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 championing a B.E.S.T. Movement focused on bringing out the B.E.S.T. in people and organizations so that they can achieve estraordinary results FAST! My favorite destination remains my hometown, Daytona Beach, Florida, I love sunshine, blue skies, seafood, beach and speed. The B.E.S.T. Movement is all about connecting you to your B.E.S.T. fast so that you can live a balanced, abundant life that has impact.

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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