Ideal Self

Imitation is a Crime

Posted on February 27th, by Albert in Authentic, Destiny, Ideal Self, Purpose. No Comments

“Each person is born with a unique individuality, and each person has a destiny of his or her own. Imitation is crime, it is criminal. If you try to become someone else, you may look like him, you may walk like him, you may talk like him, but you will miss. You will miss all that life was ready to deliver to you. Each individual happens only once. It is not in the nature of things to repeat. Existence is so creative that it never repeats anything. You cannot find another human being in the present, in the past, or in the future who is going to resemble you exactly. It has never happened, and never will. The human being is not like a car coming off of an assembly line. Your only task is to be the best you that … Read More »

Who Are You?

Posted on December 18th, by Albert in Accept, Action, Clarity, Ideal Self, Your Path. No Comments

“We come into this world with a specific, personal destiny. We have a job to do, a calling to enact, a self to become. We are who we are from the cradle, and we’re stuck with it. Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.” – from the “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield

Attention Sleepwalkers

Posted on August 19th, by Albert in Change, Choice, Courage, Crisis, Decision, Ideal Self, Success, Your Path. No Comments

I attended a workshop yesterday and listened to a handful of speakers. I noticed a thread in every story in which each person reached some point in their life where they had achieved all of the status symbols and outward appearances of success. In each case it was at this point in their lives when they acknowledged how miserable they were which led to a total reexamination of themselves and the path they were on. Motivated by finally having enough, each person changed course, sometimes dramatically, and pursued a new personally chosen, more fulfilling path, driven by internal values instead of society’s values. If you are still sleepwalking on a path to impress others, or the one you bought into unwittingly under the influence of culture, this is where you are heading. If you are one of the lucky ones … Read More »

What is your “Why”?

Posted on July 10th, by Albert in Action, Commitment, Effort, Expectation, Ideal Self, Potential, Purpose. No Comments

In order to squeeze all the good out of your life, you also need guts. Guts means having the valor of purpose necessary to pursue the why. The capacity to search steadily for a significance in life represents the highest nobility. The why is finding a meaning for all of the expanded living and also the energy and involvement necessary to make it happen. Nietzsche said “A person that knows the ‘why’ of life can put up with almost any ‘how.’” If you muster the guts, nourished by a sense of meaning, then a long vivid life of active participation beckons. – from “Dare to be 100” by Dr. Walter M. Bortz II

What’s money?

Posted on July 5th, by Albert in Choice, Ideal Self, Success, Your Path. No Comments

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan