The word for today is Convergence!
This is a great word, very important especially if we want to build a strong team!
It comes from the latin word con which means together with, and vergence which means going to the same point or target.
It is not enough to put new tires on a car we must align those tires. In the english language we call this process alignment while in the Italian language we call it convergenza!
You see, if the tires are not aligned not only they get ruined rather fast but also they do not give any smooth ride!
The steering wheel will shake and as soon as we take our hands off it will go all kind of directions.
It is imperative for a team to be aligned to the same target if we want to reach our goals and objectives!
We might put the best tires on our car, being Italian i choose always Pirelli tires, but without alignment our journey will be rough and short!
As you build your team it not enough to get the best people to join you, you must align them to the vision of your mission.
Your journey will be a joy and not a rough ride!
The word for today is generosity.
This word excites me because as a child I always loved it.
I remember when after a soccer game, we were getting ready to go and get a pizza. I did not have any money but after a shower I found a few dollars in the locker room.
I asked if anyone had lost them but all responded negatively. Then I joined the group and together we went to eat a pizza. I said that to reward their honesty I would have offered the pizza to all.
My joy was not eating the pizza that night but seeing the satisfaction of my friends who ate the pizza that I had offered them!
There is a strong joy in seeing others enjoy as a result of our generosity. Clearly I could not show generosity if I had not found that money, because we can not share with others what we have not received first.
But generosity is not measured only by finances.
All, both rich and poor, can share what they have received. Sometimes it is a smile and a positive attitude, sometimes sharing some important contacts we have, sometimes a word of comfort and, increasingly, our pure friendship!
The one who shares what he has with others, he or she will be given even more. This is an irrefutable law!
When I shared what I had with others, God has always given me more.
The main reason lies in the fact that God, by nature the donor par excellence, gives to those who in turn give to others!
The root of the word generosity indicates the potential to generate. The One who does not share with others is sterile. Perhaps for this reason, many people who have wealth and fame live in mediocrity, because they do not know how to share what they have and do not sow in the lives of others.
Who is generous grafts seeds in the lives of others that bear their fruit in their own time.
Being generous means sharing the best of me with those who need it so that their potential flourishes for the common good.
At what level is our generosity? In life, what matters is not how much we have accumulated, but how much we have sown.
It is not important what we show off, but what we do to others as a result of our generosity.
Start this new day in the name of generosity and it will definitely pay off.
Perhaps this is precisely the meaning of the verse in the Bible that says, “it is more blessed to give than to receive,” he who gives secures the promise of receiving.
Generosity is a secure investment because blesses others but, more importantly, creates space in our personal tank to receive another filling of blessings to be shared with others.
With generosity you add value to others and you switch from a mere personal success to the true significance of life.
The word for today is collaborate!
Collaboration is different than cooperation.
Cooperation means coming together but collaboration means working together.
Collaborate comes from the Latin word co- with and labor- work.
Working together means acknowledging our strengths and focus on them but also being aware of our weaknesses, thus finding someone who can cover for them.
Mother Teresa used to say that she can do things I cannot do but I can do things she cannot do.
Together, however, we can do great things.
One is too small of a number to reach greatness.
How real is collaboration in your life? Who are the people you bring along side your life ? Do they excel in those area where you’re weak?
Often we bring along our way people in order to take care of our projects and forget that collaboration demands theirs and our 100%.
Let’s look for people we can add value to but who can also add value to us and our mission.
The word for today is self-control.
There are components that are beyond our control. We can not control the attitudes and bad actions of other people, circumstances that beset us every day, the injustices that are imposed on us by the authorities, adverse events caused by nature that surrounds us.
One thing, however, we can do: we can control ourselves. We can control the decisions we make, the thoughts that we have, the friends you hang out with and the attitudes that we show.
The important element is that the success in our life is determined not by the things we can not control but by the ones we can control!
Therefore let’s stop worrying about the things we can not control and focus on the things that we can control: daily decisions, the values we believe in, to maintain the positive attitudes toward those we open our hearts and our minds to.
These are the things that make the difference!
Self-control is a good word that basically tells us that we are responsible for ourselves.
That’s why the apostle Paul declared that ALL THINGS work together for good to those who love The Lord and have been called to His purpose!