I am poison and wine. I am a truth teller (better at speaking than listening). I am tough and learning to be tender. I am truer today. I am a learner and do not suffer fools easily. I despise bullshit. I am not an easy read and an acquired taste. I am becoming whole as I choose to see and do something about my holes. I am friend to a few. I am awakening more and more to the gift of this moment. I am watering the good (Thanks, Grappy). I am Toto. Do not try to put me in your basket. You are Dorothy. I’m here to make you do what you can.
Know self. Accept self. Challenge self. Build humility, courage, and discipline in your strong CORE. Be good. Do good. Be with. Together we transform. Always together.
Do you know who you are? Why are you here? Where are you going? Why does it matter? Have you made peace with your place? Are you worth following? Slow down and reflect. Sit with yourself for awhile longer. Socrates was right – know thyself. Do you?
Live hard. Love harder…
3 thoughts on “Day 13 (Know thyself)…”
I have found myself on the “do, do, do” trail in many seasons, chasing after the elusive belief that once I achieve fill in the blank, I will be successful, happy, confident, etc. All of a sudden the metrics become what is most important. This has led to burnout. It’s not that the meaning is no longer there, but perhaps my focus and my motivation has shifted. Weak Core.
I’d love to say that I am hard on self and easy on others, but I know that my default is to judge myself by my intentions and other by their actions. Funny how easily I let myself off the hook, yet give little room for mistakes to those closest to me. I’m working to close this integrity gap with daily intention, as it is not yet a discipline. I’m improving, but have a long way to go. I’m continually reminded that hurting people, hurt people. Making assumptions really does make an a** of me. I’m learning to first seek understanding + stay curious. Instead of making up my mind on why someone thinks/does/acts in a certain manner, go deeper, ask better questions, and then shut up. Just like me, people want to be heard, they want to be understood. Assume and talk less. Seek to understand, don’t seek to change. This is good…
I am learning to lead myself, and to trust and apply all I have learned over the years. I’m also learning where I am weakest and how accepting that can open the door to change, but it takes discipline! It’s simple, not easy. I’m learning where my ego stands in the way is usually where I need to check it the hardest to recruit the help that leads to the breakthrough. I’m a servant and a fisherman, who’s wound up tighter than I cared to realize but becoming more mindful and relaxed by the day. I’m having fun understanding, because through the acute pain comes forward movement. So, so good.
I am born with a fatal disease that has been healed by the blood of Christ. I am willfully following him: Word, not world. I am a builder of leaders who loves to connect deeply with a high performing team. I am a businessman who sees most things in the context of creating value for customers, employees and owners. I am a musician who is energized and refreshed by listening to and creating music. I am on a life-long quest to figure out who I am.