Stop & Think: April 18, 2019

People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life rather than change to get something better for fear of getting something worse. (Eric Hoffer, 20th century social philosopher) Do you recognize yourself in Hoffer’s statement? Have you ever...

Stop & Think: April 17, 2019

If you do not like it, change it and if you cannot change it, change the way you think about it. (Mary Englebrat, graphic artist) We often see things we’d like to change—it may be as simple as correcting a typo or as complex as reprogramming our...

Stop & Think: April 16, 2019

A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create. (Mahatma Gandhi, late Indian activist) It’s been noted that you’re not a good leader if no one is following you. That’s obvious, isn’t it? When your...

Stop & Think: April 15, 2019

Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do. (Frances Hesselbein, author) Some might think of leadership as the ability to command and order, and the followers will obey. That’s partly true, but Hesselbein, apparently, has a different...

Stop & Think: April 14, 2019

Those who are best at waiting are best at serving, also. (James Gribble, pioneer missionary) Today could likely be labeled as the age of “impatience.” We want what we want, and we want it NOW! In spite of modern technology that speeds things up...

Stop & Think: April 13, 2019

There are seven days in the week, and SOMEDAY isn’t one of them. (Shaquille O’Neal, retired professional athlete) In our dreaming of the future, how often do we think “Someday I’ll . . .”? But O’Neal is right, “someday” never comes. Unless we...

Stop & Think: April 12, 2019

It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting. (Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity) Put another way, thinking something doesn’t make it happen. Worthy accomplishments...

Stop & Think: April 11, 2019

Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. (Thomas Edison, inventor) Edwin H. Land, founder of Polaroid, put it another way, “An essential aspect of creativity is not...

Stop & Think: April 10, 2019

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century poet) Robert Frost, a later American poet, wrote something quite similar: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I...

Stop & Think: April 9, 2019

You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. (C. S. Lewis, late British writer) When is too old too old? There may be a time, of course, when you can’t physically do some of the things you used to do. Play football or do...

Stop & Think: April 8, 2019

Maturity is not the one with the most knowledge, but the one whose life has been changed the most by what they know. (Chris Suitt, pastor) Maturity is not just a question of age. Some young people show more wisdom than some older adults. As Suitt...

Stop & Think: April 7, 2019

You must do the things you think you cannot do. (Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of 32nd US president) “I just can’t do it” is sometimes our reaction when we’re faced with either a tough job we don’t feel capable of doing or something we just don’t want...

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