Sitting on the couch with my MacBook on my lap.
My “House of Voodoo” coffee cup full of Dunkin Donuts coffee sits steaming nearby.
My sleepy-headed German Shepard is sacked out on the couch next to me.
My thoughts are all driven by one emotion: Angst.
Mostly I am angry at my life of “impressing others“.
I have spent most of my life worrying about what others think about me.
Employers, employees, spouse, friends, family – I put so much emphasis on what others see in me that I had never really stopped to reflect on what I see in me.
Until now that is…
I’ve found that I have:
- A giving spirit
- A sense of purpose that many don’t have
- A desire to be better everyday
- A competitive mindset
- A strong sense of rebellion
- A viewpoint that is outside the status quo
- A strong desire to inspire
- A desire to excel in my career
- A desire to leave a legacy
I have a career that I am proud to be a part of. I have personal and business mentors that I am lucky to have in my life. I have a family that I am proud of, and quite honestly am blessed to be a part of.
I have so much to be thankful for.
But now I am more focused on a life full of experiences.
I’m less concerned about the opinions of others, although I respect them.
I realize life owes me nothing.
I owe it to myself to be me.
I owe it to my family to be the best me I can be.
I owe it to those I work with to be the leader they need me to be.
I owe it to friends to build relationships that aren’t conditional.
I owe it to the world to be genuine.
I owe it to people in my life to be open and honest, not to hold my tongue.
I owe it to everyone in my life to be the same person to their face as I am behind their back.
I owe it to God to fulfill my purpose on this planet.
I may not know what my purpose is just yet, but somewhere in my talents lies the answer.
And I’m on a mission to find it.
As for me, it’s time to raise the bar in life.
How about you?