Bluster and bravado

We are the story that we tell about ourselves. and how we perceive who we are is often closely tied to how others see us. One of the things that I notice about the lives of some of my friends is that they are always so confident in their abilities. Sometimes it comes across as mere bravado.

That said, isn’t the story we tell about ourselves what actually makes us who we are? I think of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, in which he states, as he opens his book, that “Truly, thoughts are things, and powerful things at that, if they are mixed with a definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects, that they can make a great difference in our lives.”


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