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:
- Patience – You can’t argue and have action. Patience is a virtue.
- Mentors – When you stand on the shoulders of others, you can see further.
- Action – Dreams are good, but you must wake up, sit up, stand up, and make it happen.
- Hope – Plant seeds today and the harvest will come.
- Humbleness – Don’t worry about making headlines, just make headway.
- Service – We make our lives full by serving others.
- 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