One of the shortest quotes that is so powerful is: “Man/Woman, Know thyself.”
Who are you, and what are the beliefs you have about your self? When you have defined yourself, circumstances don’t define you – they only refine you. Worth maketh the man. As a man thinks, so is he. “I think, therefore I am.” Our beliefs about our abilities and the capabilities we have are usually the limiting reactants in the chain reaction of our lives. Life is a chain of reactions, and it is a continuous process.
Exercise 1: Build a host of empowering beliefs about yourself.
In my case, I tell myself:
Ø I am a first class graduate, and an award winner.
Ø I am a top achiever and a great performer.
Ø I am a child of God and a licensed user of the grace of God. One of the empowering beliefs is that the grace of God is more than sufficient to take me through every situation, every position, every challenge in my life. The grace of God gives strength. Christ lives in me.
All our knowledge is ourselves to know. The most effective emancipation comes from knowing yourself. Put yourself in perspective. If you have a low esteem of yourself, set a new target for putting your-self esteem at the top. How high your self-esteem is will determine the available volume for your success.
“Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he
Who finds himself, loses his misery.” Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888)
Having defined yourself and found your worth, pursue it daily, and build your worth up!
“Look round the habitable world; how few
Know their own good; or knowing it, pursue.”
John Dryden (1631 – 1700)