It sounds so easy. As smart, ambitious women, we know we have something to share. So, just be you.
If it were that easy, we wouldn’t have anyone struggling with feeling out of place, trying to fit in, and be something they are not.
When we really think about it, trying to be yourself without any concern of what anyone else may think or say or do…is the toughest job of all.
Today’s Monday Maxim:
This your mental Vitamin B. Each Monday I share a little motivation & insight to start the week. You’ve got a lot of people depending on you. There is big work for you to do. So here’s a maxim for you, the smart, ambitious woman, to help you SHINE.
“Love yourself-accept yourself-forgive yourself-and be good to yourself because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” – Dr. Leo Buscaglia
This may be the most important thing you hear from anyone. Don’t believe all the hype. Trust yourself.
Be you. Completely you. All YOU.
In this video, he also said,
“The hardest battle you are ever going to fight is to be- just YOU.” – Leo Buscaglia
Here’s the honest truth. People pay extraordinary amounts to get the publicity they want so that they world sees them “How they want to be seen.” It’s ridiculous. Once you decide to be you, with your quirky love of the Muppets, or your fascination with breadmaking, or the way you can explain the ins and outs of high-quality Sharpies …that’s what makes you interesting. That’s where people want to hear more from you.
Update: This is so important that we remember this, a video was absolutely necessary. Feel free to share!
You see, that stuff that makes you different is powerful. Marketable. You can build an income off of these characteristic traits.
“I’m really convinced, that if you were to define love, the only word big enough to engulf it all would be Life. Love is life in all of its aspects. And if you miss love, you miss life. Please don’t.” – Leo Buscaglia
See for yourself
Sometimes you hear people tell you about something good and think, “Yea, I should probably check that out…I’ll do it later.”
Here’s the truth, my friend. Later doesn’t really come. That is something we tell ourselves we’ll get to when deep down we know there is no way we will make sure that happens.
The passion that Dr. Leo Buscaglia shares with others is something so worthwhile I’m going to leave it here for you. He believes in love. So do you. So do I.
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