Give up to gain

W.E.B. Du Bois, Gelatin silver print c.1911,

W.E.B. Du Bois c.1911

“The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.”

~ W.E.B. Du Bois

Do you want to become something different than you are right now? No matter the change you want from yourself, you’ll need to give up something in order for the change to occur in your life. It might be something perplexing, like removing yourself from a circle of close friends, or having to choose something that would anger a longtime friend. When considering a change to make in your life, always do what is best for you in the long run. Why the selfish action? Because no one cares for you as much or knows you better as you do yourself. Being selfish sometimes is not bad as long as it benefits one or more people in a spiritually positive manner. If there isn’t anything spiritually-related to your selfish act, then it is truly selfish since it is done just for personal gain. Personal evolvement is made with proper progress requiring good judgment at precise moments. 

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3 responses to “Give up to gain

  1. We need great courage to give something up, and need great intelligence and wisdom to distinguish which things we should give up, and which things to not give up.

  2. Did someone tell you you were bad when you were truly only wanting to live life in the way that was fulfilling for you or wanting to do something to be creative? You arent BAD for having had a perception or misunderstanding about something.

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