Message #53 Know Thyself

Today’s message is dedicated to the great Carina Chivulescu and Chynna Lucas.

Do you truly know WHO you are? Have you taken the time to figure out WHO you are and WHAT you want out of life? If you you haven’t, you are just spinning your wheels and existing…seeing what life brings you. Do you want to continue that, or live a FULFILLING life? One of the secrets of life is that you need to have a true purpose in life and everything you do goes towards that purpose. With this “laser” focus, you will achieve greatness. We live in a society that is so fast-paced that we are just “too busy” to take time to figure out who we are and what we want. We’re only on this planet a short while…don’t you think we should make the most of it? And leave the world a better place than when we entered it? If you’re “too busy” to make time for figuring yourself and your PLAN out, you’re just “TOO BUSY.” The successful people in life tend to SLOW things down. They play the game at THEIR speed. Then, life isn’t so face-paced and you can begin to enjoy and have gratitude for all that you have and all that you will accomplish. Appreciate the little things.

Kyle Maynard is a high school wrestler. He is one of the top wrestlers in his state. Are you impressed? Did I mention that Kyle has no arms or leg? Kyle is an inspiration to me not because of how he physically adjusts for his disability, but how he MENTALLY adjusts. He doesn’t see himself and any different. He gives it his all. He does whatever it takes. After watching him in wrestling and everyday life, I know I will never complain about anything in MY life ever again.

Get to know yourself. Know your own feelings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Know also when you actually have thought through to the nature of the thing with which you are dealing and when you are not thinking at all…Knowing yourself and knowing the facts, you can judge whether you can change the situation so it is more to your liking. If you cannot-or if you do not know how to improve on things-then discipline yourself to the adjustments that will be necessary.

-Bernard M. Baruch, financier

Homework: Take some time today to figure out WHO you truly are and WHAT you truly want.

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