Saturday, March 10, 2018

Tap into humanity’s overarching wisdom from history. You may be amazed what new perspectives you’ll find.

The hardest to help are those of us who think we know everything and who don't open ourselves to the fear from accepting the unknown overwhelms us. That fear fuels all of our excuses why we can't do it. Yet, that same fear can be transformed into the most powerful self-motivator if we treat it with the one mantra that made humanity survive and thrive for thousands of years: I can do this. As if my life depended on it.

Let's see. We learned to plant purposefully, to domesticate animals, to produce, to overproduce & trade, to travel, to map, to build, to discover & make new forms of energy, to master internal combustion & the atom, to fly, to master millions of operations on a silicon nail-size circuit, to communicate in space, & with each other globally from our hand, & other things. We learned to overcome instinct to violence with empathy toward one another. At least sometimes—when we reckon peace & understanding are much more beneficial than a fight or war every time... we still have things to learn on this front, from a courthouse to international relations.

Often there was nobody there to teach us how to do these. We can improve. We have the greatest skill of them all—to learn by need. By ourselves. Let's never deny ourselves the goal of reaching our fullest performance!

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.

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