ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

ABC's of Self-Realization: Encouraging Excellence

Updated on September 6, 2013

There's a difference between striving for excellence and seeking perfection. Excellence is about living from the highest part of your Self - the part that is the most like God. It's about living from your highest thought, your highest action, your highest word. It is the truest, most real part of yourself. It is who you were Meant to Be when you chose to show up on this earth.

Perfection is something else. It's about accepting the entire package of Who You Are with your faults, quirks, and flaws. It's realizing that there is perfection in everything imperfect. You are exactly as you were meant to be for this moment. You will progress farther in life. Staying stuck in your current situation is being stagnant. You can choose to stagnate or to move forward. That choice is up to you.

Source

Choosing excellence means you wake up, look around your life, and realize that you might possibly be in a place you weren't meant to stay either emotionally, mentally, or physically. It means you become aware that the role you are playing wasn't meant for you. (Gotta love James Taylor!) Striving for excellence allows you to see that your thoughts, words, and actions have to be congruent in order to achieve that state of being. Your awareness allows you to see that you have been physically ill, or mentally off kilter, or emotionally distraught because you haven't been living from the deepest, most real part of Who You Truly Are. It's been known that a lot of people stay living inside their "comfortable misery" because that is "all they know". It's also been noted that that statement doesn't have to be true. Many people have "risen from the ashes", so to speak, and have overcome tremendous odds and difficulties. They have become as butterflies, breaking free to fly, from within the safety of their cocoon.

Within each of you is the ability to break free, to live out your life as an example of what excellence looks like. Within each of you is also the free will to become consciously aware of what you wish to strive towards in life. You have choices. You have the ability within your innate empowerment to overcome whatever it is you desire to change about your life. The biggest part of change is twofold: (1) knowing that you cannot change your circumstances all the time, but you can definitely change your attitude towards them so that it brings more peace to your life and (2) knowing that the only thing that is constant in life is change. Life is not stagnant at all. Each day brings something new, if you so seek to find it. There is beauty in each day. Sometimes, it takes a lot more searching to see the goodness, but if you seek to see even one thing that is positive during the day, you will be able to find one more positive thing for which to be grateful in every consecutive day. Striving for excellence means keeping the most positive thoughts and actions on your priority list. The more "positivity" you consciously seek, the more you will find. The more you find, the more doors will be opened for you to make your life a better, more peaceful place. It inspires you towards more excellence, towards fulfilling your life's purpose. It's all that was ever intended from the beginning - for you to be and express Who You Truly Are and to live in a world of peace, acceptance, and love. That is what excellence truly is.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Lene Lynn 

      7 years ago

      Ashantina, thank YOU! I love your encouragement, you are always so positive about my writing! You are my most popular fan! :) Happy 4th to you, too! Have fun, ok?

    • Ashantina profile image

      Ashantina 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the distinction about striving for perfection and excellence... Always awe inspiring Lene!!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)