Friday, May 18, 2012


Katharine Hepburn once said "Spenser grew me up beyond my potential." Everyone has the potential to do great things.  By "great" I don't mean cure a disease, bring world peace or feed the hungry.  Having potential is one of God's many gifts to us.  Our Creator gave us bodies and minds to do the "hands on" work.  When a person lets go of the past and the negative inner voices, positive things begin to happen.  A person can move away from that way of thinking and onto a path that brings them new experiences and opportunities.  M. Scott Peck's book "The Road Less Traveled" shows his readers how the path that is seldom pursued is the one to investigate.  Every person has a purpose and a path, unfortunately there is no one to show the way, we must find it ourselves.  We start by doing the right thing even when it is difficult and it fills us with fear.  Most people don't like the feeling of taking a risk but that is the best way to start on a new path of discovery.  It's important to stop listening to an inner voice that continually tells you that you are not good enough, talented enough, educated enough or attractive enough.  Fear reminds us that we can't succeed in our dreams to live a different kind of life doing the things we love.  Sometimes lack of funds puts out the fires of our ambitions.  Saying "yes" more than saying "no" can get the ball rolling.

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeing deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” 
 M. Scott Peck

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