Trust 30: Entry Ten

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is burning deep inside of you? If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say?
(Author: Eric Handler)

The Personal Manifesto of William J. Colle III (in bullet point format for easy skimming)
  • The world is a lot bigger than your circle. Look up every now and then and expand your circle.
  • Do not assume it is always about you because everyone else is assuming it is about them and if everyone else is assuming it is about them then it cannot possibly be about you. See how this sick cycle of life spins?
  • Think about others FIRST and break the previously referenced sick cycle of life.
  • Do not get married until you are ready to GIVE to another person and think about them first.
  • Do not have children until you are ready to GIVE EVEN MORE to yet another person (or two or three) and think about them first. Don’t panic, you have it in you. Trust me.
  • Unless you are married, keep your pants on.
  • People are more important than things.
  • Face-to-face conversation will always trump a digital conversation, even if the news is not good. Especially if the news is not good.
  • God does not care if your team wins.
  • Servant Leadership ascends any other style of leadership.
  • Singing and dancing are good for you, regardless of skill level. So is laughing (but not at people who are not very skilled at singing or dancing unless they are genuinely laughing at themselves).
  • If all else fails and everything is confusing and discombobulated and you can’t figure out your next move, remember this: Love God and Love People. Start over from there and it will start making sense again.

#Trust30 is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge that encourages you to look within and trust yourself. Find out more at http://ralphwaldoemerson.me

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