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Vol. 14    No. 17
AUGUST 26, 2019
Stay Focused and Believe
228,481
I think there is a verse from the Bible that admonishes people to
not listen to the news of distant wars or earthquakes, but stay
focused in what you need to do in life. I have always believed in
that.

Believe in what your goal is, stay focused on what you need to
do and do it as well as you can to the best of your ability and let
everything else take care of itself.

To the extent humanly possible in this sometimes wicked world,
stay true to yourself and what you believe in for at the end of the
day —and at the end of your life — these are things that will help
you recognize who you are and allow you to be at peace with
yourself. No amount of money or exalted position can give you
this sense of who you are, which doesn’t mean you shouldn’t
strive for excellence and all that it offers. Just don’t trade your
soul to the devil in exchange for worldly gain.

Always remember that you didn’t get to where you are in this
world on your own. Only the self-centered and people totally
focused on their own lives fail to see the helping hands that
have been there to boost them up at each phase of their lives.
Even the “self-made man” has been reliant on the efforts of
others to get where they are.

Many times, we may think that we have busted down the door of
opportunity for ourselves, failing to see the person on the other
side who opened the door for us at the moment we were ready
to enter through that next passageway in our lives. Now it was
important that we put our shoulder down to bust through that
door because it wouldn’t happen if we don’t. It’s just important
to remember that there are other forces and people in play that
helped make that door of opportunity open at the moment that
you needed it to open.

It’s also important to be humble in life because who we become
is sometimes as much to do with quirks of fate as it does with
our own efforts to achieve. As we try, try and try again, we put
ourselves in the position to take advantage of those quirks in
life. But it is always important to remember that “By the grace of
God, go I.” There isn’t all that much different between the rich
person and the poor person in the context of the vastness of the
universe. --
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