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
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"One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017

Questions and comments welcomed.