Today’s Minute with Maxwell illustrates a solid definition of what character is and why it’s so important for us to focus on our character. It’s who we are is built upon four cornerstones of a solid foundation, character is certainly one of those cornerstones.
Isn’t it nice to feel appreciated, to be loved?
But the pain of losing a loved one is almost unbearable, it aches inside of your soul, clouds your mind, and casts a cloud over your countenance.
I looked inside of my own pain this morning and realized that what we experience is but one Polaroid Picture in the billions and billions of pictures in the mind of God.
Thus, I realize how I have it much easier than Him. So, I move to change my perspective while wiping away my tears.
Better to have loved, then lost, than to never have loved at all? That’s debatable, depending on which side of the emotional equation you are standing on.
Life is like a circle, with ups and downs. When you are standing on the down side, it hurts. Remember: “This, too, shall pass.”
May God bless you and comfort you.
If you want instant influence, then learn how to help people improve their social status.
The only thing that persuades people to move toward you or from you is their presumption to whether or not you will increase their status or decrease it.
Most of our decisions throughout life are tied to how we perceive ourselves and how others will perceive us. Think about the following status symbols:
Harvard degree = intelligence
Rolex watch = style
Oceanfront estate = wealth
Washboard abs = healthy lifestyle
Business owner = power
Family vacations = happiness
From the clothing brands we wear to the cars we drive, the schools we send our kids to, and the neighborhoods we live in, from the companies we work for to the places we go to on vacation, all are indicators of social status.
In the book how to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie wrote about liking people.
You can take this a step further by helping people improve their social status.