Today’s Gem of Insight #85

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that it is okay that we are not experts. Sometimes we think that just because we have studied a certain subject, have experience in a certain area, or interact with certain people that we should know much more than we do and that we should be so much better at something than we are. However, if we are not careful, thoughts like that can lead to us making comparisons of ourselves and others, and we all know where that can lead.

Certainly, at times, the thoughts that we should know more about something or that we should be better at doing something are birthed out of statements that others make and thoughts and views that others have regarding us. And, for the most part, we have no control over that. However, just because someone else may think that we are more knowledgeable about something than we are or that we are able to do more than we can, that does not mean that we have to allow those thoughts and views to affect us negatively.

In fact, oftentimes, the mere fact that the people in our lives come to us with these types of thoughts and views is a demonstration of the fact that they are confident in our skills and abilities, they trust our judgment, and they think highly of us, which are all good things. So, as long as we make it a point to keep things in perspective, continue to engage people in an honest manner, and do everything with excellence (rather than perfection) as our goal, we will make it possible for our specialized talents and abilities to shine through and bless others in the process. #lovebythedrop

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