Lessons from Grace Part One


These are the lessons I’ve learned thus far on my journey to give myself more grace.

Commit to Working More on Yourself than Your Business

Because my mindset determines the direction of everything I do, I’ve learned to prioritize my personal development over my business. I’ve realized that adequate rest, a healthy body, and a healthy sense of self-worth aren’t optional; they’re required for increased creativity and productivity. My self-esteem affects how I interact with others and make business decisions.

I accept that to triumph in the daily battle, I must have a strong faith/mind and be rooted in something greater than myself.

I am my best work, and when I am good, everything around me is good. To quote the African proverb, “When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside cannot hurt you.” (Unknown)

Rest well this weekend guys!

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9 thoughts on “Lessons from Grace Part One”

  1. Sensible advice. But I would say to beware of the difference between what you are advocating and putting yourself first, above others.
    I know you won’t do that, but I’ve noticed many people interpret words like this as ‘put yourself first.’


    1. I didn’t intend for this to be advice. Just sharing my perspective and experience on this journey. That said, I don’t understand your point on not putting yourself first. Can you clarify what you mean? I don’t want to assume.

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      1. I mean ignoring the wishes or wellbeing of others for doing things that solely benefit you, and no one else.
        I was taught to think of others first. How what I do will impact them.
        A rather simplistic example is car parking. Someone will park a car immediately outside where they want to be, despite it causing an impediment to others.

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        1. Okay. I thought that’s what you meant.

          Although I agree with you, I don’t believe it is what people mean when they advise putting themselves first. (Or at least not what I mean) For me, putting yourself first simply means prioritizing our own needs in order to ensure that we can be there for others. Even if I were the nicest person in the world, how could I ever love you if I don’t even love myself? I won’t have anything for you if my well runs dry. It would be like trying to give people water when I’m thirsty. I believe it’s important to prioritize your needs in order to make sure you have enough to contribute to others. Consider the African saying, “Beware when a naked person offers you a shirt,” as an illustration. They don’t have what you want, so how can they provide it to you?


          1. Oh, yes, I agree absolutely. I think it’s the way people interpret the looking after yourself.
            It’s a bit like the people who object to giving aid abroad and quote ‘Charity begins at home’, completely ignoring the word ‘begins’.


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