Life is Good Energy!Mar 27, 2023
Have you ever done the Clifton Strengthsfinder? If not, it's fascinating - and yes, I do geek out on all the different ways to "define" me. I know my DISC, Enneagram, Meyers-Briggs, and Human Design. However, what showed up for me in CliftonStrengths was no surprise.
Three of my top five are Relator, Activator and Maximizer. For the non-geeks in the room, that means that I can create a deep connection with others, see how to take our strengths "all the way to eleven," and figure out how to take action on all of it, right now.
Is it any wonder, then, that I got myself in trouble by slapping the table and shouting "people are ALWAYS more important than ideas" - in church? 🤷🏼♀️
You see, life is energy, and I think humans are the BEST example of that on the planet. As an Intentional Optimist, I seek to honor us, by being Life Focused.
In practical terms, it shows up in three big ways:
- People are most important to me. I put people above ideas and things without neglecting all the other expressions of life on this planet. If it comes down to a principle or belief that is in opposition to the dignity or value of any person or group of people, I’m siding with the humans every time. Ideas, principles and beliefs change. Each person is created in the image of their Creator, and that's just more important to me.
- I lift others up. Not one of us has it easy here, and there are plenty of negative messages bombarding us at every turn, so I strive to be an encourager. I even go so far as to call myself a “Professional Encourager.” It truly takes so little effort to lift others up, and when I do, it reminds me that I'm part of something bigger. I’m not alone, and neither are you. These acts of encouragement are always appreciated, and many times reciprocated - creating a beautiful, life-giving cycle.
- I am determined to be healthy - body, mind & spirit. Since I’m not alone here, I take care of myself. I see this as an individual responsibility to me and my future self, giving me every opportunity to live life as fully as possible, as long as I’m here. I also am a role model for my family, friends, and other women who need encouragement and inspiration to pursue their own health journey. As a member of a community that is much bigger than I could even imagine I feel a very real sense of connection, knowing others see hope in all my growth and health accomplishments. I can’t and won’t stop now.
How about you? Are you fully tapped into your own sources?
Are you caring for yourself in ways that are uplifting and encouraging - to you and to others?
Where can you celebrate the energy of being life-focused each day?
Hop over to my Instagram and DM me your takeaways. I know the frustration of not living this way, and how much more satisfying and energizing it is to be Life Focused.
Until next time!
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