“I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
I f I (JCD) were to draw a caricature of an adult experiencing a lifelong crisis of confidence, I would depict a bowed, weary traveler. Over his shoulder, I would place the end of a mile‐long chain attached to tons of garbage. Inscribed on each piece of junk would be the details of some humiliation–a failure, a rejection, an embarrassment from the past. The traveler could let go of the chain, but he is convinced that he must drag that heavy load throughout life.
The above came from email list I am on.
I really liked this mental picture as a reminder that we can let go of all the junk holding us back.
We really don’t have to beat ourselves up over all the dumb stuff we’ve done in the past.
We really don’t have to beat ourselves up over the weight we’ve gained.
We really don’t have to beat ourselves up over the money we’ve wasted.
We should do something about all of those things. Move forward. With reckless abandon and confidence.
Make it a great day.