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
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.

          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.

  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.

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

  Being careful
  not to dwell on the negative.
  there is a huge difference
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
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
MorningStar Inspirations from
Dawn Cove Abbey
Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
From the eBook:
"One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017

Questions and comments welcomed.
Your Greatness