“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
“You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.” Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
“You are already awesome, just get out of your own way!” TED talk by Judson Brewer
Be awesome: YOU are already awesome. Simply by being, you are already awesome. Our doing often gets in the way of being awesome. When we get so caught up in our own productivity, accomplishments, and goals, we forget we are already awesome.
Take a moment to stand in stillness, strong and sturdy like a tree or a mountain. Savor that glimpse of this awesomeness. There is nothing to do, no more we need to acquire. Like the trees and mountains, we already contain all that we need to be who we are. This stillness and being is the starting point of inspiration to dream, motivation to reach goals, and resiliency to learn from mistakes while moving forward with confidence. We get out of our own way. “Being” is no easy task in today’s world. It takes practice to shift our mindset toward having and being enough.
See Awesome: When we are caught in needing our own accomplishments to be awesome, we can get a bit competitive – as if someone else might get our awesomeness first. Yet, since you are the ONLY version of YOU on this planet, there is no need to fear the success of others. See the awesomeness in others, especially those who hide it well. Search for it – it is there. This helps us from getting in our own way as well.
Believe me, I am all for setting goals, for being the best we can be. What I have learned from myself and from working in a “self-improvement” field is that when we start from this place of wholeness, our goals are on solid ground.
Let’s remind each other, okay?! When the inner critic pops up, when we hear others putting themselves or others down in some way, let’s respond by seeing awesome and speaking it.
May You Be Well,
This post is dedicated to Enjoy Life Leadership
You have given my family many tremendous gifts! I am eternally grateful!