Everybody has heard the saying "take the high road", and most people probably have their own idea as to what it means. Recently, I read some thoughts by John Maxwell on this phrase. Consider the following simple thoughts regarding taking the high road...
· Don't keep score
· Forgive quickly
· Serve others
· Getting even is not the goal
It involves being humble and selfless and what's even harder, not holding a grudge. Life is too short, take the high road!
Life is made up of a series of choices. We make choices each day of our life by prioritizing activities and choosing courses of action. It is often frustrating and challenging to make those choices. The alternatives are equally appealing, and the ramifications of the decisions seem so serious. The best we can do at any one point in time is to make a choice with the information and knowledge available to us at that point in time. Consider your alternatives, study your options, seek spiritual guidance and make an educated decision. Once a choice has been made, go on down the road of life. There is no value to be gained from beating ourselves up over past choices and poor decisions. Sure, we should learn from past decisions, but there really is no need to re-live poor choices or to constantly second guess ourselves. Learn from those choices and grow. Make the best choice you can with the information available to you at the time.
Have a blessed week making choices…
Do you ever put off doing something because you want to make sure you do it just right? You know you must do it. You know it is the right thing to do, but you put it off because you don't think you are ready to do it exactly the right way. I have a problem with this. I am a little anal and I want to see things done pretty much perfect. As a result, I procrastinate. I put things off until I think I can do them just right. The problem is, I never get around to doing some of these things because I don't have time to do them perfectly.
Often, it is better to go with something less than perfect than to never go with it at all. It is better to get something accomplished less than perfectly than to never get anything accomplished at all. Sometimes, you simply must start something in order to get it done instead of putting it off until you think you have enough time to do it perfectly.
“Don't be so concerned about wrapping the gift that you never give it.”