I am re-posting from February of last year as it is still so relevant this year, asking the question, what characteristics make up your power? If you read this last year, thank you for continuing to follow W.H.A.T.!™. If this is your first time . . . enjoy!
This month’s positive affirmation is about the characteristics that make up your powers. There will be times in life when outside forces can bring no help. It will be all up to you! Below are some resources within yourself to use or tap into to become even more powerful than you are today!
- Self-Love – Without love of self, it will be impossible to love others … and God for creating you. You have to see the beauty within yourself in order to appreciate all beauty.
- Self-Confidence – You must maintain belief and trust in yourself in whatever you chose to do. You must also reassure others that you can do it.
- Self Awareness – You must let go of all pride and ego. You have to “check” yourself on a regular basis. This includes your health, your attitude, and finances, etc.
- Self-Improvement – This should be a continuous process until you leave this earth . . . enough said!
- Self-Esteem –Unless you value and respect yourself . . . no one else will. Know your self-worth, and know that no one can take that from you. Your appearance and attitude will also play an important role.
A most praiseworthy characteristic of those who walk humbly is their willingness to learn and a positive attitude! Try to free yourself of self-imposed limitations in opportunities to acquire insight and knowledge. And constantly strive to develop qualities that will help your powers become increasingly effective!
We have a tendency to say in the English language to “gain knowledge”. But if you really look at the meaning of the two words together, it just seems to imply . . . that it is a collection of intangible items kept categorized in the brain for a period of time. If that is the case then we should be gaining, losing, re-learning, and unlearning knowledge. Right?
To unlearn knowledge consist of dealing with everything you have learned since childhood as “the truth”. For example, if you grew up in a family that is prejudice against anyone who does not look like them or practice the same religion. And then one day, you realize that people of other cultures and religions have similar interest and concerns as your family. You might be unable to convince your family, but you are unlearning their beliefs, and re-learning the truth.
If to gain knowledge means learning something new and retaining it, then don’t we lose knowledge as well? I am still learning something new every day, but don’t ask me specifics about when I served in the Army over two decades ago. Even though, I can still make a mean hospital-cornered bed that you can bounce a quarter off!
W.H.A.T.!™ Did I “Unlearn” This Year? . . . that no matter how much knowledge someone has or will “gain”, it will be their character that will have the greatest effect on someone else’s life. Good behavior and high moral character must come first. If the character is not properly trained . . . acquiring knowledge will only prove dangerous. Knowledge is praiseworthy when coupled with ethical conduct and virtuous character!
W.H.A.T.!™ Did You “Unlearn” This Year? If you did “unlearn” something, please share when or what it was, how you did it, or why!