The way we choose to think, feel and act directly comes from one of two places – our egos or our higher self. If ego or personality is at the root of our thinking, feeling and acting, our decisions/choices may be based on lack, survival or fear.
When we listen to our higher self, choices, decisions, thoughts, feelings and actions take on a whole new realm of possibility. Our perceptions are more objective, our thoughts are more compassionate, our feelings are more loving and our actions are in integrity.
Martin Luther King Jr. wrote “If you are called to be a street sweeper, sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, “Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
We don’t have to hold a management or executive title to move an organization forward toward its mission. We just need to clearly remember and recognize who we are at the core of our being and act from that place of love and strength.
- Identify your intention. Start each day by asking: “Who am I willing to be in order to produce an extraordinary result out of this day?”
- Become a self-observer. We have to be able to observe our thoughts and the stories we are telling ourselves about our encounters.
- Take authentic action. Act from our higher source, our intention, not from the ego, but from that spark of divinity that is in all of us.
Say YES to what really matters!