The Long View (Paperback)
If you learn to take the long view, you will find yourself in possession of two of life’s most precious commodities: patience and generosity.
Taking the long view teaches us to be patient, and all of life is better for a patient person. Patience will pay immeasurable dividends in your career, marriage, parenting, health, and well-being, personal finances, and in your spiritual journey.
Life is relationships. The virtue of patience is the essence of successful relationships. Two patient people will always have a better relationship than two impatient people.
Patience is the fruit of taking the long view. The opposite of being patient is to be frustrated, agitated, intolerant, irritable, restless, and impatient.
Taking the long view also liberates us from selfishness and teaches us to be generous.
Great lives belong to men and women who see life as a generosity contest.
Decide right now, here, today, to live a life of staggering generosity.
Astonish the people who cross your path with generosity. There is no better way to bring Christianity to life.
Generosity is also the fruit of taking the long view. The opposite of being generous is to be greedy, mean, selfish, stingy, and fearful.
It is patience that allows us to find God in all things, and generosity that sets us free to be men and women for others.