Life is too ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence.
Remember that life is full of ups and downs. Without the downs, the ups would mean nothing.
Learn from the past. Prepare for the future. Live for today.
Make your smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile.
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, remember that God has given you a thousand reasons to smile.
Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.
The only people you should try to get even with are those that have helped you.
The past should be the past. It can destroy the future. Live life for what tomorrow has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.
“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not deemed true.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person
Booker T. Washington
Leaders Leading Leaders
Energy in Your Attitude
I’m not sure there is anything directly under my control that can have a more powerful impact on others than the attitude I choose. The greatest benefit I bring my team is not my talents, gifts, experience, or education. It’s my energy.
Leaders who bring a trust-fueled, hope-filled, forward-thinking attitude every day can change any team dynamic. And you don’t have to be the senior pastor or a CEO. You can pack this attitude in your lunch box tomorrow, and it has the potential to change the climate of your workplace.
You might be an invisible intern with no authority or a mid-level manager who feels stuck, but if you choose to bring the attitude of a 100-watt bulb, you’ll start seeing things light up.
You can’t just try this once, though. And that’s where it becomes a discipline you cultivate.
This needs to be the attitude you choose daily, like in F3. You have to Post rain, hail, sleet, snow, or sun, you determine that you will have an attitude of positivity, regardless of the circumstances.