A moment of self-reflection will indeed awaken the greatness inside of you and inspire confidence and action in your life. Don’t be afraid of greatness, you’ve got to face it and before it’s too late, you must embrace it!
While it is true that self-reflection can be a very humbling process, still it is important that you make time to do it as often as you possibly can. Once you make the commitment to do it, then your soul begin to give you the answers which becomes the foundation for the greatness that you can ultimately achieve.
Self-Reflection as a Guiding Principle
What is self-reflection? According to Wikipedia, it is ‘the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. It invariably leads to inquiry into the human condition.’
Additionally, what comes to my mind is this – it is when someone takes the time to look within him/herself to give careful thought about their own character, belief and behavior.
It is also an opportunity to deep clean the soul and spirit being while removing toxic elements in order to discover the true self – the true self that would manifest the divine nature, image and likeness of our Creator.
“We are essentially all children of God with brilliantly shining souls. However, just as a diamond accumulates dirt if it is neglected, our souls inevitably collect dust and grime as we live in this world. We are supposed to refine our own souls, and this is actually our spiritual discipline.”
“Although someone else can wash your physical body, only you can cleanse your own soul; you are responsible for polishing it.” ~ From Ten Principles of Universal Wisdom pg21
“Doubt everything or believe everything: these are two equally convenient strategies. With either we dispense with the need for reflection.” ~ Henri Poincare
“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.” ~ Frederick Douglas
“The true purpose of self-reflection is to correct our mistaken thoughts and actions, and learn from them, thereby creating a more constructive life. Self-reflection is not just the simple act of discovering past mistakes and making up for these mistakes, like resetting a negative zero. The ultimate objective of self-reflection is the development of a more positive self and the realization of a utopia on earth as the fulfillment of God’s will.” ~ from the book Ten Principles of Universal Wisdom pg223
Quotes on Greatness
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” ~ Les Brown
“The task of leadership is not to put greatness in humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” ~ John Buchan
“The mark of greatness is when everything before you is obsolete, and everything after you bears your mark.” ~ David Khari Webber Chappelle
“Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.” ~ Charles Simmons
“We have greatness and the power of greatness in us to work to our favor – greatness to find our passion and then to make it our purpose to act on that passion. We have the power of choice – power over our thoughts and mind, our brain, our emotions and our destiny. You and I can choose to change our thinking!” From: Living Up To The Standard Of Greatness Inside Of You
“You and I have tremendous measures of control, greatness and power that can swing a decision in our favor by just one simple thought, transmitted into action.” ~ Yvonne I. Wilson
“You have the potential to be great, to do great things, and to grow exponentially in your personal everyday life and to grow the economy. Every day that you wake up, make it a habit of intentional growth for that day. The secret to your success will be determined much by what you have on your agenda for that day, and not what handout someone else may have on their agenda for you.” From: You Cannot Lock Away Greatness
“Whatever you set your mind to do; you can and will achieve it. It may seem impossible at first, but when your dream matters enough to you, you will spring into action no matter how impossible others may have made it seem. Go after your dream! You are destined for greatness!” From: 8 Things To Stop Believing So You Can Move Forward
“The ways of the Lord are not comfortable, but we were not created for comfort, but for greatness, for good.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
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