“Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” I love that quote from the movie The Imitation Game and I love what the meaning of the quote conveys. To me it stands as a reminder of two things:
One: We should never underestimate people. We should never pre-judge another person’s abilities. So often in life it is those you might never expect that end up changing the world.
Two: In addition to not discounting the worth of others, we all need to be careful to never discount our own worth. So often underestimate our own abilities. We assume things are too hard, or above our capacity to handle. We often stop ourselves from trying new things out of fear that we are not someone who could accomplish them. We don’t give ourselves the credit that we may be that person that can do things that no one can imagine.
“Close your eyes and imagine the very best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.” – C Assaad
Every single one of us is born with different strengths and a different purpose to fulfill in our life. Every single one of us is capable of achieving amazing things. Sure our abilities and purposes are all very different from one another, and although some will be more obvious and public than others, each one is equally important. All of us should value each other’s purposes equally and recognize each other for what we bring to the table. In addition, none of us should shy away from or minimize the value we ourselves bring to this world. We should embrace it and own it and excel at it.
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”
Have an amazing day everyone!
~Amy Rees Anderson
(this was a blog I wrote back in January of 2015 that I was reminded of today and decided to reshare because its such an important reminder not to underestimate others abilities or our own.)