As a woman, 50% of the time I walk into a public bathroom or stall to find a lovely little present waiting for me on the toilet that I’m about to use. Yes ladies, I’m talking about urine. We’ve all done it, squatted to multi-task as exercise whilst saving time and refraining from contact with the ever so public toilet seat. We’ve probably all splattered, after all, it’s much more challenging to aim as a woman.
So after we’ve relieved ourselves, flushed (if need be((that’s another blog topic)) and re-situated our clothing, we have a HUGE opportunity right before our eyes. It seems simple, although it doesn’t even cross the minds of some. We have a moment, all by our lonesome, to step into taking personal responsibility. Clean up after yourselves! Take care of your business! Do it, so someone else doesn’t have to!
For Every Action…
How do you hold yourself accountable in life? I believe in the phrase, “How you do anything, is how you do everything.” So here’s the moment, do you leave your freshly dropped urine on the toilet seat for say, the next pee dancing lady making her way to the bathroom? Or, the hired cleaning crew?
Here’s the thing I want you to really look at within yourself. If you leave leave these little trails of “nothing” behind, what else are you letting slip through the cracks when people aren’t there to catch you? Most importantly, how are you selling yourself short?
I woke up this morning and most mornings I check in to see what Goddess energy I am working with during the day. I had planned to write this blog and of course the goddess that came up was Maeve. She is the Irish Goddess whose name means “intoxicating.” She is known to outrun horses, confer with birds and bring men into the heat of desire with a mere look. Maeve with her bold presence steps in to challenge you with the task of taking personal responsibility.
So begin to ask yourself…Are there places within you that seem as uncertain as uncharted waters? Do you seem to live your life on “autopilot” as if you’ve been programmed by someone else. Perhaps you have been drifting along in a particular situation, instead of finding out if this is the best place for you. Or you are not willing to own your “crap,” to acknowledge what you have done to help create the situation or relationship you are now in.
So now that we’re clear, now that these little questions and important reminders have been brought to your attention, what happens now? Personal responsibility is THE way to create wholeness in your life. For only by taking responsibility, by acknowledging where you are, who you are, what you are, can you create something different.
Start with the little things that you know you let slip through the cracks. For example I’ll admit something I used to do. I’m now a 2-year dedicated veteran of CrossFit. For a while, I was really into having good times on my workouts and if I would get tired, I’d let a rep or two slip by or “poorly count.” No one ever knew but me, but I was the one completely cheating myself. I began thinking, if I’m going to let this pull-up slip by, what else do I let slide? So I started counting every rep, even if I was completely exhausted and you know what….my times have only improved and my overall athleticism is higher.
So, how can we take the tiniest acts of self awareness and personal accountability and apply it to living the life of your dreams? Start small, begin and the little things grow until they become habits. Then you’re not only committed to being the best self you can be, but being an integral part of a truly dedicated community, a whole that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. I know we all want to see a shift in the way humans operate, so it’s time to start cleaning up after ourselves!
*Let me know what you let slide in your life and where you could improve. We all have weaker areas and it is our birthright to be GREAT and STRONG and FEARLESS!
In love and honesty,
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