Empower Yourself With Kindness
Powerful, self-affirming goals are valuable. They provide a concrete way to take personal responsibility and improve the quality of your life.
But human beings are relational by nature, and whatever you do has an impact on others. So even though your resolution is about you, the end result, whether you succeed or fail, impacts those around you.
For example, imagine that you have succeeded in your goal to live a healthier lifestyle this year. How do you feel? If you’re like most people, you’d probably say you’d feel proud, confident, comfortable in your own skin.
And how do you imagine this success will affect your interaction with others? It’s likely that you would find yourself being warmer, friendlier, more generous overall. You’re engaging with others from a full cup, and that feels good.
So what if you begin with the end in mind and supercharge your resolutions with kindness?
I’ve always loved the expression, “don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.” Kindness is an unsung resource that, when extended to others, returns to the giver ten-fold. Kindness provides an incredible surge of well-being. And that energy is a true source of power.
So what if, each day, you make a deliberate intention to sprinkle random acts of kindness into your life? Any gesture, no matter how small…a warm smile, an encouraging word…lets you feel good about you.
And when you feel good about you, you treat yourself well, make better choices, stick to your resolutions…
…and see yourself as the loving, deserving being you are!
Until next time…