For a while now, I have been following Mike Rowe on Facebook. You may remember Mike from the TV show Dirty Jobs, or recognise his voice from the Deadliest Catch. Mike is a smart guy, and has alot of interesting things to say. He is not political. He is not irrational. He is well read, realistic and very well spoken. He has a foundation in which he is working hard to create well trained workers to fill the many open job opportunities here in America. His posts can be very entertaining (see the ones about the contest to name his new puppy - Fred won, but I was so rooting for Rutt!). Today, tho, I read some words from Mike that fully stopped me in my tracks.....
"What you do, who you’re with, and how you feel about the world around you, is completely up to you."
Seems simple at first glance, right? Obvious, even. Then sit with it a while and see what questions come up for you. Do you begin to notice some icky little demons pop out of the closet in your mind? Boundary issues? Empowerment struggles? Self doubt? I know I did!
It is worth a little time to sit with these words and examine what in you is holding you back from being happy. Happy in your relationships, Happy in your job, Happy in your head - The choice is ours. It always has been.
PS Thanks, Mike. And if you ever do decide to run for President, you have my vote!