Self Improvement

by Daniel · 2 comments

“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.” — Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Possibility thinking goes contrary to what we have learned in this world. We learn critical thinking, never to accept anything at face value. Challenge and confirm all theory. We have restaurant critics, movie critics, on and on… we learn how to “productively criticize” our colleagues or subordinates. Then on a personal side, we are continually questioning ourselves looking for the flaw(s).

I was with a friend recently that said to me they had been going to “CODA” meetings. He said that the meetings seemed to be good, they are focused on overcoming the challenges of codependence. But, he said they seem to slant towards the negative and his conversations after the meetings were always about how “sick we are”. He then told me that he had started to attend “Toastmasters”. He said these professionals are all positive and helpful people. Lawyers, Doctors and sales people all looking to improve in their lives and are helpful in guiding him as well. He said that his conversations after the meetings were always positive and helpful, he then looked at me for a moment and said, “You are right, I feel better when I am improving and not focusing on my weaknesses”.

We are here for a flicker, we need to focus on what is right in our lives and how we can improve it. We need to focus on the best in us and the worst will slip away. We are powerful beyond measure we simply need to believe! Life is good…

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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Daniel April 9, 2012 at 7:52 am

“For with God, nothing is impossible.” -Matthew 17:20
The “Ten Commandments” for handling God’s ideas:

1. I will vote “yes” to an idea even if “it’s impossible.”

2. I will never block a helpful thought because it entails problems, or wait to begin until I find solutions.

3. I will welcome a possibility even if I’ve never done it before or can’t imagine how it could be done.

4. I will design my plan to lessen the risk of failure.

5. I will cooperate in supporting a potentially good idea even if I can see something wrong with it.

6. I will never squelch a creative idea because no one else has ever succeeded in perfecting it.

7. I will declare any constructive concept to be possible even though I lack the time, money, brains, energy, talent, or skill to explore it.

8. I will never discard a plan or project just because it’s imperfect.

9. I will never resist a proposal because I didn’t think of it, won’t get the credit for it, won’t personally benefit from it, or may not live to see and enjoy it.

10. I will never quit because I’ve reached the end of the rope. I will tie a knot and hang on!

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