If you’ve known me for any length of time, then you’ve known and witnessed the many hats I’ve worn… Such as, but not limited to: The Musician, The Flute Teacher, The Floral Designer, The Personal Trainer, The Life Coach, and The Aspiring Blogger.
And while I usually discuss my many pursuits with an attitude of humor, and carefree acceptance, the truth is, I’ve always felt embarrassed and pretty hard on myself about my inability to choose a career path and stick with it. I develop new interests, I change my mind, I see possibility, I get impatient, I lose confidence, I notice what appears to be greener pastures in a different direction and take off in pursuit of it.
I admire and envy those who have a dream and chase it to the bitter end. Those that remain steadfast in their path. Those who knew what they wanted to be when they grew up and have never lost focus of it. I admire their will, their perseverance, and their drive…
But then I was talking and drinking wine with my husband one evening, and lamenting that I was feeling the urge to do something different… again, being in the dumps about having chosen a path that I wasn’t sure I wanted to stick with… again, and generally talking myself into a downward spiral, when he said, “I wish I was more like that.”
*breaks come to a screeching halt*
“But I wish I was more like you… steadfast in my career, nose to the grindstone, FOCUSED.” I had myself completely convinced that something was wrong with me, that because what others did was “right”, I must definitely be “wrong.”
I gathered up my tendencies, compared and contrasted them, then slapped a big ol’ label on the bottle that said, “weaknesses.”
But I had never considered the fact that I had a whole bottle of tendencies that could be USED, and in so many words, it looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me.
Are you ready to do the same?
“We need to recognize and trust our Inner Nature… When did the Ugly Duckling stop feeling ugly? When he realized he was a Swan.” – Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
♥ Strive to know yourself, rather than change yourself.
♥Rethink your weaknesses as strengths.
♥Work with what you’ve got.
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