“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin from “Winnie the Pooh.”
I didn’t remember this quote even though I loved the Pooh Bear stories. I selected it a couple of weeks ago and then last week it was brought up at the Toastmasters group I go to, as the theme for the night, was favourite cartoon characters. I think I love the Pooh Bear stories even more now as an adult than I did as a child. I think the humour was often lost on me as a child. Poor old Pooh his emotional self-worth didn’t seem that wonderful & I’m sure he was a binge eater, don’t you agree?
Like all of us though, our potential is infinite. It is our conditioned mind that might say, “Oh bear of little brain.” For all his faults I think Pooh would have been a good coach. He was human after all, he listened to what Christopher Robin asked and considered the questions to help Christopher Robin come up with the answers himself rather than relying on Pooh to have the answers. We all have the answers within us, if we sit with the question longer enough. That’s what Einstein said was the reason for his success – he sat with the problems for longer than most of us and believed that the universe would give him the answers.
Enjoy waiting for the answers that will make you smarter than you think!