I am enough. The mantra creeping around conversations these days and oh so relevant this time of year. It's not just the crush of Christmas that is always filled with expectations but the very words "New Year" that get us wondering how we measure up.
As much as reflecting on the past year can be soul satisfying the invitations for the coming year may be a double edged sword. Of course I will want to do more of what I love, finish what I've started, try new things, learn, grow, explore and expand. The difficulty lies in believing that up until now I have not done enough; that essentially, I am not enough.
I've used the same language when I ask people if they want to be their best selves, live on purpose, step into their greatness, be the leader they imagine, etc. These are phrases that can lift us up and be the catalyst for taking on whatever it is that our hearts long for. And they can drive home a quiet admonishment that we haven't lived up to our own expectations in the past.
I'm working on this for myself and striving to be more conscious of how I interact with others who may be at a tipping point in their self-evaluations. What might change if we all repeated this mantra to ourselves throughout the day when we are facing people and situations that trigger us? What if we knew, no matter what, that we are whole and complete as a soul in this lifetime? I am guessing that if we embraced that message internally the world would be compelled to reflect that back to us in every way. Let's try it and see what happens!
Ms. Daryl Wood is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a Certified TED* Practitioner and graduate of The Co-Active Leadership Program. She is dedicated to sharing the The Empowerment Dynamic (TED*) material in organizations and with individuals eager to transform their relationship with themselves, others and situations. www.darylwood.com www.stopworkplacedrama.ca