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It seems it is more common that in today’s world we live hounded by the feeling of being less than certain something. Perhaps it is that I am becoming more perceptive of these things than before, but I see this in a lot of people, of course also in me sometimes, but more so pervasively …   Read More

It seems it is more common that in today’s world we live hounded by the feeling of being less than certain something. Perhaps it is that I am becoming more perceptive of these things than before, but I see this in a lot of people, of course also in me sometimes, but more so pervasively in some of the people that I come in contact to a feeling of putting oneself down. I am not also not very sure whether this has to do with the being lazy, because simply it is much easier to accept that you are a failure in specific areas of life than to work really hard to actually improve in those areas. self-portrait-leonardo

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” – Leonardo da Vinci

The great Leonado Da Vinci had a well known habit, that is he would have this ongoing wish to improve himself, for example Leonardo would purposely force himself to see better in the dark, he would learn countless of languages, countless of trades, he was a writer, philosopher, inventor, painter, thinker you name it. Another thing Leonardo would do is he would force himself to listen better, he would practice hearing, so he would improve it. The point here is Leonardo would probably not think so low of himself, he would not look at it in this sense, he would simply see that there is something lacking in him, that only means he needs to work hard to level up the standards. A lot of people fear Mathematics, perhaps if not now so much, before while in school. Some just say: “Math is not for me, I just don’t get it.” Well, is the theory of Math is only for some people and not for others? Or what about writing? Some people say: “Writing is not for me, what would I write about?” Or people who are not comfortable with the way they look. Although, there are aspects of aesthetics, society and what cultures define as beauty can vary, the point here is, there is no such thing as you can’t, there is only won’t. The problem with this way of thinking is that it often goes unnoticed or unspoken, sometimes it becomes part of your personality and those who hear it simply understand it as such. Rarely would someone who really cares for the other point it out, but even at that there is the risk of discord to form between the two parties. This whole idea of feeling less, low self-esteem is unfortunately laziness, if not impatience, why be defeated if there is not even a real attempt to change the current situation? Instead, persevere and you will succeed.

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