Pride and Prejudice

I’m truly sick of all the divisive, argumentative posts that I see day after day about race.

I don’t disagree with what the facts suggest. Prejudice exists on every side. It pains me to see that. Nearly every post related to the recent “race wars” I’ve seen from my friends and associates have contained prejudice.

We (the human race; not racially divided communities) need to be brave enough to step out from behind the cowardice curtains of prejudice and entitlement and learn how to respect one another because we are fellow humans.

We are ALL put in this earth with the same ultimate purpose: to become like our Father in Heaven. The only prejudice that exists after this life is against sin.

That’s what I stand for. That’s what I believe in. That’s what I do my best to act upon.

What are you doing to make a positive impact on our world?

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Live With Purpose, Not Passion

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s not that living without passion is desirable or encouraged, but you cannot live a meaningful life without purpose. Dr. Andrew Thorn writes about this in Chapter 7 of his latest book, Leading With Your Legacy in Mind. If you were to follow only your passions, you would be an erratic and irrational mess. Purpose focuses your work and builds passion.

When Did You Last Visit Your Mission Statement?

It’s been at least a year and a half since I last revisited my personal mission statement. That is far too long a time between visits. I’ve learned more about the importance of reviewing and revising my personal mission statement and have I’ve recently had reason to reflect on it in greater detail.

Having a mission statement gives you a focus and sets the tone for your personal goals. It can be a wonderfully enlightening experience to do this exploration of your purpose. You will undoubtedly learn more about yourself during this time of reflection.

When was the last time you reviewed your mission statement?