Friday, January 16, 2009

Recognize Yourself

I have a good friend who is always talking about how smart or accomplished his brother is. In recent conversations he was telling me about how well suited I was to do a particular thing and how he wasn’t. He seems to always focus on the things that others have accomplished and undermines his own accomplishments. What I have yet to mention is that this individual has been an extremely successful business man. He has had it all, boats, horses, cars, and motorcycles and much more. He is well traveled and throughout his life, God has blessed him with his health and good fortune. He never takes no for an answer from anyone and his persistence is unmatched. When he gets into something, I have never met anyone who is a thorough and eager to learn the intricacies of the issue.
It’s important to recognize yourself for the accomplishments you have achieved, which he really doesn’t. He recognizes the results but he doesn’t recognize the part he played in achieving those results. At the risk of acting conceded, he needs to understand and recognize all of his accomplishments and be proud. It’s good to admire others and to strive to emulate the qualities they possess that you respect, but not at the risk of losing yourself along the way.
Stand up, be proud and recognize yourself as the great person you were meant to be, you might be surprised to find out how many people around you, are trying to emulate your great qualities.

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