I’m very grateful that you have joined in again for more discussion on Self-Awareness.
I have said “Life is a Mirror, So Enjoy the Reflection!”
Do you ever look in the mirror? What do you see? Are you happy with YOU just the way you are or is there something you’d like change? Are you unclear how to take that step towards change? I’ll share with you shortly, how I can help you begin a transformation…an intentional transformation.
First, it is important to remember the only one who can truly change anything about your life…is you! The world may have resources and tools to support you…but in the end, the change must come from within YOU.
Tony Robbins said “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change”…when you look in the mirror, remember what Cayla Mills said “You never know how strong you are…until being strong is the only choice you have.”
We come to crossroads in our lives when we must make a choice as to how strong we must be. Making no choice…is a choice. This happened to me within a few years of honorably separating from the Marine Corps. I was in an accelerated education program for my Bachelor’s degree, I was beginning a civil service career and Life was just on a “fast track”…I’ve always loved 2-seater sport cars and at I the time, I drove a red hard-top Miata. I was eating fast food for breakfast lunch and dinner and made no time for exercise. When I looked at my life one day one day, in my rearview mirror…I didn’t recognize myself. I had gone from an in-shape Marine, to someone I didn’t recognize in my reflection. It was at that time I decided, that change MUST happen because the pain of staying the same was greater than the pain to change…I just needed to use the discipline I had learned while in uniform.
I share that personal story with you because I wanted you to know that you are not alone in your struggle. Whatever is causing you the angst, the pain, the dissatisfaction, take ownership and be self-aware to make the change.
For the last couple of years, I’ve been looking in the mirror and writing about leadership lessons – internal, external, in the workplace, and in personal relationships and writing about them. The book I’ve written is titled “Leadership Lessons: Personal Reflections from a Woman Marine”…when I joined the Marine Corps in 1978, that is what we were called. Now, we are Marines and many of the new policies have evened the playing field and now gender doesn’t play a role as to what military occupational specialty you can serve. I wanted to capture those lessons that I was taught before I joined the Marine Corps from my Army Mom and were caste in stone thru the leadership lessons I learned in the Marine Corps.
Get ready to reserve your spot for the Book launch on Zoom …Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 6pm (EST). Very soon I’ll share how you can get a front row seat with me to celebrate these leadership reflections. Thank you again for spending a few inspirational moments with me. I hope you will join me next week…with intention. Until we meet again.