Beauty of being true to yourself

Goals …goals goals (gotta love them) … the midst of going for all one wants finding a wonderful place..a place that is uniquely your own can’t be beat(: Being true to yourself brings it all home

I know there is a thread about being true to yourself somewhere..Guess it got lost in the shuffle. Oh well we’re here now..want to share a bit on the beauty of being true to yourself?
•Self-conquest is really self-surrender. Yet before we can surrender ourselves we must become ourselves. For no one can give up what he does not possess.—Thomas Merton
•Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.—Alexander Haig (in Success Secrets of Super Achievers by Stovall)
•Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.—Howard Thurman
•Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.—Albert Einstein
•If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.—Barbara Cook
•Be what you are. This is the first step towards becoming better than you are.—J. C. Hare & A. W. Hare (Guesses at Truth: Second Series)
•Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.—Dr. Suess
•Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.—Janis Joplin
•Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.—Mary Lou Retton
•Find out who you are and do it on purpose.—Dolly Parton
•It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.-Dale Turner
•It’s a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.—Somerset Maugham
•Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with the hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so you must attend to and nourish the garden of your becoming.—Jean Houston
•Let’s dare to be ourselves, for we do that better than anyone else can.—Shirley Briggs
•Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.—Marie Curie
•Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.—Bernice Johnson Reagon
•Man is not intended to see through the eyes of another, hear through another’s ears nor comprehend with another’s brain. Each human creature has individual endowment, power and responsibility in the creative plan of God.-Abdu’l-Baha
•Morning affirmation: I am in the right place, doing the right thing, achieving what I have envisioned, and feeling fulfilled and complete.-Michael Rawls
•Ninety percent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves.—Sydney J. Harris
•No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.—St. Francis of Assisi
•The one person who most blocks you from a full, happy, and successful life is you. He is therefore wise who makes himself an asset. We can be our won worst enemy or best friend. We can be a source of trouble or a cure for trouble. So if you feel empty, as many do, start by getting free from yourself as a first stop to vibrant living.—Norman Vincent Peale
•One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes … and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.—Eleanor Roosevelt
•The only one thing I can change is myself, but sometimes that makes all of the difference.—Anonymous
•Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God! Your playing small doesn’t’ serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.—Marianne Williamson (A Return To Love)
•Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.—Fritz Perls
•People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.—J. Michael Straczynski
•Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, “Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.—Anthony Robbins
•Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself—your strengths and your limitations—in contrast to depending on affirmation from others.—Judith M. Bardwick
•The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.—Harold Taylor
•The search for self-worth begins by finding what is indestructible inside, then letting it be.—Prudence Kohl
•Self-confidence is so relaxing. There is no strain or stress when one is self-confident. Our lack of self-confidence comes from trying to be someone we aren’t.—Anne Wilson Schaef

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