Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

What Makes You Special?


Many people are too busy today trying to fit themselves into the image of other people. This ranges from physical appearance to dressing mannerism right to extreme character imitations.

And although I can understand the underlying feelings of insecurity which trigger such actions, still it goes without saying that this 'unhealthy' habit can be detrimental to your one big asset: recognizing and developing your uniqueness.

Some people are either afraid to show who they really are, because they believe that other people are better than them. Or as a result of lack of inner consciousness, they are just not aware of their own special gifts.

First of all, there is nothing wrong with being who you are. In fact, the more you are willing to be yourself, the better is your chance of being authentic and special. Then no amount of any artistical imitation will ever make a strong indelible impact on other people or makes you feel better about yourself. It is better to be a first class 'you' than a third rate imitation of some celebrity. At least this way, you will be upholding the true spirit of individualism and helping along the course of evolution.

Secondly, regardless of how or what you may at present think of yourself, you are still special and that is what other people want to see and experience in you. Psycho-logically, people are more attracted to someone who is genuine. So don't try to be what you are not.

If you are still in doubt about what is special about you, start by asking yourself these 3 questions:

1.How do people react to me when I am with them?

2. When in a crowd, am l more interested in voicing my opinion or do I listen intently to others?

3. When decisions are made, do I accept to go along with the majority, or is upholding my values more important to me?

Each of these questions can prompt you to look deeper into yourself and recognise what you may be missing: your special abilities.

Your strength lies in your inherent abilities. For these are the gifts of the spirit, the real you.

Learn to know what your assets are and what makes you stand out from the crowd.

The best way to do this is to focus on what you know gives you passion, joy and deep satisfaction. I once had to give a friend some new perspectives about herself. She complained constantly about how people around her were getting along while she felt left behind. One day as I istened again to her lamentations, it suddenly dawned on me that she had been focusing on other peoples' lives instead of on her own.

I pointed this out to her and encouraged her to look into herself and her life. She was to find out what she could genuinely admire about herself and recognise as her inherent strength.

Well, it didn't take her long to turn the table. She decided that her life hadn't been such "a disaster" after all. In fact she came up with what made her to be such a great friend to have around. Her exceptional ability to remain calm and compose in the face of difficult situation.

Once you know what it is that makes you special, keep grooming it until it shines out in all its glory. Thus the saying "who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying" becomes your true shield and emblem.

Kunbi Korostensky N.D., Psychotherapist and Certified Life Coach is specialised in supporting people going through various life changes, such as after a divorce, bereavement and dealing effectively with teenagers. Check out her ebooklet: Top 10 holistic Questions to Embrace Change and Grow at http://www.embracingchanges.com.BooksandCDs.html


MORE RESOURCES:

Palladium-Item

McCabe provides motivation for champs
Palladium-Item
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mason McCabe's two points Saturday were a lower total than the 10 he had during Thursday's semifinal victory. The motivation he and his family continued to be as big as ever. "Mason McCabe's brother is battling cancer. We've had kind ...

and more »


Santa Fe New Mexican

Germanwings Flight 9525: Depression, Motivation and the Language of Terrorism
Center for Research on Globalization
And when it comes to suspicious catastrophe, the next pundit will venture into the dangerous world of kiss and tell – what was the motivation for that particular act? The loss of all those on board Germanwings Flight 9525 is another blight on the air ...
Friends see no motivation for 'deliberate' crash in AlpsSanta Fe New Mexican
Germanwings co-pilot crashed the plane without apparent terrorist motivationLa prensa
Germanwings and EvilFirst Things (blog)
Fox News -OregonLive.com
all 7,359 news articles »


SCNow

Biggest Loser 2015: Motivation for the future
SCNow
Biggest Loser life coach Robin Lewis used her last meeting with contestants to talk about taking the changes made during the competition into the rest of their lives. Buy this photo · Biggest Loser 2015: Motivation for the future. MELISSA ROLLINS ...



Lifehacker Australia

The Four Motivation Types And How They Affect Your Habits
Lifehacker Australia
Questioners are motivated by reason and need to fully understand the expectation and feel it's justified. Obligers are people pleasers; they will do stuff for everyone else but not for themselves. Rebels resist expectations and work toward goals based ...

and more »


TBO.com

Rays reliever Balfour not lacking for motivation
TBO.com
Balfour's motivation to bounce back this season is fueled by the way his dad suffered during his final months, living longer than doctors thought he would, and by the memory of how David introduced Grant to baseball and helped mold a career that has ...

and more »


Huffington Post

Internal vs. External Motivation: How to Build an Exercise Routine You'll Stick To
Huffington Post
And the reason we enjoy it is highly dependent on where our motivation to run comes from. If you've ever struggled to stick to a fitness plan -- or any plan, really -- the solution could be as simple as channeling your motivation from the right source ...



azcentral.com

Arizona Coyotes' Cunningham has no shortage of motivation
azcentral.com
Forward Craig Cunningham is one of a handful of players currently with the Coyotes hoping to stand out enough to warrant a job offer after this season. Loading… Post to Facebook. Arizona Coyotes' Cunningham has no shortage of motivation Forward Craig ...



The Turlock Journal

Young authors receive motivation for literary futures
The Turlock Journal
“When you hear the word 'author' you may only associate it with adults, but what many people don't realize is that anyone with a love of writing and a lot of perseverance can become an author if they set their mind to it—no matter what age they are.”.



Irish Times

Germanwings crash: Focus on co-pilot's motivation
Irish Times
The investigation into the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 has shifted radically from possible technical or mechanical failure to the psychology of Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old German co-pilot whom the Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin yesterday ...

and more »


KSL.com

Wilson's injury leaves Utah gymnastics 'fired up' with motivation
KSL.com
As the Red Rocks prepare for the regional meet, they are using Wilson's absence as motivation. “We are pretty fired up. We lost an important person for the rest of the year. Without a doubt, we have plenty of motivation to finish the rest of the season ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.