This photo means so much more to me now than it did when it was taken 3-4 years ago. ⁣

Standing over the The Lincoln Memorial Reflection pool, just a year before I decided to change the direction my career path from public relations to history/education.⁣

So now I’m reflecting over me in this photo vs. who I am today.⁣

While I stand by Don Miguel Ruiz’s 4 Agreements:

🌻Be impeccable with your word⁣

🌻Don’t take anything personally

🌻Don’t make assumptions⁣

🌻Always do your best

The thought came to me… maybe you should take some things personally, as it is important to acknowledge your own 𝐭𝐨𝐱𝐢𝐜 behavior. Mine is 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴. I excel at this, internally and externally. I’ve lost friends, tainted relationships because of this. The worst part about making excuses is that you begin to believe and fully consume yourself in the excuses you are making.

The things I generally question, shrug off, or say no to are the things that are outside of my comfort zone. Ironically, I preach everyday about how there is no growth inside the comfort zone and how it’s easy to make excuses. But I have fallen victim to both. Don’t get me wrong, I have grown a lot, stretching as far as I can go, but keeping on foot in has been my way of playing it safe… metaphorically, I am doing the splits right now. If I just fully stepped out of my comfort zone instead of doing all these acrobat tricks to keep one foot in, I wonder how far I’ll go.🙂


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