12/31/12 - Fear Or Faith - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

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12/31/12 - Fear Or Faith

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As we ring out 2012 and ring in 2013 it is the time for us to consider those resolutions we may tackle in the coming year. For many, 2012 was a tough year and with the challenges that lie ahead for our country and our region, we have a choice to make: fear or faith. A friend sent me an article years ago about fear and faith. I don't know who wrote it but their words ring true to this day.

Do you know what fear and faith have in common? A future that has yet to happen. Fear believes in a negative future. Faith believes in a positive future and folks, we have to make a choice. This choice determines our belief about the future and the attitude and actions we bring to the present.

There is too much fear in the minds of far too many. This is causing leaders and their organizations to either act irrationally or to not act at all. The answer is the positive road paved with faith and a belief that your best days are not behind you but ahead of you. You stay calm, focused, and committed to your vision and purpose. You look for ways to save money and cut costs without making irrational fear-based decisions that sacrifice your future success. You identify opportunities in the midst of the challenges and you focus on solutions instead of problems.

Your faith and belief in a positive future leads to powerful actions today. So, I ask you, fear or faith? The choice is yours.

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