Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.

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Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
William Arthur Ward

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Motivation

‘Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit…’ Phil 2:3

What we act on we strengthen.

If we are angry and we act on it we strengthen anger.

If we are proud and act on it we strengthen presumption and arrogance.

If we are tempted to sin and we act on it, we strengthen our weekness to resist temptation.

If we are anxious and we allow it to drive us to action, we strengthen worry.

However, if we resist temptation we strengthen our will.

Our will is like a muscle.

Every time we make a desicion it is like lifting a weight.

We strengthen the muscle of our will.

When we control our temper we strengthen self- control.

When we refuse anxiety and rather trust God speaking out His promises, we strengthen faith instead of doubt.

Pastor Phil Pringle
http://www.ccc.org.au/

Patience

‘Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience is strength of spirit. She is the measure of our capacity.

Short spirit, short patience, long spirit, long patience.

Patience bears heavy loads with a happy attitude, without complaining.

Patience is something I decide to receive, to embrace.

Say, ‘I decide to be patient. I receive patience now.’

Patience is nourished through trial, strengthened through pressure.

Whatever you’re facing right now, it is growing your level of patience.

This is turn increases your capacity.

Increased capacity increases your success levels.

Be patient. It will ‘surely come to pass.

Pastor Phil Pringle
http://www.ccc.org.au/

Punctuality

‘If there is one virtue that should be cultivated more than another by him who would succeed in life, it is punctuality; if there is one error that should be avoided, it is being behind time’ – Freeman Hunt

Always be early and you’ll never be late.

Leave your place early so you’ll arrive early at their place.

Be there before they are, or before others are.

People will learn that you can be trusted.

Don’t arrive when it’s time to be leaving.

People don’t appreciate those who steal their time.

Respect people’s time and they’ll give you more.

Pastor Phil Pringle
http://www.ccc.org.au/

Discouragement

‘Beaten paths are for beaten men’ – Unknown

A leader without courage is a leader without leadership.

Amazingly, for leaders, courage prevails over wisdom.

David and Goliath.

The strong persist through discouragement.

They pursue even when their heart flags.

Personal faith is absolutely essential for the leader.

Failure is not final!

Whether we get up again will render the failure final or not.

High visionary leaders require the failure, final or not.

High visionary leaders require high-level encouragement.

Learn to encourage yourself.

Develop relationships with encouraging people.

Remove unnecessary discouraging influences from your life.

Let everything be done to build up your spirit.

Watch, read and listen to what builds you up.

God moves through people of courage.

Pastor Phil Pringle
http://www.ccc.org.au/