Monday, February 6, 2012

Better Today

A French psychologist named Emile Coue was a proponent of a self-improvement theory that he called "optimistic autosuggestion." His belief was based upon the need to repeat a mantra each day to facilitate positive growth and self-esteem through influencing our unconscious thoughts. The repeated phrase was, "Each day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." Through practiced repetition this is intended to influence thought and promote holistic health gains.

I believe in the concept of getting better each day and in fact, relish the thought. While positive self-talk can make a difference in your attitude, just saying it doesn't create change. True daily growth requires discipline-even if it is revealed in small steps of faith and obedience. It is an understanding in God's ability to sanctify us and improve who we are as Christ-followers one day at a time.

I believe that tomorrow will be better than today and that I will be a better man as well. This isn't a new-age concept, but simple confidence in God's ability to transform and my willingness to see it happen.

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