Kindness Wins

Let us temper our criticism with kindness. None of us comes fully equipped.

— Carl Sagan —


When I saw Sagan’s quote, I thought about how easy it is to criticize other people’s beliefs that don’t align with ours.

As Sagan notes, “None of us are fully equipped.”

In other words, none of us have all the answers, but there is One who does, and I believe He would direct us to look at the world through a lens of kindness instead of criticism.

Life is much more enjoyable wearing glasses with a prescription strength called kindness.

When forced to choose between being right and being kind–choose kind.


Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”



Plan – A dream remains a dream until you write it down. Putting your dream or goal in writing is the first step in creating a PLAN to achieve it. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Effort—Turning your dream/goal into reality requires a commitment to consistent and focused effort toward executing your plan. Nothing great in life happens without working hard.

Attitude—If you believe you will achieve your dream, your chances of achieving it increase exponentially. Remember that your attitude determines your altitude in all areas of your life.

Community – Nothing great in life happens by doing it alone. The chances of achieving your dream expand as your COMMUNITY of positive mentors and coaches expand. You become the average of the five people you spend the most time with–and yes, spending time with “people” through books and instructional videos factors into your “average.”

Energy – Chasing and achieving your dream requires optimal mental, physical, and spiritual ENERGY. So put your dream in God’s hands and nurture your mental and physical being.

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