you inspire me. no matter what. - Pragmatic Compendium
you inspire me. no matter what. whether you recognize your actions on this list or whether I've missed noting them. you inspire me. because everyone is #justadifferentkindofbroken and even when we "miss the mark" God has been redeeming the failures of broken people since the beginning of time. including me.
To the marginalized and silent 99%: You have something of value to contribute. - Pragmatic Compendium
I can’t help people who don’t care that they use language as a weapon. I can help the people they hurt – to respond effectively, respectfully and empathetically.
Sometimes, even when it’s not your fault, it’s still your problem. - Pragmatic Compendium
Some will step up, take ownership and work toward a solution. Some will complain and search for someone to blame. And when they’re done complaining about it and/or trying to find out who’s to blame, it will STILL be their problem. But then they’ll have less time to solve it. #ItIsWhatItIs so #NowWhat There will … Continue reading Sometimes, even when it’s not your fault, it’s still your problem.
If You Want to Recognize Opportunity, Pay Attention. - Pragmatic Compendium
Notice What Others Overlook and You’ll See Opportunities They Don’t. Seems simple. but you know as well as I do that people are oblivious most of the time. We walk around in a vacuum, navigating the smallest encounters on autopilot, looking at our phones instead of looking people in the eye and missing the sunset … Continue reading If You Want to Recognize Opportunity, Pay Attention.
Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard - Pragmatic Compendium
When you are doing a job that you are overqualified for, it may seem like you don't need to work as hard to be half as good as everyone else involved...
you find what you look for. what are you missing?
What if you questioned your assumptions? What if you asked questions? And listened. It’s easier and faster to assume you’ve got someone figured out based on your first impression of them...It’s easier and faster to...But consider this. People take the faster, easier path when they encounter you. (click thru to read more)
When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message - Pragmatic Compendium
Do you have a friend who you KNOW differs from you with regard to faith, politics, relationships, social issues, etc? Is there a difference in how you relate to them one-on-one and how you express your opinion of the cultural sub-groups they fit into? Do you have a Christian friend and mock Christians as uneducated … Continue reading When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message are you duplicitous?
the unintentional message behind accepting the status quo. - Pragmatic Compendium
Telling someone who wants improve that they are "enough" is counter-productive. The goal isn't to make them feel better, it's to help them GET better.
Looking for a Qualified Teacher or Credible Mentor? - Pragmatic Compendium
Seek developmental feedback by identifying qualified teachers & credible mentors and by evaluating their students. Know when you've outgrown your teacher.
Memo to Me: Listen more than you talk. - Pragmatic Compendium
You can learn a lot about and from others if you listen more than you talk. If your goal is to #LoveGodLoveOthers, first pray. Next, listen. Ask God to...