Stop & Think: February 23, 2019

You will never influence someone who doesn’t first feel accepted by you. (Mike Lee, pastor) If your employee, student, or companion feels that you don’t regard him or her as a valued person with ability, you will certainly not be able to affect...

Stop & Think: February 22, 2019

Not everyone has the opportunity to peep behind the curtain . . .  (George Washington) Some people seem to think they have the right to make judgments on just about anyone or anything that happens. Not only do they think they know what’s gone on...

Stop & Think: February 21, 2019

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. (Franklin P. Jones, author) Jones may have hit a sore spot for some of us. Children’s behavior can be exasperating at times. We might show a little tolerance with...

Stop & Think: February 20, 2019

“Those with no plan are being influenced by other people’s plan . . .” (Chaim O’Deens, leadership & planning coach) On the other hand, O’Deens concludes “. . . while those who have created the time to establish a plan are influencing those...

Stop & Think: February 19, 2019

He has half the deed done who has made a beginning. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, 19th century physician and poet) It’s called inertia, that is, things at rest tend to stay at rest. Sometimes it’s hard to get started on a project we know we should be...

Stop & Think: February 18, 2019

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal. (A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, late president of India) We seem to admire people who can “multi-task.” They appear to be able to do a number of things at the same time, or be...

Stop & Think: February 17, 2019

We have complete control over our own attitude. We are the ones who decide how we feel, how we look at things, how we react. (Catherine Pulsifer, author) There are few things in life that we can actually control. We can’t do much about the...

Stop & Think: February 16, 2019

There is no success without sacrifice. (Adoniram Judson, pioneer missionary to India) Judson, “If you succeed without sacrifice, it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success, it is because someone will succeed...

Stop & Think: February 15, 2019

Running away from our problems is a race you’ll never win. (Author unknown) When you are confronted with problems, how do you respond? There are probably many ways you can go: ignore them, pretending they’re not there; try to see them as someone...

Stop & Think: February 14, 2019

There is a bond deep within that binds us to one another. It is the glue of authentic love. (Fabienne Gassmann, fashion designer) She continues “[Love expresses] itself in compassion, fairness, willingness to support . . . [It’s] without strings...

Stop & Think: February 13, 2019

I’ve got to stop this business of talking without thinking. (Linus in the “Peanuts” cartoon) Everything seems to be happening at lightening-speed today. News runs across the bottom of the TV screen so fast you can hardly understand what’s...

Stop & Think: February 12, 2019

Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. (Abraham Lincoln) It really feels great to have friends who stand with us in the hard times. We want to stand with them, too. But, no...

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