While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
We live in a society with destination disease. Too many people want to do
enough to "arrive," and then they want to retire.
My friend Kevin Myers says it this way:
"Everyone is looking for a quick fix, but what they really need is
fitness. People who look for fixes stop doing what's right when pressure is
relieved. People who pursue fitness do what they should no matter what the
People who are constantly improving themselves make
three processes an ongoing cycle in their lives:
When individuals are intentional about learning
something every day, then they become better prepared to handle whatever
challenges they meet.
Time alone is essential to self-improvement. It
allows you to gain perspective on your failures and successes so that you can
learn from them. It gives you the time and space to sharpen your personal or
organizational vision. And it enables you to plan how you can improve in the
Musician Bruce Springsteen said, "A time comes
when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being
the man you want to be." In other words, you need to apply what you've
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. - 1 Cor. 9:25 (NIV)