Thursday, July 10, 2014

Up Close and Personal

I've decided to take my writing here to the next level. To a deeper level if possible. I've been emboldened by a great writer whose name is Ben Hewitt.

He seems to know how to write about his life with just the right amount of self revelation and he manages to keep it interesting. At least for me and a couple other people.

So along those lines I would like to offer some affirmations that I've been working on recently that I don't mind having the world know.

They are:
Some beliefs that I have that I want to change. Maybe they will inspire you to think about what beliefs you have that are holding you back from living life to the fullest.

Here I state the belief and then I ask a question: Is it (the belief) true? Is it really true?
Then I answer and write a new belief that I want to adopt.

I don’t have what it takes to be a success.
How should I know? Maybe I do maybe I don’t. The only way to find out is to try something. Not trying will surely result in me not being a success. 
NEW: I have what it takes to be a success. 
I don’t have the drive to succeed.
What kind of drive does a person need? I have the drive I have. I don’t have the drive someone else has and comparing myself to another person and their drive is fruitless. I have the drive I have and I accept that and use the drive I have to get the success I get.
NEW: I have the drive I need to be a success.

I’m mediocre really.
What is mediocre? Who is to judge what mediocre is?  How does this thought help?
NEW: I am the best that I can be. Always.

I’m going to get hurt if I try anything risky.
It’s possible so I minimize the chances of getting hurt and then make my choices accordingly. Only I can decide to do something risky and if I want to opt out of a risky thing that’s my choice and I don’t listen to anyone even my inner voice especially if it’s accusing me of being a wimp if I don’t do it. It’s MY neck no one else's. I decide what I want to do or not do.
NEW: I trust in my instinct to keep me safe.
I’m too old and it’s too late to try something new or start a career.
      It’s never too late unless I’m lying on my death bed.
NEW: Seize the day. Now is the first day of the rest of your life.

People are just humoring me when they like my work.
Maybe they do maybe they don't. How would I know this? Furthermore who cares about what they think or don’t think. It only matters that I enjoy the things that I do
NEW: I like what I do and that is all that matters.

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