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TLC Application 06|02|2011 “Paper Life… Inner Life… Forward Life”

June 2, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Paper Life… Inner Life… Forward Life…

Why waste time looking at what other people are doing or not doing… Getting caught up in the ‘wrongness’ of what they’re doing?  Are they killing people? No.  But, are they kind of manipulating?  Like in business when we look at people and how they’re doing things: they’re kind of lazy or they’re not forthright or they’re withholding…  

We start to understand the politics of Life:  It’s more important what we look like on paper than who we are or the character that we are.  That’s a terrible, terrible thing to believe in… Believing that this is the life worth living, where it is more important what we look like on paper than the character that we are.

But we live in a world that measures us on paper, though.  And when we become good characters we recognize the importance of having a stable life and being respectable on paper.  Our credit report, our license and driving record… These are important privileges that we must keep in good shape or we lose privileges.  There was a time in our lives when we were characters that didn’t care about that stuff…   But as we grow and mature, we realize that it’s not good character to not look after these things. 

As we become a good character, we’ve got to paint our dreams.  We have to know our dreams and our goals.  That is our point of focus.  Not on what’s wrong…  Not on what other people are doing wrong.  It’s a waste of energy.  

Why do we want to waste our energy on what other people are doing wrong when that energy could be used to see our goals and how we want to achieve them?

If my goals aren’t important enough to write down and see them in print, then my goals are not important and who am I?  Why don’t we have strong enough goals to grab a piece of paper and a pencil and write them down?  See what they look like on a piece of paper.  Are they realistic?  Are they timely?  Can they be measured?  Are they worthwhile… Do they mean something to us?  Not just little stuff but do they mean something?  They’ve got to be realistic and we’ve got to have that passion of God for the understanding of what realistic is and what worthwhile means.

We aren’t necessarily mandated to do what we’ve always done…  What are our dreams?  Write it down.  See what it looks like on a piece of paper and see if you can break it down into short term, mid-term and long-term.  See if you can determine what first action is in short-term.  What can you do right now and what kind of results would you like to see after 30 days, 60 days, 90 days… that kind of measurement.  Where could you be in the next six months and next year? 

Whatever it is… Write it down and see what it looks like.  Go for it!  Don’t hold back.  Give everything you’ve got to understanding that you have a way of life, and with that way of life is a learned discipline.  And with that discipline should come the awareness that you can learn and do anything.  That means that you can learn to write your goals down and make them happen.

And have fun doing it!

Much love,


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