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Life has a tendency to go off the rails.

Broken promises.

A new supercell storm forms over me behind my initial target storm Kit Carson, CO

There are 17 truths written in the front of my journal. They are reminders that help me get back on track when life goes off the rails.

17 Truths When Life Goes Off The Rails

#1. Where there is faith in the future there is power in the present.

#2. For every set back God will give you a greater comeback. Trust God.

#3. Its always too soon to quit. Look for the good. Good wins.

#4. All delays are not denials.

#5. Our disappointments are God’s appointments.rails

#6. A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem.

#7. The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth.

#8. Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.

#9. All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.

#10. Where victims see adversity, achievers see opportunity.

#11. Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.

#12. Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.

Track#13. Criticism is the price of ambition.

#14. Potential unexpressed turns to pain.

#15. Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.

#16. The only failure is not trying.

#17. Focus is more valuable than IQ.

Dream Big.
Start small.
Act now.

Which one of the above is your favorite? What is your go to truth when life goes off the rails? Please leave a comment below.

Thanks to Canadian leader Robin Sharma for some of the above. For more from Robin Sharma go to:

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers


  • Irene Spencer says:

    Thank you ! I like them all ,and can’t seem to pick a favorite .God bless you in your writings

  • Julie MacKenzie says:

    Good Morning Pastor Bob. My favourite is #15. “Your daily behaviour reveals your deepest beliefs”. It reminds me of one of my favourite quotes. “Actions speak louder than words”. You can talk all you want..but, do you walk the walk? That is something that I always keep in mind. Don’t be a hypocrite. There is nothing worse…than when a person talks about what they believe and how they would act…& their actions are contrary to what they said. It is always disappointing to see human behaviour like that. Thank you for sharing this blog with us. I look forward to them every week. Have a great day! ❣️

  • Bob Jones says:

    That’s a good #18, Julie. Thank you for joining the conversation. You are a “first” on this blog.

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