You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t gotten you anywhere. Try complementing and accepting yourself and see what could happen.

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t gotten you anywhere. Try complementing and accepting yourself and see what could happen.

Do you accept yourself for who you are?

Are you willing and capable of appreciating yourself for exactly who you are, flaws and all? 

So many of us fall victim to our respective dreams, goals, and aspirations, such that we are continually thinking of ourselves as a work in progress, and seldom, potentially, finding deep appreciation for who we are, each and every single day. 

How do we create a boundary between the way that we are hoping to evolve versus our consistent presence on a day-to-day basis? 

In setting goals and having aspirations to improve, mature, and evolve into someone of even more substance, than we have currently achieved, are we potentially shortchanging ourselves along the way?

We forge a pathway towards an envisioned endgame that we are projecting for ourselves. This is highly beneficial for accelerating into new territory, but without the pause for current appreciation, we are potentially losing big chapters of our lives, not being content with ourselves, and therefore, potentially criticizing ourselves for everything that we have yet to become. 

Wouldn’t it be wiser to continually take inventory and find internal pride and satisfaction for all that we are currently, while still maintaining the definitive projections necessary for us to evolve in the path that we most desire? 

The truth is that at a certain point in time we are all going to grow old. Our bodies will decay, and our being will no longer be the same as we once were. 

So given that there is unquestionably a portion of our final years in which we are disintegrating slowly, wouldn’t it be even more prudent to awaken at the earliest possible moment in our lives to this core reality, so that we may find substantial gratitude for all the wonderful things that we are at that moment in time, and for everything that we are expecting to mature into? 

If you can find perspective between your projected aspirations and your current self, I believe you will find great satisfaction and a deeper appreciation for your life in the process. 

Happy Thursday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!