Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Reach for the stars

Floyd Mori
Apr 17 · 2 min read
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Believe in yourself

ometimes we think we are not as good as we really are. Maybe humility plays a part so we don’t want to try for the things we should. We might feel that others are better than we are and that we don’t measure up.

We should believe in ourselves and not let others tear us down. We should show gratitude for what we have in our lives and try to make things better.

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Recently I heard of the experience of a young high school girl who grew up in New York. She had lived a fairly sheltered life although she had some areas in which she excelled. When it came time to apply for colleges, she thought her chances of getting in to a great university were slim. She considered going to a community college where she thought the standards were not as high and she might fit in better.

She did as was suggested to her, however, and she applied for several universities. When I heard this from her friend, she had already been accepted into Columbia, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. She was still waiting to hear back from some other schools including Stanford. She was accepted into top notch universities. Luckily, she had followed the advice of her mentor to apply for entrance into those schools. Now she had to make the decision of which school to choose.

Life holds much adventure and opportunities for greatness. If we don’t try, we will never make it. People who never buy a lottery ticket cannot expect to win the lottery. It is a bad idea to become addicted to gambling, but accepting a challenge is essential for achievement. We need to take some chances.

Taking a chance on life is necessary for success.

We cannot sit around and expect that everything will turn out well if we are not willing to do our part. We may need to stick our neck out and try something new and different.

Life will hand us some lemons along the way. We need to make lemonade. Add some sugar and water to the lemons. Make them into something appealing and desirable.

Experts tell us that most of us do not use our brains anywhere near their full capacity. We are capable of greatness and success, but we have to work hard. We need to look for the opportunities and seize them.

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Floyd Mori

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Floyd Mori, born in Utah, is a former College Teacher, Mayor, CA State Assemblyman, Consultant, and CEO for Nonprofits. www.thejapaneseamericanstory.com.

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Floyd Mori

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Floyd Mori, born in Utah, is a former College Teacher, Mayor, CA State Assemblyman, Consultant, and CEO for Nonprofits. www.thejapaneseamericanstory.com.

Living Out Loud

Real Love. Real People. Real Stories. Exploring what it means to live and love with passion and purpose.

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