BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 by Rhonda Britten in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE by John St. Augustine

“Most people I have worked with over the years seem to be waiting for someone or something outside of themselves for permission to move on. Years go by, and we wait…and wait…and wait. Nothing happens, and do you know why? Because not only is no one coming, but also you wouldn’t believe them if they did grant you permission to live your life in spite of fear. How many people do you know, including yourself, who keep doing the same things over and over gain, hurting themselves and the people around them, and they know it on some level, but continue to do it anyway? It’s because they have not gotten to the point inside where the person they should trust the most – themselves, gives them permission to drop what was and move on to what can be.

Look, this is tough stuff for sure, and it’s not going to be easy. Life is not set up to be easy. Only humans think this way, and it holds us back. Growth is a constant wrestling match between who we think we are – based on our beliefs – and who we hope to become some day. If fear is the deciding factor, guess what wins out every time.”

Rhonda Britten, in “Living an Uncommon Life” by John St. Augustine

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