Resolve to Know


When I first looked at the subject “FAITH,” the very first vision I had was of Jim Rohn and some of his philosophies. Here is one of my favorite quotes by the late and great Jim Rohn:

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

― Jim Rohn

For those of you who don't know who Jim Rohn was, Jim was a very successful businessman, a lecturer and perhaps least known, a mentor to Tony Robbins. Of course, you know Tony, one of the biggest motivational speakers on our planet. You will find as you get to know me and read more of my articles, that Jim has become a good mentor to me as well through his books and CDs. That said, that’s where I’d like to begin.

How can faith help you change the things in your life that will make a difference?

It starts by putting trust in yourself. To trust that you’ll make the plans that you need to live out what you’ve decided to do with your life. The results may or may not be what you expect, but that’s ok. Making the decisions and taking the actions steps to make things happen is the key. It’s the journey that makes life the best. If the outcome isn’t what you want or desire, a lesson learned is ok too, but having faith that the destination will happen is having faith.

When I decided to share my thoughts when it comes to faith, I didn’t realize how difficult this topic would be to talk about without mentioning the Bible or Christianity. Well, whether you believe in Christianity or not, there is overwhelming evidence that purpose back by passion will lead to success, but I believe that the key ingredient is faith. Faith is knowing that what you envision, what you desire with indeed will happen.

As an amateur of the Bible like Jim Rohn, I’d like to share another quote that has helped me over the years. He said, “Work on your gifts, they will make room for you.” Meaning work on yourself. Working on yourself is the greatest thing you can do, and I know this to be true. Every major step of my life has come from working on the gifts I have been given. Every raise, promotion, accolade or personal achievement has come from working and believing in myself. Knowing that I would get to that “next level” or place has helped and served me well.

Since Jim’s been on my mind in this post, I’d like to finish by sharing a little story of his. He once talked about giving a seminar and was asking the audience about the meaning of the word “Resolve.” He went on to say that the best definition he ever heard came from a young girl. She said that “resolve is promising yourself that you will never give up.”

To me, that is faith, a conviction knowing that you will succeed no matter what.


David Blackford, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer has lived and worked around the world. He has a background in marketing and sales, international relations, and project management involving database design and development. His father, knowing his capabilities, enlisted his help to take care of the technical issues. Together they formed A-Leg-Up LLC.