You have to love yourself enough; you have to give yourself permission to make life about you long enough, to figure out who you are.
I can be a lot of things to my family and to my world by working a job, but I can be a whole lot more to them by fulfilling my destiny.
Half-full People Make Withdrawals Not Deposits.
If you’re cup is half full and mine is half full when we get together one of us are going to be full but the other is going to be left empty. The key is to be full all the time. That kind of full requires you to be fulfilled. You can only be half (if even that much) to others when you are not completely fulfilled yourself.
Take A Break. Date Yourself.
Take a break. Date Yourself. Get to know yourself again – what you like, what you don’t like, who you wanna be when you grow up (regardless of your age).
Keep dating yourself until you finally get a sense, or renewed sense, of who you are. Until you find your reason for living again. And then ‘come back’ and start living out that reason! You will find the world’s view of you will change when your view of yourself changes.
The more purpose you have when you wake up, the more you will want to wake up.
The more purpose and passion you have when you wake up, the more you will look forward to waking up. AND, the more other people will want to be around you.
You can still be a work in progress and motivate and inspire others. You can be a work in progress, but a work in progress with passion, with an inspired sense of direction instead of desperation, and you can change the world while you’re still changing yourself! It’s your passion that’s contagious!
Don’t be who you think you’re supposed to be until you figure out who you were born to be. Can you know who you were born to be? YES! But you have to spend enough time yourself to figure that out. Ditch the dating scene for awhile and date yourself!
Give Yourself Permission
Go ahead. Give yourself permission to make life about you, while you still have enough life in front of you to do something about it.
You’re not letting anyone else down by building yourself up.
Your family, your community, your world doesn’t need the ‘just get by’ you, the ‘half-full’ you, they need the ALL of you. And you can’t give them your all when you are running on empty.
Don’t Be Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be Until You Figure Out Who You Were Born To Be. Remember: You can’t be to others what you are not first to yourself.