Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Solaced by Reflection

What is the ultimate goal?
 Perhaps it's aspiring to contribute something of real value.
 Helping others that we care about deeply can inspire us for a lifetime.
 There's always a place in the world for those willing to give their energy,
 time, creativity and commitment.

As I form new relationships, take on new challenges in my career,
 encounter obstacles, and celebrate accomplishments in life,
 I take the time to remind myself of who I’ve come to be on my own terms,
 not who other people have deemed me to be.

Calming my inner critic is a work in progress,
but there is one tool that I have found invaluable for being more productive;
 Researching for,  and writing this blog and teaching KickBox Fitness.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my journey so far,
 it’s that people can only take from you what you allow.
 If you allow others to define who you are,
you give them the power to dictate where your path will lead.

All adversarial activities are won by those setting the agenda
-Angelo Dundee-

Our inner critic helps us live in a way that’s true to our values,
 questioning decisions that we might regret later.
The inner critic can also bring down our mood,
self-esteem, and sense of self-worth.

Having strengthened my own nurturing inner voice through this blog, 
and through KickBox Fitness
I can now access that voice internally when my critic appears.

I am solaced by striving to be a reflection of my mentors example.

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

  – Helen Keller-

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