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Peace pillar to Breakthrough

AUDIO: 3 Enemies to Peace

by Greg Yates | Breakthrough Leadership

Face these 3 enemies and you will have peace! Avoid them and you will never find what you’re looking for.

If you’re like me, a cup of coffee (or three) sees me through the seemingly aerobic exercise of scrambling down the “to-do” list. Followed by a fleeting sense of accomplishment. It may not qualify as actual exercise, but it sure feels like it. That’s how I spent decades on the proverbial treadmill of life.

It turns out the treadmill is just one symptom of these 3 enemies to peace; working hard and getting nowhere. Being constantly at war, instead of achieving power through peace. It’s impossible to lead strategically if you don’t have the clarity that comes through peace.

Imagine getting off that treadmill. Imagine building on decisions that leverage your actions, instead of reacting to the oncoming tyranny of the urgent.

Your Breakthrough to peace will happen when you learn how to “get off the treadmill.”

To get off the treadmill, you have to face the 3 enemies of peace. Everyone can have peace!

Why don’t we have peace? Why are we running? I can only think of 3 reasons.

These are the 3 enemies to Peace:

1.  Urgency – We have surrendered ourselves in the response to synthetic urgency. It’s a pathetic excuse for allowing other people and circumstances to run your life. Unplanned urgency isn’t compatible with peace.

2.  Compulsiveness – Our compulsive beliefs about life have convinced us that to be successful we have to live in a frenzy. We repeat the same behavior again and again, expecting better results. Frenzy isn’t compatible with peace.

3.  Guilt – Guilt is the overwhelming combination of common fears which dominate our subconscious. Guilt steals our peace and rules our lives. You know what it sounds like, “I know there is something I should be doing.” Guilt isn’t compatible with peace.

Living an endless life on the treadmill is NOT a requirement for success. Urgency, compulsiveness and guilt are not God’s plan for your life!

Everyone can have peace.

Peace to find contentment in the moment, even in the battle, not just hoping for it in the future.

Peace which allows the margin to plan and not just react.

Peace that responds in thankfulness and gratitude impulsively.

Peace that brings passion to the journey, not just the destination.

Peace is one of three foundational pillars to freedom. It is essential to any definition of success. Peace is the path to Breakthrough.

Add your comments to the conversation: Are you working hard and getting nowhere? Do you feel at peace in your life today? Post your reply below.

About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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