Four Masters of the Mind – Part Four

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Through the circumstances and seasons of life, our experiences have acquainted us with, and perhaps even enslaved us to, one or more of the Masters of the Mind. One commonality among the Whiner, Worrier, and Warrior is they naturally default to ego and outcomes. The Whiner’s complaints, the Worrier’s concerns, or the Warrior’s conquests can…

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Four Masters of the Mind – Part Three

Four masters of the mind

In this four-part series, we’ve been looking at the Masters of the Mind – those dominant patterns of thinking that shape your perspective and trigger automatic, programmed attitudes and behaviors. We’ve seen that the Whiner is identified by complaining and comparison resulting from a self-image of inferiority and insecurity. The Worrier entertains fear and anxiety,…

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Four Masters of the Mind – Part Two

Four masters of the mind

When Fear and Worry Possess You In part one of this series, you were introduced to the first master of the mind – the Whiner. While the Whiner keeps you looking over your shoulder, wallowing in lifelong laments from your past, this second master has you focusing forward into the face of fear in order…

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Four Masters of the Mind – Part One

Four masters of the mind

Did you know you’re not born with beliefs? You build beliefs through the repetition of thoughts you permit and entertain in your mind. Do you know you’re not born with attitudes? You acquire attitudes through the remembering and reinforcement of emotions you associated with an object or event. Repeated often enough, you form strong neural…

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Dealing with Disappointment Before It’s Too Late

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Disappointments are inevitable; discouragement is not. We all experience disappointments in life: “The doctor results aren’t what I hoped for.” “They didn’t respond like I thought.” “My efforts didn’t pay off like I wanted.” “I wasn’t recognized as I’d expected.” “I didn’t think I’d still be in these circumstances by now.” Disappointments in all shapes…

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The Common Case of Mistaken Identity

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Do you ever wonder if you’re living your days with value and purpose? Make a list of all the roles you play in life. Jot them down and be exhaustive. For instance, I’m a child, a parent, a sibling, a spouse, a friend, a Christ-follower, a neighbor, a consultant, an author, a speaker, a teacher,…

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How to Get Qualified

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Have you ever set a goal, been given a task, or walked into a challenge you felt was bigger than you? You weren’t quite sure how to make it happen or if you were even qualified to undertake it, in the first place? Have you ever desired something deeply for your life, but fear caused…

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