Hi everyone. I hope you all had a great thanksgiving or if you don’t celebrate that holiday that at least you had a great day that day. Today I wanted to talk about being you. Yes, you. I believe most of us are lying to ourselves when we say we are being who we really are or want to be. I know I have lied to myself for most of my life and that I still lie to myself here and there. I think for myself part of the reason I lie to myself is in fear of what I would do if I started being honest with myself. Should we really be afraid though? For me personally I know it is kind of frightening and perhaps it is the same for you as well, but we must not let fear control our lives. We need to stop lying to ourselves and be what and who we are meant to be. This won’t be an easy journey, but it is definitely one we all need to make if we hope to have the kind of happy lives we all deserve. Remember, as Joseph Campbell quotes, the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”
Today while hanging out with a friend I realized that while it is important to grow one’s personal network it doesn’t equate to having a true friend. So I would like to share my thoughts on what makes a true friend for me.
- They got your back.
- They actually give a damn about your thoughts and feelings.
- They enjoy your company.
I think these are the qualities that differentiate a friend from just an acquaintance in your network.
What are some things you guys feel are most important in a true friend?
“Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.”
Life is a never ending journey for obtaining true wisdom. We can set all the goals we want or dream of the most amazing things possible, but without the knowledge to back it up these goals and dreams remain but a fantasy awaiting to be released from the prisons of our minds. As a society it is our moral duty not only to ourselves, but for the sake of bettering the lives of others that we continuously educate ourselves of all things of the universe. We know many things; yet, we know so little. So the next time you feel you are bored or think that there is nothing to do go pick up a book and learn something new or relearn something because life is a never ending journey toward true wisdom.
If there is something you have learned recently please share it with us. We would love to hear about it. Thanks for sharing.
“An investment of knowledge pays the best interest.”
“Take a small seed and with time and good nurturing you will have your reward.”
To often we want to start off running before we even know how to walk. Even though we are taught to be patient and delay gratification the examples we see contradict what we hear. This is why the majority of the world population is only middle class or poor. However, you can choose to be different from the majority.
One of my goals in life is to be a great philanthropist. I would love to form multiple foundations that I could donate to and know personally that they will be working on causes I believe are important and would benefit others in need. Sadly at this point of my life I am not in such a position to be doing that, but it doesn’t mean I can’t start small and work up to that big goal. So here is a basic plan I have in order to achieve this goal:
- Minimize my bad debts.
- Work on building multiple streams of income.
- Learn about the causes that are important to me.
- Gain skills and knowledge that can be used to help society overall. (This one is one that I feel we all need to work on.)
This list is not comprehensive or detailed, but it is nonetheless an important list. The reason for it being important is because this is my reminder of my goals that will eventually lead to one of my really big goals which is to be a great philanthropist. So write down some goals you want to accomplish and then write up a general list of how you are going to reach one of those goals. After you have done that if you don’t mind sharing some of your goals or list please do so in the comment section. I would really love to read about your goals.
“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”
~Harvey S. Firestone