Theme: Independence – Get Going! Take Your Power Back!
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
One of my favourite mantras is “Show up in your own life!” When I am feeling like I don’t have any control over my life, feeling overwhelmed…and sometimes even secretly (sshhhh!) feeling like blaming others for how I am feeling…I kick my own butt. There is nothing worse than feeling powerless…for anyone! That is what you are doing when you blame others for how you are feeling, for the tasks you are not able to accomplish, your lack of motivation…etc. It is not easy, but it is so important to switch that focus to asking yourself, “what can I do to make this situation better?”… “What is within my power right now?” Showing up in your own life really means taking an active role in planning and doing the work that gets you closer to achieving your daily goals or on your way to your long term destination.
This weekend…think about what you can do to get tasks done. What you can do to shape an outcome? For example, don’t wait until a professor has completely explained a topic to your satisfaction. If you don’t understand fully, email them to clarify, book time to meet with them, check out other explanations on the web, ask your classmates for help…and so on. Show up and make it happen for yourself despite setbacks. Go out and be self directed and find creative and different ways to get your life under YOUR control. It is not always easy to do this, but it feels so much more motivating when you do. Be the Master of your own fate….
Remember to sign up for the eLearn modules by emailing me. I have more hints, tips and tricks that can help you stretch and grow in the area of Independence or Self Reliance. Come on! Join me in this “make yourself awesome” journey!
Heather Drummond, M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology)
FG Success Coach @ Mohawk College