No matter what you do, where you are, or what your profession may be, are you taking the time to put your armor on?
How many of us have risen out of someone's shadow in our lives or careers? A parent, boss, mentor, teacher, or coach... They prepared us to step out of their shadow and take the lead in our own life. Take a moment a think of who those people are in your life... Now, ask yourself "who is standing in MY shadow right now?"
How often are we fully engaged with where we are and with what we need to do?
In a world so focused on what other people have, or on what other people expect us to do, what if we instead focus on who we are while making sure the person we see in the mirror is someone we are proud to be?
The pace of society today feels, at times, impossible to keep up with. We are busy being busy and subject to the ever increasing number of distractions and talking heads telling us what we should think, feel, eat, wear, buy, or believe in. Often in our attempt to 'keep up' we can lose our sense of identity. We forget who we are and who we want to be. All of a sudden we are living someone else's version of our life. So how do we take a step back and reclaim our sense of self and write our own version of our life? Let's start by building a foundation...
There will be times when the challenges of life beat down our bodies and hammer our minds. It is at times like these when the spirit lifts us up to defy what we may physically or mentally feel is impossible, and enables us to wage our battle and come out the other end.