My Mother-in-law will turn 84 this week. She’s still able to live on her own in her own apartment but of course has a few issues to deal with as she gets older. As she’ll attest, “my mind is not what it used to be”! Last week a social worker popped in to give her a checkup and make sure she has the mental faculty to safely live on her own. I’m happy to say, she passed the test.
The social worker was explaining to us that one of her common procedures is to ask the elderly to assess their own life. They are simply testing the person’s cognitive skills to see if they can remember and articulate about their past. They are not concerned with the actual answer but instead if the person can do it or not.
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“Your other self will not do the work for you, it will simply guide you in the direction of the most efficient and simplest path to accomplish your objective.” – Napoleon Hill
This other self is your higher self, the one that we, acting as our lower self, insist on wrestling with. Our higher self knows what we need to do and the best way to do it, but our ego resists masterfully using clever tactics like self-doubt to keep us from taking action. This makes everything more difficult. This is the root of our constant struggle. This is what keeps us from pursuing the simple path of success and fulfillment, even though we know the way. – Albert Pellissier
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“It’s ok to do things your own way and in your own time. You are where you are supposed to be. Everything is as it should be, even your desire to change it.” – Albert Pellissier
“There’s an immediate position available for a writer, producer, and director. The only qualification is your own current experience and the pay is whatever you think you deserve. Interested? The job is yours for the asking and the project has already been green lighted. It’s the movie of “Your Life”. Can’t write you say? That’s not true. You see, with every thought you think and tell yourself you are already writing the script. It takes a while in production before you can see the evidence, but please know there is a lot going on behind the scenes to make this film happen. Every day you are directing the lead actor, which is yourself, trying to inspire and extract the performance you want and dreamed of. It’s not always easy working with actors is it? They can be so uncooperative and … 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