Friday, June 10, 2011
I am not a politician, in fact the only thing that I know about politics is that “poli” means “many” and “tics” are blood sucking creatures. – Krish Dhanam
How often should you tell your wife you love her? Before someone else does. – Krish Dhanam
I don’t want [my people] merely motivated. I want them inspired. If they are inspired they will motivate themselves and I won’t have to motivate them every day. – Colin Powell
Remember these 10 magic words: if it is to be it is up to me – Dan Rather
If you want your husband to tell you he loves you more send yourself flowers with no card every week for the next 3 months. You will see a change in him real fast. – James Smith
You can achieve anything if you believe you can achieve anything – Dan Rather
It is pitiful for you to sit here and listen to us to tell you to get up and do something. – Bill Cosby
If you want to be motivated realize that there must be someone on this earth dumber than you. Try and take advantage of them. – Bill Cosby
It is not about being the inventor but about using the invention better than anyone else – Steve Forbes
Those who do not have goals are forever enslaved by those who do. – Brian Tracey
I am painting a very rough picture of the day. I did really enjoy hearing from some of the retired leaders from years past and getting perspective on their humanity and not just their position. I think I could invite the Bush family over for a BBQ without it feeling awkward. It is a good thing to realize that these people really are just that.
On the way home my team shared a great conversation about what it means to be successful especially as a follower of Jesus. Many of these speakers talked about the “American Dream” and one went so far as quoting the bible as saying it wanted you to be healthy, wealthy and wise. However as we look to Jesus’ words he is very clear that the first shall be last and the last shall be first. His kingdom is uncomfortable because it doesn’t allow us to remain in our comforts. His really is a third way. We ask not for poverty, nor for riches, but for his faithfulness in providing exactly what we need (even if what we need s not what we want). In return he asks not for greatness in stature nor even a great name. After all what do we really have to offer to him. No, instead he merely asks us to be faithful. Not patriotic, not successful merely – faithful.
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