I spoke about this in my last YouTube video yesterday and I urged my viewers to take some time to think about and answer this question and feel free to share it with me.
A few persons responded in the comments but they most profound and well thought out response I received privately was from a high school colleague Kelvin. You can tell he spent some time introspecting and I was inspired by his response to share with you all – of course, with his consent. So here goes, I hope it inspires you to also share your responses. You can message me privately through my Facebook page here and let me know if you would be open to me sharing it here on the blog whether anonymously with a pseudonym or with your name and picture.
Here is what Kelvin loves most about himself 😃
So first off I’d like to say, I give all credits to the Most High God because everything I love about myself or have come to love and acknowledge about myself is through him and the knowledge, wisdom, understanding and strength he has bestowed upon me through his inspired words. Also the struggles, experiences, changes, failures and fixes, he only allowed them to build me.
I forever remain a traditional man at the core.
WHEN TO QUIT
In my most recent years I’ve had to do a-lot of introspections.
So a few things that I admire most is that: I think I know when to quit and turn the page. Each day I think I am getting better at it. I think it is very important to know when to walk away from certain things, whether its people or situations.
SELF MOTIVATED/ SELF DRIVEN
I’m self motivated which leads to commitment/dedication. i think I have always possessed this quality, but in recent times after a close friend of mine highlighted it to me and said that was something he admired and respect about me, it caused me to even look deeper, after which I did found out that I don’t necesarily need people to motivate me, not saying it doesn’t help but for the most part I’m always self driven.
CALMNESS IN THE MIDS OF STORMS
While still working on it, I admire the fact that I am able to remain calm in storms. for a while now, I’ve know that worrying will only create other worries or other bad situations which can end up affecting your health in all aspects. Hence I’ve pride my self on learning to remain calm in troubling situations, and after being through a couple storms myself, they were the perfect teachers.
BEING A LONER
I am a loner. I have never needed a crowd or people in general to feel alive, validated or motivated. I tend to do well by myself. And this is when I am free to think more critical, analyze myself and things in general and fight whatever battles I may face. Besides work, back in high school when I’m at school or in some other forced social setting, I’ve always been by myself, whether it’s in nature or in another space.
I also believe this is the time when I download a lot of information as well because I have a curious mind and importantly, I believe this is when my spirituality heightens a lot, which I think is very important in my journey.
This might be one of the best of which I admire about self. Everyone including myself, from time to time have their negative thoughts and I believe that’s ok. We all need balance anyways. However, in recent times more than ever, as my knowledge and wisdom continues to grow, I look mat the glass half full instead of half empty. No matter whatever dark times I may be going through, I take it with a smile and try to learn the lesson its teaching me or the positive that can come from it. I do not dwell on negative thinking, as soon as it comes in, I pray about it and try my best to change my perspective and look at things differently. It is not easy.
And from experience(I mentioned balance earlier) I believe that sometimes/negative/ bad things have to happen and then its up to you to take that bad/negative thing and find the good/positive from it.
These are just a few with elaboration.
I am still and always a student of life on a whole.