Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
This quote really caught my eye; I’m sharing mostly to remind myself when I lose focus, and perhaps it will resonate with you.
I’ve long concluded that there is a sort of magic in the universe. A type of psychic power that allows us to manifest our desires into being. A lot of the things we want, or need, are within reach if we can think about how to attain or attract something into being. It’s a type of manifestation. It’s a type of prophecy. I’ve been blessed with so much in life, but only because I believed the possibilities. When I’ve changed my attitude about the impossible, thought critically and truly kept an open mind, things somehow fall into place. Taking action is vital, but you cannot possibly take the next step towards a goal if you don’t believe it to be attainable. I try to get out of my own way, and when I do amazing things happen.
When I try to turn that optimistic view inward, things are incredibly messy. When thinking about the people I admire, I often wish I were more like them. Then I tell myself that’s never going to happen. I’m too weak, I’m not talented enough, I’ll never have what they have, I’ll never have that confidence nor charisma, etc. and so on; But that perception becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. This quote really put’s in in perspective for me. If I am so certain that rational outward thinking can open opportunities to me, I should be able to feel the same when I look in the mirror. I will try to better avoid self-sabotage, operate with intention, and for fuck’s sake: stop underestimating yourself and unlock your full potential.