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October 28, 2013
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Terri Maxwell

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Have you ever noticed that no matter where we are in life, we always seem to want more? The truth is, we were DESIGNED for more. But we get confused about what this desire for more means.

I mean, seriously. When
things aren’t going well, we naturally wish they were better. But even when
life is going our way, it’s easy to imagine dozens of ways that it could be
improved.

I used to
think wanting more was a bad thing, almost a curse from our consumerist society
known as America. For some reason, because I wanted more, it felt like there
was something wrong with what I had.

The truth is,
we were DESIGNED for more.

We are born
with an internal yearning for improvement. Our soul was designed to grow,
improve and BE more.

Unfortunately,
for many, our ego transposed this innate desire for “MORE” and confused us in
several ways.

First, we got
confused by the desire for more and turned it into wanting more things, more
money, and more stuff. This is like trying to quench thirst with a beverage
that makes us thirstier. It feels as if we can never get enough. This confusion
created a need for “getting more” versus God’s real intent for us, which is to
BE MORE.

We
internalized that who we are today is not enough because this desire for more
feels insatiable. That “not enough” feeling digs the hole deeper and instead of
being more, we accept less.

The truth of
it is: We don’t want to do more, or even have more. What we are really seeking
is to BE MORE. That is the real thirst to address.

Becoming more
is a process that starts with accepting who we are today as “enough.” We can’t
be more if we’re not comfortable with who we are today.

Second, we
have to understand that the desire for more isn’t about things, money or
success. It’s about meaning, growth and purpose. We want more meaning, not more
things.

And for
what’s it worth, this song from Ten Avenue North sums up the entire search for
more.

  • “You are more than the choices that you’ve made.”
  • “You are more than the sum of your past mistakes.”
  • “You are more than the problems you’ve created.”

It’s time to BE MORE.

Here’s the Ten Avenue North video, “You are more…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwtcwQwgdsA

With the soulfulness of Wayne Dyer and the entrepreneurial spirit of Richard Branson, Terri is a world-class business growth expert, social impact investor, and serial entrepreneur whose purpose is to inspire potential. With her own money, Terri built a portfolio of purposeful companies, Share On Purpose, Inc., and now invests in and creates mission-driven start-ups.

In a career that spans more than 25 years, Terri has launched, owned, sold, rebranded or turned around more than 40 companies. She is known for her game-changing business models and personal transformation frameworks.

Everything she built came directly from a wellspring of perseverance and soulful resiliency, which she openly shares through her first purposeful brand, Succeed On Purpose.


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