GUEST POST: Caroline McGraw Have you ever beat yourself up…
YOU are unique.
No one else is just like you – which makes you special. You’re one of a kind. You’re here on this planet at this time to make a difference. And you can do that best only as your authentic self
So, the better you know yourself, the better for all of us. Because in getting to know who you really are, in being able to tell your own story, you will uncover what you are most passionate about – and through that passion, you will discover your purpose. That knowledge will attract all you need to change the world… for the better.
CHANGE THE WORLD BY BEING YOURSELF!
1. GET TO KNOW YOUR SELF:
Are you totally in tune with yourself or do you have more to discover? Is your life an exciting journey where you’re always learning new things about yourself – or – Do you know exactly what you like and your opinions and preferences are set in stone?
The truth is (no matter how much you may doubt yourself) you are more in tune with WHO YOU ARE as a person than anyone else can be, because YOU have more experience being YOU than anyone else. For fun, here are two online quizzes to get you thinking about how aware you are about WHO you really are.
2. SHARE YOUR STORY:
“Each and every one of us has a personal story to share. And your story — of struggle and of triumph — can inspire others,” says Maria Shriver, who believes that all of us have the ability to be what she calls Architects of Change — people who see a problem in their own life or the community around them, then step out of their comfort zone and do what it takes to create the solution.
“Your story has the power to awaken others to their potential,
opening them up to new possibilities of living, learning and loving.”
Maria, who believes in the power of women’s leadership says, “By sharing your journey, you can shine a reassuring light on the path ahead and help people navigate change, move forward, see that they are not alone, and face each new day with courage, passion and compassion.”
4GGL thanks Smart Girls for Amy Poeher’s wonderful quote.
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Smart Girls is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. Their motto is: Change the World by Being Yourself. Encouraging girls to volunteer and to be more curious about the world they live in, Smart Girls emphasizes intelligence and imagination over fitting in. Their online campaigns engage girls (and boys) in volunteerism, civic activism, cultural exchange, and self-expression through the arts. [/symple_column]