All relations require boldness. A friend may be hurting, but you see no evidence. A business client may need something, but you see no evidence. In this, you hear a calm voice telling you, “Suggest,” or, “Wait,” or, “Patience.” The voice isn’t lying, but believing requires confidence.
When in need, we don’t send honest signals. Sad people look angry. Lonely people look arrogant. Arrogant people seem humble. Confused people act bossy. Insecure people perform like rock stars; many are.
It takes blind trust to see the evidence, perhaps a little experience can help us be certain. Confidence opens up hope. · · · →
The next doorway to cross through is easy; just head on in. Getting there was the hard part. Once you’re inside, get right to work. But, don’t let the threshold seem more difficult than it is. Just one step—that’s all you need.
Seasonal changes are like this. What we got used to retrained our habits. Over years, we re-learned a way to work and survive and thrive, but then comes this change for what we strove for all along. You wouldn’t drive your car through your living room. So, open the car door, then the house door, then enter. · · · →
Depending on how much time one spent in school, being bold can seem like not being yourself. As much as we can learn from the focused intensity of a classroom, the price is an acceptance to unnecessary control. When you make the decisions that lead to a thriving, vibrant life, it will always run contrary to classroom conditioning. So, when you step out into the boldness you will need to make and keep your business and family, it may seem a little fake; it’s not.
Being your bold, honest self goes as a package. Enslaved thinking is the real fakery. · · · →
Inside every moment is a universe unto itself. Our mind time can empower us or cripple us—and it usually is the source of our power or brokenness. The sneaky part is whether our mind time contains ourselves or others.
Life should be about others; our mind time should not be. When other people live in your mind, you are not taking responsibility. When we spend our time thinking about others, we never have the mind to consider others—it’s different. Obsessing about other people invades their universe and neglects our own. Tending to your own universe is utterly selfless. · · · →