…we’ve forgotten how to empathize, and to sit quietly, helplessly, in someone else’s pain.
We’ve forgotten the power of empathy and compassion and are bent on being problem solvers.
What I’m wondering today is this: could it be that my “extraordinary thing” that I’m supposed to do for God is not something that looks extraordinary at all but in truth looks rather ordinary?
This is it friends; the end of my book “How do I get it all Done… and Still Have Time to Enjoy it?”
Today I’m sharing my last few thoughts on motivation and how I get stuff done even when I don’t feel like it.
It’s Monday. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot to do! Will I get it all done? Maybe, if I am reasonable when I define what “it all” should include today. Will I feel like doing all of it? Not likely. So I need other motivators. I shared some last week. Here area a few more things that keep me going when my feelings have quit!
Do you pale in comparison when you look at other moms? Stop it! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Live your strengths, thank God for them. Be thankful for the strengths of those around you but stop trying to be someone els. It would be a boring and ineffective world if we all had the same strengths.
Several months ago I read the book Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People by S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A. It’s an inspiring story, filled with wisdom for both business owners and non business owners alike. Maybe later I’ll do a more complete review. For now I just want to talk about one chapter that I thought was particularly insightful.
“You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
I have to admit that I was not really ready for a new year. Most years I’m excited about making some new goals and starting some new projects.
In that one moment of decision, he changed his own life by doing the thing that was difficult, the thing that was unfamiliar, instead of going the way he had always known, instead of going the easy way.
Are you mad at your husband today? Or maybe your kids are driving you crazy? Is it easier to tell them all the ways they are letting you down than to tell them why you’d give your life for them?