Monthly Archives: January 2015

Be Flexible

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. It’s the end you’re after.
Anthony Robbins

Plans are essential, but I don’t think they require religious adherence. If a plan is working, stick with it. If not, change it.
Robert Dedman

The opposite of quitting isn’t “waiting around.” No, the opposite of quitting is an invigorated new strategy designed to break the problem apart.
Seth Godin

Flexibility allows you to put worry where it belongs – out of your life – because you know that if one path is closed to you, you can find another one to get you to wherever it is you want to go.
Pat Williams

When you fail it’s often not the inherent goal that was wrong or misguided, it was simply that the means to that goal were inappropriate. You must be able to separate your vision from the path to that vision – sometimes it’s just the route you take that has to be altered.
Rick Pitino

The Power of Obedience

Understanding comes after obedience.
Catherine Marshall

If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
Deuteronomy 28:13

Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful. Nor is a duty beneficial because it is commanded, but it is commanded because it is beneficial.
Benjamin Franklin

There is a reason why some have power and some do not. And it is not because God is a respecter of persons. Favor is a direct result of faith, and faith comes by obedience.
A.A. Allen

He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
Proverbs 13:18

The Secret to Happiness

Happiness has more to do with what you do with what you have than with what you have.
Dr. Bob Rotella

Happiness is like perfume; you can’t pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.
James Van Der Zee

Happiness is a byproduct of something greater, not an end in itself. Happiness cannot be pursued and caught, anymore than one can pursue a sunny day, put it in a bottle, and then bring it out on a rainy day to enjoy. True happiness comes from a different pursuit – the pursuit of God.
Billy Graham

There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
Anonymous

I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills, a little surplus to give you confidence, a little too much work each day, enthusiasm for your work, a substantial share of good health, a couple of real friends and a wife and children to share life’s beauty with you.
J. Kenfield Morley

Do the Impossible

When we’re surrounded by things that look impossible, making a simple choice to do something that’s possible is a powerful thing to do.
Melody Beattie

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Napoléon Bonaparte

God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the impossible.
William Booth

To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible.
John Maxwell

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
Arnold Palmer

Overcome Fear

The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action.
William Burnham

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all.
Les Brown

Anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34:4

Fear is an illusion. You think something is standing in your way, but nothing is really there. What is there is an opportunity to do your best and gain some success. If it turns out my best isn’t good enough, then at least I’ll never be able to look back and say I was too afraid to try.
Michael Jordan

Prayer

It’s hard to dislike people for whom we pray.
H.L. Sidney Lear

Prayer is not only asking, but an attitude of mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural.
Oswald Chambers

It may be that he can only sigh, stammer, and mutter. But as long as it is a request brought before God, God will hear it and understand it.
Karl Barth

The greatest tragedy is not an unanswered prayer, but an unoffered prayer.
Anonymous

I believe the old cliché, “God helps those who help themselves,” is not only misleading but often dead wrong. My most spectacular answers to prayers have come when I was so helpless, so out of control as to be able to do nothing at all for myself.
Catherine Marshall

How to Be a Leader

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.
Dolly Parton

A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of the external situations.
A.W. Tozer

Leadership is not just one quality but rather a blend of many qualities, and while no one individual possesses all of the needed talents that go into leadership, each man can develop a combination to make him a leader.
Vince Lombardi

If Jesus is the model, then the coach is truly a servant of his players. He may be a disciplinarian and stern at times; however, his primary motivation from a spiritual perspective is to serve and to care for those with whom he has been entrusted.
Tom Osborne