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.