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    Dale’s Books

    Dale Best

    • Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      by Dale E. Best

    Positive Principles For Executives by Dale Best

    Dale’s Résumé

    • Native of Worden, IL
    • Twenty years of public school teaching
    • BA, McKendree University, Lebanon IL
    • MS ED, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
    • M DIV, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN
    • Elder, Illinois Great River Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
    • Ordained in 1985
    • Retired after twenty years active ministry

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    Entries in joy (4)

    12:00AM

    Enjoy Today

    From a personal experience, I would like to reveal a fact to you early in your life. For six years of evening classes at the state university, I struggled to comprehend, retain, and regurgitate all the professors wanted me to learn. I had the hopes of experiencing a super exhilaration as I marched grandly across the stage with my colorful Master’s Hood flapping in the backdraft. In anticipation, I bragged to the family about the completion of my goal.

    On that awaited day, the guests finally arrived. The family, my cheering section, was in the audience. The line shortened. Oh, I am next! They announced my name over the PA system to the vast array of people. I took my first step. No feelings of joy came upon me. I shook the dean’s hand and with the left hand accepted the coveted sheepskin. What a letdown! I joined the rest of the class in front of our appointed folding chair.

    The same feeling is experienced when we finally, at long last, reach the millionth dollar or that prized position. Nothing special! Let us consider Steve Job’s wisdom. “The journey to your goal is the reward, not reaching it.” [Steve Jobs: His Own Words and Wisdom]

    Let’s begin now to enjoy going to work, having a problem to solve, learning to cope with that negative person, getting one step closer to solving a crisis, or at the end of the day feeling satisfied we made positive progress toward our goal.