When You Look Beyond Yourself

Dear Self,

I was reading Make It Happen by Lara Casey today and thought this would encourage you.

Friend, you don’t need to be ready or perfect to make what matters happen. A life of purpose – living for something bigger than yourself – is not about achieving your dream job or the ideal circumstance or the perfect timing. Use what you have, where you are, right now, ON PURPOSE.

To live a life bigger than yourself you must look beyond yourself and use what you have been given to reach out. It’s when we look at ourselves too much that we doubt if we have what it takes, whether it’s the right time, and whether our dreams are worth it.

Oh my dear, dear self, look beyond yourself. Allow yourself to take a moment to imagine what it would be like to let go of your fear and experience the success you’re longing for. Then, ask yourself, “What potential positive effect will my success have on others?”

Flowers use what they have and begin to grow bigger than their speck-self of a seed until finally one day they bloom making their way into a bouquet or Instagram account. They did not stop growing when their was no rain or wait until there was enough sunshine to rupture through the dirt. Instead they embraced their lot knowing that someday, someone would see and remember to live life purposefully a they lived for something bigger than themselves.



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