I love that I am surrounded by people who are always raising the bar. First they raise their own bar then ask us to do the same. Always leading, not just managing. My coach Julie has asked her team to step up and write out our commitments for September. Not just goals but real commitments, promises.
As I wrote these I was reflecting.
It's interesting how there has been a shift, a fire growing inside me since very young , one that has been reignited many times in my life. I recognize now that fear and doubt is what has dampened that fire. MY fear and doubt, in my abilities. I have always been a bit of a rebel, sometimes that wasn't such a good thing. I'm extremely emotional so this fire can scortch as wel like when my Dad told me I could never wear my mohawk up again so I ran to the bathroom and shaved my head yelling out,
-There! Now I can NEVER wear it up! -
Ok, I was 15 years old but she comes out oh yes, that 15 year old comes out. Misdirected fire.
I can say, good things do come when I am challenged.
But when I let fear take over, then I make excuses or even obstacles. Self sabatage peers it's ugly head. Then, I see I am pretending to be a victim. Oh no, I don't stay there. I don't do victim. I am a warrior. A leader, born to inspire. I see the good and potential in ALL things when I focus my fire, my flame. The gift of the Holy Spirit that burns in all of us.