Ripples v8.18: Ripples of QUALITY YOU!
5/1/06: your FREE weekly splash from Paul & The Ripples Project
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, submitted by Lauren M., McFarland WI
What the world does not tell you
–because it doesn’t know-
is that you cannot become successful.
You can only BE successful.
Don’t let a mad world tell you that success
is anything other than a successful present moment.
And what is that?
There is a sense of quality in what you do, even the most simple action.
Quality implies care and attention, which come with awareness.
Quality requires your Presence.
-Eckhart Tolle, submitted by Carol K., Bloomington IN
I had some really fun travels this week, first in Green Bay with an enthusiastic crew of high school students at the Wisconsin Association of School Council’s annual convention and then in Washington D.C. at a summit of credit union human resource and training professionals (fabulously) organized by my buddies at CUNA. It surprised me a bit when I realized that my core message for both groups was quite similar: keep doing your remarkable work and keep being your remarkable self! I suppose it isn’t that surprising when you think about it. After all, there may be many barriers that keep us from enjoying our lives more fully and the most challenging ones to face are the INTERNAL barriers: low esteem and poor attitude. These prevent us from making the most of ourselves AND they prevent us from doing our best work to help others too.
Give yourself and those around you a gift this week by accepting that you are pretty darn awesome AND making sure to use that awesome-ness (ok, just go with it for a moment!) to its fullest extent.