Anyone can refine and narrow-down a preferred recreation. Anyone can sit in a chair and ponder one’s own life and what useless hobbies we each enjoy the most. But, profitability—the ability to make the money needed to do what you really want to do in your heart—that can’t come from a psychologist or conversationalist.
Discovering your own profitability requires someone who has discovered his own. We need feedback from friends and family. These are useful. But even more, we also need information, facts, challenges, and someone to teach by example on how to quickly get to the point. · · · →
We have so many identity-shaping experiences from our formative years, no book can be written long enough to list what kinds of events might make us act insane.
Even being asked to sit down might trigger a conditioned response that a scolding would soon follow and a beating after that. So, a friend asks you to sit down, you flip out, and you can’t figure out what went wrong.
The golden rule from Jesus flags and cures all of these—love others as yourself, don’t resist evil. By following his simple rules, you’ll find whatever issues lurk beneath the surface. · · · →
Ignore them. You know who… The people who say, “It will never fail, but you always will.”
These are the lecturer-types who are convinced that world empires never fail—as if they never heard about Rome or Greece. “It is the biggest and always will be.” Such are the words of a man who does not believe things can be caused because he does not know how things are caused into being. So, he neither believes nor knows how things are caused into failing.
He’s wrong. You can cause success as much as you can cause failure. Make smart choices. · · · →
Victories never happen by themselves, including the Godly ones. Unless God decides the battle, fighting only wastes time. When God decides to whom the victory should go, the battle must still be fought. God avails opportunity and unlocks doors, but we must step forward, reach out, push open, and take what is offered to us—because victories never happen by themselves.
Sometimes, a gentle push means offering tokens of friendship or demonstrated charity. Sometimes it means showing the truth to someone who misunderstands you. Sometimes it means evicting bad, dangerous people. But, every victory needs taking; and taking means taking. · · · →