My Incredible Self

Psychologists claim that the number one problem that people constantly confront is how they think about themselves. Are people actually wrestling with the concept of understanding themselves? To say the least, people generally illustrate the level of their self-esteem by how much they attempt to change their outward appearance rather than focusing on their inner self.

How you feel about yourself should be 10 percent exterior, and 90 percent interior. A person’s house can look immaculate on the outside, but unfortunately, people do not live outside of their homes. Feeling good about yourself begins with how you feel internally about you. If you place all your stock on your exterior, your self-esteem is actually unhealthy.

What if you gained 50 pounds or more or crashed into an on-coming vehicle while driving your car, and your face became severely scarred; or your health quickly deteriorated, leaving you physically incapacitated? Since how you feel about yourself is based mostly on your physical appearance, if any of these three things occurred, it would drive your self-esteem in the basement.

I am not suggesting that the exterior does not matter; but what I am alluding to is that you have a natural propensity to give more credence to a part of yourself that does not equate to your inner most recesses. Who determines if you are unattractive, weak, or worthless? It certainly cannot be other people; because they don’t live in your skin. You determined that how you feel is the way you are. This is the furthest from the truth. Your feelings (emotions) are the imagination (pictures) of your thoughts. Change what you think, and your feelings will shift as well. Do not simply think of yourself as incredible, believe that you are incredible; and thus, you will live an incredible life.

An Excerpt from Marianne Williamson, “Our Greatest Fear”

  • Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
  • Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
  • It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
  • We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Education does not Guarantee Success

Do You Need Education For Success
Have you noticed how the cleverest people at school are not those who make it in life? What you learn at school are facts, known facts. Your job at school is to accumulate and remember facts. The more you can remember, the better you do. People who are conventionally clever get jobs on their qualifications (the past), not on their desire to succeed (the future).

Over ninety-five percent of the wealthy in the world admitted in having to abandon their educational background in order to make it in the real world of business. Classroom textbooks and degrees are over rated because the ones with the drive to dream and succeed will always employ the ones that thrive to succeed in the classroom.

Is one person better than the other because one person makes less money than the other does? No! Jesus never magnified poverty or criticized the legitimate getting of wealth. God made all things, including food, clothing, and precious metals. God has declared that all things He has made are good (Gen. 1:31).

God knows that we need certain things in order to live (Matt. 6:32). Material wealth gives a dangerous, false sense of security, and that feeling ends in tragedy. The birds and lilies do not fret and worry; yet they have God’s wealth in ways that man cannot duplicate. All of nature depends on God, and God never fails. Only mortal man depends on money, and money always fails. Keep in mind what Paul declared about money, “that the love of money is the root to all evil.” However, money itself has no evil or good qualities. That, my friend, is simply passed on by the possessor of it.