of the most painful things that I witness over and over is
when people desert their true natures because they think
that acting some other way or doing other things will
bring them more acceptance by others. But if some
people will be more likely to accept me because of an act
I put on, are those really the people I want to be
with? I don't think so.
hardest part of staying true to our nature is defining
what our nature actually is. Not every situation in
our daily lives helps us to determine or to follow our
true natures. Not every reaction that we have to
every situation reflects our true nature, and while we may
be patient by nature, a rough day most certainly can lead
us to acting more than a little impatient. And my
nature may be that of a shrewd businessperson, but when I
make a mistake I may not seem so shrewd at all.
are your talents? What kinds of things come the
easiest to you? These are things that you cannot
desert, for in deserting them you're rejecting gifts that
can make your life much happier, much more whole, much
more fulfilling. Your future success depends upon
you being true to your nature and sticking to those things
that you love to do and that you do well. Success
that comes from such a plan is true, lasting success, not
the fleeting success that comes from playing the games the
way that others think you should play them.
sports we see people stick to the positions that they love
to play and that they've trained to play. Likewise
in life, we have gifts in certain areas that are deeply
imbedded in our natures, and sticking to those gifts can
help us to live our lives fully and completely.