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“The life you choose for you doesn’t begin and end with you.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 135). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I came to realize that last year before my 69th birthday.I hadn’t been to see a Doctor for over six years. I felt good and I hadn’t gone.But I heard Rick Warren say that going to the Doctor and having good health wasn’t something he did for himself, he did it for his family.He knew the major distress for them if he wasn’t around.So, I went to different Doctors for them and I am still in good health even at 70. I made major changes in my habits of life for me and for them.
John said, “Civil rights activist Benjamin E. Mays observed, ‘The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.’”
John goes on, “The challenge every pe…

“Everything worthwhile is uphill.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 134). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Earlier John says, “…Everything worthwhile in life— everything you want, everything you desire to achieve, everything you want to receive— is uphill. The problem is that most of us have uphill dreams but downhill habits. And that’s why we have a cap on our production capacity.”
He then says, “Everything worthwhile is uphill.I want you to let that really sink in. I want you to feel the implications of that statement. To help with that, let’s look at the components individually: ·Everything is inclusive. It means total, all-encompassing. Nothing is excluded. ·Worthwhile is a good word. It means desirable, advisable, appropriate, good for you. ·Uphill is demanding. It means the experience is going to be grueling, exhausting, rugged, punishing, strenuous.”
He goes on, “The word everything holds prom…

“Unconditional love is the greatest gift we can give another person.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 103). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
And we all know that to be true, don’t we?We may never have felt we’ve had it but we do want it.
John says, “Unconditional love is the greatest gift we can give another person. It allows someone to feel secure, be vulnerable, sense their worth, and discover who they really are. How do I know that? My mother unconditionally loved me! That was what her love did for me. And that’s what I want to do for other people.”
He goes on, “I once heard President George W. Bush say to his daughter, ‘I love you, and there’s nothing you can do to keep me from loving you, so stop trying.’ I laughed and then reflected that unconditional love can be tested, but it always passes the test.”
John continues, “I believe that all people long to have a consistent friend who loves them, believes in them, and is continuall…