I LOVE asking my clients this question!
Who do you admire? Think about the people you know, mentors or teachers you have had in your life, spiritual gurus, political activists, saints, public figures, writers, whoever it is that you admire right now. Make a list of at least 5 people.
Cyndi’s Current List in no particular order…
What do you admire about them?
Make a list of the traits/characteristics you admire about them.
Some characteristics I admire in the people I listed:
Walking her Talk
Frequently In Tune with Source
You cannot see anything in another person unless it also exists in you!
Own it! Everything you wrote on the list of what you admire in these people, already exists within you!
And Guess what!
You know all those traits that BUG the crap outta you in other people? Yep. We have to own those too.
The world is a mirror. It reflects to us what we embody.
When you find yourself annoyed with someone’s behavior, ask yourself: When have I behaved that way?
Is this a behavior/characteristic that I want to embody?
Moving forward, how will I choose to respond in similar situations?
I highly encourage my clients to make that list of people they admire and the qualities they find admirable in them. Take the time to own those qualities! Make the list and keep it handy.
When you feel less than confident, or feel self-doubt creeping in, take it out and look in the mirror.
If you find that you “beat yourself up” for what you see in the mirror, you are not alone! This is something I help my clients with all the time. Sometimes it’s hard to own what we see in our reflection. If this sounds like you, and you’d like some help sorting it out, coaching might be right for you! Contact me at email@example.com and we’ll schedule a phone chat to see if I can help.