How much do you appreciate the life-changing messages you communicate: those essential messages and values you convey to your families, friends, and co-workers; the ones that reflect how you hold and inspire them to reach their highest capacities?
These are the messages those you are privileged to serve will reflect on when they think of you — they will hold on to them when they need a boost. What is that key message you send, and how fully conscious are you of the gifts you bring? Usually, our gifts have an impact in one of three areas of someone’s life journey: how they imagine, realize, and actualize who they are and what is theirs to do. We too are grateful for those who help guide us as we step into what’s ours.
When we are asked to imagine ourselves where we want to be, we don’t always have the boldness to embrace our highest outcomes. Most of us first dwell on what we don’t want rather than develop a defined picture of exactly where we want to be. Imagination is a tool that can project both the positives and negatives in our lives – it’s up to us to use it to empower rather than disempower our dreams.
Then, at some point we come to the realization that we can be fully present to who we are and confidently step into what we came here to achieve. It’s easy to spend too much time getting ready to be, rather than being. It’s easy to stall doing what we’re called to do because we are waiting for better timing and readiness – tomorrow can lure us into ongoing preparation modes which delay us starting right from where we are. I recognize myself in these challenges.
Actualization is where our boots hit the ground and we are engaged in the doing and putting into action – it’s where our results and outcomes can be seen and experienced. It’s that which we must do each day without fail. Actualization is how and what we do to fulfill the promises we make to ourselves and others.
We are both students and teachers. All of us. Someone is looking to us for our unique, uplifting key message especially when they can’t seem to reach or embrace their own resources. It’s your message that resonates long after you have shared it. It’s your messages that remind them to take those next steps. Likewise, you appreciate when others remind you of who you are and what you can do in the moments that you stall on the trail. I like to say it takes a team to climb a mountain™ because it does, both personally and professionally.
It warms my heart when those I serve share how I helped them develop a perspective or habit they use as a continuous resource and gift in their lives. And it equally warms my heart when I think of what others have said to help me stay on the road less traveled, because it is my road.
One of my big aha moments came when I stood on the top of the world’s highest free-standing mountains at the age of 60 and shared that It’s Possible to reach your goals despite your fears, despite your shortcomings and concerns for what others may say. It’s why I keep doing what I do and sharing what’s mine to share in all the different ways I can share it. I believe you are doing the same.
Always remember to share your key messages – we need who you are and what you came here to do!