I understand that in order to give OF myself, I must give TO myself. I don’t apologize for taking the time I need to care for myself. I choose to do things that inspire me and that bring joy into my life. It is from there that great things beyond my imagination are possible. Balance opens opportunity. Balance creates strength. Balance provides the foundation for moving forward with confidence.
This blog and the rest through November are part of my Confidence Building series. (You might also be interested in my posts with my Guiding Principles and on Sustaining Confidence.)
* The photos featured in today’s blog and for the last week of November were all taken in San Agustinillo, Oaxaca, Mexico – a peaceful haven to which I return to year after year to celebrate life with my husband Jim.)
When I experience resistance, fear, or anger, I look deep inside at the story that’s playing in my head – I check in on what I am making up that creates challenge and difficulty. Rather than default to my typical patterns of thought and action, formed over a lifetime of experiences and influences, I choose to make a small shift in my thinking and look for the opportunity in what is before me.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
To read about where my confidence building series originated, go HERE.
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