“Would you choose to be a Big Fish in a Small Pond or a Little Fish in a Big Pond?”

I have been reading this book and I’m learning some stuffs I’d like to share. The question was asked, “Would you choose to be a Big Fish in a Small Pond or a Little Fish in a Big Pond?”

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Act Like a Man Lessons (Part 2 of 2)

Men's Talk

Ptr. Dennis Sy shared wonderful lessons at the April 30 seminar at Victory Pioneer for two hours with some Q & A portions.

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Great Man lessons with Stephen Manfield

Great Man

Stephen Mansfield shared wonderful lessons about being a Great Man (Godly Man) in the seminar we attended last May 5, 2015. It was an eye-opener for me to learn that in Damascus, Syria, if a man fathers a son, they celebrate manhood with joyful noises and grant the father with a new name. He shared that his new name is “Abujon” which came from “Abu”, father of and “jon”, a short version of his son’s name, Jonathan.

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A Man’s life and character are the result of his own inmost Thoughts and Ideals

James Allen

The philosophy above was as old as civilization, but ever fresh and new. James Lane Allen had proven the truth of it in his own life. He had been very poor in his youth, had none of the advantages so many young men count essential. He had started out with nothing to build on except what was within himself. But he had known what he wanted to do and be; he had kept his dream, his ideal, everlastingly before him; he had tried to live the life he imagined—and in the end, his dream became a reality. As a man thinks, so is he.

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True Happiness is to rest satisfied with what we have

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The message above was shared by Lucius Annaeus Seneca. He was a man of many talents—a poet, dramatist, orator, statesman and one of the greatest of the Stoic Philosophers. He was also one of the best-read men in Rome.

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There is always another Chance

“This thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down but the staying down,” said Mary Pickford. She confided to her good friends her secret of calm serenity, of rising above every distressing circumstance, of going on with courage and hope, no matter what happened.

“What looks like the end of the road in our personal experience,” she said, “is only the turn in the road, the beginning of a new and more beautiful journey. I have always tried to live by that philosophy, and it has kept me happy.”

Among those good friends was the editor of a national magazine and he persuaded her to write an article for his magazine, expressing her views and beliefs. She was reluctant at first but he convinced her saying that she had no right to withhold her philosophy if it would help even one other person.

So, as she began to think about the article, first of all, she would emphasize her faith in God, and show how faith gave her courage to meet the trials and disappointments of life. She explained how she looked upon unhappy experiences as a turn in the road—an end, but also a beginning. Above all, she would try to make her readers see that life always held a promise, that there was always another chance for everyone, no matter how hopeless things might seem. Then she wrote:

“Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down but the staying down.”

The gist of Mary Pickford’s message is this: “You are never beaten unless you give up. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose.

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success,” said Dorothea Brande.

The Lord Jesus Christ said to His disciples, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” And in other places in the Scriptures, “With God, all things are possible.”

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