The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Just Ask


“Mentors are not a luxury; they are a necessity.” Irvin “Magic” Johnson

When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, Proverbs 2:10-11

Sagacious: “keen in sense of perception” Merriam-Webster Dictionary

I guess you could say, I'm a typical guy. I remember being asked one time how far I though I would drive lost without asking for help. The most accurate answer I could come up with, was, indefinitely. I don't know about you, but I'm a stubborn person. I like to learn for myself, do things myself, and generally am resistant to accepting help. While sometimes self reliance is a good thing, it can also be a roadblock to success. Even Jesus needed his cousin, John the Baptist, to baptize Him before He could begin his ministry. My point is, everyone needs help with something, and trying to gain wisdom by yourself is like trying to reinvent the proverbial wheel. There is so much wisdom to be had by gaining mentors. What could take a stubborn person a lifetime to learn could be communicated by a mentor in a matter of hours, if not minutes. Let's resist our natural disposition of stubbornness and pride, and seek the sagaciousness that can be obtained by mentors through the simple act of asking for and accepting help. Maybe then we won't spend so much time lost and wandering through life.

Daily Journaling Question:
      1. How did I help someone today?
      2. What act of kindness did I perform today?
      3. What did I learn today?
      4. Who did I love today?
      5. What about today do I want to remember forever?
      6. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.
Jake

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