New year, new me! Kidding, there’s no such thing. Anyway, I wanted to share with you all a quick post on three things that I think we should all leave behind in 2017.
Hustling for Worthiness: I first came across the term ‘hustling for worthiness’ whilst reading ‘Rising Strong’ by Brene Brown. I honestly can’t put it better than her, so I’m going to share the quote instead.
“When we can let go of what other people think and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness—the feeling that we are enough just as we are and that we are worthy of love and belonging. When we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves from the parts of our lives that don’t fit with who we think we’re supposed to be, we stand outside of our story and
hustle for our worthiness by constantly performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving.
Our sense of worthiness—that critically important piece that gives us access to love and belonging—lives inside of our story.”
So the question is: Are you aware of moments where you’re performing or aiming to please? And what’s driving that hustle?
May 2018 be the year where interact with ourselves and the world from a place of worthiness.
Fear of failure: So many of us play small or within our comfort zone because we are afraid of failing. I was coming home after speaking at an event mid last year and I remember saying to myself, I want to be in more situations where there is potential for me to fail. There is something about that which is exciting for me. It means that I’m pushing and challenging myself to do better and be better. I don’t think we should go into things with the intention to fail, but failure or the fear of failure shouldn’t be what keeps us stagnant either. 2018 is the year that we play big.
The year that we have the courage to ask for what we want, pray for what want and work for what we want. Failure is not a tattoo, it’s simply a learning curve.
Toxic Energy: I believe that we all have an internal compass, or intuition that guides us. 2018 is the year that we release toxic energy by paying attention to our intuition/gut feeling, rather than over-riding it or rationalising decisions aways.
So if someone or a situation is bothering your spirit, let them go!
2018 is also the year where we make the conscious choice to hang around with people and be in situations that refill our cup and love tank. May it also be the year where we do the same for others with a consciousness of how our energy, words, and actions impact other people.
What are you hoping to leave behind in 2017?