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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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Ardent Method

The better your attitude doing the things you don't really like to do, the more likely you are to be given more of the things you do like to do.” Zig Ziglar

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

Ardent: “enthusiastic or passionate” New Oxford American Dictionary

On the 71st floor of the Chrysler building used to be a visitors center. In it visitors could come see an amazing view and the tools used to build the iconic Art Deco building, that for a few months stood higher than any other structure in the world. The tools are not tools one would use to construct a building. They're the tools used to construct an ethic. They're the personal tools of Walter P. Chrysler and they're the reason the Chrysler Building exists. Walter Chrysler was not born rich. His first job was as a janitor where he made 10 cents an hour. He went on to be a railroad worker and eventually was able to move his way into management. From there, the rest is history. I don't know if Walter P. Chrysler was a great man in all ways. I guarantee are he had his faults like the rest of us. But he proved he could work, no matter what the task. He was not too good to start at the bottom. How many times have we heard someone say, or even said to ourselves, “I'm too good for this?” I used to work in the construction business, and I know from experience that there is never any glamour in digging a ditch. No matter how good you are with a shovel, chances are, no one will ever compliment you on a perfect hole you've just dug. Nevertheless, many people like Chrysler have gone from digging ditches to running companies. Not because they showed they were exceptionally good at digging ditches, but because they had an exceptional attitude while digging ditches. Whatever we're doing right now, whether it be digging ditches or earning a comfortable living, there's always room to grow in our lives and careers. It is our attitude that will determine if we will or not. So let's become ardent in everything we do, whether it be enjoyable or miserable, and see what a difference it can make in our lives.

Daily Journaling questions:
  1. How did I help someone in kindness today?
  2. What did I learn today?
  3. What am I thankful for?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What am I dreaming for?
  6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  7. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.

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