We live in a culture built upon the belief that we have to work harder to “ get ahead,” “earn a living,” and “be successful”. Woven into that idea is the belief that the harder we work, the more valuable we become. Something worth asking oneself is; do I want to define my value based on how much I check off a list? Do I want to make working harder a requirement for success? And what is success for me anyway? Just because a lot of people believe something, doesn’t make it True. You get to choose!
Creating self-worth from the idea that you have to work harder to “earn your keep” is like driving at an accelerated speed through the most beautiful vistas imaginable, and missing all of it because you’re “too busy” to see it. Do we really want to perpetuate “busyness” as a virtue? This idea of having to work harder to “be successful” creates massive issues with self-esteem along with perpetual cycles of stress and burnout. Eventually, you may feel that no matter how hard you try, it’s never enough.
If you want better and faster results, and want to be happier too, you need to find the power that is within you. Your true leverage is found in who you are being and how you are showing up. The mindset you cultivate, how you feel, and how you are managing your energy matters far more than what you do.
You just can’t exhaust yourself or be unkind to yourself and expect to be cheerful and happy or consistently produce the results you really want. Can’t happen!
But when you learn how to slow down and leverage the wisdom of the Your Wise Inner Being, the Big YOU, you have access to something that is far more powerful than trying to leverage effort. It is not what you are doing, but how you are doing it that truly matters. The underlying intentions and the way you are showing up IS what is actually producing your results.
No amount of action can match YOU when you’re in harmony with what you really want, and are showing up as the Aware, Doing-One-Thing-At-A-Time, On-Purpose Masterful Creator!
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