I awoke this morning – found my skin fits like a glove. OK, a lumpy extra-large mitten, but it fits. We know this term: comfortable in our own skin.
We live in a world where many people are trying to escape their own skin, or at least re-make themselves to feel more comfortable in theirs. Some molt, some morph. Some sprint for some other place of being different, or at least being in a different place …
I start my days with readings – and thoughts of gratitude, morning ritual taught to me and after an initial period of resistance, has taken its place in my daily routine.
Part of my routine, reading Mastery by Stewart Emory – my tattered and worn Mastery page is due for reprinting. Daily reminder I can be more, be better, do more, do better, accomplish more, accomplish better – by asking more of myself, stretching myself (as if I need metaphor to get me back to the gym …), realizing I can.
Not in everything, but in ANYTHING I choose, I can be better. I can be the best. There are no limits on what I do other than ones which I allow to limit me. And so too, it is true for you. For everyone. By that I don’t mean middle aged guys like me can win Olympic gold. What I do mean, is we each can determine what we need and want to accomplish in this world and we can indeed be the best in the world at whatever that thing, those things, are.
Are we comfortable with who we are?
Where we are?
Or how we are?
P.S.: check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMDMCX6q2co this is the link to my Table Topics speech from Sunday, Nov. 22nd. In this contest form, each contestant is brought into the room, asked the same question; min. 1:00 .. max 2:30. Judges spread throughout the audience score contestants, results are compiled and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are announced. There were 12 contestants. I finished 2nd
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -13C(wind chill -20C)/8F, clear, strong west wind bringing milder temps soon, I hope, Gusta back to normal romp mode, snow dry, crunchy …
Thank You for this message of the day Mark. Many experience your message. My family and I are in the thick of this but will pull through. As you quote "A day is not a thing", absolutely not, we are day by day, actually hour by hour. Precious is every second of every minute of every hour of the day. Enjoy your walk in the morning. Best regards, SB, Calgary, AB
When we try to do what we try to do, are we really doing our best? I know that if I am 100% vested in an attempt at accomplishment; motivated, interested, committed to that thing, then I do my best. If the accomplishment is assigned to me like a job assignment and I am doing it to fulfill my obligation to the job then I do only what fulfills the goal. A competitive nature helps a lot in this endeavor; something that does not appear to be in my genetic makeup. That is a question that only we can answer. GW, Bon Wier, Texas
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