I have good news for people who want more. You have the ability to make ‘right now’ your moment. Step one, go get a mirror. Step two, ask yourself the following questions. You’re going to find out some interesting things.
The United States has become soft. We have issues telling the truth because we’re afraid we’ll hurt people’s feelings. We have a tendency to sugarcoat the things, because we feel the truth will crush someone’s spirit. We are relegated to telling off-color, awkward jokes, which leaves others wondering if we’re serious or not. This is almost always followed by the line “I was just playing”. Yeah right…
We also diminish the attainment of goals, by giving everyone a trophy, instead of just saying “you lost”. These facts are well documented, but I want to know, why? What the heck happened? I know one thing, it sure didn’t start in the 80’s.
Do you want true strength? Do you want the power to do anything?
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’ve been forced to make changes related to removing stress from my life. It got me in trouble today. Can you believe that?
Funny how life throws you curve balls. Little unexpected events that make you re-think everything. If you follow this blog, you probably noticed that I haven’t been posting as much content lately. The reason is simple. I’ve been busy doing a personal inventory, as a result of my hospital stay. It has led me to some startling revelations.
I am writing to reflect on my last post. I just re-read it and first of all, I don’t know why I was surprised God could give me a message in 6 minutes. I mean, He’s God. He can do anything. I should have said, “surprisingly, I heard God’s message.”
The other thing I thought about was the fact that I am really tired right now. After traveling through two time zones and having to re-adjust, the thoughts in my mind Have turned negative and angry. I started thinking about going to work tomorrow and every negative thing about my job was pouring into my head. My thoughts ended with me wondering if my local church was hiring…
Right then, I pinpointed my frustrations to me being tired, as opposed to my job being horrible. I have a really good job and career. I am grateful and blessed. My hope is to fall asleep very soon so that I can get back in my “war room” tomorrow morning. And if you don’t get the “war room” reference, please rent and watch the movie. I know that Christian movies can be a little cheesy at times, because they can make any kind of miracle happen. It’s a movie. But I liked this one.
My message for tonight is that leaders need sleep. Only you know how much you personally need. For me, 6 hours gets it done. I can’t sleep longer than that. However much sleep you need, make sure you get it in. Or you may as well prepare to have a sub-par day, with negative thoughts coming out of nowhere.
You’re defenses against the obstacles of this world are not as strong, when your mind is operating like a wet noodle.
Day 6 brings somewhat of a surprise revelation about sin. I didn’t expect this…
Being a winner is such an “on purpose” thing. It’s a habit and a mindset. Winning takes practice, persistence, faith and focus. It’s not going to happen by accident. There are many people out here working very hard to ensure you don’t have accidental success.
That’s why things worth having are hard to attain. You don’t accidentally come in first place. People don’t accidentally complete the project. Teams don’t accidentally win championships. These things take concentrated effort and sacrifice.
As a boss in the middle, you have to remember that no one is going to give you anything. You need to go hard. You need to go wisely.
You can only trust God 100%, so keep Him first!
I am still in the middle of a spiritual war. It can be very painful. I feel my soul being torn part. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 gave me peace and encouragement tonight. The verses enlightened me to the fact that, while in the midst of this struggle, I can change my thought pattern.