Friday, April 17, 2009

Better Than Good

Today I'm just posting a list that I found on the Zig Ziglar website I believe...it's called "Better Than Good". It's been awhile since I've reviewed these, and thought maybe one or more of these statements might help somebody out today. :)

1. I am doing better than good because I clearly understand that failure is an event, not a person; that yesterday ended last night, and today is my brand new day.

2. I am doing better than good because I have made friends with my past, am focused on the present, and optimistic about my future.

3. I am doing better than good because I know that success (a win) doesn't make me, and failure (a loss) doesn't break me.

4. I am doing better than good because I am filled with faith, hope and love; and live without anger, greed, guilt, envy or thoughts of revenge.

5. I am doing better than good because I am mature enough to delay gratification and shift my focus from my rights to my responsibilities.

6. I am doing better than good because I know that failure to stand for what is morally right is the prelude to being a victim of what is criminally wrong.

7. I am doing better than good because I am secure in who and Whose I am, so I am at peace with God and in fellowship with man.

8. I am doing better than good because I have made friends of my adversaries, and have gained the love and respect of those who know me best.

9. I am doing better than good because I understand that others can give me pleasure, but genuine happiness comes when I do things for others.

10. I am doing better than good because I am pleasant to the grouch, courteous to the rude, and generous to the needy.

11. I am doing better than good because I love the unlovable, give hope to the hopeless, friendship to the friendless, and encouragement to the discouraged.

12. I am doing better than good because I can look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.

13. I am doing better than good because I know that "he who would be the greatest among you must become the servant of all".

14. I am doing better than good because I recognize, confess, develop and use my God-given physical, mental and spiritual abilities to the glory of God and for the benefit of mankind.

15. I am doing better than good because my faith assures me that when I stand in front of the Creator of the universe He will say to me, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

2 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This is very inspiring. I need to read it again.

The Things We Carried said...

I am so glad you posted this! so much to glean here! Thanks for your visit and your blog.