Over the years I have learnt to listen and observe myself. Being in touch with myself gives me a sense of control. This self-awareness helps me discover and recognise the moment when something I read, watch or learn about truly resonates with me. It’s important for me to notice. Why? Because I love to learn and really absorb the knowledge. I love a sense of progress. I love knowing that I am taking steps forward and either mentally, emotionally or in some other way, I am moving on and becoming better prepared to deal with the challenges of life. A success strategy? You could call it that.
Growth is one of the factors that enables us to stay consistent and resilient. We are able to achieve more and reach higher simply by benefiting from our years of experience, the lessons learnt and our ability to adapt.
The most amazing part of it for me is that sometimes the richest learning comes from just one word or a sentence that becomes significant and life changing. I know I have to be tuned in and pay attention because the motivation and excitement show up sometimes in a very subtle way. Do you know how to recognise the moments of inspiration in your own life? I look and wait for these moments because practically they mean a shift of thinking, a different approach, a new idea and a change in the way I perceive myself, others or life. I love those moments as they signify that you are not the same person you were yesterday. Something changed, you’ve made progress and you’re a step further in understanding yourself and the world around you.
Today I would like to share with you my recent discovery. A few words that helped me shift my thinking about the role that I play in making this world better, not only for myself but also for others. The magic that I can bring into the world.
It is fair to say that sometimes we feel very insignificant. There are moments when our mind for some reason sabotages our efforts. Has it ever happened to you? In those moments we can hear our mind asking questions:
“Who do you think you are?”
“What do you think you’re doing?”
“Can’t you see that you are not ready? You have to try harder!”
This “helpful” voice while trying to protect us from risks or challenges in reality takes away our motivation and drive towards goals. It’s a human thing. We have to ensure our own safety even though there is no apparent threat. The mind overdoes it by telling us to avoid the unfamiliar. The great news however is that we are designed to be challenged. If our ambition is to grow and progress, challenge is what helps us stretch. In order to stay focused and determined, it’s great to find statements that, in our moments of doubt, will remind us of who we are and what we are capable of.
This is who you are
I found such a statement recently. Someone nearby said it and I have to admit I couldn’t hear the rest of what they said. My mind was hooked as well as my heart… “I am hope”
Say it to yourself – I am hope
Do you get it?
I am just one human being in the crowd but I am a part of this crowd. On my own I can’t do everything, but I matter because I can do a lot. You are the same. Every time you come up with a new idea, take a new action, face challenges and impact other people’s lives – you are hope. And if every one of us believes that, only imagine the impact we’ll be making in this world.
It’s happened to me many times that someone has approached me to say thank you for something I said or did, maybe even a long time ago. For me it was just being me and doing my thing. But someone found inspiration and motivation in my words.
We are all hope for each other. Hope that if each of us follows their passion the ripple effect of this will be felt by many. In other words, never forget that what you do matters, it is important what you say, your actions can change lives.
You are hope every time you choose to trust in the magic of hope by believing that more is possible. You are hope every time you understand the magic of you and those whose lives can be enriched by who you are and what you do. You can never tell exactly in what way and who you inspire. And because of that we should never underestimate our power. You are hope for yourself and others in a normal day, in simple words, in one moment, this Christmas.
You are hope. Remember this every time your mind asks “Who do you think you are?”
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