2) Assemble [a team]
3) Ask [for help]
4) Formulate [a plan]
5) [Be] Peaceful
6) No Fear
7) Stay True [to the message]
8) [strive] to Change Hearts
Exodus 12:31 During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested.
Pharaoh's heart was hardened. We know that by the numerous scripture verses in the book of Exodus. It was not until Pharaoh's heart changed did he then agree that the Israelites should be released from captivity.
If I run for Congress, I will surround myself with three groups of people: 1) campaign advisors and strategists 2) people that believe in my calling and mission to help others and 3) accountability and prayer partners. I will tell these groups that in order to succeed in restoring this nation, we cannot be forceful in our debate, dialogue or rhetoric. We must be, in fact, all unified that the changing of someone's heart or attitude is a vital part of the roadmap to success.
Slow, steady, and non-argumentative dialogues is the recipe that I follow when discussing issues. As I recall, the turtle won the race - slow and steady.
I try not to raise my voice. Above all, I listen intently. Again, if the goal is to change someone's heart, they first must know that you care enough to listen to their point of view. Remember the 1960s show "Dragnet"? (I've watched courtesy of TV Land). A repeated phrase in that show when interrogating a witness is, "just the fact ma'am." Stick to the facts when making your point and move on. Don't let your emotions play into your conversation.
Just like Moses learned, real reform in government will not take place until those in power have a change a heart.
Believe that people want the truth
Act by listening first and talking second
Serve others first