Change the World

Hey team, all right! Well, here we are. It’s a crisp beautiful day…well I don’t actually know if it’s beautiful or not because it’s still dark outside. That’s what happens when you get up super-duper early in the morning and we’re moving into fall and winter, but it’s still Workshop Wednesday.

So, we’re real excited to be here with you today. I’m out on my deck, crisp October morning, by the time you guys see this it’ll be November. But I wanted to go over a Wednesday Workshop and I wanted to go over something I read this morning. So, pay attention. Let me put my eyeballs on.

Poet Samuel Johnson said this, “He who has so little knowledge of human nature, as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the grief which he purposes to remove.”

John Maxwell goes on to say, “Most people want to change the world to improve their lives, but the world they need to change first is the one inside themselves.”

Your attitude is your choice. And so, that’s the topic of today’s workshop. Our attitude.

You want to change the world, you want to make the world a different place. You want to leave things better. What have you done to change the world of YOU?

What has Chad done to change, Chad…What has Chad done to change the world of Chad? If I want my wife to be different, if I want my kids to be different, if I want my team to be different, I need to be different first. This is a tough lesson.

This is kind of a tough workshop, for all of us. Because the reality is, you know a number of years ago I sat and some of you have heard this story before. But I sat in a meeting, in a conference, day after day after day, hearing about how the biggest problem at Northwest Enforcement, Inc. was Chad. The biggest problem in Chad’s marriage was Chad, the biggest problem in Chad’s parenting was Chad. The biggest problem going on in my life was me. I kept getting in the way. I didn’t focus on making changes in my own life for the better.

You can’t change anything else until you first recognize the flaws in your own life. Until you clean up your own pot, before you start telling other people to clean their kettle, if you pick up what I’m putting down.

So, on this Workshop Wednesday, in this beautiful crisp morning. I think the message, I want you to think about as you move into this next week is: what areas in my life need to change? Instead of posting messages about people on Facebook, take an inventory of your own soul. Take a look at you. What needs to change? What kinds of things need to be tweaked in your attitude for the better?

Remember guys, be valuable because nothing else would do.

 I love you; I appreciate you, and I pray very much that God will bless you the rest of this week.

 I’ll talk to you next week.