Wisdom for the Journey
From The Holy Bible:
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” – 1 Corinthians 15:33
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. – Proverbs 13:20
From You’ve Got to Be Hungry, by Les Brown
Hungry people understand that the right relationships are essential. Hungry people understand what value they bring to a relationship. Relationships matter and the part you play in a relationship matters. One of the keys to living your greatest life is to surround yourself with positive, collaborative, achievement-driven relationships. Pg. 167
Jesus gave us a blueprint for a successful relationship when he told us in Matthew 22:37 – 40 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind… and love your neighbour as yourself! We who profess to follow Jesus must then follow the recipe …..1. Love God 2. Love Yourself. 3. Love your Neighbor as Yourself.
Major Points of the Lesson:
- Your dreams and goals are for you – not for your friends and family
- Analyze your current self-view and see what areas need adjustments:
- Physical Appearance
- Race & Color
- Examine your close relationships and see which category they fall into – nurturing or toxic
- Clarify your 5 precious stones
Quote: “Hungry people are always asking themselves who can I count on and who should I count out?” Pg.50
ASSIGNMENT: Continue to evaluate your close relationships against your 5 precious stones and decide to give attention to those relationships that nurture you and support your goals.
Practice being a consistent nurturer in your relationships and choose to only entertain nurturing relationships.