Bite your tongue when you’re feeling mean.We all feel mean at times, often when we’re tired, rundown, hungry or feel humiliated in some way. It happens and it’s part of life’s journey to learn how to manage our own blues and down times. One important lesson to learn is to bite your tongue and not say negative and discouraging things, just to get people off your back. Instead, you could insert an encouragement or simply say nothing until you feel more like yourself again.
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
― Randy Pausch
“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”
― T.S. Eliot
“Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli
Leaders Leading Leaders
Leadership is not a position, it’s a decision. Every day you must decide to embrace your inner leader, making the choice to lead in a positive way. Right where you are, at whatever place you currently find yourself in life, be it personally or professionally.
Great leaders make people feel like part of the team. Sitting on high and barking down orders doesn’t help others feel valued. And it definitely doesn’t foster a team environment.
If you want to break down barriers or silos make a point to say hello, and engage in conversation with those outside your immediate Core Group of Comfort Zone 💥💥👌☠🤡
Life Is What We Make It
Let’s find the sunny side of men,
Or be believers in it;
A light there is in every soul
That takes the pains to win it.
Oh! There’s a slumbering good in all,
And we perchance may wake it;
Our hands contain the magic wand;
This life is what we make it.
– Boston Transcript
From day one I was determined to be a gun pilot and spent the last next 35 years of my 39 years of active duty trying to pass on what some great gentlemen taught me that first year in combat. From my first mission in an AH-1 in Vietnam to my last in an AH64 in Iraq I was living my dream but trying to prepare others to follow us into the next battle. So time for me to shut up and be quiet.