Are You Waiting for Approval?
Today I got around to listening to Ange Peter's HOL:FIT talks podcast "The scariest movie you will ever watch".
As my husband can attest, there were several audible affirming responses that came from me as I was organizing my closet and our entire apartment. So much of what Ange talked about was incredible, but the two main points that hit home were as follows...
The first is don't give up your authenticity because you are waiting for approval from ANYONE. In years past, I have been guilty of this over and over and over again. Looking for validation and approval for my choices, hemming and hawing over doing things or saying things because I am concerned with how they will be perceived by others. I can honestly say that the thing that broke me out of that habit, was starting doTERRA. For the longest time I looked at any kind of "selling" especially direct sales, as something to roll the eyes at and something that people would judge me for doing. And you know what, there are people that have judged me for doing it. And I am doing it anyways, because for me, it works and is working!! And the biggest part of all of this that I have learned is that someone's judgement is always, 100% of the time about them and has absolutely nothing to do with me. My friends, I cannot tell you how incredible it feels to be free of this burden. This last year, I have made the majority of the choices I have because I feel they are in alignment with my authenticity, period. It's been a practice, and I am not perfect at it, but I am getting better and better and you know what, so is my life. I am doing and creating things every day that excite me and ignite inspiration from the depths of my soul. Most importantly I am growing a confidence that can only come from the inside out, and my state of being is filled with contentment. Of course there are times when it waivers, the other day I wrote about having a small anxiety attack and I get stressed out and angry and sad and all the things that are a part of this beautiful human experience. But the time it takes for me to find my way back to contentment now, is so much smaller than ever before because I know who I am and what I need to do. And it requires no approval or validation.
The second is STOP PLAYING SMALL in life! The entire point of Ange's podcast was that when it comes time to die, will the movie that plays back to you on your life be filled with memories of you really going for it? Or will it be memories of wishing you had stepped out and done the things you really wished you could do? The idea being that the scariest movie you could ever watch, would be the one of your life playing before you just before you pass, and not having done the things you wished because you played it small, most likely because of fear. Death is a really big motivator for me. I know, it's a scary thing to think about, but its not the fear of it that drives me. Instead it is accepting the inevitability of it, knowing we have a finite time and therefore really wanting to drink it all in and live to the fullest. Some days that means staying home on a Saturday and cleaning and cuddling with my family. Some days that means setting a huge goal for the week and really going for it, because why not and what is it that I am waiting for?! This is it, my life, your life is happening RIGHT NOW and there is truly no better time than the present.
I am so grateful that I have a little human who reminds me of both of these points, every single day by being her most authentic, biggest version of herself. Doesn't look for or need approval and definitely doesn't play small!!
So...this week you will hear from me a lot about doTERRA because A. it's BOGO week and B. My highest aim is to help as many people as possible be inspired to live life to the most empowered degree using doTERRA essential oils. I also have another something I am cooking up and trying to get to you by tomorrow eve because, well , I'm going for it!
I am excited to share more as to how the week will unfold, but for now, I would just like to implore you, to lovingly encourage you to start right now, in this moment, live the life you have always wanted for yourself. No need for validation or approval. It's your life. And I am over here cheering you on...and ready with essential oils of course, to help guide the way!
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