by Thomas Brooks

January 14, 2015

blog-kindnessYou can’t claim your reward, if you continue to cling to what you lack.  We reap what we sow, exactly.

We must entertain only desirable thoughts (e.g. success, servant leadership, kindness).  We must use only harmonious language.  The Law of Growth tells us this:

Law of Growth:  Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.  

Knowledge does not apply itself.  Our actions are governed by habit.   This week we took on a new habit, to do (and document) at least two kind deeds every day.   It was fun.  Early in the day, I found myself thinking of the goal and seeking to ‘Do It Now’ just to finish the task.  But once the daily requirement was met, I found it easy and fun to do more kind things for more people.

As we learned earlier in this MKMMA course from James Collins:

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.

What an appropriate choice for this week, kindness.  When you give more, you get more.  Sugar, not vinegar.  From Og Mandino:

I will increase my knowledge of mankind, myself, and the goods I sell, thus my sales will multiply. I will practice, and improve, and polish the words I utter to sell my goods, for this is the formulation on which I will build my career and never will I forget that many have attained great wealth and success with only one sales talk, delivered with excellence. Also will I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Meet Thomas Brooks

I’m the founder of Alpha Multimedia. We provide technology enabled communications and content across all types of media for small and midsize businesses (SMB), non-profits, schools, universities, and authors/publishers.  I have published several articles and I've been featured frequently on the radio and television. With Alpha Multimedia, you'll get the marketing results that matter. Read more

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  • This made me think of Matthew 10:39 that says he who clings to his life with lose it, but he who gives it away for my sake will find it. (roughly paraphrased 🙂 ) I am enjoying this week of noticing kindness!

  • Love your quote from Og. As someone who has been in sales his whole life, I found that quote to be so inspiring. AND kindness has been at the forefront of all my thoughts and actions this week. We are so blessed. Have a great week,

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