We look in the mirror and its not good enough. There is always something imperfect. There is a tendency to default to skepticism and self-deprecation. There is a belief that if we aren’t critical we won’t push ourselves. If we believe we are great or perfect the way we are, there is nothing to strive for – physically, mentally and financially….
These distortions lure us into and trap us into a circular argument with ourselves – everything from how fit we are, to how well-read we are and how much money we need to feel secure.
Is satisfaction a sign of latency? If we don’t wish for more from ourselves are our skills and talents being wasted? If we go after what we want are we selfish and greedy?
There has been an extreme shift in mindset generationally – what was once ” those that work hard get ahead” has now become ” everybody gets ahead because we deserve that right.” Extremes are what create vacuums. They lump everyone together and distort the authenticity of the choices we make.
The facts remains that “potential” is a pandora’s box. There are products or services to aid in harnessing that “potential” which many desire but only some attain.
What we choose to see may indeed be distorted but the seductive promise of that potential is what fuels us.
Quote of the day: “The potential within you is greater than the obstacles around you.” -Matshona Dhilwayo
your potential xo