Sole Searching is intended and designed to generate and create serious thinking and deep consideration regarding one’s beliefs, motivation and driving force to finally move yourself to the next level.

Week 63, Volume 63

It’s OK to Be Hard On Yourself

The other day I was sharing with a friend some business deadlines and training goals I failed to achieve on time. Their response was “you will get it done; stop being so hard on yourself.” No doubt I will get it done but the conversation made me think of what Bedros Keuilian, a highly successful speaker, author and business consultant once said: “More people need to be hard on themselves. We go around bubble wrapping ourselves. We leave the training wheels on far too long.”

I have concluded that I have given myself a get-out-of-jail card way too many times. I am in total agreement with what Ella Wheeler Wilcox shared:  “I think it is a good thing, now and again, to grow utterly sick of ourselves, and sit down and pull our minds and hearts and motives and actions and ambitions to pieces and dust them off as a watchmaker cleans a watch; then to put them together again with care and resolve to begin over again and do better…and then actually do it.”

The game is played with 1 get-out-of-jail card for a reason, you need to do the hard work for the rest of what you want.