“He knew almost nothing about himself. And the little he did know made him want to know less.” – from The Brothers K by David James Duncan
When you wake up and peer into the mirror in the bathroom in the morning, what do you see? Who looks back at you? Do you see a soul ready to move forward, to grow and develop and learn? Or do you see stagnation, purposelessness, a lack of resolve? Or maybe you see a little of both?
Chances are good you fall in the gray area. We all have a certain level of self-confidence onto which we can latch, but how many of us view ourselves as complete?
Lately, there is not much staring back at me from the mirror. I am fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful and amazing people, but what I have done to raise myself up? Honestly, not much. I am, for lack of a better word, lazy. Much of my life has come remarkably easy, and what hasn’t come easy, has been easily avoided. Oh, there are certain things about myself which I value, but I find those giving me small comfort as I look back, and then peer into the distance ahead of me. Regrets… I’ve had a few… or more. But I try not to live in them. No, what sets me back are repeated mistakes. Change does not occur unless it comes through irresistible circumstance.
I am a very weak person. With a weak heart and soul. So, where do I go from here? Is there a workout plan for exercising the muscles that really matter?