Happy Tuesday. Have an awesome day. Enjoy.
Always do your best…..we all need to put boundaries in place so that we can be in integrity. Too often we choose silence and avoidance in situations where people are out of integrity when they engage us. We choose comfort, telling ourselves that if we give it some time, somehow, some way things will get better by themselves. It’s not going to happen that way. People who are out of integrity get away with their actions because no one ever calls them on their behaviour. They become more bold, more passively aggressive each time we suffer in silence. Standing in your power means that you are willing to set boundaries for how people will treat you. Loving kindness towards ourselves through setting boundaries is the ultimate path to healing.
Just imagine the power of getting past your fears and knowing you looked them in the face and set boundaries. You will literally be ready to take on the world. When we love ourselves enough to set boundaries we cross a bridge of integrity. It leads us to a place where we don’t burden ourselves with wild thoughts, fears, and regrets. With choosing courage we find ourselves in a place where our self worth is restored, our self-esteem is revived, and our self love allows us to say no to people who are out of integrity. Those people cannot bully us if we don’t allow it. So, today love yourself enough to draw the lines around yourself. Love yourself enough to step into your own greatness where your value is not questioned. Remember the lies that are allowed to sink in do the most hurt. Be bold, be brave, and know that there are no obstacles in life, only stepping stones. Namaste
Brene Brown said “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort. Choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy…and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them. Boundaries are hard, when you want to be liked and when you’re a pleaser hell bent on being easy, fun, and flexible. Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They’re compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment. You cannot expect people to put value on our work when we don’t value ourselves enough to set and hold uncomfortable boundaries.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive Life Coach