What Do You Believe In?

Do take time to examine your beliefs closely? Do you consider how your life's experiences impact the lens from which you view the world?

A recent conversation has caused me to question if my day to day priorities accurately represent my beliefs. In most respects, they do. I usually live with intention. I act with integrity, most of the time. Many people would say that I'm a hard worker.

I'll readily admit that there are areas of my life in need of renovation—an excavation of out-dated beliefs and construction of new ones.

There are times when I catch myself believing that some day I'll get back into shape, sort out my finances and become an adult. Of course, I know deep down that today is the only day that counts.

I also find myself believing that people who I consider successful are different from me. That somehow, they possess something I lack. In the dark silence of truth, I know that those experts were once as clueless as I am.

What beliefs do you grasp tightly? Which beliefs are represented by your priorities? Where can you find room for improvement?

Merriam-Webster defines belief as, "a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing." Eleanor Roosevelt famously stated that, "the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Perhaps then, the future belongs to those who have sound habits of mind and confidence in themselves.