Jesus the Great Teacher --Lessons Learned

Written by Greg Ryan


I donít know of anyone who really liked taking tests in school if you did there is something seriously wrong with you. It just seemed as though some breezed through while people like myself always struggled. Life is not fair!!!! Some call it tests anxiety. I think I just concentrated on trying not to getrepparttar answer wrong instead of relaxing and allowing my brain to findrepparttar 148413 answer in my head. Most timesrepparttar 148414 next day I could do better because of no pressure. Second golf shots are like that too! So when I received my test scores back all I noticed wererepparttar 148415 red marks and disappointments instead of how many right answers I had out of one hundred. Having said that, perfect test scores were few and far between for most of us I think.

Life at times gives us impromptu tests that atrepparttar 148416 time we think we have fail in our minds. In other words, when all said and done our nature is to focus on what we did wrong and our imperfections and notrepparttar 148417 opportunity for growth that is in front of us. Life is not about perfect papers itís about learning fromrepparttar 148418 red marks. Yet, in most experiences lessons can be learned from those moments.

Jesus was a great teacher. Inrepparttar 148419 bible there are thirty-nine parables in which Jesus teaches us through life

Steven Covey Meets Paul - First Things First

Written by Greg Ryan


Iím not sure Paul hadrepparttar Japanese culture in mind atrepparttar 148412 time when he writes, ďSeek ye firstrepparttar 148413 Kingdom of God and all other things will be added unto you.Ē Iím not sure how much popularityrepparttar 148414 bible has in Japan today either. Yet, it seems as thoughrepparttar 148415 Japanese people have at least one biblical principle figured out. Inrepparttar 148416 book, ďFirst Things FirstĒ, Steven Covey helps us understand how and whyrepparttar 148417 Japanese people think how they do and accomplish so much more than Americanís in a same twenty-four hour period. Covey explains, that we can divide all our daily tasks into two main areas of our lives. One area isrepparttar 148418 Important/Urgent-NOT Urgent area andrepparttar 148419 second consists of tasks inrepparttar 148420 NOT Important/NOT Urgent area.

Inrepparttar 148421 last twenty years Corporate America has marveled atrepparttar 148422 efficiency and productivity ofrepparttar 148423 Japanese worker. So we decided to study their behaviors. Over time researchers have come to this conclusion that boils down to one basic principle,repparttar 148424 ď80/20 ruleĒ in life. They found thatrepparttar 148425 Japanese spend eighty percent of all their time on tasks that are Important/Urgent to NOT urgent and twenty percent of their time on tasks that fall intorepparttar 148426 Not Important/Not Urgent at all area. In other words they determine what daily tasks are important by lining them up with their priorities. Then they will spendrepparttar 148427 majority of their time focusing on those tasks at hand and less time on less significant areas. Researchers have also studiedrepparttar 148428 behaviors of Americans, and in contrast they have foundrepparttar 148429 opposite thinking holds true. Americans spend eighty percent of their time inrepparttar 148430 Urgent/ NOT so important issues and twenty percent of their time inrepparttar 148431 important areas. In other words, we spend most of our time on urgent things that donít necessarily line up with our priorities and take up a lot or most of our time and emotional energy.

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