- Forgetting that, in order to be of use to others, you have to have a strong sense of yourself.
I wanted to be anybody but me.” “I always wanted to be Barbie and then I found out at 50 that I’m just Raggedy Ann – and it’s much more fun.” The joys of discovering your inner goofball and how compassion makes the most tattered rag doll beautiful Any threats to the established hierarchy are systematically eliminated.
Realistically assessing your own value in an environment where individual contributions are not fully recognized because of not-so-hidden agendas. Nobody can control you and, you see, we give control away.” The perils of seceding power over your own life to others and allowing them to map the path of your progress. Forgetting that, in order to be of use to others, you have to have a strong sense of yourself.
Recognizing the moment of truth and being able to face the reality of where you have taken your life. Being able to see the good along with the bad in that life-altering moment. Seeing an aversion toward significant change as an expression of fear, where perceptions are warped and a litany of excuses can serve as a suffocating security blanket. “When you change, it’s going to have an impact on everybody else in your life. So even though these people love you, they’re going to resist change.” Realizing that massive hurdles will arise, even for the most determined person – and how obstacles are often erected by those closest to you. Knowing that the desire to alter your path is only a wish without hard work. “If I wake up and pinch myself – and I do this a lot – I wake up with a lot of anxieties and I’m breathing, I have a choice: I can feel good or I can feel bad.” Individual needs and individual pain are not relative, but personal. Deciding how you will face the world every day is key. “What is it to feel good? What frees your spirit and gives you a feeling of well-being? And do you have it?” Striving to learn what makes you content and pursuing your individual source of happiness. Discerning how narrow definitions of success impede real growth.
Books by Micki Berg