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Posted on05. Oct, 2012 by Setema Gali.
The answer: Make and keep commitments to yourself. Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. And then make and keep commitments to others. Rinse and repeat.
I learned this from Stephen R. Covey, author of New York Times best-selling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (one of the best books on leadership, growth and personal development, go read the book.) I applied it and yes, it is true. That’s the only way you’ll know it works. Practice, practice and practice.
When you make and keep commitments to yourself, you build trust within yourself. Trust = Confidence. When you keep your word, you build trust and confidence within yourself. Suddenly, what other people think about you matter less, because what you think about yourself comes from a place of power, confidence and certainty. When you keep your word, you become powerful. Try it.
How can others trust you if you can’t trust yourself? Something magical happens when you do everything you say you will do. And something magical happens when you keep your commitments. On the other hand when you hit the snooze button over and over again when you said you would get up, or you don’t show up on time when you said you would . . . you lose trust within yourself. You lose confidence within yourself. You lose.
If you want personal confidence . . .
If you want trust from others . . .
Keep your word. Do what you say you will do. Make and keep commitments to yourself. Inner confidence cannot come from outside sources. It must come from within.
And yes, this is the fastest way to build TRUST and CONFIDENCE. Not only within yourself, but trust and confidence with and from others.
Keep your word. What commitment will you make and keep starting right now?
Posted on02. Nov, 2010 by Setema Gali.
2010 is a crucial and determining year, a season of transition and great change. This change will make the industrial revolution look like a picnic in the park.
I say this as much from a feeling in my heart and soul as any event I might specifically describe.
In 3-5 years you will look back and see the pre-2010 world as strangely different from the one you find yourself living in.
Five years from now you’ll stand in awe and wonder of once mighty empires that have fallen.
By 2020, a company you’ve barely heard of today will be more powerful than Facebook or Google.
The sub-prime mortgage industry has ceased to exist in the US and will doubtfully ever return. Increasing government controls on old industries will force creativity to flee to new territories, because entrepreneurs can always innovate faster than bureaucrats can regulate.
In the 20th century, the top 1 billion people were the #1 driver in the world. [...]
Posted on28. Oct, 2010 by Setema Gali.
People who live in the past (like Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite) are doomed to stay in the past. As they live in the past the present quietly slips by them.
Uncle Rico always wanted to go back to 1982 when he was playing football in High School. Are you constantly looking back to better days, more prosperous days and days when you were “it?”
While drowning in the depths of depression or happiness from the past these people have no clue about the immediate incredible opportunities right in front of them (the present).
It’s paramount that we learn from the past but not live in it.
People who live in the future are constantly worried because the future hasn’t happened yet and the mind will make stuff up all day long to make you scared. That “STUFF” is just crap, garbage, negative kool-aid…don’t drink the kool-aid)
“What if I fail…what if the business doesn’t work out…what if she says no…what if I’m not happy…what if I don’t enjoy it… what if I don’t make money…what if I lose money…what if others laugh at me…”
The “What If” disease has killed and mowed down millions of people far more than the Holocaust and any world war we’ve seen.
Why do I say that? As Victor Frankl so eloquently stated in his great and inspired work “Man’s Search For Meaning” people can take our clothes, our food, our freedom and our money…but they can never take away our ability to choose, our freedom to choose and ability to choose in any given moment how we react and act. [...]