"Don't take it personally."
Oh, that affirmation last week was a good one. I realized how many things I take personally in my day-to-day life. (Hint: a lot!) One such story coming later this week. Stay tuned.
On a few occasions last week I was able to recognize where I was about to take something personally and was able to change my thought process to instead consider other possible meanings.
In other instances where I wasn't as lucky to catch myself in the act of taking things personally, I was able to reflect later on what happened and how I could respond in the future.
That's a big lesson, don't you think?
This week I feel like I need to focus on another aspect of myself:
I am genuine. My actions and behavior reflect my true self.
I've had something of an identity crisis for the last, oh, 30+ years. I am a people pleaser who has spent most of my life trying to keep (or make) other people happy.
What I'm learning is this: I need to be true to myself in order to best serve those around me. I can't help others effectively if I am trying to be something that doesn't fit.
So this week out with the people pleasing, in with authenticity! Only by fulfilling my core values can I help others fulfill theirs.
What will you focus on this week?