We all identify ourselves in different ways because we are all uniquely fashioned. One way we often identify ourselves is through the lens of others, or by what we do, instead of who we are. Many of us do not even consider who we truly are. There is a stamp of authenticity upon you and chances are you have NO idea what that means!
Have you ever sought out your true self? Have you ever presented your authentic self to the rest of the world and considered what that means for your life? Many have not. Yet, we have an authentic self hidden inside of us and buried under a lot of junk we have accumulated along the way.
Here are two videos and some photos I am attaching to this post. In the videos I discuss authenticity and some of my story about when I lost it ALL to discover EVERYTHING! What will you discover?
The photos go with the story in the videos. I hope you enjoy the message!
Expectations from others are hard to keep up with. Everyone has a different opinion of who or what we might be. This is hard for those who are people pleasing types. It can cause our thoughts to go one way, and then the next, creating a great deal of confusion on our life’s journey. What is really happening when people place expectations upon you is, they are wanting you to live or think the way they do. The problem with this is we don’t always agree with each other.
When someone expects something of us or for us to be a certain way, they are looking outside of themselves inside of inside. We get into a mess when trying to control our outer environment, especially people. When we accept their expectation and change then that person has controlled us and who we are. They are also empowered in a way they should not be. No one should determine who or what we are.
The hard thing is most people want to please others or make them happy. So, we end up adjusting to their desires so we can see that happen. This does not serve anyone. What does serve us is to be just exactly who and what we are with all the bumps, scars, and bruises that we have obtained along the way. Our lives might not be perfect, but they are still ours to be in command of.
To keep from adhering to other’s expectations, take an inventory of what you want in your life and who you truly want to be. If any of the things you come up with are different than what others expect, then set your intention to be empowered as to what you desire and not swayed by other’s ideas. We were all made unique and imperfect. We are meant to be that way. Don’t try to live up to someone’s sense of perfection. We can’t do it anyway, so why try?
Be who you are. Right now. Take the step and take that inventory. If you need help discovering and going over what that might be, then book a session with me! I would love to help you escape the habit of adhering to other people’s expectations. We are not clones of each other. Can you believe that you can be anything you want or desire to be? If you can’t answer this question as a yes, then it is time to talk and get straight with yourself on your life plan, who you are, and what you truly want out of life. We need to make it solid, so you won’t be swayed! I can help you do this if you are open to accepting assistance with it! If not me, then choose someone to be accountable to! You will thank yourself in the days and years to come. Riding someone else’s horseless carriage will never get you where you want to go. Only your own vehicle can do that!
One of the most frustrating issues we deal with as humans has to be procrastination. Or maybe sometimes we just get distracted with so much bouncing around at us all of the time. I can see why many of us don’t follow through on things we really want in life. We find ways to justify why we can’t do it. Or sometimes we lose our nerve or even our momentum.
Having an encourager is so important in life! I’m telling you, someone who is always on your side, has your back, won’t allow you to shrink back, and will root you on, is one of the most valuable people ever! No one accomplishes anything without others. We might think we can, but it’s a lonely and very limited journey.
If you need someone to keep you on track, why not book a session or two with me? Sometimes having someone to help you map out your destination and keep you on course is all you need to keep from shrinking back!
Whatever your goal might be, a special weight loss program, a task you always wanted to accomplish, a new business venture, or finding a great new relationship, you can benefit from guided coaching and encouragement. I WILL make you accountable and help you define what goal you want to accomplish and what your deepest desire is. We all need a little push now and then. Let me give you that nudge and maybe a little more!
Sometimes life send you a curve ball! The most successful people in life are not the ones who have a strategy and plan but those who are flexible enough and diligent enough to make new decisions and roll with change! Here is a message on NOT giving up! Be encouraged and remember my exercise bike!