Stop & Think: November 23, 2018

Self-control Discipline yourself and others won’t need to. If you lose self-control everything will fail. (John Wooden, Hall-of-Fame coach) Wooden was known, not only for his skills as a basketball player and coach, but for his practical...

Stop & Think: November 22, 2018

Thinking A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. (William James, 19th-20th century psychologist) One of the dangers in talking with, reading after, or watching the news from people you mostly...

Stop & Think: November 21, 2018

Leadership Leadership is never just about title or position. It’s about trust and influence. (Craig Croeschel, pastor) Some folks are climbing the corporate ladder, hoping to be the CEO or COO. Perhaps they’re dissatisfied with the present...

Stop & Think: November 20, 2018

Understanding People fear that which they do not understand. (Robert Soto, cross-cultural worker) As a Native American leader, Soto has encountered a lot of misunderstanding—on all sides—and a lot of the resulting fears. The history of the...

Stop & Think: November 19, 2018

Hard Work No. 2 If we fall, we don’t need self-recrimination or blame or anger — we need a reawakening of our intention… (Sharon Salzberg, best-selling author) Salzberg continues, “…and a willingness to recommit, to be wholehearted once...

Stop & Think: November 17, 2018

Yes or No [Stop] saying yes when you mean no. (Gene Chizik, football coach) This was one of five things Coach Chizik said, “You need to stop NOW.” Have you ever agreed to something you really didn’t want to do? You wanted to say no, but you said...

Stop & Think: November 16, 2018

Others Any value system worth having is focused on others, not self. (Michael Lockstampfor, minister) The desire for success seems almost to be inherent. Most of us want to do our best, to climb up in our profession or activity, and to win...

Stop & Think: November 15, 2018

Comparisons As long as we measure ourselves according to the guy down the street, we can come off pretty good. (Randy Smith, professor) Have you ever compared yourself and your accomplishments with someone else? We feel bad—even jealous—when...

Stop & Think: November 14, 2018

Judging Others We tend to be very good lawyers when it comes to our own mistakes, but very good judges when it comes to the mistakes of others. (Tullian Tchividjian, author, speaker) It’s easy to defend your mistakes, to rationalize your own...

Stop & Think: November 13, 2018

Good Judgment Knowledge is the Treasure, but Judgment the Treasurer of a Wise Man. (William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania) Education is an integral part of a healthy society. Modern technology has made the obtaining of knowledge much easier since...

Stop & Think: November 12, 2018

Bloom When you’re in a dark place, you sometimes tend to think you’ve been buried; perhaps you’ve been planted: bloom. (Gabriela Eric) Sometimes life is so difficult that it may seem that we’ve been buried under unrelenting circumstances. Whether...

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