I used to allow other people’s opinions of me to dominate my life. In fact, I allowed it to dominate me so much so that I had no idea who I was. It was the “not knowing” who I was that fueled me to be who I am today.
In my last Keepin’ It Real video, I spoke about “how to be you.” How to be YOU, free from societal conditioning and following the status quo. I’m taking about breaking all the rules and forgetting about everything you have been trained (and brainwashed) to believe is “right.”
Let me keep it real with you. My fuel wasn’t always what it is today. My fuel used to be:
- always being right
- comparing myself to others
- being “better” because I believed I wasn’t good enough
- being inauthentic in all my relationships because I wanted to be loved and accepted
My fuel TODAY can be summed up in six words.
When I read this quote in Karen Salmonsohn’s INSTANT HAPPY book it hit me like a ton of breaks.
I had been using the anger, resentment, shame, and blame to keep me small and stuck. There had to be another way out. And then I got it. I got what I needed to do and who I needed to BE on cellular level. Being AWESOME would be my fuel. Being AWESOME was the permission slip I was waiting for.
Today, being fueled by AWESOME is:
- the greatest gift I can give to others
- my birthright
- my essence
- my choice
I can’t help but to think about what would have happened if I chose anger, resentment, shame, and blame as my fuel. It’s a daily reminder that I have a choice in each and every moment to be my highest and best self. I chose to make a course correction in my life. I have many accomplishments but the one that I am most proud of is the choice and commitment that I have made to be AWESOME.
You were born to be awesome. It’s time. The world needs you.