Time to get in the game and get our minds right once again. When it comes to being successful, a lot of it comes down to what is motivating us. A lot of our success is built around why we do the things that we do. If we were faced in a life or death situation, how would we approach it?
What would we sacrifice for our spouses or kids?
We react to the world based on how it affects us and those things that we view as important. But here is the truth for many people, we do not see ourselves as valuable. We see ourselves as protectors or caregivers to someone else and that can be true and often is, but we all have value independent of any role we or someone else places upon us.
The world needs you!
One of my goals in the new year is to not beat myself up or be too hard on myself. I promised my wife that I would try. It is not that I do not believe in myself, but rather, I don’t always see myself as unique or special. She tells me I am full of it.
And she is right. The world needs me and it needs you. It needs you to be bulletproof on a regular basis so that you can take chances and make changes. It needs you to be confident in your decisions so that you can follow through on them and not just let them settle to the bottom of your to-do list.
The world needs you to be daring and chase the things that you are good at and things that fulfill you. The world needs you to know that you matter and are worth making the changes necessary for so that you can be the best version of yourself.
AND you don’t have to do that for anyone but yourself. If you are willing to step up to the plate for yourself all the other things that you have to take care of will fall into place and take care of themselves. You will be a better spouse, a better parent, a better employee because you are starting to work for yourself and not feeling like all these other things are holding you back from your happiness.
Your perspective can and will change if you allow yourself the simple pleasure of saying “I’m good at this” or “I did this well” or even “I had a good day”. We live far too often on a quest for the gloomy day and feel guilty when something good happens. I give you permission to stop that now and accept that we all deserve some good things and we all deserve to be happy about those things.
And from those things, you grow and you become who the world need you to be.