Friday, December 26, 2008

I am Ready to make a Change in 2009

I hope you had a blessed Christmas Day yesterday and took the time to reflect on the true "Reason for the Season"
I am continuing the Principles of Change series written by Lee Green of the Black Business Builders Club. As we look toward 2009 its time for personal and business reflections. here is Principle #6


Okay, take a deep breath here. This one gets a lot of people,
because most of us have been brainwashed all of our lives to
believe a huge lie. We’ve all been taught that we “owe” other
people all sorts of obligations, and that we should expect lots of
things from them in return.

That idea, is essentially ... B.S.!

We waste an incredible amount of time either doing things we don’t
want and don’t have to do, or feeling guilty because we didn’t do
something we “should” have done. We also waste a lot of time and
emotion being disappointed when we don’t get what we expect from

Freedom lies in the other direction.

The truth is, you don’t owe anyone anything and they don’t owe
anything to you. This is all part of the “guilt” thing. It’s good
for us to give to others, but ONLY when and how we choose.

The difference between free people who master their lives and those
who are slaves is easy to spot.

Who sets their priorities?

Free people set their own priorities, while “slaves” allow them to
be set by outsiders.

Your life belongs to you and you alone - and not anyone else. Want
a formula for unhappiness? Make your welfare dependent upon someone
else’s choices. Do you need “support” from those you love? Or
approval from a parent or friend? Or permission from anybody to
pursue your own path? That’s not living - that’s slavery!

Don’t look to anyone else for your success or happiness. That’s
your job and yours alone. You must tend to your own welfare. No one
else will, nor should they.

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