So, what do you want to be when you grow up? This is me!
I’ll be working on this till my last day here on earth! It’s what I KNOW aligns me with my best life, it’s the path of least resistance. It sounds a little conflicting but it’s not really. It’s just that society and many times people in our world portray that…
> ‘Empowered’, is self-indulgent and self-serving
> Leading with grace is weak and something you have to do because people will be people
> Soft-hearted and having ‘heart’ is weakness and potentially labelled
> That ‘open and raw’ is a ‘too much information’ scenario and way too uncomfortable.
Strengths + Weaknesses
What we count as a strength, can also count as weakness. We end up going to extremes, shutting things down or over playing other things instead of finding healthy balance. Many times we write the most powerful things off because they aren’t black and white.
We get told we are too much of something, and not enough of something, when in reality self-awareness and time and place are key to being able to turn up in ANY MOMENT with the right response. A response that is beautiful, real and authentic. That’s where our heart ends up full, our soul is restored, and we experience some of life’s best moments. It’s about being able to cultivate both, knowing that you can tap into those things when it matters.
All or nothing, Black + White
I am 200% guilty for being an ‘all or nothing’ kind of person. Black and white is easy, safe, and predictable. But that’s not life yah? Definitely not our best life. I mean how boring!!! So much of the color is lost when we look through those black and white glasses. Much of the gold, is produced and found in the grey.
I was in a leadership/personal development meeting about 6 years ago, and we were asked to write out what we wanted people to say about us at our funeral. What did we want to be known for? What impact would we have had on those around us? What was the legacy we would be leaving behind? What did we need to work on to be able to live out our best life? I couldn’t answer a lot of that at the time, but now…. Lookout!
It was hard. It was humbling. It was a highly emotional and powerful moment, i’m not going to lie! I’ll never forget it.
In business circles we call it ‘reverse engineering’, I talk about it in my book a little. We have to know what we want to cultivate in our lives. That’s the intentional masterpiece lifestyle. I love that the plan doesn’t actually change, when challenges arise, we just find a different way and pace to get there. Create your best life for you, everyone in your world benefits from you living your absolute best.
To be able to stand strong, stand confident, in all our imperfections, and know that as of today, regardless of how we feel, or what we face, we are still turning up at our best while embracing being a work in progress is powerful!
So, what do you want to be when you grow up? Comment below!