Part 5: AFFIRMATION
Now that you have DISCOVERED your inner passion you need to start believing it. Make it your mantra. If you have a Facebook Profile go to your home page and where it asks what you are doing now, write, “I am writing a book.” “I am planning a trip to Greece.” “I am training for a marathon.” When people start asking you what you’ve been up to, start responding affirmatively, “I am starting to pursue a career in Publishing.” “I am learning how to play guitar.” If you like to tweet, go on Twitter and let everyone know, “Today, I came up with my plan to start my own glass blowing business.”
Believe me I know it’s not easy. It’s not easy to put yourself out there; it’s not easy to put time into your own passions; it’s not easy to follow-through. It’s taken me quite a bit of time to come this far. And interestingly enough, it was my 8 year old daughter that most recently gave me the push. She asked me what she was going to do when she grew up and I told her I don’t even know what I want to do and I already am grown up. But that gave me the wake-up call that I had to start moving forward again.
Keep the faith in yourself – that’s half the battle. And just keep pushing forward. It’s time to re-discover your inner passion. Don’t wait another three, five, ten years. You can start to re-define yourself today and move toward a more fulfilled you. One step at a time, but let’s take that first step. There’s a line in one of the songs I wrote for my children that says, “The best gift I can give to you is belief in yourself, belief you can do anything.” And I’m right here with you, taking the steps, too. It’s time to RECOVER your sense-of-self. What do we have to lose?
Posted on February 1, 2012, in HUMAN RESOURCES - The Road to Self-Rediscovery. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
I’m not sure how active this site is but I’ve read it all and laughed, really entertaining and true. I’ve done many of the same things almost in the same order…..
I feel like I stumbled upon a time capsule that has been buried from 30 years ago. You have a nice family, and this reminded me how sharp you were and are glad to see this after decades away from the old UVC days. Not kidding about the old thingy, wow…Peace…
Well, this is a blast from the past. My kids like going to a restaurant right near UVC and it’s funny to point out to them that I used to work there – especially now that part of the building is a kids’ baseball practice place. Can’t believe you found this blog (my maiden name isn’t an easy one to remember) – I’ve moved on to other blogs, as well as one for my eldest son who is now 15, but I’m glad you found it entertaining. Hope all is well with you.