“To believe your own thoughts, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men – that is genius.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of the labels we hear stem from our parents, family, and community. It makes perfect sense why we embrace certain labels and reject others. She’s not a great artist. He’s a bit clumsy. She’s shy, etc. You’ve heard these pronouncements for so long that you believe them. They’ve become a habitual way of thinking about your abilities and potentialities.
As Wayne Dyer eloquently pointed out; these habits have pigeonholed you to a point where you allow labels to be attached to you. These labels become to define you in many ways; and they shouldn’t.
As William James suggested, genius means making a shift in your thinking so that you can let go of those habits and open yourself to possibilities of greatness.
Pursue what you love doing and excel at it. Involve yourself in the high-energy levels of trust, optimism, appreciation, joy and love. That means love for what you’re doing, love for yourself, and immerse yourself in any activity and enjoy the process of experiencing it fully.
Much Peace ~ B