The Self Part 4: Self-discovery without Viagra.

We’re discussing finding and/or creating your Self.

Number six in the series on SELF: POTENCY AND ACT.

(FOR THE EARLIER POSTS IN THE SERIES PLEASE SEE BELOW.)

BACK TO POTENCY!

(No, not THAT kind of potency! Don’t drift on me here!)

Well, OK, you COULD call it Viagra for the Self. viagra-softI actually kinda like that!

“Potency” here means the capacity, the ability to reach your full potential using your gifts.

Along with good parenting, this happens if you are doing what you are supposed to be doing to find and grow your gifts, talents and abilities.

(I say, “Supposed to” in the sense that if you have gifts you should develop them, if you can.)

And you DO, so you SHOULD.

Good parenting is required. Pixmac Photo

Good parenting is required. Pixmac Photo

It’s a life rule.

Many people don’t do it. They don’t play by the rules.

But maybe they don’t KNOW the rules.

Maybe nobody ever taught them the rules.

Unfortunately, in life, that doesn’t matter.
Ignorance is no excuse.

If you don’t know the rules–for whatever reason– you’re going to lose the game.

For many reasons, most of us don’t get there.

Stunted growth because of bad parents will do that.

However, in life we cannot blame everything on our parents.

We have to play the hand we are dealt.

But the hand we’re dealt has potential; it has potency.

We are, in a sense, obligated to try to get past whatever would hold us back, and STILL develop ourselves.

Many of us don’t get there because we don’t know how to get there, or we don’t try or we get thwarted by life.

Shit happens.

For many reasons, most people can’t do this.

They never reach their potential-or even a smattering of their true potential– for many reasons–because of poor parenting, country of origin,education, socioeconomic status, language, etc.

This is a big topic, but the point is most people on earth don’t have the luck to be born into a supportive family where the parents are actually adults–not as common as the word suggests–and in a country with opportunities to thrive.

But never mind those people.

Think of people these days in North America or other western countries like Italy, Spain, Ireland, Greece (Yikes!), England and France.

These days, being born in a western democracy is no guarantee of what we call “success’ is it?

Some people fail to develop their potential because truly bad situations exist. We have to deal with it.

Some blame others or accept defeat or collapse.

That simply isn’t good enough.

They fail to discover their talents and, in so doing, they fail to ACT on their potency.

They fail to ACT on that potential.

Well, they can’t ACT on it if they don’t KNOW what it IS.

Our chief job in life to discover our potential and develop it.

To discover our potential, means to discover, or find, our talents, gifts and abilities and then from those to create our SELVES.

That’s what we should be doing.

That’s what we need to do if we are be content, never mind happy.

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Frank

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The Self Part 5: Selfish vs Selfless (in women)

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The Self Part 1: Do You Find Yourself or Create it?

The Self Part 2: Searching for yourself? Flying blind?

The Self Part 3: Be Yourself, Everybody else is taken.



			

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