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Overcoming Fear and Taking Action: You Can Make History

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” -Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The outcome of today has yet to be determined, therefore it doesn’t exist yet.

Do not fear what doesn’t exist.

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear” -Jack Canfield

“Nothing is impossible to the one who believes.”

Today, your impossible is waiting to be done!

Start with the tree in front of you, and the forest will follow. You’re not just tackling a task; you’re rewriting your story, one moment, one swing at a time.

“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will” -W. Clement Stone

YOU get to determine the outcome of today by what YOU do with every moment YOU have.

Take a deep breath, trust your training, and give yourself to the moment.

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs

BELIEVE in who you are and go make history!!!

Keywords: Fear, Action, Belief

Action Item:

Take a moment to identify one thing you've been fearing or hesitating to pursue. Break it down into smaller, manageable steps, and commit to taking the first step today. Remember, action is the antidote to fear, and by taking that first step, you're already on your way to achieving your goals!

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1/12/24

January 12, 20243 min read

The Honesty Imperative: Navigating Life with Integrity

Daily Value - 1/12/24

“It is more from carelessness about the truth than from intentional lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.” -Samuel Johnson

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”  -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The easiest way to make an honest living is to start by living honestly.

For “Honesty is the first step to an abundant life.” –Lao Tzu

This is not just a moral choice, but a path to profound understanding and fulfilled existence.

“Honesty is not only the deepest policy, but the highest wisdom.” -Charles Caleb Colton


So, “When in doubt, tell the truth.” -Mark Twain

Because “Honesty is the rarest of all virtues; it is the strongest thread that holds the fabric of society.” –George Bernard Shaw

Summary: This post centers on the importance and value of honesty in life. It conveys that falsehood often arises from carelessness rather than malice. The post highlights the moral and practical benefits of living honestly, suggesting that honesty leads to understanding, fulfillment, and an abundant life. Common words like 'honesty,' 'truth,' and 'understanding' relate to the theme of integrity and its impact on personal and societal well-being.

Common Words:

  • Honesty and Truth: Emphasize the significance of being truthful and honest in life.

  • Understanding and Fulfillment: Highlight how honesty leads to deeper understanding and a more fulfilled existence.

  • Integrity and Society: Discuss the role of honesty in maintaining the fabric of society and personal morality.

Today's Action "Homework" Items:

  1. Reflect on a recent situation where you faced a moral choice and write down the outcomes of choosing honesty.

  2. Commit to practicing complete honesty in your interactions for a day and journal about the experience.

Suggested Readings:

  • "The Rambler" by Samuel Johnson - Offers profound reflections on truth, morality, and human nature.

  • "Strength to Love" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - A collection of sermons that includes thoughts on truth, justice, and moral courage.

  • "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu - Ancient Chinese text that discusses principles for a virtuous and fulfilling life, including honesty.

  • "Lacon" by Charles Caleb Colton - Contains aphorisms and reflections on various subjects, including honesty as wisdom.

  • "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain - A novel that, among its themes, explores the consequences and value of honesty.

  • Works of George Bernard Shaw, such as "Man and Superman" - Offers insights into societal norms and the importance of honesty.

Famous Authors:

  • Samuel Johnson (1709-1784): An English writer, poet, and lexicographer, known for his wit and moral insights.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968): An American Baptist minister and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, known for his advocacy of truth and justice.

  • Lao Tzu (604–531 bc): An ancient Chinese philosopher and writer, traditionally considered the author of the "Tao Te Ching."

  • Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832): An English cleric, writer, and collector known for his witty aphorisms.

  • Mark Twain (1835-1910): An American writer, humorist, and social critic, celebrated for his keen observations of human nature.

  • George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950): An Irish playwright, critic, and polemicist, known for his influence on Western theatre and culture.

Until tomorrow.

-Pat

Pat Davitt

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