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S1E39 - Live Above The Line
Episode 3917th January 2022 • Open Your Eyes with McKay Christensen • McKay Christensen
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Live Above The Line

This week, McKay shares some more sage advice for all listeners: no matter what life throws at you, when you choose to 'live above the line', nothing can keep you from becoming who you were meant to be. On so many occasions we are faced with tough times where we have to refuse to be mediocre and take charge – we need to cross above the line with faith and strength – and today McKay provides examples and guidance that demonstrate how to achieve just that.

He starts this important discussion with the story of Debbie who rescued her friend despite the danger they were faced with. He then goes on to answer the defining question of what you need to live above the line, highlighting that, when you believe in yourself and believe in what you speak, it becomes easy to understand exactly what you want and can achieve. You become empowered to move from below that line which is filled with excuse making, fear and negative emotions and become who you were meant to be. As you listen in today, your eyes will be opened to the power of seeking to be great and how life will reward you accordingly in response.

The Finer Details of This Episode:

  • Debbie's story
  • Wendy Wallace’s courageous decision to live above the line
  • What it means to live above the line
  • What do you need to live above the line?
  • The story of Jake Olson
  • Speaking boldly about what you know
  • There is more above the line
  • How Althea Gibson lived above the line
  • The Hedgehog concept

Quotes:

“We face many lions in life - times when we must stand up and fight, times in which we have to be tough, times in which you stand, draw a line in the sand, and say, ‘I will live on this side of the line.’ ”

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

“Strength of any kind, faith of any kind, courage of any kind matters. I call this living above the line.”

“Below the line is excuse making, fear, lack of clarity, doubt, an attitude of helplessness. Below the line is where life presses upon you and this depression can be a heavy burden.”

“Above the line, we're strong, we believe, we have faith that our goals, our hopes, our dreams can and will happen.”

“When people or teams find themselves thinking and living below the line, you hear lots of blaming, you see a lot of procrastination, and experience lots of mental and emotional fatigue as people go about living their life.”

“There is a line drawn in the way we choose to live our life. ”

“When you live above the line, I don't know why, but you feel good about yourself.”

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

“You will become who you really want to become.”

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