Conflict demands a choice. The incredibly boring, typical, anything-but-special choice is to fight for domination—to prove others wrong, then make them remember by rubbing their faces in it. It’s all about the principle, after all. The other choice is to help, lift, educate, inform, explain, and even do the heavy lifting yourself—a choice which isn’t so popular.
The difference can be found in results. Societies don’t improve where people only win fights. Sometimes we need to ruffle feathers, but what about after that? Once you’ve stirred the pot, will you dump on your dinner guests or serve them? · · · →
It’s one of the hardest things to hear: “You keep losing because you do bad work.”
We work so hard, but it still doesn’t cut it. We learn, we improve, but no one accepts our work. God told Cain, “If you do good work, it will be accepted,” but He never promised that it would be accepted by everyone. “If not,” He continued, “sin is right their waiting for you and you must master it.”
Few things make us angrier than our hard work being rejected. If you can keep improving without complaining, you’ll have been approved by hard times. · · · →
Bullies are scary. It’s even scarier to stand to them. But, whatever tantrum a bully throws at those who stand up is a mere fraction of what bullies do to everyone when left unchecked. It is far scarier to think about destruction trailing a bully who daily and hourly receives the message from the world that anything goes.
The world needs truth. Truth is the one thing bullies fear most, and they return the most wrath for it. It’s hard to know when to stand up to a bully and when to be diplomatic. So, just stand up for truth. · · · →
Results move the powerful segment of society that responds powerfully with their own results. When they see a thing happening, they make something else happen in turn. Results is their language.
If you deliver bad results, the result-speaking population will get frustrated with you, then make a change. That change will have results that you might not like. But, you won’t be able to argue with results because results don’t talk back; they result back.
Living by results is a value. Once someone stops arguing and starts “resulting”, that someone has joined the ranks of the “resulting”. Results overpower all. · · · →