I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom how great is that? – Soledad O'Brien
A Few Things We Waste Time & Resources Doing
1. Hating other people
Hate is a destructive cancerous evil that left to fester kills. It kills dreams, good moods, relationships, ideas, self concept, and self esteem. It is a fundamental principle in racism, rape, abuse, oppression and inequality.
2. Running from Change
Change happens, its uncomfortable, but a necessary part of life. Change is a blessing wrapped in mystery.
3. Failing to liveout greatness
So often we end up abused and lose hold of how valuable we are. We stop believing in our own abilities to succeed. Or some individuals get so competitive with others, that to succeed they believe someone else needs to be doing poorly for them to do well. Both are irrational beliefs based in insecurity. Greatness is apart of the essence of every human spirit and it dwells within us all.
4. Investing in toxic relationships
Sometime we stay with people despite how horribly they treat us because at least there is some comfortable and stability in being with them. But in toxic relationships the cost are to detrimental and do not out weigh the few benefits.
5. Being disingenuous
“be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde
6. Acting if racism doesn’t exists, “I don’t see color”, ” I’m color blind”
As an African American female I see color all the time. I see it when I look in the mirror, in the white washing of Hollywood, in the history books written with White heroes and minority servants, and in the academic theories that negate the existence of minority intellect. If you don’t see color its probably because you have the privilege not to.
7. Holding grudges and failing to frequently practice forgiveness
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections
“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”
― Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile
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