April 20, 2018
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
It seems lately that I keep running across the lessons folks have learned that they offer to others. As I was reviewing some things I have saved I found the following article written by Marc Chernoff that I like. I have had to edit it slightly but you’ll get the idea.
The other day I was talking with a friend about the people we know who hold themselves back. It is a shame that so many of us hide from what we might be because we worry so much about what others might think. I am glad that most of you that I know personally are living freely and enjoy your lives,
9 Things Every Inspired Person (That’s YOU) Should Know
1.Life’s biggest limitations are the ones you make in your mind. Life’s biggest causes of unhappiness are the false beliefs you refuse to let go of. You are capable of far more than you are presently thinking, imagining, doing or being. .
2.You must deal with the world the way it is, not the way you wish it was. Think positive. Life is good. Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting pure gold. Positive thinking isn’t about expecting the best to always happen, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for the moment.
3.What others do is out of your control. Realize that you can’t always count on others to respect your feelings, even if you respect theirs. You only have control over yourself. And as for others, you can only accept them, or walk away.
4.You were not meant to sit at the edge of your comfort zone. Not trying for fear of falling. Your courage will unfold as your resolve takes hold. .
5.You are not like anyone else. Don’t you ever let anyone tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are. In a world of comparison and conformity, take a stand. Express your fears, tears, doubts, and insecurities – let others experience the real you.
6.True love is one-way traffic. It’s a pure flow of giving and expecting nothing in return. Anything else is a contract. Remain clear, remain bright, and remain strong. Love without expectation.
7.You cannot live your life at the mercy of chance. You cannot stumble along with a map marked only with the places you fear, or the places you know you don’t want to revisit. You cannot remain trapped, endlessly, in a state where you are unable to ask for directions, even though you’re terribly lost, because you don’t know your destination. You have to stand up, look at yourself in the mirror, and say, “It isn’t good enough for me to know only what I DON’T want in life. I need to decide what I DO want.”
8.Being genuine is more important than being right. You may say or do all the right things, but if it doesn’t come from the heart, it means nothing. You may not always know the right things to say or do, but if your intent is genuine, then it means the world. When you work from a foundation of truth, you are free to make as many choices, free to make as many mistakes, free to take as much time as necessary to get it right.
9.Your future depends on what you do right now. Challenge yourself to be who you know you are capable of being. Challenge yourself to follow through – to live what you preach, to walk your talk. As long as you keep doing your thing, you’re still cruising far ahead of everyone who’s too scared to even try.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.
A recent widow was crying to a grief counselor. “We were married twenty-five years before he died,” she said, dabbing away a tear. “Never had an argument in all those years.”
“Amazing,” said the counselor. “How did you do it?”
“I outweighed him by forty pounds and he was a coward.”
People are lonely, because they build walls instead of bridges.
We were thoroughly confused. While transcribing medical audiotapes, my co-worker came upon the following garbled diagnosis: “This man has pholenfrometry.” Knowing nothing about that particular condition, she double checked with the doctor. After listening to the tape, he shook his head.
“This man,” he said, translating for her, “has fallen from a tree.”
“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”
He said: When I was a kid, my dad and I had a running joke. If anyone asked what he did for a living, I always said, “He’s a sports mechanic. He fixes boxing matches and horse races.”
Once I answered a teacher this way. She flipped out and summoned my parents. Dad calmed her down by explaining it was a joke.
“So, what do you do?” she asked.
Dad, a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company said, “I sell drugs.”
The only people who listen to both sides of an argument are the neighbors.
A Civil War soldier, who had lost his bayonet, whittled one from wood so that he could pass inspection. He hoped he would not be discovered until the regiment had gone into battle, where he planned to pick one up from a dead soldier.
At inspection, an officer asked to see his bayonet. The soldier stated, “Sir, I promised my father I would not unsheathe my bayonet unless I intended to kill someone with it.”
The Officer insisted that the soldier hand over the bayonet.
Taking it out, the soldier looked skyward and said, “May the Lord change my bayonet to wood for breaking my vow.”
Definition of a teenager? God’s punishment for enjoying sex.
I have five siblings, three sisters and two brothers. One night I was chatting with my Mom about how she had changed as a mother from the first child to the last.
She told me she had mellowed a lot over the years: “When your oldest sister coughed or sneezed, I called the ambulance. When your youngest brother swallowed a dime, I just told him it was coming out of his allowance.”
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
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