Remember when you were in school and sometimes — oh, happy day! — the answers to the math problems were in the back of the textbook?
Of course, copying the answers was cheating. And doing so didn’t help you master algebra or geometry … but you did finish your homework a lot faster.
I haven’t stumbled across any book that has the answers to life’s questions in the back — although I have read one that has answers found throughout its pages.
I’ve also discovered some “life answers” through the years. Here are a few:
- Women, we need our girlfriends. It may take us a few years to figure out just who the trustworthy friends are, but we need to do that … because life is richer (and easier) with our girlfriends.
- If at first you don’t succeed … lower the bar. I know, I know, you all think the proper way to finish that statement is “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Fine, go ahead and try again — but lower the bar first, especially if you’re aiming at perfection. Give yourself a decent chance at success, which means not setting yourself up for failure.
- “No” is a good word — and sometimes it is the best word. But you still have to use it sparingly.
- God is real … but he’s not pushy. A lot of people who say they know God are fake … and pushy.
In Your Words: We all have learned answers through our individual life lessons. I’ve shared some of mine today. I’d love to hear some of yours. If you could put an answer in the back of the book of life, what would you write?