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  • Forty Years Later, This Man’s Sound Advice Still Bears Review

    Surge Summary: The Rev. Robert Schuller’s preaching on the importance of a winning attitude if one wants to achieve success is still applicable today. 

    American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author Robert Schuller passed away several years ago (2015).  However, his superb advice lives on in my notebook. This is from 1980:

    Schuller says you should choose a winning attitude when you cannot choose the end result.  For example:

    Affirm – God made me and has a beautiful plan for my life.

    Belief – That you can and will succeed.

    Commit – To the Lord the project at which you want to succeed.  Commit by closing the book on all other alternatives.

    Dream – Keep the finished hope alive.

    Expect – Success.  But remember: there will be problems, pain, etc., along the way.

    Finish – What you start.  Learn how to live with discipline.

    Glorify – God and the whole success venture.

    Again, from nearly forty years ago, but counsel that still has stayed with me.

    May Robert Schuller rest in peace knowing that his effort to make this world and our lives better was a success.

    The views of this column are those of the author and not necessarily of Daily Surge. 

    Image: Garden Grove Community Drive-In Church, with Rev. Schuller preaching; Adapted from: Robert J. Boser EditorASC – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9654796 


    William Pauwels

    William Pauwels

    William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

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