Today – many thoughts and challenges yet a stray dust particle from the past floats in front of my face. Prompted by -YES- a quote.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie
In 1996 I was fired. My first firing but I actually was glad. The same year – I found my new boss – Jesus.
My brother was in town from Alaska and talked about Dale Carnegie. He had read a book and I should take a class. He would pay!! Actually bro, mom and gram all chipped in for the training and came to “graduation.”
Every week I did the hard and difficult part of talking in front of others. I had given a speech at high school graduation as Salutatorian but this was even BIGGER KNOTS in the stomach. I later served as a graduate assistant and loved encouraging others. Much less pressure there!
I now find it a bit weird (but not really) that two days ago I went and bought ink refills for my Dale Carnegie award pens. I just remembered that as I typed.
When these rippling things happen – I say, “What’s up God?”
…it’s time for me to listen…