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...

Stop & Think: October 16, 2018

Action A plan without action is just a plan. (Rebekah Radice, business consultant) Having a brilliant idea or conceiving a great plan is a good beginning, but that’s all it is. The next steps are equally important. How do you get that idea out of...

Stop & Think: October 15, 2018

Misunderstood To be great is to be misunderstood. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century essayist) If you’ve been misunderstood, you’re not alone. Emerson lists some misunderstood influential people: Pythagoras, Socrates, Jesus, Luther, Copernicus...

Stop & Think: October 14, 2018

Attitude Good leaders are never complainers. They’re doers. (John Maxwell, leadership author) Has there ever been a time where there has been so much complaining? People groan about the weather, their bosses’ unfairness, their children’s...

Stop & Think: October 13, 2018

Teamwork That which is not in the interest of the hive is not in the interest of the bee. (Marcus Aurelius, 2nd century Roman emperor) It’s an ancient thought but what a great metaphor it is for the 21st century as well as the 2nd century. Bees...

Stop & Think: October 12, 2018

Hypocrisy While it’s easy to spot hypocrisy in others, it’s much harder to see it in ourselves. (Michael Lockstampfor, creative media pastor) If we’re honest, we’ll probably agree with the quotation. But, why is that true; why do we...

Stop & Think: October 11, 2018

Honesty Golf is a game in which you yell “fore,” shoot six, and write down five. (Paul Harvey, late radio commentator) It’s a clever play on words that golfers will understand immediately. “Fudging” on your golf score may be an...

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