Are you waiting for someone to discover you? Or to see, recognise
or acknowledge your value or true worth?
Well, I hate to be the one to tell you this but, it doesn’t work that
There’s only one person who can unlock a magic door for you
and that person is…..yours truly.
How? By owning up and commiting to your immense, incredible
Here’s an example of what I mean:
When I was in the bushveld recently I met a young African woman
She works as a cleaner although she’s passed her university entrance
exams with good grades and hopes to one day become a lawyer.
I asked Pretty what her real name was and she said “Bothle”.
Needless to say I was shocked.
Because Bothle doesn’t mean “Pretty”. It means “Beauty” or
“Beautiful” in quite a few African languages.
Who had translated her name so inappropriately and why?
And how was she ever going to be taken seriously as a lawyer with a
name like “Pretty”?
What’s the difference?
Pretty aims to please others and be socially acceptable.
Beauty doesn’t aim to please anyone. It just is.
There’s a massive gulf between these two words.
And this is the exact gulf each of us has to jump
in this lifetime if we wish to reach our full potential.
Each of us to learn to take our full potential seriously
even if others might snigger or frown.
Or even worse, turn their backs.
Will Pretty ever find the courage to insist on being called
her rightful name?
How about you? Are you making yourself less in order to please,
or keep the peace,
or not offend others
or not appear too full of yourself?
Are you settling for far less than your full potential
just to keep others happy?
Here’s an exercise, originally from Louise Hay but recommended
too by Cheryl Richardson, author of “The Art of Extreme Self Care”:
Every time you see a mirror, look deeply into your eyes and say
“I love you…”
Try this exercise every day for the next few weeks.
If it doesn’t totally transform your life, come have your hands read.
Your hands are accurate mirrors of your incredible potential.
I’d like to help you wake up to the magnificence of who you really are.
You’re beautiful. Shine.
31 thoughts on “Re-dreaming your life. part 3. Recognition”
Some beautiful thoughts that make us reflect on our life, how can be happier and have self esteem.
I enjoyed reading your post.
I agree with you, your saying this is so good and useful for me. Thanks.
Aww.. you just made me teary-eyed in there.. Thank you.. You have opened one door for me.. I cannot see all my potentials… Occasionally, my self esteem is very low.. I wish i can boost it up but i don’t know how.. I think i’ll try that mirror thing.. Im going to say i love you everyday… Thanks! 🙂
yes! Try it…come back one day and tell me how it has helped.
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I wouldn’t take her seriously if her name’s Pretty. Think people will get a chuckle out of it. As long as she is comfortable with it, I think it will be okay.
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I hover and read from the first up to this 3rd part of your article, and I am so impressed and inspired. Gotta make a self-assessment today and consider these things as my resolutions.
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Think people will get a chuckle out of it. As long as she is comfortable with it, I think it will be okay.
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It helped me alot, You have opened one door for me, I cannot see all my potential, Occasionally, my self esteem is very low.
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Awesome post. Thanks. I’m waiting part four.
when I read this post i find myself standing on the place where i need to think more about my life.
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I believe that bad things which happen in our lives are no less then self fulfilling prophecies. Too bad that most people often underestimate their own quality. Sometimes I just go somewhere and contemplate about life, in order to keep everything in place.
very refreshing post you have here… I love reading it
A very good article. Pretty and Beauty are food for thought. I agree with recognition though, I know i’m the only one who can get myself recognised. Things don’t often fall into your lap like that.
A good friend opened me up to the potential of palmistry as remarkable means for self-reflection. You’ve reaffirmed that today, and helped me reflect on my own full name as well, Robert. Thank you for an enjoyable post.