Have you ever considered the cost of trust and the lack there of?
Ronald Reagan was fond of saying, ‘Trust and verify’. As the operator and owner of an electronic security company, I make my living by providing verification and the peace of mind associated with it. One is foolish to fully trust a stranger and ultra taxing to constantly using finite resources to verify. Maintaining balance and appropiate attention takes wisdom.
Nonetheless, no risk, no reward!
If you give one person a lot of rope, they make something useful of it. Another person, they hang themselves with it. Go figure.
Some will, some won’t.
So what are you going to do today to be a leader and winner?
As exhorted by Napolean Hill in his wonderful work, Laws of Success, reports that every successful person as a burning Definite Chief Purpose that propels him to greatness.
I submit we need to focus our skills in seasons of life to one or two while at the same time we need to distribute our time and energy to keep a sense of balance in all the key areas of our life as have defined in the Circle of Success.
Our DCP should be our primary focus and be congruent with our Personal Mission Statement. Our goals are then derivatives our DCP.
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” ~Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 12:30)
Philosophy is the cultivation of the mind’s love of God. The term “philosophy” is derived from the Greek philosophia, meaning “love of wisdom” (philo, “love” + sophia, “wisdom”). Wisdom is grounded in proper reverence:
Proverbs 9:10—The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Effects reveal something about their causes, and God is Creator of all that is distinct from himself. Hence, whatever exists apart from God (physical objects, human consciousness, objective moral values, etc.) tells us something about God.
Romans 1:20—For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
In the ancient world, any attempt to understand reality through the use of human reason would have been regarded as philosophy. Accordingly, mathematics, biology, and physics were all once part of the philosophical enterprise. However, as branches of study gather sufficient depth and content, they eventually break away and are considered independent fields of learning.
Four branches of study are still within the domain of philosophy:
LogicThe study of the principles of valid reasoning. Logic is concerned with the form of arguments (especially whether the form entails that true premises will lead to true conclusions), rather than the particular contents of arguments.EpistemologyThe study of knowledge. More precisely, epistemology focuses on (a) the difference between knowledge and mere belief, (b) how one moves from mere belief to true knowledge, and (c) the kind of epistemic justification that is indicative of truth.MetaphysicsThe study of the deep structure of reality—first causes, cosmology, modality (possibility and necessity), the nature of existence, the status of abstract objects (e.g., numbers, kinds, and propositions), etc.EthicsThe study of moral behavior and moral obligation. Ethics primarily deals with concepts such as “right,” “wrong,” “good,” “bad,” and “ought.”
1. How are you feeding your soul?
2. How are you feeding your flesh?
3. How are you impacting the world?