Never worry alone

A faithful friend is a strong defense: And he that hath found such a one hath found a treasure. Ecclesiastes 6:14 We all engage in worry at times — some of us on a daily basis. Many of the things we worry about have little chance of happening, so a lot of the time and energy we spend worrying is wasted. However, there are legitimate things about which we can and should worry. When things aren’t going well in a business, it’s foolish to take a Pollyanna attitude and just assume things will work out. Likewise, when you have personal …
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Change your perspective, change your life

Many people, I imagine, could attain wisdom if they were not convinced they already had it. Seneca c. 4 B.C. – A.D. 65 A while back, I received an interesting email that showed a picture of a frog. Anyone that looked at it could plainly see the picture was of a frog. But then a funny thing happened: the picture rotated 90 degrees and suddenly, the frog was a horse. Anyone looking at the picture in this position would immediately and conclusively know they were looking at a horse. So what happened? The image didn’t change one bit. The only …
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The value of experience

After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser. Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790 We all know that experience is very valuable. But often, we mistake knowledge for experience. They are not the same. There are plenty of people dispensing advice based on knowledge they’ve acquired from others, but that advice is not founded on real world experience. Let me tell you a little story that will illustrate the point. One day, a lion decided he had a taste for rabbit, and he knew it would be much more productive if he got other hunters to join him. So he …
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