“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius
In our Western culture we have been slightly misled in the ways and means to personal excellence. We have been told we have to work hard to achieve status. Or that we need only ask and we shall receive. Or the way to personal fulfillment is to put others always before our own needs and desires. These sadly are the roads most followed and lead inevitably to frustration, disappointment, blame, stress and illness. These are not values of personal excellence.
True self-fulfillment is achieved by deeply attending to your inner voice of longing. This is the small flicker of the fire of creation itself. It is already in you waiting to be revealed and completed. This flame has to be fanned with will, desire and the urge or drive to fulfil your fullest potential. This starts on the inside and emanates out into the world. It is both contemplative and active. The stronger your commitment, the stronger your attraction to the people and circumstances who will lead you ever closer to your most excellent self. Have you let someone else hold the keys to your success?
Me agapi (with love),