Belief in Yourself

Belief in yourself is the starting point.  There are going to be people who don’t believe in you.  People who don’t think you can do something.  The trap we sometimes fall into is believing those people, and stop believing in ourselves.

A close family friend reminded me growing up that my mother treated me like a Prince.  She raised me to believe I could do anything I set my mind to.  And I believed her, which developed a belief in myself.  And it worked.  Anything I set my mind to I was in fact able to accomplish.

Over the years through different ups and downs, that belief started to wane.  I actually started to get the label (or I perceived I got the label) village idiot in my family.  And I started believing it.  The Prince mentality that I had grown up was replaced with belief that I couldn’t really accomplish much of anything.  It almost got so far as to believe that I was a loser to some degree.

But when the family friend reminded me of how I was raised, something woke up inside of me.

I believe in myself again, and that’s the start.

 

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Lunch with my friend Paul, the Trump Supporter

So as I suggested to others, I decided to sit and break bread with my friend Paul who is an ardent Trump supporter.

I thought the discussion was going to get into weeds of what he believed and what I believed, and we’d need a team of fact checkers just to be able to agree on whether it was Monday or Tuesday.

It was a completely different meeting.  We Continue reading

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Word is Bond

Lesson number 1 if we are numbering is really that your word is your bond.

This is *the* most important thing.

If you say you are going to do something or be someplace, do it or be there.  If things change as they do (only constant in the world is change) just update someone.  Let them know you are running late or won’t make it.

Now, before I continue let me give you some background on my use of Scriptures.

If I quote the Bible or the Qur’aan or the Bhagavad Gita, or the Enum Elish, or the Gospel of Barnabas or the Egyptian Book of the Dead or any religious text, Continue reading

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