very good…and true

A couple of days ago,  NgobesingRomanus posted this on

Believe in your abilities

and asked what people thought.
It’s really quite intriguing and thought provoking:

“If you are going to be successful in creating the life of your dreams, you have to believe that you are capable of making it happen.
You have to believe you have the stuff, that you are able to pull it off.
You have to believe in your self,  whether you call it self-esteem, self-confidence, or self-assurance,
it is a deep-seated belief that you have what it takes the abilities, inner resources, talents, and skills to create your desired results.”
– Jack Canfield.

Thank you for this gem, Ngobesing Romanus;  I went and considered it for a while; now I have some quotes in return:


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Theodore Roosevelt


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


“I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation.”
Joel Osteen


“We are what we believe we are.”
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
CS Lewis


…and just for fun…
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
Also by CS Lewis


One thing that catches my attention is the tremendous struggle we have when it comes to believing in God and ourselves.  We can all think of scams and advertisements that are “too good to be true.”
When it comes to God’s goodness, all that HE puts into us and the wonderful possibilities we each have, however, it is very good…  AND true!

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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