Is What Were Doing Reflective Of What Were Capabe Of?

In a review I wrote about the book "Education, A Memoir, by Tara Westover" this quote by her stands out.

  “First find out what you are capable of, then decide who you are.” 

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The quote describes what Westover did with her life. She had to make the decisions on her own and take the steps on her own. She was obviously capable of much more.

I also found a comment on the inside cover of the book that said, "Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention".

I wrote "As You Look At Your Own Life Story You See Yourself Differently" last December in the Essays section of this blog. My focus in that article was on how we can re invent ourselves and how we see our past differently as we look back on it. We actually can change what the past experiences did for us as we rethink them.

Tara Westover found out who she was as shown in her memoir. Looking back at our own life story can help us find out who we are and that effort can make us better..

Give some thought to your life story. Find out what your capable of and then keep doing your best.

(See the Review of this book, Educated, A Memoir on this site. A full review was reprinted in the St. George Utah News)

 

Building Teams for your Start Up

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Be careful with your new hires in a startup. Talented people want to work with other talented people because they enjoy the inspiration and celebrating each other’s success. Seeking creativity is different from running from restrictions and rules. Build a team, don’t just fill positions.

Is it really Excellance or is it Pride?

Why do we strive to excel? Is it for our "self-image" or is it to give thanks for our abilities and to help others? In our search for excellence, perfection and accomplishment we can become trapped. C.S. Lewis said "Pride gets no pleasure out o having something only out of having more of it than the next man.... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.”

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