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Everyone has a comfort zone or a “confidence zone.” A comfort zone is the place in which we feel the most confident. It’s the place where all is well. For many, it’s the difference between true success and average success or doing just enough to get by.
I believe a person’s comfort zone is determined by two fears: fear of rejection and fear of failure. The distance between the two is what makes up the comfort zone. We have to remember that everyone fails from time to time; just remind yourself that it’s not fatal, just temporary. The wider the space, the greater the capacity we’ll have to succeed and try new things. We can then attempt and achieve more. The less space between the two, the more we limit our abilities and potential.
Out of the box:
In a large zone, we feel the safest and the most confident. If you take people higher, they will work to get back to the place where they are the most comfortable. If you take them lower, they will do the same. People with a wide comfort zone will think in terms like, “What if I can?” Those that are average and limit themselves think in terms of, “What if I can’t?” There’s a big difference.
Let’s try not to limit ourselves by being average. If we strive to grow and develop in this area, the sky’s the limit.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ 7:56 AM CDT
Psychology developed what is called the humanistic perspective, in which human nature is viewed as basically good.
This is the philosophy that rules over our Western society. The world’s philosophy is creating a world that continually is getting more and more selfish. This philosophy is in direct contrast to the word of God.
The Bible teaches us that human nature is sin nature. Matthew 15:19: For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. Another verse adds coveting, wickedness, deceit, envy, pride — all these evil things come from within.
God says our nature is not good, and the only way to truly change that is by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior and inviting God into your heart and mind to change this selfish human nature. Only God can do that. Only God can satisfy our spiritual hunger. Nothing else the world seeks can — not power, money, success, nor individualism.
See, if you adopt the humanistic philosophy of life, there is no need for a savior — no need for God. This type of thinking is creating a very selfish mentality: thinking only about me — where God says to die to self and begin to take on His characteristics.
Your choice what philosophy you choose to live by. One leads to eternal death, and one leads to eternal life — you choose.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 7:35 AM CDT
How we think about ourselves, our family life, our work life, etc., is very important.
It will determine our success or failure and how much we are willing to attempt and accomplish in life. It will determine the health and welfare of our families and all of our relationships. Our self-concept will determine whom we associate with.
A self-defeating mindset:
It will limit us in all of these areas. People with this line of thinking will continue in a cycle of bitterness, depression, anger, cynicism, and low self-esteem. They will always be overwhelmed and refuse any help so that they can do it themselves. They’ll say things like: “I’ve done too many bad things for God to forgive me.” This person self-sabotages because they devalue their life.
Here are some ways to defeat self-defeat:
- Complete something like a project, so you can think better of yourself and let go of bitterness and a critical spirit.
- Be able to identify this pattern of thinking immediately and recognize the symptoms so that you can begin to humble yourself and seek help.
- Allow God to heal your hearts and minds, and realize you are valuable and you do have worth.
Ask God to begin to heal you and help you to become a person who believes in yourself, and to realize that, by the sacrifice of Jesus, He has made you worthy to receive good things.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 6:44 AM CDT
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