The alarm goes off. You put it on snooze, trying to grab some shut-eye for the last time. A little while later you wake up with a start, as you realize that you are already late for work. Does this scenario sound familiar? You sleepwalk through the morning routine, getting fully dressed, As you look longingly at the bed. A good dose of caffeine, Listen to funny good morning quotes and you start your day with a smile That can fill you up with enough endorphin to recharge you for the day ahead.
“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.”
“Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.”
“I got up one morning and couldn’t find my socks, so I called Information. She said, ‘Hello, Information.’ I said, ‘I can’t find my socks.’ She said, ‘They’re behind the couch.’ And they were!
“I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.”
“The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How is the president?'”
“Be Thankful for the Struggles You Go Through.
They Make You Stronger, Wiser & Humble.
Don’t Let them Break you. Let them Make You.”
Don’t let things sneak up on you… Check out… Carey Nieuwhof the author of Didn’t See It Coming. He wrote this book because too often we don’t. And even though these seven challenges never really go away, we can create some life habits that keep them at bay.
Nieuwhof writes from a been-there-done-that Christian perspective about the issues as they manifest themselves in our lives and follows up each one with a chapter on how to combat it. It’s not really just for leaders. These issues affect everyone and some you’ll find hit close to home.
The seven challenges are:
Cynicism-Disappointment and frustration often end in cynicism. The antidote is curiosity. “Curious people are never cynical, and cynical people are never curious.” Simple but profound.
Compromise – The little compromises we make every day—the half-truths, the rationalizations, the excuses— “create a gap between who we are and who we want to be.” The antidote to compromise is to “work twice as hard on your character as you do on your competency.”
Disconnection – Nieuwhof notes that technology doesn’t create disconnection, it just reveals what is already going on inside of us. “Disconnection is a human problem. Technology just makes it worse.” So the solution is to deal with what is going on inside of us.
Irrelevance is Next… Followed by Pride, Burnout and Emptiness…. Go here for His Blog, it’s a great read… Al & Kevin