Carrying on a trade is a serious business. Ask any businessman. But to conduct a successful business, one has to follow certain time-tested principles. These principles can be adopted into our lives as well.
Tackle the hardest job first. Welcome criticism. Be enthusiastic. Be fair. Be confident. Plan, prepare, pray and then work hard.
We have probably never had as many ways of engaging and entertaining ourselves as we do now. Yet so many are still so “lonely in the crowd”.
Billy Graham, the well-known Preacher, had once put it this way: “People have become so empty that they can’t even entertain themselves.”
If you have no dreams, you will never achieve them! Dream and dream big. Our world is full of opportunities that are waiting to be tapped.
Let your imagination soar, think in a new way and let your mind come up with ideas — and make sure you write them down!
Read books — good books, that is.
Books have an unusual power of challenging us. The ideas expressed in books become seeds in the fertile soil of our minds. Books not only challenge us, they stimulate us when we are discouraged, enetertain us when we are bored, uplift us when we are down.
I used the above photo simply because I found it funny. And the title is because I want us putting our internal think-tanks to work *wink*.
If God says His Presence shall give us rest, I wonder what our own presence should bring into the lives of those around us. Do you ever stop and think, “how much value am I putting into their lives? How much difference am I making?”
And I also think that when our presence in someone’s life is not appreciated, then maybe we should take a walk… or are they the ones to take the walk?
I unearthed these pictorial words from Google Images to help us along thought-wise… enjoy
For better, For worse
It is odd how many times we meet people and we easily label them by their physical appearance, speech pattern and their demeanour. Sometimes, we don’t even wait for them to speak before we fit them into the right slot and leave them there without a backward glance.
Just a side glance and we decide who is worth our time and who isn’t.
I have been guilty of this… severally. On occasions, I’ve rued my hasty judgements.
Malcolm Forbes said: “You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them.”
While we are chewing on that, let us read this little story I culled from short-funny-stories.com…
A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the President of Harvard’s outer office.
The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods , country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn’t deserve to be in Cambridge. She frowned.
“We want to see the President.” The man said softly.
Stay away from people who always criticize and discourage. Surround yourself, with encouraging, uplifting friends.
Mark Twain had once said, “Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.”
Be careful that you don’t become a belittler yourself. Examine your own words in your mind before allowing them to escape your mouth,
it pays in the long run.
*Words of Rajendra Pillai*