“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
— Ben Okri
The human spirit is amazingly resilient, so long as we remember that we are all stronger than we often give ourselves credit for being.
Some days the world just seems like it is out to get you. One test after another, challenging and pushing you. These tests are designed to measure your faith in many things, including yourself and your ability to deal with life’s unwelcomed jabs and uppercuts that can put you on the ropes.
At some point in life we’ve all had to overcome, to endure, to transform…relying upon hidden sources of inspiration and strength that we never even knew we had. Those hidden sources remain within, always available to help us move forward and past that which threatened to bring us down.
At times of adversity and uncertainty, embrace the source of strength which lies within you. Yes, you really are stronger than you think you are.
It’s a great day to be you!
Every once in a while I’ll come across something that for some reason makes me stop and reflect. That was the case when I discovered this quote from Aldous Huxley:
“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”
I’ve been thinking and reflecting a great deal about life these days. Probably because I’ve recently celebrated another birthday. Another mile on the odometer of my life. At some point in life birthdays become somewhat humbling, especially when you realize that the majority of your birthdays are probably behind you. The once infinite future seems suddenly finite. Not so much that the end is near; rather, you gain a new found respect for this thing we call time.
Continue reading “How To Take Your Life For Granted”
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
— Leo Buscaglia
We all have the ability, and I would argue the responsibility, to make our world a better place. Building better people builds that better world. Today you will have many opportunities to build better people by performing the simple compassionate acts of caring that are mentioned above.
Use your greatness to help others rediscover their own.
Greatness isn’t what it used to be.
Not in my book, anyway.
The traditional interpretation of greatness has always relied on an external comparison component. You know, the you’re-better-than-me she’s-better-than-her evaluative comparison stuff. Only through comparison can something be considered greater than something else.
Without the comparison, there is just is. If Mount Everest was the only mountain in the world, would anyone refer to it as being the tallest? No. It would just be a mountain. It needs lesser mountains around it to claim its greatness.
Continue reading “Three Simple Steps to Extracting Your Greatness!”
“If you and I will inspire the people with whom we come in contact to a realization of the hidden treasure they possess, we can do far more than change people. We can literally transform them.”
— Dale Carnegie
From the classic book “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Published in 1936…still relevant today.