Apr
25

Stop Second-Guessing Yourself

by  Georgia Feiste  |  Self Leadership

Thought: Everyone makes mistakes or acts selfishly occasionally, yet by and large, you can trust someone you view as dependable – and that includes you.

Thought: Your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you. Impeccability of the word only creates beauty, love, and heaven on earth.

Two pretty profound thoughts that have occurred randomly in my day today, April 18, 2013,  in a week filled with violence, disasters, and watching how much our country is struggling in its ability to care for those who are unable to care for themselves in a myriad of situations.

I’ve been stuck on blog/article ideas lately. My deepest thoughts have been centered around peace, caring for each other, and joy over the last several months, not necessarily connected with leadership as we know it. On the other hand, how can they not be connected with leadership? I know that I am an idealist. And, I know that my reality is an illusion, as is everyone else’s. Our world is what we make of it – our thoughts, our perceptions, and what we pay attention to.

Knowing that, how do we get to “truth” – not your truth, or my truth, or the truth held by members of Congress, or the President, or the leader of North Korea, or even the bombers in Boston? How do we look upon our world from that “truth”? When I ask myself that question, I go back to my spiritual beliefs – that we are all one. At the very core of things you are me, and I am you. Think of it as a holograph. I can step out of the holograph, but I am still reflective of the whole – I am not my own separate piece.

Therefore, if I view my world in that light, how might I change my words? How might I build my trust in humanity? How might I be a better leader?

As I asked myself these questions today, I came to one conclusion. I need to stop second-guessing myself. I need to look at leadership as a key part of my purpose in life. From the perspective of the whole, not from my viewpoint or your viewpoint, or my government’s viewpoint. I need to do my part to show what is possible when you are impeccable with your word. I need to show that I am trustworthy by being dependable – doing what I say I will do, and not passing judgment on myself or others. I need to do my best in every situation with the knowledge I have – and know that I will make mistakes and I will be selfish. And so will everyone else.

Trust your instincts. You are right on. Don’t second guess yourself. – Unknown

When I do all things from this perspective, anything is possible.  Even peace, non-violence, and the courage to live life without fear.  When I am living on purpose, and I allow source to work through me, as me, I know that I am connected to all that needs to be present in that day.

What is your purpose? What happens when you stop second-guessing yourself?

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