Today, I would love to share what I think is a profound reflection on Life & Living by Richard M. Eyre, from his book title “The Three Deceivers”. I do not quite agree with everything, but I still think that most of issues outlined are resourceful, inspirational and priceless wisdom. Read on….
Living, Type A
Be pro-active, be in charge, be self-confident. Take control of your life. Depend on yourself and go get the things you want. Act, don’t react. Plan your work, and then work your plan. Only you can know what you want, and only you can decide what your life will be. Set your goals, make your plans, and let no one change them or stand in your way. Cultivate strength and knowledge, for these are the differences between man and Maker.
View your life as a series of competitions that you can win, and as an ongoing effort to prove yourself, and rise above your rivals. Understand that achievements are life’s measure, and wrap your identity in positions and possessions.
Acquire, Achieve, Accumulate, Accomplish, Attain!
Let the “W&P” phrases be your guide:
Work and Plan
Will and Purpose
Winning and Pride
Worry and Pursuit
Wealth and Power
Seek and develop your capacity for Control of circumstance and surrounding as well as self, Ownership and obtaining the good things of this world, Independence and being able to think and to act for yourself.
Look Out for Type B.
Living, Type B
Be spiritually active, Seek guidance, be humble, turn your life over to God, and depend on Him.
Strive to understand His plan and seek His will, for only He knows what is best for your eternal Soul. Be aware of His nudges and impressions.
Notice the needs of those around you and try never to win at someone else’s expense.
Cultivate awareness and perspective, for these are the differences between man and Maker.
View your life as a series of opportunities to serve and an adventure in discovering Who God wants you to be and what He wants you to do.
Understand that relationships are life’s measure and wrap your identity in your family.
Model your life after a different set of W&P words:
Watch and Pray
Wander and Ponder
Wonder and Probe
Worship and Praise
Waken and Perceive
Wait and Procrastinate (selectively)
Width and Perspective
Wisdom and Peace