The piece of pottery to the left was a piece that I made in my junior high art class. It's safe to say that pottery was not going to be my thing as you can see from the large crack down the side that my art teacher, Mr. Little, rescued.
It's hard to believe that I even still have this piece of pottery made 34 years ago. However, it reminds me that we all have flaws and we are all far from perfect. We make mistakes. We fall short on our goals. Sometimes our attitude isn't where we want it to be.
Even though all this is so, we get learn from our mistakes. We revise our goals and get back to work on them. We adjust our attitude and make changes that will be of value to us in the long run.
The basic idea here is this: our flaws are a part of us, but they don't define us. I could have thrown this piece of pottery away many years ago, because it is less than perfect. It really isn't aesthetically pleasing but it is of use. Plus, it's a part of who I am. I have lots of cracks and flaws, but I use them to my advantage. I take what I have and work hard for everything I want to do.
This cracked pot reminds me that I can do anything and be anything. It's amazing, just like me...and just like you!!
Before we can put a plan together for a goal, I've learned that we need to actually have a step before the plan. It is step zero, and it's they "why" behind the goal. Why are we working toward the goal? The Why Power is what we need in order to reach the goal.
For example, my goal is to be doing my life coaching business as my full-time job by the time I reach 50-years-old (that's less than three years away). I want to do it, because I'm passionate about working with others on their goals by serving as their partner.
My ultimate Why Power is wanting the flexibility to do what I want and when I want to do it. I want the power to dictate my schedule in my own way. In order to do that, I treat my dream job like a side job. I'm working to devote 15-20 hours a week toward making this my full-time gig. That's what I will need to do in order for that to happen.
Some days I'm tired and I don't want to do anything after I get home from my day job. However, I keep reminding myself that my dream job is going to be realized on its own. It's up to me if I want to make it a success. And that's all I need to keep moving forward.
What's your Why Power? Let me know!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.