Stop & Think: May 3, 2020

Questions and Answers [Pay] more attention to the question than to the answer and never [be] afraid to go in an opposite direction to find a solution. (Richard Saul Wurman, author) There are two ways to consider this advice: 1) A good question...

Stop & Think: May 2, 2020

Discernment In our world, cultivating discernment is a necessary antidote to deception. (John Stonestreet, columnist) Stonestreet continues, “Too often, we are oblivious to the cultural currents around us. As the old Chinese proverb goes, ‘If you...

Stop & Think: May 1, 2020

Others We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. (Herman Melville, 19th century American novelist) The recent “lockdown” because of a virus threat is a perfect example of what Melville wrote. We...

Stop & Think: April 30, 2020

Thankfulness The unthankful heart . . . discovers no mercies; but . . . the thankful heart will find some heavenly blessings! (Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century clergyman) He writes that “. . . as a magnet attracts iron, so the grateful heart...

Stop & Think: April 29, 2020

Know Yourself The key to human development is building on who you already are. (Tom Rath, consultant) He also argues, “You cannot be anything you want to be” in contrast to the often heard statement, “You can be anything you want to be, if you...

Stop & Think: April 28, 2020

Hypocrisy The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so. (Plato, ancient Greek philosopher) Have you ever known someone who acted humble in public, but behind the scenes, you knew he or she...

Stop & Think: April 27, 2020

Tomorrow Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. (Wayne Gretzky, Canadian athlete) Or, as Victor Kiam said, “Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” It’s a widespread...

Stop & Think: April 26, 2020

Friendship A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. (Donna Roberts) Sharing life with friends is one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. Long-time friendships are even more beneficial when we encounter the...

Stop & Think: April 25, 2020

Story-telling Share stories purposefully; stories stick; facts fade. (Craig Groeschel, leadership speaker) Of the innumerable lectures you’ve heard, how many do you remember? What is it you most likely remember—the history and the facts? Most of...

Stop & Think: April 24, 2020

Practice Champions keep playing until they get it right. (Billie Jean King, retired tennis professional) What makes a champion? Well, a certain skill is essential, whether it’s in sports, drama, or art. Champions will tell you, no doubt, that it...

Stop & Think: April 23, 2020

Answers [Pay] more intention to the question than to the answer and never [be] afraid to go in an opposite direction to find a solution. (Richard Saul Wurman, author) In the midst of a conversation, we are often so distracted with the answer...

Stop & Think: April 22, 2020

Growing You’ve got to continue to grow, or you’re just like last night’s corn bread—stale and dry. (Loretta Lynn, singer-songwriter) Children often “can’t wait” to grow up. Getting taller than someone else may be important to them. There comes a...

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