You are right where you should be when it comes to your life. You are always revealing to the world those concepts of self that you hold as true. And the task right before you is always the perfect opportunity to develop a new quality that you would like to see as part of your personality. Wow, what power you wield!
Might I add to this that whatsoever you do to reveal your concept of self to the world – seek excellence in your demonstration. Do this to please yourself, not to get the praise of others. For in the pleasing of yourself, you displease your faulty habits that you are seeking to leave behind. Always remember that “The study of yourself” is always an empowering act.
You are the visionary when it comes to who you are and how you exhibit yourself in the world. That means – when you decide to make personal changes, you have the power to envision yourself anew. You, and only you, are “the perceiver” of the new you … AND … if you discipline yourself to make it come true by revealing it to the world, you then become “the perception.” Imagine that – you are “the perceiver” and “the perception”. How wondrous is that?
Let’s use two other words to make it clear – you are always the conception and the conceiver when it comes to making changes in how you present yourself to be in the world. As the conceiver, you imagine yourself differently. As the conception, you act in new ways to make your imaginal act, factual. Therein lies your incredible power as a human being.
If you don’t like who you’ve assumed yourself to be, you can always change your mind and change your personality. That is what “born agains” do. It has nothing to do with religion; it has everything to do with recreating yourself anew. You never lose that power to rebirth yourself anew. Perhaps you misuse it, but you never lose it.
No one but you can take on the role of visionary when it comes to you. Your power to reincarnate yourself anew in this lifetime lies in being able to feel that your new vision of yourself as real. A felt-vision – now, that’s unstoppable. What you feel on the inside becomes real in your world.
Now you have it. If you’ve developed unworkable mental and physical habits, there is something you can do about it. Don’t pray for changes from some external God. Don’t think self-help gurus can do the work for you. If it is to be, it is up to thee. You are “the visionary.”
“A person who wishes to excel must work with those things that are within himself.” Epictetus