Guess What I Brought With Me

I’m not sure if you were aware of this, but I am a transplant. I moved to Chicago from my hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota in December of 1994.

I remember thinking to myself what a great change this was going to be in my life.

I thought that, since I was asked to move to Chicago, that there must be something really special about me. I felt as though I was going to be leaving all of my old bad habits and track record of defeats back in Minnesota. I believed that, with this fresh new start, I was really going to make a huge and impressive impact.

I stood up in front of a group of people and declared a bunch of really lofty goals just after New Years Day. I was so excited and so looking forward to really feeling great about myself because of all the wonderful things I was going to do.


I learned very quickly that, along with a motorcycle and all my other belongings, there was one very important thing that I also brought along when I moved here…

It was me. Along with all my habits and beliefs, I also brought myself with when I moved to Chicago.

What made me think about this was when I was reading from the book I was telling you about last week, entitled Believing. There was a line in there that said…

“When we migrate, our beliefs travel with us.”

Another way of stating it is You can’t run away from your problems, or No matter where you go, there you are.

This could potentially sound really discouraging. However, it’s all a matter of perspective. Knowing this could actually save you a ton of time, money and frustration!

Imagine thinking that the answer to your problems was to uproot your family, move to a new town, buy a new home – only to settle down and find that’s not the answer!

When you know the answer lies with your beliefs, it doesn’t make it any easier, but it does make things much simpler.

I am very excited about what I continue to learn about my beliefs, and I hope you continue to discover more about the world of your beliefs as well.

Until next time!

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