Proskartereó (Greek): to attend constantly
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-kar-ter-eh’-o)
Definition: A steadfast and single-minded faithfulness to a person, cause or belief, demonstrated by continued loyalty and support, in order maintain a certain course of action.
Usage: I persist, persevere in, continue steadfast in; I wait upon.
Your “good wolf” is the part of you that wants you to proskartereó in doing what’s right. It wants you to be true, noble, right and pure. It wants you to always show neighborly love, strive for excellence, and serve others in an admirable, praiseworthy manner. It wants you to craft your calling in life.
The problem is that your “evil wolf” doesn’t want that. It would rather hold you back because of fear. It would love for you to harbor regret and envy. It wants you to get even with the person who wronged you. Rather than have you stay on course toward your goal, it relishes in getting you off track and distracted by that shiny object.
Unfortunately in our minds, we tend to feed our evil wolf more than our good wolf. Frankly, our culture does not lack “mental junk food”. It’s much easier to find than healthier alternatives. Mentally healthier food is available, but you need to know where to find it. Often it feels like, despite our best efforts, our good wolf simply cannot find enough food to eat. Its feels like the evil wolf is winning the battle in our mind.
Our culture also does not lack advice from people who love to tell you what to do to win that battle. Although well intentioned, they present their list of “5 things” or “7 habits” or “top 10”, but they miss the mark. The problem is that they stop short of showing you how to do it.
So many of us buy books, purchase videos and subscribe to self-help services, only to fall short of finishing them. Why? It seems like the focus is on the teaching, not the learning, i.e. the teacher not the student. Self-help teachers get rich and famous, but students don’t even graduate. Research shows we are generally bad at finishing what we start.
I looked for a book that would help me by serving me, where the author would be someone who would personally and figuratively “hold my hand” so that I would finish what I started. When I couldn’t find that book, I decided to write it. Craft Your Calling is that book.
The problem in the personal development and self-improvement market for the target reader is that every book merely tells you what you need to do to be a better version of yourself. Every author presents their list of things needed to grow and find meaning in life. Their end goal is to educate the target reader without regard for actual learning and growth.
In Craft Your Calling, you’ll be taken through a 30-day warm-up to prepare you to train for your calling. A calling is a worthy occupation where one derives meaning. It requires hunger and passion. It leverages the one true gift we have. We’re all here for a reason. We’re all here to do something great. But it’s not through our job. It’s through our calling. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:1 that we are to “live up to the life which God called you.”
After reading the book, if you decide to start your training, then I’ll be your coach. And you’ll actually get me, not someone else. I completed the journey upon which you’ll want to embark. I have crafted my calling, and my story uniquely qualifies me to be your coach. This book is not for everyone, but if you commit, then you won’t have to walk your journey alone. You will learn to wake up every single day and continually, steadfastly feed your good wolf. As you feed your good wolf, you will craft your calling.
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