I will accept the reality today that I may not be expecting enough from myself.

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clark-kent3Taking responsibility for your life is the ultimate confirmation and indicator of your own maturity.  It can certainly be sobering to recognize and have to admit to yourself that the largest part of your life is basically what you alone have made it, and that you can’t blame anyone else for what you don’t like about it.  But, it is also quite liberating and empowering to do so.  The admission of your own answerability is a testimonial to your own authority.  When you say yes to a state of mind that makes no excuses for what it has produced, you break the cycle of denial and clear the way for a greater reality and a greater expectation of yourself.

 

The bottom line is that there is much, much more in you than you have realized or have utilized up until now.  You’re bigger on the inside than you are on the outside and, as you become more keenly aware of what you have and what you can do, you will discover the strength and confidence to make a greater demand on your inner resources.  If you really think about it, you’ll realize that you’ve already triumphantly come through so many things that, at the time, seemed potentially overwhelming and impossible to survive.  But when you needed to step up to the plate, you rose to the occasion because you possessed the raw materials of success.

 

 

All that you need to do now is practice perfecting the process that develops those raw materials, namely, the process of involvement.  Real involvement in your life means getting off the sidelines and playing the game without any fear of injury.  It means taking the chance of making your own choices and refusing to limit those choices only to what seems possible at the moment.  If you don’t get in the game, it’s assured that you’ll never win.  And if your choices never challenge the boundaries of the reasonable, you have no reason to expect more from yourself and so you disconnect yourself from the true desires of your own heart.

 

 

 

Anything less than the highest expectations from your inner self is a compromise, and life is too short and precious to be compromised in any way.  The heart that willingly takes responsibility for its own quality of life knows that the most essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.  You can expect yourself not to fail and can forgive yourself even if you do.  But, more importantly, you can respect yourself for trying.  Things can start getting better for you right now if you simply start expecting more from yourself and stop waiting for something outside of yourself to improve your life.  You can change your life by changing the way you see things.

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4 Responses to “I will accept the reality today that I may not be expecting enough from myself.”

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Very good.
If we can admit that our current situation is our responsibility then we can grasp the idea that we have the power to shape our course.
Once we realize that we can reshape things if we are not satisfied with what has happened so far.

OK, so that last comment looks sort of like I finished with a sentence fragment.
It should have said, “Once we realize that we can shape things, we will also realize that we can reshape things if we are not satisfied with what has happened so far.”

Hey, Donald! Maybe it comes with tweeting,
but I totally understood what you were saying.

I liked this thought:
“Answering to my own authority.” And, along
those lines, I notice that in order to
maintain excellence here, sentences must be
shortened or there’s no hope of checking
what we’ve typed–smile!

There is a super person in each of us only that person is what we are intended to be naturaly. There have been episodes in my life when some things happened that completely defied natural laws and even abstract logic like quantum physics. I was there not only to see it but on most occassions was directly involved in the process. I each of those times when things returned to what we call normal it always came to my mind that we are living in a sub normal existence and when something normal happens we call it super.

We will get it right sooner more than later now and when we do we will wonder what took us so long.


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