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Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.
-- Simone Weil


Saturday, December 8, 2001

A thousand opinions

Confidence comes from keeping your thoughts aligned with your desires. Every moment you are thinking of something. Your experience of each day includes thousands of your own thoughts. When those thoughts support and encourage your desires, you’ll have the confidence to achieve those desires.

The other side of the coin is doubt. When your thoughts are constantly contradicting and belittling your desires, you’ll create doubt. That doubt will lead you away from the achievement of those desires. That doubt will absolutely convince you that it can’t be done.

If a thousand people came up to you today and offered you positive, enthusiastic encouragement, just imagine how extremely confident you’d feel. And think how dismayed you’d be if, instead, a thousand people came up to you and expressed serious doubts.

Well, you will receive a thousand opinions today. But they won’t come from strangers. Those opinions will come from someone you’ve believed and trusted all your life -- you! So keep your confidence high by positively aligning your thoughts in the direction of your most treasured desires.

— Ralph Marston

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