|Do look to another point in time to define you.|
How often have you heard people talk animatedly about their future--what they’re going to do, what they’re going to have, who they’re going to be? Isn’t it true if you listen, most of us have been guilty of talking about the future as if it’s already here?
Now, while it’s great to have goals, to have a vision of what you want, remember that possessions and wealth, and other so called “successes” in life, don’t define who you are.
It’s dangerous if we allow ourselves to think, ‘oh, I’ll really be somebody when.’ I have terrific news for you. You already are somebody and you’re great! In fact, you are perfect. You are where you need to be at this point in your life. Of course it’s harder to accept this when we’re undergoing trying or hurtful periods in our life, maybe you’ve recently lost your job for example.
If this describes your situation, maybe you now have the opportunity to go into business for yourself? Maybe you’re going to turn a hobby into a way to make living? The possibilities are endless if you open yourself up to them.
No matter what, turn what initially strikes you as a negative occurrence and flip it on its head.
See, the thing is, when you start saying, or even thinking, that you won’t be ‘somebody’ or a success until... you create a belief system within yourself. This belief has limiting affects on your self-worth and your potential. By attributing success and happiness to an envisioned future event, you’re losing out on the now.
Think of it this way, how many times have you said in your life ‘time flies’ or ‘I can’t believe it’s already the end of another month.’ On the flip-side, how many times do you hear yourself say ‘I can’t wait until the weekend.’
Breathe in the now.
Embrace who you are as a powerful being.
Always remember YOU ARE SOMEBODY--NOW.