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One strong belief - #Trust30 - Day 3

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

The world is powered by passionate people, powerful ideas, and fearless action. What’s one strong belief you possess that isn’t shared by your closest friends or family? What inspires this belief, and what have you done to actively live it?

And I thought the first day was a challenge... I wonder if I will be able to keep this up for 30 days... What is a strong belief I have that others don't?

I'm a strong believer in a Samurai wisdom saying: "Fight your wars." This does not imply going to war. It implies doing what you have to do. Which leads me to a buddhism wisdom that says: "Speak when you must, be quiet when you don't have to speak." It also can be connected, strangely enough to one of David Allen's visions on getting things done, the two minute rule. Although, sometimes the wars referred to will take more than two minutes. Also, I hope I'm not the only person in my living and working environment that has this belief.

It is easy to postpone things you have a hard time with. These are the things you will never feel like doing. You will never find the time to do them. But... these are the things that obstruct other things on your plate, even the fun or easy ones. I have found that when you "fight your wars" you always feel relieved afterwards. So... go ahead, fight one of your wars today.



This post was written because I committed to the pledge to create something on my blog or journal for 30 days, following the Trust Yourself prompts beginning May 31st.

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