I have a confession to make. I have been cocooning since June to grow and transform into a better version of myself.
The secret to success and outstanding achievement in life isn’t about being a “genius”. It’s about your GRIT or the unique combination of your passion, purpose, and long-term perseverance. According to Dr. Angela Duckworth, the world’s leading expert on grit, GRIT is having PASSION + SUSTAINED PERSEVERANCE when it comes to achieving long-term goals.
Like many of you, I am outraged and emotionally exhausted because of the wrongful race-related deaths (murders) of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Not only are many hearts on fire with anger, many businesses are literally on fire all over our nation because black and brown people do not feel seen, heard, understood, valued, cared for OR protected in this country.
This 2020 corona crisis (or any crisis for that matter) presents us with growth opportunities. If we let it. We have the wonderful opportunity to connect with God (read more on that HERE), ourselves (read more on that HERE), and others in ways that can help us grow beyond our current capacity. The question is “Will we capitalize on these opportunities for growth?” Just the other day, I stumbled across Oprah’s Instagram page where her wellness theme for the week was CONNECT. In her post, she asked her followers this question:
Our self-talk or internal dialogue is powerful. Did you know your self-talk can actually lead to your healing? Our self-talk impacts our self-esteem, sense of worth, self-confidence and self-image. It also impacts the way we act and make decisions. I guess what I’m trying to say is that our self-talk affects every area of our lives. For the good or bad.
In 2020 we have this false notion that we should just BE. Like…voila, I am. Voila, I am a college graduate. Voila, I am married. Voila, I have a healthy and loving relationship with myself. But, that’s not how life works. Especially when it comes to love, even loving ourselves.