The Ten Paradoxical Commandments for Leadership

I recently came across this list. It is now one of my goals for living life.

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
6. The biggest men with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
7. People favor the underdogs but follow only the top dogs.
Fight for the underdogs anyway.
8. What you spend years building maybe destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
9. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them.
Help them anyway.
10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

 

Prayer for the New Year 2012

Heavenly Father I thank You for another year.

Thank You for my family, friends and neighbors. Thank You for our warm homes and the food You provide. Thank You for our jobs, health and happiness.

I pray You send the Holy Spirit to touch all those who are sick, injured or stricken with cancer. I pray You touch our soldiers all over the world to protect them and let them know how much I love them. I pray You touch all those who do not see Your light and open their hearts to the love I feel each and ever day.

Thank You most of all for sending Jesus to rescue the world from darkness.