Less Is More…More or Less.

Let your yes be yes and your no, no. My attempt to say more while not.

Category: solutions

If You Are Going To Be A Critic…

The difference between criticism and constructive criticism, is whether or not, at the end of the statement, you have been given something you can use to make yourself or the circumstances better.

– PNC

Crossover Elements

“A well-cast vision. A well-thought out plan. A whole-hearted passion. A long-lasting commitment. A willingness to change something that might not be working. An ability to recognize who should be handing what and the time and place they should do so. If such elements are the building blocks to the success of an organization set on building the greatest widget known to mankind; how much more needed when dealing with souls of humanity in light of eternity?!” – PNC

*read the entire post, here, @ Bring Me 70

Talent v. Craft

I heard an interview the other day w/ Dean Koontz, and what caught my attention was the statement:

“Talent is grace”.

He followed it, with the understanding that you can’t take credit for talent, since it was given to you. So, the only thing you can take credit for, is your craft; the honing of skills and the application of your talent to influence the community around you and the world at large.

Our author reiterates this concept in the his book, Odd Apocalypse:

“Every talent is unearned, however, and with it comes a solemn obligation to use it as fully and as wisely as possible.”

It Works For Governments Too!

The First Rule Of Parenting: Never Negotiate With Terrorists.

*spotted on bumper sticker display @ the mall.

Only You Can……Do, Be, Live…

If only we focused on what we can manage about ourselves. By all means, help others. Support, pray, advise and be there for those in around you, whomever they may be. But to wish they did things differently or how you’d do them or force them to see your point of view is futile and frustrating. At the end of the day, you either go to bed exhausted knowing you did everything that was within your availability and capability to do or your realize you could have done more and tomorrow is another chance to give it your all. You can not live at peace with all men if you are not daily living at peace with yourself.

Understand. Decide. Act.

Revelation comes through evaluation. Evaluation only occurs through being open to inspection. Sure, silence can’t be misquoted and actions not taken, can’t be mistaken…but in the end, opportunities do not knock on doors where it appears no one is home. Figure “it out. Decide what you will do about “it”.  Act accordingly on the decision.

Prepared

LIfe needs to be like this. All systems checked. All systems ready. All systems go. All systems ready to go when called upon in the future. The danger comes in not being ready; not being prepared. Not learning, not growing, not going through the recommended maintenance and repair/restoration moments, means missing out whenever an opportunity presents itself.

Overthink

You’ll be amazed at what transpires when you realize that what is considered simple is often full of hard work, albeit worthwhile, while the complicated is relatively easy, provided you handle it with the right attitude and systematic approach.

The Influence Of Nothing

“Those who do not do good commonly do hurt by the influence of their bad example; they grieve and discourage those that are good; they harden and encourage those that are bad.”  – Matthew Henry commentary on Luke 13: 6-9

These 3 People…

…are absolutely essential in every day life.

1) Parents

…for when you need an adjustment in your attitude.

2) Chiropractors

…for when you need an adjustment in your body.

3) Christ

…for when you need an adjustment in your life.

…but the greatest of these is Christ

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