Impatience, Anxiety, Fear, and other negative emotions are powerful levers that often drive us to “push for closure” on a problem before a viable solution is realistic — this forcing of the issue then typically results in a whole host of negative consequences… We fall short of our goals. We often make the problem worse … Read more Impatience Destroys Goal Achievement – How to Deal with Impatience
Proverbs – The Wisdom of Solomon Proverbs is one of my favorite books in The Bible – it’s filled with the Wisdom of Solomon and I’ve written numerous articles about all the great wisdom tidbits from this book that you can use to live a Legacy Life. Today I thought we’d try something new – … Read more 12 Proverbs That Will Make Your Life Better – The Wisdom of Solomon
The first step towards gaining wisdom is to recognize the value of advice. Our life lesson today comes to us from King Solomon who said “Listen to advice and accept instruction and in the end you will be wise” (Proverbs 19:20). What This Means to YOU… If you’re like me, you have people trying to … Read more Advice: How to Accept and Give Good Advice
Solomon’s 10th Commandment Thou shalt use thy wisdom to acquire thy wealth, and thy wealth to acquire more wisdom. (Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of life lessons that feature the wisdom of King Solomon — visit this page to see more) The King is back and today’s lesson is one of … Read more Get Wisdom! Get Wealth! (The Solomon Series)
A friend of mine told me this story about patience… A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it.” The teacher’s reply was casual, “Ten years.” Impatiently, the student answered, “But I want to master it … Read more You can’t rush greatness
IClick here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 15 – Tragedy (2004) “Tragedy – when the feelin’s gone and you can’t go on, it’s tragedy.” The Bee Gee’s sang those lyrics back in 1979 but I never really understood them until 2004. I was at one of the high … Read more Chapter 15 of “A Life Worth Living” – Tragedy
IClick here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 14 – For Every Action, a Reaction (2004) For every action there is a reaction and 2004 continued to prove the validity of that wisdom to us. Although friends came and went in Sassy’s life, our little yorkie continued to flourish … Read more Chapter 14 of “A Life Worth Living” – For Every Action, a Reaction
Today’s lesson is another piece of wisdom from Solomon, who said in Proverbs 4: 23-27… Above all else, GUARD YOUR HEART for it is the wellspring of your life. Put away perversity from your mouth, keep corrupt talk from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, FIX YOUR GAZE directly before you. Make LEVEL … Read more FOCUS on the right path in life and GOOD things will follow
“A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet he rages against the Lord.” (Solomon Prov 19:3) “Nature’s way is simple and easy, but men prefer what is intricate & artificial” (Lao Tzu) Can you see the wisdom of these words? If we are truly honest with ourselves, I bet you’ll admit that more often than … Read more Do you make Life harder than it has to be?
We’ve talked with each other about this subject in the past, but I was re-reading a passage today in Ecclesiastes that was so powerful I had to share it with you. Understand this – we are all going to die. Yes, it’s a shame, but it’s also the truth. And the sooner we accept the … Read more There is no guarantee of Tomorrow. Don’t Wait to Enjoy Your Life
Wouldn’t it be great if whatever we desired to achieve we could do perfectly? It’s a nice thought, but unfortunately it’s rarely our reality. Yet, all too often we hold ourselves to unrealistic expectations. Tell me if this sounds like you — how many times have you said, “if I can’t do it perfectly, then … Read more Is PERFECTION Your ENEMY?
The Book of Proverbs in The Bible is regarded by many to be one of the greatest wellsprings of practical knowledge ever collected by humanity. Many people (myself included) have used Proverbs to make their lives better by using the wisdom within the books. But do you know WHY Solomon wrote Proverbs in the first … Read more The Purpose of Proverbs – To Help YOU Make the World a Better Place
Wisdom – everybody wants it, because it can give you an advantage in life, yet few know where to find it. That’s a problem for most – but it doesn’t have to be a problem for you any longer. Why? Because the answer is simple – Wisdom is everywhere…if you only LISTEN. It may sound … Read more Where do you find Wisdom?