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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What Is Your Reality?



Perhaps you are working hard at trying to reach your goals. And perhaps over time some of the friends you've had since way back then, when you were not yet working on those goals, have seen how you keep at it, and how you never give up, and a few of them actually tell you that they really admire you. But more often than not, you hear people (especially the people who seem to have less determination than you) say to you: don't you ever stop to relax? Or: you must work all the time to get so much done. Or: why do you need to do so much? Clearly, something about those comments might make you feel that what you're doing is not right, or exaggerated, or too much, and so ultimately, you feel less than good about yourself.

Interesting. Why didn't you pay greater attention to the ones who say they admire you? Perhaps you think their opinion is less worthy than the opinion of the ones who 'constructively' criticize? Think of Columbus, think of Edison, think of Lincoln - if they had listened to their detractors, the world might still be considered to be flat, we might still we reading by gaslight and slavery might not yet have been abolished.

Perhaps what is really necessary here is that you begin to realize that your reality is being put on shifting sand by the opinions of others. Should it not be you who determines your reality and what is right or not right in your life? In similar fashion it should also be you who determines exactly what you do and how much of it you do in order to achieve your goals. So, in the words of Les Brown, Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

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