I believe we are all special and unique. We all have a divine purpose in being here on earth at this particular time.
Think about it.
So many people are reaching for more in their lives, more people than there's probably ever been.
Many of us are no longer willing to accept that life is at best boring, and at worst suffering and then you die. We want more. More growth. More understanding. More love. More joy.
We're no longer satisfied with living in a rut. We want adventure. We want to help others. We want to make the world a better place. We want the best for our children. We want substance over superficiality. We want to be truly happy.
And so we go searching. But those of us who have found that happiness know it's not out there in the vast beyond somewhere, it's inside of us. It always has been.
So accept that you are meant for greatness. You are meant to be unique. You are here for a reason.
And the amazing thing is, when you discover what makes you light up inside, what makes your heart glow, you'll wonder how you ever could've doubted it.
We make our world. We do. You and I. We are creators. We are investors in our own futures. And how we invest now determines our success and happiness down the line.
So what do you want our future as a species to be? What do you want your own future to be? What choices are you going to make?
Not to say that those choices will be easy. They won't always be. But making the best decision you can now will benefit you later.
For example, I'm someone in the midst of a weight loss journey. I've lost 43 pounds, but I'm in the process of losing more.
A big achievement I've made recently is to end all eating after 7pm, and to limit myself to 2 meals a day. I'm starting to see and more importantly feel the positive results of this change in my life.
I no longer suffer from acid reflux - something that used to be my constant companion.
My stomach - where most of my weight resides - is getting flatter and flatter.
I no longer have to shop in the plus size section for my clothes. My clothes fit better overall, and I feel confident when I wear them.
I know now with certainty that I will soon have one of those beautiful flat bellies I've always admired in others.
I know I'll have it because I've made a commitment to have it. I've promised myself I'll have it. And I no longer break promises to myself.
And I'm so proud of myself for that for honoring and loving myself enough to make good on my promises.
This is me - my unique journey.
And I've realized that the contribution I have to make to this world is my own uniqueness.
You too offer the world a unique perspective. You have your own unique skill set and gifts. No one else sees the world exactly as you do.
You are so important to how the world and even the Universe functions.
Rhonda Byrnes of The Secret fame says we are all essential pieces of the Universe, and I agree.
Who you are, your childhood experiences, your growth as a person, your strength, and your beauty are unique to you and cannot be replicated or replaced.
Corporations like to train their workers to believe that they're all mere cogs in a machine and as such are replaceable. Sometimes this information is communicated as a quasi-threat. "If you don't do what we want, as fast as we want, as good as we want - you'll be replaced!"
Isn't that lovely? Doesn't that inspire loyalty? Doesn't that make you feel wonderful and lucky to have such great support?
It's just so ridiculous!
As if anyone else could give what you give. When you do your very best, you are a force to reckon with. You are an amazing power in and of yourself.
So for the head of a corporation to ever say that you are replaceable shows what little they understand about what human beings actually are. They underestimate their workers and themselves.
We are on the planet together and share this human experience. It's important to remember that while our similarities will always outweigh our differences, it's our unique contributions that build this gorgeous world of ours.
Our uniqueness as individuals creates this fantastic human whole we all get to be a part of. It's an incredible gift to understand where we all fit in. I think it really does make us more compassionate to see our existence this way.
So to remind you of the beauty of being unique, I'd like to share some quotes:
- "You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way." Lady Gaga
- "What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it's not. And a lot of the time, it's what makes you great." Emma Stone
- "Who wants to be normal when you can be unique?" Helena Bonham Carter
- "Cling to your imperfections, they're what make you unique."
- "I am unique. I am special. I am me."
- Unique: being the only one of its kind; without equal or equivalent; unparalleled
- "You are unique. There has never been another you and there never will be, so why not make the best for yourself?"
- "Stop trying to fit in when you were meant to stand out."
What do you think? Do you struggle to find your place or do you have the confidence to follow your dreams?
Remember that you are magnificent just as you are. And if you're not in the place you'd like to be in your life, you can always change that.
Not sure how you can change that? Go to my coaching page to get some help.