When I was in college I had a teacher who handed each one of us a Styrofoam cup. At the front of the class he had his own cup that was full of water. He then began to explain how the full cup represented what he felt like after completing college [Read more…]
I was recently reading Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success. He made a claim in the chapter about positive mental attitude(PMA) that it is impossible to maintain PMA without a definite purpose. What does he mean by definite purpose? It would be like Henry Ford having a purpose of making the automobile affordable so everyone can see God’s wide open spaces. [Read more…]
Recently I was asked if it is possible for someone who seems hopelessly negative to learn to think positive. I could appreciate the question as I personally have had a very melancholy view of the world. The answer I gave is exactly what I have learned for myself over the years. [Read more…]
Humility is one of the foundational concepts we teach at SFT Awareness. It is a concept that some people are afraid to practice for fear of becoming a doormat. There are others who practice it as a doormat proving the former correct. However, it is false to view humility in the doormat perspective. [Read more…]
I once attended the funeral visitation of a six year old girl who died of cancer. She had battled this disease most of her short life. I gave the mother a hug and told her how sorry I was. She said to me, “I’m just thankful I had the opportunity to know her. I would have never known love like I do if I had not known her.”
This mother’s statement was so profound that it took me back and has stuck with me for years. This mother had gone through so much and yet she was grateful. It was mind boggling to me.