Whatever word(s) we communicate after “I AM” becomes our experience. Whether it’s positive or negative, it settles into our mind and becomes a self-fulling prophecy. Why choose anything that weighs us down or limits our abilities? It doesn’t matter if it’s words we say to ourselves or words we speak aloud. If we don’t have anything great to say about ourselves, why say anything at all? We can write the script of our day just by proclaiming who we are. Let us show up and say “I AM at my best” today.
We think people care about what we say we are going to do. Most likely they don’t. Rarely do others congratulate us for something we haven’t finished. There’s a time and place to work in silence and rely on ourselves. Actions speak louder than intentions. It takes a lot of energy to talk about it and justify why we are doing what we are doing. Why not let our success speak for itself once the work is done? Let us refrain from making announcements and giving status so we can save our energy for the real, hard work directed towards results today.
A garden of fruit doesn't just appear. Seeds are planted and over time they start to break ground and grow. Our dream life doesn’t just happen either. We set our foundation with the right education, discipline and hard work. Over time, we break ground and grow. What seemed like an empty dirt plot will produce a harvest to serve others. Just like fruit, we give ourselves up for the greater good. Let us plant the right seeds, provide the right nourishment and be open to serve with a greater purpose today.
Asking, “How can I make things happen?” might be the most important question. Things happen fast when there is an emergency or urgency. Emergency is a reactive response. Urgency is proactive action. Great leaders know how to create a sense of urgency that will capture the attention of others. They have an influential ability to communicate why things need to change rapidly. They know how to create an energy in others that pushes their mind and emotions into a higher level of performance. They create momentum in others to bring out their best. Let us use our best abilities to make things happen today.
Transformation isn't a future event. It's a present day activity.