March 12, 2019
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The people I respect the most are those who don’t let adversity take them down. These are folks who believe in themselves to the point that they exhibit the strength needed to cope with whatever happens in their lives.
These people are people just like you and me. The difference from some of us is that they have decided not to waste time agonizing over difficulties, they just deal with whatever is going on the best they can and move on. Those who believe in themselves do not depend on others to solve their problems they do it themselves.
Here is apiece I picked up that I think is right on, I hope you will too.
Believe in Yourself
There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be.
That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down.
But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.
There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them.
Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are.
So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be.
Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.
Keep Believing in Yourself!
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
Patient: It isn’t possible that I’m as overweight as you say I am.
Doctor: Maybe you would prefer to look at it in a different way. According to this chart, you’re about 10 inches too short.
Whoever said nothing is impossible never tried slamming a revolving door.
A troop of Boy Scouts was being used as “guinea pigs” in a test of emergency systems. A mock earthquake was staged, and the Scouts impersonated wounded persons who were to be picked up and cared for by the emergency units.
One Scout was supposed to lie on the ground and await his rescuers, but the first-aid people got behind schedule, and the Scout lay “wounded” for several hours.
When the first-aid squad arrived where the casualty was supposed to be, they found nothing but a brief note: “Have bled to death and gone home.”
“Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.”
The flower vendor was an old hand at unloading his last few bunches. Appealing to a businessman on his way home, the vendor said, “How about a nice bunch of roses to surprise your wife?”
“Haven’t got a wife,” responded the businessman gruffly.
“Then how about some carnations for your girlfriend?” proposed the vendor without missing a beat.
“Haven’t got a girlfriend.”
“You lucky guy!” The vendor broke into a big smile. “Buy both bunches to celebrate!”
How come wrong numbers are never busy?
The ninety five year old woman at the nursing home received a visit from one of her fellow church members.
“How are you feeling?” the visitor asked.
“Oh,” said the lady, “I’m just worried sick!”
“What are you worried about, dear?” her friend asked. “You look like you’re in good health. They are taking care of you, aren’t they?”
“Yes, they are taking very good care of me.”
“Are you in any pain?” she asked.
“No, I have never had a pain in my life.”
“Well, what are you worried about?” her friend asked again.
The lady leaned back in her rocking chair and slowly explained her major worry – “Every close friend I ever had has already died and gone on to heaven. I’m afraid they’re all wondering where I went and why.”
I’m tired of reality – I want a fairy godmother!
Mrs. Smith was in the habit of having long conversations on the telephone, sometimes going on over an hour. One day she hung up after only 25 minutes.
“What’s the matter?” asked her husband. “You had less than half an hour conversation on the phone.”
“I got a wrong number,” replied Mrs. Smith.
“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.”
A newsboy was standing on the corner with a stack of papers, yelling, “Read all about it. Fifty people swindled! Fifty people swindled!”
Curious, a man walked over, bought a paper, and checked the front page. Finding nothing, the man said, “There’s nothing in here about fifty people being swindled.”
The newsboy ignored him and went on, calling out, “Read all about it.
Fifty-one people swindled!”
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.”
Mark Victor Hansen
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