Another prompt to test how I show up in the world. What are my hard-core beliefs? What thoughts form those ideas? What experiences form those thoughts? Hmm.
Without getting into detail, I’d like to keep a few thoughts:
- When people show you who they are, believe them. Zero strikes.
- That said … first impressions are not always correct. Stay open to learning more.
- I am worthy of love and respect.
- He means it when he says he loves me, even better that he likes me.
- When you flip your view to one of gratitude only good things happen.
- Often life is all about perspective.
- Show up. Show up for yourself, for those you love, for those who love you.
- Show up on time.
- Own your story. One of my favourite quotes: “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”
- Even if you’ve gone through an almost same situation, the only appropriate response is “I have no idea what you are going through, how can I help?”
- Teddy Roosevelt was right, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Be okay with how you show up, or become okay with how you show up by making the appropriate adjustments.
- Everyone is doing the best they can with what they know and the resources available to them.
- You are never too old to learn new things.
- On the other side of fear is joy.
- Take a deep breath. Count to 10. If that’s not enough, count to 20 or 100.
- Be kind. Always err on kindness.
- Find yourself in a situation (aka, life) where you can be radically honest. Push the envelope. It will be met with either radical acceptance or rejection. Totally worth the risk.
- Do nothing out of obligation. Do things out of love.
- What is the lesson in this?
- Dare to want for more. Then go for it.
Those, right now, are the thoughts I want to keep.