Items on a List

My name is Kenneth Robert O’Neal; I am a Certified Coach, Trainer and Consultant. I help business owners and individuals achieve their own visions of success. I’m a former CPA and over the years I have helped individuals and companies grow, gain market share, and increase profitability through programs, policies, procedures and systems developed by me and my teams. I believe my experience will help you and I look forward to learning about you and your business as we move together to greatness.

I attended a seminar last week where the moderator kept saying, “there are a certain number of items on a list that will make you: successful, skinny, energized, profitable, you name it, they mention it”. List, list and then another list.

It made me think back to the days when I was working on the marketing plan for my accounting practice in Houston, Texas. I obtained a “Book of Lists” with lists of banks, investment firms, insurance companies, accounting firms, law firms, and on and on. Lists of everything you can imagine. We have all seen lists of the top twenty-five sports teams, ten richest people in the world. It goes on and on. I began wondering what does this all mean, why is it important and who is interested?

The Holy Scriptures contain many lists of things to do and not to do. God gave us the Ten Commandments through Moses. The Apostle Paul gave us the list of the Gifts of the Spirit. Peter in the New Testament listed the qualities of a mature Christian. The lists were inspired by the Lord God. We would be wise to read the lists, heed the lists and follow the instructions.

The early church believers were inspired to come up with two major lists regarding spirituality:

The Seven Deadly Sins – Envy, Pride, Lust, Avarice, Gluttony, Anger, and Slothfulness

The Seven Virtues – Wisdom, Justice, Courage, Temperance, Faith, Love and Hope.

Mahatma Gandhi came with his own lists related to religion even though Gandhi was not a Christian:

  1. Wealth without work
  2. Pleasure without conscience
  3. Knowledge without character
  4. Commerce without morality
  5. Science without humanity
  6. Worship without sacrifice
  7. Politics without principle

Gandhi’s list deserves pondering, thinking and possible meditation.

Now you can find just about any kind of list you want to by doing an internet search.