“What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?”  

“Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.”

“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.  Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,”…

“What will it profit a man if he gain the whole world and forfeits his life?”

“Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had spent in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be grained under the sun.”

Questions to ponder over this Memorial Day Weekend:

1  What is my/your definition of success?  Note Wooden’s definition of success… his definition of character… his three rules for his teams… his understanding of 3 thou shalt nots… his view of winning.

2  Jesus approached life from a position of unconditional love demonstrated by his words and deeds.

3 What areas of my/your life that might be improved if you and I take the time to incorporate Biblical and success concepts into our daily life? 

4 When is it ok to not do one’s best?

5  When have I won without succeeding or have succeeded without winning?

6 Reputation…Is a perception of what you are.  Character …Is who I really am!  Are they aligned?

7 Is my journey better than the end?

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