Today is Thursday, and the Broncos play tonight. How could the day get any better? We continue to talk about the ways you can climb up the character ladder because remember that having good character is the foundation of all success and happiness.
2. I will follow the golden rule that people matter. Ask yourself the question “what do I want people to do for me,” and then turn around and do those things for them. When you are living the golden rule, you will always be the type of person that people want to be around. I promise you that it is hard to not be happy when you are taking care of others.
3. I will teach only what I believe, passion matters. I never understood the statement of “you are being too passionate!” “well, what’s your freaking point,” are the words that always cross my mind when I hear that. Damn right I am passionate! I understand that a passionate person also needs to remain respectful to others about their passions, but being overly passionate, is a good thing. It reminds me of that question that interviewers often ask to those that are interviewing for a position they are trying to fill. “What is one of your biggest weaknesses?” My dad trained me years ago that when asked that question, you say “I am a perfectionist.” Why? Because its not a weakness to be a perfectionist, but people will tell you it is. Same goes for passion. IT IS NOT A WEAKNESS to be overly passionate!
I spent some time with a guy by the name of Frank Maqbool this last week. Frank gets himself in trouble sometimes for being “overly passionate” about things. Well let me tell you a few things about Frank. He is one of the best salesman in the company, and one of the most influential to boot. And I would take Franky on my team all day long because he is one of the most passionate dudes I have ever met. He knows what is important to him, and he shouts that shiz from the rooftops. Keep the passion fire burning bright, Franky!
4. I will value humility above all other virtues. Perspective matters. “I think that anyone who is honest with himself realizes that he falls short of where he would and should be in life.” We don’t intend to make mistakes and to fall short, but we do. So how do we stay humble?
Remember the big picture John F Kennedy had a plaque in the white house that said, “Oh God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.”
Recognize that everyone has weaknesses Be open to admitting to your weaknesses, be patient with others and be open to correction.
Be teachable have a beginners mind set. Try to see things from others perspective. Possess a thirst for knowledge. Ask questions and know hot to listen.
Be willing to serve others Few things are better for cultivating character and developing humility than serving others.
Be grateful The moment that you begin to realize that everything you have in life was a gift given to you from God, the better and more happy life will become.
Life is good people! So good! Go live it and love it!
Lovin it more everyday, Cram