We do that to ourselves regularly.
I’m not good (fill in the word) enough.
We ARE good enough. We are sufficient to the task. Sure we need help and as we take the action the answers are there.
You are needed. Remember these wise words from Helen Keller:
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Never tell yourself no
You have the ability.
We would do good to remember Marianne Williamson’s wise words:
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
(read the entire quote here) Make a difference today as you strive to reach your potential. We need your story.
All you can do is all you can do. Do it. Thanks.
Yesterday you did your best. Yesterday you made a difference. Yesterday you hit the mark.
How far will that victory take you today?
Where do you need to reach today to be your best? Your previous success encourages growth today. Are you better than yesterday?
Your growth today ensures your best future. What do you see for tomorrow? To ensure you can reach those dreams pin them on action today.
Enjoy your triumph. Glad you are on the mark.
Passion makes your day flow. Passion is rocket fuel for your mind. Walking through today can be an adventure or an indenture. Carrying baggage from yesterday ensures you will not reach your stride or fully enjoy the beauty. Ignite your passion each day by giving. Simply give yourself in service doing what you love.
Kevin Koym said it wonderfully when he reminded me that “… the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 NIV)
Keeping up is not enough, you need passion to move ahead and be the servant leader the world needs.
What are you waiting for?
F. Scott Fitzgerald made a statement that we would do well to live by; “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
Reading in Dear Professor Einstein I find Professor Einstein “disliked the authority and rankings of the military system, in which men would blindly follow a leader no matter what he said or what they personally might believe.”
I admire Professor Einstein and I am a man that flourished in the military system (USMC 1978-2001). Can’t say these are opposing ideas but this is a good point and I think Professor Einstein would have liked me were we to have met.
One of my students wrote in their Senior Letter to me; “You are the best and weirdest teacher I have ever had.”
Like Professor Einstein “I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.”
Life is whole not separation.
Life is the whole thing. What I do, who I am being, what I love, where I live/work/play, why I take action.
Taken as a whole life is simple. Put forth your best effort in each adventure while you strive to highlight the truth. This is your simple life. Not saying it is easy but I will not go back to torn apart. Life in separate compartments can be hard as you grope to maintain the distinction between home/work/play.
How do you live life?