Tag: Beliefs

Your Personal Declaration of Life

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”   Helen Keller The BELIEFS and VALUES of America as summarized in- The Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that...

How firm is your Foundation?

“Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.”  William James Our Beliefs form the foundation for our lives. We are either building our lives on sinking sand or on solid rock. We build our whole lives on what we believe,...

Trojan Horses

“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.”  John Lilly “The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise.” Charles Sanders Peirce Lessons in Leadership- Trojan Horse Beliefs The Trojan Horse was supposedly used by the Greeks in...

Why and What, How and Where?

  “There is no exit from the circle of one’s beliefs.”  Keith Lehrer “Out of our beliefs are born deeds; out of our deeds we form habits; out of our habits grows our character; and on our character we build our destiny.”  Henry Hancock What’s in your Box? Beliefs and Values Beliefs are what is true to you regardless of whether is it actually true....

Who’s the captain of your ship?

“You are the captain of your own ship; don't let anyone else take the wheel.”  Michael Josephson “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”  Bertha Calloway (attributed) Lessons and Leadership- Winds & Currents or Sails & Rudders? It is so easy to allow the winds and currents of life to determine where we go. Many of us are where we are...