It’s not enough to lean in. You’ve got to just dig in to it, baby. Get dirty. Do the work. That’s the only way you’re going to pull through adversity.
We don’t always have to be right. No one gains standing in that position. Can we just listen to each other and try to reach common ground? At the very least, let’s agree to disagree.
Respect. Everybody says they want it, but are you willing to give it? Respect works both ways.
Live life without regrets. Don’t regret not having said something, achieved something, participated in something. Always reach…stretch…to live freely with arms extended and open to the possibilities.
Forgiveness is freedom. Never let ill feelings about people or your circumstances take up residency in your heart.
How are you showing up today – at work, in love, in friendships, as a sibling, as a parent? It’s important to engage with intent and purpose so that people see your commitment, dedication and contribution to building, developing and nurturing successful relationships.
It’s easy to blame others for the things that happen in our lives. The hard part is being introspective. Don’t be afraid to hold a mirror up and examine where you could have done something differently. Own it. Then pivot where needed.
Courage allows you to stand up straight, rise to the occasion, and climb over self-doubt and fear with confidence. Dig in.
Don’t let your past keep you stuck. It doesn’t define you. Everyone has a story and you get to control your own narrative. Break up with your past. But learn something from it. Your journey of self-discovery will be better for it.
Empathy -- the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. You may not understand or know one’s journey firsthand, but it goes a long way when people recognize your sincerity when it comes to empathy. Empathy creates the pathway for open and honest communication.
Being around someone’s toxic energy is draining. Sometimes, it’s necessary to love people from a distance. Protect your space – mental, physical and spiritual.
Take time for self-care. Start inward, and then finish outward.
If you can change anything in your life, what would it be? For me: “Nothing.” Everything in life happens the way it is supposed to. These lived experiences build your character.