Read a great segment from Mark Miller this morning – The best leaders don’t make everyone happy. This may sound harsh to you – it may even sound wrong. It’s not intended to be rude or mean-spirited, and it doesn’t mean that great leaders try to make people unhappy. It’s just a byproduct of leading well.Continue reading “Choosing to Lead Well”
Soren Kierkegaard stated, “Life is lived forward and understood backward.” While we are never able to change the outcome of a poor choice, we always have the ability choose how it impacts our future. Choosing to remember the positive aspects, what we learned, shapes who we become.
We often justify our behavior by claiming, “my choices concern no one but myself.” However, that’s not how life works. No one makes choices in a vacuum. Our wrong attitudes and actions do affect others. We may never realize the extent of the effects our choices have on the people around us and even onContinue reading “Justifying Our Behavior”
I came across something today that I believe many people, including myself, need to be reminded of on a daily basis. In his speech “Citizenship in a Republic,” Theodore Roosevelt famously said: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer ofContinue reading “Choosing to Persevere”
We all experience trouble in our life. How we choose to react to those difficult times, is within our control. How will you respond? Here is a note from Oswald Chambers… God does not keep man immune from trouble; He Says–“I will be with him in trouble.” It does not matter what actual troubles inContinue reading “We will experience trouble”
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41, 42 ESV) On an average day, how many choices do you make and do you have any control overContinue reading “Consequences”
Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.