How assertive are you? If PASSIVE is on one end of the scale, AGGRESSIVE is on the other, and ASSERTIVE sits right in the middle, where do you sit? I——————————————————————I———————————————————————I I don’t think anyone is assertive 100 per cent of the time. We all have our passive moments, our aggressive outbursts, and, even worse, our passive-aggressive ones. But cultivating… Continue reading Passive, aggressive, or assertive?
Personal motivation is elusive, don’t you think? It comes and it goes, and isn’t dependent so much on circumstance than something deep within us. A desire to change – to make things different. According to psychologist Kendra Cherry, the primary difference between the two types of motivation is that extrinsic motivation arises from outside of… Continue reading Values = motivation
I’d enjoyed a night worshipping God at a women’s church event, and heard a stirring message about His love for me and the rest of the world. I’d come alone, and had a pleasant time browsing afterwards at the book-shop before heading outside to my car. But I was met by a sudden downpour. The rain was torrential,… Continue reading Angel in the rain-drenched car park
So imagine you’ve suddenly come into a large amount of money. You can choose to increase your standard of living, make some more decadent choices… After all, you’re certainly free to. The money is rightfully yours, and you’ve worked hard on a small income for so long. But this freedom also implies you can choose not to make such choices. Your… Continue reading Bye bye mud pies… Some thoughts on generosity