Below is the start of a new presentation/workshop I am working on, I thought I will give a little sneak preview of it. It is still a work-in-progress document, and I am sure lots will change, and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let me know.
I hope you enjoy, and I my post more from this workshop.. who knows….
|“In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place.”|
|Oscar Wilde quotes (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854–1900)|
Our priorities in life define our actions. We all too often set our priorities wrong; we look at life through the lens of false priorities that cause us to stray from the path we instinctively know is the path we should be on..
In our life outlook we may set our priorities on making money, or advancing our careers, all in the name of our family. Yet this priority is backwards, it is anti-matter to our life, it achieves the goal of money or status, yet misses the outer limit goal set, Family.
We align our energies to tasks with outcomes we feel will help us achieve our goals but ultimately it drains our energy depleting our reserves and we end up achieving nothing of true value.
The alignment of our Priorities is essential to our overall happiness; with a true alignment of our priorities we achieve maximum energy levels that allow ourselves to tackle the tasks at hand to achieve our goals.
This presentation will help you define, gauge and track your priorities. We will discuss the 7 priorities, detailing the aspects of each, we will do a self analyses of were we are with each of the 7 priorities and were we feel we need to be to help us achieve our goals and we will set achievable goals for each of the 7 priorities. You will learn tools that will help you track your progress and how to realign your goals to match your priorities.
The 7 Priorities
- Faith in Humility
- Faith in Self
- Faith in Family
- Faith in Humanity
- Faith in Community
- Faith in Nation
- Faith in Vocation
Definition of faith:
1. confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another’s ability.
2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
3. belief in god or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
5. a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.
6. the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.: Failure to appear would be breaking faith.
7. the observance of this obligation; fidelity to one’s promise, oath, allegiance, etc.: He was the only one who proved his faith during our recent troubles.
8. Christian Theology . the trust in God and in His promises as made through Christ and the Scriptures by which humans are justified or saved.
The word Faith is used here as in Faith in Self, Faith in others, a trust. The 7 priorities are based on the Faith we place in them and in ourselves, the faith as in code of ethics or promise, allegiance.
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||trust in something|
|Synonyms:||acceptance, allegiance, assent, assurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, constancy, conviction, credence, credit, credulity, dependence, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, hope, loyalty, reliance, stock, store, sureness, surety, troth, truth, truthfulness|
Priority 1: Faith in Humility
Priority number one, Faith in humility; the ability to place ourselves under others is the ability to live out a humble existence. Humility is a must if we are to live a life of priority. We need to establish an order within our life, and understanding that there is a greater person than our selves is paramount to achieving priority one. Acknowledging that you are not the center, but one of many, you are creating an existence of respect, for self and other, knowing that there exists one greater than you place life in the context of humility.
From: humus (“ground, earth, soil”).
humilis m. and f., humile n.; third declension
- low, lowly, small, slight; shallow
- (in respect to birth, fortune or worth) base, mean, humble, obscure, poor, needy, insignificant, low
- (of mind or character) submissive, abject
Based on the original Latin one could determine the meaning of the word as almost an earthy sense of self. An organic connection to all, the ability to be humble is the ability to connect to our true self.
Just some more quotes:
“The existence of a man is so small a thing to take, so mighty a thing to employ”
Robert Louis Stevenson quotes (ScottishEssayist, Poet and Author of fiction and travel books, 1850–1894)
What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism” Albert Einstein quotes (German born AmericanPhysicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879–1955) We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” Rabindranath Tagore quotes (IndianPoet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861–1941)
“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” Nelson Mandela quotes (South AfricanStatesman First democratically elected State President of South Africa (1994), 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace, b.1918)
- “Be it ever so humble, there’s no opinion like one’s own.” – Source Unknown
- “Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.” – Source Unknown
- “If you are right, take the humble side — you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side — and you will help yourself.” – Source Unknown
- “When we become aware of our humility, we’ve lost it.” – Source Unknown
- “Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.” – Henry David Thoreau
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