It’s almost FEBRUARY! Where in sam hill did January go? Wow that was a quick month! Anyone agree?
This year is already shaping up to be epic. It’s all in your mindset. I am choosing to focus on the positive side of all situations. Life is way too short and unexpected to dwell on the past or worry about the future. Changing my mindset to live in the now and only controlling the things I can control has truly helped me.
What else to be motivated about?
Get Caught UP!
Week 5: Personality
We are all truly unique. That’s what it so freaking cool about human beings. No two people are alike. Our looks, our thoughts, our experiences, our opinions, our paths. All so interestingly different you could get lost. Sticking by what makes me unique in personality has me motivated this week.
What sparked this motivation actually came from my Passion Planner. Every weekly calendar page has a motivational quote with corresponding task to complete. This helps stir up ideas and encourages you to actually take action towards improving yourself.
This Week’s Message
Quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” ~ Oscar Wilde
Task: Be unapologetically you in all situations. Whether it be your friends, family, co-workers, or online, be yourself.
This message hit home and came right when I needed to hear it. My intentions were recently questioned on social media and I had mixed reactions to it. My initial reaction was to ignore it and tell the person to unfollow me if they didn’t like the things I post about. But then my over-analyzing Virgo brain kicked in and my thoughts escalated (yeah – I do this way too often). I started to get really sad at the thought of people talking behind my back and the terrible things they might be saying. I then started crying and thought maybe now is the time I just delete and give up on all things social media. That’s how quickly my thoughts can escalate.
Instead of continuing to indulge my negative thoughts and ensuing pity party I decided to confide in a person I consider a mentor in Maui. I really look up to this person for their heart and passion and knew they would be plain honest with me.
He told me (in so many words), “People are gonna judge you no matter what you do. Best be yourself and do what makes you happy. Don’t let anyone unshine your light.” And boy did the tears flow. Right when I needed to hear anything positive he gave me the affirmation that I was not completely alone on my own little island (literally). My mindset has shifted since and this experience definitely made me a stronger person. Sometimes we just need a little perspective and reminders from trusted sources.
It’s time we focus more on the things we enjoy about our unique personalities!
My Fav Personality Traits
Positive – Taking the glass half full to a whole other level! I strive to look for the good in any situation. This outlook actually led to the name of this blog. One of my fav motto’s – “If life hands you a snowstorm – go snowboarding!”
Goofy – I think my high school classmates were on to something when they nominated me “Class Clown”! I have always been a lil weird! Whether I am doing an Abe Lincoln impression or busting out “The Worm” on the dance floor, I love getting people to smile and have a good time! Life’s too short to take it too seriously. Yo.
Reliable – When I say I will do something, I do it. When I commit to something, I commit. Gotta walk the walk if you’re gonna talk the talk!
Respectful – I always try to respond to texts, calls, emails, social messages, comments, etc in a timely fashion. It boils down to a respect thing for me. I for one feel annoyed and let down when someone ignores me or takes a long time to get back to me. I totally get we are all busy but c’mon. You make time for those you care about. Plain and simple.
Motivational – I truly do love motivating and uplifting others. Major reason why I became a Group Fitness Instructor. Pushing people to reach goals they never thought possible is a pretty awesome feeling.
Driven – Always have been, always will be. I strive to be the best I can be in all areas. Career, athletics, education – I consider myself a lifelong learner. Whether it is going for my MBA, signing up for the next race, or pursuing a dream job I never thought possible. I don’t like sitting for too long
Open-minded – I love this about me. I think this ties in with my empathy and being able to see all sides of a situation. But I am open to trying and doing just about anything (that doesn’t harm or negatively impact anyone or myself).
Trustworthy – Essential in any type of relationship. When people confide in me and tell me personal things I would never share that with anyone else. No one’s business and I know how much it takes for some people to open up about hard topics and memories.
Analytical – This definitely comes from being a Virgo. I tend to think very literally and prefer facts. I also always think before I actually speak, which has helped alleviate potential regret and fights.
We can’t please everyone. Nor should we. I completely understand that not everyone is gonna love my personality. It’s goofy. It’s annoyingly positive. It’s all over social media (the parts I choose to be that is). I can’t apologize for being and living ME.
Sooo in the words of T-Swift:
“…haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off”
What are your fav personality traits about yourself?! Comment below and CELEBRATE them!