12 May Celebrate every step it took to get here
Can you PAUSE for just a minute and think about how far you’ve come….. Think back to who you were 10, 15, 20 years ago, your fears, lack of confidence, feeling unsure of life and the world out there. When was the last time you took a moment to celebrate every step it took to get here?
The people who see your smiling face on social media posts have no idea what you’ve walked through. They think you’ve had happiness served to you on a silver platter, that life has been easy for you. But that’s not the case, is it?
You worked hard to get to where you are. You summoned the courage to walk through your fears, to believe in yourself and trust that there was something in you worth fighting for.
Think about how far you’ve come
You broke free from that undertow of past conditioning that told you that you weren’t good enough, that you didn’t matter..…and look at you now!! You didn’t get here by accident. You walked every single step out of the shadows to get here.
And it wasn’t easy. There were times when all you could do was breathe into the next moment, times when it was so hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but you did it. You didn’t give up on yourself, because there was something, SOMETHING, inside you that burned brighter than everything that had been thrown at you.
That ‘something’ inside you is your true self, your Authentic Self, the essence of who you are, and the part of you that can never be broken. Why? Because it belongs to no one else but you.
Dr. Jennifer Foust describes the Authentic Self like this:
“Your authentic self goes beyond what you do for a living, what possessions you own, or who you are to someone (mom, brother, girlfriend). It is who you are at your deepest core. It is about being true to yourself through your thoughts, words, and actions, and having these three areas match each other. When we are authentic, we stay true to ourselves, and who we genuinely are.
Not everyone in our lives will respond well to our authentic self, because of how it may impact them. We have the opportunity for others to love us and accept us for who we are at our core. When we are being authentic, we are being vulnerable; we are showing all parts of us, the good with the bad. When we do this, we allow for more intimate and honest relationships, and we allow for true acceptance and unconditional love”
Living life with values and behaviours that are an expression of your Authentic Self, making choices, especially the difficult ones, that are aligned with with your true nature, is essential to living a life of value and self respect.
You are a living Role Model
And now, others are looking at you, especially your children, and getting to see what’s possible for them, too. The work you have done on yourself put an end to the generations before you who were not able to take the steps you have taken. Your journey has put an end to generational trauma and in doing so, you have given the next generation a chance for a new beginning. What a gift!
You are a living role model for them. Do you realize how extraordinary this is?? Your courage to grow out of fear and into the fullness of your Authentic self, is now holding the space for them to do the same.
So, please be proud of who you are and how far you’ve come. Stand strongly on this Earth. Celebrate the strides you took, your resilience and tenacity, your breakthroughs and evolution of consciousness.
Acknowledge your extraordinary journey to this moment. It didn’t happen by accident. It happened because you showed up for your life. Take full ownership of the power you reclaimed. CELEBRATE YOU!! Celebrate every single step it took to get here!
1. Rob Dial, the Mindset Mentor: How to discover Your Authentic Self
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