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Things I Believe, Even though I KNOW they are Not True.
An Idiosyncrasy is a peculiarity of constitution or temperament, an individualizing characteristic or quality, or a characteristic peculiarity.
A Belief is a state or habit of the mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing. A belief controls the way one behaves. What a person believes can often be seen in the way they behave, regardless of what they say.
Just to avoid confusion, neither of these has anything to do with faith, or in the case of this article, religion.
Ridiculous Belief #1
Sitting in Front of the Computer is REQUIRED for Making Money Online
I am not sure where this belief came from, since me sitting in front of the computer, reading books or sewing has yet to earn me a dime, but it is one that I seem to hold very strongly, judging from the time I spend there.
In reality, the only control I have over my earnings online is in the work I do. Researching, writing and backlinking; listing items to sell, and making sure they get seen. I'm sure there are a few other ways to make money online, ways I have not yet found, but one thing I know to be true, is they involve doing. Just sitting there will do nothing. If someone is going to buy something, it will be on there time, and my sitting in front of the computer will do nothing!
Fly Like a Bird
Ridiculous Belief #2
Yelling At My Children will ENCOURAGE Them to Behave Nicely
Since when has yelling helped anyone? Okay, so there is the yell of concern, "WATCH OUT! THERE IS A SEMI COMING AT YOU!" But that is not the kind of yelling I am thinking of. The type of yelling I am thinking of is the the type you do when you are irritated by their behavior, but not willing to do anything about it. Kids quickly learn to tune that type out, and with it, the more important types.
Seriously, when was the last time you were watching TV, clicking through the channels, hollering at the kiddo's for being to noisy, only to have them get louder? After all, they can't hear each other for all the noise you are making.
Ridiculous Belief #3
Glaring at the Snow WILL Make It Go Away Faster
I caught myself acting on this belief just this morning. The sky was overcast, there are several inches of new snow that have fallen in the last week, covering up the ugly, dirty snow from winter and I was standing at the window, glaring at my garden.
Spring catalogs have been driving for weeks now. Stores where I shop have nursery plants, and my garden still has more than a foot of snow in it. Something has got to make it go away! Why not my fiery stare? After all, my husband says I can burn holes through things when I glare... still, the snow remains.
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