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7 ways to live life to the max

7 ways to live life to the max

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We must resist living in the unreal world by being circumspect in everything we
think and do. To be circumspect means that we consider all of the aspects before
us, discerning the real from the unreal. By doing this we are less inclined to
make mistakes because we do not jump to conclusions. Jumping to conclusions
is not a sound way of making decisions. A story illustrates this principle:

John was driving home one day when he picked up a hitchhiker. As they rode
along, John felt for his wallet and found it missing, whereupon he stopped the
car, ordered the hitchhiker out, and then said, “Now hand over the wallet before I
bash you”. The frightened hitchhiker handed over the wallet and John got back
into his car and continued on. When John arrived home that evening he started to
tell his wife about his experience with the hitchhiker but she interrupted him by
saying, “before I forget it, do you know that you left your wallet at home this

7 Ways to Live Life to the MAX

Copyright © Dennis R Curyer, 2003

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Think before you speak. Take your time when making decisions but, once you
have decided, act promptly. Do your homework and count the cost before you
act. There is a story told in the New Testament, about a man who sets out to
build a tower.

The text reads:

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and
counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]?

Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish [it], all that
behold [it] begin to mock him,

Saying, this man began to build, and was not able to finish.”

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