The most powerful thing any individual can obtain, is the realization “I HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER”. And trust me YOU DO!
It’s something I understood when I was much younger, but then lost along the way. Just recently I had the revelation that I do have something to offer. Something good, something powerful, something meaningful. When we are young, we are told ‘you can be anything.’ When we are young, the world is a blank canvas where we explore our passions, we learn those things we like and don’t like. We allow emotion to be the driver in things we pursue in life. Some kids enjoy reading books and exploring the world with words. Others like movement, and explore by being active. In all of this, we inherently leave positive in the world. Why? Because we are happy, because we are being our true selves. Because we are contributing to life in a way that leaves the best of us in this world.
Along the way, there are so many things that steer us away from this path. Some don’t get lost, others get partially lost, and many (like me) get very lost. Not that my life has not been of value, but it certainly has not been my best possible self. I am happy to report I am finding me again. A me, that is more true, more real, more purposeful in my intentions to leave good in all I do.
This does not mean we have to like everything. But still we leave our best person in the aftermath of every moment possible during the day.
How did I get there? And how will you get there, if you need/ want to? Each person is going to have their own journey. Each individual will find their own path. So here is my advice. Try! Find something, and try! Allow it to work, but more importantly allow it to not work and move on to a new solution. And keep trying. Ask friends, talk to family, read blogs, books, articles. Look for things that inspire you! And get real about your journey. Short term fixes, remember are just short term fixes. We are looking for life long habit changes that make us a better us.
The most powerful thing we can do, is realize we have something to offer, and trust me YOU DO! Being your best self leaves a positive imprint on life, you will likely never be aware of. Good spreads more good! As things in your life become more positive, one day you will look up and realize all the good that surrounds you, and you will take a deep breath and feel relieved that your journey is working.
Be your best you in 2016!