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Don’t push yourself

Posted in Psychology by samsonasik on May 8, 2014

When I was a child, I wished I will be an army. And.. it is not granted. In sport, I’m not good at all. So, it will not be good if I push myself to make it happen. Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”. This realized me that I should do what I can and better at that part. From highschool, I like to write poems. That’s my ability. I’m not saying that I’m good on writing poems, but I can say that it’s better for me to write a poem rather than push myself to do sport that I can’t handle. Now, I’m a web developer, it is better to me to code rather than to do networking job.
It doesn’t means that you should surrender at your condition, but you should understand that you have things that if you do it well, it will be great for you. So, know your weakness, know your strong suit. Do what your best ability.

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quote : http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/101458-everybody-is-a-genius-but-if-you-judge-a-fish

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  1. seyferx said, on May 9, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I think the same as you.
    But sport is needed, at least for health.

  2. siti said, on May 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Good point! Don’t push yourself too hard to be what others can be, but we must try hard to be what good people are supposed to be :)


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