Stop & Think: October 27, 2018

Practice The Best Teacher of the Game is to Play the Game. (Source unknown) You can do all the classroom teaching or locker room coaching possible, but there is no better place to learn than in the midst of the activity. Any teacher will testify...

Stop & Think: October 26, 2018

Pleasing Others [Stop]: trying to please everyone . . . [Stop] . . . making decisions based on what other people want. (Gene Chizik, football coach) Those are two of the five things Chizik says “you need to stop NOW.” How many times have you been...

Stop & Think: October 25, 2018

Trust A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other. (Mike Linch, baseball coach) We’ve been reminded again and again that there is no “I” in “team.” Yes, it’s a group, but as Linch points...

Stop & Think: October 24, 2018

Assumptions We reveal our character in the assumptions we make about others. (Adam Grant, psychologist) Grant continues, “If you think people are dishonest and selfish, you might be dishonest and selfish. Those beliefs are self-fulfilling...

Stop & Think: October 23, 2018

Your Name Here’s what’s cool: Learning and using people’s names. (Warren Buffett, wealthy philanthropist) This is no. 2 in Buffett’s list of cool things. You might wonder how this business magnate accumulated his great wealth...

Stop & Think: October 22, 2018

Love vs. Hate I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) King also said, “Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” What a terrible burden it is to carry hate in your heart. It...

Stop & Think: October 21, 2018

Confrontation Life without confrontation is directionless, aimless, passive. When unchallenged, human beings tend to drift, to wander, or to stagnate. Confrontation is a gift. (David Augsburger, author) Do you like confrontation? Many people try...

Stop & Think: October 20, 2018

Persistence Failure is the path of least persistence. (Church sign board) This simple maxim is not difficult to understand, but it could have a profound effect in helping a lazy person learn to achieve. If the lack of determination is the reason...

Stop & Think: October 19, 2018

Influences There’s always something you can’t see controlling what you can see. (Priscilla Shirer, motivational speaker and author) Anyone who has worked at a computer has discovered Shirer’s words to be true. It’s aggravating when what you...

Stop & Think: October 18, 2018

Community Community is not something you find; it’s something you build. Community is not something discovered; it is something forged. (James Emerson White, religious commentator) White concludes: “My point is that all relationships of worth are...

Stop & Think: October 17, 2018

Greener Grass If the grass looks greener on the other side… Stop staring. Stop comparing. Stop complaining. And start watering the grass you’re standing on. (Eugene Cho, non-profit leader) It’s an old cliché, but it’s also true to...

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