Some thoughts I had, after being told for the dozenth time: “You should stop talking about that because it’s not a gospel issue.”
“Don’t Make It Rude”
When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
But whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
This is the last of five posts asking, “How can I be more mature when I talk to people online?”
Abraham Lincoln teaches us about maturity and immaturity in communication.
One of the best productivity hacks is simply this: Commit to take Massive Action today. Massive Action means “I commit to finish now.” It’s when you take 3-4 hours or a whole day and focus on completing just ONE single goal.
Massive Action creates turning points in life.
Think back to your major turning points — the times your life took a big change for the better.
- You went out and found a new job — and committed to it.
- You started a new relationship and went all-in.
- You decided to start taking your health and your exercise seriously.
- You made something, built something, or wrote a song, an essay, or a book.
I engaged a Christian leader on Twitter the other day.
He had sent out a tweet which ridiculed an article in Time Magazine. The Time article was bad. Really bad. But something about this man’s response made me uneasy.
Christian leaders have this in common: we work to reshape society. It’s why we invest in our families. It’s why we befriend people. It’s why we work in our churches, and it’s why many of us write.
In all areas of life this much is true: ideas matter.