The Strength Within: The Confidence of Being A Contributing Individual by Dr.FrankLayman
There are some who have abandoned their independence. They look for someone or something else to provide it for them. They wait and they wilt hoping someone will provide their happiness, success, and destiny. Some of us are abandoning our rugged individualism and it is weaking the individual. A weaker individual creates weaker communities and weaker communities destroy the fabric of great countries. Søren Aabye Kierkegaard a philosopher who advocated the strength of the individual as a part of the greater whole. He was widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher and his perspective is still relevant today. Existentialism emphasizes the primacy of individual existence and an accounting for the unqualified freedom to make of myself whatever we (I) will and the awesome responsibility of employing that freedom appropriately, without being driven to self destruction or harm of others. For to act in the value of the result of our individual anction/s. The value of our thoughts to positively impact and the anticipated value of the sum of the products of each possible outcome and the relative probability that it will occur. We must create a sense in ourself, an intelligible account of why something happens by our choosing. A scientific explanation of an event has the form and structure whose conclusion is the event to be explained and whose premises includes antecedent circumstances (something that came before and may have influence; over a fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action) and at least one hypothesis (an educated and logical guess). Your thought, your participation in the complexity of understanding that leads to a possible action that creates an outcome requires your mindfulness, your participation in the process.
It is not in our circumstances alone that we chose an action, the power over our circumstances is the power we have over our mind and the direction we let it travel to make the choices that will improve our station or decline it. We need to be consciously aware, mindful of our thoughts speach and actions. There are those who will attempt to get to us, bait us into a reactive and caustic response. We can not allow circumstances or caustic people to limit us to change us. Circumstance need, to the best of our ability, to be thwarted by the strength of our resolve, our awareness, and our judgment. We aren’t just born with these things, but those who know success, know how to manipulate this in others or know how to control it in themselves and know how to resist it so not to be manipulated by others. By the path I forge and advocate to those who I develop it will be ethical, I am not interested in manipulation of others but control and performance in myself. I am interested in daily growth and development to achieve a higher state of understanding to gain wisdom and to help others grow and succeed. To allow others to see the power that resides in themselves to forge a positive result.
You can’t arrive at your destiny by letting someone else navigate. DFL
Yet we are not islands unto ourselves. Rather we are social and our systems of culture are designed to be traversed with the dependence of others, not in a vacuum. So we must have self reliance that also allows positive social connectedness. We have to develop these attributes as a part of our growth. Success and achievement here are not just of money, power, and resources they can be of education, philanthropy, etc…
No matter the circumstance if you have taken time to develop yourself you can combat the the negative and impress on the situation your positive. DFL
This takes learning and being a student of life and living. The dedication to develop in cognitive maturity a sense of self. To learn the power and impact you can have on your environment but the discipline to foucs it ont he good. A good that benefits others, a selfless mission.
Practice gratitude and altruism and you will find you are not just a player on the stage but a pillar. DFL
Develop your knowledge and understanding because this will allow you to be independent and not reliant on others. For the over trust and dependence on others diminishes your own individual impact. Grow yourself in cognitive maturity creating an internal mental state that is strong but flexible, forgiving but not foolish, aware but not obsessive, disciplined but not compulsive. Work to improve your physical state to retain your independence for as long as you can. The longer you are able to grow and develop and share that as a positive impact in the lives of others the longer you need to be looking for ways to sustain it. Generosity by legacy, by thinking, acting and being in the moment for ourselves and in a way that contributes to the greater good. To develop ourselves daily in interpersonal skills so as to have a network and also influence others to become more productive, positive and healthy. Development also requires Spiritual to find peace even when circumstances wont allow.
Inside all of us are untapped resources waiting to be harnessed. But they take work to develop, to draw out so that we move from recognizing these attributes to possessing them and then creating from them a better world.
A better world starts from within. Here are some of my affirmations, I hope they start you on a path that takes you where you want to go. The journey will take a multilevel approach to gain what you want but fuel the journey of self development with motivation.
Within me is a positive catalyst for change. DFL
I will commit myself daily to strive thoughtfully plan and position myself for success. DFL
Every great act is preceded by a positive thought and strong motivation. DFL
I hope you enjoy my blogs and my Book Success Through Logical Thinking and from them gain in the areas you need to to achieve.