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Self-Confidence is developed through Consistency and Competence.  You can’t fake self-confidence. At least for not long. Self-Confidence is not something you are born with and it can’t be taught in a class room. Self-Confidence is a byproduct of our consistent actions.  How do you feel when you stick to a diet for 30 straight days? How do you feel when you don’t snooze the alarm all week? How do you feel when you keep your word to yourself on the things you said you were going to do.  You start to feel confident? Stay consistent long enough and you develop...

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You don’t commit to something unless you are willing to do what is necessary to deliver the expected result, whether that be to yourself or someone else.   The problem with delivering is we focus on the demands of our goal not on our commitment.  You want to go back to school, you immediately see time constraints and obstacles in your way.  If you want to lose weight, you focus on all the foods you shouldn’t eat and the workouts you don’t want to do.  You want to be a better spouse or a better parent.  You focus on the time and...

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Sometimes we feel like we can’t.  We’re too hurt.  We’re too betrayed.  We feel as if we gave so much already, that forgiveness isn’t warranted.  We all fall short and we all fail someone at some point in our lives.  But, keep in mind that forgiveness, is not about them and it’s not about you.   Genuinely forgiving someone demonstrates God’s love for all of us.  It brings you closer to the person God is calling you to be and shows them that there does exist a love that strong.  Now, forgiveness doesn’t come without accountability.  God expects us to not...

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The ability to do something that is frightening.  To step forward and display strength and composure. It is the act of overcoming YOUR fears.   Courage is not merely doing something that is difficult.  Courage is abandoning your safe space, your comfort zone.  It’s facing the monster in front of you that has the potential of devouring you.  Demonstrating courage is different for all of us.  But what is the same is the fact that courage is required for growth.   How else can you measure your capacity, how else can you challenge your potential.  There are areas in your...

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Patience is hard.  Patience can be almost unbearable at times. Being told to be patient  can sometimes be discouraging and even spark a little anger and frustration.   But can you recall anything meaningful in your life that didn’t require patience.  How long did you take you to graduate college? To get your dream job, to get that promotion.  To cultivate and maintain an intimate relationship.  How much patience does it require to be an effective parent?  Maybe you’re in the middle of a situation where patience is the remedy.  You see patience is variable found in everything meaningful in...

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