STAY CALM…..as in…C-A-L-M. For me, I’ve been the “calm sort of guy,” all my life. I don’t get “too excited” about much. Sure, I’m quick to LAUGH… that is…if it’s “really funny.” Moderately funny… while everyone else is laughing [why, I can’t imagine], at best, I give a weak-smile. Same with sadness… I don’t show much reaction. That doesn’t mean that I’m INSENTIVE; it’s just that I’m very SLOW to show EMOTION. I’m not particularly proud of it, but I didn’t come up with a “real cry” until my Mother had been going some 10 years.
Being calm, I think, contains an element of POWER. When all else has gone crazy… Remaining CALM, can bring “saneness” to an issue. This is TRUE, rather it be in a business setting, social, and even at home. Inserting a calmness, often, will relieve the PRESSURE –VALVE in a, otherwise, stormy environment. True LEADERS will need this attribute if they expect to have SUSTAINMENT in their career.
One of the by-products of CALMNESS is the element of SERIOUSNESS. Take things seriously…why waste our time talking if we can’t be serious? Calmness FEEDS seriousness, or vice-versa. Calmness also allows one to “get their thoughts together.” In CAREER-BUILDING, be assured, that management will NOTICE your sense of calmness, which will lead to more opportunity.
Sometimes, when one gets “very-excited,” they lose their cool, and say things out of character, or seriously hurt someone’s feelings. No one is IMMUNE to saying the wrong thing; we’ve all done it; and calmness, often averts that possibility. Consider, how “remaining calm,” in natural disasters, war, divorce, or even if you had to “deliver a baby,” or give aide to someone having a heart-attack. Many times, just a “few-seconds” of calmness will SAVE the day, or more importantly… a LIFE. For me, I think that my calm nature was a “GIFT from God.” I’m sure I did not inherit it from my parents.
We can find COMFORT in Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” And, in James 1:19-20 – Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
This I can tell you with AUTHORITY… having a “calm, cool, and collected” nature, over many years of being “chased by the tiger;” has SAVED me considerable time, money, embarrassment, and miss-fortune. Calmness will also bring about a “peace of mind,” and a sense of CONFIDENCE; both…. career-builders.
I’m not qualified to get into the various ways to develop CALMNESS, but there are a number of methods available, but the most important ingredient is: a DESIRE to remain calm. These same characteristics make a “relationship with God,” all the more possible; because all of our SENSES are “receptive” to hearing His Word, feeling His PRESENSE, and Seeing His LOVE. …Blessings…cjlb…3/24/15.
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