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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Thursday, October 6, 2011

What's Your State of Mind?

“Rich is a state of mind more than anything else.” Donald Trump

But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth. Deuteronomy 8:18

Substance: “the quality of being important, valid, or significant” New Oxford American Dictionary

I remember opening the Wall Street Journal website one morning and seeing a picture of Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and the headline, “Sixteen Tycoons Agree to Give Away Fortunes.” It struck me how honorable an act that was, and it struck me how judgmental towards others we can be. The world goes through crisis' from time to time, and during those times it seems like a lot of people want to blame the worlds problems on wealthy people. Coalitions form to figure out how to take their money, and barriers to trust are put up without thought. While it's true, many wealthy people have ill gained riches, and some deserve to have their possessions reclaimed, it's also true that there are wealthy people who are good and desire to use their money to make the world a better place. Let's try not to label each other based on income or possessions. Let's try to see people's real substance, and value them for who they are, not what they have. Let's appreciate what they can contribute to society and life. Furthermore, let's remember that we're all rich to somebody. Somebody has less than we do, and they may be a billionaire as easily as a poor family in a third world country. Money and possessions can't define a persons worth. Some who possess fortunes are substantially bankrupt, while others who seem to have nothing are invaluable in character and contribution. Before we make judgements based on perceptions that are often false, let's make an effort to know what peoples true substances are. Isn't that how we'd want to be treated after all?

Daily Journaling Questions:
      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.

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