“Make no little plans; They have no magic to stir men’s blood…
Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.”
Daniel H. Burnham, architect
I heard a story about a lawyer who was cross-examining a little old lady in a robbery case. He tried to take advantage of the fact her eyesight was probably not the greatest.
“Would you please tell the court your age,” he asked her.
“I’m eighty two years old,” the little old lady replied.
“Have you ever worn glasses,” the lawyer continued.
“I carry a pair in my purse, but I hardly ever need them,” she replied.
“Is that right?” the lawyer said. “How far away from the scene of the crime were you standing?”
“I was down the street maybe sixty or seventy yards,” she told him.
The lawyer said, “Are you sure you can see things clearly that far away?”
“Absolutely,” she said. “We’re 240,000 miles from the moon, and on a clear night I can see it just fine.”
How far can you see?
I’m not talking about your eyesight. I’m talking about your vision. There is a difference. Think about it.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
A common question for most job interviews is, “What do you want to be doing five years from now?”
Do you know?
Once upon a time a teacher was giving his class a lesson on the circulation of blood. He said to his students, “Is it true that if I stood on my head all the blood would rush to it and I would turn red in the face?”
Everyone in the class enthusiastically answered, “Yes!” the teacher continued, “When I’m standing upright in an ordinary position why doesn’t the blood rush to my feet?”
After a long silence, a student offered this explanation.
“Because your feet ain’t empty.”
That’s the way it is for most folks when it comes to setting goals and planning for the future. Their heads are empty.
Someone recently pointed out to me that the greatest wealth in the world is not located in oil fields or bank vaults. It’s located in cemeteries because so many people die without using their gifts. God has a lot to do. I’m sure he would appreciate a little help.
Emerson wrote, “…To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Do you want to find yourself sitting in a rocking chair near the end of your life saying, “I wished I would have…or I’m glad I did…”
What Are You Waiting for?
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