That feeling of being accepted, acknowledged and understood.
Isn't it really ALL about connection?
On one hand, it could drive us to the extremes of peer pressure, trying to fit in one way or another. Letting our true self get lost in the community. However, without that connection or community spirit we're left out on our own little island.
It's about finding that balance. Being our own unique creation with the flexibility to be influenced by that human connection. That spark which helps us grow.
I spent a lot of time seeing myself as the outsider. Not ready to accept the chance that 'they' may or may not feel the same as I do. I didn't reach out. I didn't want change... but I wanted to grow.
I spent many years hiding behind others and letting them take the lead. I let others make the decisions, stepping away from the steps I could have taken, or retreating completely out of fear.
Put yourself out there. Get to know someone. Give yourself the chance to make that connection. Put that crazy idea out there, that only YOU can create. Take that step. Publish that post. Share your point of view. Take a chance.
Find that courage to be a little more of yourself. Being a little bit more of the you that you dream to be. Take that crazy leap into the unknown and grow. You don't know what's out there until you try it.
Then that crazy idea may spark another and another... etc. Until you've reached that dream and you are sparking another dream and another... etc. That crazy idea is no longer crazy.
The sparks will attract others with like minded ideas and your people will find you. If you put yourself out there, they will find you.
Then we find we continue to grow and spark more change through that human connection. Being a little bit of that unique self and sharing it with those around you. Growing.
So what are you sparking today?
- Jenn Rose
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