Monday, August 27, 2007

Focus on Choices, Not Conditions

Oh as I was reading the book, TODAY MATTERS, by John Maxwell, I came across a beautiful nugget of truth....I just have to share it with you...I hope it hits you like it did me.

- "Each choice is a crossroad, one that will either confirm or compromise their commitments. When you come to a crossroad, you can recognize it because...

* A personal decision is required.

* The decision will cost you something.

* Others will likely be influenced by it."

"Your choices are the only thing you truly control. You cannot control your circumstances, nor can you control others. By focusing on your choices, and then making them with integrity, you control your commitment. And that is what often separates success from failure." that amazing or what??? Here's what I know...when we rest in HIS hands HE will guide our steps...have complete faith in HIM and it will always work out.

I just thought I should share... ~Melissa

5 Mel's World Friends Comments:

Arturo de la Mora 2:30 PM  

I'm trying my daugthers to read that book... I got it in Audio Book, Printed edition, PDF edition... and you know... is really a great book... If I succeed making them to read it... will be great for their future. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

Kathy Herman 3:30 PM  

Wow....Melissa I have to say thank you for sharing this. I have been having "one of those days" and reading this little piece of heaven just put it all in perspective for me. You are truly a blessing to me today. God Bless!

Mel's World 9:37 PM  


I am pretty certain that there is another copy of the book up on the shelf near Raul's desk...pick it up and let your daughter read will really change yours and her way of thinking.


Mel's World 9:38 PM  


I am so glad that you were blessed by it...if you get a chance you should pick up a is a really GREAT book!


wendy 1:05 PM  

Hey Mel,

As always-very insightful. Thanks for your blog. "Your choices are the only thing you control." Wow! That is so powerful and so true. I needed to hear that. I must add this book to my collection of "must reads".

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