Also on the “usable insight” front is this one from the host of Seize the Day on
SiriusXM’s Catholic Channel
. Morning guy Gus Lloyd’s guide to accentuating the positive lists 11 God-given attributes that we’d all be wise to develop to the best of our ability.
takes many of the principles of motivational, positive mental attitude and self-help thinking and puts them into a Biblical perspective. I don’t think a spoiler alert is necessary to report them as consisting of enthusiasm, friendliness, confidence, humility, honesty, kindness, compassion, approachability, generosity, positivity and encouragement.
Gus’s gift — as he demonstrates on his daily program — is his ability to confidently elaborate on such topics in a positively approachable, enthusiastic and encouraging way.
Gus (while talking about the value of enthusiasm) addresses that subject directly in one of my favorite excerpts from his book:
“The culture, he writes, “tells us it is okay to tears others down…Many people are under the mistaken notion that by tearing others down, they somehow build themselves up. By gossiping, bullying and making fund of others, we not only degrade others, we degrade ourselves. This kind of attitude is the antithesis of encouragement. Encouragement is about lifting others up.”
Good insight. Good book.