Weekly Thought – October 29, 2013
Fred’s understanding of human nature resulted from lifelong study and observation. He found patterns in thinking and behavior. He talked of the modus operandi – the method of operation. He strongly believed in finding the basis from which our life’s philosophy derives.
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Clarify Your Thinking
Behind every plan of action, every commitment of time, and energy should be a solid philosophical base. From it comes our answer to “why?” Why should I be a leader? Why should I pay the price of success? Why not stay where it is comfortable? Why push ahead risking failure?
Is it just for ego? Or do I feel I have been given a talent, an opportunity, and I don’t want to miss to excitement of worthwhile accomplishment? Do I see this accomplishment can be made in any period of my life?
Your reason for moving up will have little to do with how far you go. It will, however, have a great deal to do with your mental and spiritual attitude as you go. The folks closest to you will see, feel, and be most affected by this reason.
Often when I am with friends who have become “successful,” but are unhappy, I think of that verse in Psalms which says “he gave them their requests but sent leanness of soul.” Such people are constantly irritated, never enjoying the fruits of success. They are always moving on as if goaded by the spirit of their discontent, always coming to the truth, but never finding it.
They have no quiet center for their lives. They have no eye of the storm in which they can lie down and sleep. They live in quiet desperation while longing for the quiet adequacy which allows them to enjoy their options provided by their success.
Running on ego alone hardens or destroys a person – like a machine without oil. On the other hand, responsibility gives great energy – a uniting force which pulls the person together, not apart.
This week think about: 1) How effective is my motivation? 2) What gives me happiness? 3) What does my family think about my modus operandi?
Words of Wisdom: “They live in quiet desperation while longing for the quiet adequacy.”
Wisdom from the Word: “Now David achieved success in all he did, for the Lord was with him.” (1 Samuel 18: 14 NET Bible)