Friday, September 26, 2008

Malcolm Forbes Said It Right


I agree with Malcolm Forbes that too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Put yourself on view. This always brings your talents to light. You are richer than you think you are. Nathanial Emmons once said, "One principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling and divide and shift their attention among a multitude of objects and pursuits." Remember this on your way up: your best will always rise when you tap into the best gift inside you.

One well cultivated talent,
deepened and enlarged,
is worth one hundred shallow faculties.

Too many of us only take our wants into consideration, neglecting our very own talents, abilities and haves. Be grateful with what you are, and you will be at peace with yourself. The more you learn about what to do with yourself, and the more you do for others, the more you'll learn to enjoy the abundant life. Sydney Harris quoted: "90% of the world's woe come from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Don't expect anything original from an echo. Trust your instincts. Your mistakes might as well be your own,instead of someone's else's. Whatever you are, be a good one.

Be yourself,
who is better qualified?

4 comments:

foongpc said...

Hmmm, deep this one. I like this - "The more you learn about what to do with yourself, and the more you do for others, the more you'll learn to enjoy the abundant life".
True, we should get to know ourselves, cos only we alone know who we are, no one else knows.

Tekkaus said...

Yep!No one really know ourselves better than us alone. Unless we act we don;t know anything about ourselves. Ha =)

QuaChee said...

heya can share on this as well... 'the more 'full' we are, the more love we can spread' :)

Tekkaus said...

the more full we are? Haha =) A good one. I'm "full" right now, where should I start spreading? LOL