Personal growth is a constant endeavor. We always have room to grow and be our best selves. When starting a new growth goal, you must understand your growth energy to set yourself up for success. Before setting a word for the year, you must determine if you are a person of action or planning.
It can be easy to get caught up in the idea of the “perfect” holiday and try to please everyone in the hopes of creating a sense of harmony. But your family doesn’t get a pass on honoring your boundaries or decisions just because they’re family. We are not responsible for their happiness.
Everyone we meet is going through something we don’t know about or understand. Sometimes all people need is someone willing to hold space for them and just listen. By simply being there, listening, and being available, you will help those who need you. Focus on the overall situation and how you can impact it by being there.
We all have our shadow self hiding within us. The key to understanding yourself lies within your ability to embrace it. Once in the middle of who you think you are and who you actually are, you can better navigate through the shadow. To explore your shadow aspect, you must first be willing to see it.
When you are stuck in place and constantly feel as if you can’t move forward, most often, it is due to trauma that must be dealt with first. A mind that creates the problem does not create the solution. If you want to become the best version of your future self, the you of today needs to die.
The power of words is often something people take for granted. Stay clear about where your mind is and your current state of affairs. The only way to change your current situation is to change your beliefs which changes your habits. The quality of your questions determines the quality of your life.
Belonging is one of the basic skillsets you need to develop. A relationship needs to have depth and understanding on both sides. Figure out what works for you and teach people how to treat you. Listen to how others want you to treat them. You can’t serve and help people more than they serve and help themselves.
It’s not what you do; it’s WHY you do it. Every single person in your life represents something or an aspect of you that you are learning. Everything is an inside journey, but you must first recognize the pattern or behavior and then find where it’s rooted and what it is attached to.
The lowest standard you can strive for is perfection. Everyone’s vision and understanding of perfection are different. We’re not present when we’re chasing the future. Negative words only have emotions when you attach emotions to them. Don’t let someone’s action shift to your reaction. Stay focused on what you can control.