Self Assessment Quotes

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August Wilson
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
August Wilson

John Green
“Not that smart. Not that hot. Not that nice. Not that funny. That's me: I'm not that.”
John Green

Confucius
“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”
Confucius

Pema Chödrön
“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Suzanne Collins
“All right, so give me some idea of what you can do," says Haymitch.

I can’t do anything," says Peeta, "unless you count baking bread."

Sorry, I don’t. Katniss. I already know you’re handy with a knife,” says Haymitch.

Not really. But I can hunt,” I say. “With a bow and arrow.”

And you’re good?” asks Haymitch.

I have to think about it. I’ve been putting food on the table for four years. That’s no small task. I’m not as good as my father was, but he’d had more practice. I’ve better aim than Gale, but I’ve had more practice. He’s a genius with traps and snares. “I’m all right,” I say.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Chuck Klosterman
“Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.”
Chuck Klosterman

Pema Chödrön
“Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look.”
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

“And now, the end is near,
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear,
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.
I've lived a life that's full.
I've traveled each and every highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.”
Jacques Revaux, My Way

Paulo Coelho
“Judging oneself to be inferior to other people was one of the worst acts of pride because it was the most destructive way of being different.”
Paulo Coelho

Shannon L. Alder
“Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself, instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others.”
Shannon L. Alder

Rosamund Lupton
“Surely a good therapist should produce a Dorian Gray-style portrait from under the couch so the patient can see the person they really are.”
Rosamund Lupton, Sister

Israelmore Ayivor
“The only way to make a spoilt machine work again is to break it down, work on its inner system and fix it again. Screw out the bolts of your life, examine and work on yourself, fix your life again and get going.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Amit Abraham
“What is the worst thing about yourself that you like?”
Amit Abraham

Shannon L. Alder
“Great leaders get people to admit the truth because they know that dreams are buried under the lies they tell themselves, in order to feel okay with giving up.”
Shannon L. Alder

“You need to assess yourself on a yearly basis and see how far you have gone and what you still need to work on”
Sunday Adelaja

“Don't leave things for later if there's anything to say, say it out loud.”
Martin M Stupak

“Evaluate and assess your life on a daily”
Sunday Adelaja

“The best way to assess yourself is to base the assessment on the product you produce daily”
Sunday Adelaja

“A self-concept is fluid; it is composed of numerous ongoing self-assessments forming an awareness of a person’s physical and mental attributes. Our perception of self comes from our interaction with all of nature, and is especially dependent upon social interactions with parents, siblings, spouses, children, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and other aquanatiences. Self-identity includes an understanding of a person’s personality attributes, knowledge of their skills and abilities, taking stock of their values and religious affiliations, and tallying their choices for occupation and hobbies. Identity is a mixture of our resilience and our energy; it is the product of our aggressiveness and meekness. We forge an identity with the arms we bear to protect our territory and by the gentleness that we exhibit towards other people. Identity is weaved from sunshine and shadows. It derives from good and evil conduct; it encompasses a sense of love, wonder, and loss.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“We are conscious beings always experimenting with the mystery of becoming our ultimate manifestation.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“We tend to see ourselves through other people’s eyes. We respond to how other people actually treat us as well as to an imaginary audience of people who we presume are judging us. Even living in total isolation of other people, I would construct a sense of personal identity based upon how I thought other people would evaluate me if ‘they could only see me now.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Self-examination requires time alone spent in thoughtful study. We naturally fear aloneness, which reluctance can stifle attaining self-knowledge. In her 1942 memoir titled ‘West with the Night,. Beryl Marham spoke eloquently why we must overcome our fear of aloneness and conduct a search for our inner authenticity. “You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself. You learn to watch other people, but you never watch yourself because you strive against loneliness. If you read a book, or shuffle a deck of cards, or care for a dog, you are avoiding yourself. The abhorrence of loneliness is as natural as wanting to live at all. If it were otherwise, men would never have bothered to make the alphabet, nor to have fashioned words out of what were only animal sounds, nor to have crossed continents – each man to see what the other looked like.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“A person without a crystalline sense of self lives a mythless existence; they lack a definitive path to follow in life. Deprived of a solid sense of self, dispossessed of a connection to the past, destitute of a grounding sense in the present, a person leads a leaden and aimless existence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“None of us remains invulnerable to the demands of our physical survival or stands aloof and insusceptible to the shaping influences of society. We live in a social world and the prevailing cultural norms affect each of us.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Every step in life is a testing ground. Some active and perceptive people never stop blossoming regardless of what experience they encounter while other people seem to wilt with the slightest provocation.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“The human mind is the artist of our mutable state of inwardness. External action signals to other people our inner composition. We control our present state of happiness. Each personal action taken or not undertaken subtlety or profoundly alters whom we were, influences whom we now are, and amends who we might become. Our shifting self-image controls our present state of personal happiness.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“A strict self-image demonstrates a predisposition to maintain a rigid explanation and definition of a person. Our self-image becomes self-perpetuating because of the tendency of the mind to exhibit partiality regarding what we attend to and a preference in what we are prepared to accept as true about the world and ourselves.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Self-analysis requires reconsideration of who we think we are. Self-awareness requires us to reassess where we came from and where we are going.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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