Tag: Initiative (home)

Consider Shamgar (Judges 3.31) Use what you have Start where you are Do what you can It will be enough

permalink source: Mark Miller (Chick-Fil-A dude)
tags: Leadership, Creativity, Initiative

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

permalink source: Helen Keller
tags: Courage, Initiative

I don't have a job description--if you need one you're not the right man for the job. There are three rules: 1) Don't do anything illegal 2) Don't do anything stupid 3) Don't embarass me

permalink source: Charles Hackett to Paul Drost
tags: Leadership, Initiative, Staff

Abraham was old, Jacob was insecure, Leah was unattractive, Joseph was abused, Moses stuttered, Gideon was poor, Samson was codependent, Rahab was immoral, David had an affair and all kinds of family problems, Elijah was suicidal, Jeremiah was depressed, Jonah was reluctant, Naomi was a widow, John the Baptist was eccentric to say the least, Peter was impulsive and hot-tempered, Martha worried a lot, the Samaritan woman had several failed marriages, Zacchaeus was unpopular, Thomas had doubts, Paul had poor health, and Timothy was timid. That is quite a variety of misfits, but God used each of them in his service. He will use you too if you stop making excuses.

permalink source: The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren
tags: Excuses, Ministry, Initiative

[all this is paraphrased] For Superbowl 38, Sports Illustrated shot 16,183 digital pictures shot in Houston's Reliant Stadium using eleven photographers over a span of six hours. All that to gain a handful of photos for their magazine. What's the lesson? Excellence comes through volume. The way to take good photos is to take many. The way to write good essays is to write many. The way to preach good sermons is to preach many.

permalink source: http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-6453-6821
tags: Excellence, Practice, Initiative

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

permalink source: Sydney J. Harris
tags: Sorrow, Initiative, Regret