Sunday, January 8, 2012

S O C Sunday: Believing in your own greatness

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My mind has been "distracted" with the ways of how I hinder my own "greatness".  How I sabotage my own weight loss efforts when I become afraid of the what ifs, the how will I be perceived and such. How I'm inconsistent with my bible reading. How I don't always share great ideas with my coworkers because I don't want the side-eye from other teachers because I'll give the eye back lol.  How I doubt my own ability to be smart enough to be in a doctoral program, yet I am. And it comes down to the fear of being better than the me I am now, when truly I know I could use some work.

So, the aha I had this morning was this:  The desire to achieve greatness has to outweigh the fear of the unknown.

Because I workout for me, I don't workout for others.  I can't change one thought that anyway else has about me anyway. It's their choice. I've started a daily reading plan to help with the bible reading. I find great ideas that need to be shared and I've decided to share them with teachers that want them and look over the rest.  When I hold back I accept being mediocre in my profession.  And to that last part, I'm in the doc program, so I have what it takes, and that's all that matters.

that's my dump...



This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
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  • Link up your post below.
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7 comments:

  1. Great attitude! We can truly be too hard on ourselves sometimes, glad to see you're changing that :)

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  2. Love this: "So, the aha I had this morning was this: The desire to achieve greatness has to outweigh the fear of the unknown."

    That is what I need to accept, as well.

    Found you through SOS.

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  3. "The desire to achieve greatness has to outweigh the fear of the unknown." I LOVE this. There are so many things you stated in the post that I could say about myself. I am so glad to know I am not alone.

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    1. I'm glad that you know you're not alone. Also, it's good to know I'm not alone either.

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  4. That's an awesome dump. It's fear of the unknown but sometimes I think it's the fear of setting high expectations for ourselves and then not living up to them. I love to see you turn your attitude around!

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    1. That is indeed a fear: not living up to my own expectations. But I'm working on that too.

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