Instincts, Turtles, Giraffes and You


Are You Using Your Instincts?

I just watched a powerful piece of television. Bishop T.D. Jakes was speaking on one of Oprah’s Life Class shows. Bishop Jakes was talking about instincts and the power behind learning to listen to your instincts.
My Favorite quotes:
“If you have the instinct you can hire the intellect.”
” Instinct has a rhythm.” (Surround yourself with people who have the same rhythm as you have.)
“Don’t put paint over rotten lumber” (you have to work from the bottom up to fix yourself)
And then there is the story of the Giraffe and the Turtle. Imagine yourself as the giraffe. You reach to the top of the tree and that is where you find your food. Imagine the turtle as all the people who have not understood your passion, tried to hold you back or hold you down. The turtle represents your haters. Now the turtle finds his food on the ground. You both have different a different view of the world. “We eat at the level of our vision”. The turtle can’t reach the heights of the giraffe and if the giraffe bends down to the turtle all the blood rushes to his head, and he becomes unconscious.
Be the giraffe
“When you are built to be tall you will endanger your position if you lower your perspective “.
and something that many of us have found, “You cannot explain to a turtle a giraffe decision”.
A turtle will not understand your instinct to reach higher. But that does not make the turtle bad or wrong, it is not their vision.I could not order Bishop T.D. Jakes new book Instincts _The Power to Unleash Your Hidden Drive, fast enough. I think this is the 4th or 5th of his books that I have read and each one has been remarkable.  I haven’t started reading it yet, because I need to let what I heard tonight it soak in.
What is your vision? What instincts are guiding you towards your goals?Some great YouTube videos of Bishop T.D. Jakes

T.D. Jakes – Nothing Is As Powerful As a Changed Mind

If you would like to hear T.D. Jakes tell the story of the giraffe and the turtle. He says is so powerfully.
GIRAFFES Eat on the level of your vision! TD Jakes ‪‎INSTINCT‬ Do you have it?

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