We take the time to “do” things all the time. Most of us either forgot or never knew that the word “enjoy” can be used in place of many action verbs. A politician can “enjoy” time in office just how I can “enjoy” a cup of coffee. Is life something we “live” or something we “enjoy”?
That is what time off is for—enjoyment. It’s not just about resting from what we “do” day in and out. Time off can reinforce our perspective that life isn’t just for living, but enjoying. It is an opportunity to practice how to enjoy. · · · →
We are indicted or acquitted by society, not for evidence or truth, but for our reactions. A calm, upbeat answer will get the most dangerous people off the hook with friends and enemies alike. In many ways, its unfair—or is it?
Society falls apart when the masses go hysterical over petty matters. We get polarized and divided over non-essentials and non-issues and things that really don’t matter. That is a real threat to society. So, proving to not go hysterical when facing the heat makes society like you. It’s not always good, but it’s a reality you can muster. · · · →
Lasting growth can’t happen without a generator. To progress, you must maintain a positive posture in the face of the highest rejection, and then keep going. When your happiness depends on results, your results will spiral. Actually, your results depend on your happiness, so you must keep your happiness independent of results.
This wisdom goes back to Genesis, when God gave the first business advice. He told Cain that if you do well, your work will be accepted, but if not, be careful because sin is waiting to catch you. That’s why the successful keep their heads up no matter what. · · · →
All relations require boldness. A friend may be hurting, but you see no evidence. A business client may need something, but you see no evidence. In this, you hear a calm voice telling you, “Suggest,” or, “Wait,” or, “Patience.” The voice isn’t lying, but believing requires confidence.
When in need, we don’t send honest signals. Sad people look angry. Lonely people look arrogant. Arrogant people seem humble. Confused people act bossy. Insecure people perform like rock stars; many are.
It takes blind trust to see the evidence, perhaps a little experience can help us be certain. Confidence opens up hope. · · · →