We have reflected, connected, committed, and transformed. All on the way to Spectacular. Reached out to old friends. Rekindled faded relationships. Examined ourselves. Determined what kind of SaSS-Y! we want to be.
But what about the Spectacular that we used to be? What have we put away, forgotten of our Spectacular past?
I recently shifted through boxes of ‘stuff’. Some of it old, some of it ancient. But it was all my ‘stuff’.
Stuff I had forgotten. Accomplishments. Accolades from customers, clients, and colleagues. Talking points from speeches I had delivered. Souvenir programs – with my name as participant or honoree. Workbooks from workshops I conducted. Proposals that were prepared at client request.
So many sparking moments in my past that I had allowed to become dim. I put them away in dark, dusty boxes. Forgot they ever occurred. Lost them in the sea of time.
Well. They have been liberated. Revived. Brought back to life. And they have given me new life. As I thought back on those events, those interactions – I felt myself back in the moments they occurred. I felt surges of Spectacular that increased with the opening of each folder, envelope, and program book. I saw myself anew in the old photos and bio posts.
What about you? What of your Spectacular self needs to be re-introduced? Which moments of light do you need to uncover? With whom will you Re-Connect when you look back on your past? Who will emerge when you open those dusty boxes and allow the Spectacular YOU to shine through?
Many people feel that being alone is isolating and restrictive. I say it can be nurturing and liberating.
Often, we manage our lives, our behavior, even the expectations we set for our future based on what other people want or expect for us. Their ever-judgmental presence lurks as a foreboding shadow over our thoughts. Over our decisions. Our actions. Even, sometimes our dreams.
Without the imposition of other tainted opinion, we can reflect on our actions. Observe ourselves from a different perspective. Look back in a way that allows us to see ourselves in a clearer context. And determine if our past supports the future we envision.
Whether your solo situation is newly imposed, voluntarily selected or a self-affirming decision, the aloneness allows a freedom that others do not enjoy. We can navigate without the mask required when in the company of those who feel they ‘know best’ what is best for us.
Our aloneness allows us to see ourselves as we desire to be. Allows us to form affirming thoughts and supportive routines as a foundation for the life we strive to build: SaSS-Y!
Butterflies are my favorite animal. As a child, I always marveled at the transformation of the caterpillar into such wonderful creatures with bright, striking colors and delicately beautiful wings. These spectacular displays always warmed my spirit. Their flight seemed to serve as a message: there is light and life beyond.
Indeed. There is a spectacular life, full of light for those willing to envision. To see themselves work their way through the darkness of the cocoon and emerge as a beautiful, glorious butterfly. That is the only thing required to live the Spectacular life. Just believe. See yourself as Spectacular. Move yourself through your life in a way that displays the fact that YOU FEEL Spectacular.
This is the key to your Spectacular life. Envision yourself as Spectacular. Look for brightness and move toward it with determination. Step out of yourself and dawn a more colorful persona!
Look out and up in wonder. Move forward with curiosity. Look back with pride. Spectacular!