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“Emotionally strong people do not expect immediate results.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 71). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Now I wish that I could go to sleep at night and believe that I will lose 10lbs by the next morning but that is not the way it happens.In order for the weight to stay off, it needs to come off slow.And emotionally strong people understand that.
John says, “As they approach life, they know they are in it for the long haul. As they face struggles, they do so with energy and fortitude. They understand that genuine success takes time. They try new things and fail. They run into obstacles but persevere. They keep going, keep working. They focus on the right decisions they need to make and make them quickly. They realize that they may change their direction overnight, but they won’t arrive at their destination overnight. They keep their eye on the big picture, and they don’t quit.”
He then quotes Eric…

“I want to control my emotions, not allow them to control me.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 69). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
It is so easy to let our emotions control us, isn’t it?
John says, “I once saw a story about a guy who got to play a round of golf with PGA great Sam Snead. On the first hole, Snead made a terrible score, a seven— three strokes over par. As they exited the green to go to the next hole, Snead was unruffled. ‘That’s why we play eighteen holes,’ he said. His round ended that day four under par. He didn’t allow a low to control his emotions or his game.”
John goes on, “In my early career as a leader, one of my mentors said, ‘There are not two good consecutive days in a leader’s life.’ How true. After almost seventy years of life, I might even say there are not two good consecutive days in any person’s life. Every day contains something negative that threatens to wear us down emotionally.
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“Emotionally Strong People Do Not Allow Others to Control Their Relationships”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 62). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I have been wandering this morning through three different books and this thought caught my attention.Maybe it is something you need today.
John says, “One of the ways that I can keep proper control of my life and not allow others to take that control is to understand that I wear different hats in my life: husband, father, friend, business person, and leader. The hat I have on determines the way I interact in the relationship. I’m continually making relationship choices throughout the day based on the hat I’m wearing.”
He goes on, “Recently I came across a story by psychologist Henry Cloud that illustrates the idea of different hats beautifully:
A man started a company and built it into a very large enterprise, and was planning to hand over the reins to his son at retirement. One day, he was walk…