Don’t say you can’t before you try.
Don’t complain about the reasons why you can’t until you really see what hurdles are in front of you.
And then when you realize your hurdles, rely on your resources to help to achieve your goals, then the you can’t will turn into the we can.
And then days, months , or years from now you will think wow look how far I have come.
No one knows what they can achieve until they actually try.
And trying is half the battle and the battle can be Won!
Live right, and you will eat
from the life-giving tree. And if you act wisely, others will follow. PROVERBS 11:30
Within F3 a leader is called the Q, which is a man who takes responsibility for the outcome.
Because F3 is an organization of leaders rather than an organization with leaders, every man is asked and expected to be a Q, both within F3 and in the other groups in which he is a member outside of F3. This call to leadership arises from F3’s Mission , which is to plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups in order to invigorate male community leadership.
Some outcomes are envisioned beforehand by the Q while others are thrust upon him by unexpected and sudden circumstance. For envisioned outcomes, the Q can anticipate and get prepared for what will be expected of him to be effective. But the Q cannot do that for unexpected outcomes because they come upon him suddenly—for those outcomes he must already be prepared to be effective.
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you
People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.
Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.
—William Frederick Book
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Leaders Leading Leaders
Leadership is not just something you do; it’s something you are. And that’s one of the reasons good leaders have such strong magnetism. People are attracted to who they are.
All leaders desire results, but being must precede doing. To achieve higher goals, you must be a more effective leader. To attract better people, you must be a better person yourself. To achieve greater results, you must be a person of great character. A common problem occurs when a leader’s real identity and the desired results don’t match up. But when leaders display consistency of character, competence, and purpose, it makes a powerful statement to the people around them—and it draws those people to them.
If you desire to do great things with your life, then seek to become a better person and a better leader. Nothing great can be achieved alone. Any task worth doing requires the help of others. And if you want to attract good people, you’ve got to become a better person yourself. If you’re willing to do that, then you can leave the results to God.
Did I offer peace today?
Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?
Did I say words of healing?
Did I let go of my anger and resentment?
Did I forgive?
Did I love?
These are the real questions.
I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.