Don’t overlook the “small things” in an eagerness to advance, they are the proving grounds for good habits. Scale and expansion don’t change the nature of your habits, it just amplifies them.
To “share the feelings of another” takes work, restraint, and discipline. It requires holding back on the natural inclination of listening to respond. However, if we really want to help someone … if you really want to create collaborative solutions … isn’t it worth it?
My encouragement is to “keep your eye on your ‘why.’” It sets your destination, fuels your determination and does not let barriers create procrastination.
“Juneteenth is a day on which honor and respect is paid for the sufferings of slavery. It is a day on which we acknowledge the evils of slavery and its aftermath. On Juneteenth we talk about our history and realize because of it, there will forever be a bond between us.” – Tom Feelings
Change is inevitable. Mindset is a choice. Power through or weather through? Grow or contract?
When your conscious calls, do not send it to voicemail.
What do you envision for yourself?
That is intrinsically rooted?
That you know, that you know, THAT YOU KNOW?
Develop that strong mental picture of it. Then take the first step forward. It gets easier after that first step. Not because the road gets easier, but because your belief gets stronger.