"The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!" —Anonymous
I stumbled upon this quote and had to share it. At some point or another in our lives we have all been guilty of one or more of these things. But none of these things are a positive use of our time and energy.
If we all dedicated more energy into positive things like, being sensible instead of making assumptions or risking misjudgment, encouraging others with our words and actions rather than tearing people down, accepting responsibility rather than being irresponsible and/or building towards a successful future rather than setting ourselves up for failure, then I think the world as a whole would be a much more enjoyable place to live and there would be less conflict and suffering.
I encourage everyone to evaluate your approach to each and every situation you face and ask yourself "Do I have the right attitude?" More times than not it is our attitude that gets in the way of us doing the right thing. A bad attitude produces bad results, a positive attitude produces positive results. What is right is not always easiest or what is the most appealing, but we should not base our actions solely upon what feels good. Feelings are fleeting and subjective, what is right remains right regardless of emotions and the attitude we should have is to always do what is right simply because it is the right thing to do. If you're not sure of what is right or wrong, look to the source of Truth....
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. —Galatians 5:22-23