Why are we so hard on ourselves?
Norman Vincent Peale (author of “The Power of Positive Thinking”) threw his first manuscript in the trash. It was later retrieved, and it eventually became a million-seller. Stop throwing your own ideas on the scrap pile!
Remember: What you deem inferior about your own work, others may deem excellent!
A human value isn’t a thing. It’s a way. It’s not so much a noun as it is a verb. Having values means next to nothing: it’s living them that counts. What will you do to live yours today?
“Whatever a person can be, he ought to be.” wrote Abrham Maslow. What are you capable of being? This is the one and only lifetime in which to be it – so, what are you waiting for?
Often people try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
Excellence…. If you demand perfection of yourself, you’ll seldom achieve it. Fear of making a mistake is the biggest single cause of making one. Today, take a deep breath and smile. Seek excellence not perfection. Put quality into the steps of your work instead of constantly worrying about the final product.