It is not about where you are or what you do, it is about who you are when you’re there.
I have been thinking a lot lately about the idea of presence. Who we choose to BE in the world.
Our daily lives are dominated by WHAT’S.
What do I want to be when I grow up?
What do I do for a living?
What type of person do I want to marry?
What car will make me look successful?
What do I want for dinner?
What. What. What.
But what about WHO?
Who do I want to be?
Who am I really?
Somewhere along the way who we are seems to get lost in what we are supposed to be doing.
We morph into a completely different version of our self, that bends and breaks to fit into the pressures of life around us. And our truest self - our purest, bravest, most powerful presence is muted and hidden.
So what can we do about it?
I challenge you to reignite the desire within yourself to align with who you really are, and who you really want to be - rather than who you think you are supposed to be.
Start with some questions:
What is frustrating me about my life right now?
What am I disappointed in right now?
What bugs me the most about my current situation?
What mental & emotional (and maybe physical) pain have I caused myself because of these ongoing frustrations?
What am I willing to change?
What action can I begin to take RIGHT NOW?
What do I want?
What do I REALLY want? As the truest, bravest, most powerful version of myself?
Who am I?
Who am I REALLY?
Once we are able to get clear on who we truly are - and who we want to be - the WHAT’s become a little less relevant.
If we are able to step into the truest version of ourselves - what we are doing really doesn’t matter, as long as it aligns with WHO we want to be.
WHAT no long becomes a single idea.
When we know WHO we want to be, it opens up the possibility of so many WHAT’s that fit into our truest WHO.
So…who do you want to be?