Have you ever heard the sayings

“The good guys always win” or “nice guys finish last?”

These sayings have been around for generations. Most people probably haven’t given much thought behind the differences between being Nice or Good.

 After all mom always said, “now y’all be nice.”

 For the majority of my life, I was a nice guy and most of the time finished last. It stayed the same until a choice was made to apply 20% more effort into the plan that God had placed into my life. Being willing to start when the entire plan was not known was a stumbling block. The options were simple, stay the same or face my fears. Staying the same was not an option therefore, something had to start.

Let’s take a moment and look at the differences in personalities.

Nice people have a tendency to be indecisive, reserved, and agreeable even when it goes against their better judgment. I’m not saying that these things are all bad, but with these characteristics only, it’s easy to see why nice guys finish last.

Being good involves a lot of the same characteristics as being nice with about a 20% difference in boundaries, approach and planning.

In order to be a good person a plan needs to be conceived, thought out and put into action. You have to be willing to put yourself out there, to be rejected, fail and at times

let the world slap you in the face.

It takes courage and boldness to be good.

 It’s time to create a plan based on the calling that God has placed within your life.

Ron Lee