We are all plagued by self-doubt as to our ultimate value and wonder if what we have is good enough to offer the world. This causes us to hold back and operate cautiously. We are scared to “let it all hang out” because we might be kidding ourselves, simply delusional about what we are capable of. Our boldness and confidence might lead to complete embarrassment and humiliation if we take the risk to bare our soul. So instead, we play it safe. Take a baby step. How did that go? Not too bad. Take another. Confidence is building. Maybe we’re not just kidding ourselves. Don’t get crazy now – take it easy man. Let’s build on what we have.
Look, the bottom line is, life is short, and we really don’t have the time to crawl along this slowly. By the time we realize what it’s all about, we’ll be in assisted living. Even … Read More »
“The best students are those who never quite believe their professors.” – unknown Stanford professor
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“From infancy on, the majority of us have been given many negative suggestions. Not knowing how to thwart them, we unconsciously accepted them. Here are some of the negative suggestions: “You can’t.” “You’ll never amount to anything.” “You mustn’t.” “You’ll fail.” “You haven’t got a chance.” “You’re all wrong.” “It’s no use.” “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” “The world is going to the dogs.” “What’s the use, nobody cares.” “It’s no use trying so hard.” “You’re too old now.” “Things are getting worse and worse.” “Life is an endless grind.” “Love is for the birds.” “You just can’t win.” “Pretty soon you’ll be bankrupt.” “Watch out, you’ll get the virus.” “You can’t trust a soul,” etc. Unless, as an adult, you use constructive autosuggestion, which is a reconditioning therapy, the impressions made on you in the … Read More »
“Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.” – from “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield
“I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, and yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.” Marcus Aurelius