I had another one of my dreams last night. In my dream I was an apprentice for this really rich and nice looking guy. He was famous for many things, but especially for his “grind.” Everything he did seemed to be related to work and he was very successful. It seemed like he never slept. So as his apprentice, I did whatever he said—any hour of the day or night…and then I finally saw him sleep. When he woke up, he asked me, “Why isn’t this done?” Keep in mind, I worked the entire time he slept, doing exactly what he asked, to the best of my ability. I had not had any sleep. I had not had a break. And he had the nerve to ask why I wasn’t done?
Recently, someone—once again—did something that was just WRONG. And I got to that point, like many of us do, where I was like, “Oh. That’s oooookay. I got something for that,” then mentally added them to my “ish list.” THIS time, however, after decades of having an ish list, I right away thought, “Now THAT’S negative.” I considered how long my ish list had grown through the years and thought, “Now this is ridiculous.” I was immediately reminded of the scripture that said love doesn’t keep score of the wrongs of others (see 1 Corinthians 13:3-7 [MSG]) and knew I had to make a mental change. A shift in my thinking was beginning to happen. [Read more…]