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Is it me or does this year feel to be flying by for you as well? We’ve now said so-long to the first quarter of the year and we’ve got another 75% of the year left.

Have you started off the year well? I hope so, but if you haven’t, there’s still hope. You can get back in the game.

Take time to review and see what steps you need to take to continue leading well.

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This is why I do the monthly review. It allows me to see month-by-month what’s happened on the blog and whether or not I need to shift what I’m doing.

With that, let’s dig into the top posts and commneters of March 2015.

Top Posts

1. 16 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Big Hero 6

2. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

The world is a pretty messed up place. We hear story after story of negative news.

Violence. Crime. Death. These fill the news headlines.

It’s easy to begin to wonder if there’s any happiness left in the world.

And I can say that YES, there is happiness left in the world. One way to obtain this happiness is to acquire the attitude of gratitude.

Learn to be grateful

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The attitude of gratitude is a life changing principle we can all grasp onto. This principle is simple to implement yet hard to master.

Today, I want to help encourage you to become mindful of what you’re grateful for with these 10 ways to acquire gratitude.

1. Think on the past: At first, you’ll think this is crazy talk. The past is bad and filled with pain. I agree, there’s quite a bit of pain in the past. I know first hand from having to put my dog down.

David Allen is known as the Getting Things Done guy. He’s created a process that will help you get things done but I think there’s another way.

You get things done by doing this

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Right now, I know I need to write a blog post. This one, in fact.

There was a struggle to write. I didn’t want to create a blog post but I knew I needed to.

There’s also days I find myself not wanting to go to church or head into the office. But I need to get those things done as well.

That’s where my strategy for getting things done comes into play.

My strategy is a lot simpler than David’s.

There’s a single key for completing tasks. And you can do it.

That key?

Get to work and get it done.

There’s a million other things I want to be doing right now.

Have you wandered through life wondering what your purpose really was? Do you know who you truly are?

I know a lot of us grow through periods of time when we are completely lost. We don’t know what to do or where to turn.

Be confident. Be brave. Be successful

That’s why I smiled as I read through Jason Pockrandt’s new book, The Confident Father’s Guidebook: 5 Steps To Personal Transformation.

His story mirrors mine closely. Working jobs I didn’t enjoy and not knowing where, or how, to get to where I wanted to be.

His words rang true.

Not only that, Jason’s words were inspiring. They renewed my hope in better things.

1. I don’t live to work. Today I Live To Give.

Jason found a passion he didn’t know he had. He discovered he was created to give.

Give his life. Give his time. Give hope.

The second book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth hit the big screens on Friday. Insurgent begins shortly after the first movie ends.

You can tell things are frantic and fast paced, and this keeps up for the whole movie.

leadership lessons and quotes from Insurgent movie

Watching Insurgent reminded me so much of leadership. Each scene progression provided another leadership lesson we could take away.

So, what are those lessons? Read on and find out.

1. People fear those who are different: Tris Prior is the protagonist of the trilogy. She’s also what is called a Divergent.

In the Divergent universe, there are factions. You will find people fit into either Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Amity, and Candor factions. Unless you’re special.

And then you may fall into the different faction of Divergent.

This is were Tris falls. And this makes her feared and different.