"In the course of human engagement, fairness requires concerted effort. Fairness in society, fairness in business, fairness in sports always demands the attention of the rule makers, the game crafters and the boundaries when they are established." J Loren Norris
WHAT DOES EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
1. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MEAN FAIRNESS
Fairness is when the same rules apply to everyone. Fairness is when no one has an advantage based on arbitrary and uncontrollable circumstances. Fairness is not a guarantee in life. In fact, nature itself does not demonstrate fairness as the homeostasis in the universe. The weakest water buffalo gets eaten. The least heat resistant plants die in the sun. The fish searching for an easy meal gets hooked. The micro organisms which adapt most quickly, survive the longest. Those born with exceptional height and great agility thrive at basketball, shorter, slower less coordinated people like myself choose something else to do.
In the course of human engagement, fairness requires concerted effort. Fairness in society, fairness in business, fairness in sports always demands the attention of the rule makers, the game crafters and the boundaries when they are established.
2. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MEANS JUST DECISIONS
Because fairness demands concerted effort, those who make the rules, design the systems, build the frameworks of society must be diligent and vigilant to consider all of the players in the game. Banking rules have failed in fairness. Voting rules have failed in fairness. Legal rules have failed in fairness. All of these rules, boundaries, and definitions must be reconsidered before equal opportunity means just decisions.
3. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MEANS EFFORT EQUAL RESULTS
When the playing field is leveled, the rules apply equally and do not change to benefit one team or another, no one is cheating the system or cheating each other then equal opportunity is most evident in the outcomes. When the rules are fair, the game is fair and everyone is playing by the same rules, the advantage goes to the most skilled, the most talented, the most disciplined, the most practiced. In other words, the ones who make the most effort, see the greatest results.
For too long, the game has been rigged. The game makers from bankers to politicians have "set up the system" to make sure they could plan, predict or even straight up control the outcome. It's true in my beloved America, it is true in DRCongo, it is true in Cuba, it was true in Rome, it was true in Babylon. Almost every ancient society and culture reveals the corruption of the hearts of humans.
I believe AWARENESS IS KEY. If you see an opportunity which is rigged against you, speak up. If you an opportunity that is rigged in your favor and simultaneously cheats someone else, speak up. If you are in a position to influence, impact or make the rules, SPEAK UP. If you are fed up with not seeing a fair game, the rules flaunted or flagrantly disregarded, get in the game and make the changes you see need to be made.
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Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.