Posts Tagged ‘decisions’

August 6 Quote of theDay

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
Ben Stein

Do you feel like life is passing you by? Does it feel like life is hard? Do you wish that things could be better? Maybe the problem is simply that you have never taken the time to decide what you actually want. Define your goals.  Look at each factor of your life and ask how you want it to be.  Then sit down and make a plan for getting just what you want.

June 23 Daily Quote

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Roy E. Disney


Know what you believe and live by those beliefs. If you are forever following the crowd, you’ll never really feel as if you have a purpose. You’re just one of the lemmings jumping off a cliff.

I suppose there are truly noble reasons for jumping off a cliff but if you don’t know  you believe in those reasons, the jump is meaningless for you.

If you know what you believe,  you can make decisions that forward your dreams and that of the crowd you are with. Most likely, others in the crowd haven’t checked out their beliefs either.  Don’t waste your life jumping off cliffs because someone else thought it was a noble thing to do.  Decide for yourself what values are the ones you want to live by.  Then live!

July 21 Daily Quote

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Margaret Thatcher


The middle of the road is also very emotionally draining. Should I? Shouldn’t I? Why? Why not? I can do it. What if I can’t?  If you’ve ever stood trying to make a decision, you know the turmoil you live in.

Standing there with questions racing through your head, dodging traffic and hoping for the best but not knowing which way to go to get the best is like bracing yourself in a hurricane force wind. If you want to stop the wind from blowing, you’re going to have to make a decision. Pick a lane of traffic and get in it! If it’s not the right one, you can always take an exit down the road and turn around. What’s important is that you get out of the middle of the road.


Avoiding a Quarrel

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Every now and then, ‘Advice from Mom’ comes from somewhere besides Mom. For instance, there is a really good piece of advice in Proverbs 20:3. I like the God’s Word translation. It says ‘Avoiding a quarrel is honorable. After all, any stubborn fool can start a fight.’ That’s an interesting statement. I think it should be engraved on a plaque and placed in every home, business and work place in the world. Can you imagine, if we all adhered to that philosophy, how much more smoothly our homes, our offices and even our nations would function? Avoiding a quarrel. Is it really worth the effort to chase down that pen you had on your desktop and berate the person who has it? Is it actually that important? Is it so important to complain about the co-worker who talks too much, or whose desk is a mess, or who just bugs you for whatever reason? At home, do we really need to blow up because someone asked us where we left the remote for the tv. Do we have to shout ‘use your eyes and find it yourself!’? Parents of teens almost instinctively know that it is necessary to choose your fights. After all, if you didn’t, you would be fighting non-stop with your adolescent terror. So why can’t we take that stance in all things we do with other family members? You know what your family arguments are. Take a look at them. Is it really necessary to have that mini-war over forgetting to put the milk away? And then if we could just roll that advice over into our governments and the nations of the world, no one would have to wait anxiously for the time when their sons and daughters returned home from the fighting overseas. Avoiding a quarrel is honorable. After all, any stubborn fool can start a fight.