When God wants to drill a man,
And thrill a man,
And skill a man
When God wants to mould a man
To play the noblest part;
When He yearns with all His heart
To create so great and bold a man
That all the world shall be amazed,
Watch His methods, watch His ways!
How He ruthlessly perfects
Whom He royally elects!
How He hammers him and hurts him,
And with mighty blows converts him
Into trial shapes of clay which
Only God understands;
While his tortured heart is crying
And he lifts beseeching hands!
How He bends but never breaks– Anonymous
When his good He undertakes;
How He uses whom He chooses,
And which every purpose fuses him;
By every act induces him
To try His splendour out –
God knows what He’s about.
When you are dealing with the masses, position yourself in front; the position of influence. When dealing with an individual, position yourself at the back; the position of power.#quotesbyme
A crooked employer may assume being powerful by taking advantage of your desperation, but you are actually in a position of power because you owe them nothing; not loyalty, no-obligation, not even respect. You can quit whenever you want.
Someone who is above the ladder has the least chances of surviving when they fall.
This, we call servant leadership. You lead from in front, but you consider yourself less important than your followers.
To be a leader with real power, you need to be an explorer and willing to take big risks. Your followers would then be willing follow your footsteps.
Anybody can feel good when they have their health, their bills are paid, they have happy relationships, the children are acting normal. Business is successful; anybody could be positive then. Anybody can have a larger vision then. Anybody can have faith under those kinds of circumstances. Am I correct?Les Brown ~ Getting Unstuck
See, but the real challenge — the real challenge of growth mentally, emotionally, and spiritually comes when you get knocked down. Somebody said that that adversity introduces a man to himself or woman. How you handle it, that’s where the growth takes place.
Just because you have been good, have always done exceptionally well… doesn’t entitle you to a soft landing when you fall, because you will fall, in some way or another, sooner or later. How you handle that moment is what matters. Not being treated fair. When you are broke. When odds are against you. That is the moment that defines you as a person.
You cannot perceive spiritual truth until you feelingly experience it, and many truths are not really felt except in adversity.The Urantia Book, (48:7.18)
Don’t allow your emotions to control you. We are emotional but you want to begin to discipline your emotion. If you don’t discipline and contain your emotions, they will use you.Les Brown ~ Getting Unstuck
You may not like every minute, but you will love every moment.#quotesbyme
Mwêjì dééjágá (Kinyozi Hanjinyoi) is a Kikuyu proverb meaning:Kikuyu Proverb
No hero is self-made, you are either made by others, someone else or circumstances and experience.
If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.Nora Roberts
He who loves one woman has loved them all. He who loves many women has loved none.Old Spanish proverb.