Friday, July 9, 2010

Options for Decisions and Good Judgment

"By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me." - Jesus

"You ultimately have to live with your decision your going to make, and you have to do what's best for you, for your family, and for you to ultimately be happy." - Lebron James

I love watching Lebron James play basketball. He truly has talents that are unmatched in his sport. Last night I "witnessed" him on ESPN declare that he was going to play for the Miami Heat next season. I also noticed something else that's quite common in our society today. He suggested that he based his decision ultimately on his desire to be happy. Certainly, that's one decision making process that many people use today. Unfortunately, there's one important flaw in that type of thinking. In his award winning book, Stumbling on Happiness, Dr. Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University proves emperically that we humans aren't very good at predicting that which will make us happy in the future. In fact, the majority of the time, we're dead wrong.

For his and his family's sake, I wish Lebron James peace and happiness in the future. Yet, I think it's good for all of us to analyze more closely the foundational thought processes we use to make decisions in life. In his classic, Strength to Love, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote, "The end of life is not to be happy nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Foundational Thinking

"The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid." - G. K. Chesterton

Friday, May 14, 2010

To Think or Not To Think?

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity…Never must the church tire of reminding men that they have a moral responsibility to be intelligent.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Humility or Bust

"If anyone would like to acquire humility, I can, I think, tell him the first step. The first step is to realize that one is proud. And a biggish step, too. At least, nothing whatever can be done before it. If you think you are not conceited, it means that you are very conceited indeed.” – C. S. Lewis

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Website for 2010

Crossways Counseling & Consulting is pleased to announce that a new website is in store for 2010 that will enhance our ability to serve our clients and the public as well. Stay tuned for more news, but enjoy the sneak preview.