Don’t Waste Your Time

by Michael Berry on December 10, 2014

Sometimes you may feel like what you are doing is a waste of time. This is when the weaker version of you is working for the stronger, more causative version of you. When you recognize this take a win! The more you see this, the faster you are creating big things.

Here’s what this looks like. You come up with a big idea and in that moment you have certainty around it. As you begin the project or task and work toward completion on this task you will undoubtedly run into obstacles; you realize there is more to it than you initially thought. At this point it’s very natural to immediately feel like you’re just wasting your time. Perhaps it’s too big of a project, you don’t have all the necessary resources to complete it and the end result probably won’t be what you want anyways. During these times it’s easy for the lower self to pull the plug on the project. This is the monologue of the lower self.

For example, imagine a little boy who is building a model airplane that requires a skill level beyond his own. He makes good progress for a while, but he makes a mistake and becomes frustrated which leads to another mistake and, in a moment of extreme frustration, his lower self smashes the model and ends the project.

This little truth is, in fact, among the most important concepts to understand and recognize. As this becomes your experience, more and more, the weaker versions of you will stop questioning the stronger version, and you will start to identify with the version of you that is the strongest. It is during these moments you will feel a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment for a job well done that may have eluded you in the past, and most importantly, you will gain confidence in yourself.

When you stop letting the “bums and criminals” (your lower self) in the business of your mind run the show, things will change much faster. You will create a better life. It can be reduced down to which version of you that you are most identified with: your higher self or your lower self. Do you have a higher perspective or lower perspective of your life? Do you make your higher self bow down to the slothful thinking that these high aspirations are just some craziness that needs to be suppressed, or do you confront and control the compulsive thoughts, beliefs, choices and actions that present themselves?

 Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.


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Jane Araguel October 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Our lower selves get us discouraged over very many things. This is what makes us think we can not do anything or that things are so hard and hence we give up. It is important to keep good track of time so that we are accountable for each minute not to others but to ourselves.

Michael Berry November 1, 2011 at 8:32 am

I love your last comment Jane “we are accountable for each minute not to others but to ourselves.”

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