How, then, does one find and know peace and power in this life when surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses who only pretend to be clean by whitewashing their reputations while pointing fingers of judgment? So many Christians today see a system that seems to have failed them. They have found the promises from their childhood to be suspect, if not empty, and so they are leaving in droves, leaving leaders to scratch their heads.
He understood the code of his social class enough to affect an air of indifference about life.
If you have only answers and no questions, chances are high that you will never know new things.
In the end it will be your “Actions
Wise leaders understand that the single greatest determinant of whether followers will ever own a vision deeply is the extent to which whose followers believe the leader will own it.
I had a dream about you last night… you kept meowing at people and licking yourself it was not unlike you normally.
but heavens! how that man could talk! He electrified large meetings. He had faith-don’t you see?-he had the faith. He could get himself to believe anything-anything. He would have been a splendid “leader of an extreme party.’ ‘What party?’ I asked. ‘Any party,’ answered the other. ‘He was an-an-extremist.
Comfort leads to complacency, and complacency kills. For this reason, I believe that we all should be a little uncoomfortable in our jobs.
Ignorance is avoiding that which stands in front of me out of the misplaced hope that it will put what I’m ignoring behind me. Instead, it’s most certain to drop it on top of me.
A truly successful life is one filled with friends so it helps if people like being around you. If you suspect they don’t, have a think about how strongly you exhibit ‘likeable’ qualities such as listening well, being trustworthy, kind, generous, compassionate, fun, positive and unselfish. The good news is that you can learn such qualities even if they don’t come naturally to you.