Timeless Truths that we may tend to forget or overlook.
The timeless truths I will be speaking about have been recognized throughout the centuries, and have indeed stood the test of time.
1. Self Centeredness.
To be blatantly honest, for the most part, we are most definitely a self centered nation. Even though we tend to sacrifice for others, it is still motivated by our own self interests first.
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”–Winston Churchill
It has been said that the truth will set you free, but first it will make you angry.
Have you ever considered how you see the world. Do you imagine it the way you would like it to be. Then when reality hits home, you see that it will never be the way you imagined it to be.
Sometimes when we can’t get our own way, we just want to throw up our hands and say, “Forget this.” What’s the point and have a tendency to want to become bitter. Then we can use this as an “out” instead of trying to “do the right thing.”
This is a childish reaction, but even as adults, sometimes we may have the same tendency. Sometimes it’s easier to become bitter and careless than it is to accept responsibility. It’s easier to avoid a situation, than to make the necessary changes it takes to get the correct perspective.
In order to avoid this bitterness that comes with so called “duty” or sense of duty, we need to see how being a good person and doing the right thing is not about self centeredness.
It’s easy for us to point out self-centeredness or self righteousness in other’s and want to correct their behavior. But what sits on the inside of us?
Tell a man he’s wrong, and it isn’t usually enough to change his behavior. It’s better to show him his true interest – that behaving in a certain better way is better for HIM. Deal with yourself in the same manner that you want to deal with others.
You may see a “toothpick” in the eye of your brother, but have you realized the “tree trunk” in yours (my version)? Don’t point fingers, unless, you first point that same finger at yourself.
Timeless Truth: In all of this, there’s a question you should ask yourself:
“Am I building a solid mental foundation on “facts” so that I can think with certainty?”
2. You’re Not Perfect.
You Will Make Mistakes.
“Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.”—Salvador Dali
Maybe you see this as negativity, but recognizing the truth is never a negative act. We all make mistakes. The greatest man or woman alive – whoever he or she maybe – has done some really stupid things.
Don’t see this as an attack on human greatness, only a recognition. No one is perfect! Perfectionists, unfortunately, tend to certainly suffer for their own demands upon themselves. Then there are others, who hesitate to act for “fear of mistakes”.
Realize that making mistakes is normal. Don’t dwell on the the possibility or the reality of those mistakes. Learn from them.
“Do your work, then step back – The only path to serenity.”–Lao Tzu
3. Ever Learning
Our mistakes give us a chance to learn, as well as a chance to avoid even bigger mistakes.
Of course, we also can learn from our successes, and from the successes of others. Why not view mistakes and successes – both our own and others – as the great opportunities they are. Just seize that chance to learn more and so live better.
4. Change Happens
Maybe you’ve seen people that appear to learn “nothing” from their mistakes and continue to keep on repeating them. At the same time, you’ve also known and read about those who turned their lives around? A less important truth is that there are some people who will never change.
The far more important truth to remember, and the most important of these timeless truths, is that we CAN change. Just be ready for it when it happens.
“Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness..”–Charles Hole
The timeless truths to be considered and remembered are these, we are self centered and need to change it to other’s centered. We are not perfect and will never be perfect. We are to be ever learning on a daily basis and change will happen no matter whether you want to change or not.
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To Your Unlimited Success,