Moving From Success To Significance by Fenton Moorhead

MOVING FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE
by Fenton Moorhead

Sunday morning, September 20, 1992

HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED A HANG GLIDER TAKE OFF FROM THE TOP?

IT'S A VERY INTERESTING PROCEDURE.

A PERSON IS HARNESED INTO A HANG GLIDER STANDING ON THEIR FEET.
THE MOMENT OF TAKE OFF IS TOTALLY THE DECISION OF THAT PERSON.
THERE ARE NO MOTORS, OR WHEELS. YOU STAND NEAR THE EDGE, DECIDE
THE WIND IS RIGHT, TAKE SEVERAL RUNNING STEPS AND GO OVER THE
BRINK. YOU CAN DO EVERYTHING TO BE READY TO FLY, BUT UNTIL YOU
TAKE THOSE FEW STEPS NOTHING HAPPENS. YOU ARE ON THE BRINK, BUT
NOT FLYING. BUT WHEN YOU TAKE THE STEPS YOU ARE COMMITTED.
YOU'RE FLYING! SOARING!

WHY IS IT THAT WHEN SOME PEOPLE COME TO THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES
OF THEIR LIVES THEY STEP OUT AND SOAR? AND OTHERS SIT AND SOUR?

WHEN FACING LIFE'S BIGGEST CHALLENGES...
WHY DO SOME STEP OUT AND SOAR? AND OTHERS SIT AND SOUR?

THE DIFFERENCE: FAITH AND COURAGE!

IT TAKES FAITH AND COURAGE TO EXAMINE HOW SIGNIFICANT AND
SATISFYING FOR YOU LIFE TRULY IS...TO SEEK THE TRUTH.

IT TAKES GREAT FAITH AND COURAGE TO LEAVE BEHIND UNWORTHY
CONCEPTS OF SUCCESS AND PERSUE SIGNIFICANCE.

I. DEFINITIONS:

1. SUCCESS SYNDROME: GETTING FOR SELF.

"HAVING IT ALL." THE MONSTER OF MORE THAT HOLLOWS OUT OUR SOULS.

YOU ARE LOOKED UP TO ... YOU HAVE IMPRESSED PEOPLE... YOU HAVE
PERFORMED AND HAVE ACHIEVED AND BEEN RECOGNIZED... YOU HAVE THE
TOKENS OF SUCCESS.. A BEAUTIFUL SPOUSE, WELL BEHAVED KIDS, CARS,
A NICE HOUSE, FASHIONABLE CLOTHES, ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS, CLUB
MEMBERSHIPS, SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE, FINANCIAL SECURITY.. ...


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