Archive | Character

A penny for your thoughts

In his book Thinking for a change John Maxwell asks the question why some people are more successful than others?

Two Perspectives

He then tells a story of a man with two daughters, the one 21 years old and the other 25. The 21 year old daughter applied to a university to study Pharmacy. On hearing that she was accepted she was elated, but her 25 year old sister bemoaned the fact that her sister needs to go to school for four more years.

Maxwell then concludes that

Successful people

... continue reading
Continue Reading 0

Leaving a Legacy

While I was busy eating an apple this afternoon, I thought about the saying that it is not the number of seeds in an apple that is important, but

the number of apples in a seed.

The number of seeds in an apple is finite, but there are an infinite number of apples that can grow from one seed. In other words what is the potential hidden in that one seed? More favourable conditions will produce apples of better quality.

I believe the same is true for us humans. No ... continue reading

Continue Reading 0

Crowded life

How would you like to have more time at hand? Perhaps the following description by Steven Covey in his book First things First resembles your experience.

“My life is hectic! I’m running all day – meetings, phone calls, paperwork, appointments, etc. I push myself to the limit, fall into bed exhausted, and get up early the next morning to do it all again. My output is tremendous; I’m getting a lot done. But I get this feeling inside sometimes,

So what? What are you doing that really counts?

I have ... continue reading

Continue Reading 0

So, you’ve passed matric!?

It is the time of year when the results for the past matric exam is to be announced. All the candidates are waiting in anticipation to see their names on the list because that certificate should open the doors to employment or further studies.

But will it? It is not only the piece of paper that counts, the content thereof tells a lot about the person. Combined with the Curriculum Vitae (CV) you get a better picture of that person. Yesterday I read an article in a newspaper that encourage ... continue reading

Continue Reading 0

A Higher Purpose

“The Lord has refused to give me permission to go with you.” (Num 22:13) With these words Balaam answered the servants of king Balak of Moab when approached to perform a certain job for the king.  But Balaam first inquired of the Lord about whether he should go, and God said no.

So king Balak sent another, even more distinguished, contingent of men to Balaam to really turn his arm to come and do the job for king Balak.  Once again Balaam answered them “Though Balak were to give me ... continue reading

Continue Reading 0

2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes