Monday Morning Coffee – “Blind Faith”

Good morning!

How’s your personal Faith in yourself?

. . . In other people around you?

. . . In leaders of your organization?

. . . In Leaders in your community, City, State, Nation?

Is there a difference in “Faith” and “Blind Faith?”

Faith:

  1. allegiance to duty or a person, loyalty : fidelity to one’s promises, sincerity of intentions
  2. belief and trust in and loyalty to God, belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion, firm belief in something for which there is no proof, complete trust
  3. something that is believed especially with strong convictionespecially : a system of religious beliefs
Blind faith is “Belief without true understanding, Perception, or Discrimination”
Any way you look at it, Faith doesn’t come without a measure of trepidation . . . FEAR of jumping into the unknown.
The reality; though, is that most forward motion happens because of a willingness to take a “Leap of Faith” . . . to dive in with reckless abandon . . . To harness pure passion and take responsibility for what MATTERS even when the outcome is uncertain.
Seth Godin offers some perspective in a recent blog post: The Problem with reassurance

 

“The lizard brain seeks constant reassurance. It will wheedle and argue and debate with the rest of your head, pushing for one tiny bit of evidence, some sort of proof that everything will be okay.

Don’t do it.

When you indulge the lizard, it gains power. It doesn’t walk away ashamed, humiliated at its anxiety. Instead, it merely sidesteps and looks for the next thing to worry about, because, ready for this? It’s nice to be reassured.

Developing the reassurance habit is easy to do and hard to kick. The problem is this: there are some ventures where no reassurance is possible. There is important work for you to do where no proof is available.

Faith is a VERY personal thing and is not something we can judge.

Faith strengthens as we learn the fine art of “Letting go

Faith emerges when we notice that the right people are HERE NOW to accomplish the work that MATTERS.

Faith thrives when we understand that whatever happens is the only thing that could have . . . we loosen our attachment to outcome.

Faith endures and carries us forward when we acknowledge endings and Open Space for new beginnings.

Call it what you want . . . but I believe in Faith, and I acknowledge that our current social, political, economic, micro, macro environments invite Faith in every moment.

Will you accept the invitation?

or

Will your “Lizard Brain” freeze you into inaction?

I say there’s no time like the present to tune in to what MATTERS to you and PLAY HARD!

Just sayin’

Best,

b

PS . . . I decided 15 months ago to practice what I preach – That with commitment to  faith, I can succeed in the creation of a remarkable residential real estate firm in Middle TN engineered to attract and develop a whole passel of high-minded, performance-oriented Real Estate Professionals with a strong commitment to  quintessentially serve Home Buyers and Sellers 🙂

We’ve done it . . . Pareto Realty grows and mature every day . . . and our Faith continues to propel us FORWARD!

 

Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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