Monday, November 16, 2015

         You are unique, separate, and different from all others. Your perception, beliefs, attitudes, motives, abilities, experiences, aspirations, needs, and wants will continually change throughout life in both subtle and dramatic ways. Know your changing vulnerabilities, strengths, and capabilities.
         Look inward to gain deep, reflective self-awareness and insight. Understand and sincerely attempt to unburden yourself from the sources of stress, anxiety, and depression that impede health and progress toward goals. Monitor your physical and emotional responses to threatening or stressful events. Learn your ineffective or risky responses to situations, so that you may survive, cope effectively, and thrive.
         When functioning at an optimum level you possess self-awareness, openness, flexibility, and deep respect for human values. Develop the mental, moral, and physical strength to do the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons. Doing good, for yourself and others, will reinforce your virtue and reward you with new confidence and capacities.
         Gain mastery: your realistic self-awareness combined with healthy self-management.

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