“The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed-it is a process of elimination.” -Elbert Hubbard
Good morning! Think about the journey of self-improvement you have taken. How many times have you succumbed to adding a new system, tool, approach, mission statement, goal? Consumer-culture has taught us to look externally for solutions to our problems instead of internally, and that the next “tool” could be the “magic cure” for all of our woes.
Yet, when we look externally time and time again, all we do is add to the confusion of trying to decode our path. We have to wade through all its tools and systems. Today’s quote reminds me that often our answers are internal. Instead of adding on, we should focus our energies on looking within, chipping away at the pieces that don’t work, until we find our “core”.
Your Turn: We are all the sculptors of our own lives. What type of sculpture are you creating?
Today’s Affirmation: Daily I look within, reflecting and honing my purpose.