You are better than you think you are
We have all heard these names. Names which ring loud as church bells. Names like, Mother Teresa, Nicola Tesla, Steve Jobs, and Nelson Mandela. These men and women have pushed the edges of the current understanding of their times as spiritual, science, business and social leaders. When you read their names what else do you think? Are they really so different than us?
Through our childhood many of us are in search of our own individuality. We want to be proud of what makes us different. This way of thinking digs so deep we most likely at one point have thought, “Nobody understands me.“ How could they? We have set ourselves so far apart that and we are so unique no one can.
We want to be different yet there is so much more power in being no different. Focus on the similarities and will see that it isn’t so hard to say, “Why can’t I do it too?“ Each day we wake up we all have the same time. 24 hours in a day, every single one of us. We cannot escape this truth. The only thing which is different, is how we choose to consistently use our time. What if we used our time more like them? This is our choice.
A person does have specific DNA which separates us, however the core of a personality is shaped by one’s beliefs and values. These end up leading us to our individual habits which create our character. What if we developed our beliefs and habits to be more like them? This is, our choice.
We have time, we have personality, all that is left is effort. With enough time and effort, we can accomplish anything. I can say this with confidence, if we had unlimited time with distractless focus and effort there truly is nothing a human cannot accomplish.
Isn’t this exciting though? It’s as if our possibilities become without limits. How great can you be? What passion do you have that will excite you eternally? This is a secret to continuous growth. That your excitement, love and obsession will lead you to your own greatness. Let this be our mantra, “I am better than I think I am. I can do more than I think.”