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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The First 60 Seconds

The first 60 seconds can determine it.  Your decision to swing one way or the other.  The choice to be honest in your actions... or not.

Suppose you hit a parked car.  No one sees you.  You could easily drive away unnoticed.  Your decision needs to be quick -- the owner of the hit vehicle has just left his house and is walking toward his car.  What will you do?  Will you admit your fault to the man when he approaches his car?  You will need to decide within the first 60 seconds.

A woman unknowingly drops a roll of cash from her pocket in the mall parking lot.  She begins to get in her car.  If you don't react to pick it up and give it to her, she will drive away.  You have the choice to either be honest and stop her, or let her leave and take the cash for yourself.  You have less than a minute before she is out of your reach.

What you do with those first 60 seconds says much about your character and integrity-- who you really are -- the real you when no one is looking.  Your reputation is not on the line.  No one will think badly of you if you decide not to be honest -- because no one will know.  (No one except the One who sees everything, of course.)

So what will you do?  What will you do with the first 60 seconds?


Madison Johns said...

If I hit someone's car in a parking lot, I'd have to assume that I didn't hit it that hard if I could drive away, so I'd hit the gas and get outta there, lol.

Finding someone drop money on the ground and you know who's money it is, I would of course tell her/him. I have found money before and turned it in and the place I worked for was suppose to hold it for 30 days, needless to say they were the ones that kept it.

P.S. I didn't hit your car honest!

Valerie B. said...

LOL! I knew it was you who scratched my bumper! ;)

Thanks for the comment Madison. Love it.


coeline said...

indeed, the first 60 seconds mean a lot.. you do have mind-stirring insights here, Valerie. :) short but meaningful.

Valerie B. said...

Thanks for your comment, and your encouragement Coeline! That means a lot to me. ;))