Many people spend a great deal of energy arguing for their own limitations; "I can't do that," "I can't help it, I've always been that way," "I'll never have a loving relationship," and thousands of other negative and self-defeating statements.Mrs Israel, opening the book and seeing the marker you placed there for me to see, so that I would be able to read this -- still astounds me. You know me better than I know myself. I wish I had you with me now. Remind me why I love writing. Remind me why I want judo. Remind me why I'm doing all of this.
Our minds are powerful instruments. When we decide that something is true or beyond our reach, it's very difficult to pierce through this self-created hurdle. When we argue for our position, it's nearly impossible. Suppose, for example, you tell yourself, "I can't write." You'll look for examples to prove your position. You'll remember your poor essays in high school, or recall how awkward you felt the last time you sat down to write a letter. You'll fill your head with limitations that will frighten you from trying. In order to become a writer or anything else, the first step is to silence your greatest critic -- you.
- Richard Carlson, Ph.D., Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
NO MORE DREAMING OF THE DEAD AS IF DEATH ITSELF WAS UNDONE
NO MORE CRYING LIKE A CROW FOR A BOY, FOR A BODY IN THE GARDEN
14 April 2010 @ 10:01 pm
17 November 2009 @ 06:50 pm
Edward: Not to rain on your parade or anything...
Edward: Today just happens to be his girlfriend's birthday. O_o