Whose compass and principles do you live by?

Quick Thoughts


Benjamin Franklin created a 12-point “Ladder of Success” to follow during his life – then before he died, he looked back at how he had lived with this conclusion:

“On the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell well short of it, yet I was, by the endeavor, a better and happier man than I otherwise should have been if I had not attempted it.”

“What counts is what we learn after we know everything.” – John Wooden

Bottom line is this:

Identifying and understanding the values and principles you consider important in your life will serve as a road map or compass in all your activities and journeys.  Without that foundation and solidity, you will be at the mercy of the winds and currents of this world which are as insecure and non-directional as a person lost in an Antarctic blizzard.

The best source for that compass and those principles is this:

If any of you lacks wisdom (the only true compass for life) let him ask God, Who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But, he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:5-6 NASB)

Have a great week! (and to my family, Love, Dad)

Bob Alderman

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