Marietta, GA – “Be Predictable”
Having a good reputation is very important. Once you are known to have integrity, you become predictable, which is a very good thing. Being a person of good character with integrity is a goal we should work toward.
Doing good creates its own momentum which accumulates. This is known as the Flywheel effect. Good choices and decisions lead to more opportunities for positive behavior and to do good work. The mental effort becomes easier when your character helps your choices and decisions become automatic.
I have been accused of having character flaws. The truth hurts sometimes but we can work to become a person of high integrity and high moral constitution. When my days on earth are over, I want to be known as someone who’s character was “predictable”, in a good way.
-Bryan E Wilson
Marietta, GA – Choices create Consequences
Every time we make a conscious decision in the present moment we change the path of our life. Our actions either bring us closer to our desires or away from them. And if we have no ambition at all, and do absolutely nothing, we will experience physical, emotional and spiritual entropy.
Studies show that the exceptional few, the overachievers, execute their daily lives with focus and determination. Successful people are proactive and deliberate in the present moment making good choices that take them to their goals incrementally.
When we make poor decisions, we have to correct mistakes and get back to the path towards success. String enough good choices together and it gets easier to continue along the desired path. This is the flywheel effect that comes from good, incremental decision making.
Keep reminding yourself that making good choices, however small and seemingly insignificant, will create confidence to continue approaching your goals.
LIFE is a continuous stream of choices that define what we become.
Kennesaw, GA – Pay it forward
Catherine Ryan Hyde wrote a brilliant novel that was based on a middle school student that was given an assignment by his social studies teacher to change the world.
The plan that the main character, Trevor, presented would be to create a flywheel effect of kindness by helping 3 other people in some big way. The 3 disconnected strangers, would each do the same again for 3 other random people and to have this process repeat over and over creating a better world.
We need folks to initiate such a plan today. Challenge yourself and a friend to do a few random acts of kindness this week for strangers that have no reason to expect anything from you.
If they ask why you might want to help them just mention that you are only paying forward kindness that you have been shown by someone else.
I would love to hear any reactions you might receive.