Champion of Individualism – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Champion of Individualism – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you really are smarter than others, show them with your actions.

It is a natural human reaction for you to wish to correct others when you see them making a mistake or doing something differently than you would have done it. It is far more difficult to control the impulse to show them how much more intelligent you are. The ability to recognize and control such impulses marks the beginning of the development of wisdom. A wise person knows that when he shows his intelligence with the actions he takes, others learn a far more valuable and lasting lesson. If you see someone who could benefit from your advice, you can gently lead him to a more appropriate conclusion by asking open-ended, nonjudgmental questions. Let others find the flaws in their reasoning by leading them logically through the process. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.”

Los grandes logros nacen de la lucha constante

Nuestra fortaleza nace de nuestra debilidad, dijo Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Cuando nos atacan en lo que más nos duele o en los momentos de más apremio la indignación nos hace sacar fuerza de donde menos imaginamos”. La lucha constante y el coraje pueden inspirar a superar las adversidades, impulsándonos a lograr nuestras metas. Considera a todo esfuerzo como una oportunidad para el crecimiento personal. Es en si misma la propia lucha y no el resultado con lo que se construye el carácter. Cuando sepas que tienes la razón, mantén el curso aún cuando el mundo entero parezca estar en contra tuya y todos cuestionen tus decisiones. Cuando a la larga los resultados demuestren que tenías la razón cambiarán de opinión y se te reconocerá el esfuerzo y si por el contrario te equivocas reconócelo en su momento y rectifica.

Los errores de otros compañeros son una débil justificante para los que tú cometes

Ralph Waldo Emerson dijo: “Es fácil seguir viviendo en el mundo después de ser blanco de la opinión de los demás; y fácil vivir en soledad  después de externar nuestras propias opiniones, pero aquella persona que es grande es aquella que en medio de la muchedumbre mantiene la dulzura de su independencia fuera de la soledad.” Es fácil cuando eres parte de un grupo “en el que están juntos para llevarse bien” pero cuando eres capaz de mantener tus propios estándares altos de integridad, independientemente de lo que los demás hagan, estarás destinado a la grandeza. Cuando desarrollas una cuidadosa conducta personal, nunca tendrás que preguntar a nadie más el curso apropiado de las acciones porque intuitivamente eso ya lo sabes.

The other fellow’s mistakes are a weak alibi for your own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” It’s easy when you are part of a group to “go along to get along,” but when you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity — regardless of what others may do — you are destined for greatness. When you have developed a carefully thought out code of personal conduct, you will never have to ask anyone else what the appropriate course of action should be. You will intuitively know.

Great achievement is born of a struggle.

Our strength grows out of our weakness, said Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Not until we are pricked and stung and sorely shot at, awakens the indignation which arms itself with secret forces.” Strife and struggle can inspire you to overcome adversity and to propel yourself to real achievement. View every struggle as an opportunity for personal growth. It is the struggle itself, not the result that builds character. If you know you are right, stay the course even though the whole world seems to be against you and everyone you know questions your judgment. When you prevail — and you eventually will if you stick to the job — they will all tell you that they knew all along you could do it.