Why are we so afraid of the greatness within ourselves? Too scared to show the world who we really are. What we really want to say. To be the person we were born to be.
I don’t want to be afraid of my greatness anymore. I’ve lived too long in this life already hiding from my own self. Peeking through the corners of my judgements at what life could be. If only………
I don’t want to be lying on my deathbed slapping myself on the forehead and telling myself what a dick I was for not going out and being the person I truly am and doing the things I really want to do. LIFE IS TOO SHORT!!!!
So here are some home truths;
1. Everyone Judges. Including you. Its human nature to make judgements about other people. It’s how we define ourselves and others. Here’s what you need to know. What other people think of you is none of your business and we should not care what they say. It’s only when our own internal monologue is telling us that we are not enough that we then care what other people think. Most judgements we make, we reserve for ourselves. I’m not enough! Not good enough, not skinny enough, not smart enough, not loving enough and so on. You are your own worst Judge.
Stop focusing on what you are not. Disrupt your internal dialogue whenever it tells you that you are not enough and replace it with I AM GREAT. I AM BRILLIANT. I AM ENOUGH!!!!
2. Tomorrow Never Comes. There is no ‘right time’ to get started on your life. It’s easy to get caught by the distractions of day-to-day living. There is the cooking, shopping, washing, cleaning to be done. Jobs to go to. Bills to be paid and never-ending lists that don’t ever seem to grow shorter. Before you know it, you will be 70 years of age going ‘Where the hell did that time go?’
Let go of Excuses. There will never be a right time. There is only now. You don’t have to suddenly go from living your current life to living one of greatness overnight. Do something you love to do for an hour a day or 10 minutes a day. It doesn’t matter how long. It only matters that you do. TAKE ACTION NOW!! Otherwise the tomorrow you dream of will never arrive.
3. Everyone Fails. Failure is a part of life. Its how we learn. Without failure, there would be no success. The greatest understanding I’ve had in life has come from my biggest failures. The only way to not fail is to never try. Id like to challenge you to think that there is no such thing as failure, only learning that this way didn’t work so lets try a different way. Instead of failure, call it FEEDBACK.
4. Be Kind to Yourself. It seems such a simple thing. Be kind to yourself. But we are so used to judging ourselves and deeming us inadequate that it becomes second-nature. We don’t even realise we are doing it. To be so hard on yourself for everything. I used to feel like those monks that go around whipping their own backs. Beating up on yourself. STOP IT!!! Is that how you would treat your most loved person in the world? Would you verbally berate your bestie? No. You would treat them with kindness and do what is needed to make them feel better. If that is how you would treat the people you love, why would you not do that for yourself? Do you not deserve to be treated with love? Be kind to yourself. Be forgiving to yourself. Be loving to yourself. The world will thank you for it.
To be great doesn’t mean to be famous or win the Nobel Prize. It means to be your authentic self always and know that is enough. To share from your heart and let the world see who you really are. To be the person you were born to be. Don’t wait till its too late. Start being GREAT today!