One of my favorite powerful people is Marie Forleo, and she did a video post last week that was pretty powerful, titled “If Only I Knew” – my comments to her became the creation of this blog post, and in it she asked what we would share to our younger selves – what we wished we knew when we were younger.
A powerful lesson I’ve learned, and one that has become my mantra is to CHILL OUT. To not take on the weight of the world, not stress about that which we cannot control, and simply work on our own inner peace – because if you want to take on the mammoth task of “world peace” in its entirety, you have to start on yourself.
Allow yourself to grow and develop, and don’t get lost in that which you cannot control (others), or in what you want to present to others. As you are authentically you, your niche will be defined, and your impact will be greater on the outside because of the amazing growth happening on the inside. I have so many powerful quotes that I love based on this – “Be the change you wish to see in the world” by Mahatma Ghandi is my reminder to focus more on being that positive change vs. pushing others to do it.
I believe activism is a powerful tool, and the first “cause” has to be yourself. When people speak, it is their actions that really tell the truth. Being the change you want to see allows you to lead by example. Don’t be someone else’s expectation. Set your own and be powerful beyond measure. You set the bar for what you want to achieve, and you alone are in control of what your life (and your attitude on it) will be.
What is a powerful quote you live by? What changes have you made within yourself that has the potential to make a greater impact on the world?