some look, but others see.”
― Myles Munroe, Understanding Your Potential

“No matter what type of leader you are or how widespread your influence, you face personal temptations, challenges, and stresses. And only a foundation of character will sustain you and your leadership.”
― Myles Munroe, Power of Character in Leadership, The: How Values, Morals, Ethics, and Principles Affect Leaders

Source for quotes: ~

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