10 B.E.S.T. Life Lessons

“If your presence doesn’t make an impact, your absence won’t make a difference.”

This quote reminded me of my Godfather’s home going celebration. Rev. Carl F. Brinkley had been a part of my life since birth, supporting me through all stages of my life and comforting me when both of my parents passed. As I listened to individuals from different parts of his life, pay tribute to him and attest to the significant impact that he had made on their lives and others, I recognized that my Godfather  had left me with 10 B.E.S.T. Life Lessons.10

  1. Let your faith inform your work
  2. Spend more time caring about others than focusing on self
  3. Know when to bring peace to the table
  4. Don’t accept no; continue to look for the possibilities
  5. Regardless of the circumstance, continue to fight on
  6. Be a trail blazer
  7. Don’t just talk, act
  8. Remember to think about what you say, to whom, when
  9. Love community and people
  10. Make sure you have the right temperament for the right time

Thanks Godfather for continuing to make a difference!  make a difference


Author: ourbestmovement

I am the founder and leader of the B.E.S.T. Movement. My favorite destination is my hometown, Daytona Beach. I just love sunshine, blue skies, the ocean, and seafood. My passion for outcomes led me to the discovery that B.E.S.T. drives results. Now I want to share what I have learned with others so that they too can reach their favorite destinations.

4 thoughts on “10 B.E.S.T. Life Lessons”

    1. It’s amazing that the most basic of principles provide us the most needed lessons for meaningful and productive lives. Thanks for being you!


  1. I just love the opening gem regarding our presence making a difference; brilliant!!! My former pastor had a similar philosophy about the significance of the church, would the neighborhood/community etc. miss us if we no longer existed. In other words, are we doing anything lasting or significant for kingdom building?


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