What’s in Your Toolbox?

I am often reminded of the quote “If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”

This in turn begs the question: What’s in your toolbox?  As we navigate throughout life, yes we will encounter problems – but we must not allow ourselves to hammer away at every issue and expect a sound result.  This brings major chaos but minimal change.  If we are to create a better tomorrow for ourselves and others, we must put the hammer down and reach for other tools in our toolbox.  Tomorrow starts today, and it will start with us using a multitude of tools to overcome obstacles that come our way.

So again I ask the question: What’s in your toolbox?

If you have a toolbox, great!  Just make sure that when you let someone borrow a tool, you get it back.  If you don’t have a toolbox, don’t worry, we will build one now.  Allow me to offer just a few tools to get you going:

  1. Patience – You can’t argue and have action.  Patience is a virtue.
  2. Mentors – When you stand on the shoulders of others, you can see further.
  3. Action – Dreams are good, but you must wake up, sit up, stand up, and make it happen.
  4. Hope – Plant seeds today and the harvest will come.
  5. Humbleness – Don’t worry about making headlines, just make headway.
  6. Service – We make our lives full by serving others.
  7. Hard work – Talent is never enough.

These seven should get you going.  You can never have too many tools.

With God, nothing is impossible…

© David McGhee


8 thoughts on “What’s in Your Toolbox?”

  1. Love the seven tools ” Mentors, When you stand on the shoulders of others you can see further”

  2. David,

    Outstanding presentation at TEDxFlint today. Hope I’ll catch you at the receptino, but if not, know that the teacher that called you an endagered species was probably from the lower third of his graduating class. 🙂

    Thank you for persisting and making a difference in our community.

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