Stop & Think: January 10, 2019

Moving Forward In order to reach your dream, the passion inside your heart must outpace the fear inside your head. (Kary Oberbrunner, author and speaker) Fear of failure often keeps us from moving forward to achieve the goals we’ve dreamed about...

Stop & Think: January 9, 2019

Looking Ahead One thing with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. (Michael Cibenco, teacher) We’re well into 2019, and maybe it’s time to evaluate what progress we’re making. How’s...

Stop & Think: January 8, 2019

Gratitude To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. (Johannes A. Gaertner, author) It’s easy to say “Thank You,” but gratitude should certainly extend to more...

Stop & Think: January 7, 2019

Work The price of success is hard work… (Vince Lombardi, successful football coach) He continued, “dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” We...

Stop & Think: January 5, 2019

Responsibility No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up. (Abraham Lincoln) The story is told of a mother who was trying to get her reluctant son to get up to go to school. He rebelled; he didn’t want to go to school...

Stop & Think: January 4, 2019

Serving Your business resumé is less important than your community service calendar. (Dan O’Deens, 3rd world social worker) Business-minded young people begin to worry about their resumés very early in their careers—often before they even finish...

Stop & Think: January 3, 2018

Generosity There never was any heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate. (Robert Frost, 19th-20th century American poet) What is your motivation for being generous? Some very well-known, wealthy people give a lot...

Stop & Think: January 2, 2019

Shortcuts There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going. (Keith Minier, pastor) With GPS and Google Maps, you would think that you’d never get lost again, wouldn’t you? And yet, those helps aren’t always correct, and sometimes we even try to...

Stop & Think: January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. (Oprah Winfrey. TV personality) Days, months, and years keep rolling around like clockwork. Many days seem exactly alike, but January first encourages us to think...

Stop & Think: December 31, 2018

Anticipation New Year’s Eve is like every other night… yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights. (Hamilton Wright Mabie, 19th-20th century essayist) Mabie also said, “there is...

Stop & Think: December 30, 2018

Mistakes I hope that in the year to come you make mistakes… (Neil Gaiman, English author) That’s not a good New Year’s blessing, is it? Hear Gaiman out: “because if you are making mistakes you are making new things, learning, living, pushing...

Stop & Think: December 29, 2018

Leadership Leadership is “enabling others to do what they don’t want to do in order to be able to be what they want to be.” (Bill Hull, author) “Leadership” has many definitions, and Hull’s is certainly a challenge. How do you get people “to do...

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