“I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me” ~Henry Ford. A couple things stand out to me with this quote. First… that I used to blame God for all the bad in the world. Second… that I was always asking God to do things for me. Now I can see that both ideas were kinda crazy. Good things happen when God is managing things… & bad happens when I take over. Also, my prayers don’t work when I’m telling God what to do for me… they do get answered when I’m asking God what I can do for Him. The goal for today: quit playing God! Have a great day everybody!
I’m terrible at asking for help! I always have been… & I still am at times. This is a problem that I need to resolve. I know the root cause is fear. I’m afraid that people will think “Maybe this guy doesn’t really know what he is talking about after all.” In my sane moments I know that what people would really think of me having a problem is “It’s nice to see that he is human after all.” I don’t ever want to be a hypocrite… & more importantly, I don’t want people to lose faith in the solution just because I fall short in practicing it at times. The goal for today: be human! Have a great day everybody!
Is being right more important than being helpful? I know a lot about alcoholism & drug addiction… & I help a lot of people. But if someone were to prove my methods wrong, I would concede to that immediately, because I am far more concerned with you getting well & staying alive than I am with me being right. Humility is something that I was lacking most of my life… but these days, when push comes to shove, your life is far more important than my ego. The goal for today: be confident & strong… but know that humility is where real wisdom comes from! Have a great day everybody!
Humble: Having or showing a consciousness of ones defects; modest.
I was always afraid to admit that I made a mistake. I thought that admission would make me look stupid… but in reality it was my inability to admit my mistakes that made me look bad. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone screws up, everyone does dumb shit at times, but the only time it turns into a major problem is when we refuse to admit it. The goal for today: admit my mistakes… even when know one else in the world is willing to admit theirs! Have a great day everybody!
“You don’t get anywhere by yourself” ~Matt Ryan. We are not in this life alone… we cannot succeed at life alone… we simply are not built to be alone. We must be humble enough to accept help… & selfless enough to give that help out freely to others. We are all in this together & until we truly understand what that means, we stay stuck… right here… divided. If God intended for us to be alone, He wouldn’t have created 7 billion of us. The goal for today: know that humility + selflessness = unity… & unity means we don’t have to do this alone! Have a great day everybody!
“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line” ~Archimedes. This Principle doesn’t only apply to math, it also applies to life in general. For example: I can list all of my problems… such as co-dependency, relationship troubles, anxiety, drug addiction, alcoholism, depression, people pleasing, etc. etc. Or… I can take the straight line & acknowledge that fear is the underlying cause of ALL of my problems. The goal for today: stop taking the long way around… & let’s get straight to the solution! Have a great day everybody!
I don’t have much money to give you. I don’t really have any material goods to give you. But life isn’t really about giving each other stuff anyway. Don’t get me wrong, there isn’t anything wrong with giving someone a gift… unless that’s all I’m giving you. Every single one of us has a heart full of kindness, love, respect, caring & understanding… maybe we should be more concerned with giving those things to the people around us. The goal for today: whether it is mental, emotional or physical… give from the heart! Have a great day everybody!