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You know why many companies can't keep up with companies like WalMart and Google? 

It's an easy answer.

WalMart and Google keep reinventing themselves. Just about anything you want to buy or want done, you can do it at Walmart. I keep asking myself what they will have next. A clinic? A dentist? I wouldn't be surprised. They can have anything they want. Same thing with Google. Every time I turn around there's another awesome product or service Google has, like Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Sites, Google Blogger, Google Forms, YouTube (yes Google bought YouTube), and much more. Don't believe it? Just Google it. And if that isn't enough, during American Idol I heard Ryan Seacrest tell the audience they could vote via Google. Huh? Google? Geez. I asked myself how does anyone vote via Google? I can't keep up, I didn't even know anyone could do that. Did you?


As long as those companies continue to be the forward thinkers they are, they will be the industry leaders. They will prosper and be around for a long time. They think good enough is never good enough. To them, changing with the times would render them behind the times. Thus, their business acumen operates beyond the times. That keeps them a few steps ahead of the competition. They don't settle for today. They persist past tomorrow. They are continuously on the next big thing and they give their customers what their customers didn't even know they wanted. Timeless innovation and cutting edge development solidifies their positions as the gold mines of transformation and revolution.

Relate that to human-development and it's the same concept with people who think like a Walmart or a Google. Global thinkers. Past-the Moon thinkers. Godly thinkers.

The people with the Walmart/Google model are the ones with staying power and leverage. They know what people want and they go to the people to give it to them. God loves that philosophy. Jesus knew the people1 and He knew what the people needed2. Once the people got a glimpse of what He had to offer, they came willingly. He told them to cast their nets and go make fishers of men3. Like Walmart and Google, innovative people don't wait for things to happen, the make things happen. Waiting is a waste of quality and productive time to them. That's why they go to customers and ultimately customers come flocking to them. They love what they have to offer.

Progressive people don't waste a minute being idle -- they hate standing still. 

They like movement.

Forward momentum. Futuristic motion. They are transformative people who don't live in the past. They don't complain about what was and what wasn't. They don't feel sorry for themselves. To do so would enable the competition, the enemy, to stop them. And since the competition and the enemy have no compassion, they will swoop in to kill, steal, and destroy. 

Staying on the A-game is a must. And talking about it is not enough. Talk is cheap and will keep progress on the sidelines. If we want to continue to grow and develop, walking it out is critical and evolution is paramount. That's how the pros do it. 

Study them. 

Learn from them. 

Then we will witness new creations. That's part of the process of what God wants for us. Longevity. Durability. Endurance. Strength. Resilience. A formula that will position us where Walmart and Google are: on the top.

1. Matthew 15:31
2. Matthew 15:10-39
3. Matthew 4:19

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