Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. You are always welcome around my table. Last night a young man was interviewed on 60 minutes, a math and science prodigy. The interview is now available on line. I was able to watch the interview a little while ago. As I watched the interview, I was reminded of several realities. By pursuing what one loves, other matters seem to fall in place. Doors open that previously seemed to be closed.
Interestingly, as Jake pursued what he loved he adjusted and became more affable in his interactions and in the process, better adjusted. Lesson here — in my opinion — is to encourage people to pursue what they love and excel at instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. I wrote an article on this subject nearly a year ago. Feeling like a Square Peg in a World of Round Holes. Give the article a read and let me know how the article speaks to you.Thank you.
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. I have been thinking about round pegs and round holes and square pegs and square holes. In a world that chastises people who are different, I have found myself ostracized – for many years – because of who I am as an admitted square peg.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.” Howard Thurman
You, too, may feel like a square peg in a world of round holes. Consequently, you may find yourself buying in the notion that who you are — as an individual — is of little value or importance. Let me share something with you that I have learned – through my process. That notion and lie is farthest from the truth. Who you are and what you bring to the table of life is of infinite value and of dire importance. Your genius is desperately needed. Don’t cute yourself short.
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
And if you think that too much time has been wasted because you bought into the wrong notions, I have some good news my friend. We can make the decision to start our day over at any time. We can determine to be the best square peg in a world of round holes. We can learn to use our gifts, talents and abilities in ways that work for us and we can determine to trust the process, a loving God and ourselves.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
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