Allow me to finish that question: Am I all that I’m supposed to be?
Probably not…I don’t think any of us are.
What we are now is the result of what we’ve thought and said about ourselves in the past. I don’t know about you, but I’ve tended to think inside a rather small box that didn’t do much for self-growth. Then…
I got a clue.
I got a dream.
I got a vision.
My life changes daily because I’ve made a choice to think and act differently. Whether I will ever become everything that I’m meant to be, I can’t say, but I’m sure going to try. It’s all any of us can do – our best.
Bringing Out Your Best
The first clue that you are not showing the world your Crème De La Crème is that you feel a constant frustration concerning your life. In part this emotion is good because it tells you something important; you are not perfect nor will you ever be. But…if you are not careful, you can allow that prompting to grow roots and steal every bit of joy you have. There is a happy medium. Finding it is imperative.
Absolutely the worst thing that you can do to yourself is lie. Stop doing it, really. Stop telling yourself that you can’t do this; you can’t do that; you are not worthy of this; you are not worthy of that. It’s time that you realized who you are and did something about it! Your family, bosses, friends, enemies, the economy, the government, teachers, past mistakes are not your problem; YOU are the biggest problem that YOU have! Just like I am the biggest problem that I have!
Using a little mental organization goes a long way here. Separate the good from the bad and the extreme from the ordinary. Write it down. Recognize the patterns emerging on that page. These are the boundaries that you have set for yourself. If they need to change, change them. Be in control of your growth. No one else on this planet has the power that you have to alter your life.
I feel like I should be waving pom-poms and chanting a cute, little cheer. If that’s what it takes to get my point across, I’d be happy to.
Furthermore, respect who you are now. Acknowledge that you are a viable, important woman right now. You don’t have to be someone else to deserve self-love and respect. This acceptance is key to moving past your current state. It’s a trip down a lane called gratefulness. Being thankful for who you are and what you have is pure surrender to God and the universe. It says that you are not judging yourself or blaming anyone for your problems; you are simply being. Try it. It’s wonderful.
I’d like to share a few more points about this topic, but I know that your time is short and my toddler needs a diaper. So, until next Sunday, think about where you are in your life asking: Am I all that I’m supposed to be? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below. Be well-be beautiful.
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