A Morning Quote that Really Means a Lot

@kobesbuddy (130476)
East Tawas, Michigan
June 12, 2021 7:43am CST
This morning I read another quote, it was penned by Poet Sylvia Plath. "The Worst Enemy to Creativity, is Self Doubt" Hey, this quote really hit home for me! The in-depth meaning of this, a person can't reach the fullest potential of creativity, while harboring self doubt inside their heart. To truly do our best in life, all self doubt must be overcome. Photo: Mine
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@just4him (249390)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun
True. You'll never achieve anything if you doubt you can.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
Yes, right back to the childhood story, the little engine that said, 'I think I can, I think I can!' And thus, he did it!
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@just4him (249390)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun
@kobesbuddy Yes, and I've always looked at myself as the little engine that could.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
@just4him Pray that I will do the exact same thing, today and every day. Living with verbal attacks, isn't helping one bit.
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@NJChicaa (100919)
• United States
12 Jun
What a gorgeous peony
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
Thanks, the blossom was beautiful for one day! Now, it's all wilted and ragged.
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@NJChicaa (100919)
• United States
12 Jun
@kobesbuddy I had a peony bush by the front door at the house. It would only give a few a couple of blooms each year but I loved them. One year there were no flowers and I was so sad.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
@NJChicaa The smaller bud will at times, never open up! Or when it does open up, it's straggly and looks stupid!
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@snowy22315 (118129)
• United States
12 Jun
I think whether we are feeling doubtful about our ability to do something or not, sometimes plunging ahead with a willing spirit is all that is required. Even if you fail, you have tried.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
Exactly true. If we step out and fail, we're not a failure. Unless we stay down and refuse to get back up. If we stop trying, that's when we've truly failed.
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@eileenleyva (25235)
• Philippines
12 Jun
There are times when we have to gather the courage and find the confidence in our selves.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
When I went to college in my 40s, this is exactly what I had to do, thanks:)
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@eileenleyva (25235)
• Philippines
12 Jun
@kobesbuddy That is courage extraordinaire.
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@sjvg1976 (26210)
• Delhi, India
12 Jun
True. Yes it happens if we doubt ourself we cannot start a new thing.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
It's impossible to succeed, if we continue to doubt our own abilities.
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@sjvg1976 (26210)
• Delhi, India
12 Jun
@kobesbuddy absolutely
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@Shiva49 (22557)
• Singapore
12 Jun
Yes at times, we are our own worst enemy.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
And self doubt is tackling anything, from a standpoint of defeat.
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• India
12 Jun
Yes and that's why we need to have full confidence in our ability.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
When God has blessed us with an ability, we must develop that with our best ability!
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@franxav (9325)
• India
12 Jun
Self doubt really pulls down our creativity.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
Yes, and God is the one who gives us these gifts and talents!
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@CarolDM (145699)
• United States
12 Jun
That is a good one for sure.
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@rakski (95264)
• Philippines
14 Jun
I guess this is really true
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Jun
Yes, it sure is:)
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@rakski (95264)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@LindaOHio (71261)
• United States
13 Jun
Excellent quote. Beautiful flower. Have a nice day.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jun
Thanks Linda, the pretty blossom lasted one day and now it's a mess.
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@LindaOHio (71261)
• United States
14 Jun
@kobesbuddy That's a shame.
@allen0187 (50886)
• Philippines
12 Jun
Love Sylvia Plath! 'The Bell Jar' is essential reading in my opinion.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
She's a gifted author of inspirational writings.
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@allen0187 (50886)
• Philippines
13 Jun
@kobesbuddy very true.
@much2say (50641)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Jun
That's so true. How many times do we not do something because we think we can't do it. Self doubt is the worst enemy period.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
And our defeat begins inside our own mind! Thus, whatever we do we're hindered greatly:(
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@much2say (50641)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Jun
@kobesbuddy I guess sometimes we can be our own worst enemy .
@miftha (1476)
• Bekasi, Indonesia
13 Jun
Yes, the most formidable enemy is self-lust
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jun
If we aim to please ourselves at the expense of other people, we will self destruct.
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@popciclecold (21616)
• United States
12 Jun
Beautiful quote and beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jun
I agree this quote is very true. The flower lasted one day, now it's already wilting.
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@prinzcy (31105)
• Malaysia
12 Jun
That's really true! We're our own worst enemy after all.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
At times this is very true:)
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@Dena91 (14565)
• United States
12 Jun
That is an awesome quote. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you and Jay have a blessed weekend, Kobe too.
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@kobesbuddy (130476)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
I thought this quote was right on track:) Our weekend has started out good, thanks!
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@Rashnag (17216)
• Surat, India
13 Jun
Rightly said. I like and believe in the quote. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day