“Know first who you are and what you’re capable of.” – Epictetus
Just as nothing great is created instantly, the same goes for the perfecting of our talents and aptitudes. We are always learning, always growing. It is right to accept challenges. This is how we progress to the next level of intellectual, physical, or moral development. Still, don’t kid yourself: If you try to be something or someone you are not, you belittle your true self and end up not developing in those areas that you would have excelled at quite naturally.
Within the divine order, we each have our own special calling. Listen to yours and follow it faithfully.
The above comes from one of my favorite books, The Art of Living by the Stoic – Epictetus.
With the road to 2016 now only 2 days away, I couldn’t help but personally reflect on the above passage. The areas I have found the most personal growth is when I started caring less of what others would think, and focused on myself and others in my life that really mater.
We all have our own personal calling. Are you listening? Make today great.
Kolby is The Healthy Primate