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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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What Success Is

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” Herman Cain

In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but in the revenue of the wicked is trouble. Provers 15:6

Treasure: “something of great worth or value; also: a person esteemed as rare or precious” Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Many people equate success to a dollar amount in their bank, a title before their name, or a specific achievement. What I have come to understand by observing people and listening to what they have learned throughout life, is that, success is held within each of us, not adorned on the outside. Yes, money, fame, and accomplishment are signs that someone might be successful, but like a runny nose is not a guarantee of a cold, they are not guarantees of true success. True success can not be flaunted or bragged upon. You may have a negative checking balance, a small apartment in a run down neighborhood, or you may have just lost your job, none of those things make you a failure. To be a success, all you need is a smile on your face and a satisfied heart. Christ had very few earthly belongings, but He is the ultimate success. Remember, our treasures are not just here on earth, but in heaven as well. Every time we smile and bring happiness to another person, it's like cashing a check for unlimited value in our heavenly bank. If success is held within our hearts, we will not be without it.

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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