How do we lead when we don’t feel like it? Do we have to be ready to lead, all the time? Can’t I take a break?
Are you afraid? The term “scared to death”, is more true than you realize.
All of the self-help guru’s talk about how getting up from failures is what makes a person successful. It sounds a lot sexier than it is. I offer practical steps to help you “stand up” again, in the midst of failure.
I have been doing some research on the benefits of going vegan. I have to be honest, it’s not about the animals or the environment, it’s all about my health. So now, I’m trying it. I’d love to do this until Thanksgiving, but I decided to do a two week test and see how I feel. So far, I have had some shocking results. Read on for my thoughts, as I begin week 2.
A promise is something that elicits a strong emotional response. Your promise enables people to believe in you, only to have their hopes shattered when you fall short. During the sermon on the mount, Jesus reminds us that we should not make promises at all, for any reason. Simply because we have no idea if we will be able to keep them.
I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.
1. Accept the mistake.
2. Don’t beat yourself up.
3. Find value.
4. Have a main goal to shift back to.
5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Today we’re on #2. Don’t beat yourself up.
I attended a training class last week where we received a fresh perspective on accountability.
I just had a funny thing happen to me last night. I typed a lie because it sounded more sexy than the truth. Before I even completed the sentence, I said to myself, “c’mon, get honest”. Truth is, I want to “keep it real and be totally honest”, but there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to show weakness. I gotta get over that quick.
So I fessed up and told the truth.
My final thought, if your not being totally honest, your lying. If you’re going to lie on your blog when you say you’re being honest, what’s the point?
I have to be honest. I have been living very well lately. Very clean. It’s almost scary what can happen when you decide to stop destructive behavior and focus on positivity and health. It doesn’t take that long and it’s pretty simple. Here’s what that looks like for me. (No, I’m not the guy in the picture, but I feel how he looks)
Do you and your friends help each other, like James 5:16 suggests? This takes a level of trust and honesty that develops over time.
As a “boss in the middle” you should surround yourself with people that add to your life and you should be adding to others.