I decided to share with you 12 truths I remind myself regularly, but especially when I begin to have doubts, feel down, or uncertain on my path.


I have left them in the "I" form to convey to you that what I am sharing is something I use personally to renew my strength. In some instances I have included a note to direct your thoughts further.

These are not theoretical ideas. They are tried and true reminders that have carried me through unbelievable storms in life and still be able to achieve, time and time again, what others said or thought was IMPOSSIBLE.

I share them with you with a genuine hope that they remind you of what is true about you. I want to get you thinking about what is possible when you CHOOSE to believe in your dreams and not give up. Without further delay...


#1 - I do not have the luxury to entertain a single negative thought.

NOTE: This is a CORE BELIEF AND FACT. I truly cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought - NOT ONE.

When I take a negative action, regardless of whether it is verbal, in writing, or through some other deed; as soon as I am cognizant of it I take action to correct it. 

  • If I wrote an email, I follow it up with a correction and apology.
  • If I have expressed myself verbally I do the same.
  • If I ate or drank something not in alignment with my goals, depending on where I am in the act, I take immediate compassionate corrective action.

This means I do not beat myself up. I recognize the lapse and take appropriate measures to resume what is in my better interest. There is no need for drama with myself or others. Correct and move forward for I am strong and can choose this and so can you.



The very spirit of God, however one defines the unknowable, resides within me and thus I am not weak.

NOTE: However one defines God or doesn't, there is a force within each of us that can be harnessed through a sheer act of will. When we direct or focus our will towards this source, not as a crutch but instead as an acknowledgement that we are more than meets the eye, you tap into a source that is outside of our comprehension of understanding.

I do not know what to call it. Different people call this source different things. What I do know through over a half century of life working with people is that each of us are more than meets the eye.


#3 - I am always learning.


#4 - I never stop creating.

NOTE: You are a creative force whether you recognize this about yourself or not. It is outside the scope of this article to elaborate but the very action you take following the thoughts you conceive is proof of the veracity of this statement.


#5 - I surround myself with people smarter than me in, person and through videos, books, and other mediums of intellectual consumption.


#6 - I know my priorities.

NOTE: The answers are inside of each and everyone of us. Sometimes you may need help getting it out but YOU KNOW YOUR PRIORITIES.


#7 - I am the rain maker of my life and I will make it rain.

NOTE: Most of us experience economic uncertainty at times. Regardless of the state of the economy and your business today, these first 7 Facts, when faithfully embraced and executed can equip you to overcome all uncertainties over time.

Even during the GREAT DEPRESSION people found a way to make money and even prosper. I will repeat your answers are inside of you. You are your own rain maker. If you do not know what that means, it means you have the ability inside of you to create and realize your own economic prosperity if you will persevere and do the work.


#8 - I know Failure Is A GREAT TEACHER if you let it; and I choose to embrace its teachings and continue to learn and grow.

NOTE: Too many people are afraid to fail or beat themselves up over their perceived failures instead of recognizing the truth. What truth am I referring to?

Even categorizing many things as failures is more of a judgment than a fact. You are better off enjoying life's lessons, adjusting and continuing to run your race than to get rapped up in the discussion of whether you have failed or are a failure. Keep running for your dreams. You are more resilient than you know. If you took a moment to reflect you would know all I have just said to be true.


#9 - There are no mistakes only lessons.

NOTE: I do not always feel this way but I believe it more than I do not.

BUT THERE REALLY ARE NO MISTAKES ONLY LESSONS. Some people insist on categorizing things as mistakes and then become paralyzed because they are afraid to make a mistake.

In the deepest sense of understanding, I know that you know that calling something a mistake is more of a distraction and a crutch than a source that will lead to you being better. Maybe we all would be better if this word, concept, and idea did not exist in our vocabulary.



NOTE: I choose and dare to dream I am more than the sum of my current circumstances (positive or negative) and EXPECT THE BEST IN ALL MY THOUGHTS, wants and dreams.

I will not lie to you. It is not always easy to expect the best in all my thoughts, wants and dreams but in this moment I CHOOSE to expect the best from all my thoughts, wants and dreams. IT'S A CHOICE WE EACH CAN MAKE. So why not make it?


#11 - I know each day, life sends me little windows of opportunity. I know my destiny will ultimately be defined by how I continue to respond to these windows of opportunity.


#12 - I constantly remind myself that as I live my hours, so I create my years. As I live my days, so I craft my life.

  • The words I speak,
  • The thoughts I think,
  • The food I eat,
  • the actions I take

are constantly defining my destiny – constantly shaping who I am becoming and what my life will become and stand for.


#13 (BONUS) - Every new day is the first day of the rest of my life so I CHOOSE to stand and fight another day.

  • I choose to embrace the strength I know exists within me.
  • I choose to make one more right decision for this moment in time.



#14 (BONUS) - You are not guaranteed another second to live.

NOTE: Stop sweating the small stuff. You do not even know if you will wake up tomorrow so live hard, love strong, give your best and remember to live as if today was your last; because it could be. It really could be. So what is the harm in living as if it was?

Just maybe you will savor every moment differently? Just maybe you will treat everyone better? I do not know what you will choose to do. I do know the impact this reminder can have. It can be truly transformative if acted on daily.

These are just some of the truths I have made a part of my life. They have empowered me to KNOW MYSELF & SEIZE THE DAY. They enable me to be a Bridge-Builder and Way-Maker, capable of finding possibility where others only saw impossibility.

If this reminder has been useful to you, please leave a comment and share it with anyone you believe would be uplifted by this as well. I may not know you, but I sincerely wish Peace, Love, and Tranquility to you and those important to you.




About the Author Eric Jones

Eric Jones signature strengths are Fairness, Kindness, Gratitude, Appreciation for Beauty & Excellence, and Social Intelligence. Mr. Jones enjoys facilitating his client’s discovery into a realm most seldom. entertain, the things we don't know that we don't know. Most people know what they know. Most people know what they don’t know. Few people entertain there is a realm that exist, which is made up of the things we don’t know that we don’t know. This is the realm that intrigues and inspires Mr. Jones the most. According to Mr. Jones, this is the realm where the impossible becomes possible. Mr. Jones purpose is to personally facilitate or provide every person on the planet the opportunity to KNOW THYSELF & SEIZE THE DAY, ergo Nosce te Ipsum et Carpe Diem, so they may truly BELIEVE in themselves and their DREAMS and then ensure they are empowered to achieve them. Mr. Jones believes facilitating this self-discovery and knowledge could restore balance in a chaotic world that has been caused by too many people being shaped in the image of others instead of themselves. He further believes humanity depends on these unrealized innovators, creators, creations, engineers, inventors, inventions, caregivers, farmers, scientist, teachers, and a gamete of other craftsmen & women for a more stable and sustainable world.

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