Brene Brown has made a big impact on me as a coach because of the important aspect vulnerability plays in the coaching practice and in my life. But the last few days there have been several times that I felt out of integrity with myself.
I have been distracted lately by some fears that have been coming up for me. Yet when people ask how I am I find myself saying "Great!" Now, in all honesty, I am still fine... I am still good, but I feel like it is not in my integrity to say I am feeling great when I don't feel great. I feel this also diminishes saying I am great when I truly am feeling great.
So I embrace my integrity and my feelings today. I'm okay. I'm supported. I'm nervous but comforted by the great amounts of love I receive. I'm ok with jitters and with tears should that be the response and I am equally ok with using my stress reduction tools to allow this to pass. (And just to be clear, I am not dying or anything crazy, simply facing a stress trigger.)
I'm grateful for the amazing amount of support in my life. I'm grateful to embrace my feelings rather than hiding from them. I'm grateful for the response I received last night in embracing this integrity with my Project Joy group. I'm grateful to know that the anticipation is often harder for me than the actual event and therefore I am very grateful to finally arrive at the day I've been stressing over. I'm grateful to know everything will work out as it is meant to and I'm grateful to embrace family and faith. And I'm grateful to laugh and the healing power that gives me.
How do you embrace your integrity? How do you embrace your fears and calm your nerves?
Thank you for joining me today. May today bless you with opportunities to laugh. May you find strength in the people in your life and in facing your fear. Have a beautiful day!