March 18 - What Are You Collecting In Life?

What Are You Collecting In Life?

WHAT ARE YOU COLLECTING IN LIFE?

Do you know of any of your friends who happen to be "collectors?" It could be a collection of bottle caps, DVDs, movie posters, posters of sports heroes, and the list goes on almost endlessly.

But I want to challenge you to begin collecting "life principles." "Life principles," you may be thinking? Yes, you heard me right...LIFE PRINCIPLES!

According to Bobb Biehl, "Principles are mini-statements of cause and effect. Collect principles because they help explain why things do or do not work." Interesting!

How old you have to be to be a collector of life principles? Never too young or never too old, so teens are included.

How do you get started? It's as simple as a notebook and a pencil. Write down all the principles you already know. What have you learned from parents, friends, relatives, books, professors, TV and so on. There are a whole lot of wise things that are "out there" if you begin to look for them.

Here are some examples of life principles: "One of the realities of life is that if you can't trust a person at all points, you can't truly trust him or her at any point." (Cheryl Biehl) "Take a shower a day...or friends and dates stay away!" "Before you trust a man or his message, study his life."

Are you getting the idea? Here's another example from Peter Drucker: "Once the facts are clear, the decisions jump out at you!"

Awesome! What a fabulous concept for living! I only wish I had come across this idea when I had been a teen? PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY...GO FOR IT!

"Here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13)!