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Growing up, I really didn't get into a bunch of different things that would get me in too much trouble. I often thought of myself as a pretty good girl, but I just had a few things I needed to improve upon. I really didn't operate in malice or hatred, but I was just a little disobedient from time to time.
But if we are honest with ourselves, our slight disobedience is just as bad as complete disobedience. Because either way there is recourse, reroute, or an adjustment that needs to be made to compensate our misdeed to bring us back on track.
Well, while I am grateful for being back on track, what is most interesting is while I know that I have been changed, and that those things that would get me off of course is no longer a challenge, for some reason, I have opted to go back to some of those old ways were distractions to me.
I went back and tried to do those things that clearly had no value for me or my destiny, but it wasn't until I went through some serious contemplation that I realized that I had been changed. My focus was now different and my priorities were in a different order. I had been changed.
The thing about change is that it not just from other people’s perspective, but it's from yours too. You have to look at yourself internally and see the changes, see the shifts, and see the levels that you have moved into and celebrate it. Don't stay there and don't go back. But celebrate and embrace your change. Allow it to move you closer to your destiny.
So what is today's life empowered moment? Look at where you have come from and celebrate it. Continue to move forward into your destiny. Embrace the Change!
Over the last several weeks, I have been doing a self evaluation. I began this self-assessment in an effort to identify areas in which I need to improve. This activity is certainly a difficult one, as it forces me to be honest and transparent with myself.
But here's the thing... Well two really... 1) Once I have identified my flaws, I have to decide if I want to do something about it. The quirkiness of me is what makes me who I am. So I don't know that I want to be completely disconnected from my flaws. And 2) While, I know that there are things that I need to work on, my opinion is that there will always be, so why not spend my time crafting and improving on the things that I am good at. There's a book called “Now Go Put Your Strengths to Work”. The premise of the book is to help one identify what he/she is good at and then focus on the attributes of who we are rather than the flaws.
So I challenge you today! Understand your strengths, celebrate them, and focus on them. Understanding and using your strengths is how you can best live a life empowered!
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