Welcome to Day 1639 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Books Open Your World – Daily Wisdom
Welcome to Wisdom-Trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.
Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Proverbs 16:16 says, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!” We are on Day 1639 of our trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget.
Today’s quote is from Jeff Bezos, and it is, “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn a reputation by trying to do hard things well.”
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and one of the wealthiest people on earth, certainly knows how important a company brand is. His analogy is undoubtedly correct. What a brand is to a company, your reputation is your brand as a person. Just as a company brand is not created overnight, a good reputation is built over years of living a good and godly life. A life lived with honesty, integrity, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
A good reputation should be sought after, but it does not come easy. According to God’s Word, living a life without hypocrisy, doing what is right, requires perseverance, focus, dedication, and an intense desire to live well. It is doing the hard things well. Before Amazon became the giant company that touches nearly everyone’s life in some manner today, they started out selling books online and lost money for many years. Amazon continued with a vision to do the hard things well, and now their brand is pervasive throughout the world. So it is with us, if we desire to have a worldwide impact with a good reputation for God’s kingdom, we must be willing to live in a manner where we sacrifice the quick and easy, for doing the hard things well.
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
Write them deep within your heart.
Then you will find favor with both God and people,
and you will earn a good reputation.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.
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As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for more daily wisdom!