Archive for October, 2009

Enough Time

October 30, 2009

When you say you don’t have enough time you are always lying. Everyone has exactly the same amount of time – 24 hours every day – not a minute more or less. You will spend all of it every day, and then you get a new allotment of 24 hours the next day. The frustration comes in sacrificing things of greater value. If we spend our precious time on things that aren’t really that important to us, we will feel that our time is wasted. Commit to spending your time as carefully as you would spend your money on the things that you really want.

The key is not to prioritize what’s on the schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

– Stephen Covey

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Integrity

October 21, 2009

As a child when my parents would take me to church, we used to sing a song – “I Am A Child Of God”.  I believe that we as humans are creators, because we are offspring of the Great Creator.  You are the driver and creator of your own life.  When you get really good at creating what you intend, there is a much shorter distance between your words and what actually happens.  When you say you will be somewhere, you are there.  When you say you will do something, to anyone listening it is as good as done.  This is true integrity – to speak things into existence.
 

I define integrity as the distance between your lips and your life.
– Mark Sanborn

Real or Stuffed

October 15, 2009

As a youth I was fascinated with the art of taxidermy.  A few days ago I was visiting a neighbor who was showing me two huge fish that he had caught which were now stuffed and mounted on his wall.  I found myself thinking, “Wow, those look real!”  The appearance of a live fish was what the taxidermist was going for, although it was mostly just stuffing.  Sometimes we call our material belongings “stuff”.  Real people have deep and meaningful relationships.  If we get too attached to possessions, perhaps we too have become “stuff”ed.

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.

– Doris Mortman