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How often do you use a highlighter?
Whether it’s on paper or e-text, do you highlight what you want others to pay attention to when they see your text?
Highlighting, colour-coding, and bold fonts make a difference when you’re helping your reader grasp the important parts of your message.
Whether it’s a deadline, a feature, a price, a change in location, contact info or really important fine print, highlighting is like a P.S. on a letter; you read it first.
What about the messages you give yourself?
How do you get through to yourself and what do you say?
When you delivered that presentation, took that sailing lesson, completed your social media profile, led your sales team, or finished your work-out, what did you have to say about it?
What did you highlight?
We tend to be our own worst critics. That’s a good thing as our spirit is always for expansion and fuller expression. We inherently want to grow and get better at whatever we do.
But the emotion of how we feel about what we just did is often the highlight we’ll take away.
Aha – “Our stories become self-fulfilling; we will always live up to the story. So make it a desired one” ~ Malti Bhojwani, author: Don’t Think Of a Blue Ball
We carry that feeling about ourselves into every aspect of our presence.
It’s easy to be positive when you just nailed that presentation, won that race or exceeded your sales targets.
It’s a little more difficult to cheer yourself on when you’re having one of those uncoordinated days….and they happen.
When you detach yourself from the outcome, you concentrate more on the energy invested and it’s that energy that should be applauded.
You see, in science, energy is never destroyed or wasted.
So even if your effort didn’t produce the results you were anticipating, highlight the effort, intention and desire to expand.
Make being a phenomenal life student your ultimate take-away.
It’s a journey………