I grew up in a family where emotion was rarely expressed, and when it was the results were often destructive. As a very young child I felt confused because I had very strong feelings that I didn’t understand, and my family didn’t seem to know about or relate to. Both my parents had low self-esteem, and I concluded at a very young age that my parents didn’t even like, let alone love each other. I learned to dislike myself to fit in with my family, and my religion taught me that I was sinful even when I couldn’t think of anything I was doing wrong. I always got picked last on the all-important sporting teams at school, and grew up believing that there was something wrong with me and feeling inferior to just about everyone. With this early programming in place, learning to love myself on the road to self-acceptance has been a life-long journey for me. I know from my own experience how a negative self-perception and the associated self-limiting beliefs that can cause enormous frustration and make life into a struggle instead of an adventure. I am fascinated by the power of the human mind and the way…
My Life Coach friends tell me it’s good to have a mission statement. I dunno; I think it’s important to enjoy what you do in life, and if you’re doing that, a mission statement seems a little redundant. Still, it’s meant to help when you’re paralysed by choice over what to do next: is it congruent with my mission, or not? My mission appears to be to have fun. But if that’s not enough for you… My personal mission in life is: To make a profoundly positive and lasting impact in the world. To pursue truth, beauty, freedom, love and happiness for all. To make a difference to others through my unique contribution. To experience all the richness, fun, joy and excitement that life has to offer. And most of all, to create and have fun while I’m here.
When I was studying Life Coaching, I came up with this swanky list of core values that I aspire to: Happiness Fun Fulfilment Contentment Self-Acceptance Love Growth Freedom Peace Compassion Integrity Truth Inspiration Making a difference Making a contribution Humour Self-awareness Mutual Understanding Dependability Courage Leadership Curiosity Uniqueness Exploration Beauty (Hang on, what’s Beauty doing at #25? Something is wrong here…)
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