HERE'S THE DEAL:
YOU ARE INCREDIBLE.
YOU ARE SO FULL OF GIFTS AND POWER.
And yet...you may not fully express them.
Answer me this:
~ Do you ever think you're not good enough?
~ Do you fear you're just. too. much?
~ Are you petrified of rejection and judgment?
~ Are you afraid to dream?
~ Do you censor yourself because you fear what you have to say isn't important?
~ Do you have the "Good on Paper" dilemma: Maybe you look good on paper—good job, good relationship, nice stuff, nice place to live—but you don't feel as good as you "should?"
~ Do you think there's more to life than what you're living right now?
~ Do you have a little voice in your head that tells you it's arrogant or self-involved to truly own how awesome you are?
~ Do people tell you that you're awesome, talented, amazing, etc...but you can't believe them?
~ Do you spend most of your time on "should"s rather than on things that bring you joy and take you closer to your dreams?
~ Do you think it's impossible for one person—for YOU—to change or impact the world?
~ Do you hide or dim your beautiful and brilliant light?
If you answered "yes" or "maybe" or "I don't want to think about it!" to any of those questions, I gotta tell you...you are NOT owning your awesomeness!
And that is not okay!
Not owning your awesomeness...
...kills your self-confidence.
...drains away your joy in life.
...makes you play so much smaller than we all need you to play.
...sucks away your motivation to take good care of yourself.
...takes away any drive to uncover and go after your desires.
...makes you feel like you don't matter.
Nooooooo! Please can we stop this?!
Owning your awesomeness means reveling in the magnificent being that is YOU.
It means recognizing that you do, in fact, have power.
A WHOLE FREAKING LOT OF IT.
It means that you are important, that your dreams matter, and that YOU MATTER... regardless of what other messages you might have gotten about that because of what you look like, who you love, what you believe, how much money you do or don't have, where you live, and all that.
So how do we own our awesomeness?!
By joining the Own Your Awesomeness Project, of course!
Couldn't resist! :)
We do this by relearning, rediscovering, and revaluing ourselves...
and honoring that we matter in this world.
Just imagine YOU...doing ALL THIS:
~ You see your true beauty when you look in the mirror…rather than how society says you should feel about your “imperfect” body.
~ You know that the time you’re spending on your work is well spent, because it fulfills you.
~ You consciously and deliberately create a life where you're thriving...rather than simply surviving.
~ You know that you have the power to make important shifts in the world.
~ You know that owning your awesomeness isn't selfish or arrogant.
~ You view time and money and abundance as allies and partners, rather than things you fear or don't understand how to work with.
~ You see your inner gremlins—your limiting beliefs, your fears, your inner critic—for what they are and have mastery over them so they don’t rule your life.
~ You celebrate and revel in your strengths and unique gifts so you can fully express them and live up to your highest potential.
~ You know your beautiful desires and dreams and you treat them like the precious treasures they are…meaning, you take them seriously and take action to make 'em happen.
~ You (correctly) see your past mistakes and perceived flaws as opportunities for strength and growth.
~ You, having a plan to make your desires come to fruition.
…and oh, soooooo much more.