In a world with over 7 Billion people, how can you stand out?

You have dreams. You have ideas for how to make the world a better place. You want to make significant contributions to our society and our world.

That is how you are wired. So, how can you stand out in the crowd?

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Photo By Thomas Lefebvre from Unsplash

Over 2500 years ago, a young man named Daniel, and a bunch of his friends faced a similar dilemma.  The odds were completely stacked against them.  They were captured by a foreign super power, taken from their homes, and forced to serve in exile. How could an enslaved foreigner stand out?

In the first few verses of the book that bears his name, we read that Daniel and his friends were, “of good appearance and skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning and competent to stand in the king’s palace” (Daniel 1:3).

4 Choices That Made Daniel Stand Out: Long before his nation faced the crisis of foreign occupation, Daniel and his friends made the 4 critical choices:

  • Develop Appearance: Daniel chose to take care of his appearance
  • Aquire Skill: Daniel chose to develop useful skills
  • Get Knowledge: Daniel developed his mind
  • Become Competent: Daniel developed competence and confidence

Your ability to standout begins with the decisions you make years earlier when no one was looking.

What are you choosing today?

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