Archive for December, 2011

“God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable”
(Romans 11:29, NIV)

No matter where you’ve been, no matter what you’ve done, realize today that your destiny supersedes your mistakes. When God designed the plan for your life, it wasn’t dependent on you being perfect, never making a mistake, or never taking a wrong turn. No, God knew we would all make mistakes. He knows how to get you back on track no matter where you are in life. Just like there are many routes on a map, God has a plan to help you reach your destination. He has detours, shortcuts and bypasses. He has already calculated the entire route for your life.

 Today, if you’re feeling like you’ve blown it, if you feel like you are too old, too far gone or too off track, know that nothing you’ve done, no mistake that you’ve made — or ever will make — is a surprise to God. He’s already got it figured out. He’s arranged a comeback for every setback! He has grace for every weakness. He has mercy for every failure. Receive it today and move forward with boldness into the destiny He has for you!

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Attitude of Gratitude

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind.” — William James Psychologist

“The most positive men are the most credulous.” — Alexander Pope

“No one ever finds life worth living—he has to make it worth living.” — Unknown

“Pity is one of the noblest emotions available to human beings; self-pity is possibly the most ignoble . . . . [It] is an incapacity, a crippling emotional disease that severely distorts our perception of reality . . . a narcotic that leaves its addicts wasted and derelict.” — Eugene H. Peterson Author of Earth and Altar

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; noting on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” — W. W. Ziege

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley Television Journalist

“We can not tell what may happen to you in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens to us—how we take it, what we do with it—and that is what really counts in the end.” — Joseph F. Newton

“You can not always control circumstances, but you can control your own thoughts.” — Charles Popplestown

“If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison

“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious … think about these things.” — Philippians 4:8

“Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms —to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” — Victor Frankl Man’s Search For Meaning

“If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.” — John R. Miller

“Cultivate optimism by committing yourself to a cause, a plan or a value system. You’ll feel that you are growing in a meaningful direction which will help you rise above day-to-day setbacks.” — Dr. Robert Conroy in Bottom Line-Personal

“The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.” — Dennis Waitley

“Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.” — George Washington Rules of Civility

“If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“What you think means more than anything else in your life. More than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you.” — George Matthew Adams

“Change your thoughts and you change the world.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” — Henry Ford

“Up is never where you are now.” — Belasco & Stayer

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” — Herm Albright

General Colin Powell’s Rules:

  1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
  2. Get mad, then get over it.
  3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your
      position falls, your ego goes with it.
  4. It can be done!
  5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
  6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
  7. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone
      else make yours.
  8. Check small things.
  9. Share credit.
10. Remain calm. Be kind.
11. Have a vision. Be demanding.
12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

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