Inspiration and lessons for your leadership journey!
“If ever there’s a tomorrow when we’re not together, there’s something you must remember… you’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
Today’s quote comes to us from the “Hundred Acre Wood” and Winnie the Pooh. Who doesn’t recall with some sense of fondness, the simplicity and wisdom in A. A. Milne’s classic works?
Braver than you believe. I want you to think back over your life and think about a time that you faced something challenging, new, nerve-wracking, or even truly frightening or life-threatening.
A recent one for me, for example, was a job interview for a position that the hiring Vice President himself said was a “colossal leap” for me. As I prepared for the interview, I waffled between scared out of my wits to confident about a great opportunity – even if it was just to practice my interviewing skills and hone my resume. This waffling between feelings could happen on a dime.
And even though I didn’t get the position, I learned a lot from the process of preparing for and going through that interview. The two most important lessons were how wonderfully helpful and supportive my family, friends, and colleagues were and second, how brave I turned out to be during the interview, despite some initial jitters.
You may be facing some very real challenge or challenges, right now; or, maybe you soon will be. Remember, you have faced many challenges before and look at how you’ve done so far!
You come from Love to create love. Your heart beats with the mystery of life and radiates an electromagnetic wave of energy all around you. You have trillions of cells made up of trillions of atoms that are all waves of energy that together makes the unique person that you are right here and now.
Whatever it is you are facing right now, remember then that there is something you must remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
This Week's Affirmations
(Repeat these quietly to yourself multiple times throughout the day.)
I am a brave and courageous leader; doing what is right!
I am strong and disciplined reminding myself what it is I’m truly after.
I am smarter, more clever, and wiser than I think!
I am a loving leader!
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Have an amazing journey today!
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Alan Mikolaj is a a professional, experienced, positive, and passionate speaker, leadership and organizational development consultant, change agent, author, and coach. He holds his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University. He is a certified graduate coach from Coaching Out of the Box and holds his ACC and membership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
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