Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What is Your Reach?

"It doesn't matter what I do" is one of the comments that drives me insane. Many people don't realize the importance of their reach. This comment usually comes from people who have very little self esteem. One of the casualties of the 1980s and 1990s is the "Let's build the kid's self esteem first" idea. Here is a newsflash for you: You cannot build someone else's self esteem. This is only accomplished by completing something.

If you don't think that what you do matters, take a moment of personal reflection on your life. Chances are you are in life due to the words or beliefs of someone else. Many people are paralyzed by the beliefs of a negative spouse, parent, teacher, or other person who had no darn business telling you what to do with your life.

My challenge to you is this: TODAY- Reflect on where you are and what negative beliefs you may possess. Make the decision that today is a new day and you will no longer be held captive to these beliefs.

Also, find 5 people to encourage today. This may be commenting on someone's new hair style, thanking the mailman, or simply smiling at a stranger. This is one of the most lucrative ways to pay the gift of life forward.

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