Real-life in the political arena! No, this is not about who you are voting for, or where you stand. This is about doing the best we can because it's the right thing to do. What we do should matter...especially for us!
We work hard, whether at home, at the office, hospital or school. We do our best and sometimes we think no one is really noticing or even paying attention, let along caring about what we do. We start to lose hope and wonder why we strive every day to be the best we can be and give the best we know how to give, to contribute and pay it forward. We wonder why? Why bother? Nobody cares. I'm all alone. It just doesn't matter. Let's try to reframe these feelings turned into thoughts before it turns into our life.
Two things happened today. Someone I casually know and had no idea was aware of what I did, asked to buy my book. Go figure. I'm honored, actually. Someone was watching. Then, after cleaning and wearing my dirty sweats, I decided I would make a quick run to the mailbox. Yep, one car went by and it was a friend who stopped his car in the street to say Hi. I certainly am not perfect. But having a friend stop and just say hello was far more important than looking perfect. So we do our best and keep moving forward and aiming up.
We all strive. It's part of human nature. It moves us into growth and possible enlightenment and hopefully awareness. Change begins with awareness. it can be messy at times. We make mistakes. It's not perfect. It hurts at times. Here are 3 keys to help you walk into your power and enjoy the process:
The first key is to make certain you are living as authentically as you can - based on your beliefs and values. It's like lying too much. It's hard to remember what we said or did and really keep our truth if we aren't telling the truth to begin with. The stories get blurred. Knowing what you stand for and owning it helps a lot because it's your truth. Own it - don't rent it or lease it. Own it. Be "for" something.
The second key is to strive for being a better you - and not expect to be perfect. You will never win the "I have to be perfect" game. It will push us in the beginning, but what will pull us into our power is being steadfast in moving in the direction of our dreams and living the life we were meant to live. Pain pushes until the vision pulls.
The third key is to be grateful every day for everything you have. It starts the process of everything. It's a show-stopper. It's a game-changer and a life-changer. If we can't understand life's smallest gifts, why would we get more? As silly as it sounds, I am so grateful for indoor plumbing! We get used to something and take it for granted.
What are you grateful for today? Remember, it's truly is a game-changer. Try it.
All my best,