Lift people up to their potential and higher self.
This was the message on my tea bag today. Whomever thought of using that white little tab that you use to dunk your tea with as a message board was genius.
I don’t know if that statement is biblical, but it is definitely human and ethical. I consider it a call to all of us. We all have a responsibility to one another, i.e. that is to encourage each other to achieve and be our best self. OUR success, futures, and failures are intrinsically aligned.
We can change. Our actions change people. This affects our world.
Lift someone up.
Do your dreams scare you?
Mine do, but I continue to dream them anyway. I don’t think I have a choice. I have to listen to the whispers God places on my heart.
I used to spend a lot of time wishing I was ordinary, afraid of what it required to be extraordinary. That is a waste of time.
The ordinary was familiar and safe to me, but with the same consistent results: predictable, boring and unstimulating because you have already done it.
You have mastered the predictable part of your life. You know this life, the one ‘they’ talked about. The one the with built in safety features (that expensive degree, …and the second degree, internship, reliable job) your counselor, friends and maybe even your mother told you to chase that paper.
Guess what? You are living a narrative that you didn’t create.
STOP. It’s that easy.
Take a chance on yourself, don’t be safe. I mean BE safe, like don’t drink and drive, but not to the point that you don’t even bother to challenge yourself. Don’t be safe to the point where you have no idea what your capabilities are anymore.
Stop living and daydreaming of past glory and ‘wins’ – The past is behind you.
Go get some, new ones.
If something scares you, it’s because you’re excited and you
probably CAN do it or learn IT.
It does require work. You know how to do that, you’re doing that anyway at that place you got to everyday (the job/gig) and spend eight hours making other people’s dreams come true. Don’t do that.
Why not spend that time on someone who is worth it, yoU!
The world and those watching need you, to be you. This might sound slightly simple, but it doesn’t make it any less true.
While you are sitting at home wondering how you can be better, there is someone wondering how they can be you. You have to be your authentic self, always.
Someone needs you to be you, so they can BE.
Time will always be spent, whether it be a planned activity, coordinated event, or last minute random plans with friends! All good stuff, but I encourage, implore you to use your summers for more than fun and work. This is your free time for self and self-development. This will change dramatically when you’re out of school. When you emerge a graduate into the stage of your life. For now you are young and the expectations are manageable. In the midst of parents, goals and responsibilities figure out what excites you and pursue your it! The only person poised to take care of you, is you.
Make taking care of yourself a priority!