“I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!”

Theodore Roosevelt

Good morning peeps, meditation done.

Quoute for the day:

“I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!”

Theodore Roosevelt

This quote really touched a nerve with me, when I woke up this morning.

How many times do we doubt ourselves when we listen to the thoughts of other people?

How the cutting comments of someone can cause a lack of confidence in our own ability.

It really annoys me if I let this happen to myself, when I let myself get angry or hurt by the actions of others.

We cannot control the actions or thoughts of other people we can only control our own actions and thoughts.

Over the last few days in Oprah Winfrey’s and Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day Meditation — Become What You Believe

We have been learning how powerful core beliefs are when they spring from your true self.

In today’s meditation,

Living from Your Core

CENTERING THOUGHT:

I cherish my true self in silence.

SANSKRIT MANTRA:

Sampriya Hum - I am perfect contentment.

We discover that this power and dynamism come from the stillness and silence of our true self. If our beliefs are compromised and not having the effect we hoped for, then we need to return to the stillness of our true self to rectify the belief.

For instance, if the second core belief “I am worthy” is compromised, you may not see this belief reflected back to you by being listened to and held in regard by others. Instead, you might find others are disrespectful or don’t take you seriously. Rather than reacting to their behavior, you can bring attention back to your silent core — your true self — and align with the truth of your sense of worth and value.

Teddy or TR as Theodore Roosevelt, was often known as was a statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States, from 1901 to 1909. A leader of the Republican Party, he was a leading force of the Progressive Era.

Born a sickly child with debilitating asthma, Roosevelt’s youth was largely shaped by his poor health and debilitating asthma. He repeatedly experienced sudden nighttime asthma attacks that caused the experience of being smothered to death, which terrified both Theodore and his parents. Doctors had no cure.

Roosevelt’s father significantly influenced him.

He said of his father,

“My father, Theodore Roosevelt, was the best man I ever knew. He combined strength and courage with gentleness, tenderness, and great unselfishness. He would not tolerate in us children selfishness or cruelty, idleness, cowardice, or untruthfulness.”

With encouragement from his father, Roosevelt began a heavy regime of exercise. After being manhandled by two older boys on a camping trip, he found a boxing coach to teach him to fight and strengthen his weakened body.

Roosevelt later articulated the abiding influence of the courageous men he read about, including those in his family:

“I was nervous and timid. Yet from reading of the people I admired — ranging from the soldiers of Valley Forge and Morgan’s riflemen, to the heroes of my favorite stories — and from hearing of the feats of my southern forefathers and kinsfolk and from knowing my father, I felt a great admiration for men who were fearless and who could hold their own in the world, and I had a great desire to be like them.”

Roosevelt embraced a strenuous lifestyle and successfully regained his health. He integrated his exuberant personality, vast range of interests, and world-famous achievements into a “cowboy” persona defined by robust masculinity. Home-schooled, he became a lifelong naturalist before attending Harvard College.

His first of many books, The Naval War of 1812 (1882), established his reputation as both a learned historian and a popular writer. He entered politics, becoming the leader of the reform faction of Republicans in New York’s state legislature. The assassination of President McKinley in September 1901 meant that at age 42, Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest United States President in history.

Roosevelt has consistently been ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents, His face adorns Mount Rushmore alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.

Historians credit Roosevelt for changing the nation’s political system by permanently placing the presidency at center stage and making character as important as the issues.

As president, he repeatedly warned men that they were becoming too office-bound, too complacent, too comfortable with physical ease and moral laxity. He promoted competitive sports and the Boy Scouts of America, founded in 1910, as the way forward.

One of his most lasting legacies was his significant role in the creation of 5 national parks, 18 national monuments, and 150 National Forests, among other works of conservation. Roosevelt was instrumental in conserving about 230 million acres (930,000 km2) of American soil among various parks and other federal projects.

Modern biographers like Brands show that heroic displays of bravery were essential to Roosevelt’s image and mission:

“What makes the hero a hero is the romantic notion that he stands above the tawdry give and take of everyday politics, occupying an ethereal realm where partisanship gives way to patriotism, and division to unity, and where the nation regains its lost innocence, and the people their shared sense of purpose.”

One lasting, popular legacy of Roosevelt is the stuffed toy bears — teddy bears — named after him following an incident on a hunting trip in Mississippi in 1902. Roosevelt famously refused to shoot a defenseless black bear that had been tied to a tree. After the cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman illustrated the President with a bear, a toy maker heard the story and named the teddy bear after Roosevelt.

Many of Roosevvelt’s beliefs mirror my own and I have many things to thank him for, I loved being in the boy scouts, my first games of football were cubs football for Hassocks Hunters. In one glorious final we managed to beat our local rivals Trackers 11–2 and I scored 4, and Ferts — David Ertle, who is now my Financial Director scored 3 much to the humiliation of my lifetime long best pal Pricey — David Price, who is my Sales Director and was playing for Trackers.

I am a firm believer in children getting into sport at an early age, my favourite pastime of all the things I do is teaching kids sport and dance, which is what I miss most since moving back to London from the Highlands, walking my dogs and teaching the local kids football, dance and gymnastics.

And everytime I visit the states I love walking in the national parks and enjoying all the outdoor activities.

And last but not least I loved cuddling up to my teddy bear when I went to sleep at night alongside my football, with two huge posters hung on my ceiling of Edson Arrantas De Nascimento or Pele as he was better known, staring down at me in his respective Santos and New York Cosmos kits.

Teddy I salute you,

Have a fabulous Friday peeps and a wonderful weekend

Breathe, Believe and Achieve

Be Happy, Healthy and Wise

Keep on Winning, Smiling and Living the Dream

Namaste

Steve Agyei

Founder of Beyond Lifestyle Secrets

Author of Celebrity Training Secrets

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