Quotes from “Outliers” – Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell“Practice isn’t the thing you do once your good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”

“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard”…combined with siezed opportunity.

“No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich.”

Love?

Grounded HeartI am a driven person. I take pride in the fact that my motivation comes from somewhere deep within. This allows me to continually move forward without dependence on external accountability. I have little patience for those who do not offer their best in life. My clear focus does not allow me to be distracted by what’s going on around me, which means I am perceived as rude at times. I get so irritated when anything Continue reading “Love?”

Learning to Understand My Powers

Super PowersIn Matthew 28, Jesus says, “all power in heaven and earth is given to me“…”and, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” – WOW! All the power of the universe has been given to Jesus, and the spirit of Jesus dwells with me. Therefore, all the power in heaven and earth resides within me!

I have amazing powers. Sadly many of these super powers have lain dormant or, even worse, been misused Continue reading “Learning to Understand My Powers”

Like a Child

  • “Act your age!”
  • “You big baby.”
  • “Are you 12 or 2?”
  • “Oh, that’s real mature.”

As a toddler, we want to play with the big kids. Pre-teens long for driving age. Our teenagers can’t wait for the freedom that comes next. And, as adults, we scold others with cynical comments when the weaker characteristics of childhood are displayed. I have done it many times myself, perhaps to the detriment of others. It seems we have despised our youth and it is truly an error. Continue reading “Like a Child”