Have you heard that what you see in a person, more importantly, what you show to others is just the tip of an iceberg?
We are socially conditioned to show only the happiness, the strengths, the confidence, the beauty, ….. everything colorful.
With social media, we often share our joyous moments.
On the other hand, we hide our weaknesses, our failures, and our struggles.
Because, struggles are not glamorous, they are often isolating, and mostly very very complicated.
But as it turns out, it is those struggles, well… the lessons you learn during those struggles, that will separate from you from the rest. It is this journey that will make you different from anyone you know because how you deal with the same set of challenges will be different from how another one will deal with them.
We have all be taught to keep an eye out for the opportunities, to move forward, to put on a brave face. But we are also asked to stay strong no matter what.
You see, that stay strong facade, may work in some cases, but for some crucial moments, that facade hampers us. The facade stops us from asking for help, asking the right questions, and finding the right people to get help from. The facade forces us to stay the same, STOPS US FROM GROWING!
When I saw LinkedIN CEO, Jeff Weiner’s question:
What’s Your Personal Vision Statement?
I had to set my fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of “you’re not there yet, you’re not qualified” imposter syndrome to publish a post on what my true vision is.
Finding clarity of this vision statement happened only through the trials and tribulations that I went through during the recent years and more importantly this past year where I had to question everything that I thought I knew for sure. I had to redefine what relationships meant. I had to face my fears and I had to come to terms with my weaknesses and embrace them.
It was an isolating journey until I found a way to seek out and reach out to the people and ask the right questions, ask for genuine help, and more importantly becoming self-aware.
Aware of my strengths, my weaknesses, and my limiting beliefs.
When you are not afraid of facing your fears, then you are on the course of being empowered.
You can read my post on LinkedIn: LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, Asked: What’s Your Personal Vision Statement? Here’s Mine
Here’s my personal vision statement:
I want to build a self-aware and therefore, a self-empowered community because a self-aware community that had compassion can change the world to a better place for themselves to live in and for generations to come.
Do you have a personal vision statement?
I’d love to hear all about it.