4 Steps to “Unleashing the CHAMPION Within”

Today’s blog is written by TEDx Empowerment Speaker, Leslie O’hare.  Her story and passion for women and girls is contagious and her love for God fuels her vision to help others recognize the champion within.

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4 Steps to “Unleashing the CHAMPION Within”

Q: Who is the greatest CHAMPION of the world?
A: Jesus Christ.

Q: Who did Christ create to become a CHAMPION here on earth?
A: You.

Psalm 188:5 (MSG) says:

“Pushed to the wall, I called to GOD; from the wide open spaces, He answered. GOD is now at my side and I’m not afraid; who would dare lay a hand on me? GOD is my strong champion…”

Our Champion, Jesus, gives us only His best. There is no greater Champion than Jesus. He is the all-time, undisputed, undefeated Champion of the World!

Everyone is looking for a hero, mentor, or CHAMPION, who can make them feel better about themselves. You don’t need to look any further, Jesus Christ is the CHAMPION of the whole world! He has given [YOU] the POWER to Unleash the CHAMPION within.
God is raising up women who will defy the odds, destroy limiting mindsets and step into their rightful leadership position, and make an unforgettable impact in the world.

Here’s how you can “Unleash the CHAMPION Within” and why [YOU] must “Unleash the CHAMPION Within”:

1. Change Your Mindset

If you change your words, you will change your mindset. If you change your mindset, you will change your life.

Remember, you decide what stays in your mind. Whether it’s good thoughts or bad thoughts; nothing has the power to live in your mind without your permission. The champion mindset does not accept defeat. You’re not fighting for victory; you are fighting from a place of victory. God has gone before you to ensure that your battle(s) have already been won. Wake up everyday programming your mind to win by saying to yourself “I am an overcomer. I cannot and will not be shaken. I am unmoveable. I am unstoppable. I am powerful and I am destined to WIN!

Why? Because God LOVES [YOU]!

2. Refuse to Settle

Most people want to achieve success and most people want to become champions in some areas of their personal or professional life, however, testing, trials, and tribulations (what I like to call the hills and valleys of life) are the things that will empower them to become a champion. It’s the challenges and the tough times that will unleash the champion inside of you. The challenges are a gateway to new possibilities and new realities.

As long as you don’t allow the challenges to cause you to lose focus and take you under—you will WIN. You have free will to choose to awaken the champion within or choose to allow the champion to stay dormant and allow life to pass you by. It’s ALL up to [YOU].
Today is the day to make the right decision that will impact for your life tomorrow.

Why? Because God LOVES [YOU]!

3. Take a Stance

Whenever you take a stance, a strong stance, you are putting yourself in a state that allows you to be in control of your mind, body and soul, basically, putting you front and center, in the driver’s seat of your life. Now you have the power and strength to take on any challenge and not to allow the challenges or obstacles to take control of you. You control it by strongly holding onto your position, holding on to your stance with confidence, knowing who are and who you are meant to BE! You ask: “Who am I meant to be?” You are meant to BE a Strong, Courageous, Fearless CHAMPION!

Why? Because God LOVES [YOU]!

4. Choose to Live

Do this exercise. Close your eyes. I want you to ask yourself: “If you were told that you only had 5 minutes to live, what dream or goal would you want to achieve within those 5 minutes?”

Is it to start that business you’ve been dreaming about? Is it to be a better parent, better wife or husband, or to advance within your company? The clock is ticking. What do you wish you could accomplish?

Open your eyes. What is preventing you from making the last 5 minutes of your life a reality?

The good news is—you are going to live longer than 5 minutes. The amazing news is, you get to make the decision NOW to live the life that God created you to live.

Remember: You are a CHAMPION!
Why? Because God LOVES [YOU]!


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Staci Wallace

Staci Wallace is the Founder and President of EMwomen (Empowering Women), a 501-C3 non-profit organization. She is also a keynote speaker, life-coach and bestselling author of five books. She lives in Frisco, TX with her husband, Larry, of 21 years and two powerhouse warrior children. Connect with her at: http://staciwallace.com or through social media @staciwallace.