As I’ve become older and more self-reflective, I’ve learned there are differences in self-absorption or self-centeredness than self-evaluation or self-reflection. Wisdom reveals growth. One must possess open-mindedness and the ability to embrace a different perspective without bias.
In other words, one should possess a healthy perspective of life and purpose. There must occur a comfortable place success is measured by a sense of self-accomplishment not resulting from the standards of others.
Do you have any goals or dreams bigger than yourself? Well, you should. Some goals and dreams are achievable. Others are in the category of things desired but not achieved in the present moment.
What stops us from achieving our goals? One of the reasons, we lack belief in our ability. Yes, we may miss the mark sometimes, but we can always strive to aim at the target.
Years ago I hear an instructor say, and I’ll paraphrase, “children think they can and learn they can’t.” The statement was a powerful revelation. It’s true, children generally are fearless about their abilities with minimal reservations about their inabilities. Later, they are trained about and taught their boundaries.
Well, like eager children, we must return to the natural child-like inner knowing “we can” and resist the hesitation “we can’t.” Let’s start believing in our potential again.
Believe in Yourself! Pursue your passion, dreams, and goals!