To ask if you define success by who are you are on the inside vs. what you have on the outside seems like it holds an obvious "right" answer. Inside, of course. But today I would like to challenge that!
Do we reflect our success physically when we feel good within or does a good physical image without allow us to feel good within?
Is this even something we should, want, or need to think about? I say yes - because it is not as simple as it should or could be!
I made the conscious choice to "live" my adventure every day in a very mobile way...which could be seen as daring or as dumb (i ask myself this also!).
But how people "see" me has shown me that my beliefs are interpreted by others in a lot more ways. Some see me as failing because I walked away from "security" and the corporate dream. Others see me as crazy for not choosing safety by working for someone else. And still others see me as a lost soul and an entire other group as brave and confident.
Of course, how I feel about me is all that counts - right? Not always. One of the biggest challenges has been to not get lost in others perceptions. I have found myself trying to be less to make others comfortable or because I thought I needed something they could help me with.
I have worked hard to keep my self as organized, clean, and put together - not just for how others will see me, but how I will feel. Keeping the body and its "stuff" put together in a way that makes me feel attractive or comfortable has been key. It is very easy to get lost in a world of dirt and being dumpy - especially with the winds of west Texas inviting the dirt into everywhere!!!
Daring to do things differently is very stressful for those who both know you and who don't. People want to put you in a box where they feel comfortable, not you. It is very important to define what makes you feel successful both internally and externally - because adventure is a dynamic force that can move you far off your path if you don't hold tight to who and what you really want to be.
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!