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May 14, 2006



Aiming to be the best we can be, is part of human nature. Going against it, would deprive us of one of our built-in gifts. If there is, what we cal "civilisation" in this world, in its classic sense, it is because of people like you and me who did their best, who aimed high, and who gave us Art to lift our souls and minds.
Having said that, I am fully aware that I am never going to build anything like the Parthenon, or compose Beethoven's 9th. In the same sense that I can never be Cindy or Gwyneth or whoever the style icon of the moment is.
The grain of truth in Mr. Pearsall's statement lies, I think, in not comparing our successes to anybody else's.
In appreciating our achievements we fulfill our responsibility toward ourselves and we respect our nature: to be the best we were ment to be.


I can't help it - I have to be the best at what I do and it really gets me down because I know I never will be. I know I shouldn't think like this and I do try but I've been like this all my life. It has to be something linked to my childhood.

Having said that any level of success would be good right now.


In reply to Marie's post, I would recommend EFT or even simpler and gentler; TAT, to help get over that negative thinking. Have a look at the TATlife website, it's lovely, or Maryam Webster's Catalyst site for some tips on how to do either of these techniques. Both these methods offer relatively simple work you can do to reverse those negative patterns without going through the agony of years of therapy.

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