Some of the scars from your past may be the key to your promotion. Do not beat yourself up over past failures or mistakes. They taught you something to teach someone. Shrinking back for fear of ridicule or judgment imprisons you in a jail of your own making, stopping you from attaining the freedom you may seek – personal freedom, financial freedom, time freedom or peace of mind.
Someone out there needs to hear your story in order to rise above theirs. You went through “some stuff” so someone else would not have to go through “some stuff” – personal stuff, career stuff, business stuff, money stuff, relationship stuff. Everyone has stuff!
As a business woman it has amazed – but not surprised – me how my mother’s and grandmother’s stories inspired some radical shifts in the way I live my life, do business and build relationships. In a good way. Those stories made me a better person so I could be a better friend, leader and life teacher to those around me. And I thank them for what I call “Treasure in Trash“.
Don’t throw away everything that looks ‘bad’ in your life. You may end up throwing away the most valuable thing(s) with them. The lessons.
Your story doesn’t have to be public if you don’t want it to be. But if you share it with the right people at the right time, you may actually inspire change of generational significance. You are where you are for a reason. It’s not a random coincidence that you are in your house, your job, your friendship, your relationship, your school or your business. You could be a teacher, a mother, a husband, a manager or a CEO. You bring value because you carry value. Some of that value is hidden and needs to be unveiled so those around you may see the value in themselves and be enhanced by the experience.
You are magnificently wonderful, dare I say. You were born ‘in the nick of time’. You are where you are on purpose for a purpose. Just get on with it. You will be fine.
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