Thoughts about “Rules for Being YOU in 2023….”
“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” Roy T. Bennet
“There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.” Steve Maraboli
Throughout 2023, remind yourself…
- Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do. Because sometimes you can mean almost nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride, it’s self-respect. Don’t expect to see positive changes in your life if you constantly surround yourself with negative people. Don’t give part-time people a full-time position in your life this year. Know your value and what you have to offer.
- Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. Yes, let someone love you despite all of this, and let that someone be YOU.
- Perspective is everything. When faced with long check-out lines, traffic jams, or waiting an hour past your appointment time, you have two choices: You can get frustrated and enraged, or you can view it as life’s way of giving you a guilt-free breather from rushing, and spend that time daydreaming, conversing, or watching the clouds. The first choice will raise your blood pressure. The second choice will raise your consciousness.
- One year from now, it won’t really matter what shoes you wore today, how your hair looked, or what brand of jeans you bought. What will matter is how you thought about yourself each day, how you lived, what you learned, and how you applied this knowledge along the way.
The bottom line is, despite the real world challenges you face in 2023, the biggest and most complex obstacle you will have to personally overcome on a daily basis is your own mind. In other words, you aren’t responsible for everything that happens to you in life, but you ARE responsible for undoing the self-defeating thinking patterns that these undesirable experiences create.
YES, YOU CAN THINK BETTER, which means you can ultimately live better this year.
And YES, I know that’s sometimes much easier said than done, but you are NOT alone on this journey.