We are in the middle of the Advent season.
The word advent comes from the Latin word adventus. It means coming. The advent season starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas day. It signifies an expectant waiting on someone who will change everything. This event we celebrate, truly was a “game changer.” This event we celebrate each year at this time represents the greatest gift ever given…PERIOD!
Do you feel like you are growing? I don’t mean your physical dimensions. I mean are you growing in your relationships, your career, your business endeavors, your spiritual life? If your answer is no, or maybe not as much as you would like, then maybe you are too comfortable.
Is it possible you are living in the comfort of familiarity? Let’s take a look.
What do you REALLY, REALLY cherish more, titles or testimonies? A very good friend of mine shared the idea of titles or testimonies with me this week. I want to challenge you today with this thought; “Titles will fade away but testimonies will last forever.”
Never underestimate the power of saying thank you. Whether at work, at home, or even church, offering sincere gratitude can improve production, relationships, and cooperation.
A recent Maritz poll revealed that only 10% of employees said they have supervisors who say a daily “thank you” for a job well done. More than half of employees said they were never or seldom thanked!
To put “lipstick on a pig” is a rhetorical expression, used to convey the message that making superficial or cosmetic changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of a product. – Wikipedia
One can use this rhetorical expression to drive home a point on many subjects. For instance, Obamacare comes to mind, no matter how you dress up that health care plan…it is still a pig!
Will you have a good day or a bad day? The answer lies in understanding the parts of a day and which part affects the other parts.
Everyday has a:
Morning – Afternoon – Evening
Another way of looking at a day is: beginning – middle – end.
Any event that spans time has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Think about it. A sporting event, a school class, a marriage, a work day, a song, a movie, a scene in a movie.
Now what if I told you that the middle and the end of our day depended a whole lot on HOW you got your day started, or the beginning of your day influenced the rest of your day?
I would say this philosophy is fail proof but I can’t because I was a Saint’s fan when being a Saint’s fan wasn’t cool.
You may recognize the title to today’s blog as a line from a movie. The movie? A Few Good Men.
In this courtroom thriller, Lt. Daniel Caffee, a Navy lawyer played by Tom Cruise, defends two marines accused of murdering a colleague. At one point in the heated courtroom scene, Lt. Caffee tells Col. Nathan Jessup, played by none other than Jack Nicholson, that he just wants the truth. Col. Jessup responds, as only Jack Nicholson can, “You can’t handle the truth!” That short line becomes probably one of the most famous lines Jack ever delivered in a movie.
I have never heard an artist say, “Man, I wished I would have been an accountant.”
BUT, I have heard an accountant, a salesman, a lawyer, say “Man, I wished I would have been a dancer, or a musician, or a painter.”
“I’m not good at anything.”
Have you ever heard anyone say that? I have! That kind of stinkin’ thinkin’ will get you nowhere fast!
Here are 3 ways to help insure you “get good” at your pursuits in life!
My wife, Shaundra, and I relocated this past week from Choudrant, LA to Grapevine, TX. Thank you to Jeremiah Beck for writing a guest blog for me while we were in the throes of moving!
By the way, the definition of the word throes is: a condition of agonizing struggle. Yep, this hits the nail on the head when describing our relocating experience!
So for all of my friends and readers I will share 3 considerations when relocating, as recently experienced by Shaundra and I.