What do you believe? Writing a philosophy statement can
help you understand how and why you do things. It can also make decision-making
Title: Positive and productive
Date of Entry: Feb 4, 2005
Description: Anger is not a good reason to make the situation worse. Frustration is not a good reason to be destructive.
Sure, it's easy to react negatively to a negative situation. But what does that accomplish? Lashing out in anger will hurt everyone involved, including you. That's not what you want.
Instead, take the energy of your frustration, the passion of your anger, and turn it in a positive, productive direction. The most valuable and meaningful accomplishments are those that succeed at turning negative circumstances into positive opportunities.
What makes you angry, or frustrated, or discouraged? Whatever it is, don't let your negative emotions create even more negative results.
Look past your anger, past your frustration and discouragement, to discover how you can truly make it better. There is always a way.
Title: Thought of life
Date of Entry: Mar 5, 2005
Description: Follow Your Dream
Your Life Holds
Always aim higher than
you believe you can reach.
So often, you'll discover
that when your talents
are set free
by your imagination,
you can achieve any goal.
If people offer their
help or wisdom
as you go through life,
accept it gratefully.
You can learn much from those
who have gone before you.
But never be afraid or hesitant
to step off the accepted path
and head off in your own direction
if your heart tells you
that it's the right way for you.
Always believe that you will
You are meant to be
whatever you dream
Title: My philosophy of living life
Date of Entry: Mar 5, 2005
Description: While some people see ones life as a long time, I see it as a very short existence. There is so much I want to accomplish, so much that I believe God wants me to do. I believe everyone is given gifts, natural talents. The key is to discover these gifts and use them to ones full potential. I have found many and I am continuously seeking more.
I live every day like it is my last, because it may be my last. I sacrifice blocks of my life for benefits down the road, however always weighing the costs & benefits of my decisions. I always remind myself that I am where I am in life, because that's where I have chosen to be. If I do not like the work I am doing, that is my own fault and it is up to me to just deal with it or to change my situation.
I am constantly trying to figure out what God calls me to do. I see no separation between my volunteer work and my paid work (except for the pay of course). My paid work is as much a quest as my volunteer work. My work is never finished and I always go to sleep feeling that I have not fulfilled my full potential. However, I know my general limits, I know I am not perfect, I know that God knows this, and I most often go to sleep happy with who and where I am.
I am well aware that when I die, it is only I being judged by God and everyone else that I have relied on for support is out of the picture. For this reason, I live in fear, but not a fear that most people would associate with paranoia or fear of punishment, for the God I believe in is a loving God. The fear I have, is a fear that after I live my short existence in this universe, I would say to myself, "I could have done more" or that I did not know God or live out Gods will to the fullest. It is a fear, that when combined with God's love, becomes pure motivation.