Monday, August 13, 2018

How to Be Great


How to Be Great

Let’s pursue greatness!  Will you join me?

Well, I’m working on that most days.  It seems to me that the key ingredient toward greatness is this.  One word that I need to focus on more than ever.

Integrity. 

This I have figured out.  Greatness is not found in …
   How much money I make
   How many talents I have
   The size of my home
   The success of my kids and grandkids
   The beauty of my wife
   The quality of my cloths

My own success is measured in light of the quality of integrity with which I lead my life.

That demands to be broken down a bit.

INTEGRITY
Truth
Truthfulness
Honor
Veracity
Reliability
Uprightness

It’s a pursuit.  Integrity is something we work on every day and in every moment of every day.

I just revisited Kevin Hall’s book – Aspire.  He reminds me of this:  Integrity comes from the Latin “integer,” which refers to a whole number.  Integrity means whole and complete.

That is my goal – to live a whole and complete life in thought, word and deed. 

This is my pursuit of GREAT!


This is what is on
my mind today.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Don't Cross that Bridge Yet


Don’t Cross That Bridge Yet

Our minds are great at creating story.  We can dream up conversations, actions, activities and outcomes that aren’t anywhere near about to happen.  It is the old adage of “Don’t
cross that bridge until you come to it.”

And don’t we all.

I’ll confess, this is a hard one to master.  I find myself, at times, fighting battles that never have happened and never will happen.  Yet, in my mind, the battles rage nevertheless.

Solutions?

I don’t have a five-point seminar developed on this subject.  I just wanted to mostly remind myself of this important concept.

Now, go back to your lovely gift of a new day.


This is what is on
my mind today.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration


Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Sweetest Sounds


The Sweetest Sounds

Carolyn and I attended a series of jazz performances last weekend.  We heard some sweet sounds from the likes of John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, and a great host of other greats.  Man alive, I was in my version of heaven.

Want to know how you can produce your own sweet sounds?  Praise others.

Give praise liberally and generously.

~Sprinkle it on your grandkids, kids, step-kids, parents, siblings, employees. 
~Give a dose to your grocery clerk, your insurance agent, your dry-cleaning owner. 

And then watch for the magical moment when the recipient reacts with a smile, an acknowledgement, or a flicker of joy. 

What a gift! 

What a sound!


This is what is on
my mind today.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration