Didn't See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences
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Cynicism begins not because you don’t care but because you do care.
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Cynicism grows beyond its infancy when you start to protect yourself from future hurt.
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When you close your heart to people, you close your heart to God.
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the very act of hardening your heart to people simply hardens your heart.
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Cynics aren’t born; they’re made. Life doesn’t make you a cynic; you make you a cynic.
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Cynics never change the world. They just tell you why the world can’t change.
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hope is one of cynicism's first casualties.
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God understands our world. He understands how brutal we often are and how awful human nature can be.
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the curious are always interested, always hopeful, and always open to new possibilities.
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Busyness is the enemy of wonder,
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If you listen longer than most people listen, you’ll hear things most people never hear.
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I sense that I hear from God when I read the Bible and get specific advice from godly people.
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Blame is the opposite of responsibility.
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Jesus prepared for thirty years before ministering for three.
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Competency gets you in the room. Character keeps you in the room.
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Solitude is a gift from God. Isolation is not—it’s a tool of the Enemy.
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Great conversation is a beautiful art. It involves the exchange of ideas between two or more people who care enough about one another to listen as well as speak.
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You won’t address what you don’t confess.
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The challenge is not to resist change but to learn how to thrive in the midst of it.
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Self-pity chisels into stone what discouragement whispers.
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you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you can’t make both.
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to think of others as better than ourselves. That’s a cornerstone habit of the humble.
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The point is, the world may not be slowing down anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. You really can.
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You’re ready to change because the pain associated with the status quo just became greater than the pain associated with change. That’s the moment most of us change.
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the greatest enemy of your future success is always your current success.
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Growing older does not necessarily mean growing irrelevant.
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there’s a big difference between taking things seriously and taking things personally.
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Nothing kills pride like humility
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great leaders will also often talk about luck or chance. They realize they’re not as smart as their success makes them appear. What they call luck I call providence. So much grace
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Humility always keeps its notebook open.
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It doesn’t matter how much water you pour in your bucket if your bucket is filled with holes.
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God works through people. Sometimes the most tangible form of God’s love is the love you receive from people who love God.
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If your season doesn’t have a beginning and ending, it’s not a season; it’s your life. Remember, working is healthy; overworking is not.
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You know what motivates people to engage deeply at work? A mission that’s bigger than you and me—a cause that gets them out of bed in the morning.
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Sometimes Christians can overspiritualize life. It’s so much easier to look upward or outward than it is to look inward. To look inward—to