Here are a number of valuable life lessons or "Bartisms" as I call them that you might like to incorporate into your life. They sure help me avoid B.S., stress and anything else that might try to get me down, but never do. Hey, I hope they help.
by Bart Smith, Author
of Lethal Confidence
If you ask anyone this question, you're bound to get some vague response that still doesn't answer the question. Well, I get right into it and with absolute clarity as to where DOES confidence come from. After you hear where it comes from you're bound to go after it right away like I have for the past 30+ years.
by Bart Smith, Author
of Lethal Confidence
Exactly, why aren’t some people confident? I go into it in this audio. A real eye-opener, yet, quite obvious once you hear the reasons. Once you know why people aren't confident it start to make sense also as to where and how you can help them, let alone yourself, improve your confidence.
When you're feeling down about yourself and you think everyone else has it better than you, well, from B.S. THE BOOK (by Bart Smith), I share with you one of my favorite "Bartisms," which is ... “F’ The Rest, You’re The Best!" Check it out ...
It’s so true. If faced with a decision to do something or say something to someone that doesn’t feel comfortable to you, either way, (1) you’re going to feel the pain no matter what (if you don’t speak your mind vs. keeping quiet or not doing what you know in your heart you need to do, (2) so you might as well do the right thing (despite the pain) that leans in your favor. Don’t worry about hurting. For example, ...
... and I mean that. Keep this one thing in mind, how you perform, live, act, react, be, present yourself, what you say (and don’t say), what you do (and don’t do) will be remembered FOR-EV-ER on the minds of those you interact with during certain stressful situations bound to happen to us all. Sometimes, in those instances where that pressure moment is short-lived (time-wise) and didn’t last longer than a few minutes, hours, days, maybe weeks, maybe months ... it’s what we remember on the mind that lasts ... FOR-EV-ER.
So very true. You may have all the right skills, talent, training, want or desire, but I caution you, “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” go through with what you can/could do. Whenever you are posed with a situation of doing something, weigh the pros and cons to see if holding back and not doing whatever it is you were going to do leaves you better off if you didn't or did take the plunge and go forward with whatever it was you were going to do. In my own life, I’ve had opportunities to do certain things based on my own skills and abilities, etc., but I stopped myself before I committed to doing xyz only to realize I was better off NOT going forward with what I could do. So, take this advice to heart and practice it often. You’ll be glad you did.
You know, I’ve come to observe something very peculiar about life and living it. When you see what I see, I think you’ll start having more faith when faith is really needed, trust when trust is needed and above all, from my 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3 rule, you’ll have a higher level of peace than you ever had. Check this out ...
Many people experience hardship and feelings of hopelessness. Life can be tough. Some will say that life isn’t fair. Truth is, we all have it tough. Honestly, it’s the feelings that we experience that can distract us from achieving our goals. Looking at things from a different perspective can actually help you transform your life. What can you do when these feelings occur? I take 60 seconds and take a different perspective on my life. I assess my accomplishments, skills and achievements, put myself in someone else’s shoes, try to see life through their eyes and, usually within that time, I’m back on track and appreciating what I have.
... and I’m not kidding, either! Now, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t trust people altogether. Generally, it means that you should guard your emotions, your money, and all things important to you. Only after people have proven themselves trustworthy to some degree, might you give regard to what they say. And, even then, always be on your guard ... suspecting, ready for surprises, always on the watch. Give them the benefit of the doubt – then verify!
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