Tag: Growth

To Understand Yourself Requires Patience. Do You Have It?

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It takes time to really understand something, including you. We are quick to judge ourselves. We are good at pointing out what we are not good at. We love talking about our mistakes. We like to associate ourselves with people who think and act like us. Is that the way forward? Is that how to grow in life? Maybe, maybe not.

To know who you really are, you must be patient with yourself. You must tolerate yourself. You must be comfortable with both your mistakes and your ugly past. Yes, you must be comfortable with them. You can’t erase them just like that. They are part of your life. Instead of trying to erase your past, which is impossible, why not try to understand it. Why? When you understand your past, you can prepare for your present and your future.

“Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter… and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up.”

Robert Tew

No one can lead you to yourself REAL self. Only you can do that. If you don’t know yourself, you can’t change your life. You can do it. You must be comfortable with yourself. No one can make you comfortable with yourself but you. Why not do it. What are you waiting for?

Life is too short to waste. Don’t waste yours. It is your life. Make yourself comfortable with who you are. Don’t put yourself down. Always lift yourself up. To do that, you must be patient with yourself.

4 Ways To Change Your Life, According To Nelson Mandela

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When it comes to change, we don’t want to hear it. We don’t want to talk about it. We don’t want to experience it.

If you want to live a fulfilled life, you can’t do it without change. As I write this note, I am changing. I am Learning. I am developing myself.

Don’t fight change. Change is not about changing your physical body. Change is about changing your soul. Change is not about you. It is about your soul. It is about your inner life. It is about your spiritual life.

To change your life, according to Nelson Mandela, you must do these four things:

You must conduct yourself with morality. Mandela said, “Those who conduct themselves with morality, integrity and consistency need not to fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty.”

You must dedicate yourself to what you do. In Mandela’s words, “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”

You must conquer your fear. According to Mandela, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

You must learn from pleasant and unpleasant experiences. “It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences.”

Change is the way.