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Shining Light on Success

 “Shining light into the dark corners to inspire trust and self love.”

In the last year or so I’ve distilled down my purpose to this.  It shows up in several different ways, and I do my best to weave it into everything I do.  Talking with my daughter, writing code, responding to customers, coaching, being in a relationship, and a man on a men’s team is where I choose to express that purpose.

Shining light on a new day
photo by Jamie Danklefs

This is important to me because things cannot be cleaned up until you see it.  The extent of what needs some focus is where it started for me.  I started seeing where I needed to act more in alignment with who I am, rather than who I thought people wanted me to be.  The people pleaser was strong for me, but the person that was not happy, was me.  I chose to clean the dust off the areas of my life that were dormant and uncover the true self that was buried.


The other side…

The other side to that comes up when I am up against something that is new for me, seems really challenging, or is unknown what the outcome will be.  I choose to remember to shine light on where I have succeeded, too.  Reviewing those successes can lead to insight into what can be applied in the current situation. 

Then I can:

  • See why they were successes
  • Find out what led up to it
  • What choices were made to support it
  • How actions  fed into that

I’ve spent over 40 years learning how my area of the world works with some successes and many failures.  Each has their own lesson, and I choose to seek the lesson in situations.  The moment a choice is made, and an action is taken, moving towards success, instead of away from failure.

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