Monday, April 1, 2019

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Become Your Greatest Fan

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain:
either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. 
---  Nietzsche

If you aren’t able to take time out to empty your life of what it currently contains, how will you be able to fill it with what you desire it to contain?

People who are at peace with themselves know their inner acceptance is not a fixed destination, but an ongoing journey. They are on a constant search for truth that will never be fully realized.

Those on this journey know their biggest problem is looking back at them in the mirror. They are relentless in their drive toward specific (internal and external) goals, yet take time out to reconsider the strategies they implement to achieve these goals.

What strategies do you practice to reconnect with yourself and ask the hard questions that lead you toward what you consider truth? Do you take a long bath, or have a relaxing meal with a close friend, or go for a long walk under the sunset?

If you wish to live according to your beliefs, it’s imperative that you take time daily to renew those beliefs. As the founder of client-centered therapy, Carl Rogers, envisioned, life is a process of “becoming” in which we can always move closer to what we value and the person we want to be.

This week, take some time out of the mix to check-in with what you most value and start moving toward it.

Anthony Silard is the president of The Center for Social Leadership, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC and the author of the Simon & Schuster book The Connection: Link Your Passion, Purpose, and Actions to Make a Difference in the World. To receive Smile, It's Monday every other week, enter your email here (1-step only). To support The Center for Social Leadership's Young Leaders Program for disadvantaged youth either directly or through purchases, click here.

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