In the last issue I spoke about being in alignment. Events of the days since bring to mind the topic of having vision - and believing in yourself.
At my last Toastmasters meeting the word of the day was "vision." Our little group continued the conversation and camaraderie by dining together afterward.
The International Speech Contest is coming soon and one of my fellow Toastmasters declared she'd like to try out but knows the competition is stiff and leaning towards not participating at all.
"So what if the competition is tough. You're a great speaker, too!" I offered support to encourage her. "And how do you know you won't win? Certainly you can't win if you throw in the towel before the contest even begins!"
She agreed but mostly was looking for assurance of being good enough to compete. Who doesn't want or look for that? I know I do!
Part of being in alignment is just that - belief in you! Without that solid foundation we create for ourselves, our world can get a little wobbly. Tighten up those lug nuts to keep those wheels turning and moving forward. And yes, sometimes we have to shift into reverse to go ahead; however, that's all part of the journey.
To help my own belief I recently began a new daily personal practice.
I am Love. I am Salt.
I am Light. I am Transformation.
I am Spirit. I am Vessel.
I am Inspiration. I am Encouragement.
I am Support. I am Community.
I am Transition. I am Hope.
I am Faith. I am Good.
I am Worthy. I am Beautiful.
I am Earth. I am Serenity.
Before rising from my morning bed, I recite as many "I am's" I can think of. Start believing and others will follow your lead.
Try it for yourself and see how blessed you are to be in one's own company!
Let me know how it goes!
“everything has rhythm. everything dances.” ~ Maya Angelou
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
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