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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 opportunities (2)

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    See Problems as Opportunities

    Troubles troubles all I get are troubles. Is there ever any break reserved for me? It seems to me I am always at the end of the line or get the short end of the stick.

    When troubles come, they can eventually drag down our spirits. Troubles everywhere and we have to solve them. This obligatory spirit only elicits about a 50% effort because it is mandatory. Seeing our troubles as challenges helps us build up a head of steam. Like the little steam engine, we can happily roll through life proclaiming, “I think I can.”

    Another view of each trouble we encounter is to treat it as an opportunity. Jackie Robinson, the first famous black pro baseball player, lived this principle and treated all his problems as opportunities. A potential break implies new uncharted area, a fresh start maybe or even an interesting challenge. Taking this viewpoint helps us attack it with vigor. Doing something we are motivated to do stimulates a real effort on our part with a high percentage of success as opposed to more drudgery.

    We have a personal choice. We can keep the attitude that every problem we encounter means another chore or we can charge into the obstacle with the attitude of it being a challenge.