Week 15 – I Am God’s Greatest Creation

I have taken the liberty to interpret Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World, The Scroll Marked IV”.  Primarily I have changed the word “nature” to God and the word “miracle” to creation.  To some it may not matter but to me it sounds better even though it means the same thing.  In addition I have taken the word “will” out of the scroll.

I am God’s greatest creation.

Since the beginning of time never has there been another with my mind, my heart, my eyes, my ears, my hands, my hair, my mouth.  None that came before, none that live today, and none that come tomorrow can walk and talk and move and think exactly like me.  All men are my brothers yet I am different from each.  I am a unique creature.

I am God’s greatest creation.

Although I am of the animal kingdom, animal rewards alone do not satisfy me.  Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am, and I am.  I fan this flame of dissatisfaction and proclaim my uniqueness to the world.

None can duplicate my brush strokes, none can make my chisel marks, none can duplicate my handwriting, none can produce my child, and in truth, none has the ability to sell exactly as I. Henceforth, I capitalize on this difference for it is an asset to be promoted to the fullest.

I am God’s greatest creation.

Vain attempts to imitate others no longer do I make .  Instead I place my uniqueness on display in the market place.  I proclaim it, yea, I sell it.  I begin now to accent my differences; hide my similarities.  So too I apply this principle to the goods I sell.  Salesman and goods, different from all others, and proud of the difference.

I am a unique creature of God.

I am rare, and there is value in all rarity; therefore, I am valuable.  I am the end product of thousands of years of evolution; therefore, I am better equipped in both mind and body than all the emperors and wise men who preceded me.

But my skills, my mind, my heart, and my body stagnate, rot, and die lest I put them to good use.  I have unlimited potential.  Only a small portion of my brain do I employ; only a paltry amount of my muscles do I flex.  A hundredfold or more can I increase my accomplishments of yesterday and this I do, beginning today.

Nevermore am I satisfied with yesterday’s accomplishments nor I indulge, anymore, in self-praise for deeds which in reality are too small to even acknowledge.  I can accomplish far more than I have, for why should the miracle which produced me end with my birth?  Why can I not extend that creation to my deeds of today?

I am God’s greatest creation.

I am not on this earth by chance.  I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.  Henceforth I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I strain my potential until it cries for mercy.

I increase my knowledge of mankind, myself, and the goods I sell, thus my sales multiplies.  I practice, and improve, and polish the words I utter to sell my goods, for this is the foundation on which I build my career and never do I forget that many have attained great wealth and success with only one sales talk, delivered with excellence.  Also I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.

I am God’s greatest creation.

I concentrate my energy on the challenge of the moment and my actions help me forget all else. The problems of my home do I leave in my home.  I think naught of my family when I am in the market place for this clouds my thoughts.  So too the problems of the market place I leave in the market place and I think naught of my profession when I am in my home for this also dampens my love.

There is no room in the market place for my family, nor is there room in my home for the market.  Each I divorce from the other and, thus I remain wedded to both.  Separate must they remain or my career dies. This is a paradox of the ages.

I am God’s greatest creation.

I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise.  I no longer am fooled by the garments they wear for my eyes are open.  I look beyond the cloth and I am not deceived.

I am God’s greatest creation.

No beast, no plant, no wind, no rain, no rock, no lake had the same beginning as I, for I was conceived in love and brought forth with a purpose.  In the past I have not considered this fact but it henceforth shapes and guides my life.

I am God’s greatest creation.

And God knows not defeat.  God emerges victorious and so do I, and with each victory the next struggle becomes less difficult.

I win, and I become a great salesman, for I am unique.

I am God’s greatest creation.

I wish all my new friends to have a Happy 2016.  God bless y’all.

Thanks for reading.

Bill

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