Every morning I do my best to write three pages of free-thought. I learned this discipline from The Artist’s Way. It’s helped me to unclog creatively and in many other areas of my life. Earlier this week as I was writing my morning pages I ended with this sentence:
“I believe self-awareness is the key to good decisions. Self-ignorance is the gateway to poor ones.”
I think that can basically sum up my life. I’ve spent so much time working on being just right. But, the harder I strive for perfection the more likely I am to fail.
But, the moment that I take a look and ask myself what are you doing well?
Then, congratulating myself on that and moving on from there to what I can improve on.
Well, that’s where the real goodness lies.
That’s where I am able to take leaps and bounds.
Because not only am I aware of my shortcomings and the areas in which I need to improve.
I’m also aware of the areas in which I thrive. I’m able to take those leaps and bounds because I believe in myself.
Because, just like that tiny train, I think I can.
I think I can.
No matter what anyone else sees or believes. I have to first believe in myself.
That’s something I’ve lost sight of this week.
Believing in myself. Knowing that what I do makes a difference and has a purpose.
Knowing that no one else can do what I do or be who I am.
That I have an obligation to offer my whole self to the world and to do everything I can to be more.
Today, if no other day exists. At least I know I will have taken an assessment and patted myself on the back. Because I can’t wait on someone else to do that for me.