3/15/2017, noon | Updated on 3/15/2017, noon
from Rev. Dr. Derrick B. Wells,
Senior Minister of Christ Universal Temple
When taking up the critical work involved in modifying the direction in which our lives may be going, one of the most fundamental things we can do is change the way we think about ourselves. Unfortunately, we
sometimes overlook this simple, if not so easy step.
Whether we realize it or not, the way we think becomes the basis upon and from which we speak and act. Rare is the occasion when we outperform the things we declare about ourselves. In order to speak life, we must think life. When we change the way we think, we immediately empower ourselves to change the way we speak.
Being responsible for the way we think, speak, and believe gives us
the immediate ability to respond when life seems out-of-whack. There are more than enough challenges in the world already and sometimes life can be really difficult.
Why add to the difficulties by discouraging yourself every day with
negative self-talk? As it has been said, “Don’t fill your boat with water. The storm will do that all on its own.” Each of us needs a champion, a coach, and a cheerleader.
Become your own encourager, your own cheerleader. Every time you do a good job, don’t just let it pass; give yourself a compliment.
Every time you choose discipline over indulgence, don’t tell yourself that you should have anyway; recognize how much you are
helping yourself. When you make a mistake, learn from it and improve,
but don’t beat yourself up and relive the mistake without getting the lesson.
Be patient with yourself. You may not be a finished work just yet. Every constructive thing you can say to yourself will help.
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