“Your greatest attribute, that which allows you to accomplish most in life and the most treasured aspect of your being will often be the source of your greatest suffering.”
~ Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times
Call it the duality of existence, or universal yin and yang, but there is a natural balance in life, both around and within us. When I consider this applied personally, I’m reminded of my long-held belief that whatever we naturally excel at both serves and harms us at the same time. For example, I’m a proactive, high-energy person, which is great for moving projects forward and getting things done; however, I can become a bit judgmental of others who would rather remain on the sidelines and wait for explicit direction. Also, I have an extroverted, social personality – excellent for networking, but not so terrific when I get caught up chatting and run out of time to finish my work!
Can anyone relate? (More…)