I found this gem of advice on the World Wide Web earlier. It is from an unknown source. I thought – this would be good to share with others.
You can’t be all things to all people.
You can’t do all things at once.
You can’t do all things equally well.
You can’t do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else’s.
You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.
You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you’ll be a most vital mortal.
Dare To Believe:
That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it’s more than a right, it’s your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you’ll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.
— author unknown
It’s not earth shattering – but it is good advice. I am finding that it is difficult to ever be enough, do enough, be fair enough, exceed enough. I have discovered that ‘my humanity is showing.’ I love that expression in this piece – we all have our ‘humanity showing.’
I pray tonight that God give me the patience to accept my own uniqueness and my own limitations. May we understand that God has indeed given us life as a gift to cherish and not a problem to be solved.