Credo – My 8 Beliefs

Credo – My 8 Beliefs

My 8 Beliefs

  1. Know thyself. Live your authentic self. Find out what that means. The cheapest form of therapy involves a journal. Lay out what you want, where you want to go, what makes you happy, what you like, what you don’t like, and then use that knowledge to build a plan and path forward to your goals.
  2. Live by choice, not by chance. I accept that fate does not determine my life path but rather the choices I make. Empower yourself through choice and realize there is no such thing as destiny. There is no grand plan. If you do nothing, you should expect nothing.
  3. Fear of failure is fear of success. You will always regret not trying something more than you will failing at it. Have some confidence in yourself, fake it till you make it you have to, but calculate the risks and move on it if it speaks to you. Produce something, bring it to fruition, make it tangible. Just don’t do nothing because you’re afraid that things won’t go right.
  4. Possess a growth mindset. Too many people believe they’re incapable of achievement. They confuse poor time management skills, an ability to set goals, failure to realize the power of effort, or any other excuse for an inability to learn the something new they need to get themselves to the next level. You should constantly be reading, staying informed, and improving your knowledge base. There is nothing you can’t master. Just make sure you focus your energy on things that matter and not get distracted on those that do not.
  5. Gratitude is the best attitude. All of us go through times of self doubt, frustration, and feelings of inadequacy. But if you simply remind yourself of all that you already have you’ll greatly improve your outlook. Although someone may have it better than you, many others have it worse. Be as thankful for the simple things as you are the big things and you’ll be able to improve your mood instantly.
  6. Relationships have value. I used to think you could go at it alone, but you need other people. Find mentors, meet new people, network with others, and nurture those relationships. Most importantly, realize that those you associate with influence how you see yourself. If someone is not happy for you when you succeed or supportive of your goals, cut them out of your life. If someone is constantly depressed and frustrated, guess what, you will soon be too. Constantly seek out authentic, wholesome people, and you will be one as well.
  7. Be present. Our minds have a fantastic ability to travel deep into the past and far into the future, but struggle focusing on the present. Being present is the goal of meditation and the crux of mindfulness. It is difficult to be present, but when your mind starts racing and you find yourself getting too deep into your thoughts, try bringing your mind into a better place by being in the now.
  8. Guard your health. Getting enough rest, eating right, and exercising can influence how we see ourselves and how others see us. It can also guard against how we spend our later years. Although some health issues are unavoidable, you should realize that a lot of ailments that afflict people are lifestyle based. I have come in contact with people in their fifties who struggle and others in their eighties who lead active lives. One day your health will fail you, try to postpone that moment as long as possible.
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