Lingering in the space between Stimulus and Response; Cause and Effect. Giving yourself permission to take the time and space is empowering. This doesn't have to be long, it doesn't have to be quick. It could be, taking an extra breath or a small step back.
Owning your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. They are all yours and belong to no-one else. You accept them, even when you're struggling with them. And because you accept full responsibility you have control over your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and can change them.
You ask for what you want. You don't expect others to just 'know' what you mean or mind read your wants or needs. Feeling free to express your expectations, to communicate clearly.
You want what you ask for. You understand the difference between the cost of something and its value. Considering the impact, the gain and the pain...is it worth it now?
Being interdependent, you know that you matter and that others matter too. Understanding difference expands your uniqueness, taking nothing away from you or them.
You don't deny any part of your universal self; accepting and embracing your many faces.
Leading with purpose, vision and passion means you don't change your mission to fit where you are now; you adapt and change
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