As a whole
      I think there is a sad tendency
      in most of us
      to underestimate
      just how powerful
              we really are….

Just how much
greatness
lies inside each and every one of us
- just waiting
      to get out.

      The reality is –
      if you knew
      just how special you were –
      and how much greatness
              went into making you
                      the unique
you that you are,

                      I'm convinced
                      you'd immediately know
                              that nothing,
                              absolutely nothing,
                                      can truly keep you
                                      from achieving
                                              that which
                                                      you want in your life.

                              The journey
                              is not always
                      an easy one
              -very little of lasting or true value
              is first paved with an easy road.

                              In fact
                              we often find
                              it is those very times
                      we believed to be insurmountable
                      that are often most responsible
              for our gaining the skills it took
      to reach our eventual success.

      What I'm suggesting is
      that the skills it takes
      to become
      that which we desire to become
              are learned
              only through times of hardship
                      or unrest.

                      Certainly
                      the good times
                      and study
                      in self-improvement
                      plays a part,
                              but don't discount
                              the importance
                              of life's challenges either.

                              In the end
                              all parts of our life
                                      can be valuable teachers.

              We need only accept that each event
              - positive or negative –
              can hold in it
              an opportunity
              to be made better
              for having experienced it.

              Now,
              that's certainly not to say
              that we find any sort of joy
                      in each and every one of life's events
                      - certainly not the negative ones anyway.

                      However,
                      it is,
                              I believe,
                                      worthwhile
                              to look for the lessons
                              that exist in both
                              the good
                                      and bad
                                      in our lives.


              Being careful
              not to dwell on the negative.
              Remember,
              there is a huge difference
                      between
dwelling on
                      - and simply learning from
                              and moving past
                                      - something.

                                 Here's wishing you
                                      great success
                              along the journey of life.


-Avoid the Tendency to Underestimate Your Greatness
~Josh Hinds - 2004
Each of us has a tendency to underestimate his or her own abilities.


We should realize
that we have deep within ourselves deep reservoirs of great ability,
even genius that can be tapped
if we'll just dig deep enough.
~Earl Nightingale

Acknowledge your own remarkable goodness;
there is much to consider.
Isn't self-expression really self-direction?
How you think,
how you
move,
how you
motivate yourself. . .


Positive self-direction says,
"I know who I am
and I know where I want to go.
      I'm accumulating knowledge and experiences and feelings
      and philosophies that will help prepare me for opportunities
      that I know will show up without notice or any help on my part
."

Because you know where you want to go,
you have already been working
      on the parts of your personality
              that will make you better.
                      -Jim Rohn
If you deliberately plan
on being less
than you are capable of being,

      then I warn you

              that you'll be unhappy
              for the rest of your life.
                              -Abraham H. Maslow
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Questions and comments welcomed.
Your Greatness: Do Not Underestimate