Sunday, April 6, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 96

You'll never truly be the person you can be, if you never start being the person that you are.

A few days ago I wrote about the importance of being "you."  As leaders and learners, we should never discount the need to love ourselves, before we strive to be a "better" person.

If we don't see the worth in ourselves, how can we truly hope to build on our accomplishments and improve?

If we can't be who we are today, then it is unlikely that we have the ability to morph ourselves into the people we want to see in the mirror.

How do we make sure that we are "true" to ourselves?

First, we have to realize that nobody is perfect.  Every organism on this Earth has flaws, and it is those flaws that actually allow us to be great.  Flaws help us to realize changes we want to make, and by striving for these changes, we exercise our abilities to lead and learn.

Second, we have to see the value in what we have to offer now.  We may have flaws, but we also all have strengths.  What is it that we do well?  How do we currently use our abilities to help others?  What makes us stand out?  As we grow, we want to keep doing what we do well, while constantly adding to our repertoire of successes.

All of us are important people, and we all have dreams of being even better.  But, to reach our dreams, we have to first enjoy our reality.

One step at a time.

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