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February 24, 2021 – JOLT – Expecting the Unexpected? Pray That You’ll Get It!

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Feb 24

“It is strange, but true, that the most important turning-points of life often come at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected ways.”
– Napoleon Hill

If you’re anyone like me. . .

you attempt, at some level, to control life.

And, of course, in its basic survival sense, that’s understandable and even necessary for our mental, emotional and physical well being.

Yet, if we jump to the other major dimension of our lives — the spiritual — too much of that good thing for survival can be a bad thing for our development.

Have you ever had something favorable occur in your life that’s so outside of your current reality that you can’t help but be present to a new possibility for living and, perhaps, even a new concept of yourself?

Many of us have, and we can name them. But most of us don’t invite them.

The controlling interest our ego has in determining our best path forward (aka, safest), what’s right  for us (aka, comfortable), and how everything should go according to our plans (aka, what we “know”) doesn’t leave much room for turns of events or new situations that cause us to grow (aka, risky, challenging, unknown) and become more of who we CAN be.

So, if you want to pray for something radical today, have it be for something to occur that knocks your socks off and opens you up to what’s really possible for you and a totally upleveled self concept.

Once you get a taste of your unexpected prayers being answered, you’ll become like Pavlov’s dog, salivating at the new you awaiting you every day.

Think differently, play better.


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“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”
 Oscar Wilde

About the Author

DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.