Monday, August 11, 2008

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows
Author Unknown

You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.

SO...You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of "being you."

THEN...You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due,
And you'll be a most vital mortal.

DARE TO BELIEVE...That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.

4 comments:

Staceystace said...

This is very good. When I try to be all things to all people I end up doing all things poorly!

Jennifer said...

I like the poem. Did you write it? If not, where did you find it?

Oh, and I fulfilled my end of the Blog Tag game. You can check it out when you get a chance! Thanks for tagging me. It's fun!

Poet4Him77 said...

Stacey, me too! I definitely tend to take on too much and then wonder why I'm so stressed out! Duh! I try to delegate or at least, just not get in a tizzy about things which don't really matter. I'm trying, at least.

Poet4Him77 said...

Jenn, No ma'am. Did you notice the "Author Unknown" part? :) I forget where I found that; somewhere on the Internet perhaps?

Yeah, thanks. I shall go read it now. That is, if my external ethernet cable cooperates with me!