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Thoughts and Reflections

A decided heart (Principle 4)

Posted by WebMaster on August 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM

The Certain Decision

I Have a Decided Heart.

A wise man once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Knowing this

to be true, I am taking my first step today. For too long my feet have been tentative, shuffling left

and right, more backward than forward as my heart gauged the direction of the wind. Criticism,

condemnation, and complaint are creatures of the wind. They come and go on the wasted breath

of lesser beings and have no power over me. The power to control direction belongs to me. Today

I will begin to exercise that power. My course has been charted. My destiny is assured.


I have a decided heart. I am passionate about my vision for the future. I will awaken every morning

with an excitement about the new day and its opportunity for growth and change. My

thoughts and actions will work in a forward motion, never sliding into the dark forest of doubt or

the muddy quicksand of self-pity. I will freely give my vision for the future to others, and as they

see the belief in my eyes, they will follow me.


I will lay my head on my pillow at night happily exhausted, knowing that I have done everything

within my power to move the mountains in my path. As I sleep, the same dream that dominates

my waking hours will be with me in the dark. Yes, I have a dream. It is a great dream, and I will

never apologize for it. Neither will I ever let it go, for if I did, my life would be finished. My

hopes, my passions, my vision for the future is my very existence. A person without a dream

never had a dream come true.


I have a decided heart. I will not wait.

I know that the purpose of analysis is to come to a conclusion. I have tested the angles. I have

measured the probabilities. And now I have made a decision with my heart. I am not timid. I

will move now and not look back. What I put off until tomorrow, I will put off until the next day

as well. I do not procrastinate. All my problems become smaller when I confront them. If I

touch a thistle with caution, it will prick me, but if I grasp it boldly, its spines crumble into dust.

I will not wait. I am passionate about my vision for the future. My course has been charted. My

destiny is assured.


I have a decided heart.

From Andy Andrew's -The Traveler's Gift


Categories: A Teacher's Advice

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