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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Choose To Grow!

Filed under: Choice,Personal Growth — Larry James @ 8:00 am

Ernie Fitzpatrick, Guest Author

Of the three “Q’s“, the one that has helped me the most has been my AQ!

My IQ (Intelligent Quotient) was measured once upon a time in a college far, far from here and I’m not sure what the number was, but I believe it was average. As much as I had to study to get good grade in college, I’m not buying my IQ was average, but I digress.

My EQ (Emotional Quotient) has been one exciting roller-coaster ride.

My AQ (Adversity Quotient) hs served me well while also attributing to some of those steep hills down on the roller coaster. But seriously, the many hardships of life taught me some good lessons. I’m not talking about minor things but some of those biggies life: loss of a wife in a plane crash, loss of a son in a car crash, a fire that destroyed our home, cancer that threatened my ability to speak, and a host of other not so normal bone-rattling traumas.

I wouldn’t recommend that you experience any of the above for growth purposes; however, they did exactly that for me.

What we do when conflict of devastation arises determines how far we get to mature. Our RESPONSES (not our REACTIONS) can only be of benefit when we don’t take them personally. Say what? Are you kidding me? No, I am not. In the end we’ve be given FREE WILL and it’s truly OUR CHOICE as to how we want to SEE the events of life.

We can either choose to retreat and cower, blaming whomever, or we can CHOOSE TO GROW!

BONUS Articles: Choice. . . Your Greatest Power!
What to Do? What to Do? Thoughts on the Dilemma of Choice! – Part 1
Living Life in the Leap!

ernieFitzpatrickCopyright © 2012 – Ernie Fitzpatrick. Ernie Fitzpatrick founded LRC September 6, 1987. What began as a church called Liberty Revival Church has morphed into a spiritual community now called Life Revealing Community. LRC is primarily a spiritual community of men and women dedicated to advancing their spiritual walk while assisting the Visual & Performing Art high school students: providing them with incentives and scholarships, as well as emotional support. Ernie is a graduate from Washburn University (Topeka, Kansas) in 1966 with additional graduate work at Kansas University. Ernie has primarily been a real estate and business entrepreneur. He served as CEO of Century 21 of Texas, Inc. developed his own national builder franchise (Todany’s American Builder), and was COO of RE/MAX of Texas. Visit Ernie’s Website.

CLoveLOGOLarry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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