At times, we find ourselves caught up in the low-vibrations of negativity and defeatism.
Draw on the strength within, around, and above.
Nine words. As I read my editor’s comments and reread my entire manuscript, nine of my words jumped from the page.
This particular part of my soon-to-be-released book about teaching, learning, and resilience, encourages readers to reflect on their personal and/or professional journey and think of:
- The challenges (and maybe even hardships) they have encountered, experienced, and endured.
- Their mistakes, miscues, and meanderings.
- Their accomplishments, achievements, and attainments.
Regardless of your particular calling, take a moment today and do the same for yourself. Your journey holds power. At times, we find ourselves caught up in the low-vibrations of negativity and defeatism. Some of that comes from those around us; some originates within ourselves. We make mistakes, lose direction, and maybe, worse yet, abandon hope for our dreams. We doubt our movement forward.
A friend of mine shared her insight about those low vibrations: they can cause a lot of unwanted and non-productive noise in our lives. If we let them. The first step out of that noise is to do what my friend did—become aware of the noise and its source. Then, do something to eliminate (or, at least muffle) the noise.
Milton Berle reportedly said, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Well, in your case, if the path ahead is not clear, maybe it’s time to create the path.
As you consider your week ahead and your movement forward on your continuous (and eventful) journey, ask yourself what you can learn from all of those moments you have encountered, experienced, and endured. You may feel like you have accumulated more mistakes, miscues, and meanderings than you would like to remember. All encounters (the low vibrations included), however, have helped make you who you are. And have contributed to your accomplishments, achievements, and attainments.
All of us have so much within ourselves to move to our next level. Whatever and wherever that may be. Draw on the strength within, around, and above.
Video/song recommendation for the week:
Josh Groban and “You Raise Me Up.”
Make it an inspiring week and H.T.R.B. as needed.
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