You are…

You are not designed to live a life of distraction. The world wants you to believe you are.

The truth is, friend, you are meant to think deeply and live a life of high design. You are meant to gain clarity through writing and talking. You are designed to gain confidence and conviction through acting. This is who you are. Fact.

Today, I challenged a teammate in practice 295 to share her thoughts regarding her delayed, difficult conversation with a friend. It took a deadline for her to do what she’s wanted to do for some time. She felt relief, she shared, the instant she put her feelings out in the open – like a heavy, dead weight had been lifted from her shoulders. Damn. I see hurting humans, everyday, carrying backpacks loaded down with some heavy, heavy shit. Instead of getting rid of the stink, most humans get busy distracting themselves from the smell. Works now. Does. Not. Work. For. Long. What does, you ask?

Strong CORE.

The man/woman who knows what they believe, who they are, how they want to live, what gives them juice and why it matters, is a soul on fire. These people live lives, not of quiet desperation but of confidence, conviction, and calm even in the face of intense pressure and dark nights of the soul. Instead of distraction, the strong choose productive action. They share their heart with a few. They talk. They get real and raw. They cry and laugh. Clarity comes as they go places that feel heavy and hard. The weight is lifted as we open our wounded, worried, and warm heart. Peace is found here, isn’t it?

You are special. You are special enough. You are not too much or too little. You are a beautiful soul becoming the original you already are. The process of you becoming you is just that, a process. Get out of your head and into your heart. Build your strong CORE. Author an authentic OPUS. PoP it out with uncommon confidence, conviction, and consistency. This is the recipe for living and loving well. Slow down and sit with this for awhile. Slow down, my sped up friend. Slow down.

You are enough and you are meant to become so much more. Think deeply. Write clearly. Talk honestly. Act accordingly. Good. Yes, my friend, you are!

Live hard. Love harder…

2 thoughts on “You are…

  1. Chewing on this one for awhile. As Susan Scott says in “Fierce Conversations,” the conversation is the relationship. I’ve struggled mightily for many years and am still a work in progress in being authentic and transparent while embracing the potential conflict. Great truth shared here my friend!

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