I recently watched a video and it was very timely. Sometimes we know something but it is compartmentalized. For example, when I work with people with addictions, I emphasize the importance of choosing to commit completely to stopping. One hundred percent commitment is what is essential to success.
So, wouldn’t one hundred percent commitment be important for success in all things? Of course. Here is a link to a Ted Talk that I really like.
There was this Russian scientist who was killed by the KGB and came back to life after three days of experience’s.
He said of life after being dead three days and having amazing experiences:
“Anyone who has had such an experience of God, who has felt such a profound sense of connection with reality, knows that there is only one truly significant work to do in life, and that is love; to love nature, to love people, to love animals, to love creation itself, just because it is. To serve God’s creation with a warm and loving hand of generosity and compassion – that is the only meaningful existence.”
He was part of a documentary that spoke to several people with near death experiences. Here is the link.
Have you ever felt like an imposter? Most people do at times in their lives. I know I have experienced being trusted to do something that I have learned either in school or on my own and thinking, “who am I to be doing this?” Well, eventually we accept that we really do know how to do the things we do. But what about the new things? What about our work?
“What holds us back from being more confident at work is often a sense that we are fundamentally different from those who succeed.
Too often we leave the possibility of success to others, as we believe our own negative self talk and see our own flaws so clearly. This gives way to the “imposter” syndrome, where we incorrectly believe others to be perfect and ourselves to be lacking.
We know ourselves from the inside, but we know others from the outside, from a narrower and more edited source of information. We suffer – needlessly – from this negative belief we are an imposter, and a fraud.”
This is a self esteem issue and this video below is a clever and succinct explanation with added good advice.
Here is the link to the web page where I discovered this. You might like this website.