Keep your goals mostly to yourself.
LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.
“I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”
— Jonas Salk
Each day, we dream about the things we want to achieve. One of the reasons we do this is because we have an innate desire to be useful at something and when we are not, we feel lost and insignificant. The simple fact is, what you do in your everyday life is either helping you in your journey or causing you to regress in some way. Until you take time to identify and evaluate your daily habits, you may continue to keep dreaming but still feel lost. Read more…
Psalm 116:1-2 (NLT)
I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
As believers, we grow in our relationship with God when we take the time to talk to him and to listen for him to speak to us. A relationship with God is similar to a relationship with any other human being. In order for the relationship to grow, mature, and be mutually beneficial, both parties must communicate with each other on a daily basis. And communication is not just talking, but also listening with the ears and with the heart. Read more…
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”
— Bryant H. McGill
Most of our lives, we’re taught to speak well, clearly, and succinctly. But we’re not exactly taught to listen in a similar fashion. From giving a solo oral presentation in high school to participating on the debate team in college, we are well-versed in how to speak.
With such a value placed on good speakers, it is no surprise that most of us neglect to develop into good listeners. The School of Life explains four things people do to ensure good listening in the video below: Read more…
Proverbs 18:21 (NLT)
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
What we say has a huge impact in our lives and in the people around us. Many people don’t consider the power that their words hold until after major damage has been done. Our words have consequences and those consequences can be good or bad depending on how we choose to use our words. The choices we make, the risks we take are all a direction result of the words that proceed from our hearts and minds. Read more…
Have you ever had a great idea? I mean something that was absolutely so wonderful you just know it had to come from Heaven? I have. Have you ever had a stupendously great idea but did all the wrong things to make it happen? I mean you did all the right things, or what you thought was right, in the wrong way to make it happen, only to find out later that all you did completely destroyed your otherwise absolutely great idea? I have too.
Well, by now, you’ve probably discovered several ways NOT to make your great idea happen. And, in the process, I hope you have also found a way or two TO bring your great idea to fruition. True leaders grow by learning from their mistakes and by sharing their mistakes with others. So, here are some sure-fire ways to completely destroy an absolutely great idea: