Think a minute…You know that all of the world’s progress has come from people who just weren’t satisfied to let well enough alone. Sir Francis Bacon said: “Acorns and nuts were good, until someone invented bread.”
So after you’ve succeeded a little, don’t make the mistake of stopping. If you can’t think up a new idea or invention, then find a way to improve an old one. Someone said: “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
Remember, the enemy of the best is second best. So if you’re satisfied with just what’s good, you’ll never have the best. A famous sports coach said: “It’s what you learn after you know it all that really counts.” When you think you know it all, you stop improving.
If we think we’ve arrived, we’ll get left behind. Successful people keep looking for better work even after they’ve found a job. “We may all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.” Expanding your horizons means choosing to see the bigger picture and opportunities for success all around you.
A woman’s view of life was changed forever when in a restaurant she met Picasso, the world-famous artist. She asked him to write something on her dinner napkin. Picasso scribbled something quickly and said to her: “That will be $10,000.” Shocked, the woman said to him: “But you did that in just thirty seconds!” Picasso answered: “No, it’s taken me 40 years to do that.”
God’s given each of us so much potential. We can, and should, keep learning and improving all our life. So if what you did yesterday is still good enough for you, then you haven’t done much today. Don’t just “get by”, get high on life by always learning new things every day.
You see, when God stretches you, you never snap back to your original size and shape. You’re always a bit bigger and better than before. So why not ask Jesus to forgive you for not living up to the kind of life He created you to live? Then ask Him to take charge and start showing you every day His better way.
Just Think a Minute…