All the wonders you seek are within yourself. Sir Thomas Brown
A common problem that plagues many people is their inability to believe that they have potential far in excess of what they really use. Our inability to discover these hidden gems of personal potential and power within us arises from the fact that we are constantly seeking answers to our troubles around us and not delving within ourselves. So our restlessness comes not from lack of resources but our failure to harness the resources we are blessed with. Today we shall attempt to identify a few of the possible gems that we posses but what we have not fully leveraged.
Self belief. An individual learns to appreciate the uniqueness and individuality of the person he or she is. This will automatically instill within one a sense of self worth, propel one to believe that he/ she can contribute to the world around in ample measure and kindle a burning desire to make best use of one’s talents, abilities and personality. Once a person begins to believe in himself/ herself, the stage is set for them to overcome their inhibitions, ignite their ambitions and impact the world and society around.
Imagination. While thinking is an integral part of the natural process of human evolution, being imaginative requires one to stretch the boundaries of rationality and logic. It involves risking ridicule, being criticized and being different from the crowd. Imagination requires freedom from convention, giving wings to soar beyond the horizons and seeing things completely different from what the world at large sees. Visit an exhibition of modern art to discover your own limitations in imagination.
Motivation. Desire makes one hungry for achievement and plants the seeds of motivation within us. Yet motivation often tapers off if it is not nourished with the bait of some worthwhile goal, the applause from within one’s own heart and encouragement every step of the way.
Patience. Giving up, getting frustrated and flying of the handle are symptomatic of the evils of a fast paced world. Cultivating the virtue of patience is in itself a huge task for this needs one to modify ones behaviour, alter one’s temperament and control one’s emotions. Yet if one were to observe a child learning to walk, we would realize that we too have traversed that slow and frustrating way and persisted with patience.
Laughter. Nothing amplifies the human spirit in all its dazzling splendor as much as laughter. It is an upliftment of mind, body and spirit with no inhibition, absolute delight and pure ecstasy. Laugh and the world laughs with you; that is one time you can be sure you are never alone.
Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm begins with hope, continues with faith and sustains itself with cheerful, patient, imaginative self belief. Unless a person is enthusiastic action will never be fully effective. Enthusiasm nourishes the spirit, abets action and zooms in on success.
It is actually quite simple to discover these gems within you – for each of the first alphabets of the points above combine to make it SIMPLE.
Remember: Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. e. e. cummings
- Have a look at this PPT seven_wonders_we posses to appreciate wonders of this world as seen by a young kid.
- List out at least 2 points from the above which you are very confident are your natural strengths and outline another 3 more positive gems that you posses e.g. Being organized, punctuality, quick decision maker etc.
- Try and write a couple of your acronyms eg. SMILE – See My Instant Life Energizer and/ or Attempt to write a limerick (if you do not know what that is prove to yourself that you are motivated and enthusiastic to find out about it)
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